Bill Cunningham New York
Bill Cunningham New York last week. The documentary is about the unassuming yet extremely talented, down to earth New York Times fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham. It’s completely fascinating and a must-watch, even for those who aren’t obsessed with fashion. At the end of the day, it’s about a passionate man doing what he loves and that’s a lesson we can all learn from!
Photo: Frankly Headenistic
Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary
post is being directed to our guest hunter’s list of true great things. Organizations like Food4Africa, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary and The Lange Foundation are all about doing some good. These picks from Olivia are truly inspiring and are not to be missed.
Photos: Food4Africa, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary/ Katherine Connor, Christa Thatcher Photography
I might be the last person to be clued in on this, but I did not know you shouldn’t use soap to clean a wine decanter. The soap can affect the taste of the wine (oops sorry Nick)! A family friend informed me that to clean one, fill it about a 1/4 way with warm water, pour in about a tbsp of salt, swirl it around and that should do the trick. Good to know, thanks Maria!
All Gone Book
learned about All Gone Book. Looks like I’m late to it, but it’s an interesting one. So despite possibly being a bit behind the times, felt the need to share. On a yearly basis since 2006, an edition gets released and documents “the most sought after street culture items”. So it’s a cool one for the coffee table and to reference years down the road.
Photo: All Gone Book
Dci Re-Fill A Glass Water Bottle
from DCI (Decor Craft Inc), a consumer product design and distribution company. They don’t actually sell directly, but stores like Perpetual Kid carry some of their products including this reusable water bottle. It’s made out of glass, refillable and holds 20 ounces. Not to mention, you’ll be cutting down on waste and have the convenience of always having water handy. What’s not to love?
Photo: Perpetual Kid
iPhone Crystal Jacket Luminosity Case
great find from former Guest Hunter, Jamie Fisk. I recently made the change from a Blackberry to an iPhone and finding a case that’s cool, compact and reasonably priced has been much more of a challenge that I had anticipated. Of course there are those super cool ones like the Makr iPhone Sleeve and Kenton Sorenson’s iPhone Wallet but this case (that’s sold at Amazon) is sort of a no-brainer. It’s offered in a ton of bright colors and at under $3, an easy pick-up.
Merchant & Mills Sewing Notions Set, $75
to sew after coming across the Merchant Mills Sewing Notions Set. As pathetic as it sounds, the packaging alone is incentive. But when you realize it comes with tons of handy tools that were selected by an expert tailor for the quality and usefulness, it’s even easier to justify. The kit includes needles, pins, wide bow scissors, tailor’s chalk and beeswax, a seam ripper, threader, thimble, and tape measure. We fell in love with Kaufmann Merchantile when we came across the Tube Wringer on their site a while back and they keep delivering. Big fans.
Photo: Kaufmann Merchantile
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I will caveat..
Lomography Diana Mini Camera, $109
this by saying that I am not a photographer (that’s Rene’s department) but I do love the color green and so I’m a total fan of this camera. The Diana from Lomography made it’s debut in the early 60’s and they’re still producing new versions today. It’s an all-plastic camera, has a detachable flash and requires 35 mm film. With super cool colors, there’s a reason this guy’s got staying power.
Stop The Water While Using Me!
of grooming products doing good things. Good things like not testing on animals, using organic ingredients and packaging in biodegradable containers. The German company’s mission is clear and the packaging provides a constant reminder to “Stop the Water While Using Me!”. With all natural shampoo, soap, shower gel, and body lotion, they’re a great (and rather clever) grooming alternative.
Photo: Stop The Water While Using Me!
from Massachusetts took a canning jar and designed a leak free lid to turn an everyday glass into a travel mug. It’s called the CUPPOW, an inexpensive, durable and super easy to clean alternative to the paper cup and plastic lid or the typical travel mug options. The CUPPOW is BPA free, 100% recyclable and made in the USA. The founders, Joshua Resnikoff and Aaron Panone both use the product, a sign it does what it claims. A good sign indeed.
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Tagged 100% recyclable, aaron panone, bpa free, canning jar, cuppow, great things, heat-resistant, joshua resnikoff, made in the usa, massachusetts, travel mug