Event Gallery: L'Esprit de la Mer Our L’Esprit de la Mer dinners took place around the world on May 17, and here we’ve collected some of our favorite photographs from them. With just two global events happening this year, we found that the energy and excitement surrounding our May event was palpable and contagious, spreading from city to city and right back to our headquarters here in Portland, Oregon. This time around, the gatherings were all held on the same day, meaning that L’Esprit de la Mer celebrations were happening around the clock on the 17th of May. From Tokyo to Ojai—and everywhere in between—our faithful hosts made magic for their guests, all based around the concept of saltwater and the sea. In Barcelona there was live music and a candlelit walk straight down to the sea, and in Berlin there were flowered ice cubes and a garden party. Hew Woodworking • Field Notes • Specialty Dry Goods • Handsome Coffee Roasters • Woodblock Chocolate • Linwood • Steven Smith Teamaker • Fog Linen • Lite + Cycle
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Trash is for Tossers: The Piece Project: Part One. Daniel Silverstein and I met five months ago in May when he let me wear clothing from his collection for my 23rd birthday weekend. As many of you know, I don’t buy new clothes, so what I borrowed from Daniel’s showroom was not just any clothing, it was Zero Waste clothing. "Textile pollution is a growing problem in the fashion industry. An average of 10-15 percent of the fabric used to make every garment is thrown away; a sobering statistic given the millions of garments produced every year...Daniel is passionately committed to keeping fabric waste to a minimum with every collection he makes.
Every Noise at Once traditional scottish folk underground latin hip hop melodic progressive metal progressive post-hardcore progressive electro house Katie Hill - Acumen “Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley is Senior Advisor for Special Initiatives to the Secretary.” [READ MORE] Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley rejoined the U.S. Department of State as Special Representative to the Secretary of State for Global Partnerships on June 1, 2009. On October 1, 2010 she assumed the position of Senior Advisor for Special Initiatives to the Secretary. Prior to her appointment Ambassador Bagley served as Vice Chair of the U.S.
Madeleine's Madteater With a name inspired by the Marcel Proust novel In Search of Lost Time, the ambitions have always been high at Madeleine’s Madteater (Madeleine’s Food Theater). Situated slightly off the main drag in an old beer depot on Islands Brygge, Madeleine’s Madteater is a free form and experimental food theater, serving up various performances all with food as the center of attention. Run by chef Mette Sia Martinussen and set designer Nikolaj Danielsen, together they often collaborate with other chefs, social scientists and people with expertise in music, art, brain research, taste and performance art. It seems eerily appropriate in this context that “mad” is Danish for “food”—summing up the experience at Madeleine’s.
Outside Lands 2014 Music Highlights Music festivals are not always the best venue to fully experience music. With so many people in one place, the crowd can be overwhelming, and if the artist doesn’t have the right stage presence, they aren’t able to fully captivate the audience and the performance can fall flat. I definitely did not get to see all of the bands I wanted to see at Outside Lands, but I was able to catch a few performances that really stood out.
Trash is for Tossers: Two Steps to Zero Waste I have outlined two easy steps to take as you work towards Zero Waste! These should be repeated periodically as the path to zero waste is never-ending. Always strive to downsize, find better alternatives, and educate yourself. 1. Evaluate: the first step is to take a look at your daily life and ask yourself the following questions: - How much garbage am I currently producing and what types?