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»August 1st, 2012 by andi

Here in Fort Collins, our forest is decimated and our Poudre River, black. The fires earlier this summer took a toll on the west side – something that’s sure to rear its ugly head for the next couple years in Fort Collins.

We, here in Colorado, can be angry about the fires. Some more than others, as their houses burned to the ground. Some will need to be angry to get to the point of reconciliation with nature – the whole grievance process. In all of the chaos though, I think we can look to trees – the very thing that kindled the fires – for guidance.

Just as residents affected by the fires must rebuild, so must the trees around them. This will not be easy for either entity; there are emotion and environmental hurdles in their midst. Yet, as the days pass, so, too, will the anguish of all that was lost. The trees will repopulate and growth is sure to be synchronous with the spirits of those affected by the fires. Time will give both an advantage in healing and they will once again coexist together, different than they did before, with more antiquity than they had before.

Here’s inspiration from one of my favorite eco tree house builders – Blue Forest .

»April 19th, 2012 by andi

Our mothers, doctors, massage therapists always tell us to drink lots of water. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we get it; water is good for us. For me, the idea of drinking water, great. The practicality of it, not so great. The thought of drinking water only comes to me if I’m thirsty, and even then, I’d rather have kombucha, seltzer, chai, Sprite… you name it. But, I’m making a commitment to myself this summer – to finish at least two bottles of water a day. And these beautiful specimens are going to help me out.

Specimen #1: Bamboo Bottle

Natural, eco chic, reminds me of the floor I do yoga on. I like it.

Specimen #2: Sabi Vitamin Bottle

Functional, travel-worthy, good for those who take vitamins or meds everyday – me!

Specimen#3: Miir Bottle

Sleek, bold, says “I’m ready for water or Absolut cranberries.”

Hmm… going to be a tough choice.

»October 25th, 2011 by andi

Nothing says Halloween like a handful of Zombies in a 30% post-consumer recycled brown box, so here’s a little somethin’ to bring out the Ebert in you. This and other sets are available at Film Festival in a Box | Films

»September 12th, 2011 by andi

There are lots of koozies out there. Can ones, bottle ones, neoprene ones, plastic ones… but, do they really keep our drinks cold? My boyfriend insists they do. So we tested it. He put a Fat Tire in a camo-meets-neon-orange cheap freebee koozie, and I left mine as is. The truth be told, after an hour of sitting, the Fat Tire in the koozie was no doubt colder than without.

My point? I like cold beer. I want my beer to stay cold. My other point? Now that I know this, I will no doubt be replacing that camo koozie with these babies.

Freaker | Koozies .

»September 2nd, 2011 by andi

So you want go Bansky on your city? Here’s a solution that won’t get you arrested. The one, the only, Walls Notebook. Now you can capture the boring words of your boss and your artistic freedom in one!

Where to find them? The | Walls Notebook