Lumoi, an online jewelry boutique created by London-based maker Louise Hall, remixes old jewelry into new pieces:
“All unwanted jewellery sent into us is dismantled & cleaned & checked for damage, ready to be reworked/up-cycled into a brand new design. Keeping perfectly good materials in circulation longer. Dedicated to reducing more waste in the fashion industry one bead at a time!”
Have you read this great article by Tiffany Noe in our spring issue of Chickpea Mag? It’s all about how to grow microgreens and sprouts in your own home, specifically on your windowsill ;P She gives great tips and inspired us to start our own mini garden. You can check it out here for free (page 44) or snag a copy here and help support us. Either way, try it out!
Belgium-based company We-Watt has created a communal table called WeBike, which features three seats with pedals that converts cycling action into energy, allowing small groups to chat or hold a meeting while exercising and generating electricity.
My take: Anything likely to make meetings shorter is good for everyone.
CRYSTAL OF THE WEEK: GARNET (HESSONITE)
“Garnet has been used for centuries by emperors, knights, and warriors as a protective Talisman, by Hindu and Buddhist followers as a holy stone of enlightenment, as well as by Native North and South American Indian, Aztec, Mayan, and African Tribal cultures.
The flash and fire of Garnet inspires a sense of lightness and brightness, illuminating to dark places and dark souls. Garnet is a good stone for depression, bringing joy and hope to its user, and helps lessen anger, especially towards oneself. Garnet’s fire stimulates the survival instinct, bringing willpower and courage to a situation. Garnet will quickly “light a fire” under you, bringing those internalized ideas and feeling you have to the surface to be acted upon and carried out.
Powerful Garnet can cleanse the chakras of negative energies and re-energize them. Use Garnet to balance the Sacral Chakra and sex drive, and to aid in the controlled rise of Kundilini energy.
Garnet inspires love and passion, devotion and loyalty. A stone of commitment, Garnet encourages personal relationships of all kinds, and is a useful relationship tool both personally and in business.”
A jump rope made from 100% reclaimed mountain-climbing rope and rubber handles. Since the materials are reclaimed, no two will be the same. A 6.5 foot (single) length is sold at Branch Home, but should you need a 10.5 foot (double) length, go directly to Urban Infant. Packaged in a biodegradable, nongenetically modified and certified compostable (ASTM D6400) tray.
Even if you’re not in the market for a jump rope, you have to admire the notion of something made from reclaimed mount-climbing materials!
Such a good repurpose DIY for the wine-o’s!!!