Timely nuggets of information and ideas we want to share with you.
“The Most Unknown” was released in theaters last May and has just become available on Netflix. It is a science documentary that follows nine scientists, meeting for the first time, working in a wide range of areas from physics to neuroscience. They visit each other and their wondrous scientific worlds, sort of like first dates. One of many amazing parts of the film to me was watching the scientists step out of their scientific specialties and into their fellow scientists’ worlds.
Kayu is a women-run company that sells handmade products from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and recent immigrants in San Francisco. The materials for their bags are 100% biodegradable and are locally sourced. They work with cooperatives and artisans and pay them a fair living wage. The craftswomen are able to work from home and have flexible hours so they can also look after their children. They sell great looking clutches, totes, handbags and hats. This navy blue wicker shell-shaped clutch is 7”w x 5”h x 1.5”d and $205.00. It has an optional chain strap.
For the men in your life, I’m quite taken by the You Tube channel called The Kavalier. Jon Shanahan focuses on internet-based clothing start ups for men that offer good value and excellent products. He features men’s lifestyle products from online-only retailers. Lifestyle products include shoes, watches, clothes, hair and other grooming products and lots more. I loved his video called 5 Summer Shoes for Every Guy.
18 Summers: The Ultimate Guide to Not Wasting a Single Vacation With Your Kids (or grand children) is a great list of places to go if you have children in your life.
Photos from www.theuncomfortable.com
“The Uncomfortable” is a series of household objects designed to frustrate and annoy the users. An unusual mission, to be sure, by Athens-based architect and designer Katerina Kamprani. In 2011 Kamprani failed to finish her degree in industrial design and directed her frustrations into designing this series of deconstructed items we use everyday. She feels it helps us appreciate the well designed but simple objects we take for granted. It is a very funny collection.