Charged: Solaire Generation

The New York firm transforms parking structures into solar power plants

Depending on where you live, parking lots can either feel like a terrific waste of space or woefully inadequate for city needs. Still, they are everywhere, not to mention a critical component of urban planning. Since 2008, Solaire Generation has been busy reimagining parking structures in an innovative, powerful way. The firm, founded by architect Laurence Mackler, has developed a series of renewable energy products …

Coco Café

A bold new beverage mixes coconut water and coffee to brilliant ends

Here at the CH HQ, we have a bit of an obsession with coconut water and coffee. While it never occurred to us to combine our two favorite beverages, a new drink called Coco Café out of California has found synergy among this unconventional pairing. The hydration and health benefits of the coconut water balance out the natural metabolic boost from the espresso coffee, making …

Aeroshot Pure Energy

Calorie-free caffeine inhalers with more kick than a strong cup of Joe

In an age when medical marvels such as inhalable vaccines are becoming more widely available, it’s only logical that this convenient medium converges with the global energy drink boom. While increasingly smaller forms span shot-like bottles (R.I.P. Nos) to dissolving strips, Aeroshot’s inhalable caffeine has some notable advantages. This new paradigm packs B vitamins and 100 milligrams of caffeine, equivalent to that in a large …