Ursa Major

Vermont-made natural skincare for men

Made among the Green Mountains of Vermont, Ursa Major skin care launched in late 2010 to provide men with a healthy and effective alternative to chemical-laden products. By favoring organic over synthetic, Ursa Major promotes a “super natural” regimen of face wash, toner and shaving cream, and a newly created fortifying face balm to be released in the coming weeks. Each product in the line …

C6 by LivingHomes

A new pre-fabricated dwelling addresses financial, aesthetic and ecological concerns

The C6, a new low-cost abode by LivingHomes unveiled today at the TED conference in both Long Beach and Palm Springs, California, makes a substantial leap forward in green building. Designed with the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans in mind, the pre-fabricated structure fulfills the requirements for the LEED platinum-level environmental program with a $179,000 price point and two-day installation timetable. Non-profit organization …

132 5. by Issey Miyake

Geometric folding clothes from environmentally friendly fabrics

Having built his reputation on merging fashion with technology and methods of design far beyond conventional garment construction, Issey Miyake continues to move his now venerable house into new realms of womenswear. “Designers must not think egotistically about future trends but should consider the problem that is here, now,” he says. “We cannot afford to look at this problem as leisurely spectators, as though it …