Amangiri’s Sustainable “The Tree of Life” Installation by Verdi

Handcrafted from sustainable fibers, as well as straw and copper, Colombian textile design studio Verdi’s “The Tree of Life” sculpture—currently residing in the lounge of Canyon Point, Utah’s all-suite luxury resort Amangiri—isn’t like other seasonal installations. Verdi co-founder and creative director Tomás Vera first got the idea in 2013, from the Tree of Life concept he observed in Mexico and found across numerous global mythologies. …

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An oyster army, meaningful gift giving, a benefit art auction and more from the internet

Building an Army of Oysters Around NYC To Mitigate Floods + Erosion Before commercial harvesting, oyster reefs used to compose more than 220,000 acres of New York’s coastline, acting as a natural flood-mitigation system in addition to increasing marine biodiversity. With these reefs’ destruction, New York is dangerously vulnerable to natural disasters—a threat that (as Hurricane Ida recently showed) is only growing. To protect the …

Holiday Hinoki Fantôme Candle

Rich with notes of resin, hinoki, cardamom and jasmine, the Holiday Hinoki Fantôme candle from Boy Smells proves subtle, and a little surprising. Hinoki lends a lemony, natural timber layer, while the cardamom harkens to fresh-baked goods and roasted feasts. While lush, the aroma is light and delicately expands into open spaces. Plus, the coconut and beeswax blend candle comes in an elegant emerald-hued glass …