Hudson Valley Brewery Makes Beer Based on Instinct, Not Instructions

This upstate New York upstart is already drawing drinkers by the hundreds

Hudson Valley Brewery, a mid-level upstart, has the prowess of a business bound for broader horizons. Their beer—oftentimes pillowy, velvety or (on the occasion when its sour) almost more like Kombucha than beer—is consistently named among the best in the country. The brand’s success thus far certainly pertains to the fact that beer doesn’t have to fit into any theoretical box. Other, stricter drinks—like wine or …

Three New Natural Skincare Lines Worth Watching

From a potent line highlighting Caribbean flora to Hudson Valley products tailored for men

Spring has sprung, and it calls for a little Marie Kondo-ing of the boudoir. Whether your thick winter creams have been used to the last dollop or—dare we say—expired, or if you’re simply on the look out for something new to break from a morning routine rut, below are three recently launched natural skincare lines. Each one has its own distinctive mission worth talking addressing, …

Up Homes Customizable Houses

Modular units come together for a residence built upon sustainability

Whether you’re imagining a 500-square-foot escape or a four bedroom primary residence, Up Homes offers a solution. These aren’t modular homes as you know them. Rather, co-founders Libby Zemaitis and Blake Goble developed a system of—in essence—250-square-foot building blocks. Each unit can be combined to maximize both light and space, in as many ways as one can envision. Their proposed prototype measures 1000 square feet, …