District Vision’s Meditation Toolkit

The NYC-based brand has extended its range of goods for runners and active souls

Since rolling out their range of eyewear in 2015, District Vision has been working on more and more style-forward sports- and wellness-related goods. The latest from the brand (co-founded by Tom Daly and Max Vallot, who previously worked at Saint Laurent and Acne) is their Meditation Toolkit—a collection of items that were inspired by time spent with runners for meditation sessions before races—ostensibly extending their …

The Headspace Guide to Meditation + Mindfulness

We interview co-founder Andy Puddicombe as his thoughtful book makes its way to the US

There’s something quite surreal about interviewing someone who speaks to you every day. This was the case when we sat down with Andy Puddicombe, founder of the Headspace meditation app. As daily users of the app, for which Puddicombe vocally guides people toward mindfulness, we felt an immediate connection upon hearing him speak. This uncommon experience, however, was driven by appreciation. From the app to …

Headspace App Launches Personal Meditative Pods

The health and wellness guide partners with Oyler Wu for a thoughtful, nature-inspired personal space

More than five million people globally have used guided meditation service Headspace. There’s an invaluable ease to using their service (especially the free app) and it has opened the doors of meditation to many. Now, the acclaimed team behind the app have produced a different sort of tool for meditation: a private nature-inspired pod made in collaboration with architect duo Oyler Wu. It’s been created …

The Thanksgiving Reader

Commence dinner a little differently this year with this collection of contemplative readings

We’re approaching that time of the year many people come to dread for its airport travel clogs and the political arguments that await at dinner. Thanksgiving is just T-minus 10 days and this year, entrepreneur and blogger Seth Godin suggests a way to approach annual gatherings a little more consciously—and all it requires is access to a printer. The universal Thanksgiving Reader is a small …

The Best Time for Fall Foliage at the Grace Mayflower

The leaves are beginning to change around Connecticut's classic inn

Over the next three weeks, peak fall foliage will strike across lower New England. For most outside of the region, the state of Connecticut marks the easiest entry point. Sat in the rolling hills of Litchfield County, the Grace Mayflower Inn and Spa epitomizes an autumn leaf peeper’s dreamscape. The 58-acre compound is set among rolling woodlands, well-balanced with evergreens and the seasonally-shifting deciduous trees. …