First-Ever Magic Mushroom Research Center

Not long after Johns Hopkins University became the largest psychedelic research center in the world, the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica has announced its intention to open the world’s first magic mushrooms research center later this year. Funded by the Canadian company Field Trip Ventures, the center aims to study the actual fungi, rather than just its psychoactive attribute, psilocybin. As there …

Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Bedroom Goods

From eucalyptus sheets to a chair made from plastic waste, items that are kinder to the planet

In the bedroom, perhaps more than anywhere else in the house, it’s crucial to use items that are not only comfortable, but contribute to our overall wellness. (It is, after all, an oft-repeated piece of trivia that we spend around 1/3 of our lives sleeping.) Being kinder to ourselves means using products that are non-toxic and as natural as possible—with added benefit to the environment. …

Ilex Studio’s Root-Magnifying Avocado Vase

Observe the beloved plant as it sprouts in both directions

Most vases celebrate everything that sprouts upward (stems, leaves and flowers) but London-based Ilex Studio designs glassware that emphasizes the beauty of what’s below, too. From their debut product, the Acorn Vase, to the elegant new Avocado Vase, the brand encourages appreciation of an entire plant and green growth at home. Both vases act as a visually pleasing incubator, and the plant that stretches from within …