An Ever-Growing Database of Good News

Meant to “move our attention beyond dramatic news headlines to the slow developments and quiet trends that go unseen, uncelebrated,” Beautiful News (by Information Is Beautiful) stores infographics and research results that deviate from the grim headlines found more commonly. Updated daily, the graphics detail positive developments in the fight against climate change, news of rising global literacy, falling mortality rates—even the announcement of new …

Random Access Go’s Mobile Travel Guide

Currently available for five cities (Berlin, Ljubljana, Munich, Tel Aviv and Zurich) and one island (Mallorca), Raaago (by Random Access Studios) is a smart phone-accessible travel guide that promotes serendipity. By selecting one of the six destinations and then goal (from eating and drinking to escaping), users are presented with an option. For lunch in Mallorca, for instance, Raaago suggests Nuru, “a modern and all …

NYC’s Cannabis Design Shop Alcove Launches eCommerce

Weed accessories and CBD goods crafted with the utmost care, now online

When Alcove opened its doors in NYC’s Lower East Side, partners (and married couple) Allie Pisarro-Grant and Alex Smith presented an oasis of high-design accessories for an industry in flux. They stocked their store with carefully selected vessels, tinctures and tools for use with cannabis. And ultimately, a destination was born where conversations around the benefits of the whole hemp plant—long a taboo subject—are encouraged. …