Spring Cleaning for the Body and Mind

Six items that help purge bad habits and encourage wellbeing

“Spring cleaning” goes further than vacuum storage, packing away winter clothes, dropping off boxes at Goodwill and half-hearted dusting. The transition between seasons is a particularly ripe time for re-evaluating things beyond your closet space—like unhealthy lifestyle and diet habits. With this in mind, our round-up offers a few different ways to change up your daily routine, taking the baby-steps toward living more consciously in …

Two New Flexible Standing Desk Options

To sit or to stand? Oristand's flatpacked cardboard design versus NextDesk's motorized set-up

If you’ve made a New Year’s Resolution to get up and be active more often, switching to a standing desk makes for a reasonable action item. As it turns out, standing up all day in the office doesn’t work for everyone, so it’s wise to find a flexible option that allows for smooth, swift changes in position—at a moment’s notice. Here are two new, quite …

Golda by Studio Cue LA

Minimalist apothecary products from the Californian retreat make use of Japanese hiba wood

You might not be as familiar with hiba as you are with Japan’s more well-known native offering, the hinoki cypress, but its unique benefits are aplenty. The essential oil extracted from rare hiba wood, which can take 300 years to mature, is said to eliminate odors, relax and uplift, and work as an eczema treatment. Topanga, CA-based Studio Cue LA, a daytime retreat run by …

A 21-Day Passage to Costa Rica

An immersive travel experience aimed at social transformation

It’s become common lore (and accepted by some) that it takes 21 days for an individual to form new habits. With that in mind, the team at Passage—a new travel organization dedicated to immersive experiences—has built a 21-day excursion to the Puerta a La Vida retreat in the Costa Rican wilderness. Commencing on 22 January 2016, the three founding members of Passage, along with an …

CONTEXT’s No-Nonsense Gender Neutral Skincare Line

The new brand checks all the boxes with a clean aesthetic, affordable price point and functional focus

During the colorful, romantic and bold Spring 2016 presentations taking place at last week’s NYFW, a new skincare brand with noticeably clean, straightforward packaging was being used on Public School’s models to prep bright complexions for the runway. CONTEXT caught our attention not only for its appeal to all genders thanks to a modern design aesthetic, but also because of the concentrated focus on functionality …