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Certain timeless pieces simply evoke a sense of sophistication. The quilted jacket proves a classic staple every human person ought to own in their wardrobe. Given the elegance its silhouette connotes, the rich history of quilting as a craft comes as no surprise. However, the quilted jacket as we...
Growing up, I loved gas stations—rare breaks from the road filled with aisle after aisle of vibrant artificial pleasures all vying for my attention. I still love them. There are nuances between a Chevron and a Love’s and a Sheetz, the institution native to the place where I grew...
I’ve been known to pontificate at length on the magic of music in our modern era, the incredible abilities we possess at this moment in history to entirely curate our soundscape. However, with great power comes great responsibility. When I was younger, my anxiety-prone grandmother vigorously warned me against...
“A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute, and the number will jump another 20% by 2021,” reported the Guardian exactly four years ago. This staggering plastic waste never decays, and it’s always increasing faster and faster at a rate that feels infinite. Meanwhile, our planet,...
Anyone who’s ever had a stuffy nose understands the human capacity to take our physical faculties for granted. Something about choking down tasteless meals and struggling to sleep really inspires admiration for the relief of free, unrestricted breath. Hands are nearly as essential as air to our human identity....
The average person needs a bag to carry their stuff. Plain and simple. Non-negotiable. An outlier simply needs a bigger or different type. Tote bags are great for grab and go transportation, but they rarely hold up for long. Messenger bags and briefcases stand much sturdier, but their off-the-shoulder...
Much has been said about the ever-increasing role of screens in our society. These discussions center around technology’s evolution through the sense of sight. Sound, a slightly more elusive sensation, sometimes falls by the wayside. Do you ever pause to contemplate, for a moment, about this unimaginable ability to...
Don’t you think it’s a kind of delicate push-pull game when buying gifts for men? It's even harder to find gifts for the impossible man. You want something that shows him you care without sacrificing function. You want it to be something he'll use, and think of you from...
Science is like selling—both are perceived as natural talents we deem either “in us” or “not.” Today, especially with the advent of evolving technology, this stereotype couldn’t be further from the truth. Anyone can appreciate the fascinating machinations of the natural world thanks to accessible new tools like the...
Nothing says more about a person than the objects they own. I don’t mean this in a classist way, like judging someone based on the expense of their belongings. In fact, there’s no judgement involved at all, just noticing. Look around yourself, wherever you are. Notice the things that...