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MacBook Air – the greener Mac laptop


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airsideview.jpgLooks like our favorite computer company is dealing with its ‘green’ issue. The incredibly thin, MacBook Air, embodies Apple’s first big step in making a greener product. It consumes the least amount of power of any Mac and is also designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
  • Mercury-free LCD display with arsenic-free glass
  • PVC-free internal cables
  • Largely recyclable, low-volume packaging
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • received a Silver rating from EPEAT (we’ll have to wait for that Gold rating)

The ultra-light (3lbs), super-thin (.76″at its thickest) Air, sports multi-touch trackpad features that have migrated from the iPhone, a widescreen display, full keyboard (it lights-up in the dark), next generation wireless capability and more…
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starts at $1,799 @ mac.com

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Priti Organic Spa – an urban sanctuary


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As of April 31, 2009 – Priti Salon remains in this location, however, it is under new ownership, (which I have not experienced first-hand)!

I recently experienced one of those rare days when the moon and the stars seemed aligned, when I was receiving so much good energy, I felt on top of the world! Such was my recent sojourn to Priti, an organic spa boutique tucked away on east first street, in nyc.

I was treated to a dreamy PRITI DAY, filled with TLC and many good and healthy treatments, head to toe…

The sweet sensations began with a delicious, deep Swedish BODY MASSAGE replete with a refreshing blend of grapefruit, lemon and juniper essential oils in a grape-seed oil base — the perfect way to unwind, and prepare for more of the subsequent, highly regarded pampering.

If there is such a thing as divine intervention, the PRITI BEAUTIFUL facial may be an earthly manisfestation. Zoe masterfully applied Dr.Alkts2.jpg
Alkaitis Organic holistic skin care — Purifying Cleanser to deep cleanse; Flower Mask to remove dead, dry skin and help energize; Cellular Repair Mask with an antioxidant and vitamin-C rich formula to help fight skin damage and encourage cell renewal; Organic Day creme and Eye Creme to moisturize, protect and bring radiance to skin. Facial massage and steam balanced out the heavenly experience. I felt completely fresh and rejuvenated; my skin was revitalized.

pol.jpgThe addictive, DEEP MANI and PEDI kicked off with a soothing foot soak of fresh rosemary, mint and essential oils. Rough edges were smoothed by: leg, foot and hand scrubs and massage, attentive grooming of toe and hand nails, and beautiful, toxin-free polish (no formaldehyde, toluene, or dibutyl-pthalates – safe for expectant moms and little tots). Not being exposed to toxic fumes was truly delightful.

Owner Kim D’Amato generates powerfully warm and uplifting vibes @ pritinyc. Visit Priti (sanskrit for sweet satisfaction), and receive some well-deserved, divine attention.

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transit chair – recycled street signs


transchairl.jpgDesigner Boris Bally’s funky chairs are constructed entirely of recycled steel street signs and are entirely handmade and sealed.

Each unique chair requires some simple assembly.

$849 each w/free shipping
@ generate or

$1100 @ the artful home

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win a free bamboo usb drive keychain


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Want a chance to win some free storage? Just hit “post a comment” – above, right – and be sure to include your mailing address, which of course, we won’t publish. No hidden agenda or ulterior motives.

Drawing of 3 Winners will take place on Friday, Februay 1, 2008. Winners will be announced here, at 12noon, and notified by email. Contest sponsor, FarFromBoring will mail the bamboo 256mb USB drive/key chain directly to all 3 lucky winners. good luck!

find more eco friendly promotional items @ farfromboring.com

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Sharkah Chakra – chic denim but at a price


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Ethically produced, super luxurious, organic form-fitting denim for eco fashionistas everywhere.

Great care is taken with each individually made pair of high-end jeans. The process begins with hand-picked organic cotton from West Africa, continues with natural indigo dye techniques and hand weaving in India, and lastly, partially recycled 9ct gold buttons are applied to each painstakingly produced pair. Beautiful photos illustrate each step, with more info @ sharkahchakra.com (£195/pair)

Great looking, great fitting, now if only we could reduce that rather large carbon footprint!

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