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3 Sustainable Floating Homes For A Life Aquatic

By Jody McCutcheon Floating homes tend to be associated with luxury and exclusivity—but not always with sustainability. They’ve become quite popular, particularly in the Netherlands, on the US west coast and throughout Southeast Asia. Maybe this rise in popularity…

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Growing Excitement: Tips For Sustainable Landscaping

By Jody McCutcheon Sustainability has transformed many of our most important and ubiquitous design realms, from fashion to architecture to transportation. So it’s good to know that landscape design has entered the sustainability fray as well. According to the…

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Frightening Frequencies: The Dangers of 5G

The potential dangers of 5G are very real. Here’s what you need to know By Jody McCutcheon As the old saying goes, give us an inch and inevitably we’ll want a mile. And certainly, this sentiment is true with…

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Can Permaculture Principles Feed The World?

By Jody McCutcheon From urban gardens in New York to huge chakras in Peru, permaculture principles have influenced how people grow food. It’s a natural form of cultivation that has been championed by popular eco-guru Rob Greenfield and indigenous…

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The Best of Electric At The Geneva Motor Show

By Jody McCutcheon There was a time, not long ago, when the reality of more cars on the road was bad news, especially for environmentalists. Not only did it mean more traffic jams and slower commute times, but the…

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Utility Belt: The Dangers of Smart Meters

More and more doctors are concerned about the dangers of smart meters. Should you be, too? By Jody McCutcheon Technology’s purpose is to increase our standard of living. Yet sometimes we’re so enamoured by the convenience or pleasure a…

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Enjoying The Winter Sails: 3 Eco Yachts for 2017

By Jody McCutcheon The push by eco-tourism toward cleaner, greener travel has not only improved the numbers of eco-luxury hotels around the globe, but high-end, emission-free watercraft have proliferated, too. After all, is there a more luxurious means of…

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Fantasy Futures: 5 Concept Eco Cars To Lust After

By Jody McCutcheon Concept cars are awesome – yet a little bit heartbreaking. The awesome factor lives in the glimpse of the unexpected offered by a concept car. The heartbreak, meanwhile, comes from the fact that we may never…

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What Is The Schumann Resonance?

By Jody McCutcheon Isn’t it a nice feeling to know you’re surrounded by family, with all the loving support and positive energy necessary to achieve optimal health and success in life? Conversely, aren’t these achievements far more difficult when…

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Clearing The Air With Parin Shah Architects

By Jody McCutcheon Architects employ many strategies to achieve sustainability. From the application of basic design principles and use of environmentally friendly materials and construction methods, to the implementation of features promoting energy efficiency, the various tricks of the…

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Can The Sharing Economy Help Save The Environment?

We all love having our own stuff. But can the sharing economy help save the environment? We explore… By Jody McCutcheon Even if  you haven’t heard the phrase “sharing economy,” chances are you’re familiar with the idea. Especially if…

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Sacred Geometry & the Architecture of Heinz Pahl Kaupp

By Jody McCutcheon Usually the wise approach isn’t to try to improve on nature, but rather to borrow from it. Trailblazing eco-architect Heinz Pahl-Kaupp has built a nearly four-decade career out of mimicking nature in his work. The German-born…

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Making Waves: 3 Amazing Energy Saving Beach Houses

By Jody McCutcheon They say charity begins at home. This is certainly true in the case of these three beach homes. Each one is extremely charitable toward the environment, while still managing to offer its own take on luxury.…

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No More Excuses: How To Stop Animal Testing NOW

By Jody McCutcheon Back in the 1970s, a naive and rather irresponsible researcher, Herb Terrace, launched Project Nim, a study on teaching chimps sign language and documented it on film. But what should have been an interesting and heartwarming…

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Vintage Vroom: The Quail Rally

By Jody McCutcheon As we’ve stated before, we here at Eluxe are fans of vintage cars. Not only are they beautiful and a nod to past automotive glory, but they also provide added utility while keeping “what’s already made…

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1.618 + Northmodern: A Golden Design Partnership

By Jody McCutcheon Northmodern, Copenhagen’s most-visited trade fair, made its annual appearance in the Bella Centre’s Crystal Hall from August 18-20, boasting an eclectic offering of creativity and sustainability to a curious, demanding public. Within that, sixteen exhibitors from…

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BMW’s Next Vision: The Vision Next 100

By Jody McCutcheon Shape shifting, integrative technology, onboard luxury–these are some of the ideas steering BMW toward the future. Oh, and there’s a steering wheel that retracts into the dashboard. BMW’s Vision Next 100 concept car isn’t a radical…