Carlsberg Green Fiber Bottle Design

This Danish Brewer Wants to Make Bar Hopping More Eco-Friendly

Although there are those who love nothing more than to celebrate with a cocktail or tuck in with a glass of wine after a hard day, there’s a significant portion of people who would rather wind down with an ale or lager. After all, 41% of all adults chose beer as their favorite alcoholic beverage in 2014. But even though beer is one of the oldest drinks in the world, that’s not stopping companies from innovating. It’s not only about craft beer, either; it’s even getting to the point where the ubiquitous bottle or can may not be the best vessel to hold your suds.

Apparently, green beer isn’t just for St. Patrick’s Day anymore, and the brewer knows this.

Carlsberg Green Fiber Bottle Design

No, we’re not talking about color. We’re talking about eco-friendliness. It’s a topic more Americans are researching, meaning that many people are actively taking steps to reduce their environmental impact. For instance, some individuals are trying to decrease the activities that add carbon dioxide — a prevalent greenhouse gas that makes up 0.05% of the atmosphere — to the environment, which might involve driving less or switching to an electric vehicle. Others vow to ditch single use plastics, which are incredibly common in our society but are starting to become more highly regulated. Although we might still rely on other kinds of plastics, like those made from the reaction injection molding process, plastic bags and containers are being swapped out for reusable alternatives.

And then, of course, there’s the pledge to recycle more. Research has revealed that the majority of what we think we’re recycling ends up sitting around in landfills — often due to the unsustainably high costs associated with recycling and no way to send recyclable goods to other countries like in the past. But one popular beer brewer based in Denmark believes that their recyclable mission will still manage to make a positive impact.

Earlier this month, beer brewer, Carlsberg announced that the company is currently developing prototypes for its “Green Fibre Bottle,” a fully recyclable beer bottle made from sustainably sourced wood fibers. Essentially, it’s made out of eco-friendly paper and can be recycled after use. Although the world produced 411 million metric tons of paper and cardboard in 2016, not all papers are so environmentally responsible.

Carlsberg has actually developed two different prototypes — one that utilizes an interior barrier made of polyethylene terephthalate polymer film and the other with a “100% bio-based” polyethylene furanoate polymer film barrier. Although the bottles require the barrier in order to hold the beer inside, Carlsberg says that the company eventually wants to produce a completely bio-based bottle without any use of polymers at all. What’s more, the brewer has made a commitment to having zero carbon emissions at its breweries and to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2030.

While the bottles are still very much in development, Carlsberg is taking its time to ensure that the taste of the beer won’t be altered by the packaging materials. And since many of the materials used in the paper bottles aren’t commercially available, the beer maker has teamed up with other major companies, including Absolut, L’Oreal, and Coca-Cola, to create better paper packaging.

Ultimately, Carlsberg doesn’t plan to replace its existing cans and bottles with the paper model, but they are hoping to provide customers with an additional option. It’s not clear as of yet how much beer in a paper bottle might cost; it is possible that eco-friendly drinkers might be willing to cough up a bit more for sustainability.

Until these bottles become available, however, eco-conscious lushes might do well to buy organic and local. Beer actually isn’t the most eco-friendly alcoholic beverage option, given the way this drink is made — but if you’re committed to enjoying a cold one, opt for a can. Although glass is recyclable, it’s heavier to ship (and aluminum is actually easier to recycle). Do your research on brewers that prioritize sustainable practices, too. That way, you can feel a little less guilty about your carbon footprint when you’re getting buzzed.

K-Fashion Brand Twice Shy Earrings

Twice Shy Earrings: Uniquely Curated & Affordable K-Fashion Earrings

There is no doubt that Korean beauty has conquered the US. You will find K-beauty brands and products in almost every beauty store. But that’s not the only Korean must-haves you must make note of. K-Fashion is set to makes waves in the Korean must-have space. We were recently introduced to Twice Shy Earrings, an international jewelry brand bringing uniquely curated and affordable earrings straight from the cool Seoul streetwear style to US fashionistas.

K-Fashion Brand Twice Shy Earrings

Founded in April of 2019 by twin sisters Natalie and Rachel, Twice Shy offers unique styles of drop earrings, hoops, studs, and ear cuffs. With one sister in Korea and one in the US, they come together to create a unique jewelry brand; one that is a direct reflection of their own personal styles. The best part, these stunning jewelry pieces are incredibly affordable. None of them are over $20.00. Check out a few of our favorite Twice Shy Earrings below:

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Generate all the buzz with some of their best sellers, like their Beatrix Honey Hoops ($14.00), adorned with playful bumble bee charms. Celebrate the artistic part of your style with the Celeste Abstract Drop Pearl Earrings ($15.00), which features a playful shape and delicate pearl embellishment.

K-Fashion Brand Twice Shy Earrings

For those looking for some Seoul style, the trend-setting, funky pair of Blushing Bella Hoops ($13.50, our absolute favorite pair) will definitely sure to turn heads. We hope you’re ready for non-stop compliments because these darlings will bring more style praise than your ego can handle.

Our second favorite Twice Shy Earrings are these Yvie Pearl Drop Earrings ($17.00); you’ll love these enchanting pair of hand-shaped golden studs complimented by delicate faux pearl drops. We believe these will be very popular as they combine both an edgy and sophisticated aesthetic; plus you can’t beat this awesome price.

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Whether you’re an earring fanatic or just love jewelry in general, you’ll love all the unique earrings Twice Shy offers. You’ll instantly fall in love with heir earrings, we surely did. We promise you’ll find your new favorite earrings in no time.

Global Transfusion T-SHIRTS

Global Transfiguration: How a Simple T-Shirt Is Trying to Save the World

As we become more aware of environmental changes impacting our planet, we’re adopting more sustainable practices in everyday life. Americans use 40% less natural gas in their homes than 40 years ago. As we learn more about sustainability, this is translating into more than just energy use.

Eco-conscious company Global Transfiguration is introducing a collection of sustainable prints to allow you to wear your environmentally beating heart on your sleeve. In partnership with The Climate Reality Project, Global Transfiguration artist and founder Stephon Stewart hopes that his new line of prints will inspire change in everyday life, from the 33% of renters who move each year to the toddler just starting to learn about how the world works.

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“Earth is our only home,” Stewart explains. “This is our opportunity to change the course of history for future generations on our planet.”

His oil paintings have hit a chord with people both young and old. Featuring 16 versions of the earth in various forms, each one represents a possible future we might experience.

Global Transfusion

For example, the fiery “Inferno” showcases a red earth meant to be viewed through an infrared radiation telescope. In this version of a future earth, carbon dioxide has done its worst, getting trapped inside the atmosphere to warm the planet to obscene temperatures. But the greenhouse effect isn’t the only thing we have to worry about.

Global Transfusion T-SHIRTS

Another, titled “Dry,” shows the earth as a potential barren wasteland. Now that the United States has hit a high of creating 4.3 trillion documents each year, this is a scary — but very real — possibility. But Stewart’s prints aren’t all terrifying. “Wet” is meant to pay tribute to the water that sustains the planet while “Gaia” honors the greenery of earth and the harmony between humans and nature.

Best of all? Part of the proceeds goes toward a monthly donation directly to The Climate Reality Project.

So far, the Global Transfiguration campaign has 16 eco-friendly T-shirts available, eight different totes, and a fleece hoodie. On the shirts, the globe rests right on the wearer’s chest, an emblem akin to the logo of a superhero doing their part to save the planet.

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“Everyday citizens can wear the shirts and feel like superheroes,” Stewart continues. “Maybe one can grow up to be the next Albert Einstein and create a new energy source.”

As such, the shirts are available in men’s, women’s, children’s, and even toddler’s sizes. In the fight to save the planet for the next generation, Stewart and Global Transfiguration hope that everyone will partake in the project and “Wear the change.”

Repair Your Skin with the Latest OZNaturals Skincare Products

We are slowly getting into the time of year when the air is colder and drier. Your lightweight summer moisturizers will not be enough to combat the dryness of the cooler temperatures. Luckily two moisturizing, skin-loving OZNaturals skincare products, the cold processing skincare pioneer, are here to help your skin adjust. OZNaturals announced the launch of their NEW! Cocoa Shea Blissful Body Butter and a NEWLY formulated Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer; both of which offer superb hydration and so much more.

Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, the Cocoa Shea Blissful Body Butter creates a protective shield that locks in moisture to deliver a natural healthy glow to the skin. The Sea-packed Facial moisturizer not only helps to protect and renew the skin’s cells on your face but it also acts to purge the skin of damaging toxins. Your skin will thank you for using these OZNaturals skincare products.

OZNaturals Cocoa Shea Blissful Body Butter, $24.95

OZNaturals NEW! Cocoa Shea Blissful Body Butter

Enjoy super hydration and skin protection like no other. The OZNaturals Cocoa Shea Blissful Body Butter’s antioxidant-rich oils hydrate and protect your skin, even in the most extreme conditions. Its superstar ingredients deliver many Omega Fatty Acids, Phytosterols and Vitamins A, E, and K.  These nutrients are extremely beneficial for immediately nourishing dry, ashy, chapped skin.  You’ll love the richness of this whipped soufflè, it leaves your skin with a luxurious, silky feel.

OZNaturals Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer, $19.95

OZNaturals NEWLY FORMULATED! Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer

This natural, anti-aging facial moisturizer contains Vitamin C, Sea Kelp, and Algae Keratin Extract for the most therapeutic and effective moisturizing available. This formula is great for any skin type, even sensitive skin; it makes a perfect daytime and nighttime moisturizer for oily, combination, and normal skin types. This Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer also helps boosts collagen production to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with water-binding properties that support moisture retention.

All of OZNaturals skincare products are manufactured through Cold Processing. Cold Processing is different from other manufacturing processes because the key ingredients are never heated, boiled or melted during or after production. By utilizing Cold Processing, OZNaturals is able to preserve the beneficial values and high effectiveness of its key ingredients. This allows your skin to receive a more natural product with all the full benefits of the ingredients, preserved in their most potent and pure form.

OZNaturals skincare products are also cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan and plant-based. All are made without Phenoxyethanol, Parabens, Petrochemicals, Sulfates, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances, Phthalates, and Benzyl Alcohol. OZNaturals is available online at www.OZNaturals.com and www.amazon.com.

Stuffed Puffs S'mores Kit

Stuffed Puffs S’mores Kit: The Perfect S’mores…Indoors

Quick question for all of you? Does the fall season make you think of camping? We know millions of people go camping in the summer but for us, the fall season always puts us in a camping state of mind. It could be the thought of being bundled up under the stars; sitting by a warm fire while there’s a slight chill in the air; roasting marshmallows in that fire to enjoy some smores. But of course, we live in a major metropolitan city and the only camping we’ve experienced is bundling up under the covers in our living room. Thankfully we can still enjoy some S’mores action indoors, thanks to the Stuffed Puffs S’mores Kit.

Stuffed Puffs S'mores Kit

This popular campfire treat is a century-old American tradition. The Stuffed Puffs S’mores Kit has reinvented the way we enjoy S’mores. The innovative marshmallow is filled with real chocolate. That’s right, Stuffed Puffs puts the chocolate inside the marshmallow, so “the chocolate melts while the marshmallow toasts.” It virtually guarantees a perfect S’more with less mess.

Stuffed Puffs S'mores Kit

Stuffed Puffs puts an end to the frustration of juggling marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers. Whether you’re around a campfire, hot grill, or stove. It eliminates the chunks of un-melted chocolate or uneven blending of chocolate and marshmallow that turns traditional s’more-making into a hit-or-miss adventure.

Stuffed Puffs S'mores

“The idea was born around a campfire,” said Michael Tierney. who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. NY in 2010. “But with Stuffed Puffs, 7 seconds in a microwave makes a great S’more. You can’t do that with traditional marshmallows and chocolate.”

Thanks to Stuffed Puffs S‘mores Indoors, your favorite taste of summer is now a year-round treat. The Stuffed Puffs S’mores Kit features a bag of Stuffed Puffs marshmallows and 2 sleeves of graham crackers (no chocolate bars needed).

“Stuffed Puffs is a simple idea. but very hard to execute. which is why it hasn’t been done before.” Tierney continued. “I spent seven years figuring out a truly innovative system that breaks the rules of traditional candy making. And s’mores is only the starting point. We are already at work on different flavor and coating combinations for a treat that’s as snackable as it is toastable.”

The Stuffed Puffs S’mores Kit is available online and at select WalMart stores across the country for only $5.48. You can also buy individual bags of Stuffed Puffs also available online and in-store at WalMart and other retailers.

National Taco Day

National Taco Day w/ Taco Dumbo Midtown West Grand Opening

Today is National Taco Day, what better day than that day to celebrate the grand opening of the new Taco Dumbo Midtown West. Granted, the grand opening was late last month but as we said, what better day than the day to celebrate all things tacos than to celebrate this taco heaven.

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Taco Dumbo is no ordinary taco spot; this market fresh taqueria and cold-pressed juice margarita bar are inspired by the healthy lifestyle where the beach, surf, and sun are synonymous with fresh local food. The goal of Taco Dumbo is to not only provide delicious, healthy food but they also strive to cultivate positives vibes. They’ve created a space where you can relax and escape from the outside world while enjoying a curated selection of eats and drinks. It’s almost like escaping for a quick tropical beach trip (the “flight attendant, and airport body and baggage scanners that greeted you at the door were a great addition).

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Walking into Taco Dumbo felt like no other. The vibe was an incredible party atmosphere; the music was pumping and you instantly felt transported from the hustle and bustle of NYC to the beaches of Southern California.

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When it came to the food, rest assured, all-time classics are recreated. Using responsibly sourced ingredients. Taco Dumbo has curated a delicious menu that compliments all eating lifestyles. Inclusive food is woven into Taco Dumbo’s DNA, providing options for the meat-lover, vegan, vegetarian, kosher, dairy-free, or gluten-free eater.

Menu highlights range from a truffle shroom and rotisserie chicken “tinga” to beef short-rib and nori spicy tuna tacos. The chef’s special plant-based “impossible” taco pairs perfectly as a side to the grain bowls and salads. Market fresh ingredients are locally sourced and are an essential element in elevating the drink selection. Taco Dumbo allows you to create your perfect margaritas; with six types of pressed juice options and nine different salts for the rim, you can customize your margarita.

National Taco Day

The entire team, kitchen, register and bar staff, are made up of people who genuinely care about putting good energy into the food. They aim to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. We enjoyed several rounds of “guess the song” with one of the servers as the DJ played hit after hit. That personal experience only added to the great service we were already enjoying.

Current Taco Dumbo Locations:

56 Prospect St., Dumbo Heights
2 Pennsylvania Plaza, Penn Station
1385 Broadway, Garment District
111 W 32nd St., Rosé Mansion
56 Spring St., SoHo

The Best New Tech Gifts To Give For The Holidays

Even though autumn just arrived, the true holiday-lovers know that the gift-giving season is right around the corner. As you plan the perfect gifts for your friends and family, you want to ensure they’re useful and cool.

That’s why we’ve crafted this top tech list of gadgets and gizmos that are sure to make your loved one feel giddy. Are you ready for the holidays and some cool tech gifts? You will be with these options hitting the market:

FlowDot Urban Electric Bike

The Best New Tech Gifts For The Holidays

This is the perfect tech option for the athlete in your life. The new FlowDot Urban Electric Bike can reach speeds of up to 20 miles per hour and features an LDC screen for riding day or night. Simply charge the bike for three hours and you can ride this bike up to 37 miles on a single charge. Leave the enamel-harming energy drinks at home; with this electric bike, you’ll save time and energy thanks to its light-weight frame.

FlowDot X

The Best New Tech Gifts For The Holidays

No, that isn’t a typo: the FlowDot brand has two brand new toys that techies can’t live without.

The FlowDot X foldable scooter weighs less than 16 pounds, making this option ideal for commuters and techies alike. Seamlessly transition from everyday riding at 15 MPH to its savvy “follow mode” in a matter of seconds. Your morning commute doesn’t stand a chance against the wave of traffic you’ll avoid. Which one of these FlowDot tech gifts would you like to receive?

Mokacam Alpha 3

The Best New Tech Gifts For The Holidays

While police equipped with body cameras receive 93% fewer complaints from the public, we hear all too much about personal cameras used in instances of law enforcement. What if your life is wild enough to be filmed and you want something new to record it with?

Mokacam has a new release that’ll have people following you in blissful 4K This third-generation personal camera is considered the most high-tech option to hit the shelves today. Filming in stunning 4K, the SuperSmooth video offers the best in video stabilization. Take this camera underwater to film the deep, dark depths of the ocean or use the tiltable touch screen to take the clearest selfies you’ve ever seen. Best of all? The early bird special makes this camera an affordable option at only $149.

SUAOKI G1000

The Best New Tech Gifts For The Holidays

Do you know someone who’s addicted to their phone? What about their portable game system? These items don’t stand a chance next to the SUAOKI G1000. Clocking in with an astounding 12 outlets this essential piece of tech has the ability to charge your phone, laptop, gaming system, and television at the same time.

This makes it the perfect addition to a long camping trip or a long train ride to a new town. Sporting DC charging ports, USB charging ports, AC sockets, and QC ports, you can charge just about anything while you’re on the run.

The Hyper Disk SSD

The Best New Gadgets

This portable solid-state drive (SSD) is a game-changer; not only can this drive store all your photos in 4K resolution, but it also has enough power to bolster your video editing in one durable frame. This makes it the perfect companion piece for cloud-run companies that need a little heavy lifting. Even though 96% of companies use cloud technology, these high-res files need an extra boost.

Did you know the United States consumer market for electronics has reached $301 billion? Stress a little less this fall and get these purchases out of the way. With these early bird deals, you’ll regret not ordering these tech gifts sooner.

Paris Fashion Week

PARIS FASHION WEEK: Alianna Liu SS2020 RTW Collection

The ready-to-wear collections are on full display during Paris Fashion Week. It’s been non-stop fashion loveliness sauntering down the runways. One of these collections is the cat’s meow. Designer Alianna Liu’s SS2020 collection is literally inspired by her cats. For her spring/summer 2020 ready-to-wear collection, the silhouette is the key between her collection and the female body. It gives the audience the sensation of representing a confident and independent woman, as is her the brand’s identity. By combining luxurious soft fabric with a touch of transparency, the Alianna Liu SS2020 collection brings out the natural beauty of modern femininity, a certain softness, grace, and an ambitious and inspirational female figure.

Paris Fashion Week

Recognizing the emotional impact that the right colors can have in design work, the color palette of the Alianna Liu SS2020 collection was enriched by the intensity of rainbow senses; leading to a more balanced and vibrant feeling. The embroidery technique and hand drew prints connected directly to the personal aspect of the collection, her cats. She ensures ruffles are prevalent everywhere in this collection, communicating a romantic attitude that highlighted each look.

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Every piece from the Alianna Liu SS2020 collection is designed particularly to stand out from the crowd. The shapes of the pieces are perfect for striking a look that people will notice and appreciate. Each detail celebrates the collection’s feminine sophistication; elevating them to the status of luxury fashion. This is a belief from the Paris-based, Chinese designer herself.

Alianna Liu’s collections are produced in France, paying attention to little details. At Alianna Liu, they believe sophistication is worth fighting for. Since 2018, Alianna has committed herself wholeheartedly to her brand; a brand for independent women, a brand all about empowerment through personal style.

This is the perfect collection for you fashionable cat ladies out there. What do you think of Alianna Liu’s SS2020 collection?