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by Lisa Topiol
So, you've got time on your side and you don't know what to do. I know that on those days I've spent lots of hours in front of the tv or the computer, and usually I feel pretty guilty for wasting away my time. A friend recently introduced me to this cool little book that turned my boring days into awesome moments of creativity. Do yourself a favor and go pick up a copy of Wreck This Journal today! I promise, you won't regret it. For less than 10 bucks you'll find yourself doing the most interesting things! Some of the activities found in this journal include pouring and drawing with coffee, covering a page in numbers, dropping the journal from a tall building, and finger-painting! You can make this journal as pretty or as disgusting as you please, but the point is to wreck it! Bring back those fun days of childhood as an adult with this creative journal that will keep your creative juices flowing!Where to Buy - Barnes & NoblePrice - $9.32Who Found It - Ltopiol was the first to add the 'Wreck This Journal' to the Hive.
by Ida Hsiang
With all the efforts of change and awareness being made these days, many of us understand that doing your part to help Mother Earth is more imperative than ever. Foundations and fund raising for everything from saving the whales to helping our fellow men have been popping up in every form, including fashion! Introducing: EDUN, a line of contemporary and fashion forward pieces that are comfortable, versatile and stylish and made of organic materials like silks and cotton. The simple and clean lines of this industrial-chic label skim the body with sumptuous knits and fabrics and are presented in a classically neutral color palette of blacks, whites, greys and creams. The best thing about EDUN is that not only do they offer a variety of beautiful dresses, tops, tees and outerwear, they use their publicity and proceeds to bring more awareness to the current plight and hardships that many African countries are facing, as well as educating us on how rich a land Africa truly is. While EDUN garments definitely have an air of earthiness like many ethical fashion lines, it is a brand that has a truly contemporary design aesthetic and believes that the popularity of high fashion and giving something good back to our world are two things that easily go hand-in-hand. Check out some of EDUN's organic pieces and see how you can help make the world a better place, one stylish garment at a time. Just clock on the slideshow to see some favorites!