As part of my life philosophy, I’m always in search of practical and elegant solutions that reflect a back-to-basics approach. For a few years I’ve been looking for the perfect wallet with a few key characteristics, which fulfill my essential needs: simple and elegant design, minimal and slim profile, handmade and full of character. I found different products that feature one or two of these requirements but not all of them. I decided I had to do something about it: I had to make my own.
Today is a momentous day for me: after much experimentation and refinement, I’m very proud to announce the arrival of the entirely Handcrafted Barefoot Planet Leather Wallets.
Continue reading Introducing the Barefoot Planet Leather Wallets
I’ve had the chance to wear a pair of Lems Mariner (Sand) for the last couple of weeks. The Mariners are the Lems, minimalist version, of topsider or a boat shoes. I must admit I’ve been positively impressed with these shoes from the moment I got them delivered in the mail. From the packaging to the manufacturing quality, I can see that the guys at Lems have put a lot of thought into designing a good product.
Here are my impressions in more detail:
Last: LemsLast™ foot-shaped
Upper: 100% Genuine leather + mesh
Sole: 9.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
Insole: Optional removable 3.0mm MoistureWick foam
Lining: 100% Genuine leather
Stack Height: 9.0mm
Weight: 7.4oz (size 43)
Width: 4.2-4.4″ (size 43)
Continue reading Lems Mariner – Review
» A Guest Contribution by Cloud Technology Specialist Jordan Jacobs from SingleHop
Climate change is on nearly everybody’s mind, in one way or another. Becoming more aware of the effects of emissions on the environment, people are looking for “greener” ways to live, from buying local (and sustainable) food and products, traveling via lower-emission transportation methods, and building up recycling and composting programs.
There are some obvious things that help — like riding a bike to work or turning off the lights when you leave a room — but everyone tells you that stuff. As a technology company offering public and private cloud hosting services, we wanted to focus on some of the ways that everyday technology consumption like email, social media, and data storage affects your carbon footprint. Continue reading How Green is Your Tech?
Fall is upon us here in Toronto and I’m trying to make the best out of the weather. As part for my daily routine, I’m setting aside some 20 to 30 minutes every day to do some light aerobic exercises and calisthenics, especially in the morning to give me a bit of energy to start the day. I’m very lucky to have a great backyard, so I can combine my exercises with some earthing – which further enhances the benefits of my exercise.
This morning, I took a video of myself doing a shortened, lighter version of my workout routine. I hope you enjoy it and find it inspirational to get out there and spend some time moving and enjoying some direct contact with Mother Earth.
» A Guest Contribution by fellow barefooter Randal Lane from Hardcore Mind
Barefoot Moe kindly ask me to do a guest post on his blog and I’m honored to do so.
A small bit of background…..
I’m a Texan who has been working primarily internationally for about 20 years. The last 5 years I have been in Egypt working as the HSSE Manager/Director (Health, Safety, Security and Environmental) at petrochemical companies. This is my second project here and I’m working for an Egyptian corporation now but with a lot of the same old faces from my previous job in Egypt. Continue reading A Barefoot Texan in Egypt