Easy DIY Recycled Yoga Mat Emergency Huaraches

Yoga Mat Huaraches

Being a long-time barefooter, and living in such a barefoot-unfriendly urban environment like Toronto, Canada, I have gotten used to carrying along “emergency” footwear for those situations when bare feet are not an option; whether it’s because of dress code, or because I need just a bit of protection for my soles.

As you can imagine, I don’t like carrying bulky shoes as my emergency footwear, simply because it’s not practical. I want something light, easy to stuff into my backpack or even into a pocket. My solution: Homemade Huaraches, made out of a discarded yoga mat.

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Passport Traveler Wallet – The New Addition to The Barefoot Planet Family


A few weeks ago, a client approached me with a custom request for a slightly larger wallet that would allow easy access to cards, as well as a bigger pocket that could house both bills and a passport. I immediately jumped at the chance of designing something elegant, practical and simple that would fulfill my client’s needs. So, I conducted a quick brainstorm session, and got to working on some prototypes.

The resulting product has turned out to be the perfect addition to the Barefoot Planet leathercraft family: The Passport Traveler Wallet.

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Introducing the Barefoot Planet Leather Wallets

Barefoot Planet Leather Wallets

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.

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Lems Mariner – Review


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:

Quick Stats

  • Last: LemsLast™ foot-shaped
  • Upper: 100% Genuine leather + mesh
  • Waterproof: No
  • Sole: 9.0mm LemsRubber™ injection rubber
  • Insole: Optional removable 3.0mm MoistureWick foam
  • Lining: 100% Genuine leather
  • Stack Height: 9.0mm
  • Drop: 0.0mm
  • Weight: 7.4oz (size 43)
  • Width: 4.2-4.4″ (size 43)

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How Green is Your Tech?

» 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?

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