Vapour Organic Beauty

beauty & wellness

Get to Know Vapour Organic Beauty

Julia Sweeney

Apr 24, 2014

Our relationship with makeup can adequately be summarized with the old adage “pain is beauty.” We know the products we use will initially make us look “better” — healthier, more even-toned, preternaturally wide-eyed — but the longterm impact is anything but pretty. As a result of being laden with chemicals, fillers and irritants, our poresread more


beauty & wellness, design

Wellness Wednesday: ABC Home & Planet Pure Collection

Julia Sweeney

Apr 23, 2014

Given the ubiquitous presence of toxins and chemicals in our everyday existences, the seemingly simple task of pure living has now become a rare luxury. Yet luxury, by definition, is “something that is expensive and not necessary.” Since when did our personal safety and wellness become nonessential, pricy commodities? Undeniably, there has been increased awarenessread more


beauty & wellness, culture

Earth Month at ABC: Remembering Horst Rechelbacher, Our Spring Windows

Julia Sweeney

Apr 22, 2014

This past February, the world lost a true visionary: Horst Rechelbacher. Environmentalist, author, and founder of the trailblazing beauty companies Aveda Corporation and, more recently, Intelligent Nutrients, Horst was a dynamic leader who has forever changed the landscape of the cosmetics industry. His businesses, particularly Intelligent Nutrients, were committed to providing providing safe, non-toxic products thatread more




Julia Sweeney

Apr 21, 2014

Ultraviolet, the latest image released from our collaboration with the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is both a nod to vibrant color and the captivating qualities of light. Featuring designs in said violet hues, plus splashes of cerulean, fuchsia, and turquoise, the scene is reminiscent of the great impressionist works – the variating tones of Monet’s Water Lilies, theread more


culture, news & events

Celebrate Earth Week: Plant a Tree in Africa with Us

Apr 21, 2014

We believe commerce to be a critical, incredibly powerful agent for change. Investing our dollars in initiatives that align with our hearts is at the very core of ABC’s mission — which is why we’re so pleased to introduce this special Earth Week initiative. In cooperation with the late Dr. Wangari Maathai’s Green Belt Movement, aread more



In Full Bloom

Julia Sweeney

Apr 18, 2014

Not long ago, the only source of color in this grayed out, winter-addled city were the yellow cabs zipping down Broadway. In the past several weeks, however, New York City has suddenly come alive — and abloom. Cherry blossoms in Union Square, daffodils in Prospect Park, bodegas awash in tones of fuchsia, amethyst, lemon andread more



Catching up with ABC Kitchen’s Resident Potter, Jan Burtz

Julia Sweeney

Apr 16, 2014

When dining at ABC Kitchen, you’d be amiss not to take a closer look at the dishes on which the restaurant’s award-winning cuisine is served. These lightweight porcelain creations, charming in their irregularities and finished with just a wisp of white glazing, are remarkable in their own right, bearing the mark of thoughtful handicraft and more


beauty & wellness, culture, design

The Organic Bedroom: An Interview with Expert Walt Bader

Julia Sweeney

Apr 15, 2014

For years, Walt Bader, president and CEO of Organic Mattresses, Inc. (OMI), was plagued by persistent, inexplicit allergies. Growing up, walks through the supermarket resulted in burning, watery eyes; trips to the toy store were hampered with bouts of dizziness. Walt’s condition – though undiagnosed at the time – is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS), a chronicread more



Explore The Pinterest Board: Super Neutral

Julia Sweeney

Apr 14, 2014

As part of a new ongoing series, we’ll take a closer look into our Pinterest boards, including inspired design to shop. Today’s board: super neutral. Although they channel a different energy, we believe neutrals can be as dazzling their brightest,  most colorful counterparts. The look of super neutral, then, is discreet as it is dramatic, high-impact butread more


culture, news & events

An Interview with Arianna Huffington on Thrive and the Third Metric

Julia Sweeney

Apr 11, 2014

In her newest book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder, Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, makes the compelling case for the redefinition of success. She writes, “In the new definition of success, building and looking after our financial capital is notread more
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