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Alexis Stephens and Christian Parsons decided to downsize into a tiny home and travel the country documenting their journey in their blog called "The Tiny House Expedition." Their 130-square-foot home is their ticket to adventure! Check out more on this episode of "Dream Big, Live Small!"
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When Bruce Faris turned 50 he realised that he needed to downsize, so he sold his farm and built his quaint tiny home in Ohio. Faris' 325 square foot home, nicknamed "Cherry Hill" because of its location, boasts a country porch, red roofs and an open floor plan. Check out more on this episode of Dream Big, Live Small!
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Adam and Ashley of Valley Springs, California, decided to downsize because life in a regular sized home had become too chaotic. Their 300 square foot tiny house is fully equipped and boasts a modern and sleek design. Check out more on this episode of "Dream Big Live Small!"
This look feels just as wearable in 2020 as it was in 2000.
Now that we're not going to the gym, we've had to create our own space at home to work out. If you previously relied on group fitness classes or the gym to work out, chances are you're stocking up just like us. We found a few great fitness essentials that everyone can use. From basics everyone should have to more advanced options, these nine products will help you create a simple, effective, compact home gym. We found yoga mats, jump ropes, and even mats you can use to not ruin your hardwood floor. Plus, there's an Apple Watch on sale, and if you're an active person, this gadget is a game changer. Keep on reading to shop our picks. Related: If You're Bored of Basic Leggings, You're Going to Be Obsessed With Rochelle Porter
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If you're living in a city: chances are you're dealing with a kitchen space that's barely adequate for one person to prepare a meal in, let alone the roommates you're forced to live with so that you can afford rent. Which is a shame because cooking is not just a soothing activity, it's also one that's essential for batch-prepping meals in order to save lunch money. So, what's a cramped-apartment dweller to do? Get crafty. The good news is that you're not the only one dealing with a tiny kitchen issue, and that's exactly why there are tons of space-saving products out there to help you manage it. Click through to see our picks for the best small-kitchen buys, mostly of the gadget variety, that might just make your life easier — because unlike watching TV and socializing via Zoom, cooking can't really be outsourced to your bedroom. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Top 10 Tools You Need In Your KitchenSustainable Swaps For A More Eco-Friendly Kitchen37 Clever Items That Will Open Up Your Small Space
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Like many aspiring fashion designers, Daniel Silverstein found inspiration for what would become his life’s work in the classroom. During his senior year at FIT, Silverstein was asked to design a pair of sustainable jeans. “Everyone said, you know, ‘I’m going to use organic cotton,’ or ‘I’m going to use natural dye,’” he recalls. Silverstein took a harder stance: “If I’m handed a piece of denim, I should use every piece of that denim on that pair of jeans and not waste anything.” The idea for Zero Waste Daniel was born. Before it came to fruition though, he had a brief stint as a design intern at Carolina Herrera and then a temp job as an assistant sweater designer at Victoria’s Secret. But it didn’t take long for Silverstein to realize that traditional fashion wasn’t for him. “As a young professional, I got to actually see what wastes we were creating, and having just recently done that project, it really didn’t sit well with me,” Silverstein says. “I was so uncomfortable with being part of the design process, ordering production that was going to be wasteful.” Six months into his job at Victoria’s Secret, he quit and started a zero-waste brand, 100%, which was a ready-to-wear line of cocktail dresses, suits, and more that utilized 100% of every piece of fabric bought.At the time, sustainability in fashion wasn’t as widely talked about as it is today. “Sustainability was just one of many clubs you could take as a student,” Silverstein says. ‘When I got [100%] in front of a buyer, an editor, anyone, they would say, ‘I love your designs. The zero-waste thing, on the other hand, I can write down, but it’s whatever.’” No matter how impressive his designs were style-wise, the response to any mention of the zero-waste concept was always, “Nobody cares,” he says. Five years into designing 100%, Silverstein shut down his studio and shipped out his last order. But not before making one last T-shirt out of the scraps of what was formerly his brand. “I put up a selfie [on Instagram] of myself wearing this shirt that I made on a day when I was bored, a little depressed, and not really wanting to do all of the packing up and fulfilling that I was supposed to be doing,” he says. “And out of nowhere, my engagement doubled.” A light switch flicked on in his head, and he knew that this was the business he was meant to spearhead: zero-waste genderless basics. “This is something that anyone could wear — an attainable, relatable product that almost everyone has in their wardrobe,” he says. Rather than sharing it with the press, he took this newly refocused business model to retailers that already cared about sustainability, selling at pop-ups and flea markets before eventually obtaining a full-time booth at a market in downtown Manhattan. “And, as they say, the rest is history,” he says. “In accepting failure, I was able to find a more sustainable path towards my own life and sustainability,” Silverstein says. “It’s more than just how eco-friendly a product is. It’s about being able to actually maintain doing something — and I finally created a business that I could actually maintain.” That was four years ago. Since then, Zero Waste Daniel opened up a studio-sized storefront in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, obtained viral success for his work in “trashion,” or fashion made out of repurposed, used, or found items, and began sourcing from a nonprofit called FABSCRAP that is creating the first-ever dataset to keep track of textile waste. At his design-studio-turned-retail-shop, Silverstein and his husband-slash-business-partner Mario DeMarco produce 100% waste-free clothing. According to a feature in The New York Times, the space has three sewing machines and no trash can. Glass jars of fabric scraps fill the 750-square-foot space, scraps that Silverstein can still trace back to his first dumpster dive for fabric in 2016.> View this post on Instagram> > Did you know you can film something in one app on your phone, open it in another and edit it, download a the finished thing to your camera roll, hook it up to a projector, show it to a room of 225 people in the middle of your “fashion show“ save it, chop it up to little segments, post them to your gram – re-open the original in another app change the size of it and upload it again to your new IGTV channel? Did this with @lovelyanna0 and @mariocarteblanche for the Sustainable Fashion is Hilarious @acehotelnewyork this past September – just you wait for next season! Sustainable Fashion is Hilarious 4 coming soon!> > A post shared by zero waste daniel (@zerowastedaniel) on Jan 12, 2020 at 11:34am PSTSilverstein also started a fashion series titled “Sustainable Fashion Is Hilarious,” which, so far, includes shows like the Trash Bomb, The Apocalypse, and The Death of Fashion. “I’m firsthand getting up in front of an audience of ticket holders and telling them a story, trying to make them laugh, showing them clothes, and also communicating with people about my sustainable experience,” he says. “These shows felt relevant at the time based on my personal experience, but, looking back at them, I feel like maybe I was speaking on behalf of other people, too.”When The Death of Fashion comedy-slash-fashion-show took place in February during fall ‘20 fashion week, rumors of the pandemic were only just beginning to spread. The event, hosted at an augmented reality space in Manhattan called Arcadia Earth, was what Silverstein refers to as a “fashion funeral,” to mourn the loss of Barney’s New York, a fashion staple that closed early this year. “I realized, ‘Oh my goodness, I will never sell to Barney’s’ — something that I had always wanted to do and hoped to do my entire career,” Silverstein recalls. “I’m watching it go out of business and I know I’ll never have the opportunity.” Little did he know at the time that a few months later, many others, including Need Supply, Totokaelo, and Sies Marjan, would be gone forever as well. “We just watched an epidemic wipe out a bunch of brands,” he says. “That was the last season to see any of them.” With that realization came an even greater one: “It wasn’t just me who thought that things were broken,” he says of the fashion industry whose issues range from a calendar that goes against seasons to discounting that’s harmful to brand. “I think they really were broken, and we’re seeing that now. Sad as it is, it’s validating in a way.”The pandemic has affected a lot of industries, but fashion has been hit especially hard. Brands are now “handcuffed by inventory,” as Silverstein describes it, while his little studio in Brooklyn is “sustainable and built to last.” But he’s not bragging. Instead, he hopes that from the death of fashion as we know it, a new era of less impactful methods of production will rise from the ashes. To further pave the way for this new, sustainable future, Zero Waste Daniel has partnered up with thredUP, the world’s largest online resale platform, on what the duo is called “ReFashion,” a zero-waste collection made from 100% secondhand garments and fabric scraps. For the partnership, ZWD took all of the otherwise-unsellable donations that thredUP received, and reworked them into a collection of summer-ready pieces. “In essence, every single piece is a one-of-a-kind, while still hanging together as a collection,” he says. The collection features a palm leaf motif that Silverstein chose in order to “ensure that the green message really came across.” The collection also allows ZWD fans, who wouldn’t normally be able to afford a piece from Silverstein’s collection, to purchase something handmade by the designer himself. “This collection helped get me to get out of my usual price point a little bit,” he says. “It is designed to be very affordable.” The overall goal of the campaign, according to Silverstein, is this: “Even if something looks boring and plain or is something that you think you can’t even sell and you should just throw away, there’s still potential in it.” All you really need to do is “zhuzh it up.” Shop the Zero Waste Daniel x thredUP collection today on thredUP.com. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Thrilling Sells Vintage From Your Favorite StoresYour Online Thrifting Questions, Answered1,000+ Reformation Archival Pieces Are On Sale
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The actor stood trial in 2002 looking chic and demure, earning herself a campaign with one of the designers whose merchandise she stole.
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Blue Crush was pretty much my permanent summer mood in the early 2000s. At least, it had all the vibes I wanted to be channeling (or maybe thought I was channeling). Even though I'll never forget the way Anne Marie Chadwick looked in her plunging black dress that she wore for a romantic evening with Matt at the hotel, she seemed way more natural in her everyday surfer gear. Anne Marie's friends, Eden and Lena, and her little sister, Penny, always hung by her side in similar triangle bikinis with splashy tropical prints and board shorts. They all wore beaded and woven rope seashell necklaces and bracelets, moving effortlessly in and out of the waves like it was some easy old thing. While I can't say Kate Bosworth and Michelle Rodriguez convinced me that surfing is a breeze, they did teach me a thing or two about summer style - more specifically, to always let my sporty side show. While swimwear trends may come and go, staying true to the basics that make you feel most confident is an absolute must. Though I tried out a lot of these looks for the first time simply because I was inspired by the cast of Blue Crush, I've maintained a lot of them through the years because I do love the casualness that comes with that inimitable surfer-girl aesthetic. Truth be told, you'll never find me without the nine pieces below, even in the winter - because I'm always ready to hang 10 go on vacation. Related: The Parent Trap: How to Channel Hallie and Annie's '90s Camp Style All Summer Long
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My daughter is planning on having her wedding in Lake Como, Italy, on August 3. Although it seems she is very preoccupied with herself at the moment — which, to be fair, most of us would be when trying to salvage a likely expensive destination wedding amid global pestilence — you need to think about yourself here and skip the event.
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Diehard Disney fans know that Disney's retail stores (both its brick-in-mortar locations and online shop) are full of hidden magical gems for your closet and home. Right now, you can shop must-have decor, apparel and more for up to 40 percent off during ShopDisney's Oh Boy! Sale.
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Professional dancer Akira Armstrong had a pretty big idea in 2008 after enduring multiple unsuccessful casting calls. The plus-size Bronx, N.Y., native, who has been dancing since she was 8 years old, told In The Know that facing repeated rejection due to her size and “aesthetic” fueled her to create her own lane in the world of the performing arts — and thus, Pretty Big Movement was born. According to Armstrong, Pretty Big Movement — a fabulous, full-figured dance company specializing in various dance genres such as hip-hop, jazz, African, modern and more — is so much more than a dance company: It’s a whole “lifestyle.”
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