March: Best of the Month

Each month Positive Luxury rounds-up our favourite picks from around the web – from the people that are inspiring us to the stories that got us talking. Plus, what to look out for in the month ahead.

 

We’ve been moved by… this Humans of New York adoption story

If you don’t know about Humans of New York already, we suggest you go follow it immediately for heart-warming and heart-breaking stories about real people. This month it was one of the responses to a post that got us all emotional. Sophia Calderon Miller was looking to adopt a child, but finding the process so difficult she almost gave up. After reading a Humans of New York story about a man who grew up in a boy’s home, she was inspired to forge ahead and now is parent to Axel who is happily settling into his new home.

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Sophia with her adopted son Axel (Image Credit: Humans of New York/Facebook)

 

We’re inspired by… Studio Libeskind’s garden tower

A new proposed skyscraper design by Studio Libeskind brings nature into city architecture, featuring a continuous vertical garden that twists around the 150-metre high tower. Construction on the Toulouse building is set to start next year and will bring an evolving landmark to the city, with the gardens changing colour and appearance throughout the seasons.

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Occitanie Tower by Studio Libeskind

 

We’re rethinking… our laundry habits

Did you know that 25% of the carbon footprint of our clothes comes from how we look after them? The Care Label Project from AEG aims to help you look after your clothes better, so you can love them for even longer. Look out for the Don’t Overwash label as a reminder to think twice before putting your clothes in the washing machine.

Care Label Project (Image Credit: AEG Global)

 

We’re embracing… the “bare faced beauty” trend

Kick-started last year by Alicia Keys, the no-make up trend is still alive and well. As we head into spring, we’re trying to reduce the amount of make-up we wear and focus on keeping our skin looking fresh the natural way. If that’s a little too much for you, add a little natural gloss with Weleda’s new tinted lipbalm, as recommended by The Pool.  

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Issey Miyake A/W 17/18 (Image Credit: Vogue)

 

We can’t wait to visit… The American Dream at the British Museum

This new exhibition tracks the last six decades of American creativity, starting with the explosion of pop art in the 1960’s to contemporary works. The first time many of these prints will be shown at the British Museum, the exhibition is set against a backdrop of US history – from political crises to social movements of change.

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The American Dream: Pop to the Present (Image Credit: British Museum)

 

We’re listening to… the Positive Luxury Women’s Power Playlist

 

If you enjoyed this, you might like to catch up on our most popular articles from this month; Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Positive Luxury Community and Style for All Ages: The Work Wardrobe

Sophie Corfan