GOOD Holiday Gift Guide 2010
We'll be the first to admit it: Holiday gift guides are not in short supply. But while they tend to tout next generation smartphones, cable-knit cashmere throws, or SUVs tied in big red bows, we often find ourselves missing any true meaningful exchange. So in putting together our very first ever GOOD Holiday Gift Guide, we sought out cool stuff to be sure, but we turned to a handpicked list of GOOD folks for their unique gift ideas, unusual holiday traditions, and some decidedly un-consumery things to make or experience in lieu of a trip to the mall or a click of the mouse. Hugs, gold, and time—all popular choices. Happy Holidays!—Allison Arieff
Our team of experts:
- Charles Adler, Co-Founder, Kickstarter
- Ken Albala, Author, The Lost Art of Real Cooking
- Frances Anderton, Host, DnA: Design and Architecture, KCRW
- Dan Barber, Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Blue Hill
- Mark Frauenfelder, editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine and co-editor of Boing Boing
- Rob Forbes, PUBLIC Bikes
- Pavel Karamazov of the Flying Karamazov Brothers (aka Rod Kimball)
- Corby Kummer, food writer, The Atlantic
- Adam Lowry, co-founder and Chief Greenskeeper, Method
- Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, Co-owners of Heath Ceramics
- Ron Radziner, Principal, Marmol Radziner Architects
- Sonja Rasula, Unique LA
- Brian Rea, Artist/Illustrator
- Sarah Rich, Co-Founder Foodprint Project and Co-Founder, Longshot magazine
- Peter Smith, GOOD
- Robbie Vitrano, Co-Founder, Trumpet, New Orleans
- Federico de Vera, Boutique owner/Jewelry designer
Scientists Use Glow-in-the Dark Tampons to Detect Polluted Rivers The absorbent devices light up like glowsticks when treated with synthetic chemicals.
Deciding Which Endangered Species to Save Desperate times call for desperate conservation measures, like advocating eating rare birds or endorsing “survival of the cutest.”
CODE Documentary Imagines a Future with Women and Minorities Ruling Tech “This is a Rosie the Riveter moment.”
Narcissists Rejoice Over Their Superior Health As if they needed anything else to feel smug about
John Oliver Puts a Brilliant End to April Fools’ Day Thank you, John, for your voice of reason.
Fashion on the Ration 1940s street style was upcycling before it was trendy.
Cards Against Humanity Science Expansion Pack to Provide Women With STEM Scholarship You bet “Uranus” is an answer card.
“BionicANTs” And “eMotion Butterflies” Bridge The Gap Between Robots and Nature German tech firm Festo unveils a series of animal-inspired autonomous robots able to swarm, fly, and more.
NYC’s Upcoming Subterranean Park Gets A Little Design Help From The Community The city’s newest public works project receives a few suggestions from a group of inspiring young residents. Students of the Lowline Young Designers Program ponder the revolutionary public park to be created beneath the city’s sidewalks.
The Story Of Passover As Told By This Insane Rube Goldberg Machine Why is this Rube different from all other Rubes?
This Cheesy, Star-Studded ‘90s Recycling PSA is Amazing If Bette Midler, Queen Latifah, and Bugs Bunny can’t get you to recycle, then no one can.
How Good Design Helped Bring Light to a Remote Area of Indonesia 1.3 billion people around the world live without electricity. Here’s how a design challenge is starting to change that.