We delve into stories that inspire us—from the details behind our candles, to the facets of scents, and the people that inspire us.
Democratizing Capital: How Alternative Business Ownership Models Could Reshape the World Read
This month we contemplate how alternative business ownership models can help solve some of the most pressing social challenges of our time.Read
‘No Vestige of a Beginning, No Prospect of an End’: Learning to See the World in Deep Time Read
In this month’s Ignite story explores the concept of “deep time” on which the natural world operates.Read
Brain Food: How Did Human Intelligence Evolve? Read
Inspired by Wild Figs, this month’s Ignite story explores the evolution of the human brain.Read
Don’t Touch That Lavender: The Problem With Patenting Plants Read
This July, in honor of Lavender + Petals, we’re investigating the practice of patenting new plants as private intellectual property.Read
Going Green — But Not the Good Kind: On Climate Change and Plant Pandemics
This April, in honor of Grapefruit + Yuzu, we’re investigating the relationship between human society and plant health.
Open Up the Garden Gates: How the History of Urban Agriculture Can Help Us Bridge the Rural/Urban Divide
This March, in honor of Green Market, we’re exploring the long history of urban agriculture as a tool for building healthy communities and environments.Read
Au Naturel: How Humans Separated Themselves From Nature — and Why It’s Time to Reconsider
This March, in the rustic spirit of Wood Cabin, we’re looking at how the cognitive divide between human society and the natural world came to be.
We Are Family: The Promise and Peril of Taxonomy
This month we look the man who gives the magnolia tree its name, Pierre Magnol, and the rewards — and risks — of scientific classification.Read