BEACH YOGA POSES

You don't need to tell us twice to ditch the studio and head to the beach for our next yoga session. Besides getting the obvious benefits of an amazingly relaxing setting, the sand is a great way to practice those poses that require a little more balance. Read on to see our favorite yoga poses to try on the beach; bonus points if it's at sunset. 

HEADSTANDS

Using the soft, pliable surface of the sand is a great way to practice balancing upright, especially when you can dig a small crevice to rest the crown of your head!

CROW POSE

Practice this arm balancing posture with a firm grip in the sand, using the strength of your upper body to draw your knees as close into your underarms. 

TREE POSE

The sand is great for anchoring your foot in and bringing your other leg to the inner thigh, as it provides leverage for your base of support. Let your tree grow!

PLANK

Soft surfaces will make holding yourself up much easier, as all your concentration can be drawn to engaging your core, which is the most important part of this important pose. 

GET THE GLOW UP: MEDITATION FOR YOUR SKIN

When it comes to centering our focus and destressing, meditation is our number one go-to. But did you know it actually has real benefits for your skin? 

Skin cells are constantly renewing themselves, and in doing so flourish when nutrition and stress levels are balanced. We've all experienced a less than amazing complexion when we're feeling especially overwhelmed, and it's no secret why. High levels of stress contribute to the onset of acne, wrinkles and dry skin. 

To manage this, wellness experts encourage daily meditation to promote healthy skin growth and cell renewal. Our bodies physically manifest our emotional and mental well-beings, so it's crucial to nourish ourselves from the inside out.  Create a soothing environment and engage your senses in calming tactile sensations like vibration, just like those found in Nadi X, and prepare to meditate to a calmer inside and out. 

So go ahead and add meditation to your daily beauty routine; both your mind and skin will reflect its amazing benefits! 

 

 

CAFFEINATE YOUR SKIN

We all love a good cup of coffee in the morning, but did you know that that java can be used for more than waking you up? Coffee grounds have naturally aromatic and antioxidant properties that help revive your skin, and as it turns out, make excellent exfoliants. To help you create your own DIY scrub, we spoke with Bluestone Lane founder and wellness expert Alexandra Stone, who gave us her surefire recipe for incorporating coffee into your beauty routine. 

INGREDIENTS (ALL EQUAL PARTS)

– Ground coffee

– Cinnamon (I have a BIG one at home from Bluestone)

– coconut oil 

– Salt (white salt is good)

– Sugar – see that this is palm sugar, it needs to be grainy, not castor or icing or white, and definitely not heavy rock sugar

– essential oils (I love orange, lavender, vanilla)

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl, and rub the mixture onto your face in circular motions for 30 seconds. Rinse clean, and enjoy the afterglow! 

 

LUXURY GETAWAY CLOSE TO HOME

Just because you aren't able to take a ton of time to travel (hello jobs, we're looking at you), doesn't mean you can't make the most of a short getaway. Check out some ways to make a short few hours feel like a luxury jam-packed get away. 

TAKE THE CHOPPER - Depnding on where you live, taking a helicopter ride upstate can be the ultimate way to transport you to your destination. Luxury liners like Wings help make that happen, making the journey alone seem like a vacation unto itself. I mean... did we mention the Instagram pics you can get from this view? 

RETREAT YOURSELF - Find a luxury retreat in your area that accommodates your every need - from relaxation to wellness and everything in between. These all inclusive getaways make you feel like you're far away, especially when you're being catered to. If you're in the New York area, the Nadi X Retreat at Gurney's in the Hamptons is coming up - and we can guarantee you'll feel a million miles away right at home. 

FIND YOUR CITY OASIS - Sometimes all it takes is a simple change in surroundings to do the trick. Find a local yoga studio or meditation center with calm surroundings to plan your weekend around. For those in the NYC area, Skyting (which has an infared sauna) and WOOM are both relaxing and visually appealing options. A personal retreat can be a reality, even if its close to home.  

HOLIDAY WITH BALANCE

Let's face it: We can sometimes get a little carried away on vacation. Whether it's overeating, overdrinking, or over-anything - holidays have us feeling like taking a break from our normal routines. This is all well and good (and encouraged!), but it's important to remember to maintain the balance. 

We spoke with lifestyle maven Carrie Hammer, who gave us her list of go-to essentials for taking wellness on the road - and keeping our health regimens on point. 

Kingso Water Bottle  - This is perfect for keeping hydrated at all times (so essential). The temperature control is amazing, and it keeps drinks cold/hot all day long.  Plus, it LOOKS cute. 

Sun Bum Moisturizing Sunscreen (SPF 50) - It goes without saying that sunscreen is an absolute MUST. And nothing under 50! I highly recommend Sum Bum because it smells amazing and absorbs into skin without a greasy texture. 

Polarized Sunglasses - Polarized sunnies are essential for protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. This includes shielding your delicate eye skin from the sun's harmful effects, as well as helping you see clearer. I personally love these Ray Ban aviators, which are perfect for summer. 

Eye Mask - New surroundings can sometimes be difficult to fall & stay asleep in, and as we all know, lack of sleep can take a toll on your mood and energy. Bring a sleep mask to help get a proper night's rest; I like this "Wake me for Champagne" one, which is always a good reason to get out of bed.  

 

MAGIC IN THE MUSIC

Jamie Pabst knows first hand about music's healing powers. As a sound and music technologist, Jamie curates sound experiences for meditation and mindful living. "Music’s impact on our brain is very real.  I believe more people can (and should) benefit from a more holistic approach to the music they hear on a daily basis," she said.    

Deep, mindful listening practices can help us achieve a meditative state by not only calming our mind and body, but by also helping us bust through the mental junk that accumulates throughout our busy daily life.  "When we are able to successfully use music as a modality for meditation, we create 'peak experiences,' which enable us to perform at our best...mentally, physically and spiritually."

Jamie mentions that music selection for stress can be subjective, and what works for one person doesn't always work for another. "The truth is that it’s really all about your personal relationship to the type of music that resonates with you and the insights you are able to glean from listening to your own personal playlist."  Fortunately, there is a general checklist that can serve as a guide to selecting your own music that can help you down-regulate to achieve a state of calm, relaxation and focus in your desired state of meditation

 

  • Ambient tones

  • Drone notes

  • Reverb synth

  • Oceanic sounscapes

  • Nature sounds (water, birdsong, etc)

  • Gentle sounds of string instrumentation, piano, vocals, etc

"The general rule of thumb is to look for music that feels almost like you can float away, but with enough grounding sounds to keep you focused," said Jamie.  

Tune in with your tunes out and enjoy! 

 

DJ DENISE HEWETT COMING WITH THAT HEAT

 

For LA-based DJ Denise Hewitt, music has always been a key motivator in life. "It's been a tool in some of my brightest and darkest days. When I DJ, I like to take the audience on a journey and both educate as well as play some songs you know and love. I look at any playlist that way. You can't overthink it and you have to trust your ear." We like the sound of that.

Check out Denise's playlist below, and feel free to follow us on Spotify for more NadiX tunes coming your way. 

 

RECIPE: BROCCOLI TAHINI SOUP

This soup will give you all the feels - and none of the guilt. Nutrition expert Mikaela Rueben gives us the rundown on how to get this indulgent bowl of yum. 

Broccoli Tahini Soup

Makes: 2 Litres

Ingredients

-2 tablespoons olive oil, separated

-1/2 white onion, finely chopped

-4 cups chopped leek — approximately 2 stalks

-1 tablespoon garlic, pressed

-1 + 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, separated

-1 + 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, separated

-2 teaspoon cumin

-6 cups broccoli florets (approx. 2 large crowns)

-1 litre mushroom broth

-2 cups spinach

-1 tablespoon lemon juice

-1 can coconut milk

-1 teaspoon lemon zest

-1/4 cup tahini

Directions

1. Put one tablespoon of olive oil into a large pot over medium heat, allow to heat up for about 15 seconds.

2. Add in and sauté the onion and leeks together for 15 minutes.

3. Add in the garlic, 1 teaspoon sea salt, cumin, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, and one more tablespoon of olive oil and stir well, allow to cook together for 7 minutes.

4. Add in the broccoli and combine thoroughly for one minute, cover with broth and heat until the liquid boils, only allow to cook for a maximum of 15 minutes.

5. Reduce the heat and add in the spinach, coconut milk, lemon juice and lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika. Stir well for at least a minute then stir in the tahini.

6. Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender.

7. Serve warm topped with an olive oil drizzle, a pinch of sea salt, and fresh lemon zest.

*Optional – If you like a little more texture to your soup, steam or roast a few extra broccoli florets and add in before serving.

 

LIVIN IN NADI X

If you're anything like us, yoga pants are a second skin. We shop in them, lounge in them, and pretty much live in them. So to help keep your style game on point and switch it up, we chatted with lifestyle maven Larissa May of Livin Like Larz to get the lowdown on ways to style Nadi X. We might never take off our pants again. 

Be sure to follow us on Insta at @wearablex as Larz takes over our story on Wednesday 3.22! You can also find Larz on at @livinlikelarz and her boutique agency @halfthestory on IG. 

BORROWED FROM THE BOYS: Throw on a sporty bomber, and even pair it with a baseball cap if you're feeling low pro. 

BORROWED FROM THE BOYS: Throw on a sporty bomber, and even pair it with a baseball cap if you're feeling low pro. 

GETTING HIGH ON KICKS: High-top sneakers give the pants some street style. If you're feeling a little extra, don a knotted crop-top to complete the ensemble. 

GETTING HIGH ON KICKS: High-top sneakers give the pants some street style. If you're feeling a little extra, don a knotted crop-top to complete the ensemble. 

SPORTS TO STREET STYLE: Rock a killer pair of sunglasses - I'm feeling rounded lenses right now. Throw on a leather jacket for added edge and call it a day.

SPORTS TO STREET STYLE: Rock a killer pair of sunglasses - I'm feeling rounded lenses right now. Throw on a leather jacket for added edge and call it a day.

TUNE IN AND CHILL OUT

Stress happens to the best of us, and quieting that inner voice of anxiety can sometimes seem daunting. The good news is, it's easier than you think - and to help you get in the habit of meditation, we broke it down some easy steps to get you started. Mindfulness is closer than you think; and these tips will get you on the road to inner peace. 

1. START IN A QUIET PLACE: This can be a room in your home, an outdoor setting, or any dedicated space that creates a relaxing environment. It's key to return to this place constantly during your meditation routine to form the habit of focus. 

2. SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT: Visualizations are a powerful way to bring a sense of calm, so imagining objeects like a flower or the ocean can help usher in your inner peace.   

3. KEEP ROOTED: Sitting with a straight posture is the most commonly recommended body position while meditation. Relax your arms by your side, and keep your back straight and shoulders rolled back. This stillness will help center you and keep your mind from wandering. 

4. JUST BREATHE: It's important to be mindful of deep, natural breaths that lead you to a state of relaxation. Slowly breathe in and out, observing the patterns of your breath and allowing the energy to flow. 

You can meditate anywhere from 10 minutes to multiple hours - the length of your practice is determined by you and what feels right. It's important to feel physically and mentally comfortable, and be present in all your experiences. 

HOME SANCTUARY

Achieving mindfulness is more than just internal - it's learning to attach to your surroundings in a peaceful and meaningful way. To help achieve that sanctuary in your own home, lifestyle expert and bicoastal stylist Natalie Decleve gives us tips on carving out your very own meditation space. Check out her advice on creating that sacred energy, and be sure to follow us on Instagram @wearablex as Natalie does a takeover next week! 

SET YOUR TIME

"Having a set time everyday is super important to establishing space in your practice," said Decleve. "Carving out time in the morning before you read your emails, for example, is key to setting the tone of the space you choose."

CHOOSE YOUR SPACE

Finding a designated spot that's decluttered and relaxing; it could be an entire room, a corner in your home or an outdoor space. "The space should be quiet and comfortable, and could be anything from a cushion the floor or the corner of your bed - whatever feels right to you, just make it consistent" said Natalie.  

ACCESSORIZE WITH THE ESSENTIALS

Once you've chosen your spot, it's important to add elements that create an inviting atmosphere for all of your senses. "Burning candles, sage or Palo Santo wood help set the mood," says Natalie. "I personally love Modern Ritual candles, each one comes with their own audio meditation(remove practice) based on an intention." She also recommends having earbuds or meditation music nearby to center your clarity. "I love the Insight Timer app's guided meditations, or finding Kundalini kriya's on Spotify.  

Get more inspirational lifestyle insights at Decleve site, nattystyle.com. 

 

EQUINOX DETOX: SPRING INTO CLARITY

After a long winter of indulgence, your body may be in need of hitting the reset button. To guide this detox, Colombo-based Yogi Amrita Amalean offers these poses to help our bodies begin anew. 

"The traditions of yoga reach back thousands of years, widely recognized in India where people use it to maintain physical and spiritual well being," said Amalean. "It is only recently, however, that its rich healing properties have been marked in Western society - and with research and scientific principles to back data up, we today can understand more about what it does for our bodies".

Amalean urged that certain yoga postures activate the lymphatic system, which is the body’s plumbing and removal system. This activation flushes out toxins, eradicates pathogens and boosts immunity. 

Gravity also plays a role in detoxification, so inverted postures such as headstands or plow pose can be beneficial to aid in lymph movement. "This reverse blood flow is an excellent way to expel toxins from the bottom up," said Amalean. 

Try these postures below to eliminate toxins, rinse and flush out pathogens - leaving you feeling your best going into a new season. 

Legs up the wall pose: (Viparita Karani) – Lying on your back, position your bottom a few inches from a wall, extending your legs up the side of the wall. This pose works wonders to reserve blood flow, flushes out lymph fluid build up behind the knees and groins

Shoulder stand: Using a folded blanket beneath your shoulders, lie on the ground with your knees bent and feet planted by the sit bones. As you exhale, press your arms into the floor and push your feet away from you, drawing your thighs into your chest. Inhale while slowly straightening the knees, floating your heels to the ceiling until your legs are straight up. Hold for 30 seconds. 

Marichyasana twists- Sitting down with your legs straight out in front of you, bend one knee with the your foot planted into the ground. Keep the straightened leg rotated inward with the foot flexed upward, while the bent foot swings over the leg to twist over the straightened one, creating a front twist in your torso. Wrap your opposite arm around the bent leg, pressing fingertips into the floor to deepen the twist. This tones and massages the abdominal organs and improves functioning of pancreas, kidneys, and intestines.

 

 

SEXUAL HEALING

While we all recognize yoga for fostering balance and alignment, there are also many benefits that serve you intimately. The art of Kundalini yoga blends spiritual movements, dynamic breathing and meditation to build conscious vitality. This practice charges sexual energy - and has the potential to transform your intimate life. 

We compiled a Kundalini routine that will awaken you, your partner & your body will thank you for.

RECLINING LEG LIFTS

While lying flat on your back with your arms alongside your body, slowly lift your legs and inhale as they rise straight up. Slowly lower them while exhaling, keeping a very deep conscious awareness of controlled breath. Keep the legs parallel as they left and lower.  

CAMEL POSE

While kneeling, slowly raise your arms and move all the way back, arching your back and reaching for your feet. Let your head stretch as far back as it can. Breathe slowly and deeply, while keeping your thighs squeezed in towards eachother. Hold 30 seconds, and as you release to sweep your arms back slowly inhale.

THE DIVINE GRIND

Sitting in a cross-legged position with hands on your knees, begin making sweeping circles at the base of your torso. Move your navel to the front, side back and opposite side, while breathing rhythmically as you complete each cycle. This opens your hips and gets blood flowing to your lower pelvic region. 

 

JET SET GO WITH ADITI SHAH

As much as we love traveling, the stress of jet setting can leave our bodies feeling a little stressed. Between the pressure of arranging plans and long rides in airplanes, it doesn't take long before aches and pains may start to set in.

To minimize that, NYC based yoga instructor Aditi Shah offers these life saving tips to keep the stress at bay - letting you enjoy stretch the most out of your travel plans.

 

SUN SALUTATIONS

 

SUN SALUTATIONS

"I like to begin with a warm up or sun salutations. Sun salutations include alternating forward and backward extensions, energizethe body and tone muscles, organs and the spinal column," says Shah. "Starting in this way opens your body to any deeper subsequent poses."

STANDING POSTURES

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After being in the air, it can feel calming to the nervous system to feel our feet on the ground. Even simple standing postures such as tadasana, virabhadrasana 2 or trikonasana can be effective. "Be sure to distribute weight evenly through the feet, spread and relax the toes and feel the body rooting down."

DEEP TWISTS

"Travel can sometimes adversely affect our digestive systems. Twists are a great way to invigorate the digestive organs and also stretch muscles along the spine." While sitting flat, cross one leg over the other, twisting your torso in the opposite direction. This creates a deep stretch to the upper abdomen and back muscles. 

BACK BENDS

"Sitting for long periods of time can often lead to back pain, neck tension and hunched shoulders," says Shah. "Even the gentlest of backbends can help to open the chest, shoulders and throat." 

REST

Last but not least, every good yoga practice incorporates a final resting posture. Before taking on a traditional savasana, Shah suggests trying viparita karani, or legs up the wall, to ease lower back pain, relieve any swelling in the feet, reverse the blood flow in the body, and allow the legs to rest.

JUST BREATHE...

In the turmoil of our daily routines, it's easy to get bogged in the minutiae of our frenzied schedules. We rarely take time to stop and recognize the connection that grounds us to ourselves and one another. To honor this, Wearable X along with our team of Xperimenters held our first ever meditation and sound event, led by the inspirational wellness leader Melody Weir at Palihouse in West Hollywood. 

This was a particularly extraordinary evening made possible by many people- and we cannot thank you enough.  We look forward to hosting many more Xperimenter events coast to coast - and hope to keep in touch with every one who made this happen. This is only the beginning.

 

 

Ditch the resolution.

Once the clocks rolled us into 2017, many of us set resolutions - vowing to commit healthier choices and ditch bad habits. But this isn't always the most mindful road to transformation. We spoke with Jen Kluczkowski, Founder/CEO of Mindfresh, about a new way to commit to your goals, and it involves setting intentions.

Jen Kluczkowski, Founder/CEO of Mindfresh

Jen Kluczkowski, Founder/CEO of Mindfresh

 

"Moving throughout our days intentionally ensures we're always heading in the right direction.  When setting intentions, I suggest bringing others into the equation since it can provide additional layers of accountability + inspiration," says Kluczowkski. "If someone important to us benefits from our intention too, it's makes it easier + more exciting to live it every day."  

Each morning as soon as you open your eyes, think about what you want to accomplish today + who it will help if you do.

Set an intention by drawing awareness to gratitude, love, or self connection - focusing on the journey rather than the goal.

Commit to a realistic lifestyle changes, and incorporate minor daily transformations that will help you slowly realize your progress.

Involving others in your journey helps the intentions become less overwhelming, and connects us to a larger purpose and awareness.

To see more of Kluczkowski's tips on making your 2017 the best ever (and all around general mindfulness anytime, anywhere), check out her new series Mindfresh Digital. 

SMART AF

If CES is an indication of what's the come, one thing is clear: The future is female - and it's smart AF. 

The Consumer Electronic Show is 50 years old, a mature and yet still relatively antiquated when it comes to the ratio between men and women. With this in mind we came together to celebrate women in technology. Refinery 29 is 11 years old and the readers are changing their lives as they get older. With this in mind the technologies for these women have changed. See our best in show list of technologies from fertility tech, aromatherapy tech, travel tech and much more.

Nadi X strikes at pose in the Refinery 29 suite

Nadi X strikes at pose in the Refinery 29 suite

Our very own Nadi X is a line of yoga tights with embedded technology in both the pants and bra. The technology recognizes the pose that you are in and assist the wearer with haptic feedback or directional vibration on how to move into the pose correctly. The bra also has a meditation feature that encourages the wearer to be focused on their inhales and exhales.

Refinery 29 Smart AF Suite  

Refinery 29 Smart AF Suite  

Tap is a platform that allows attendees and staff at large scale events to get accurate, real-time insights on all points of engagement.

Tap is a platform that allows attendees and staff at large scale events to get accurate, real-time insights on all points of engagement.

The Q Braclet doubles as a cell charger, making sure you're never left in the red. 

The Q Braclet doubles as a cell charger, making sure you're never left in the red. 

Play your ovulation cycle by ear: The Yono earbud predicts your fertility cycle and homonal health.  

Play your ovulation cycle by ear: The Yono earbud predicts your fertility cycle and homonal health.  

the first in-ear basal thermometer keeps fertility tracking and BBT charting seamless and effortless. The YONO fertility thermometer is the only wearable earbud to measure Basal Body Temperature, which may be used in predicting ovulation, natural family planning and understanding female hormonal health. YONO provides a seamless and effortless solution to get your BBT data. Simply wear YONO earbud during sleep - everything else is taken care of by YONO! Free YONO Fertility APP compatible with iOS phones. 

The 4moms self installing car seat adjusts automatically, leaving you and your little one worry free. 

The 4moms self installing car seat adjusts automatically, leaving you and your little one worry free. 

The self installing baby seat created by non other that 4 mothers. The 4momsTM self-installing car seat installs itself correctly by automatically leveling and tensioning, verifies installation before every ride, and then continuously monitors its status during use to ensure it is always correctly installed, giving you complete peace of mind every time you put your baby in the car.

Keep the sting away with Buzzy, an all natural pain blocker.

Keep the sting away with Buzzy, an all natural pain blocker.

Buzzy® is a breakthrough pain blocker that provides natural pain relief in seconds. Buzzy® was invented by Amy Baxter M.D., emergency pediatrician and pain researcher. Buzzy® helps with cosmetic injections, IVs, burning from medications, and even muscle soreness.

Safety comes first with Siren, an alert ring that sounds an alarm in dangerous situations.  

Safety comes first with Siren, an alert ring that sounds an alarm in dangerous situations.  

This ring discreetly houses a startling, unbearably loud alarm that can be activated in less than 2 seconds. SIREN may serve as a powerful deterrent during the first few critical moments of an attack, or whenever you feel a protective advantage is necessary. Simply twist the top of the ring 90 degrees and not only does it make a noise defining sound but it also send a pin of your location.

Swarovski Crystals collaborated with Muse heart to create a multi-functional smart ring that offers heart-rate monitoring, photography remote control, and a connected cloud platform among other features.  

Swarovski Crystals collaborated with Muse heart to create a multi-functional smart ring that offers heart-rate monitoring, photography remote control, and a connected cloud platform among other features.  

Nadja Swarovski and her team have invested heavily in young up and coming designers, sustainability and women. Including an energy harvesting crystal, Touch Crystal, and Display-Changing Crystal. Muse Heart smart ring is a multi-functional piece that offers the following: heart rate monitoring, photography remote control, one-key loving code, one-key SOS, call reminder, phone locator, and Morse Code. The users of Muse Heart are connected with each other over a strong cloud platform which creates an interactive and interconnected society of users.

Kuri makes home life easier with his smart activated voice control for music, thermostat and light adjustments. 

Kuri makes home life easier with his smart activated voice control for music, thermostat and light adjustments. 

Not yet released, this new device will operate a smart home similar to the Amazon Echo Dot with intelligent voice activation. Ask for the weather, news, music, light control, thermostat, etc.

The Rochambeau BRIGHT BMBR helps wearers stay equipped by connecting to an IoT cloud platform. 

The Rochambeau BRIGHT BMBR helps wearers stay equipped by connecting to an IoT cloud platform. 

L: The Vitruvi Diffuser emits essential oils for every facet of your daily life.  R: HelloMind App uses a series of questions to help create impactful change on your psyche through guided self analysis. 

L: The Vitruvi Diffuser emits essential oils for every facet of your daily life.  R: HelloMind App uses a series of questions to help create impactful change on your psyche through guided self analysis. 

The Vitruvi Ultrasonic Diffuser is founded by Sara Panton and Sean Panton a brother and sister team who believe their products should be multipurpose and should be good for you and the planet. They source traditional essential oils from over 30 countries and formulate them in contemporary ways for every facet of your dynamic life. From waking up, working at your desk, creating your own skincare or washing your dishes - We help you weave the science and benefit of scent and essential oils throughout your days. 

The HelloMind app answers a series of questions and then has the choice of 250 different guided experiences. Leveraging a proprietary technique known as “Result Driven Hypnosis,” HelloMind creates deeper, more impactful change on a person’s psyche than possible with conventional psychology by focusing on self analysis.

URB-E is a foldable, compatible electronic scooter to keep urban dwellers on the go. 

URB-E is a foldable, compatible electronic scooter to keep urban dwellers on the go. 

Made with airplane grade aluminum, The URB-E is redefining scooters. It is the FIRST metro compatible and folder scooter for all urban dwellers. URB-E can travel up to 20 miles per hour, charge multiple devices from its battery bank, and includes a handle for easy carrying.

The EO2 art frame makes gallery art accessible to everyone, moving it from the museum to your home. 

The EO2 art frame makes gallery art accessible to everyone, moving it from the museum to your home. 

Social media for art. Refinery29 created a collection on Electric Objects, and displayed across EO2s, for their CES exhibit. How? They created their own art, uploaded it to their Electric Objects account, and displayed them on EO2. The R29 CES playlist will be featured in the EO app so everyone, at CES and beyond, can enjoy their collection.

Through pairing the app with your personal set of smart luggage, Raden allows you to use location detection, manage the weight of your baggage and lock/unlock from your phone. Mezi is your personal travel assistant.   

Through pairing the app with your personal set of smart luggage, Raden allows you to use location detection, manage the weight of your baggage and lock/unlock from your phone. Mezi is your personal travel assistant. 

 

Raden - Raden delivers a seamless travel experience by pairing the world's best materials with technology. Through pairing the app with your personal set of smart luggage you can use location detection, manage the weight of your baggage and lock/unlock from your phone. 

Mezi - Tell Mezi where you'd like to go and enjoy end-to-end travel assistance, from booking your flight and hotel, to reserving top restaurants and entertainment, to taking care of cancellations or changes to plans along the way. Right there in real-time with you.

Sensoree MoodSweater

Sensoree MoodSweater

The Moodsweater’s high, cowl-neck collar is embedded with LED lights that bathe the wearer in biofeedback while simultaneously communicating emotion to others. Located around the larynx, the visual interface creates a new form of speaking. SENSOREE’s GER sensor promotes extimacy – externalizing intimacy by relaying feelings to the outside world through the language of light and color.

Also for the fashion forward was Armoire - is a “closet as a service” for busy women, providing an endless stream of high-end, everyday rental clothes that are tailored to customers’ preferences. Using machine learning algorithms, Armoire takes the hassle out of getting new clothes by curating personal style recommendations. You simply choose clothes from the manageable and personalized selection, wear as long as you want, then exchange for a new set of clothes. Armoire makes it easy to look great – with constant wardrobe variety and minimal time investment. A special offer for our bosslady readers - fill out your style form here, and use promo code REF29 to get an extra item in your first send.

Twist adapts your light to your life, helping you sleep better and wake up more energized. 

Twist adapts your light to your life, helping you sleep better and wake up more energized. 

Twist Light and Twist Speaker are the first adaptive lighting products that mimic the sun to help you sleep better and wake up energized. Through simple, easy-to-use technology, Twist light bulbs blanket your home in dynamic, healthy lighting and multi-room wireless audio.

Netamo Healthy Home Coach 

Netamo Healthy Home Coach 

Netatmo Healthy Home Coach measures the vitals of your home and alerts you when something needs to be fixed. Air quality level, humidity, temperature, noise, you know precisely how healthy your rooms are. Thanks to its easy App you know at a glance if your home is healthy or not. You get notifications when something needs to be fixed and advice on what you can do to get a healthier home.

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff Activity Tracker - Rebecca Minkoff has been a trail blazer when combining the physical and the digital. Reconnect to real life, while staying connected to your virtual one. This leather double-wrap bracelet looks like a piece of jewelry, but that pretty stone buzzes your wrist to notify you when something needs your attention. You can customize those alerts to specific contacts, or have it warn you when you’re getting too much screen time. And yes, it’s a fitness tracker, too. 

Rebecca Minkoff Charging Tassel - Never be without a charge again. This leather tassel cleverly has a USB and iPhone cord designed into it, so you can give your phone a boost wherever you are. Clip on to your bag on those crazy, on-the-go-days (read: every day). 

Rebecca Minkoff Glow Selfie Case - Bright idea: a phone case that helps you take the perfect selfie. For real. This case features GE lighting all around the edges to brighten your mug at the push of a button. Duck face never looked so gorgeous on you. 

Kate Spade & SOI Light

Kate Spade & SOI Light

Everpurse x Kate Spade - You know that one spot at home or work where you always place your bag? With Everpurse, that special place now keeps you charged all day long. Place your handbag on top of the mat to recharge your bag. In the morning, slide your iPhone into the SmartPocketTM. Everpurse keeps you charged on the go, so you can charge ahead.

SOI handbag light - All the women know this issue. They love their purse, often it's huge. And they can't find what they're looking for in this bag. That's where SOI comes into play. SOI is the automatic handbag light. No buttons or switches. It illuminates automatically when you're searching for something and then goes off automatically, once you have found it.

Thanks to all the amazing women-led companies who partnered with us in this event; the future is looking better than ever. 

4moms

Yono

Buzzy

Shell by BellaBeat

The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer

SIREN Ring

Swarovski

EO2 Frame

Everpurse x Kate Spade

SOI handbag light

Rebecca Minkoff Activity Tracker

Rebecca Minkoff Charging Tassel -

Rebecca Minkoff Glow Selfie Case

Sensoree MoodSweater

Armoire

Netamo Healthy Home Coach

Vitruvi Ultrasonic Diffuser

HelloMind App

Twist

URB-E

Raden

Mezi

Kuri Robot

BrightBomber

 

 

closing out 2016

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2016 was nothing short of entertaining. We began by announcing the launch of Nadi X at CES in Vegas last January - and its been full speed ever since. Along the way, we launched Fan Jersey at Super Bowl, the EU version at the Cannes Lions, and managed to headline dozens of events worldwide.

As we come to a close, the year couldn't end any better: We are thrilled to be launching Nadi X for pre-sale in 2017. As an Xperimenter, you are the touchstone of our company, and we want to hear from you. What poses do you find most difficult? What sizes would you like to see? Drop us a line and let us know; your input will help shape what we share with you for the next year - and beyond. 

WHATS GOING ON

These last couple of months have been event-ful, to say the least.

Earlier this month, Wearable X CEO Billie Whitehouse presented at WGSN Futures. With the focus on the evolution of retail for a new generation, this panel featured some of the most renowned names in design - and we were thrilled to be a part of it. The need for a retail experience that adapts seamlessly with our lifestyles and evolves with us is more important than ever, and with that comes the need for smart design.  

We also had the opportunity to present at Elevate NYC, presented by Fortune Magazine & IBM. The panel centered on discussion around forward thinking design, and what it means to be in a society that's "data driven". Wearable X is founded on the pillar that data should not be the central purpose behind apparel - rather, we believe in learning how to use technology to connect deeper with eachother and ourselves.  As tech evolves into a more ubiquitous presence in our everyday lives, designers must work harder to understand how to create efficiency without disruption. Most importantly, this must be done with a sense of humor. The language we create for the body goes beyond software and data; it's about creating a heightened sense of connection. 

To support this notion, brands must re-think the way they're connecting with their audience. At 4A Create Tech, we joined a panel to discuss just that - and how innovation in tech is changing the landscape of advertising. How are we reaching people beyond the traditional mediums of two dimensional messaging? The necessity for brands to resonate with their audiences in new and unprecedented ways is crucial, and that affects the design in communication. We spoke about translating that connection through touch and apparel, lifting the resonation beyond a two dimensional model. 

To round things out, we had a MAJOR "pinch-me" moment when we got to live out a dream and present at the New Yorker Tech Fest alongside some of the most brilliant minds in innovation. With a lineup that included Reed Hastings (CEO of Netflix), David Chang (Founder of Momofuku), and rap legend Nas, we triumphed the notion of creativity for the skin. What does it mean to create art not just for the eyes, but for our senses? And how do we use that data to empower us? As we explore the ideas of technology as a means to heighten our emotion and experiences, those are the central considerations for all designers and brands. This notion of technology as empowerment is the foundation going into 2017, and we can't wait to share what we have in store.  

I DON'T THINK YOU'RE READY FOR THIS JELLY

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The holidays are here, but that doesn't mean your eating habits have to get you on the naughty list (or "Nadi" as we like to call it). Treat your senses to this healthy berry relish - it will have you jamming out in sensory overload. Literally. 

  • Ingredients
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Instructions

Combine half portions each of raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, red onion, and cilantro. Blend. Pour in sugar, vinegar, honey and lime juice. Mix together and pour over remaining half of berries (mix).

Chow down with your fave chips - or eat it by the spoonful like us. We won't judge.