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Category - Insights

Rhode Island Thrives by Design

Insights, News

It’s Design Week in Rhode Island and that’s a big deal around here. Rhode Island is a hotbed of creativity and design. In fact, this tiniest of states has the the 3rd largest percentage of creative sector jobs in the country. It’s an embarrassment of riches to be surrounded by so much creative talent in our Ocean State, but we’re happy to take full advantage of the inspiration and collaboration.

Getting Smart in Our Neighborhoods

Insights

Time for another Providencehood. It’s our regular excuse to get together with friends, neighbors and other small businesses from the Creative Capital, or the entire Ocean State for that matter. Rhode Island may be small but we’ve got a…

Join Our Health Club for ALL Your New Year’s Resolutions

Insights, livable cities, Tips

If you’ve resolved to get fitter this New Year, we have the perfect health club to recommend. In fact, if your resolutions include: trimming expenses, helping the environment, happiness or boosting your real-estate values, our fitness facility is…

Happy Hygge to You this Holiday Season!

Insights

“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’” That’s hygge!

The Amazing Ocean State Gift List

Insights, Tips

We’ve accidentally created the best gift list. Hyperbole may be cheap these days, but this list deserves to be on the top of the Best List list. The beauty of this list is its variety in terms of…

Send us a Shot of Optimism. Win a Cleverhood cape!

Insights, News

We’ve devised a new Cleverhood photo contest. It’s easy to play. Plus, we have scientific evidence that every player will win a nice prize.  As if that weren’t enough, we’re also awarding 3 distinct Cleverhood capes for the…

Embodied Cognition: When Your Clothes Make You Smarter

Insights

Do clothes affect the way we think? No doubt there’s an emotional factor in apparel. We’re well aware that clothes affect the way others perceive us. Consider the effects of the tuxedo, string ties, culottes, or the very…

Men Who Wear Capes (updated)

Insights, News

Some men are uncomfortable with the idea of wearing a cape. There could be two reasons for that. First, maybe they don’t understand capes. This garment has the elegantly simple form + function that men typically appreciate. It…

Dreams Come True: 30% off Your Holiday Sweatshirt Cape

Insights, News

You’re missing. I see your lover’s wine glass and the romantic sunset. But where the hell are you? Why don’t I see you there all moon eyed and snugly in your cozy Sweatshirt Cape? You know how lovable you can be.

April Showers Bring May Flowers — A Manifesto

Insights

It’s not that we’re necessarily happier when it rains. It’s just a matter of making the best of things. Like Bob Marley or Bob Dylan once said: “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” Either way,…