FILED UNDER: You’re Grounded! Summer Camp for Adults
No cell phone, no computers, no tablets. This may be your idea of heaven or hell, but if you’re keen on the concept then Camp Grounded is possibly for you. Held at an old Boy Scout camp, this summer camp for adults gets you back to making friends and having fun outdoors. They even say on the site “this is not a conference, a networking event, or meet-up opportunity to make contacts that further your career.” Wait, so it’s… relaxing, playing capture the flag and eating mac and cheese? Sign us up!
FILED UNDER: Wilderness Collective
Looking to “reclaim masculinity through adventure,” new project Wilderness Collective calls on adventurers to come on a deep exploration of both the physical and spiritual in destinations like California’s Channel Islands, Colombia, Eastern Sierras, and Yosemite. This masculine-focused spin on the glamping trend turns travel into an elaborate experience, complete with a film crew to document each escapade.
FILED UNDER: Physique 57 Streaming Workouts
Despite promising ourselves we would be fitter and more in shape this year, it’s already the end of January and our determination to get to the gym is waning. Thankfully, new ways of exercising are bringing fitness into the home, like Physique 57’s new streaming workouts, so we can squeeze in a workout session whenever we can. The popular (and challenging) barre-based workout studio co-founded by Tanya Becker and Jennifer Maanavi already has a global fan base with locations in Manhattan, the Hamptons, and Beverly Hills. But the fitness gurus are looking to continue sculpting bodies and changing lives without the hassle of getting to one of their studios with these new mobile workouts. By tapping into their classes from any computer, tablet, or mobile device, users can choose from three new exclusive Physique 57 workouts for online streaming or two classic “DVD Favorites” workouts available on-demand. For just $5 for a 30 minute class, $7 for 57 min, or $57 for unlimited monthly access, there’s officially no reason for your workout clothes to stay in the closet!
FILED UNDER: unbaby.me
Perhaps marking the aging of the first Facebook generation, unbaby.me has launched a defense response to the growing phenomenon of babies taking over our mini-feeds. To those of us who shun this infant takeover, who choose to scroll quickly past sonagrams and newborns in costumes instead of stopping to ooh and ahh, unbaby.me might be the perfect solution. This browser plug-in deletes all babies from your newsfeed—and replaces them with pictures of whatever you want. This means that your friends’ new baby albums can appear on your feed full of cupcakes and kittens.
Not that we’re against babies. It’s just that for many of us, now is not yet the time.
Filed Under: HiMom!
Following the movement of apps that support our personal lives and the important relationships we hold close, HiMom has just launched an app for the people dearest in our hearts: our parents. Unfortunately, busy schedules and distance often make it so that we cannot devote the amount of time that our parents deserve enough as we’d like to. Luckily, due to the proliferation of smart phones, chances are that our parents (and even our grandparents) are now smart phone-savvy.
Enter HiMom. Users just have to choose a picture, write a short note, sign it by hand, and then choose whether they would like to sent the postcard as physical mail or as an email. Either way, the result is guaranteed happy parents. Using technology to bring simple joys straight to the doorstep is something we can get behind.
Filed Under: Blueprint Proposals
When the email announcing the launch of Blueprint Proposals came our way, our attention was immediately caught. We know Gen Ys are putting off marriage and getting married later and later. The trend (and other factors) has made weddings even more of a BIG DEAL than they were for previous generations- and it looks like the proposal is following suit and becoming an EVENT.
Blueprint is engineering elaborate proposals to perfection in the New York City area, or in their words:
Leave all of the details to us! From beginning to bended knee, we ensure your proposal is executed flawlessly. All you have to do is show up, supply the ring and ask that one simple question. The rest is written for you.
Filed Under: The Jetovator
Looking to fly high this summer? Most Gen Ys are searching for that element of excitement and adventure that isn’t your typical Sunday afternoon activity. I personally am a thrill seeker when it comes to having fun. Roller-Coasters, jet skis, boats, you name it I want to ride it and the higher the better! If you’re the same way, The Jetovator is a new water-powered bike that allows you to soar up to 30 feet in the air and dive up to 10 feet below the surface of the water. They say it’s as easy as riding a bike…sounds like a pretty exhilarating bike ride to me!
Filed Under: Life in the Texting Lane
Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia permanently pranked his citizens with a tongue-in-cheek e-lane for those texting or e-reading on the go! We like this cheeky solution to the city of Philadelphia’s (and the world at large’s) real frustration with distracted pedestrians (when we aren’t them ourselves).
Filed Under: Dear LA Do This Tonight!
Are you looking for something to do tonight? Well, drive on down to Echo Park’s Pinata gallery and check out sylist Aaron Brown’s photographs of famous people’s backs. You’ll get a peak at Stephen Shore, Twista, and the guys from Neon Indian.
Piñata presents HELLHOUNDS- A solo photography exhibition by Filmmaker/photographer Aaron Brown (Focus Creeps).
March 15th, 2012
Filed Under: 100-Mile Home
You might have heard of the 100-mile diet or the locavores movement—those discerning eaters who try to only eat foods that come from a 100-mile radius. (But if you’re not living in California that can mean living like a Russian peasant on nuts and dried fruits.) Now there is a new local movement, the 100-Mile House, where all the materials to build the house come from (you guessed it) 100-mile radius of the property. The site wants people to register and share the creative ways they build a home so others can learn from the experience, hoping to promote the open sourced home. We’re excited to see the submissions and really hope this trend takes off.
Filed Under: I Am Awesome
Lately here at Trendera we have been talking and writing about a new trend we’ve been noticing that we’re calling Buying (Into) Optimism. It seems like after years of being cheerfully optimistic, Gen Ys’ ‘half full’ point-of-view is being tested and they’re looking for ways to bolster that optimism and positivity! These “I Will Never Forget That I Am Awesome” ribbons from The Small Object are a perfect example.
Filed Under: Rep Your Set
Rap is coming back in a big way right now for Gen Y influencers, with some big changes in rap culture brewing with new up and comers like Tyler the Creator, A$AP Rocky and the Weirdo rap movement. One big step in a different direction for rap is what Fat Joe had to say in a recent interview, “It’s 2011 going on 2012. I think if you’re gay rep your set.” With this single interview, some are saying that it’s now safe to come out in the rap community- a huge movement forward and a perhaps a harbinger of the diversity that Gen Y rappers could be bringing to the table.