1. Gifts That Keep on Giving: A RANGE Holiday Hit List

    Nothing beats the magic of winter. Snow-filled excursions with friends in the outdoors, snow globe scenes of white in the city, and the holidays spent with family are all things we associate with the month of December. The holidays couldn’t have come soon enough this year and we can’t wait to provide all of of our loved ones with the gift that keeps on giving: adventure. We’ve created a Holiday Hit List of gear to keep all of the various adventurers in our lives looking good and feeling great this season, while letting them know how much we care. … Read More

  2. On Our Radar: Hard Boiled Holistics

    Tucked in between restaurant-lined Myrtle Avenue and the Brooklyn Navy Yards lies a small functional movement studio in New York City called Hard Boiled Holistics. Owned and operated by Riki Bryan, Hard Boiled offers classes that are focused on building strength and mobility. Usually incorporating the use of kettlebells, sandbags and pull-ups, among other resistance training tools and exercises, Hard Boiled teaches its participants how they can meet their fitness goals without a lot of space, something that is certainly rare in New York City. … Read More

  3. Art Basel 2016 Features Both Dark and Whimsical Works in Miami

    For the 15th year, art world cognoscenti, collectors and hangers-on descended on Miami’s South Beach for Art Basel, the largest and most high profile U.S. art fair. Nearly 270 galleries were on hand to display works from some of today’s most significant modern and contemporary artists, as well as emerging art stars. Aside from the high-spirited big ring of the Miami Convention Center, several satellite fairs have spun off of Basel, including NADA, Scope and Faena—not to mention site-specific art and nightlife spectacles from the Juxtapoz Clubhouse to a Madonna benefit concert with tickets starting at $5,000. The RANGE team was on-hand to check out the art, get some sun, and as always, seek, spread and distill the cultural stories and visual inspo circulating through fine art’s big event. … Read More

  4. Black Friday Becomes Brighter as Patagonia Gives 100% For the Planet

    During trying and uncertain times like these, it’s important to have your priorities straight, and we’re so glad Patagonia continues to be a brand that is conscious of its impact. On Black Friday, November 25, which is one of America’s biggest consumer shopping days of the year, Patagonia will be donating 100% of their retail store and online global sales to grassroots environmental organizations charged with protecting our air, water and soil. Yes, you read this right. They are allocating all of this lucrative day’s revenue to support our planet’s wellbeing. … Read More

  5. On Our Radar: Make & Mary, the Artisan Side of Cannabis

    What do Oregon, Washington, Colorado, California and Massachusetts all have in common? Marijuana. Finally, the decriminalization and legalization of recreational weed is making its way throughout the U.S. The face of the weed industry is changing and the stigma around it is slowly, but surely becoming obsolete. As weed enters new territories, we’re seeing new and innovative ways to explore both the healing and creative benefits of cannabis. Weed gyms are popping up in San Francisco, and designers are elevating the pot-smoking experience by reimagining smoking paraphernalia for sophisticated smokers. It’s 2016, folks, and cannabis culture is making its way to the mainstream. … Read More

  6. Earth, Wind and Fire: Ali Beletic’s Expansive Art

    Through her paintings, sculptures and environmental installations, Ali Beletic searches for our latent empathy with nature. Driven by an unwavering conviction that our humanity is best reflected by the natural environment, Beletic uses air, earth, fire and water in combination with organic materials like metal and wood. Weaving ephemeral, sensory elements like light and sound into her installations, she creates physically immersive experiences.  … Read More

  7. Wild Women’s Project: Uniting Women to Connect and Lead Our Community

    I am passionate about connecting people, thrilled to hear people’s stories, and inspired to bring the best out of myself, my environment, my community and all those I meet. After five years in a traditional agency routine, six months on the road through Alaska and the West, and three years as a co-founder at BoldBrew, a public relations and marketing shop, this is my mantra: this is why I do what I do, live where I live, and am who I am. And so, last summer, BoldBrew launched the Wild Women’s Project, a space for women to gather, converse and ignite action on the outlook of creativity, conservation, connection and commerce in the outdoor community. … Read More

  8. Hike it Baby: Raising a Generation to Love the Outdoors

    If you were to ask a room full of people what some of their fondest childhood memories were, odds are nine out of 10 would talk about time spent outdoors throwing snowballs, playing in parks, building treehouses, and riding bikes. Simple pleasures that for generations defined what it meant to be a kid. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. Our lives have become so digitally dependent that our children are more likely to catch a firefly in an iPhone app than in field surrounded by trees and wildlife. They are turning into turbo bots, who spend countless hours a day staring at screens while totally disconnected from their natural surroundings. … Read More

  9. New Hues: Plant Dyes, A Modern Field Guide

    When I tell people I dye fabric with plants, they immediately paint me as a some sort of bohemian earth mama. In reality, I‘m more of a type-A workaholic with a love for plants. This perception has more to do with what people have heard about “natural dyes” than first-hand knowledge. Indigo is the only plant dye that’s become a part of mainstream culture, but it’s quickly paving the way for others. … Read More