Monkie Mail De-Drone Your Life Game | Starting July 19, 2010

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G Living Is Giving Away $1000′s of dollars in G Treasure, To You

Here is how this game is going to work. Only subscribers to G Living Monkie Mail are eligible. Signing up for G Living Monkie Mail is completely free and anyone can subscribe. Only one email per subscriber is eligible. Your full name must be associated with your email address, on the Monkie Mail List. No multiple emails going to the same person. (no cheating) To claim your prize, you will need to prove your identity before we ship the prizes out.

Once a week G Living will send a very special game Monkie Mail email to all subscribing members of G Living Monkie Mail. In this special Monkie Mail, there will be a set of instructions for all subscribers to follow. The instructions will lead you to the name of that weeks winner of the Monkie Mail “G” Treasure! Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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Lykke Li Haunts My Soul And I like It

Just when I thought I was ready to move on, she pulls me back in. Yes, I am talking about the soul grabbing little songstress Lykke Li. I have been completely sucked in by her new song, Possibility. I am just so taken by it. And if that wasn’t bad enough, now I’ve discover that she has made a music video (posted above). Great, now I can spend hours looping the video. (Can someone save me)

I can’t explain her hold on me really. It’s the slow, echo of her voice calling to me or something. I find myself listening to this song again and again and again, each time, a little more of my inner self starts to sing along with this mystical woman. If your brave enough, let your guard down, allow Lykke Li in for just a few hours. I am guessing your life may never be the same. It’s a real Possibility.

(song lyrics after the jump)

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The Kind Life & Chowing Down Vegan Style In The NYC, By Alicia Silverstone

0 The Kind Life & Chowing Down Vegan Style In The NYC, By Alicia Silverstone

So, I am out trying to expand my horizons today. No, not in the real world, but online, I did a spin around the other green sites, which I haven’t done in a long while. I have to tell you, I am pretty burned out on the standard green re-hash news headline sites. You know what I mean. Protest this, be upset about that.. so on. I lived that, believe me. I am over it. Now I just want to do things. Hands on, get down and start living. But yes, I am going off track, as usual. Like I was saying, I was out looking around online just to see what the usual suspects are posting about now, when I came across something new. A site by Alicia Silverstone. A newish site called The Kind Life with Alicia Silverstone. I don’t know how long the site has been around, but I have to tell you, I was surprised to see it. The site is a bit like a vegan spin off of GOOP, by Gwyneth Paltrow. Not as polished but you can feel the same vibe going on.

She gets into all of her own “G” lifestyle things. Everything from her vegan dogs, to her new vegan recipe book, eco home decor and on and on. Yes, she is trying to sell you something, her book, but I think the site is about more than that. She seems to be pretty cool, down to Earth and definitely living an amazing “G” life. About the recipe book, I haven’t seen it yet, but I did watch the behind the scene video from the photo shoot and that looked pretty good. I will have to put her book on my list. She even took the time to make the video I have posted above. In the video she takes us all along for a spin around the hottest vegan food spots in New York City. Some of the places she goes too, I never even heard of. It’s been that long since I have been back to NYC.

(after the jump, video of Alicia explaining what the site is all about)

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Lose the Cattle, Save the World

cow in field 011 Lose the Cattle, Save the WorldReposted From Good Community By David Cannell

We’ve all heard the meat is murder argument, and chances are if it hasn’t inspired you to become a fourth level vegan yet it probably never will. There is another argument for vegetarianism that may have a bigger impact on peoples choice in cuisine. Cutting down, or completely stopping on eating meat can reduce your carbon footprint more than giving up your car.

There are many factors that contribute to global warming. The biggest are waste production, electricity and transport. Next on the list is food production. We all try to turn our lights off and walk when we can, but have you ever considered how your diet is effecting the planet, let alone your hair?

A Study in New Scientist magazine reported that the production of one kilogram of beef produced as much greenhouse gasses as three hours of driving. The greenhouse gas emission of animals was calculated by considering the production and transportation of grain, as well as the methane emissions from animals. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

West Hollywood’s Answer to Green Condos The Habitat 825

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G Living started its life at a small desk tucked into the back corner of Sander Architects Venice California office. Starting our life inside the belly of an emerging green architecture firm, was very fulfilling and inspiring. I personally was able to see first hand, what a challenge it is to bring a building to life. Building anything in L.A. is difficult, now toss in innovative modern design ideas and green building materials and now you have something that will challenge even the best Architects.

So, when a special building like the Habitat 825 comes along it’s worth looking at in detail. This green leaning West L.A. Condo building was designed by LOHA Architects based in Culver City, just down the street from our current studio .

Habitat 825 draws inspiration from Schindler in developing new forms of contemporary lifestyle through the use of light, materials, color and common open space. This project provided an opportunity to address the critical issues of density, site and the cultural and social impacts that arise from building adjacent to a historical landmark. Attempting to “kick down the bamboo wall”, Habitat 825 and its expansive use of common open space creates an urban space without borders or property lines.

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Sickly To Mighty, V Blaks Journey Of Putting The Meat On!

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Photographer:V Blak

Hello world, my name is V Blak and I am a sickly looking vegan (was). I know how sad, poor Monkie.

Let me start with a memory, years ago, I was in New York City working with my friend Jay. My first day in town, he rushes me up to meet his new girl. She was transitioning to a raw food diet and exploring the whole vegan thing. She even had Jay embracing it. Big big change in lifestyle for him. He was so new to it, he really had no clue what being a vegan was. He would say things like, no red meat right, I can’t have steaks anymore? Yeah, Jay that’s it. You got it.

Anyways, back to the introduction. He introduced me, acting all excited, going on about how cool it was, that I had already been a vegan for years. His thinking was that she would be inspired or something. She wasn’t. She turned to me and said, oh yeah I can tell he is a vegan and she didn’t mean it in a good way. She meant yeah, he sticks out like a sore thumb. Pale, thin, gauntly, sunken in, walking skeleton, you know the type. The worst part is that she was dead on right. I was no vegan role model. I was looking pretty bad. Even worse, I wasn’t even concerned. I didn’t think anything was wrong with the way I looked. I didn’t even take in what she was saying. My mind just said, well that is her problem. I look fine, I am just a thin person, she just doesn’t understand.

The reality was, I was too busy working, trying to make a difference, trying to understand the world I was living in, trying to understand myself. Fighting through depression, fighting to just stay. I never stopped and thought about my health or what I looked like. And here is the thing, I was skinny for a long long time, but it wasn’t because I became a vegan, Vegans don’t have to be skinny and most are not. That is just a stereotype. I was skinny because I gave up on myself. I didn’t care about me. I had no balance in my life. I never ate. I would drink espresso, suppressing my appetite, so I could work longer hours, stay up more days. When I did eat, it would be something simple like a salad. A very very light near zero calorie salad. Very little fats or proteins. Worst of all, I sat in my chair day after day and completely gave up on working out. For me even the thought of working out turned my stomach. I would think, oh how boring, what a dull ill thing to do. I hated it. So, I just didn’t do it, ever. The last time I was physically active (until recently) was back in my early 20′s. So, think about it, a good 15 years just blew by as my body withered away. Amazing what we will do to ourselves.

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Wrap Your Lips Around Somthing New A Hempuccino!

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To the dude with the double-shot, extra-dry, vanilla soy cappuccino (V Blak and you other Bad Monkies!), your long-winded order doesn’t even stand a chance — in terms of taste (or lack of pretention, for that matter — to top my delicious, healthy Hempuccino.

Rich, creamy, and boasting a long list of nutritious attributes (including Omega-3), the Hempuccino is made by using steamed Living Harvest Hempmilk as a non-dairy “milk” choice, and combining it with espresso. Coffee shops are quickly catching on to using the hemp milk as an innovative new way to produce impressively frothy and full-flavored drinks and steamers that make an exceptional morning mug.

Especially in the indigenous coffee culture of Portland, OR, marrying steamed hemp milk with ol’ cuppa joe is all the latest buzz. The city — whose vibe infers that a progressive stance on health and environment might just be as important as a really good cup of coffee — is also home to popular hemp food company Living Harvest, who thinks you can indeed have both. To prove it, they’ve been spending plenty of energy as of late promoting their award-winning Hempmilk in the independent coffee shops that line Portland’s streets. Once aware of the new option, many latte lovers and conventional coffee gurus alike have wasted no time in making the switch.

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And Now For Some Sweetness | Running Raw Tim Makes Green Smoothy

0 And Now For Some Sweetness | Running Raw Tim Makes Green Smoothy

In this episode of the Running Raw Project: While traveling to British Columbia, Tim not only uncovers some really amazing places to run, but also happens across the tastiest green smoothie recipe to date. It’s love at first chug.

Tim also addresses the debate over juices vs. smoothies… and smoothies come out on top.

Yoga Canada Raw Food Dad Hunts, Welcome To Heathers World

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Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved food, particularly the sweet stuff. I come by it honestly, since my mom’s favorite food is chocolate. I grew up on a pretty “Standard American Diet”. You know, cereal with milk for breakfast, peanut butter (fortunately the natural kind) & jelly sandwiches for lunch, and chicken/veggies/potato for dinner. My favorite treat was ice cream and my mom’s freshly baked chocolate chip cookies! 

When I was 14, my mom gave me the book Fit For Life to read, after incorporating some of the principles into her life. I’m not sure what prompted her to give me the book, but I devoured it – and became a vegetarian over night! Not only that, I gave up most dairy products too. Imagine a teenager eliminating 70% of the foods they’ve grown up on?! While everyone else at high school was eating burgers, chocolate bars, soda pop, and ice cream, I was eating my perfectly combined meals most of the time (although I was a candy-aholic on weekends). Fresh fruit for breakfast, fruit/veggies/or homemade soup for lunch, and veggies with either rice, squash, or pasta, for dinner. For a while I just ate fruit – I thought, “why eat anything else when you can eat healthy sweet stuff all the time?” (NOT a great idea as I learned later on). Remember that Sesame Street song “One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn’t belong…” Ummmm yeah, I felt like an outcast. 

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Looking Back | Rory Freedman On The Real G! The Skinny on Skinny Bitch


Written by Winston Gieseke

How many skinny bitches does it take to make a bestseller?

With a steady following (and the help of celebrity photo-endorsers like Victoria Beckham and Jessica Alba), Skinny Bitch has become a runaway sensation. After less than two years in print, a whopping 600,000 copies exist worldwide and translation rights have been procured for seven different languages. Yes, there are wannabe skinny bitches everywhere.

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The Prefab Greenhouse Design To Grow People Not Just Their Plants

thegreenhouse growingpeople 01 The Prefab Greenhouse Design To Grow People Not Just Their Plants Photos by Luc Roymans

Even us gardeners with Black Thumbs, understands why plants love to live in green houses. They are basically no different than your average vacationer, they want to sunbath all day and be wrapped in a warm blanket of air? Wouldn’t it be nice if we humans could live in our own version of a green house. Something bathing in natural light, which always stays nice and toasty, even in the coldest of climates. Turns out we can do just that, even in a frigid place like Belgian, green houses are the perfect people growers. The home pictured above is a greenhouse in every sense of the word. As in a typical gardening greenhouse, this one is constructed from a prefabricated steel frame, alternating series of super-insulating transparent glass and translucent polycarbonate plates and extra insulation in the back of the house. The insulation in the back also serves the purpose of obscuring the views into the house.

Through the clever use of the insulating glass, the same heating effect that is found in a real greenhouse is successfully mimicked. This occurs when heat from the sun’s rays passes through the glass walls and warms up the interior whilst the insulation in the glass prevents the heat from escaping.

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Iced Vanilla Ginger Cashew Espresso By Bad Monkie V Blak

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I am sitting here a whole day after I started this post and I am wondering what just happened. I started my day off, thinking about you guys honestly, I was thinking, okay I need to share my “G” lifestyle daily from this point on. Get out in front of the camera, you can do it, I keep telling myself. I am working up to it, believe me. So, I said to myself what can I share today… hmmm, I know, how about my addiction or dare I say love for espresso. I know, I know, it’s killing my alkaline ph balance or something like that. I hear you Brendan and Tim. You guys make me look bad, being all in shape and perfect fit “G” super guys. I know, I am going to stop soon or at least reduce how much I take in per month. More green juicing I promise. But for now, I am still drinking organic espresso, which our friends at Peet’s Coffee sent over to us. They are like freaking pushers… right (jj) It’s sooooo good, I promise you. One shot and you just want to drop to your knees. They have a complete green organic coffee roasting place here in California I believe. Anyways, they sent over so much espresso, I just can’t help myself but to dig in and brew it up. I know bad monkie.

Back to my story. I am out here in the desert and it is so hot, 116 degrees if you can believe that. I have a new place, which I will show you in another post and I haven’t turned on the air once and believe it or not I am fine. All the windows and doors are open in the front and back of the house and the air is flowing through and keeping it very… hawaii caribbean like. But with that said, you still need something cool to sip on, so my cool morning drink of choice is the iced espresso with a twist of flavors. I have been making it almost every day along with a few other frozen alcohol based drinks, which I will also get into in some future post. I know TIM / BRENDAN / RORY, I hear you.. Bad Monkie!

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