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Note from Publisher.                                          Note from Editor.

At the forefront of everything we do, we, as people, sometimes lose sight of the facts, as we become so involved in our everyday routines. However the path that the present is leading us and the future will bring is one of Eco-Design: sustainability in a form with style.

This months Moderne Day Woman, Natalia Olenicoff-Ostensen, and Moderne Day Man, Ryan Frank, spoke to us about their efforts in letting sustainability lead their organizations. This month features excellent pieces, including green as the new black in fashion, menswear made in the U.S., natural beauty, rising eco-business ventures in California, the European biennial in Belgium, an exclusive interview travel photographer, Jerome Shaw, and more.


It is important that we all do our part, as starting small goes a long way. Allow the ladies and gentlemen, of MMJ. ISSUE IV: The Eco-Design Movement, guide us towards a more sustainable future.

From London to California, The Eco-Design Movement is in motion, setting an example for the world to follow.


Roxana Vosough

Each year on New Year’s Day, we make resolutions to break our bad habits. “I’m going to stop smoking.” “I’m going to stop eating candy.” “I’m going to stop biting my nails,” and that unachieved list unfortunately continues. Breaking a habit isn’t an easy task to do, until now.

Sustainability is a responsibility that we, as humans living on Earth, need to take on and contribute towards. Whether you believe in global warming or not, the earth is highly populated with people driving cars, smoking cigarettes, and using products that are harmful to our planet. If we slow down for just a moment to think about what we’re buying and what we’re putting into our bodies, the reality is a little bit frightening.

The eco-design movement is something achievable that simultaneously makes us feel good about breaking our old habits. When we recycle and reuse materials to make different elements, it gives old objects a contemporary feel. But most importantly, by reusing these materials, we are cutting down our carbon footprint and creating a more sustainable world for the years ahead.

In this issue, MMJ. focuses on a selection of eco-designers who are making a difference by contributing their talents to the better of the world. Because just one person can actually make a difference, it just depends on if they’ll try or not.

Kelly A. Shannon

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