March 2017

 
Kids: Move like Mowgli30.03.2017

Run, jump and recoil like your best bud is a bear in the forest Keeping kids’ feet bare helps that sensory feedback whizz from feet to brains, growing brainy feet. But it also helps grow footy brains: and by this...

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Kids: Are you a Homunculus?30.03.2017

This little monster is the key to how our brain sees our body… Although the idea of homunculus has been around for centuries, in science it is used as a diagram to express how our brains get information from the...

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Ben McNutt : How to make fire 29.03.2017

"Fire is nothing more than the sun unwinding itself from the wood." - Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller The taming of fire was a defining moment for the human species. We know our distant ancestors; Homo erectus and the Neanderthals...

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Stay Sharp : How tools defined our species27.03.2017

“Knicks and dull edges are abominations, so use knives and hatchets for nothing but they were made for.” - Horace Kephart. What was the sound that heralded the arrival of mankind? Perhaps, about two and a half million years...

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Finding Water in the Desert23.03.2017

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery Finding water in the desert is perhaps one of the most challenging of the core survival skills of this environment, perhaps even more difficult...

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The Ababa : A design journey with a cause 10.03.2017

When we began work on the Ababa, our initial goal was to design a shoe that needed as little shoe making as possible. Normal shoes have more than 50 components and rely on multiple processes which need different machines...

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Introducing Eco Suede : Shoes made with plastic bottles09.03.2017

Surfer Photo Credit: Alison Teal Modern life can sometimes leave us feeling at odds with nature and our natural selves. At Vivobarefoot one of our major eco inspirations is a book called Sustain-Ability by John Ehrenfeld. In the book he...

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Otillo founder, Michael Lemmel, talks Swimrun at The Neal Street store07.03.2017

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to have been invited as a Guest speaker to the London TriShow. I say fortunate because if you had asked me three years ago if I would be invited as a...

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