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Cleverhood Fund Award

by John Coulbourn on

Some time ago we launched the Cleverhood Fund to support the fight for safe streets and equitable transportation. For every garment we sell, we set aside a portion...

Happy Ten New Years!

by John Coulbourn on

When Cleverhood started in 2012, NYC was edging into phase 1 of its bold new bike share plan. The City of Lights had declared “Paris Respire!” (that’s ‘breathes’)....

Weekend Haiku Thought Game

by John Coulbourn on

Compose a haikuWin widespread recognitionLike a gentle walk Submit your own personal haiku. It’s a nice brain break. We have a pair of very nice socks and five...

It's Rain-or-Shine for the Legendary Newport Music Festivals

by John Coulbourn on

One of life’s many pleasures is a summer music festival. It’s our good fortune to be in the neighborhood of Fort Adams and the Newport Music Festivals. Strategically...

What is the Cleverhood Fund?

by John Coulbourn on

We’re humbled by the champions of open streets and spaces, bike lanes and mobility justice that we meet. We’ve initiated the Cleverhood Fund to help illuminate individuals or...

Happy Birthday Earth

by cleverhood on

It’s hard to believe you’re 4.543 billion years old today. Typical Taurus, dependable and enduring. You have an affinity for nature that’s inspiring to all of us here...

Rain Jackets: they’re not for everyone (or are they?)

by cleverhood on

We’ll get to the point. But first a quick evaluation: It’s quahog season in the Ocean State and any resident may take a rake and collect a few...

A Father's Day Action Story

by cleverhood on

Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land And don't criticize What you can't understandThe ‘times they are a-changing’ they sang. It was an anthem of a new generation...

Where is Everyone Thinking?

by cleverhood on

So how are you doing, good? There is a cloud hanging over us. However, behind the clouds the sun's still shining. That's Longfellow's sentiment expressed in the all-time...

Socks for Sparks of Inspiration

by cleverhood on

We’re stuck in…an apartment, house, room, rut…we could use a spark of inspiration. In return, we’ll award one pair of astonishingly soft socks to the best spark. Every...