Summer of peace and love. Since our first Summer drop is inspired by a psychedelic journey, we thought we’d take a deeper dive. This edition of Sending Good Vibes is your guided path to enlightenment with rainbow vibes and magic mushrooms. We hit the road in a retro VW bus, show you how to tie-dye clothes, take you on a tour of a psilocybin retreat, teach you how to make adaptogenic mushroom tarts, all while listening to a psychedelic playlist. Awake but dreaming. Man, what a trip.  
SOCIAL TAKEOVERS
Summer of peace and love. Since our first Summer drop is inspired by a psychedelic journey, we thought we’d take a deeper dive. This edition of Sending Good Vibes is your guided path to enlightenment with rainbow vibes and magic mushrooms. We hit the road in a retro VW bus, show you how to tie-dye clothes, take you on a tour of a psilocybin retreat, teach you how to make adaptogenic mushroom tarts, all while listening to a psychedelic playlist. Awake but dreaming. Man, what a trip.  
SOCIAL TAKEOVERS
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Loria Stern
WEDNESDAY, 6/9 at 11 a.m. PST
 
Piece out. L.A.-based baker, gardener and artist Loria Stern teaches us how to make an adaptogenic mushroom tart. “This is a perfect summer recipe as it requires minimal baking, is refreshing to eat on a hot day and better yet, will leave you feeling healthy and energized as it's infused with adaptogenic mushroom powders and it's gluten and grain free, dairy free, vegan and unrefined sugar free.”
WEDNESDAY, 6/16 at 11 a.m. PST
 
Hi tie dye. Sisters Freya and Phoebe combine mystical iconography with California style at Adelfi, their stationery company designed in Los Angeles. Follow along as they show us how to artfully tie-dye MOTHER pieces at home.
Photo Credit: Via the Idle Theory Bus
WEDNESDAY, 6/23 at 11 a.m. PST
 
Home is where you park it. Ride along with van life influencer Kit Whistler, who traded her apartment for a 1976 VW bus in 2012. Kit talks about her hippie-inspired travels all across the country – from the red rock deserts of Utah to the lush greenery of the Northwest – and her quest to lead a more joyful life.
LEARN

Photo Credit: Ted Streshinsky Photographic Archive/ Corbis Premium Historical via Getty Images

On the road. In 1964, Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and his Merry Band of Pranksters kickstarted the psychedelic ’60s when they set out on an acid-fueled trip across America in a colorful bus called “Furthur.” Stories from the bus were featured in Tom Wolfe’s 1968 book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and a documentary about the journey, Magic Trip, was released in 2011.
Photo Credit: Peace now, circa 1970, Thomas W. Benson Papers, HCLA 06352, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University.
 
Make love not war. In the 1960s and ’70s, political poster workshops sprang up across the U.S. With guidance from Malaquias Montoya, a leader in the Chicano Art Movement, student activists at UC Berkeley’s Political Poster Workshop created hundreds of colorful DIY-style posters that captured the spirit of rebellion.
 
MAKING HISTORY
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“The feminist movement of the ’60s and ’70s reminded the world that women have always played important historical roles, despite often being overlooked,” reads a 2021 article by Stacker. “Women’s History Month in March and the commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8 allow us to celebrate the strides women have made across social, economic, political and cultural spectrums. Observing milestones in women's history also reminds us of the steps still required to achieve true gender equality... Women have left marks on everything from entertainment and music to space exploration, athletics and technology.” Find out what milestone in women’s history was achieved in your birth year.
 
MAKING HISTORY
MAKING HISTORY
Don Preston/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
SEE

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Matthew Craven

The fungus is among us. Artist Matthew Craven is drawn to subjects that reflect the natural world. His mushroom collages are a slight departure from his geometric patterns, but both are sourced from outdated textbooks. “I dig for used books like others dig for records,” Matthew says. “It's a practice that gets me out of my studio and takes my work in sometimes unexpected directions.”

Photo Credit: Via Daniel Mercadante

Go with the flow. For filmmaker and artist Daniel Mercadante his Rainbow Road series is about experimenting with imagination and magic. The series started as a playful study after moving from California to New England, where he was inspired to add rainbow lights to the cold blue evenings.
 
Photo Credit: Via Giles Newman
Groovy. Giles Newman’s mushroom spoons are a piece of functional art. Each is hand carved from a single piece of Silver Birch, which was responsibly sourced from wind-fallen wood. All of Newman’s pieces are individually designed and therefore no two are alike.
 
MAKING HISTORY
Don Preston/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
“The feminist movement of the ’60s and ’70s reminded the world that women have always played important historical roles, despite often being overlooked,” reads a 2021 article by Stacker. “Women’s History Month in March and the commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8 allow us to celebrate the strides women have made across social, economic, political and cultural spectrums. Observing milestones in women's history also reminds us of the steps still required to achieve true gender equality... Women have left marks on everything from entertainment and music to space exploration, athletics and technology.” Find out what milestone in women’s history was achieved in your birth year.
 
MAKING HISTORY
MAKING HISTORY
Don Preston/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
READ

Photo Credit: Neville, Richard, (1970), OZ 30, OZ Publications Ink Limited, London, 48p.

Far out. Independently published from 1963 to 1973 (first in its namesake Australia, then in the U.K.), Oz was definitive of the international counterculture movement of its time. Consistently prosecuted on charges of obscenity, the zine was a pioneer in exploring issues including police brutality, gay rights and recreational drug use.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Penguin Random House LLC

In living color. Originally published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in connection to its 1975 joint-exhibition The Rainbow Show, this collection of essays and illustrations devoted to rainbows explores the meaning of color (physically and metaphysically) and its impact on the human psyche throughout the ages.
VISIT

Photo Credit: Courtesy of MycoMeditations

Take a trip. Experience everything mother earth has to offer on this lush psilocybin retreat. Venture off to Jamaica and explore the healing properties of magic mushrooms all while enjoying a true 5-star experience. Who doesn’t need some sunshine, relaxation... and psychedelics? Paradise found.

STAFF PICKS
Eight pieces we love that reimagine the magic mushroom and rainbow vibes of the 1960s and ’70s.
PLAYLIST

Embark on the path to musical enlightenment with MOTHER’s playlist of psychedelic sounds, including Babe Rainbow, Pond, Khruangbin and Sugar Candy Mountain. Tune in, turn on and rock out.

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Guppy Friend
Summer of peace and love. Since our first Summer drop is inspired by a psychedelic journey, we thought we’d take a deeper dive. This edition of Sending Good Vibes is your guided path to enlightenment with rainbow vibes and magic mushrooms. We hit the road in a retro VW bus, show you how to tie-dye clothes, take you on a tour of a psilocybin retreat, teach you how to make adaptogenic mushroom tarts, all while listening to a psychedelic playlist. Awake but dreaming. Man, what a trip.  
SOCIAL TAKEOVERS
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Loria Stern
WEDNESDAY, 6/9 at 11 a.m. PST
 
Piece out. L.A.-based baker, gardener and artist Loria Stern teaches us how to make an adaptogenic mushroom tart. “This is a perfect summer recipe as it requires minimal baking, is refreshing to eat on a hot day and better yet, will leave you feeling healthy and energized as it's infused with adaptogenic mushroom powders and it's gluten and grain free, dairy free, vegan and unrefined sugar free.”
WEDNESDAY, 6/16 at 11 a.m. PST
 
Hi tie dye. Sisters Freya and Phoebe combine mystical iconography with California style at Adelfi, their stationery company designed in Los Angeles. Follow along as they show us how to artfully tie-dye MOTHER pieces at home.
Photo Credit: Via the Idle Theory Bus
WEDNESDAY, 6/23 at 11 a.m. PST
 
Home is where you park it. Ride along with van life influencer Kit Whistler, who traded her apartment for a 1976 VW bus in 2012. Kit talks about her hippie-inspired travels all across the country – from the red rock deserts of Utah to the lush greenery of the Northwest – and her quest to lead a more joyful life.
LEARN

Photo Credit: Ted Streshinsky Photographic Archive/ Corbis Premium Historical via Getty Images

On the road. In 1964, Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and his Merry Band of Pranksters kickstarted the psychedelic ’60s when they set out on an acid-fueled trip across America in a colorful bus called “Furthur.” Stories from the bus were featured in Tom Wolfe’s 1968 book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and a documentary about the journey, Magic Trip, was released in 2011.
Photo Credit: Peace now, circa 1970, Thomas W. Benson Papers, HCLA 06352, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University.
 
Make love not war. In the 1960s and ’70s, political poster workshops sprang up across the U.S. With guidance from Malaquias Montoya, a leader in the Chicano Art Movement, student activists at UC Berkeley’s Political Poster Workshop created hundreds of colorful DIY-style posters that captured the spirit of rebellion.
SEE

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Matthew Craven

The fungus is among us. Artist Matthew Craven is drawn to subjects that reflect the natural world. His mushroom collages are a slight departure from his geometric patterns, but both are sourced from outdated textbooks. “I dig for used books like others dig for records,” Matthew says. “It's a practice that gets me out of my studio and takes my work in sometimes unexpected directions.”

Photo Credit: Via Daniel Mercadante

Go with the flow. For filmmaker and artist Daniel Mercadante his Rainbow Road series is about experimenting with imagination and magic. The series started as a playful study after moving from California to New England, where he was inspired to add rainbow lights to the cold blue evenings.
Photo Credit: Via Giles Newman
Groovy. Giles Newman’s mushroom spoons are a piece of functional art. Each is hand carved from a single piece of Silver Birch, which was responsibly sourced from wind-fallen wood. All of Newman’s pieces are individually designed and therefore no two are alike.
READ

Photo Credit: Neville, Richard, (1970), OZ 30, OZ Publications Ink Limited, London, 48p.

Far out. Independently published from 1963 to 1973 (first in its namesake Australia, then in the U.K.), Oz was definitive of the international counterculture movement of its time. Consistently prosecuted on charges of obscenity, the zine was a pioneer in exploring issues including police brutality, gay rights and recreational drug use.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Penguin Random House LLC

In living color. Originally published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in connection to its 1975 joint-exhibition The Rainbow Show, this collection of essays and illustrations devoted to rainbows explores the meaning of color (physically and metaphysically) and its impact on the human psyche throughout the ages.
READ
VISIT
VISIT

Photo Credit: Courtesy of MycoMeditations

Take a trip. Experience everything mother earth has to offer on this lush psilocybin retreat. Venture off to Jamaica and explore the healing properties of magic mushrooms all while enjoying a true 5-star experience. Who doesn’t need some sunshine, relaxation... and psychedelics? Paradise found.

STAFF PICKS
Eight pieces we love that reimagine the magic mushroom and rainbow vibes of the 1960s and ’70s.
PLAYLIST

Embark on the path to musical enlightenment with MOTHER’s playlist of psychedelic sounds, including Babe Rainbow, Pond, Khruangbin and Sugar Candy Mountain. Tune in, turn on and rock out.