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Tin Soy Candles

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From Bright Endeavors $13.60

8 oz soy wax candle Comes in compact tin Amazing scents This sustainable soy candle was made by Bright Endeavors, a nonprofit social enterprise in Chicago. Bright Endeavors is committed to helping inner city, homeless and at-risk young women, between the ages of 16-25, gain the necessary skills to become self-sufficient, successful adults. Utilizing innovative business enterprise......read more

The Bright IDEA

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GM-financed auto start-up aims to engineer a hybrid electric cargo van.

Over at NG Daily News, we learned about Indiana start-up company Bright Automotive and its plug-in hybrid cargo van, the IDEA, which goes 38 miles in pure electric mode before switching to hybrid mode with an impressive fuel economy of 36-38 mpg. Designed for the American market, the IDEA is large in size but more efficient than typical trucks and cargo vehicles in this country. Using......read more

Inlets "Bright Orange Air"

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Sublime music vid delivers poignant comment on light pollution.

As a Brooklyn resident, Inlets main man/multi-instrumentalist Sebastian Krueger knows a thing or two about light pollution. The impressionistic video for "Bright Orange Air," wonderfully crafted by Benjamin and Stefan Ramirez Perez, goes deep with the song's theme. "Bright Orange Air" appears on Inlets' debut album, Inter Arbiter, out this week on twosyllable records....read more

BrightFarms Brings Rooftop Produce to Supermarkets

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NYC company wants grocery stores to raise on the roof

By standard definition, "local food" is that which is produced within 100 miles of where it's sold. BrightFarms wants you to forget that. The New York-based greenhouse company aims to shift our understanding of local-ness by bringing rooftop gardens to the place where consumers buy food: the supermarket. Launched in January 2011, BrightFarms' vision is to convince grocery retailers to grow......read more

Tomio Seike: Overlook

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Contemplative beachscape photos shot in Brighton, UK

For the past thirty years, Japanese photographer Tomio Seike has divided time between Japan and Europe. In 2010 he lived in a holiday apartment on Marine Parade in Brighton, England, where he took these photos of the beachscape below. The series, titled "Overlook," show tiny human figures at the edge of an endless sea, harkening Romantic landscape paintings. In fact, on first glance, they......read more

Ambassadeurs, "M.O.P.E"

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Heavy jam graced with kaleidoscopic visuals by Brendan Canty

From director Brendan Canty of Feel Good Lost comes this tripped out clip of over-exposed landscape imagery and spinning patterns, set to the heavy bliss of "M.O.P.E" from Brighton's Ambassadeurs. The tune finds the Brit producer combining chopped-up guitar and bluesy vox to a rolling beat and some full-bodied bass. Canty's psychedelic visuals nicely complement the vibe. It doesn't......read more

SHFT Sampler 4-15-11

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Concentrated solar gets a boost from Google, recycled flip-flops make colorful housewares, marijuana isn't so green, and more.

Grab Your Shades: The future looks bright for concentrated solar power. Google announced a $168 million investment in Brightsource Energy's Ivanpah Solar Plant in the Mojave Desert, which will be the largest concentrated solar plant in the world. (via GOOD) Fancy Footwork: Dutch designer Diederik Schneemann crafted a colorful collection of vases and lamps made from recycled flip-flops found......read more

The World's Largest Solar Farm From Above

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Aerial photos of the Ivanpah solar thermal plant by Jamie Stillings

Deep in California's Mojave Desert, construction is well underway on a solar power plant that may eventually generate enough electricity for 140,000 homes. When it's completed next year, the $2.2 billion, 3,600-acre Ivanpah solar thermal plant will be the largest of its kind in the world, with nearly 350,000 mirrors reflecting light onto boilers, creating steam to power turbines and generate......read more

Loan Guarantee Confirmed for Solar Power Plant

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But wildlife conservation groups oppose the project, the New York Times reports.

The United States Energy Department on Monday offered a $1.37 billion loan guarantee to a company planning to build a large-scale solar power plant in the Southern California desert. The loan guarantee, for BrightSource Energy of Oakland, Calif., is the largest given for a solar project. BrightSource’s 392-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the first utility-scale solar......read more

Come Back Around - Strange Babes

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And now, here's a bit of psychodelic pop to brighten up your day.

Shot in LA on 16mm cross processed Color Reversal film then using different markers, inks and paints we hand drew the animation right onto the physical film.  Dir. Sam Kristofski @kristofski Animation: Foothead foothead.net...read more

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