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Collaborative consumption is the new rideshare, writes Daniela Walker for our friends at Collectively

Daniela Walker for Collectively: Six years ago the idea of a stranger staying your in apartment while you were away was an uncomfortable thought. Who would want a stranger snooping around their stuff? Invading their private space? And then people began to realize that they could make money from strangers inhabiting their place and thus, Airbnb was born. While that is not an accurate history......read more

Sustainability, Politics, and Consumerism

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Steven Cohen on the shift to a clean economy

As 2011 ends and we find some time for reflection, I am thinking a lot about the issue of material consumption and sustainability. Many of my students believe that a key answer to the crisis of planetary sustainability is for individuals to reduce their material consumption. When they say this, they are not thinking of the planet's poorest people, but the planet's richest people. There is a case......read more

Wasteland

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How America can save money and stop wasting less food, water and energy

Waste is just that – a waste. A waste of time, money, and valuable resources, like food, clean water, fertile soil, or energy.  As pointless as waste is, and as much as we dislike it, it is all around us. We waste almost half the food we grow or raise. We waste more than half our energy through inefficiency, we waste three-quarters of our fuel in gas guzzlers, we waste water......read more

2014 Prix Pictet Winner Michael Schmidt Passes Away

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German photographer dies just days after winning award for the theme of 'Consumption'

German photographer Michael Schmidt has died at the age of 68, just days after being awarded the fifth Prix Pictet for the theme of "Consumption." Schmidt won the 100,000 Swiss franc prize for his photographic series Lebensmittel, which examines the workings of the global food industry. The series was years in the making: Schmidt travelled the world to factory farms, slaughterhouses, and......read more

The Fast Lane Car: 'Food Tripping' App Debuted at SXSW

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SHFT and Ford ready for launch of collaborative food app

Ford Motor Company and SHFT.com were at SXSW in Austin, Texas to unveil the new “Food Tripping” app which is designed to let consumers find the best of local, healthy food options while on the road. The app will be downloadable for free beginning on Earth Day, April 22, 2013 for the iPhone, iPad and Android. SHFT.com was founded by actor Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer......read more

SHFT New York Pop-Up Gallery

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Our collaborative pop-up space with pureDKNY opens in Manhattan's SoHo district this week.

SHFT has descended upon NYC for the latest edition in our series of pop-up galleries. Presented in collaboration with pure DKNY. Photo: An exterior shot of the SHFT pop-up gallery in Downtown Los Angeles last May. (via Green LA Girl)...read more

Zag Blanket

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Collaborative blanket in merino wool by Askov Finlayson and Faribault Woolen Mill Co. $185.00

Minneapolis menswear purveyors Askov Finlayson teamed up with local weavers Faribault Woolen Mill Co. to create the limited-edition Zag Blanket, which pairs Faribault's 147-year tradition of craftsmanship with AF's colorful modern design. The double-woven jacquard blanket is woven with domestic merino wool, blended with a small amount of cotton for softness. And for a feel-good finale, for every......read more

Apolis x Kinfolk Garden Bag

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Harvest your garden in style with this collaborative bag--handcrafted by a women's artisan collective in Bangladesh $78.00

The Los Angeles-based "global citizens" at Apolis teamed up with Kinfolk Magazine to produce the Garden Bag, the perfect accessory for backyard harvest season. Handcrafted by a women's co-op in Bangladesh and finished in California, the Garden Bag comes equipped with a durable lining and natural vegetable-dyed leather straps reinforced by antique nickel rivets. Don't have a garden? No problem,......read more

Conrad Crespin: Riddle Ranch

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Portland artist pays homage to his Dad with these collaborative mixed media works

There's something innately visually satisfying about basic shapes. Squares, triangles and circles seem to speak to something primal within our brains that makes our synapses do a happy dance. Or at least that's what this collection of mixed media works from Conrad Crespin does for us. The Portland, OR-based artist and designer applied basic red forms to old black-and-white photographs to......read more

In Deep

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There's water, water everywhere in this collaborative photo essay from Pictory Mag.

We know you're bummed it's Monday so here are some tranquil images of water to daydream about. Pictory is an interesting web project that lets click-happy photographers showcase their snaps by submitting a photo and caption to any of Pictory’s editorial themes. This is the latest, In Deep, a collection of photos of bodies of water from people in the Pictory community. Some......read more

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