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CNN Money: SHFT's 2011 Webby Wins

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Pre-Webby ceremony interview for CNN - SHFT brings 'cool factor' of Entourage into the sustainable sector

CNN Money interviews Peter and Adrian on how SHFT is reframing the conversation about sustainability. They discuss the opportunity presented by taking the cool factor of Entourage and bringing that into the sustainable world through SHFT. CNN interiviwed he two founders right before they received their Webby awards for "Best Green Website"....read more

Leather Apple Watch Strap By Bexar Goods

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From Our Good Friends at Cool Hunting $130.00

Made from high-quality four-ounce American Bridle Leather, Bexar Goods' Apple Watch strap is a sophisticated way to add a feeling of heritage to a futuristic smartwatch. Available in tan or medium brown, the vegetable-tanned strap features three different hardware finishes (stainless steel, space gray or aluminum) and is hand-sewn in Bexar County, Texas. ...read more

JAXA Reversible Climbing Jacket

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From Our Friends At Coolhunting

Boasting a spectacular image taken by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) land-observing satellite "DAICHI," this climbing jacket from Minotaur is reversible and comes in three colorways: blue, green or black. The photo is of the rainforest island Yakushima—a UNESCO World Heritage site that serves as a sanctuary for wildlife, including monkeys and loggerhead turtles. Via Coolhunting...read more

Tokyo Reverse

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Super cool video excerpt from Tokyo Reverse

From filmmaker outfit, SÅNDL, directors Simon Bouisson et Ludovic Zuili create a hypnotic trippy world where our man is walking through the streets of Tokyo, while everything around him is moving in reverse.  Check it out. Original soundtrack director : Francesco Tristano...read more

Katharine O'Brien's Heat Beating Tip

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Healthy, cool juice pops

Mercy, can you feel the climate change? I saw a friend with two ice packs in her bra. LA is so hot, it's lead people to invent self-cooling underwear. While everyone is trying to figure out how to do the cold version of everything, we've done it with green juice - making popsicles! Juice your favorite mix of veggies or fruit and pour it into popsicle holders to freeze. Tastes clean and refreshing......read more

Ovopur Ceramic Water Filter

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Egg-shaped Ovopur gives new meaning to water cooler talk $895.00

Ignoring the valid argument that 900 bucks for a water filter is insane, the Ovopur is the nicest we've seen. Created by France's Aquaovo, the eco-friendly design relies on natural filtration systems (and some help from gravity) to dispense pure, wholesome H2O. The unit features an Aquacristal filter made of activated carbon, quartz, copper and zinc (helping explain the lofty......read more

Explaining the 'Pause' in Global Warming

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A cooler Pacific Ocean may account for the apparent slowdown in rising air temperatures

As more and more greenhouse gases are spewed into the atmosphere, it logically follows that the Earth is warming at a commensurate pace. Right? Not really. The pace of warming has in fact decreased since the 1980s, even as carbon emissions hit record highs. Skeptics like to point to this fact as proof that burning fossil fuels is not impacting the climate.  A new study published in Nature......read more

Cool Conceptual Photography by Ross Sawyers

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Photos of model environments question the idea of 'home'

Inner city condo development gets marks for increasing urban density and making homes more affordable. But it also creates a new form of tension as people adjust to living in smaller spaces, in closer proximity to one another. Using miniature models of residential spaces, conceptual photographer Ross Sawyers explores the tensions inherent in housing development: By constructing model rooms......read more

Scattered Flurries

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Cool video of a serene winter's day in Colorado.

If this doesn't make you want to break out your skis or board and cut some fresh tracks, then probably nothing will. Shot in Telluride, Colorado in 2009, Felt Soul Media's Scattered Flurries captures all the majesty of a stunning snowy day in the the Rocky Mountains. Beautiful cinematography. Original music by Palmer Taylor. ...read more

Magazine Stool by NJU Studio

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DIY design transforms old mags into a cool stool $185.00

Finally, a useful way to store all of our back issues of Playb--I mean Dwell. The Magazine Stool ("Hockenheimer"), designed by Germany-based NJU Studio, turns old periodicals into a smart piece of sustainable furniture. The DIY kit features a wooden base, a pillow seat, and dual leather belts with cinches that let you make a  a stool of varying heights depending on how......read more

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