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Sweet Corn Ceviche

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Seasonal sweet corn put to refreshing use by Sprouted Kitchen

Of the few great food blogs out there dedicated to local, organic fare, Sprouted Kitchen is tops. Every week, Sara Forte dishes up easy and delicous recipes with stunning photography courtesy of her husband, Hugh. For those of you still hanging on the last shreds of summer, Sara's Sweet Corn Ceviche is just the creation you've been waiting for. But act quick. Corn season just wrapped up, so this......read more

Ethanol's Secret Environmental Cost

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Is Obama's push for 'green' energy doing more harm than good?

In 2007, Congress passed a law requiring oil companies to blend corn ethanol into the gasoline supply. The bill, which had bipartisan support, was informed by the idea that homegrown corn would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also weaning the country off foreign sources of oil. Sounds reasonable enough. But the environmental consequences of the "ethanol mandate" have been far from......read more

Lexon Safe Radio

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Wind it up, and this bamboo and corn-based plastic radio pumps out the jams $65.00

Portable radios aren't generally the province of wow-worthy eco-design, but the Lexon Safe Radio proves to be an exception to the rule. Designed by Elium Studio for Lexon, the green-minded AM/FM radio is made of maize bio-plastic with bamboo trim, giving it a refined, modern look that blows traditional plastic radios out of the water. But the best part: it's powered by hand. Wind the crank......read more

Extraordinary Environmental Art by Cornelia Konrads

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German artist creates gravity-defying land art installations

The always-great Colossal tips us off to the work of German artist Cornelia Konrads, who creates mind-bending site specific installations that defy the laws of time, gravity and space. "I like to challenge what is supposed to be 'reliable' about reality: the laws of gravity, the solidity of walls or the ground under our feet… my installations can be seen as a filmstill, pointing backwards......read more

Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

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Cornell University's bird lab is offering big bucks as reward for sighting of ultra-rare-if-not-extinct ghostbird, last seen in 1964.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is offering a reward of $50,000 to the person who finds them an ivory-billed woodpecker. Officially listed as critically endangered, the ‘pecker hasn’t been seen for certain since 1964. ...read more

Knook Corner Chair

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From Capsule Home $479.20

As modern as it is adaptable, the Knook Corner Chair is a perfect modular piece for the modern living room. The corner chair features a mid-century modern design with clean lines and tapered legs with an armrest on one side. The Knook design includes a corner chair, armless chair and an ottoman that can be combined to create two-seaters, three-seaters or a sectional. This piece has a wooden......read more

Pesticide Studies Won E.P.A.’s Trust, Until Trump’s Team Scorned ‘Secret Science’

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Backed by agrochemical companies, Trump administration and Congress are moving to curb the role of human health studies in regulation.

SALINAS, Calif. — José Camacho once worked the fields here in the Salinas Valley, known as “the Salad Bowl of the World” for its abundance of lettuce and vegetables. His wife still does. But back in 2000, Mr. Camacho, who is 63, got an unusual phone call. He was asked if he wanted to work for a new project studying the effects of pesticides on the children of farm......read more

Still Corners "Fireflies"

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Director Christian Hansen follows synthpop duo through the Oregon desert

After a happy partnership with director Christian Sorensen Hansen on their "Berlin Lovers" video, London duo Still Corners re-enlisted him for this newish clip for "Fireflies, another track from their sophomore album Strange Pleasues. Hansen took the band to the Oregon desert to capture them amlbing in the dunes, swimming, and riding motorcycles in the sun. Watch above, and when you're done,......read more

Popcorn Popper

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For the tastiest popcorn, skip the microwave bags and go straight to the flame $35.00

If anyone can think of a better snack to pass around a campfire than freshly popped popcorn, we'd like to hear it. And until someone demonstrates otherwise, there isn't. This long-handled popper from Terrain makes it simple to whip up the world's greatest fireside snack over an open flame (or on the stove). So skip the microwave bags, cop this popper, load with kernels, and get popping.......read more

We Cut Corners "Pirate's Life"

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Brilliant hand drawn animation by Kijek/Adamski

Here's a newish animated video for "Pirate's Life" by We Cut Corners from Polish directing duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski, who created the entire thing by hand using markers on paper. They say the process was "As simple as it gets," but it doesn't look remotely simple to us. They also made this making-of video, which is pretty funny.    ...read more

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