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The Dark Side of the Lens

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Beautiful short film from renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith.

Shot on the frigid Atlantic coastlines of Ireland and England, "The Dark Side of the Lens" presents a side of surfing that few people glimpse: the world of the surf photographer. The film was made by one of the greats, Irishman Mickey Smith (alongside talented DP Allan Wilson), who explains, “I wanted to create that something that would give insight into what it takes to grind out a......read more

TCHO Dark Chocolate

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Obsessively good organic dark chocolate. $21.00

San Francisco's TCHO makes outrageously delicious dark chocolate from certified organic, fair trade ingredients. The company, which was co-founded by space shuttle technologist-turned -chocolate maker, creates a direct link between cacao farmers and chocolate lovers. ...read more

In this brief video, artist Garip Ay creates an interpretation of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting using a paper marbling technique—or more specifically the Turkish method called ebru. Marbling involves the careful process of floating colors on the surface of water or a slightly more viscous solution called size, before transferring the design or pattern to a special......read more

Thierry Cohen: Darkened Cities

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French photographer superimposes rural night skies on the world's greatest metropoles

There are plenty of reasons to love living in the city, but star-gazing isn't one of them. French photographer Thierry Cohen rectifies the urban light pollution problem with Darkened Cities, a photo series depicting famous city skylines with the lights shut off. To make the images, Cohen blended photos of city scenes--altered to eliminate lights--with photos of night skies from less populated......read more

Verge Reclaimed Wood Side Table

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From ABC Home $499.00

Like the other pieces in the Verge collection designed for ABC Home, this side table combines the organic charm and compelling patina of recycled wood with the refined aesthetics of clean, contemporary design. Hewn from reclaimed material, this handcrafted furniture collection embodies the new and sustained life that can result from rescuing nature’s discarded resources. Varied natural......read more

Criticism Mounts For Obama's Oil Drilling Plan

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Proposal to open coastlines to drilling draws ire from both sides of the political debate.

Aurora Robson's glimmering reputation was built on Plastic bottles are utterly detestable Notcot recently reminded us about the Aurora Robson's most recent exhibit, Be Like Water, just finished showing at 2424 in Philadelphia. For more Robson, visit her site. (via Notcot)...read more

The Schwitchinator

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Schwarzenegger ends backing for offshore drilling.

Even though expanded drilling operations off the Santa Barbara coastline could have created $100 million dollars in California revenue, Governor Schwarzenegger has switched positions and no longer supports drilling expansion. This is one of the more positive responses to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is shaping up to be the worst in American history. If a Republican......read more

How to Reduce Your Oil Footprint

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A few simple ways to effect change.

In the wake of last week's catastrophic oil spill, still growing in the Gulf of Mexico, many people are feeling helpless as to what they can do in their personal lives to stop supporting offshore oil drilling and the use of oil in general. Fortunately, our everyday lifestyle and purchasing decisions matter. We as individuals have the power to help reduce our country's reliance on oil,......read more

Obama Orders Freeze on Offshore Drilling

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President concedes neither oil companies nor government were prepared for worst-case scenario.

In Washington on Thursday, President Obama addressed widening public anger over the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, ordering a moratorium on offshore drilling in U.S. waters. The announcement reverses a previous decision to expand offshore drilling off American coastlines. At the White House press conference, the President also said there was too much complacency in goverment prior......read more

Obama Issues New Offshore Drilling Ban

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But will the latest moratorium survive?

In Washington Monday, the Obama administration took another stab at halting offshore drilling in U.S. waters, announcing a six-month moratorium that's no longer based on water depth. The goverment's previous two moratorium orders were rejected by the courts. Echoing the sentiments of environmentalists, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar argued that the order is necessary because of......read more

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