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Michael Northrup’s Dream Away

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Unusual Images Of Everyday Intimacies

Making waves internationally is Baltimore photographer Michael Northrup’s newly released third photo book, Dream Away, a tender documentation of the journey of his former marriage and family life.  Spanning decades from the early ’70s to the ’90s, the 70-year-old’s latest publication gives proof that beauty and meaning are truly found in the......read more

Everyday Napkins by Ambatalia

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US-made textiles in a blend of organic cotton and hemp $52.00

Bay Area textile maker Ambatalia is helping ignite the shift away from single-use disposables, by producing lovingly crafted, multi-functional linens for everyday use. Like these napkins, for example, which can be used not only on the kitchen table, but also with school lunches, to wrap a sandwich to go, moistened and laid over veggies in the fridge, or even as wash cloths. Beautiful, sustainable......read more

Oslo Backpack by Ecoalf

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Padded, everyday backpack crafted from recycled fishing nets $140.50

Travelers in need of a practical carryall, say hello to your new backpack. Ecoalf, the Spanish sustainable fashion brand, delivers the goods with the Oslo, a hard-wearing backpack manufactured from 100 percent polyester derived from discarded fishing nets. The result is a durable fabric that makes the perfect material for bags. With a padded central compartment for your laptop (or a six-pack),......read more

Everyday Color: Photos by Brad McMurray

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Canadian photographer reveals the beauty in the banal

Good photographers don't need epic vistas or gorgeous models to pull off compelling images. Brad McMurray (previously) is a case in point. The Vancouver-based photog finds beauty in the everyday, often employing situational irony to create interesting pictures. His eye for bold pops of color in banal settings is on full display in this selection of images. In his own words: My images are seen......read more

Morning Commute

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Adam Celt offers abstract interpretation of his everyday journey to work

There is something special about the morning commute to work on public transit, coffee in hand, mellow tunes on the headphones, with the low sun warming you out of your sleepy haze. With "Morning Commute," St. Paul, Minnesota native Adam Celt offers up an abstract video that captures that feeling well. "Most mornings I put on headphones, close my eyes and look at the sun as I ride the......read more

The Sustainability Generation

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For Millenials, environmental ethics are an everyday thing. Steven Cohen of the Earth Institute discusses what that means for the future

For people born since the mid '80s, environmental consciousness is second nature. And as the Millenial Generation begins to take on a power position in society, the "environment" will assume an even greater role in the politics of the age. That's the central tenet of a recent HuffPo piece by Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute, who further argues that current methods of......read more

Kim Preston: Plastic Pacific

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Aussie photographer transforms everyday objects into underwater sea creatures

The massive plastic trash vortex in the North Pacific is one of the world's most depressing environmental issues. It's terrifying, really. Just thinking about it is enough to send me into the fetal position. Melbourne-based photographer Kim Preston faces up to the problem of plastic pollution with "Plastic Pacific," a new series of photos that find everyday plastic......read more

Every Day is Earth Day

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Living green is an everyday thing

Another year, another Earth Day. Yay. Not to be cynical, but the annual celebration of eco-awareness doesn't mean a lot to the converted. Since its humble beginnings (NYTimes PDF) as a grassroots educational movement, the annual celebration has become more of a media and marketing opportunity than anything else. Like Valentine's Day. That's fine. We're part of it too. It's nice that the Earth......read more

Help the EPA Chronicle the 'State of the Environment'

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Photo project asks the public to document environmental issues and everyday life

In the 1970s, the EPA asked a group of freelance photographers to document the state of America's environment. Called the Documerica project, the photos are a valuable record of the environmental issues that plagued the US in the years before protective legislation like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. You can see them for yourself on the Documerica Flickr page. Now, almost 40 years......read more

Behind the Label

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The everyday guide to eco food labels

From biodynamic to dolphin-safe, free range to grass fed, there are enough food labels out there to make your head spin. Any product can slap on a label with an environmental claim, but not all labels are created equal. Audobon Magazine cooked up a nice and simple breakdown of what labels have a leg to stand on, and which aren't much more than pasture-raised B.S. Third-party labels are the most......read more

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