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Father's Day: Big Sur Gift by Juniper Ridge

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For the chill Dad: Big Sur Trail Crew Soap and White Sage/Wild Mint Tea from Juniper Ridge $52.00

If your dad is the type who tucks his sweatshirt into pleated Dockers and yells at sports on TV, the Big Sur Gift pack from Juniper Ridge is probably not a great Father's Day gift. But for the more advanced dad, maybe one with slightly hippy tendencies, it could do just the trick. Juniper Ridge's signature "wildharvested" ingredients are well represented in the two-pack. The Big Sur Trail......read more

Bombing Hills

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SF cyclists take a thrilling rip down the Marin Headlands

There's nothing quite like the pure, simple joy of bombing a hill on a bike or skateboard. Add some stunning scenery and a solid soundtrack to the occasion, and you have yourself all the makings of a viral hit. San Francisco production crew Werehaus prove it with this great short vid, which follows a couple of guys on BMX bikes tearing down Hunt Hill in SF's Marin Headlands. The......read more

Lucid Stead by Phillip K. Smith

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Artist transforms Joshua Tree homesteader shack into luminous installation

On California artist Phillip K Smith III's five-acre property in Joshua Tree, there sits an old homesteader's cabin, a plain Jane structure with a history that dates back seventy years. For "Lucid Stead," a week-long project in October, Smith added a new chapter to the cabin's history, transforming the building's exterior into a large-scale light installation. By day, the shack’s......read more

Burgundy Hills Coasters

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Keep your table tops safe with these sustainable cork coasters $12.00

When it comes to wooden design materials, cork is a guaranteed win. Not only is it feather-light, super-flexlble, and impermeable to liquid, cork is highly renewable because harvesting it doesn't hurt the tree. That makes it good in our books. These cork coasters come to us from Etsy seller Meesch, aka Brooklyn-based designer Michelle LaRocca, who screen printed each piece by hand. With a hill......read more

Earth Day Mashup: Beach Boys vs. Phillip Glass

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Stirring short featuring footage from "There Once Was an Island"

SHFT compadre and Honey Brothers member Ari Gold (no not the Entourage one) just sent over this moving bit of video based on an idea that came to him in a dream. While sleeping, Ari's unconscious mind offered up the idea of combining the harmonious pop of Beach Boys with the classical avant-garde of Philip Glass. Inspiration in hand, Ari mashed up the 1962 Beach Boys ballad "The Lonely Sea" with......read more

The Wooden Sky, "Grace On A Hill Part 3"

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Exquisitely shot video for Toronto's alt-country darlings

There's no sense denying the fact that live performance music videos are generally hum-drum affairs. In fact, many of them are straight B-O-R-I-N-G. Oh neat, you're playing your instruments. Cool. I think I'll press stop now. Toronto outfit The Wooden Sky breaks the mold with Grace On A Hill, a five-part video series shot in the city's Grace On A Hill Church. Like the first couple episodes, the......read more

Patagonia Baby Synchilla Cardigan

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Cozy kids' cardigan made of ultra-soft, recycled poly fleece $65.00

At Patagonia, product quality and environmental responsbility make perfectly cozy bedfellows. Case in point: this classic Baby Synchilla Cardigan made from 85% recycled polyester fleece, which is sturdy enough to last several generations of kids. With a hand-me-down label on the inside, passing the garment along is strictly encouraged. And what comfy and warm babies they will be, in an ultra-soft......read more

Blue Hill Pickled Cucumbers

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Sliced and preserved Kirby cucumbers grown by Cherry Lane Farms $14.00

The artisanal geniuses at Blue Hill Farm in New York's Pocantico Hills have created what may just be the world's best pickle. That sounds lofty, but if you've ever bitten into one of these, you'd be obliged to agree. The flavors are so subtle, so intricate, that it's hard to believe that the list of ingredients is so simple: Kirby cukes (from Cherry Lane Farms in Bridgeton, NJ), white wine......read more

Sustainable Soiree (music by NewVillager)

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SHFT celebrates its Webby victories in the Hollywood Hills

SHFT threw a little soirée last weekend in celebration of our double Webby win (the awards are next Monday in NYC) and as a thank you to all the people who have lent their support to the SHFT mission. Hosted at the beautiful LEED home of Robert Green and Jill Greenberg, the night featured live music by Ferraby Lionheart and sustainable, farm-to-table catering by Michael Reed of Root......read more

Monovolume Architects: Punibach Hydroelectricity Station

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An alpine hydro plant embedded into the hills of northern Italy

Conceived as a fracture in the landscape, monovolume's Punibach hydroelectric power station is harmonically integrated into its alpine surroundings. A concrete slab separates the smooth hilly landscape and the raw building structure made out of natural, earth coloured materials. At night, the thin wood planks that form a lamellar wall allow warm light from the interior to glow in......read more

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