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Log Cabin by Piet Hein Eek

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A sustainable studio space disguised as a pile of wood.

Made from sustainable wood and salvaged steel, this movable log cabin—created by Dutch green design maestro Piet Hein Eek—is as clever as it gets. Designed as a musician's rehearsal space—and built on wheels to avoid taxes and building regulations—the structure's facade is composed of small cross-sections of tree trunk. When the building is unoccupied and the......read more

Turtle: The Incredible Journey

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Major Dutch causeway to embark on a new, green future.

Directed by Nick Stringer, TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY is the story of a Loggerhead Turtle who follows the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. Born on a beach in Florida, she rides the Gulf Stream all the way to the frozen north, before swimming around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and back to the beach where she was born. But the odds......read more

Illegal Logging on the Decline

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Report finds dramatic reductions in prohibited logging activities around the globe.

According to UK think tank Chatham House, there has been a 25% decrease in illegal logging around the world since 2002, thanks in large part o stricter laws and better enforcement. This is great news, and shows that government policies can work to help solve environmental problems. However, the war is far from being won as 3.5 billion cubic feet of timber was illegally harvested from Brazil,......read more

Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain

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Photo project focuses on the complex relationship between communities and resource industries in the Northwest

Photographer Eirik Johnson spent three years traveling around Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, focusing on the region’s tenuous relationship between natural resource industries--particularly logging and fishing--and the communities that rely upon them. The resulting images are gathered in Sawdust Mountain, a photographic exploration of a Pacific Northwest that reveals a......read more

For Logging's Crimes, Tougher Punishments

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By Richard Conniff for The New York Times

I HAVE loved wood and the smell of sawdust ever since I was a child and got to wander among the open sheds at the local lumberyard. But for years now I have had a sick feeling every time I shop for almost anything made of wood. The prices are often unbelievably good, but then I notice the words “Made in Vietnam,” or some other country where illegal logging is demolishing forests at......read more

Ars Natura: Fragile Blue Globe

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The story of the COP15 logo.

The sketchy, ephemeral blue globe which served as the official logo for the COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen has in interesting story. The UN in conjunction with the Danish Ministry of Culture launched a design competition in the early part of the year to create an identity for what would become the most important climate summit in history. The judges received hundreds of entries and selected a......read more

Ars Natura: Brand Apocalypse

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Karl Burkart on 'Logorama,' the Oscar winner for best animated short.

Precious, Up in the Air, Inglorious Bastards, Avatar – we all know the big budget, big name pictures that were celebrated by the Academy on Sunday. But perhaps the most visionary and socially momentous film made in 2009 was not to be found in the feature film category but in the animated shorts category – Logorama. The French film directed by H5 (Ludovic Houplain, Francois Alaux,......read more

Green:Mod Wood Stripe Dresser

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Rapidly renewable bamboo and FSC-certified birch. $1,900.00

The Green:Mod cabinet series from Iannone Design is informed by clean, modern lines and a strong focus on environmentally friendly materials. This Wood Stripe 2-drawer nightstand is made from a rapidly renewable bamboo frame with an FSC-certified birch plywood interior. The front is made of domestic solid walnut and finished with a low VOC water-based lacquer for healthier indoor air quality.......read more

Alma Allen Coffee Table

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Stunning, one-of-a-kind coffee table made from salvaged walnut wood. $3,200.00

Working out of Joshua Tree, California, self-taught sculptor and furniture designer Alma Allen crafts objects of stunning beauty from found and salvaged materials. If you've ever been to the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, you've seen his work in the lobby and rooms. One of Allen's preferred materials is claro walnut, a dark brown wood native to northern California. This one-of-a-kind,......read more

Signal Shed by Ryan Lingard

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A $10,000 micro-hideaway in the Oregon woods

When Mariah Morrow and Ryan Lingard saw an ad in the Joseph, Oregon local paper for a $47,000, 100- by 150-foot parcel of land, they lit up. "Where most people would have seen a steep, partially burned, partially logged slope that didn’t have utilities, we just saw possibilities," Mariah recalls. The Signal Shed, as they've dubbed their miniature wilderness outpost, was designed by......read more

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