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Cloud Lamps

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Handmade recycled paper lamps by London designer Yu Jordy Fu.

Yu Jordy Fu's recycled paper Cloud Lamps launched in early 2009, so we're about a year late on this one (so like a century in real life time). But since SHFT just got going a couple months ago, and since the lamps are so AMAZING, we figure it's okay to revisit. Handmade from recycled paper, the Cloud Lamp Collection takes a distinctly contemporary approach to the ancient Chinese......read more

Strange Worlds

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Meticulously detailed model landscapes by Matthew Albanese.

Matthew Albanese's landscapes are so real looking, it's hard to believe they're not photos of real life scenes. The New Jersey photographer creates meticulous small-scale models that are as dramatic as any Romantic landscape painting. The strikingly realistic images are achieved through the use of various household materials - cotton for clouds, salt for waterfalls, tile grout for......read more

Breeding the Nutrition Out of Our Food

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Writer Jo Robinson discusses the staggering trend of nutrient loss in fruits and vegetables

The sugary, "supersweet" corn we enjoy in summer bears little resemblance to its wild ancestor--a grassy plant called teosinte. With short spikes of grain instead of ears, teosinte has only 5 to 12 kernels in each spike and the kernels are encased in hard shells. High in starch, low in sugar, teosinte has 10 times more protein than the corn we eat today. The case of corn illustrates a much......read more

Greedy Boy

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Animated video by Kim Young Ha about a boy who can't stop himself from consuming.

Australian artist combines pen and paper, Photoshop, Flash and After Effects to create neatly rendered parable on the state of the planet today. ...read more

Sweet Summertime Snaps by Beth Hoeckel

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Summer freedom reigns supreme in these travel photos from Baltimore's Beth Hoeckel

If you read new school arty blogs like Dazed Digital and Booooooom!, then you've probably seen -- and obviously loved -- Beth Hoeckel's mind-bending mixed-media collages. It's amazing work. But with summer here and our wanderlust in full effect, it's Beth's gorgeous travel photography that recently caught our eye. From her base in Baltimore, Beth hits the road often, shooting her adventures on......read more

Sow Seeds, Not Greed

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Farmers bring the sustainable food movement to Wall Street

It's been a long time since farmers congregated in downtown Manhattan -- around 350 years, to be exact. The folks who populate Wall Street and rural America don't cross paths much these days. It's easy to forget that Wall Street used to be rural America; in 1644, the area contained so many cows that the Dutch colonists had to erect a cattle guard to keep them from straying.......read more

Ryan McGinley: Photographs

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Star NYC photographer shoots the freedom of youth

Scrolling Booooooom recently, it dawned on us that we've never posted any Ryan McGinley photos on here. There's no excuse for that, so here you are, a few naked-people-in-nature shots from his portfolio. Not much you can say about McGinley that hasn't already been said, but The Fox Is Black found a nice little excerpt from a controversial 2007 NY Mag article on the downtown NYC art scene......read more

Urban Gardening: Best Backyard Chicken Breeds

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Which feathered friends make great garden helpers?

Getting your first backyard chicken is a big step, one of life's key milestones rivaled only by losing your virginity and getting your first car. So you better go in prepared. With spring around the corner, fuzzy chicks are showing up at pet and feed stores, waiting for someone to take them to their new backyard homes. With amazing names like Black Austrolorps and Buff Orpingtons, how do you know......read more

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