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Fincube by Studio Aisslinger

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This sustainable, transportable home is the epitome of natural high-tech

Berlin-based architectural outfit Studio Aisslinger has created what may be the most stunning modular home ever built. The conceptual building, dubbed Fincube, is "nomadic" in the sense that it can be easily dismantled and reassembled on a new site. The prototype, pictured above, has been constructed near Bozen in Northern Italy, almost 4,000 feet above sea level, with the Dolomite......read more

Mystical Landscapes by Troy Moth

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After a stint shooting models in the big city, a Canadian photographer returns to the natural majesty of his homeland

If there are two worlds more diametrically opposed than fashion photography and tree planting, we can't think of them. But Troy Moth has existed in both. Born in a remote tree planting camp on Canada's west coast, Moth in his twenties found himself in Toronto working as a fashion photographer for big-name clients like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Eventually, inevitably, he left that world......read more

Klaus Pichler: Skeletons in the Closet

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Behind the scenes at Vienna's Museum of Natural History

Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler has spent the last three years roaming behind the exhibits at Vienna's Museum of Natural History, shooting photos of taxidermied animals. The results, collected in the ongoing series "Skeletons in the Closet," are simultaneously fascinating, grotesque, and hilarious. Writes Pichler: It all started when I happened to catch a glimpse through a basement......read more

Landscape Paintings by Nathan Abels

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High-contrast landscape works combine the natural and the manmade

Denver artist Nathan Abels creates majestically muted landscape works that combine manmade and natural elements. Existing somewhere between the real and the imagined, the paintings depict what Abels calls "visual pauses," or snapshots of some unknown event or narrative.  "Our contemporary environment is quite turbulent, often over-stimulating us to the point of being dulled to the......read more

Tim Simmons: Scotland

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Supernatural photos of Scottish landscapes.

Browsing through Tim Simmons' vast photography portfolio, you'd think you were looking at photo stills of the most amazing sci-fi film never made. The UK photographer has an uncanny ability to make regular old Earth look like a far-away planet from Isaac Asimov's imagination. For twenty years, Simmons has been using studio still life techniques to illuminate night landscapes and create some of......read more

The Grid House

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Modular Brazilian home settles into its natural surroundings.

We normally associate the grid with two-dimensional design, like print. With the Grid House, a home in Serra da Mantiqueira, Brazil, Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Architects apply a structural grid to the third dimension. The Grid House was developed according to the topography of the land; it sits within a valley, providing privacy and protection from the elements. Because of high......read more

Toby Burrows: Fallen

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Nice collection of supernatural landscape images by talented Australian photographer.

In 'Fallen,' the new collection of photos from Toby Burrows, female forms float and fall in vivid natural landscapes. Inspired by the detailed, intensely colorful style of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Burrows juxtaposes nudes with nature. It's a surreal exploration of the relationship between human form and landscape, and some really, really beautiful stuff. ...read more

SHFT Natural Wine Tasting

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Organic food and sustainable wines at the pop up gallery/shop

Our first pop-up gallery and shop, which comes to a close this week, wound down with a small wine tasting by wine expert Jeffrey Meisel, who educated folks about natural, organic and bio-dynamic practices and brought an amazing and interesting sampling for us. Organic chef and cook-book author Anna Getty made crustinis with home made sun dried tomatoes on organic goat cheese; and Staci......read more

Henry Roy

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Haitian-French fashion photographer ventures into the natural world.

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Henry Roy emigrated to France in 1966 at the age of three. When he returned to his homeland 22 years later, Roy discovered that growing up as a political refugee had given him a special perspective on society and culture. This unique point of view permeates Roy’s editorial photographs, which have graced the pages of Purple, Vogue Paris, and Dazed and......read more

Amalia House

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Austrian holiday home pays tribute to the natural world outside.

Earth is increasingly being touted as the building material of the future, leading to a hot new architectural trend: grass houses. Designed by GRID Architects, the Amalia House in Styria, Austria joins the trend...sort of. The family holiday home is completely covered with artificial turf, highlighting the interchange between indoors and out. We may be taking the idea of "green" design......read more

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