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Third-Gen One Laptop Per Child Device Unveiled

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At $100, Fuseproject's XO-3 meets the call for a cheap, robust laptop for kids in the developing world

This week, Yves Behar's fuseproject studio unveiled the latest addition to the One Laptop Per Child project, which aims to provide cheap, durable computers to kids in the developing world. The OLPC XO-3, launched at CES 2012, is substantially thicker than the absurdly thin concept tablet shown in 2009. Unfortunately, e-paper tech hasn't advanced as much as the designers envisioned, so Behar and......read more

One Belongs

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A SHFT original animated short from Liz Klein.

Surrealistic animation beautifully juxtaposes the undersea movements of a jellyfish and a plastic bag, offering some poignant commentary on marine pollution in the process. Made by SHFT collaborator Elizabeth Klein, the film makes use of rotoscoping, an age-old animation technique that involves tracing over live-action film movement, frame by frame, creating a dreamlike visual effect. Music by......read more

One Plastic Beach

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A California couple transforms plastic beach debris into stunning artwork

Over the past twelve years, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have collected several tons of plastic debris on a small stretch of beach near their northern California home. The pieces of plastic are cleaned, categorized, and sorted, before the couple goes to work transforming the garbage into beautiful pieces of art. This short doc profiles the couple and their creative output and......read more

London's 'Razor' Building First in the World to Integrate Wind Turbines in Design

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A cool 113m EUR brings us a really great looking green building first.

Peering down 148 metres from the top of the latest addition to London's skyline, the traffic-clogged Elephant and Castle roundabout and its notorious neighbour, the Heygate estate, below feel an unlikely location for a world first. But next week, this new skyscraper, nicknamed "the Razor", will take a crucial step towards becoming the world's first building with wind turbines......read more

Psychic Ills, "One More Time"

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An appropriately hallucinogenic video for the latest from Psychic Ills

One Track Mind, the latest offering Brooklyn's Psychic Ills, just dropped on Sacred Bones, and we have a video to go with it. The clip for album standout "One More Time" is appropriately psychedelic, with enough washed out visuals to ignite an acid flashback. While the album itself actually features more straight ahead rock 'n' roll than psych jams, this video keeps the freak dream alive.......read more

Million Trees Backpack by Matt Singer

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Impeccably-styled Rivendell pack benefits NYC tree-planting project $225.00

Designer Matt Singer linked up with Monroe, Washington's Rivendell Mountain Works to craft this limited-edition backpack, with partial proceeds benefiting the Million Trees NYC initiative. The ambitious tree-planting project aims to raise one million new trees across New York City’s five boroughs over the next decade. "Living in New York City makes you acutely......read more

One Less Drop

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Power cord anchor delivers an elegant fix to a First World problem $25.00

Here is a simple and elegant fix to a (First World) problem that annoys us every single day: Dropped power cords. One Less Drop, designed by Dan Heckler and brought to market with the help of Kickstarter, solves the dilemma and looks good doing it. The solid block is made of recycled aluminum ("from discarded wheels, engine blocks and the like") which is hand-finished and anodized for long-term......read more

One Hundred and Eight

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Nils Volker's interactive garbage bag installation.

Nature, waste, design, and tech collide in One Hundred and Eight, an interactive installation made by German designer Nils Volker. Consisting of ordinary household garbage bags mounted on a wall, the display's elements are selectively inflated and deflated by a two colling fans behind. "Although each plastic bag is mounted stationary the sequences of inflation and deflation create the......read more

Solar Cooker

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From One Earth Design $399.00

SolSource is a high-performance parabolic solar cooker that harnesses the energy of the sun for outdoor cooking with zero fuel and zero emissions. It is an innovative way to BBQ, grill, steam, bake, boil or fry with only solar energy, and a perfect fit for your garden, balcony, backyard or rooftop. Inspired by the problem of indoor pollution from household stoves faced by rural families in......read more

Rituals "Our Blood"

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This new clip for Toronto's Rituals looks like a moving painting

Newly signed to Toronto label One Big Silence, Rituals has released a video for "Our Blood," the lead single from the band's upcoming 12", Mesmerized. The track itself is a blistering slice of post-punk, here contrasted with some strikingly shot visuals from director Cameron Morse, with colorization effects executed by Rituals' frontman Adam Seward. "This was basically my first video project, so......read more

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