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Monkstone's Superbly Sustainable Knitwear

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Perfect knits based on the principles of permaculture

Wool-lovers worldwide are flocking to the beautifully realized creations of Monkstone Knitwear, a new brand out of West Wales. The company is the brainchild of designer Anna Felton and her boyfriend Richard Reed, who runs his family's farming concern, Trevayne Farm, in Monkstone. Felton's designs are simple and natural, a reflection of the way Reed approaches sheep raising. Since......read more

Seattle Plans Public Food Forest

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Fruit foraging zone to be planted in the heart of the city

Believe it or not, there was a time when food didn't come packaged for purchase at a grocery store, when eating a meal meant going out and finding food yourself. Eager to get in touch with our foraging roots, a growing group of people are getting passionate about picking wild food from our own backyards. Now, progressive minds at the city of Seattle are hopping on the foraging bandwagon, with......read more

'Sustainable [R]evolution' by Juliana Birnbaum & Louis Fox

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The only book you need on the permaculture revolution $25.00

Sustainable [R]evolution brings together urban gardeners, native seed-saving collectives and ecovillage developments in a lavish book about the burgeoning permaculture movement. Edited by anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum and award-winning filmmaker Louis Fox, the book features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and......read more

1900 Box

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12 booklets of perfume strips. A re-issue of the very first box made in 1900.

"Papier d'Arménie" shows off its history with an old fashioned design featuring some of the honours and awards that have been won since 1885. Capable of storing 12 booklets of 36 perfumed strips, this box constitutes a veritable journey back in time. Size: 12cm x 8.5cm x 1.7 cm. ...read more

Bodies in Urban Spaces

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Human sculptures invade Wall Street.

Whoa, how neat is this? This week in New York City, a bunch of colorfully-clad performers invaded the Financial District in lower Manhattan, creating "human sculptures" by piling themselves on building roofs, construction scaffolding, benches, and pretty much any other structure they could find (including the entrance to the New York Stock Exchange). Led by choreographer Willi Dorner,......read more

Miru Kim Gets Naked in the City: Photos

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Artist reveals all in nude self-portraits shot in abandoned urban areas.

For most of us, the thought of being without clothes in some dark, desolate corner of an abandoned factory is, quite literally, a nightmare. For Miru Kim, it's just another day at the office. In Naked City Spleen, the New York-based artist photographs herself standing stark naked in urban ruins such as abandoned tunnels, sewers, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and shipyards. The body of work......read more

A Taste of Vietnam

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A culinary chronicle of Vietnam from The Perennial Plate

We're admittedly a bit late to the table on this on The Perennial Plate, a weekly web series documenting a foodie couple's adventures in sustainable eating. It's downright delicious. For "A Taste of Vietnam," TPP's Daniel Klein and Mirra Find ate their way through the Southeast Asian country for two weeks, exploring the hidden corners of Vietnamese cuisine. The fast-paced clip......read more

The Perennial Plate: An American Food Trip

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Daniel Klein sets out across the States on a sustainable food adventure

For "An American Food Trip," another instalment in the excellent Perennial Plate series about sustainable eating, filmmaker Daniel Klein and his team travelled 23,000 miles across 42 states to tell the stories of "Real Food in America." The resulting clip, cobbled together from seven terrabytes of footage, offers a fast-moving and fascinating glimpse at food culture all over the States. As......read more

The Perennial Plate: The Middle Way

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In China, the sustainable food series documents a restaurant owner's plight to promote organic produce

After graduating from an urban university and gaining some experience working in the city, Lifen Yang succumbed to the magnetic pull of her rural homeland near Kumming, in China's Yunnan province. Returning home, she applied her business know-how to launching her own restaurant. Sourcing organic produce from her parents' farm, Yang promotes healthy, sustainable food practices in the area. In "The......read more

A Spanish Road Trip

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The Perennial Plate takes a culinary journey around Spain

Here's a new instalment from The Perennial Plate, everyone's favorite food adventurers. A Spanish Road Trip finds them in--you guessed it--Spain, where the gastro-wanderers spent two weeks travelling from Basque Country to Galicia, Andalucia, and finally Barcelona. Then they edited down the footage to three minutes (much of it in diptych style) of pure goodness, soundtracked by a pretty......read more

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