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Paris Climate Talks

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Questions Linger Before Final Deal, Canada Will Play a Big Role, and Australia Turns Focus to Rainforests.

A draft of a climate agreement is finished, but it leaves many questions unanswered. Now, as government ministers swoop in to finish off the talks by 11 December, those questions must be addressed. Nature recaps the weekend’s reaction and looks ahead to the final days of the climate talks. 1. Edging closer to a final deal A week of “very low drama” produced a draft of a......read more

SHFT Sampler 9-16-10

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Weekly links: Kwangho Lee, ridiculous green advertising, and raver bikes.

Kwangho Lee's "Lifelike Design" exhibit at Design September in Brussels, which we discussed here, is up now at Hunting and Collecting. Check SlamXHype for story and pics. Nissan's ludicrous ad spot for the all-electric Leaf sedan is catching flak in the blogosphere. Advertising blog Copyranter calls it an "absolutely outrageously manipulative insensitive hubristic piece......read more

Earth To Paris Anthem

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From Our Friends At Good

SHFT is a collaboarting partner, along with Good, UN Foundation, National Geographic, Mashable, and others on the initiative Earth To Paris.  This year's COP21 talks will bring world leaders to Paris in December and is poised to finalize a global climate agreement.  We've never been so close to something this meaningful on an international agreement.  But the negotiators need to se......read more

Historically, the transition from one energy system to another, as from wood to coal or coal to oil, has proven an enormously complicated process, requiring decades to complete. In similar fashion, it will undoubtedly be many years before renewable forms of energy — wind, solar, tidal, geothermal, and others still in development — replace fossil fuels as the world’s leading......read more

4 Big Unresolved Questions In The Draft Climate Agreement

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Midway In The Climate Talks In Paris, Negotiators Have A Rough Draft

LE BOURGET, France—Negotiators from 195 countries signed off on a draft climate agreement here Saturday, but the document left so many huge questions unanswered that the real work is only just beginning. The negotiating teams turned their rough draft over to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who will guide senior ministers from each country Monday as they try to seal a......read more

The Hexagon Pen Holder

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Parisian Weekend $48.00

These hexagon shaped penholders are playful additions to your desk. Each one is approximatly 100mm high,130mm wide, and 90mm thick. Made with 100% recyclable ‘Re-board’.They come in a set of 3 inside a gift box - 3 holders and 1 base piece. Organise and stack them whichever way you prefer. This listing is for the colour set 'Parisian Weekend' as shown in the photos....read more

Stonehaven by BWGH

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Paris menswear label travels to Scotland for stunning video lookbook

We're not generally in the habit of posting advertising clips, but this one from Brooklyn We Go Hard, aka BWGH, fits nicely in SHFT's wheelhouse. For its fall/winter 2013 collection, the Paris menswear brand found inspiration in the rolling landscapes of Stonehaven, Scotland. That's where directors Adrien Landre and Julien Soulier headed to film this gorgeous video lookbook of the collection.......read more

Skitchen

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By Paris-based photographer Benoit Jammes

This is the sort of thing that happens when you leave the kitchen: the fruits and vegetables put on their skates and they use the kitchen as a skate park. This fun series of photos highlights the secret sporting life of food when you're not looking. Benoit Jammes is a conceptual artist and photographer based in Paris. - See more at Faith is Torment....read more

Light Paintings by Nicolas Rivals

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Radiant shapes captured in the evening streets of Paris

In his series Eloge de la Stabilité (translated loosely as In Praise of Stability), French photographer Nicolas Rivals presents images of incredible light paintings created around Paris. The warm, radiant shapes are juxtaposed against the cold concrete surroundings, creating an interesting contrast between the two elements. "There is always hope that even in the depths of night a glimmer......read more

Kaitlin Rebesco: Color Block

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Paris-based artist replaces billboards with solid slabs of color

Outdoor advertisements are so ubiquitous in New York that they have almost started to become a part of the city’s architecture. Residents of the city are so inundated with these messages that they hardly even seem to notice them anymore. In these images, blocks of color replace the billboards in order to give a different perspective of the space occupied by these ads. - See more at:......read more

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