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L41 House: Compact Condo of the Future

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Less is more with Michael Katz's tiny, affordable prefab

What's the minimum amount of square feet a human needs for a home to be a home? According to Vancouver architect Michael Katz: 220. That's how big he and artist/designer Janet Corne made their L41 ("All For One") house, a compact, modular prefab that answers the twin calls of sustainability and affordability. "The major objective of the L41 home is to play a part in mass-producing houses......read more

Judson Beaumont: Tree Rings

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Playful stump furniture that lights up at night

In British Columbia, the mountain pine beetle has devastated huge swaths of forest over the past decade or so, thanks in part to warmer winter temperatures. But there is a minor silver lining, in the sense that beetle-killed wood is a readily-accessible and weirdly sustainable material for B.C. designers and architects. These playful pieces of stump furniture, created by Vancouver-based......read more

Aaron Huey: Images of the Lakota Sioux

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Photographer and storyteller writes about his work on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

From photojournalist/activist Aaron Huey: "They made us many promises, more than I can remember. But they kept but one - They promised to take our land...and they took it." 
- Chief Red Cloud Over the past seven years I have made many stories, but one project has come to own me. It is the story of the Oglala Lakota, who live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near South Dakota's......read more

Salvaged Scrap Wood Longboards from Loyal Dean

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Master woodworkers turn their attention to longboard design

You wouldn't know it from looking at the elegant craftsmanship of the decks, but Loyal Dean longboards were basically an afterthought. The company is the brainchild of childhood buds Greg “Loyal” Perry and Dino “Dean” Pierone, who run a custom door company in Los Angeles. A couple years back, Pierone decided to use some the scrap wood in their shop to make a......read more

Scrap Wood Strips Recycled into Modern Furniture

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In the hands of Jamison Sellers, salvaged wooden pallets become stunning pieces for the home.

Old wood is the goods. Reclaimed timber has a rugged beauty that new wood products can't replicate. That's our humble opinion, anyway, and Jamison Sellers' too. The Rhode Island designer/craftsman salvages wooden pallets and boards to craft chairs, tables, and shelves that are as simple as they are striking. Alternating diffierent colors of scrap wood in thin strips, Sellers makes furniture with......read more

Tiny Houses with Footprints to Match

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Derek Diedricksen's salvaged material micro-shelters have mega-charm.

How much space does a human need? According to Derek Diedricksen, not a helluva lot. The family backyard of the carpenter and young father is dotted with tiny structures — the biggest of which measures a paltry 24 square feet — that serve as sleeping cabins and hangout zones. Built from scavenged materials, the little buildings are imaginative excercises in "micro-architecture." What......read more

Camera in Motion: Photos by Rolf Sachs

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Scenic alpine sojourn captured in transit

The train route from Chur, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy traverses snow-capped mountains, forested expanses and quaint alpine villages. London-based artist and designer Rolf Sachs takes us with him along this dramatic passage in "Camera in Motion," a collection of photographs shot from a moving train. Sachs shot 12,000 photos in the span of a year during his trips between the two cities, with each......read more

Huba Mountain Shelter

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This compact alpine hut is completely self-sufficient

A pair of industrial designers have dreamed up an alpine hut that can be airdropped into remote mountain zones to provide adventurers with a high-tech, self-sufficient home away from home. The “Huba, a design concept by Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer, is designed for high-elevation places (3,280 feet above sea level and higher), where wind speeds can reach 100 feet per second.......read more

Golden Rice: Good or Bad?

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A group of activists destroy a 'Golden 'Rice' crop in the Philippines, adding fuel to the GMO debate

Earlier in August, a group of protestors descended on a rice field in the Bicol region of the Philippines, smashing down the fence surrounding it before uprooting the crop. Their target: "Golden Rice," so-called because its yellow tint belies the presence of beta carotene, which it has been genetically engineered to produce. Beta carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A, deficiencies of which are......read more

Monovolume Architects: Punibach Hydroelectricity Station

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An alpine hydro plant embedded into the hills of northern Italy

Conceived as a fracture in the landscape, monovolume's Punibach hydroelectric power station is harmonically integrated into its alpine surroundings. A concrete slab separates the smooth hilly landscape and the raw building structure made out of natural, earth coloured materials. At night, the thin wood planks that form a lamellar wall allow warm light from the interior to glow in......read more

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