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Ski Areas Get Greener

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Winter resorts look to reduce footprints.

The Ski Area Citizens' Coalition, a grassroots organization that tracks the environmental impact and effort of 82 ski areas, has issued its 2011 report card. Resorts were graded in four areas: habitat protection, watershed protection, addressing climate change, and environmental practices and policies. The good news is that overall ski resort grades have improved 2% this year, and have......read more

Area Rugs: Buy Well, Go Vintage

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Quality craftsmanship, character mean handmade rugs retain and even increase in value over time

When it comes to shopping for the home, we are big believers in the practice of buying once and buying well. Whether it's a stereo or bed linens, a crib or tableware, it's always better to pay more for something that will proudly live in your home for your entire life, than to pay less for something that will end up in a landfill in a few years. We are also big believers in going vintage. After......read more

Metaproject 03: Areaware Wooden Toys

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Design students rise to the challenge of creating wooden toys for Areaware

Another year, another edition of Metaproject. The brainchild of designer and Rochester Institute of Technology professor Josh Owen, the annual student challenge lands hopeful industrial designers an actual project with a real client. For Metaproject 03, the client in question was Areaware, the NYC-based producer of everyday objects which we've featured prominently in our Shop. The brief? Create......read more

Toxic Beauty

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By Kacper Kowalski

Aerial photography of nature - and the destruction of nature - are earily and beutifully captured by Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski in his series Toxic Beauty.  The series placed second in the 57th annual World Press Photo Awards for 2014 in the category of Nature.  We see a lot of areal images, and Kowalski's eye for textures and colors are among the finest.   Views from the......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

Polish Autumn: Photos by Kacper Kowalski

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An amateur photog takes to the sky to show the visual grandeur of shifting seasons

If you assumed Poland was a visually drab place, these aerial photos from Kacper Kowalski are sure to change your mind. Flying from paragliders and geoplanes, Kowalski captures the onset of fall of the Polish countryside, as the forest erupts in a riot of colors and lakes appear as bright blue smudges on the landscape. Born in 1977, Kowalski is a graduate of the Technical University of GdaƄsk,......read more

Thierry Cohen: Darkened Cities

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French photographer superimposes rural night skies on the world's greatest metropoles

There are plenty of reasons to love living in the city, but star-gazing isn't one of them. French photographer Thierry Cohen rectifies the urban light pollution problem with Darkened Cities, a photo series depicting famous city skylines with the lights shut off. To make the images, Cohen blended photos of city scenes--altered to eliminate lights--with photos of night skies from less populated......read more

Studio KCA: Head In the Clouds

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Designers Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang transform discarded containers into fluffy clouds

Every year in June, New York City’s Governors Island plays host to FIGMENT, an art and cultural festival that transforms the island a large-scale collaborative artwork. The 2013 edition will feature this winning sculptural entry from Studio Klimoski Chang Architects called "Head In the Clouds."  Riffing on the image of daydreaming in the park, designers Jason Klimoski......read more

Paintings by Roman Lipski

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Industrial interventions in nature

In the quiet, melancholic paintings of Roman Lipski, natural spaces are altered by the introduction of industrial and architectural forms. A factory sits by an idyllic lake, a socialist structure sits within a picturesque forest. The effect is off-putting. Whereas 19th century landscape painting leaves the viewer with a sense of awe and wonderment, Lipski's new paintings leave you......read more

Macro Minerals Make Abstract Art

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Incredible close-up images of agate crystals show off nature's art skills

Few things in nature are more creatively patterned than agate, a type of quartz that forms in concentric layers in a wide variety of colors and textures. The fine-grained rock has been a favorite carving material since at least as far back as Ancient Greece.  These macro shots of agate, part of a Flickr set created by a Czech mineral shop, show off the rock's psychedelic patterns and......read more

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