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Pure Meditation Chair

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Take the eco-conscious route to Zen $1,695.00

The Pure seating collection from ABC Home is designed to meet the highest environmental standards, with FSC-certified wood, organic upholstery and natural latex foam. From the collection comes the Pure Meditation Chair, a perfectly sustainable spot to reach meditative bliss. The chair is upholstered in 100% linen (other fabric swatches are available upon request), with a Goodwood frame, legs......read more

Jim Denney Dining Table

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Encourage healthy forests with this artisan-crafted Goodwood table $5,695.00

The woodworking skills of multitalented artist/designer Jim Denney are on full display in the ABC Goodwood collection of furniture, which includes this jaw-droppingly gorgeous dining table. With a naturally-finished salvaged wood top and recycled steel legs, the piece is a beautiful, functional celebration of sustainable design. Each piece is unique and one-of-a-kind, so there will be......read more

Come Hell or Low Water

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The indelible link between climate change and social unrest in the Arab world

It's tempting to attribute much of the recent dischord in North Africa and the Middle East to politics. And in the most direct sense, it's true. In Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and now Syria, the people have risen up against brutal and corrupt regimes. But dig a little deeper, and you find that the unrest is more broadly driven by drought and food shortages -- themselves linked to environmental shifts......read more

Honest Buildings: Social Media for Green Architecture

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Startup web platform looks to foster community and competition in green building

Making greener building choices just got a whole lot easier. Honest Buildings, which just launched in beta, is an online ecosystem for green real estate, a place where building owners, service providers, and occupants can exchange information, offerings, and needs. At the site, you can search an address in any of 5,570 cities, and get ratings on the building's walkability, energy use, and LEED......read more

Alain Delorme: Totems

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Vivid composite images carry heavy social commentary.

French photographer Alain Delorme captured these images of Shanghai migrant workers' loads during his time spent on two artist residencies the city. "A few days after my arrival, I had a feeling of vertigo, a sort of nausea due to the constant effervescence of the city and its permanent stimulation of all senses," says Delorme. "This gave me the idea to create a series about......read more

The Communal Oven

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Michael Pollan experiences the magnetic social power of the cob oven.

In some Mediterranean towns, communal "cob" ovens — primitive, domed cooking devices made of mud, clay, stucco, and straw — act as centers of social gravity where friends and family meet, greet, and eat. Last summer, a group of culinary enthusiasts gathered in a shady backyard in Napa, CA to give the traditional cooking method a try. The case included bestselling food writer......read more

SoBi Bike-Sharing System

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Stripped-down "social bicycle system" takes a minimal approach to urban bike share.

The good people at GOOD tip us to SoBi, an emerging model of bike-sharing set for test launch in New York City this fall. The "social bicycle system" takes a minimal approach to the idea of public bike share. Instead of custom bikes and an elaborate network of docking stations, SoBi uses a single, mulitfunctional gadget that fastens to the back of any bike and operates as a lock, GPS......read more

Will FarmVille save the world?

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Zynga’s massively successful Facebook game proves social media technology could have a major hand to play in the new digital economy.

Seeds of ChangeA few years ago I made a pronouncement on a social media panel that digital goods would redefine the way we do charitable giving online. Needless to say, there were snickers. After all, how could "throwing a beer" at someone or giving someone a "fluffy kitty" for their birthday really amount to anything, especially at a $1 price point? But now, thanks to Zynga,......read more

Ahhh, 2017. If there’s one thing we can all agree on about this seeming disaster of a year, it’s this: It’s almost over. For many of us, it was a year lived moment to moment — with white knuckles and outrage dialed up to 11. It was the year America’s leaders turned their backs on the rest of the world and abandoned fellow citizens in a time of......read more

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