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Zisha Coffee Set

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Sustainable design collaboration between JIA (China) and Gearlab (Taiwan) .

JIA Inc. partnered with Gearlab from Taiwan to create a one-of-a-kind coffee pot made from their native zisha and bamboo. Zisha, also known as purple clay, is natural clay unique to China, found around Taihu in Jiangsu during the Northern Song Dynasty (1000-1200 A.D.). When fired, the purple clay assumes a fine and sandy texture that retains the temperature of the tea held inside longer than......read more

The New Christmas Tree Economy

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A green shift is underway this holiday season. Sustainable evergreens are changing the way we buy Christmas trees.

Great piece in Design Observer from a couple months ago exploring the new economy of the Christmas tree, which is being redefined by growing environmental consciousness and recession frugality. Highlighting some of the tensions that exist in the Christmas ritual - pagan vs. Christian, natural vs. artifical - the essay goes on to underline some of the welcome trends in Christmas tree production......read more

Audrey Louise Reynolds: A Fashionable Selby Film

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Short doc profiles the fashion world's artisanal fabric dyer

As the man behind The Selby, Todd Selby documents interior spaces of hip creative types around the world. The wildly popular project has led the photographer into other projects, including directing short films like this one about artisanal fabric dyer Audrey Louise Reynolds. Reynolds, one of the subjects of Selby's book, Fashionable Selby, is a color expert who collaborates with......read more

Kira Pillow by sOUP Home

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Ethical fashion brought to you by our friends at Accompany $110.00

Cruelty-free silk (i.e. all silkworms had already packed up for new adventures). Natural vegetable dyes are used in the manufacturing of the silk so that the fabric remains 100% organic and eco friendly. Measures 12" x 21" and includes duck-feather down pillow insert....read more

Whiskey Old-Fashioned Shave Soap

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Rich, natural lather from Portland General Store. $10.00

Made from natural ingredients, Portland General Store's personal care products harken back to a time when things were made in small batches, by hand. This old-fashioned wet shave soap is one of our PGS faves. With a slight, masculine scent of whiskey, the soap is blended with bentonite clay, a powerful healing clay that absorbs oils and toxins from the skin, providing a natural and luxurious wet......read more

Hollie Fernando: Travels

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Young UK fashion photographer takes her show on the road

Hollie Fernando is barely in her twenties, but she's already making a name for herself with her signature style of fashion photography, which features young, beautiful subjects in very little clothing. Not something we can be mad at.  These selections are taken from her collection of travel photos from her sojourns to exotic locales around the globe. Gorgeous stuff.  "My......read more

More Than Pretty Knickers

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Sex-charged comment on fashion and the environment from Eco-Boudoir

There is definitely a message in this video. We just can't find it because we're a bit, erm, distracted....read more

Olivo Barbieri: Dolomite Project

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Northern Italian mountain range depicted in spectacular fashion

Flipping through Olivo Barbieri's book "Dolomites Project 2010," it's easy to see why the northeastern Italian mountain range was recently declared a UNESCO natural heritage site. The craggy cliffs of these 250 million year-old mountains are surely some of the most sublime places on earth. That's not, however, the point of the Barbieri's project. The esteemed Italian artist views the......read more

Repurpose This!

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Our friends at Repurpose Compostables asked people to submit their best ideas for refashioning old stuff. Here are your winners!

The good peeps at Repurpose Compostables are on a mission to replace single-use, petroleum-based plastic cups with greener, plant-based alternatives. Needless to say, we're down for their cause. The company's Repurpose This! campaign asked people to show off their creative repurposing ideas, with sweet prizes for the best projects. SHFT was approached by Repurpose to judge the contestants and......read more

Back to the Land in Upstate New York

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A fashion photographer heads back to his roots

We'd be hard-pressed to think of two livelihoods more diametrically opposed than fashion photography and farming. There are plenty of dual careers out there that make sense: actor/model, director/producer, artist/designer. Farmer/fashion photographer does not. But that unlikely pairing is exactly the situation NYC fashion photog Fabio Chizzola found himself in when he and his wife Laura......read more

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