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The Truth About Climate Change

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Legendary naturalist Richard Attenborough explains what convinced him about climate change.

In this clip, a graph attributes the rise in global temperature to human activities....read more

Living Light

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Seoul's smart city shelter displays air quality in real time.

What if buildings could talk? David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang (aka "The Living") answer the question, helping lead the burgeoning movement of interactive architecture, which seeks to engage citizens with environmental and other issues. Living Light is a permanent outdoor pavilion in the heart of Seoul, Korea with a dynamic skin that lights up to show real-time air quality data in the......read more

You Are Here: Paintings by Kim Dorland

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Contemporary works tap into tradition of Canadian landscape painting

Toronto-based painter Kim Dorland revisits the image of the primal forest in You Are Here, a series of works that pays homage to the century-old tradition of Canadian landscape painting. Inspired by early 20th-century artists like Tom Thomson and Emily Carr, Dorland creates bold and expressive interpretations of northern landscapes. But while his forebears were focused on celebrating nature and......read more

Silt Collection by VW&BS

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Ancient craft meets contemporary aesthetics in this stackable tableware set $315.00

Multidisciplinary design studio VW+BS uses ancient production methods and materials to create the totally modern-looking Silt Collection, a tableware set made of raw, unglazed purple clay. For millenia, purple clay pots and cups have been used to serve tea in China. "The unglazed material has the effect of softening the taste of the water in the same way as activated charcoal," said the......read more

Cloudware Bowls by Haand

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Handcrafted, contemporary ceramics inspired by North Carolina skies $35.00

Operating from a 120-year-old farmhouse in Orange County, North Carolina, Haand creates high quality, handmade homewares that are functional and elegant in equal measure. These slipcast Cloudware Bowls are our favorites among many amazing pieces. Inspired equally by historic Wedgwood Jasperware and the sky in North Carolina, the powder blue bowls are each one of a kind thanks to the casting......read more

The ABC of Architects

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Get learned on contemporary architecture with this animated crash course

For the design nerds out there who can name celebrated architects and buildings off the top of your dome, this may be old hat. But for the rest of us, "The ABC of Architects" is the perfect primer on contemporary architecture. Created by Vimeo user fedelpeye, the quirky animation runs through famous architects in alphabetical order, displaying their name and nationality alongside an......read more

MultipliCITY by Fuseproject

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Flat-packing, sustainable outdoor furniture system designed with an eye on contemporary bike culture

Fuseproject, the San Fransisco design firm headed by The Big SHFT subject Yves Béhar, has teamed with Landscape Forms to create MultipliCITY, an innovative collection of sustainable outdoor furniture. The flexible system includes two benches, a table, a bike rack, path lights, and garbage/recycling cans. The system avoids bulky pieces that are tricky to ship, favoring......read more

Caravan Crib by Kalon Studios

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This contemporary crib design is safe, sustainable and boldly colored $895.00

LA's Kalon Studios consistently churns out beautifully designed furniture pieces with a staunch commitment to sustainability. Among their top sellers is the Caravan Crib, a boldly colored contemporary crib inspired by the storybook circus wagon. The bright and playful design meets the needs of every modern parent. With solid construction, stationary sides, and high visibility of your......read more

Apartment No. 1: A Recycled Stone Building in Iran

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Contemporary residential architecture built from scrap stone

The economy of Mahallat, Iran is driven by the stone-cutting industry, which accounts for nearly half the city's economic activity. As with most heavy industries, there are significant environmental effects; in this case, it's stone waste that doesn't get used. Tehran-based practice Architecture by Collective Terrain makes intelligent use of the scrap stone with Apartment No. 1, a contemporary......read more

N.Y. Declares Moratorium on Fracking

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Temporary ban will give the state time to address environmental concerns.

This week, the New York State Assembly approved a temporary moratorium on the controversial natural gas exploration technique known as "fracking." Combining hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling, fracking uses large quantities of water and chemicals to blast through the earth's surface and uncover natural gas reserves. The moratorium is aimed at the Marcellus Shale field,......read more

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