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Toby Horrocks: Icon

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Flat packing, parametric cardboard art.

A recent design media exhibition at the Gallery of Australian Design featured four cardboard installations designed by Melbourne architect Toby Horrocks. Collectively titled 'Icon,' the freestanding installations each represented a mag title published by Architecture Media, which commissioned the project. Horrocks's free flowing cardboard experiments, each bound by a fixed......read more

Toby Burrows: Fallen

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Nice collection of supernatural landscape images by talented Australian photographer.

In 'Fallen,' the new collection of photos from Toby Burrows, female forms float and fall in vivid natural landscapes. Inspired by the detailed, intensely colorful style of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Burrows juxtaposes nudes with nature. It's a surreal exploration of the relationship between human form and landscape, and some really, really beautiful stuff. ...read more

Scottish Wind Farm Photos by Toby Smith

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A celebratory union of striking landscapes and sustainable energy structures

Toby Smith's photos of wind farms in the Scottish Highlands capture nature's grandiosity and marvels of human engineering in equal measure. The flicks are part of the London photographer's "Scottish Renewables" series, which also included hydro projects and their associated landscapes. "With its raging seas, wind-swept hills and high rainfall, Britain has more potential kinetic......read more

Toby Smith: Light After Dark

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Award-winning photo series finds contrast and beauty in England's coal power industry

For his 2009 Light After Dark project, UK photojournalist Toby Smith used extremely long exposures to shoot England's 32 coal power stations at night. We wouldn't normally use the word "beautiful" to describe coal stacks, but in Smith's capable hands, they become just that. Portrayed in a soft, tranquil light, the maligned industrial complexes become spaces of serenity,......read more

All That Is

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Stunning Images From Toby Trueman

Inspired by observing the cycle of the natural world, a cycle that has existed for millenia, British photographer Toby Trueman presents ‘All That Is’ — long exposure portraits of a single section of beach. Both a celebration of nature and a study of its permanence in the face of man’s existence, ‘All That Is’ comprises of 36 photographs......read more

Trashed Bike Tire Tubes Turned into Stretchy Storage Units

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Upcycling ingenuity by Michael Konstantin Wolke

With a design practice focused on the endless possibilities of found materials reuse, Cologne, Germany-based designer Michael Konstantin Wolke conjures truly inventive new uses for old discarded stuff. His coolest creation may be these wardrobe units, which consist of from bicycle inner tubes wrapped around a metal frame. Super smart. Also check out his recycled cardboard light......read more

Section 2 of NYC High Line Now Open

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New stretch of urban park opens just in time for summer

The second section of New York City's elevated urban park has officially opened to the public. Built on the disused elevated railroad running through Manhattan, the mile-long High Line is a marvelous example of reclaiming urban space for the greater (and greener) good of the city. The park and walkway, which was designed by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, runs from......read more

Forest Protection Deal Signed in Canada

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Green groups, forest companies agree to three-year logging moratorium in stretch of Boreal woodlands.

A historic moment for industry and environmentalists in Canada this week, as conservation groups and lumber companies agreed to place a three year moratorium on the logging of a massive swath of northern Boreal forest. At 278,000 square miles, it's one of largest forest conservation settlements ever made, and is widely seen as a win win for all parties involved. In addition to providing......read more

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