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Landmade Cork Journal

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Sustainable scribbler from Michael Roger Press. $16.50

We've made no secret of our love for good products made from highly renewable, super lightweight cork around here. The Landmade Cork Journal adds another to the bunch. Made in New Jersey by Michael Roger Press using the traditional Smyth binding technique (instead of gluing), the notebook is hand-sewn which allows it to lay flat and provides extra durability. The acid-free paper comes......read more

Torpedo by Richard Elaver

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3D-printed design houses a refillable Montblanc rollerball pen $50.00

We're always interested in innovations in 3D printing, the new design tech that involves making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Designer Richard Elaver, a metalsmith by trade, has been busy developing useful objects using the burgeoning technology. His "Torpedo" pen is a nice example. Made from durable nylon which Elaver 3D printed into an open network of hexagonal cells, the......read more

Ogami Makes Tree-Free Paper

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Italian company uses a revolutionary process to produce paper from stone

There are plenty of paper notebook offerings that make use of recycled materials or paper from sustainably-harvested trees. But Milan-based company Ogami takes eco-minded print materials to another level with a collection of notebooks that bypass trees altogether. Called Repap (yes, smartypants, that's paper spelled backwards), the Ogami-innovated paper makes use stone instead of wood. The......read more

Live Optical Illusions by OK Go

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The official video for "The Writings on the Wall" is more fun than should be allowed.

"The Writings on the Wall" is one of the coolest most innovative music videos we've seen in a long time.  The optical illusions are not only fun and will tickle you silly, but all the tricks are revealed as they go along.  Plus the track is dope.  That's just a fact.  All the scenes are performed, one after another, in a single take.  We have a saying in film that......read more

TreeSmart Pencils

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Back-to-school writing tools made from recycled newspapers $8.00

Pencils aren't the most exciting or sexy products we've featured on SHFT, but they are must-have accessories for students, and with school looming ominously on the horizon, it's time to load up on back-to-class essentials. For some of the most sustainable writing tools on the market, look no further than TreeSmart, which has been making high quality pencils from recycled newspapers since......read more

Lightfaktor: Forest

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The writing's in the air.

German "lightwriting" collective Lichtfaktor combine disparate art forms — graffiti, photography, and stop motion animation — to create spellbinding works on video. Shot in the forests of the High Fens in Belgium, "Forest" is their first lightwriting piece made in nature. It's some tripped out stuff. We're not accomplished do-ers of hallucinogenic drugs but in......read more

Rewriting the Future of Paper

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With its market evaporating, a responsible paper company finds new uses for pulped wood

With more and more of us reading things on digital screens, the future of paper looks very bleak indeed. While trees around the world breathe a cautious sigh of relief, the paper industry is trying to find ways to change its fortune. At Fast Company, Ariel Schwartz informs us about a joint venture between Domtar (a paper company focused on environmental responsibility) and FP......read more

Edible Schoolyard Planned in Brooklyn

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School adds weeding to reading and writing.

Would our kids forego preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup if they were given the necessary tools to appreciate the alternative? Could they be taught to care about the future of the planet? Judging by chef Alice Waters’ success, the answers are yes and yes. As Founder of Edible Schoolyard, Waters runs the program in Berkeley, California that educates middle school students in an......read more

Ars Natura: Genesis

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In his inaugural SHFT post, Karl Burkart explains why the hell a renowned green-tech blogger is writing a column on art and nature.

This is the first in a series I’m writing for SHFT called Ars Natura: art in nature, nature in art. Though I typically blog abut media and technology I have become increasingly aware that the problems our civilization faces are not going to be solved by technological ingenuity alone. Yes I believe we can solve the energy problem and perhaps even find a way to deflate the planet’s overheated......read more

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