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The clean and striking IF Mode is aimed at commuters of the mobile generation. The IF Mode avoids oily chains, complex tubes with hidden dirt traps, and the clutter of traditional bike features. Meant for city commuters, it looks at home folded up on a subway or in an office.
In the wake of last week's catastrophic oil spill, still growing in the Gulf of Mexico, many people are feeling helpless as to what they can do in their personal lives to stop supporting offshore oil drilling and the use of oil in general. Fortunately, our everyday lifestyle and purchasing decisions matter. We as individuals have the power to help reduce our country's reliance on oil,......read more
VersAudio is a perennial SHFT fave. With the new Vers 1.5R, the Massachusetts-based sustainable stereo manufacturer comes correct with another great home audio device. This compact, handcrafted AM/FM soundsystem with iPod dock delivers the full, rich sound we've come to expect from Vers. The handcrafted, versatile 1.5R works perfectly by your bed, in your kitchen, in the den — anywhere you......read more
The great-looking DODOcase takes a classic approach to protecting your iPad. Inspired by the design of Moleskine journals, the DODOcase is handbuilt in San Francisco using traditional book binding techniques. It features faux leather covers that fold back so you can stand your iPad and watch videos and a wrap-around elastic strap that keeps it snug when you're on the go. The interior housing is......read more
What to do with masses of old newspapers, phone books, and pizza boxes? Make speakers, of course! OrigAudio's Fold and Play speakers are constructed from recycled paper -- adorned with a playful illustration by Mr. Lou -- and collapse into a travel-friendly flat case. The speakers are compatible with any device with a headphone jack and, curiously, require no external power source. How that's......read more
Before all the major surf wax companies went "eco-friendly," there was Matunas. Matt Mattoon has been helping shredders surf smarter since 1998, when he began making organic, petroleum-free wax and selling it in recycled tuna cans. Now packaged in FSC-certified paper, Matunas Wax is 100% natural and sticks like a damn. The original eco surf wax is made using beeswax, jasmine, clay, and......read more
Apolis Activism is on a mission to build a “unique bridge between commerce and sustainable development," with classic and contemporary garments crafted from fair trade fabrics. The Philanthropist Briefcase, a collaboration with iconic Seattle brand CC Filson, is made from rugged, 17.5 oz Ugandan canvas sourced through Invisible Children, a nonprofit working to rebuild Uganda’s textile......read more
They made it! The Plastiki, a catamaran constructed from 12,500 recycled plastic bottles, slid past Sydney Opera House on Monday, four months after leaving San Francisco on a voyage across the Pacific. The awareness-raising mission was led by SHFT compadre and eco-adventurer David de Rothschild. Powered by solar panels and windmills, the Plastiki is held together by an organic glue made of sugar......read more
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