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Made by Hand

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Community Shop opens its doors at the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs.

Commune Design and the ACE Hotel & Swim Club, just announced the opening their second Community Shop - this one in Palm Springs, California. Featuring only “handmade products by real people,” the Community Shop carries items made by artisans and craftsmen in America. The shop stocks goods from Heath Ceramics, Kathryn Bentley, Tanya Aguiniga, Free City, Greybull Nation, Robert Lewis,......read more

Band Of Horses "Compliments"

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Landscapes intertwine in vid for lead single off Seattle band's upcoming record.

This video is either the perfect visual interpretation of the new Band Of Horses song, or totally off the mark. Directed by photographer Christopher Wilson, the trippy nature photomontage seems a bit detached from the rootsy vibe of the tune. But then the intertwining landscapes somehow fit with vague lyrics questioning the existence of God. In any case, it looks cool. The new Band Of Horses......read more

April Bloomfield: Farm to Table

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Celebrated chef sources sustainable essentials in upstate New York.

As executive chef of beswarmed NYC hotspots The Spotted Pig and The Breslin, April Bloomfield has earned a reputation for creating simple, unpretentious dishes with meat playing the starring role. But, as we learned from Nowness, the celebrated chef is big into veggies too. “I love my veggies,” says the chef. “Sometimes I could just do without the meat.” Brazilian photographer Marcelo......read more

Mirrorcube

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Nearly invisible, mirrored tree house opens as part of Swedish "Treehotel."

A central tenet of eco-tourism is that it should keep disturbances to the local ecosytem to an absolute minimum. "Mirrorcube," one of the six rooms at the newly opened Treehotel just south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, takes that concept to the extreme. The structure is suspended on a tree and completely covered in mirrors, making it nearly invisible. As hotel owner Kent Lindvall......read more

A Secluded Treehouse Hotel Built By Peter Becker

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Guests Can Completely Unplug From The Outside World

Nestled within a forest in Hesse, Germany is Robin’s Nest Treehouse Hotels, a destination spot for those wanting a unique and rustic getaway. The gorgeous and scenic locale offers a host of housing options, with the most striking being its elevated structures. There, visitors can sleep among the treetops and leafy branches, admiring uninterrupted views of nature. Robin’s Nest is the......read more

SHFT in Austin Collection

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Sustainable selections from the Green Gadget Lab at our SXSW pop-up space

We've descended upon the Lone Star State for SXSW Interactive this year, setting up shop on East 6th Street in downtown Austin. And because no SHFT space is complete without an array of next-gen green products, we're filling out the space with a bunch of our favorites, from clean-powered gadgets and eco-minded transport options to sustainable travel goods and small batch foodie treats. If you're......read more

Original Series: Brooklyn Informed

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A bastion of progressive eco-conscious culture changers makes Brooklyn a cool place to explore

Brooklyn Informed takes us through the enlightened, progressive and sometimes uber-hip world of people who are doing really great things in a way that's easily ingrained in their day to day way of life. From urban gardening to clean powered bowling allies, some very cool stuff is going on right below the island of Manhattan. This original SHFT series, directed by Lance Steagal and Jake......read more

Headland House

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'Sense of Place' Beautifully Articulated Down Under

Standing at the top of a hill overlooking the coastline in New South Wales, Australia, is ‘Headland House’, a great hulking mass of extraordinary cantilevered rooms designed by Sydney-based firm Atelier Andy Carson. The client, Beau Neilson (the daughter of art patron Judith Neilson and billionaire Kerr Neilson), and her partner required the house should be an......read more

LA Times Greenspace

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'Entourage's' Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer SHFT Hollywood green

When "Entourage" star Adrian Grenier was introduced to indie film producer Peter Glatzer a number of years back, their mutual commitment to eco-friendliness and sustainability compelled them to work together. They put together the show “Alter Eco” for Discovery’s Planet Green channel in 2008, a reality show about folks moving the needle on sustainability. The pair saw a hunger......read more

SHFT New York Pop-Up Gallery

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Our collaborative pop-up space with pureDKNY opens in Manhattan's SoHo district this week.

SHFT has descended upon NYC for the latest edition in our series of pop-up galleries. Presented in collaboration with pure DKNY. Photo: An exterior shot of the SHFT pop-up gallery in Downtown Los Angeles last May. (via Green LA Girl)...read more

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