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Agnes Thor: Photographs

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Intimate moments in nature.

Swedish photographer Agnes Thor shoots beautiful photos of beautiful girls in natural environments. What more could you want? Thor's work is based on personal relationships and intimate experiences, which she captures in muted tones among blurry outdoor scenes. "A memory is nothing other than fragments of a time, place or a person. Hollow without scents or feelings yet colorful and lively. I......read more

Agnes Denes: Earthworks and Drawings

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A gallery of works from the land art pioneer.

A recent post from the shrewd people at 01 reminded us about the work of Agnes Denes, the eco-focused artist who has consistently blazed trails in environmental art throughout her career. Denes's monumental earthworks and exquisite drawings investigate the troubled relationship between Earth and humanity. One of Denes's most iconic works, 1982's 'Wheatfield — A......read more

'Planting: A New Perspective' by Piet Oudolf & Noel Kingsbury

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Two of the world's most influential plantsmen join forces on an authoritative gardening reference $25.27

If there is such thing as a gardening superstar, then you can count both Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury among them. From the High Line and Battery Park in New York to the Lurie Garden in Chicago, Oudolf is the man behind some of the most high-profile planting projects in the world. Kingsbury, meanwhile, has written no fewer than twenty books on planting and garden design. "Planting: A New......read more

Old Time Sling Shot

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Throwback toy made from a 'Y' branch of the Buckthorn bush $25.00

Coming from the same folks who brought you the Original Tree Swing, this classic sling shot is handcrafted from branches of the Buckthorn bush. The Buckthorn is a common European hedge plant found across the northern US, and is now considered an invasive species. The hardwood "Y" branches are ideal for sling shots, and harvesting Buckthorn wood has the added benefit of helping control the......read more

The Real Economics of Clean Air and Water

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Author Gernot Wagner explains the EPA's exceptional performance

Gernot Wager at the Huffington Post: The Office of Management and Budget is nerd heaven: a bunch of people getting their professional kicks from analyzing federal regulation. This bean counting may sound painfully lacking in glamour, but it's incredibly important. OMB's annual report to Congress on the benefits and costs of all major rules adopted by most federal agencies over the past 10 years......read more

Mogwai, "How to Be a Werewolf"

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Scottish rockers soundtrack James Bowthorpe's ride.

Weird that we missed this video when we mentioned superchamp cyclist James Bowthorpe the other day, 'cause goddamn is it good. The clip was pulled from Thirty Century Man, a film by UK director/photographer Antony Crook, who followed Bowthorpe to Norway to document his ride. Crook follows Bowthrope racing through the remote Norwegian countryside to the sounds of "How to Be a......read more

Are Those Seeds Safe?

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Look carefully at seeds before buying them, implores author and gardener Margaret Roach

So you've taken the sustainable food pledge. You buy local and organic, and you're feeling good about it. Now you want take the natural next step and start growing your own veggies. First you need some seeds, those tiny plant embryos that will transform into the most local, environmentally friendly dishes your table has ever seen. Right? Sort of. Seeds, as author Margaret Roach explains in a......read more

Alternatives for Obama's Climate Change Program

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There's more to climate action than emissions regulations, author Amy Larkin argues

To we green-minded types, President Obama's emphatic inaugural address statements on climate change were welcomed with open ears. Looking ahead, most analysts predict that the EPA will flex its regulatory muscle to stem emissions, and others see the distinct possibility of Obama using executive power to install a cap-and-trade system for power plants. In a new HuffPo article, Amy Larkin, author......read more

Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Don't Suck

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Sustainable food advocate and author Cathy Erway dishes out some winning sides for holiday eating

Do you try to cook something new on the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving, when it seems that there can never be too much food? I often do, and sometimes these fledgling recipes soar, while other times, crash-land on the table to a piteous chorus of what-if-I'd-done-that-insteads. Adding a new dish to your list of "classics" can take a little more than one Thursday to figure out. Especially if......read more

Astoria Scum River Bridge

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Unauthorized, recycled wood foot bridge spans stretch of flooded NYC sidewalk.

Sometimes, when the government won't act on a problem, you have to take matters into your own hands. For several years, a leaky pipe in Astoria in New York City beneath the Hell Gate Bridge viaduct submerged a well-walked stretch of sidewalk under a festering cesspool of standing water. Astoria Scum River, as it was called, was not only gross but dangerously icy in the winter. In the......read more

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