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Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden

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An ambitious photo project documents the global effort to preserve biodiversity at seed banks

Spurred by the impending completion of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, Dornith Doherty initiated a photo project in 2008 called Archiving Eden. Her images of the Svalbard bunker set off a broader photographic expedition of seed banking that continues today, with some help from a 2012-13 Guggenheim Fellowship. Working with renowned biologists at seed banks around the world, Doherty's......read more

Snow Maze

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From Sweden's ICEHOTEL designers

Leave it to the Swedish design team behind ICEHOTEL to conjure up the idea of packing snow and sculpting ice for a week to carve a playground from the frozen tundra. The icy park includes two slides, a snow lantern, four egg-shaped chairs, ice benches, and an elaborate maze that is now being enjoyed by the lucky children (and adult-children) of Sweden. “The inspiration and key......read more

Postiljonen "Atlantis"

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Roll through the desert to the dream-pop sounds of Sweden's Postiljonen

A few months back, we showed you the video for Postiljonen's gorgeous "Supreme" single. Now the Swedish dream-pop trio returns with a new video for “Atlantis," a sax-steeped track from their upcoming debut full-length, Skyer. In the clip, director Ty Olsson (who was also responsible for the "Supreme" video) centers on a young man arriving at a hotel room only to find that his love interest,......read more

Small Feet, "Rivers"

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Smokin' new video from Sweden's Small Feet stars a literal burning man

Swedish musician Simon Stålhamrhe, aka Small Feet, called upon compatriot director Oskar Wrango to create visuals to accompany his new track, "Rivers." Wrango literally delivered the hotness with this clip, featuring a burning man running through a northern landscape. The video begins from the end, with the man springing from the lake that he leapt in to put out the fire that raged upon......read more

World Tour, "Forever Tonight"

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Sweeping new video from one of Sweden's most promising young groups

"Forever Tonight," World Tour's meditative first single on Emotion, is described as "music that could only have been made among the remote hills of northern Sweden." We're not sure what exactly that means but we somehow agree. Hailing from Funäsdalen, a mountain town near the Norwegian border, the promising young trio keep things local for the song's newly released video,......read more

Whither the Monarch

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Another insect appears headed for an unprecedented population crash

The monarch butterfly appears to be experiencing a massive population crash, the likes of which hasn't been seen before. The butterflies, which migrate to Mexico in the fall, have been appearing there in shockingly low numbers. Last year there were 60 million, a record low that that seems enormous compared with the fewer than three million that have shown up so far this year. From the New York......read more

Safe Calculator by Lexon

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Retro-styled calculator with eco credentials to boot $49.00

Designed by Elise Berthier and Pierre Garner, the retro-looking Safe Calculator from Lexon has plenty of next-generation eco credentials, including a solar-powered battery and a bamboo and corn starch bio-plastic design. ...read more

Susan Derges: Eden

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British photographer explores the hydrogical cycle with "cameraless" images of water

Photography need not always involve a camera. Much of the work of Susan Derges, for example, makes use of photograms, or photographic images made by placing objects directly onto the surface of a light-sensitive material and then exposing it to light. Voila. No camera required. The London-based artist often uses cameraless photo techniques to depict natural landscapes and processes. Her Prix......read more

Analog Photos by Genevieve Bjargardottir

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Gorgeous images on film from Iceland and Sweden

Lovers of analog photography will find plenty to savor in the portfolio of Genevieve Bjargardottir, a 27-year old with an unpronounceable name currently studying creative photography in Gamleby, Sweden. Genevieve clearly spends a lot of time traveling, as evidenced by her photo sets from Berlin, Italy, and Spain. But most of her time is split between Sweden and Iceland,......read more

River Rafting in Sweden

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A Scandanavian eco-tourism outfit lets travelers embrace their inner Huck Finn

Thanks to Mark Twain, the image of a timber river raft drifting lazily downriver is forever embedded in the American consciousness. Over the years, it's become the ultimate symbol of escapist freedom. Now, you too can enjoy that very activity on your next holiday. The only catch? You have to travel to Sweden to make it happen. During the summer months, a Swedish eco tourism outfit called......read more

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