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Mobile Solar Power

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Gigantic articfical waterfall design unveiled for Rio.

If only these were around when I was working as a laborer, inhaling gas fumes and slowly going deaf by the roar of the power generator. Unlike internal combustion generators, Mobile Solar Power's transportable solar generators create zero emissions, zero exhaust and zero noise. There may be a few zeroes on the price tag as well, but with only a few moving parts and no need for oil or......read more

Pottok Prints

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Eco wallpaper patterned by the great graphic artist Geoff McFetridge. Hand silkscreened in Los Angeles using water-based inks.

If you’re looking to liven up your walls, look no further than Pottok Prints, which offers a bunch of irresistible, tongue-in-cheek wallpaper designs from Geoff McFetridge, the great LA-based graphic artist. Printed on recyclable paper and hand silkscreened using water-based inks. A frequent collaborator of Spike Jonze, you can also see McFetridge's handiwork in the title sequence of Where......read more

The Bross Table

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From Chicago's Dock 312 $485.00

At Dock 312 they believe that there are certain key elements of object design that are of the utmost concern to the modern individual.  Namely, that a design ought to be: 1) economical, 2) eco-friendly, 3) elegant and 4) functional.  It should reflect the taste, character and immediacy of the time in which it was created yet borrow inspiration and......read more

Food Tripping Across America: Chicago, IL

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Hold on to your hat as we take a trip through the Windy City

Cruising through the third most populous city in the United States, you’ll find yourself surrounded by good food, plenty of laughs, and picturesque shorelines. Start your day at the Chicago French Market amidst local vendors selling everything from pasta, fresh crepes, and freshly made cheeses. Step up to the coffee bar at Little Goat Bread, owned by Stephanie Izard and James Beard,......read more

Chicago Meatpacking Plant Transformed Into Vertical Farm

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Home to several small-scale food businesses, The Plant Chicago is a net-zero, closed-loop urban farm

In 2010, entrepreneur John Edel bought a four-story, 94,000 square foot factory in a bankruptcy sale. The sprawling red brick warehouse, built in the 1920s next to Chicago’s Union Stockyards, used to process bacon and ham. Today it is home to The Plant Chicago, a vertical farm housing 11 small-scale food businesses, from bakers and kombucha brewers to aquaponic farms growing......read more

Cityscape Chicago

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Stunning time-lapse cinematography starring the Windy City

It's been a while since we featured a time-lapse video in our Watch section, and this one is as good as they get. "Cityscape Chicago," shot by 22-year-old photographer Eric Hines, takes as its subject one of the most photogenic cities in the world. "The inspiration of this piece was my fascination with the city of Chicago, particularly at night," writes Hines. "For me, there has always been......read more

Farmer's Fridge: The Healthy, Organic Vending Machine

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Chicago vending machines hawk fresh salads instead of junk food

Joseph Erbentraut for the Huffington Post: CHICAGO -- When 27-year-old Luke Saunders told his former boss he was turning down a substantial raise and promotion to create a vending machine that would sell exclusively organic, restaurant-quality salads and snacks, he was met with looks of disbelief and confusion. "They still think I'm nuts," Saunders, the founder of Farmer's Fridge,......read more

Lights of Chicago

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Dazzling black-and-white photography by Satoki Nagata

Japanese photographer Satoki Nagata, a Chicago transplant, finds inspiration and material in the streets of his adopted hometown. In his ongoing series titled Lights in Chicago, he captures dazzling, candid portraits of strangers walking the city at night. Using a remote-controlled flash, he backlights his unsuspecting subjects to create an eerie, silhouette effect. Nagata, a Neuroscience PhD......read more

Peter Hoffman: Fox River Derivatives

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Chicago photographer makes enviro statement by setting film negatives ablaze

After the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, Peter Hoffman started thinking about ways to incorporate oil and water in his photography practice. “These substances are symbolic,” he tells Co.Design. “Water means things like purity, healing, nourishment. Oil, to me, is reminiscent of destruction, consumption and greed.” The result is Fox River Derivatives, a series of......read more

Floating City

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Stunner of a video made from mirrored time-lapses of the Chicago skyline

Chicago-based photographer Craig Shimala has found a nice little artistic niche using a mirror technique he applies to time-lapse vids. It started with a Flickr video shot from inside his car, and now we have this one made from footage of the Chicago skyline shot over several years. The simple mirrored effect turns the city skyline into a gravity-defying monolith cruising through......read more

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