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Sand Prints by Ahmad Nadalian

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Artist creates ephemeral environmental works using a primitive printing technique

Iranian environmental artist Ahmad Nadalian uses an ancient printing method to create fascinating ephemeral works on sand. To make the Sand Prints, Nadalian carves cylinder seals (in stone, glass, or clay) featuring his own designs--fish, snakes, crabs, flowers--then rolls the cylinders on beaches or in deserts, creating repeating patterns in the sand. The resulting pieces naturally blend into......read more

Are Artificial Reefs the Wave of the Future?

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Multipurpose manmade reefs bring multiple benefits—both recreational and environmental.

Everyone loves the beach. That's why protecting beaches is such an important pursuit for coastal communities. The most common method of preserving beach sand is the seawall, which slows down longshore currents that shift sand away from the shore. But there is an emerging technique that has many advantages over the traditional seawall. Artificial reefs not only protect the beach from eroding......read more

Find a Clean Beach to Cool Down At

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The NRDC releases its annual report on beach pollution in America

With summer in full swing, many among us will be heading to a body of water, where cooling off is just a splash away. But do you know what the water quality is at your favorite vacation spot? Us neither. Luckily, the ever-resourceful folks at the NRDC have done the work for us. NRDC's 2012 report on water quality at beaches around the US is a useful guide, not only for vacationers looking for a......read more

Aerial Beachscapes by Gray Malin

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Photo series 'A La Plage, A La Piscine' captures sunny bliss by the sea

For his ongoing series A La Place, A La Piscine, photographer Gray Malin takes to the air in a doorless helicopter to capture exotic beachscapes from the sky. The results, a sampling of which you can see here, aren't doing anything to suppress our desire for a seaside vacation.  Malin’s photography showcases beaches large and small, rocky and sandy, crowded and untouched, from......read more

Beaches, "Send Them Away"

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Check out the excellent animated video for the catchy new tune from Melbourne's Beaches

Australian rockers Beaches are ready to release their their sophomore album, She Beats, and recently dropped this fun, lighthearted video to whet our whistles. Created for "Send Them Away," a bright, catchy number that screams summer fun, the Ben Montero-directed video is suitably lighthearted and sunny, with color-splashed animations of the girls playing along and cruising in a convertible.......read more

Tennis, "Take Me Somewhere"

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Denver pop twosome takes to the sea.

Colorado-bred duo Tennis make breezy, simple pop jams that are perfectly suited to easy summer days spent doing stuff outside. Like, for example, playing tennis, or sailing. So the video for "Take Me Somewhere," shot on Chesapeake Bay aboard what looks to be a very nice sailboat, is an ideal fit. Directed by Ian Perlman, the footage was shot on a vintage 16mm Bolex camera, giving it a nostalgic......read more

Alice Boman "What"

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Video for haunting new single stars Swedish chanteuse and her pet lab walking a deserted beach

If the hauntingly beautiful "What" is any indication, Swedish singer Alice Boman is one to watch. With glistening vocals set atop a delicate piano line, the song exudes pure, unadultered melancholy. The Fader-premiered video stars Boman and her pet labrador, who adds a minor dose of cheer to the sense of isolation. Directed by Studio Pop, the clip shows the pair walking along a deserted......read more

One Plastic Beach

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A California couple transforms plastic beach debris into stunning artwork

Over the past twelve years, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have collected several tons of plastic debris on a small stretch of beach near their northern California home. The pieces of plastic are cleaned, categorized, and sorted, before the couple goes to work transforming the garbage into beautiful pieces of art. This short doc profiles the couple and their creative output and......read more

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "The Body"

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Moody New York outfit hits the beach

Belong, the bold sophomore effort from 90s alt-pop revivalists The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, rides a melancholic wave of lament about love and loss. But director Phillip Van's video for the album's second single ignores the moody vibes altogether, in favour of a joyous, nostalgic trip to the beach. The sun-drenched clip features the band's child doppelgangers frolicking in......read more

Hollie & Harrie Sombrilla

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Stylish shade for sunny days at the beach $150.00

Aussie design duo Hollie & Harrie answer the call for stylish, airy sun protection with their brightly colored Sombrilla. Offered in three colors — Morrocan Blue, Beach Yellow and French Stripe — the Sombrilla is big enough to shade the whole family. "With five very active children between us, we adore the beach and outdoors but dread the sunburn," they say on their......read more

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