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SHFT Sampler 6-24-10

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Your weekly assemblage of links from around the web.

Visualizing the spill: From our friends at GOOD, an animated simulation of a 25,000-barrel oil spill — less than half the estimated daily amount gushing into the Gulf. Dropping the ball: A scathing account of the U.S. Interior Department's handling of the offshore oil industry. Oh phew, at least there's that: Oil-Splattered BP Promises Uninterrupted Flow of Art Funding. The type of......read more

What Now?

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As the Gulf disaster abates, scientists ponder the future of a ravaged ecosystem.

With the cap on the blown well holding, BP and its team are preparing to permanently seal it with mud and cement early this week. Meanwhile, the oil slick on the water surface is receding quickly, and the company says it will start scaling back cleanup efforts in the area. And so an environmental catastrophe begins to fade away. But what does the future hold for the ravaged ecosystems in the......read more

Patagonia Wild Salmon Jerky

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Outdoor apparel company ventures into sustainable snacks with these delicious salmon treats $35.00

On first glance, a collection of salmon jerky products seems like an unlikely brand extension for an outdoor apparel company. But when that company is Patagonia, which lives and breathes environmentalism, it actually makes sense. Launched under the newly unveiled Patagonia Provisions program, Wild Salmon Jerky is available in three flavors (sold here as a three-pack) using selectively harvested,......read more

Bringing Back the Light

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Restoring the Life to Canada's Temperate Rainforests

This film explores the practice, the methods and the need for habitat restoration in British Columbia's temperate rainforests. There's a clear connection between healthy landscapes and healthy communities. This coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but decades of destructive logging, mining, and development practices have left vast expanses of our temperate rainforest in need of......read more

All Aboard the Helsinki Plant Tram

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Whimsical project in Finnish capital combines urban gardening, sustainable design and public transit

A British Council project in Helsinki is bringing some unusual cargo to tram lines in the Finnish capital. Passengers on public transport are being invited to donate living plants for inclusion in a whimsical, amusement-park-themed urban garden built in a disused industrial site. The Plant Tram Urban Garden was conceived by the London-based landscape practice Wayward......read more

Rick Rubin: Music and Spirituality

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The esteemed record producer discusses art and nature in this inspiring video from Nowness

Rick Rubin is near the top of the list of the famous people who like to chill with. The legendary record producer, who famously launched Def Jam with Russell Simmons from his NYU dorm room, is not only one of most important architects in the history of popular music, but also a sage-figure on the path to spiritual enlightenment. In this short film, created by Alison Chernick for Nowness, Rubin......read more

Tumblers by Falcon Enamelware

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Iconic British brand departs from classic colorway with these multihued cups $9.50

Originally established in 1920, Falcon Enamelware is an icon of British home life. After a period of hibernation, Falcon is back, bringing a 20th century design classic to a contemporary homes everywhere. The company's enameling process involves fusing porcelain onto heavy-gauge steel, resulting in a material that's durable, smooth, and chemical-resistant--i.e. great for the kitchen.  These......read more

Incredible Cave Photography by Robbie Shone

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British adventure photographer captures extreme underground environments around the world

Robbie Shone is attracted to places many of us would prefer to avoid. The Innsbruck-based British adventure photographer explores deep, dark underground caverns around the world, using creative lighting to capture the spaces as they have never been seen before. His caving adventures have led him to some of the deepest and longest cave systems known to man, including extreme locations in the Alps,......read more

Bonobo, "Cirrus"

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Surreal video collage created by British animator Cyriak

Cyriak is back. The British animator, who you may or may not know from his mindbending work for Flying Lotus and Adult Swim, returns with a surreal video collage for Bonobo's newest song, "Cirrus." Featuring '60s public information film footage that loops along to the airy, bouncy track, the clip builds into a kaleidoscopic crescendo of imagery. Pretty amazing. "Cirrus" is the lead single from......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

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