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tranSglass

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Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden make very nice glassware.

OK, tranSglass may not be new, but it's still looking fresh. Originally designed in 1997 by Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden, the elegant line of glassware was picked up in 2005 by Artecnica for its Design w/Conscience collection. The vases, candle holders, carafes, and tumblers are crafted in Guatemala City from recycled bottles, where skilled craftspeople cut and polish items by hand. One......read more

More Terrific Travel Photos by Randy P. Martin

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In this project for Aritzia, the Chicago-based photographer nicely captures our sense of wanderlust

In this photo project commissioned by the women's fashion mavens at Aritzia, globetrotting photographer Randy Martin continues with his gorgeous depictions of lonely figures in epic landscapes [previously]. The project took Randy and one of his best friends to far-away lands such as Kashmir, a place that Indians call "Paradise on Earth." As he explains: It's not frequented by tourists, and as......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

CoolClimate Art Contest

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deviantART announces the winners of its climate change art contest.

The CoolClimate Art Contest called on artists worldwide to submit work that addresses the impact of climate change. Over 1,000 artists from around the globe submitted their climate change-inspired works through deviantART. Agnes Gund, one of the judges for the Contest, said, “There is probably no issue more important facing us today then how we are affecting our environment. The CoolClimate Art......read more

SHFT Pops Up in Downtown LA

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Founders Peter Glatzer and Adrian Grenier interviewed in the Huffington Post.

Some nice shine for SHFT in the Huffington Post this week. Comedy writer Nick Kreiss interviewed Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer, SHFT's co-founders, discussing our origins, the SHFT Pop-Up Store and Gallery, and much more. NK - Hi guys. Let's start with the basics. What is SHFT? AG - SHFT.com is a website that started basically as a platform for Peter and I to share our appreciation......read more

The Square: Photos by Seokmin Ko

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Reflections of landscapes

In The Square, an ongoing project from Seokmin Ko, the Seoul-based artist explores landscape and/of the self, holding a square mirror in varied surroundings then photographing the results. Positioned just so, the mirror perfectly reflects the frame of road, field, or sea where it is centered. The only clue of the artist's presence are the hands gripping each side of the mirror. The......read more

MultipliCITY by Fuseproject

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Flat-packing, sustainable outdoor furniture system designed with an eye on contemporary bike culture

Fuseproject, the San Fransisco design firm headed by The Big SHFT subject Yves Béhar, has teamed with Landscape Forms to create MultipliCITY, an innovative collection of sustainable outdoor furniture. The flexible system includes two benches, a table, a bike rack, path lights, and garbage/recycling cans. The system avoids bulky pieces that are tricky to ship, favoring......read more

Apartment No. 1: A Recycled Stone Building in Iran

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Contemporary residential architecture built from scrap stone

The economy of Mahallat, Iran is driven by the stone-cutting industry, which accounts for nearly half the city's economic activity. As with most heavy industries, there are significant environmental effects; in this case, it's stone waste that doesn't get used. Tehran-based practice Architecture by Collective Terrain makes intelligent use of the scrap stone with Apartment No. 1, a contemporary......read more

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