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'Z' Tea Table

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Reclaimed bowling lane wood becomes unique end table $795.00

Bowling alleys, once the go-to hangout zone for Friday night fun, are not quite so popular these days. So what to do with bowling lane wood when an alley closes? NYC's Counter Evolution make wonderful use of the reclaimed planks, shaping the worn pine strips into beautiful pieces of furniture. Case in point: the "Z" Tea Table, a strikingly angular end table that's perfect for sharing a drink with......read more

Recycled Chopstick Folding Basket

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Single use bamboo chopsticks shaped into unique countertop basket $32.00

American designer Brian Parks spent several years studying in China, where his eyes were opened to the upcycling potential of discarded single-use chopsticks. This folding basket is one of his coolest chopstick creations. Handcrafted entirely from the durable bamboo eating utensils, the table- or countertop basket is the ideal home for anything from fruit and bread to napkins or mail. And, as......read more

Youth Lagoon, "Seventeen" (Unofficial)

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Kasey Lum offers up a nice visual counterpart to Youth Lagoon's hauntingly poetic bedroom pop

Boise, Idaho's Youth Lagoon (whose mom knows him as Trevor Powers) crafts dreamy piano pop from the confines of his bedroom. After generating a bunch of Internet buzz with his first self-released tunes, he landed himself a two-album deal with Fat Possum, dropped out of Boise State University, and is now set to head on the road for a prolonged North American tour.  From Vancouver......read more

Mohammadreza Mirzaei: The Encounters

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Heavy meta: Excellent photos of tourists taking photos

Young, up-and-coming Iranian photographer Mohammadreza Mirzaei explores meta territory in The Encounters, a series of pictures of people taking pictures. Shot from an aerial perspective, the tourists in Mirzaei's images act less as commentary about tourist culture than as graphical elements that complete the photos. Which isn't surprising, given that the Tehran-based photographer pursued graphic......read more

RSVP Stainless Steel Compost Pail

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A clean and classic look for countertop composting. $32.95

Wanna shrink your home's eco footprint? Then composting is a must. It's easy as pie, and way cleaner than you think. This Stainless Steel Compost Pail, from Seattle's RSVP International, makes it so. Two charcoal filters fit neatly inside the lid and last up to two months under regular use, while the sturdy stainless steel pail handle makes it easy to carry outside to unload the nutritious......read more

RSVP Endurance Compost Pail

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An attractive silver composter for your countertop. $28.50

Time to turf those makeshift yogurt container composters. The RSVP Endurance 1/2 Gallon Small Compost Pail is a good-looking kitchen scrap collection pail, perfectly sized for your countertop. Odor filters in the lid eliminate nasty smells even if the pail hasn't been emptied in a while. Fits several days accumulation of coffee grounds and kitchen scraps, and it's easy to clean (a paper......read more

Fully automated electric taxis could dramatically reduce transportation sector's emmisions, a new study finds.  By Lindsay Abrams The energy efficient cars of the future will allow the transportation sector to lower its greenhouse gas emissions not just because they’re electric — but because they’ll also be driverless. That’s the forward-looking conclusion of a new......read more

Could the future of modern agriculture be found completely indoors? That’s the question on the mind of Caleb Harper, the research scientist behind the CityFARM project of MIT Media Lab’s City Science Initiative. On any given day on the fifth floor of the glass-walled Media Lab building, a team of 15 researchers led by Harper can be found operating the project's small indoor......read more

'Sustainable [R]evolution' by Juliana Birnbaum & Louis Fox

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The only book you need on the permaculture revolution $25.00

Sustainable [R]evolution brings together urban gardeners, native seed-saving collectives and ecovillage developments in a lavish book about the burgeoning permaculture movement. Edited by anthropologist Juliana Birnbaum and award-winning filmmaker Louis Fox, the book features the work of a worldwide network of visionaries, including journalists, activists, indigenous leaders and......read more

Boxcar Planters by Revolution Design

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Solid walnut planter trio features bright flashes of color $55.00

Etsy seller Revolution Design House is a Portland, OR company working with independent makers to bring their products to market. They include these Boxcar Planters designed and crafted by Joe Gibson. Made specifically for succulents (stainless steel inserts included), the solid walnut planters have a natural finish with bright accents in robin egg blue. Nest them together on a table top for a......read more

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