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RETHINK - Contemporary Art and Climate Change

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Art exhibition in Copenhagen explores the interesection of art, culture and global warming.

I recently met Beth Terry, the author of a great blog on plastic pollution called Fake Plastic Fish (the definitive resource on our culture’s obsession with plastics) at a very sobering event – the return from an expedition to Midway Island with photographer Chris Jordan, who traveled there with a film crew to document the “plastic graveyard.” Midway is literally “midway” from......read more

Eat LACMA: Orange Trees

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In the first installation of SHFT's Eat LACMA series, Fallen Fruit gifts mandarin orange trees to spread a community of food and culture.

A collaboration between LACMA and Fallen Fruit, Eat LACMA is a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics. The idea of the project is to promote a greater sense of community and culture by re-invigorating the relationship between people and food. It also seeks to highlight the idea of sustainability and bring it to the widest group of people possible. We showed up with cameras......read more

Eat LACMA: Tomato Hootenanny

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Eat LACMA hosts a folk music jam celebrating growing food.

In the second installment in our series on Eat LACMA — Fallen Fruit and LACMA's a year-long investigation into food, art, culture and politics — Fallen Fruit throws a hootenanny centered around activities ranging from folk-music and square dancing to a salsa cook-off. During the event, participants experience and celebrate collective sustainability....read more

Food & Wine: Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer

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The Hungry Crowd: Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer

TV star Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer talk about SHFT, their online boutique with its own organic wine, and their go-to dishes and drinks. Adrian Grenier’s Go-To Dish “My mom makes a brown rice, steamed vegetable and mint salad that’s so good, a chef in Culver City put it on her menu last year.” In Peter Glatzer’s Glass “I love smoky mezcal and......read more

Ford and SHFT launch sustainability film series in New York

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Ford and SHFT launch sustainability film series in New York

Ford Motor Company and sustainability lifestyle platform SHFT.com unveiled the first of 10 digital short documentary films profiling cutting-edge innovators in sustainable businesses at a promotional event last night at the 404 NYC space in Midtown New York. Ford executive chairman Bill Ford introduced the film, along with actor/filmmaker Adrian Grenier and film producer Peter Glatzer,......read more

Jason Florio: River Gambia Expedition

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Stirring photos document a threatened way of life along the Gambia River

Jason Florio and his wife, Helen Jones-Florio, had already traveled the Republic of Gambia extensively when they decided to walk around the entirety of it in 2009. The 600-mile walk stands as the first recorded circumnavigation of the West African country by foot. As such, they know Gambia better than most, so when they heard of plans to dam the Gambia River on the Senegal-Guinea......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

Ethiopia's Omo Valley Photographed by Steve McCurry

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Stirring images of the Kara and Surma tribes in Africa's last frontier

Esteemed American photographer Steve McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic "Afghan Girl' image, has built a 30-year career traveling the world to career to document traditional cultures before their transition to modernity. In 2012 he travelled to southwestern Ethiopia to live with and shoot the Kara and Surma tribes of the Omo Valley. The project was set up by Omo......read more

'My Things' by Chinese Photographer Hong Hao

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Controlled chaos reflects Chinese consumer culture

We think the photography says it all. But here's some background from Hao's gallery: Hong Hao is a Contemporary photographer from Beijing. He studied printmaking and created his first major series, a group of prints resembling Chinese maps, executed with a remarkable attention to detail. With My Things, Hong individually scanned hundreds of common objects and arranged them into......read more

"Time's Up" Sweater

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From Lingua Franca $380.00

Made from 100% cashmere, and hand-stitched in NYC, Lingua Franca's striped sweater makes its message clear in bold red lettering: Time's Up. The TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund receives $100 from the sale of each sweater to help their team fight to offer subsidized legal support to those who have been subjected to sexual harassment, assault or inequality in their workplace....read more

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