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SHFT Pop Up Gallery: A Few Pieces

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A closer look at some of the artists and their work.

Our pop-up gallery in downtown LA brought together 25 artists whose work shares the loose theme of man's relationship with nature. Some of the work is violent, some of it beautiful, but taken as a whole, they reflect man's increasingly fragile relationship to our planet. Here is just a handful of what our SHFT online 'gallery' can accomodate: Deb Ris (a.k.a. Anne Shackman):......read more

Debora Mittelstaedt: Iceland

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Heartmeltingly beautiful photographs of the Nordic island nation

Continuing our ongoing obsession with Iceland -- the land of bubbling lava, geothermal energy, and beautiful people with blue eyes -- these muted travel pics offer a beautiful glimpse at the northern island nation. They were shot by Debora Mittelstaedt, who was raised in Cologne, Germany and studied photography at University of Essen before settling in New York City in......read more

How One Designer Gave Typhoon Debris A Second Chance At Life

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From our good friends at collectively

Interview by Scott Pierce Bernardo Urbina is a furniture designer from Costa Rica. After graduating from Pratt and receiving his Master's from Politecnico de Milano, he realized he wasn't ready to completely pack his bags and go home. But he was ready for a new kind of metropolis. So he ended up in Cebu City, the Philippine's second most populous city after Manila, which......read more

SHFT Sampler 11-12-10

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Weekly links: Pimped-out bikes, phone book sculptures, and a renewed push for offshore drilling in the Arctic.

Freewheelers is a series of video portraits of tricked-out bikes and the people who ride them – from self-build fixies and coveted vintage steeds to bikes as art or manifestations of style. Two bipartisan senators have proposed a sensible idea that most people are going to hate. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) wrote to President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal......read more

Swimming Against the Rising Tide

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Secular climate change activists can learn from evangelical Christians

By KRISTIN DOMBEK It never feels like summer starts until the first time I go to the beach. To stand nearly naked and heavy from winter on the water’s edge, wade awkwardly into the shallows, dive under the first cold wave, taste first salt, surface and dive again to reach the calmer waters beyond, floating there until water and skin become the same temperature — this is the best way......read more

When Sea Levels Attack

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Visualizing the effects of rising sea levels.

All climate scientists agree that sea levels are rising. But there is plenty of debate over how much and how fast. It's tough to keep track of all the shifting predictions, and what they mean in terms of land being submerged. With this infomation graphic, David McCandless, author of 'Information is Beautiful,' sums it up the research for us, showing what will happen, when it will......read more

A Changed Climate In Washington

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World Leaders Make Both Moral And Practical Progress In The Debate On Climate Change This Week

Mark this week down as the one that truly shifted the climate conversation in the nation's capital. It was a week where Hillary Clinton's announcement that she opposes the Keystone XL pipeline played fourth fiddle -- and a potential government shutdown was barely even in the band -- climate change was the one unifying theme connecting the week's top stories.  First, Pope Francis called......read more

Pharell Debuts Recycled Plastic Denim Collection

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G-Star Raw jeans to feature 'Bionic Yarn' made from ocean waste

Hip-Hop everyman Pharrell Williams debuted his latest fashion project last weekend at a star-studded event during New York City's Fashion Week. RAW for the Oceans, a collaboration with designer denim label G-Star RAW, is a collection of jeans made from plastic ocean waste. RAW for the Oceans the highest-profile gig we've seen yet for Bionic Yarn, the recycled plastic textiles company fronted by......read more

Golden Rice: Good or Bad?

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A group of activists destroy a 'Golden 'Rice' crop in the Philippines, adding fuel to the GMO debate

Earlier in August, a group of protestors descended on a rice field in the Bicol region of the Philippines, smashing down the fence surrounding it before uprooting the crop. Their target: "Golden Rice," so-called because its yellow tint belies the presence of beta carotene, which it has been genetically engineered to produce. Beta carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A, deficiencies of which are......read more

Jeremy Underwood: Human Debris

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Site-specific trash installations challenge viewer to consider humanity's impact on the natural world

Jeremy Underwood, a Houston-based photographer who earns a living shooting weddings, has some interesting personal work in his portfolio that investigates our relationship with the natural environment. Human Debris is one such project. For the series, spotted on ignant, Underwood built site-specific sculptures using trash collected from Houston's waterways. Situated along the shore with water and......read more

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