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Kate Peters: Ask The Dust

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British photographer documents her travels through the American southwest

From UK photographer Kate Peters' impressive portfolio of work comes Ask The Dust, a collection of images shot during her ramblings through the arid landscapes of California, Utah and Arizona. The series, which takes its name from the masterful novel by John Fante, nicely captures the stark spirituality of the desert. Kate's photographic chops were honed as an assistant......read more

IT House: An Off-Grid Desert Retreat

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LA firm Taalman Koch creates a sustainable oasis in California's Yucca Valley

The IT House is a pre-fab design system developed by LA-based architects Taalman Koch. Delivering optimum control of construction waste, labor, and quality of finished product, the firm has several of its IT Homes built. This particular one is located off-the-grid in Pioneertown, California, near Joshua Tree National Park. Conceived as a small house with glass walls and an open floor plan, the......read more

Moby & Mark Lanegan, "The Lonely Night"

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Take a time-lapse trip to the desert with director Colin Rich

Lighten Up star Moby and alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan make an unlikely duo on "The Lonely Night," a Record Store Day single featuring downtempo beats by Moby underneath Lanegan's raspy vocals. The track will be available on limited edition 7″ backed by a remix from Photek. Thanks to director Colin Rich, "Lonely Night" now has a video as well. It's a time-lapse trip through arid California,......read more

Ben Sandler: Badlands

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Half-factual, half-fantastical images of desert landscapes

Born in Israel, Ben Sandler spent some his formative years in a small town in the Arizona desert. Now based in Amsterdam where he works for Wieden + Kennedy, Sandler still has an "innate fascination with the surreal desert landscapes" outside Phoenix, which he explores in this mindmelting series of images. Badlands, a collaborative project between Sandler and Zeitguised, combines the former's......read more

Good Badlands: Photos by Guy Tal

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Ephemeral explosions of color in the Utah desert

The badlands of the American West is a harsh, unforgiving landscape, characterized by sunbaked clay and jagged rock formations. With minimal precipitation, the arid terrain usually features very little in the way of vegetation. In the spring, however, under certain conditions, a tiny bit of moisture can give birth to an explosion of colorful flowers, like these purple and yellow ones caught in......read more

Antonym - Beyond The Waters

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Directed by Spotlight

In Antonym - Beyond the Waters, Johan Perjus and Fresteh Piltan take surfing to the most unexpected of regions on our planet, the desert. By taking the action of surfing and changing the context, Johan and Freshteh present a film that explores creativity but also our dependency on our oceans....read more

Desert Air

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By George Steinmetz

Best known f­or his exploration photography, George Steinmetz sets out to di­scover the­ ­few remaining secrets in our world today: remote deserts, obscure cultures, the mysteries of science and technology. A regular contributor to National Geographic and GEO Magazines, he has explored subjects ranging from the remotest str­etches of Arabia’s Empty Quarter to the­......read more

Desert Breath by by D.A.ST. Arteam

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Rediscovering a monumental land art installation in the Eastern Sahara

Located in Egypt's Sahara Desert, “Desert Breath” is a massive land art installation in the form of two spirals emerging from a 100-foot-wide circular depression. Covering over a million square feet of desert, the monumental piece is visible on Google Earth. It is a collaboration between artist Danae Stratou and architects Alexandra Stratou and Stella......read more

Robert Misrach: Desert Cantos

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Arid landscape photos highlight man's problematic relationship with the environment

Richard Misrach's Desert Cantos is the result of a life's work spent exploring landscapes of the American southwest. The project, patterned after The Cantos of Ezra Pound, takes the form of a long, epic visual poem, with eighteen chapters that cover desert subjects as diverse as a military base in Utah, a man-made flood in California, sublime skies in Arizona, and arts happenings......read more

A Sleekly Sustainable Prefab in the Californian Desert

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Green ideas permeate elegant, modernist Desert House

The design practice of Los Angeles architects Leo Marmol and Ron Radziner, founders of Marmol Radziner and Associates, extends well beyond buildings and into jewelry and furniture. Whatever the project, green ideas reign supreme. The duo's prefab design and manufacturing business is but another example. The prefab operation launched with this vacation home prototype -- owned by Marmol and his......read more

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