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Reclaimed Wood Docking Station

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This raw-edged slab of cherry wood is a rustic dock for iPhone and iPad $178.00

The intersection of shiny new tech and raw, natural materials is a happy place for us, and this iPhone/iPad docking station by Canadian Etsy seller Living Wood Design resides comfortably in that zone. Hand-carved from reclaimed black cherry wood, the dual dock features raw living edges for that added rustic look. With enough space to rest your iPad either vertically or horizontally and still......read more

Light Echoes

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Laser light photography by Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank

Data visualization artist Aaron Koblin teamed with director Ben Tricklebank to produce a piece for Doug Aitken's Station to Station public art project, currently traveling across the country by train. “Doug reached out to me a while back and said, ‘I’m working on this train-based art extravaganza, what could you do in that context?’” Koblin told Wired.......read more

Eco Highlighter Pencil

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The vital office and school supply -- now in biodegradable format $2.00

Since it was first developed in 1963, the highlighter pen has become an essential tool for the office and school. Unfortunately, like so many of the products that have become indispensible to modern life, the felt-tipped plastic highlighters are terrible for the environment. Enter the Eco Highlighter Pencil from Stubby Pencil Studio, a 100% biodegradable highlighter that uses no ink solvents......read more

Developer NR Investments, which is working to grow a Downtown arts and entertainment district, teamed up this fall with film producer Peter Glatzer and actor/filmmaker Adrian Grenier to curate a showroom in NR’s Filling Station Lofts with art and sustainable furnishings to promote the vision of the pair’s lifestyle platform SHFT.com. This helps push what the developer envisions for......read more

Driftwood iPhone Charging Dock

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One-of-a-kind iPhone station juxtaposes timeless nature with modern tech $72.00

For Maine maker Lee Goodwin and the rest of his team, sourcing materials means hittiing the beach, mere minutes from the 18th century barn where they work. That's where they collect the pieces of driftwood they use to craft these one-of-a-kind iPhone charging docks, each of which carries its own special narrative, "from seed to tree to sandy shore." The finished product is a interesting......read more

Tree Cutting = Fewer Fish

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Deforestation can cause a diminished fish supply

We know that the loss of forests isn’t just a problem for the creatures that call woodlands home — it’s also a major contributor to global warming. And it doesn’t stop there: deforestation, a new study finds, may also be causing fish to starve. Destroy one thing, and it can have all sorts of unforeseen consequences. The environment is just crazy like......read more

Lapka Environmental Monitor

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Turn your iPhone into your own environmental monitoring station $220.00

After covering the prototype launch of Lapka a while back, we're excited to let you know that the world's first iPhone-compatible environmental monitor has hit the market. Lapka connects through a headphone jack to measure, collect and analyze data about substances within a user's environment. Each peripheral (there are four) gathers its own information: humidity/temperature,......read more

Inbook Charging Station

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Old books given new lives as unique and smart charging docks $49.00

Rich Neeley Designs rescues discarded books from certain landfill death, or from their dreary existence in the dark recesses of a bookshelf. Their goal is to bring more books into your life. Each book they meet passes an "exceptionally rare and wonderful" screening prior to being given a new life as a charger. As a comparitive lit major, Brenna chooses to recycle only those books that haven't......read more

Nick Frank: Munich Subway

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Behold the eerie, modernist beauty of these photos of deserted German subway stations

Urban design fanatics can rejoice in these pictures from German photographer Nick Frank, who stalked Munich's subway stations after hours to capture the eerie, modernist beauty of underground architecture in his hometown. Frank, who works as a creative director at an ad agency by day, has an eye for bold, basic shapes and bright colors. "I really have a graphical and minimalistic eye......read more

Monovolume Architects: Punibach Hydroelectricity Station

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An alpine hydro plant embedded into the hills of northern Italy

Conceived as a fracture in the landscape, monovolume's Punibach hydroelectric power station is harmonically integrated into its alpine surroundings. A concrete slab separates the smooth hilly landscape and the raw building structure made out of natural, earth coloured materials. At night, the thin wood planks that form a lamellar wall allow warm light from the interior to glow in......read more

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