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Doug Aitken 'Migration'

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Outdoor film installation captures wild animals in the unlikeliest of settings – motel rooms.

Doug Aitken's film installation 'Migration,' in which wild animals of North America are placed in curiously human domains, makes a powerful statement on the domestication of the wild and our isolation from nature. For the piece, the California artist hired animal wranglers from the TV and movie industries to bring the creatures in front of cameras in rented motel rooms. The work......read more

Doug Aitken: Song 1

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A mesmerizing video of the recent outdoor installation at Hirshhorn Museum

With Song 1, New York artist Doug Aitken transformed the drab concrete exterior of Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. into a panoramic canvas for a mesmerizing audio-visual spectacle. The site-specific installation, which ran until May 20, featured 11 high-def video projectors working in tandem to blanket the building’s entire surface with video. The song in question is the 1934 standard......read more

Doug Aitken: Altered Earth

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New film work exploring France's desolate, surreal Camargue region comes with its own iPad app

Fresh off his amazing video installation projected on the facade of the Hirshhorn Museum, L.A. artist Doug Aitken is installing a new exhibition at a 19th-century train station in Arles, France. The show, entitled Altered Earth, explores the ever-evolving geography and ecosystem of the Camargue region in France. "It’s so remote, a natural place that does not seem to change,"......read more

Douglas Fir Spring Tip Tea

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The light citrus flavor of this wildcrafted tea from Juniper Ridge will surprise you $12.00

Tea made from Douglas Fir spring tips? Surely that would taste like, well, a tree? Not so. This selection from our friends at Juniper Ridge will surprise you with its light, lemony flavor and earthy aroma. Made from 100% Douglas Fir spring tips, sustainably harvested in the Pacific Northwest, this enlivening tincture offers the pure experience of a distinctly Northwestern wild herb delicacy.......read more

Viesso Koper

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Rustic end table crafted in Los Angeles from reclaimed Douglas Fir $585.00

The Los Angeles-based furniture mavens at Viesso are squarely on team green. The company's commitment to local and recycled materials is on full display in this playful end table, called Koper (spotted on Inhabitat). The piece is made from reclaimed Douglas Fir beams collected from buildings in Los Angeles that were set to be torn down. The salvaged beams have been cut and neatly stacked to......read more

Wonderful Woven Land Art by Patrick Dougherty

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Nature and art collide in these whirling, animated stick sculptures

The work of North Carolina-based artist Patrick Dougherty proves our theory that the most interesting things are the ones that are hardest to classify. Whatever you want to label the sweeping structures he makes from sticks and saplings -- Environmental art? Sculpture? Architecture? -- they are definitely entrancing. Springing from the earth in whirling animated forms, the sculptures inevitably......read more

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