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Green:Mod Wood Stripe Dresser

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Rapidly renewable bamboo and FSC-certified birch. $1,900.00

The Green:Mod cabinet series from Iannone Design is informed by clean, modern lines and a strong focus on environmentally friendly materials. This Wood Stripe 2-drawer nightstand is made from a rapidly renewable bamboo frame with an FSC-certified birch plywood interior. The front is made of domestic solid walnut and finished with a low VOC water-based lacquer for healthier indoor air quality.......read more

Sustainability, Politics, and Consumerism

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Steven Cohen on the shift to a clean economy

As 2011 ends and we find some time for reflection, I am thinking a lot about the issue of material consumption and sustainability. Many of my students believe that a key answer to the crisis of planetary sustainability is for individuals to reduce their material consumption. When they say this, they are not thinking of the planet's poorest people, but the planet's richest people. There is a case......read more

Energy Trumps Cards

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Deck of cards offers vital environmental info for designers and consumers $20.00

London-based creative studio Agency of Design sweeps the table with these new Energy Trumps cards, spotted on Inhabitat. The deck of 45 cards acts as a visual tool for understanding the environmental properties of different materials. Equally relevant for both designers and consumers, the cards present key environmental info for each material, including embodied energy, embodied water,......read more

Eat LACMA: The Food Pyramid

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Artist collective Didier Hess designs and builds a food pyramid/fish taco farm on the LACMA campus.

In this Eat LACMA episode, we hang out with art collective Didier Hess, the founders of LA-based design group Materials & Applications. The architects and designers by training — and uncategorizable visionaries in practice — designed and built a totally eco-friendly hydroponic tilapia farm (complete with a water pump powered by solar panels) on the LACMA grounds. Dubbed by the museum and......read more

SHFT Sampler 2-4-11

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Mountaintop mining, Volt vs. Leaf, vintage babes in nature, and more.

Electric Avenue: The race for electric car dominance is underway, and GM is emerging as the early front-runner. According to CNN Money, since production began last November, U.S. sales of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid are three times that of the all-electric Nissan Leaf. On the strength of those numbers, GM is planning to roll out the Volt to all 50 states by the end of the year. Material......read more

SHFT Sampler 4-29-11

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Whole Larder Love is the best food foraging blog ever, Alternative Apparel hits the street, ants make rafts to defy floods, and more.

Foraged Food Porn: Thanks to Cold Splinters, we just discovered our new favorite food blog. Whole Larder Love comes correct with "thrilling yarns of cooking, hunting, fishing, and harvesting" from Ballarat, Australia. Beauty photos! Re Up Gang: Looking to build green? The Design for Reuse Knowledge Exchange is the online encyclopedia of materials reuse. Good resource. Eco Brick and Mortar:......read more

5 SHFTs For a More Sustainable Year

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Take the first steps down a more environmentally-conscious road

With 2012 in full swing and resolutions made, allow us to suggest 5 SHFTS to help you become a more sustainable version of yourself: 1. Optimize your energy use There are many small ways you can reduce your consumption of energy. A few we would suggest are unplugging any chargers and turning off monitors when not in use. Also, replace old appliances in favor of more efficient Energy Star grade......read more

WWD: SHFT/pureDKNY Pop-Up

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WWD takes a walk through the eco-friendly art and products at the SHFT/pureDKNY Pop-Up Gallery.

Adrian Grenier of “Entourage” fame headlined the opening Thursday of a pop-up gallery displaying eco-friendly art and other wares at 112 Greene Street in Manhattan. The event, which kicked off the exhibition that runs through Saturday, was put on by DKNY and spotlighted its new environmentally friendly fragrance Pure — and was meant to raise awareness for Shft.com, an organization begun......read more

Have you ever fantasized about living deep in the ground, in one of the cosy hobbit holes that J.R. R. Tolkien so richly describes in his novels? A company named Green Magic Homes is giving their customers the opportunity to do just that, with their easy to assemble pre-fabricated structures that can be covered with soil, to create a charming home any hobbit would be happy to reside in.......read more

Nimbus E-Car

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All-Terrain Concept E-Car Is Eco Friendly With On-Board Wifi

If you're looking for an all-terrain vehicle but concerned about the environmental impact, check out the Nimbus e-Car. The concept, created by artist and designer Eduardo Galvani, is an electric minibus that seats up to five. It features a full panoramic glass windshield and offers fantastic views of the whatever outside scenery you encounter. Plus, the on-demand four-wheel drive means motorists......read more

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