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Geometric Greenhouse Filters Household Toxins

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The modular 'Filtration Block' can be hung from a ceiling or wall to purify indoor air

This cool-looking modular greenhouse, developed by researchers from RAD (Responsive Architecture at Daniels) at the University of Toronto, addresses dirty air concerns in the home. Dubbed the "Filtration Block," the unit contains common household plants with exposed roots that absorb typical indoor toxins like benzene and fromaldehyde. Lead researcher Elaine Tong explains: The......read more

Blockhead "The Music Scene"

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An animated mind melt into a post-apocalyptic New York.

Ninja Tune Records commissioned Anthony F. Schepperd to make a video for the title track off NYC hip hop producer Blockhead's album, "The Music Scene," released late last year. The director came through with this Dr. Seussian animation that imagines a psychedelic, post-apocalyptic New York where humans don't exist and animals and TV rule. Amazing stuff....read more

5.4.3 BlockBowl Walnut Cutting Board And Bowl

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Designed By Geoffrey Lilge l On Our Table $134.99

The BlockBowl from On Our Table is a versatile tabletop product that features two distinctive surfaces. The flat circular surface can be used as a cutting board or serving board for cheeses and charcuterie, while the other side features a lipped bowl that can be used to serve nuts, olives, and other snacks. When the bowl is not in use, the cutting board is elevated, which adds visual interest to......read more

Circuit Racer Magnetic Block Set

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Plug and play with clean power $35.00

The future is now, and it's rolling swiftly and silently on an endless, renewable power supply: your imagination! The Circuit Racer block set can go from zero to fun in seconds, and can transform into various vehicles in the electric fleet, robots, power plants, and more. The fun here is due to the force fields provided by magnets built into these hardwood blocks. Made by an organization in......read more

Balancing Blocks by Fort Standard

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Colorful simple gift for the little ones $48.00

Even if balancing rocks isn't your thing (hey, it's not ours either), we've all been mesermized by the sight of a precariously balanced tower of stones. Inspired by the ancient art of balancing rocks, Brooklyn designers Fort Standard add some color (and an eco angle) to the concept in the form of these balancing blocks, handcrafted from chunks of scrap wood. The blocks come in a set of ten......read more

Advanced Builder Blocks

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Vermont artisans transform local, sustainable timber into 78-piece building block set $96.00

In an age when babies are using iPads, it's nice to have toys around that harken back to a simpler, less digital era. This timeless builder block set is a perfect example. Handmade by artisans in Middlebury, Vermont, the 78-piece set helps encourage budding imaginations with varied blocks all sized in multiples of 1". The wooden blocks are crafted from locally sourced, sustainably harvested......read more

Pretty Lights "Around the Block" (feat. Talib Kweli)

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Watch Brooklyn bump and bounce in this energetic clip from director Anthony Dickenson

Music video and commercial filmmaker Anthony Dickenson teamed up with Pretty Lights (aka Derek Smith) to create this lively clip for "Around the Block," from Smith's recently-dropped full-length A Color Map of the Sun. Shot in and around the Brooklyn studio where Pretty Lights works, the video is heavy on visual effects that bounce and shudder with the beats and bass. Completing the summer-in-NYC......read more

Woodblock Chocolate 4-Pack

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Meticulously crafted flavors from the Portland, OR micro-chocolatiers $16.00

After years of research and testing, the husband-and-wife team of Jessica and Charley Wheelock launched Woodblock Chocolate, a bean-to-bar  operation in Portland, OR. The duo meticulously sources, roasts, winnows, refines, ages, tempers and wraps each bar by hand. Now you can get a quick Woodblock Chocolate fix via a reasonably priced 4-pack from Old Faithful Shop. Included are four......read more

Flower Remedies by Alexis Smart

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These LA-made, botanical-based formulas can help with everything from anxiety to writer's block $25.00

Nearly ten years ago, after a blend of floral essences helped cure her of panic attacks, Alexis Smart started studying the system of herbal infusions developed by Dr. Edward Bach. Today, she has a thriving homeopathy practice that includes a line of flower remedies based on Bach's teachings. Ingested orally, Alexis Smart Flower Remedies are natural essences that work on a vibrational level to......read more

Sri Lankan Living Building to be World's Largest Vertical Garden

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This 46-floor apartment block will be home to 33,000 plants

A residential high-rise project located just outside of the Sri Lankan port city of Colombo will be home to over 33,000 shrubs and a rare tree species. Rising 46 stories and topped with a solar panel-covered rooftop, Clearpoint Residencies will boast the world's tallest residential vertical garden.  The 146-unit complex was designed in by Sri Lanka-based architectural......read more

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