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Forest Fir Candle by Linnea's Lights

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Hand-poured soy candle brings the forest to the home $30.00

The scented candle market is a cluttered affair, with a seemingly constant stream of new brands and offerings coming online. Carmel, Indiana-based Linnea's Lights is one of the few standouts. Founded by Lynn Manley and her daughter Laura Cler, the company makes hand-poured, natural soy candles featuring pure essences and fragrances, and clean-burning cotton wicks. For cozy......read more

Deepwater Horizon: The First 36 Hours

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Jaw-dropping photos of the infernal early moments.

From Neatorama: On April 20, 2010, a mayday call from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico reporting an explosion aboard signaled the beginning of one of the largest man-made environmental disasters in the United States. Today, the environmental, economic, and political repercussions of the oil spill are just being felt – but what happened the day the rig went ablaze,......read more

Paul Shiakallis: This Was My Park

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South African photographer documents fires in Johannesburg parks

Johannesburg photographer Paul Shiakallis comes by his profession honestly. At the tender age of 15, his father showed him how to use a camera and Shiakallis took to it quickly. After covering events for his high school newspaper, he attended journalism school then found himself assisting professional photographers for five years. Now on his own, Shiakallis has a wide-ranging portfolio......read more

Fireflies Shimmer in Long-Exposure Photos

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Magical time-lapse photography by Tsuneaki Hiramatsu

When digital photos look too good to be true, they usually are. That's the assumption, anyway. So when we first ran across these incredible images of fireflies sparkling in the Japanese night, we assumed they had been touched up by a heavy hand. Not so, apparently. The man behind the camera -- Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, a hobby photographer from Okayama City -- used long-exposure and time-lapse......read more

Katrien Vermeire: Godspeed

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Firefly light show captured in Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains

Belgium's Katrien Vermeire traveled to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee to capture these mesmerising images of fireflies lighting up the forest at night. Using long exposures, Vermeire was able to express the paths taken by fireflies in bright yellow stripes. The Godspeed series required plenty of patience, in the sense that Vermeire had to wait, totally still, for the......read more

Fireplace Briquette Maker

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Transform yesterday's news into energy with this eco-smart fireplace briquette maker $50.00

If you're a newspaper reader and you have a fireplace at home, you're gonna love this paper log briquette maker, which makes long-burning fuel bricks from old newspapers and other paper trash. Here's how it works: simply rip up waste paper, soak it in water overnight, then stuff the soggy pulp into the log maker and squeeze out any excess moisture. After letting the paper briquette dry out fully......read more

Popcorn Popper

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For the tastiest popcorn, skip the microwave bags and go straight to the flame $35.00

If anyone can think of a better snack to pass around a campfire than freshly popped popcorn, we'd like to hear it. And until someone demonstrates otherwise, there isn't. This long-handled popper from Terrain makes it simple to whip up the world's greatest fireside snack over an open flame (or on the stove). So skip the microwave bags, cop this popper, load with kernels, and get popping.......read more

First Aid Kit "My Silver Lining"

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Swedish folkies unveil spooky video directed by Elliot Sellers

The Swedish sisters in First Aid Kit have unveiled a video for “My Silver Lining,” the lead single from their just-released album Stay Gold. Directed by Elliott Sellers, the spooky clip was shot in a mansion in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, and features the harmonizing sisters driving in a car with an invisible driver and shooting lightning from their fingertips. “We wanted to......read more

First Aid Kit "America" Video

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Swedish sister duo covers Simon & Garfunkel hit

 Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit put themselves on the indie music map with covers of bands like Fleet Foxes and R.E.M. Their latest cover comes in the form of Simon & Garfunkel's "America," a staple of their live show. In a statement, the Söderberg sisters explained the appeal of the song: “The structure of the song and the melody just make for an epic journey. The lyrics are......read more

Patagonia Wild Salmon Jerky

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Outdoor apparel company ventures into sustainable snacks with these delicious salmon treats $35.00

On first glance, a collection of salmon jerky products seems like an unlikely brand extension for an outdoor apparel company. But when that company is Patagonia, which lives and breathes environmentalism, it actually makes sense. Launched under the newly unveiled Patagonia Provisions program, Wild Salmon Jerky is available in three flavors (sold here as a three-pack) using selectively harvested,......read more

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