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Flat File by Jill Allyn Peterson

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An elegant, low-impact alternative to the traditional filing cabinet $80.00

When it comes to options for file storage, the pickings are slim. You can either go bulky and ugly or cheap-looking and plastic. NYC designer Jill Allyn Peterson proposes an attractive alternative in the form of the Flat File, a super lightweight, flat-shipping filing cabinet designed with sustainability in mind. Made of laser-cut birch plywood, with organic cotton folders, the Flat File is......read more

Hypnotizing Skateboarding Tricks in Super Slo-Mo

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Witness some time-stretched skating sorcery in this video from Adam Shomsky

As any non-skater attempting to ollie can attest, skateboarding is hard. There's nothing remotely natural about operating a mobile plank with your feet. This two-minute video from Adam Shomsky shows just how truly insane skateboarding really is. Shot with a Redlake N3 high-speed camera at 1,000 frames per second, Shomsky captures skaters throwing down rare flat ground tricks in suuuuuuper......read more

Lasso Shoes

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These comfy, self-assembled slippers are made from a single piece of wood felt, with a leather sole $40.00

These warm, sustainability-minded slippers are the brainchild of French designer Gaspard Tine-Beres, who you might know from his Short Circuit kitchen applicance collection. Now Tine-Beres has teamed with fellow Frenchman Ruben Valensi to create Lasso Shoes, a Kickstarter-funded indoor footwear design made from a single piece of wood felt attached to a leather sole. The concept is driven by......read more

Magenta Skycode, "Kipling"

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Beauty new vid for Finnish indie act by Flatlight Films

"Kipling," a rhythmic pop number by Finland's Magenta Skycode, takes its title from the early 30th century poet Rudyard Kipling (duh). For the video, compatriot director Miikka Niemi of Flatlight Films interprets a famous Kipling line -- "Of all the liars in the world sometimes the worst are your own fears" -- with a portrayal of a white wolfdog chasing a dude through the northern woods of......read more

Pop Up Inflatable Planetarium in London

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From Loop.pH a silver mylar pneumatically inflated cocoon of the cosmos

We just learned today of this pop up, and can only hope there's a plan to travel this incredible installation. Last November, nestled under London’s A13 highway, was a mysterious glowing orb that invited visitors to crawl inside and look at the cosmos. They call it Osmo and it was designed by the London studio Loop.pH for the city’s annual Light Night Canning Town. The......read more

Conceptual Photos of Bolivia by Scarlett Hooft Graafland

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Dutch artist combines photography and installation on the Bolivian salt flats

Inspired by “the wonder of creating situations that have never existed before and will probably never exist again," Dutch artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland ventures deep into remote territories to create strange, captivating images that combine photography with performance and installation. From 2010 through 2011 her place of work was the Bolivian Altiplano, where she incorporated local......read more

MultipliCITY by Fuseproject

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Flat-packing, sustainable outdoor furniture system designed with an eye on contemporary bike culture

Fuseproject, the San Fransisco design firm headed by The Big SHFT subject Yves Béhar, has teamed with Landscape Forms to create MultipliCITY, an innovative collection of sustainable outdoor furniture. The flexible system includes two benches, a table, a bike rack, path lights, and garbage/recycling cans. The system avoids bulky pieces that are tricky to ship, favoring......read more

PowerFilm Rollable Solar Charger

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Juice up your gadgets sustainably with this flexible, flat-rolling solar panel charger $129.00

Using technology that was initially designed for the military, PowerFilm's R15-300 Rollable Solar Power Charger is a super-lightweight and flexible charger for your cellphone, GPS, MPS, and other devices. Featuring monolithically integrated solar panels, the 5-watt charger eliminates the damage-prone manual connections of individual solar cells. It's also free of cadmium and other toxic......read more

Kilian Martin: A Skate Regeneration

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Short flick shows off skater's unique flatland skills

Filmmaker Brett Novak started his Short Skate Film series as a vehicle to show off he talents of relatively unknown skaters. The collection of well-shot videos have gotten a plenty of attention on the web. And for good reason. This one, featuring Kilian Martin doing his thing in the urban environs of Barcelona, might be the best of the bunch. Looking like Rodney Mullen 2.0, Martin spins, flips......read more

Tax Break Drain for Big Oil

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Obama's proposed 2014 budget includes deflated tax incentives and hiked royalty rates for the oil and gas sector

Daniel J. Weiss for the Center for American Progress: President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 would eliminate $39 billion of special tax breaks for Big Oil companies over the next decade as part of comprehensive business tax reform. These companies earned billions of dollars in recent years due to high oil and gasoline prices and do not need additional support from......read more

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