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Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

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Cornell University's bird lab is offering big bucks as reward for sighting of ultra-rare-if-not-extinct ghostbird, last seen in 1964.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is offering a reward of $50,000 to the person who finds them an ivory-billed woodpecker. Officially listed as critically endangered, the ‘pecker hasn’t been seen for certain since 1964. ...read more

Stumptown Rambler

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For the coffee snob you love, in spite of it all $185.00

If someone you love is a serious coffee snob, then first of all that sucks and we're sorry, but more importantly here is a potential gift idea. In another bold leap forward for coffee geek culture, Stumptown has released "The Rambler," a travel brew kit that includes an Aeropress coffee brewer, a Porlex mini grinder, two enamel mugs (yes, they're branded), and a 12oz pack of Stumptown Hairbender......read more

Hand-Forged Nata Hatchet by Bridgetown Forge & Hand-Eye Supply

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Because everyone needs a burly, traditional Japanese hatchet $220.00

Oh you think you bad, huh? You bad enough for this beast? Because the mighty Hand-Forged Nata Hatchet, a collaborative effort from Bridgetown Forge and Hand-Eye Supply, is on some Paul Bunyan business. (A nata, for those that don't know, is a traditional Japanese hatchet with a square blade and a slightly curved handle.) Each Bridgetown nata is forged by hand in Portland, OR by......read more

Food Tripping Across America: Ann Arbor, MI

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Hidden gourmand delights abound in Ann Arbor Town

Dear Ann Arbor Town, as it has been immortalized by the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, offers a vast and thriving market for an assortment of culinary experiences. Start your day off strongly with an experimental brew at Comet Coffee, where the baristas are always tinkering to make the boldest, most flavorful coffee. Grab a cup to go and wander through the curiously whimsical......read more

A Year on the Road: Population 1

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A day in a forgotten border town

This is a story of a man who calls himself the sheriff, the mayor, and the town drunk. He is Population: 1 in a forgotten town just off the border of Mexico. After 1941, the last resident left this mining encampment and no one ever came back... except for Sundog. After traveling for 14 years, he landed in this ghost town living as the miners did; without electricity or running......read more

Color-Blocked Street Art From Jessica Stockholder

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Artist creates walk-through canvas in downtown Chicago

For her latest work, artist Jessica Stockholder zoomed out, way out, to envision a three-dimensional painting covering an entire intersection in downtown Chicago. The installation, dubbed "Color Jam," was commissioned by the Chicago Loop Alliance, who let the artist run loose with her idea of saturating sidewalks, crosswalks, and even building facades in bold washes of green, blue and red. From......read more

Downtown From Behind

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NYC street style blog combines biking and fashion

New York-based photographer Bridget Fleming spins street style around with her unconventional take on fashion blogging. Fleming's Downtown From Behind blog features backside views of bike riders on the streets of Lower Manhattan, creating "an environmental portrait for each street and its subject." The project is nothing if not ambitious. With subjects ranging from musicians and models to chefs......read more

Farmscape Opens Rooftop Garden in Downtown LA

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Fresh produce project takes urban farming to new heights

Farmscape, California's largest urban farming operation, has recently launched what may be its most ambitious project to date: a 200-square-foot custom garden on the roof of The Jonathan Club in Downtown Los Angeles. Completed in December, the garden provides fresh, organic produce for chefs working in the kitchen of the private social club. Writing for LAist, Lauren Lloyd sums it......read more

The Chinese Town That Recycles Your Old Christmas Lights

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Every year, 20 million pounds of discarded holiday lights make their way to Shijiao, where they're recycled into slippers and more

A single strand of burnt-out Christmas lights weighs almost nothing in the hand. But a bale of burnt-out Christmas tree lights the size of a love seat? That weighs around 2200 pounds, according to Raymond Li, the general manager of Yong Chang Processing, a scrap metal processor in the southern Chinese town of Shijiao. He would know: on a recent Saturday morning I stood between him and three such......read more

Babylonstoren

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A stunning farm near Cape Town reshaped into an elegant getaway

If you want to get away from it all, but you don't want to sacrifice style or good food, then this little slice of paradise is just the spot for you. Situated in the Winelands region outside of Cape Town, South Africa, Babylonstoren is a converted 1692 farmhouse and row of whitewashed old workers’ cottages that have been transformed into a tastefully-done "resort." Reshaping......read more

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