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The New Christmas Tree Economy

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A green shift is underway this holiday season. Sustainable evergreens are changing the way we buy Christmas trees.

Great piece in Design Observer from a couple months ago exploring the new economy of the Christmas tree, which is being redefined by growing environmental consciousness and recession frugality. Highlighting some of the tensions that exist in the Christmas ritual - pagan vs. Christian, natural vs. artifical - the essay goes on to underline some of the welcome trends in Christmas tree production......read more

Marshall Kilburn Speaker

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Throwback Look With Bluetooth Technology $300.00

The look of the compact and portable Marshall Kilburn Bluetooth Speaker is a throwback to the golden age of big-stage rock 'n' roll, but its function is thoroughly modern. With a 70-watt maximum peak power consumption, it's one of the most powerful speakers in its class, and has well-balanced audio and analogue knobs that let listeners fine tune the controls to their preferences. Bluetooth......read more

Joni Sternbach: Surfland

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Civil War-era photo technology used to create dreamy surfer pics

New York-based photographer Joni Sternbach specializes in the wet plate collodion photographic technique originally used during the American Civil War. The process requires a portable darkroom, since the wet plates have to be exposed and developed within about 10 minutes. In her amazing SurfLand series, Sternbach captures portraits of surfers from New York to Australia. The juxtaposition of......read more

Digital Globes: A New Way to View Earth

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With improving technology and falling prices, the globe of the future is here, now

Move over, dusty plastic globe, the globe of the future is taking over. According to a Mark Vanhoenacker report at the New York Times, digital globes are becoming better designed and more accessible, bringing limitless educational and entertainment possibilities for places of work, study and play: Until recently, cost and technical limitations have largely confined these modern spheres to......read more

Richard Mosse: Infra

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Abstracted African landscapes shot with infrared technology

"I raised my head. The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky--seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness."  - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness The Congo, Africa's volatile beating heart, has for centuries represented a vast unknown to the Western imagination. Irish......read more

Lights Out for Incandescent Bulbs

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As the century-old technology runs its course, LED bulbs step up

130 years after Thomas Edison brought incandescent lighting to the masses, the end is nigh for the old, energy-guzzling technology. On January 1, 2012, seven months from this week, federal efficiency regulations will effectively outlaw incandescent bulbs.  Writing in the New York Times Magazine, Andrew Rice traces the rise and demise of the traditional incandescent, and looks into......read more

Road Warriors

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Surface treatment technology combats emissions.

We all know that cars are responsible for more than their fair share of air pollution. What if the very roads that they drive on could clean up pollution before it hits the atmosphere? Sustainable tech company Pureti is on the case. The firm has a plan to treat roadways with a substance that would actually help dissolve auto emissions. The roadway treatment would utilize "naturally-occurring......read more

Ozant Kamaci: Pause

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Toronto-based photographer juxtaposes technology and nature.

In 'Pause,' a collection of images from Ozant Kamaci, the Toronto-based photographer captures individual planes as they fly behind trees. Mining the fertile ground between reality and illusion, the pictures take the viewer to unexpected places. There are both color and black-and-white collections in the series. Both are great. In Kamaci's own words, the photos depict "the......read more

Will FarmVille save the world?

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Zynga’s massively successful Facebook game proves social media technology could have a major hand to play in the new digital economy.

Seeds of ChangeA few years ago I made a pronouncement on a social media panel that digital goods would redefine the way we do charitable giving online. Needless to say, there were snickers. After all, how could "throwing a beer" at someone or giving someone a "fluffy kitty" for their birthday really amount to anything, especially at a $1 price point? But now, thanks to Zynga,......read more

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