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Airborne Wind Turbine to Bring Clean Energy to Alaska

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Altaeros Energies looks to serve the energy needs of remote areas with its Buoyant Airbone Turbine

Ryan Grenoble for the Huffington Post: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a ... high-altitude flying wind turbine. A company by the name of Altaeros Energies, borne from the labs at MIT, is poised to break the record for the highest wind turbine ever deployed, with plans to float an electricity-generating device at an altitude of 1,000 feet above a site south of Fairbanks, Alaska. The......read more

Arzu Studio Hope Rugs

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Exquisite hand-knotted area rugs from Afghanistan

Arzu Studio Hope is a philanthropic project that provides steady, sustainable income for skilled Afghan women -- and exquisitely-crafted artisan rugs for people like us. Available from Environment....read more

Robert Schlaug: Limited Area

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Digitally manipulated photos deal with the limits of human experience

German photographer Robert Schlaug has a wide and varied body of work that explores the area where humans and landscape intersect. Limited Area, one of his recent projects, shifts the viewer's standard perception of landscape by stretching the image and creating linear striped gradients of the landscape's natural palette. According to Schlaug, the digitally manipulated photos deal with the limits......read more

Modularean Eco Dollhouse

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The doll house of tomorrow, today

This doll house of the future (or we guess present) has a to-scale collection of Bozart furnishings, all designer- and artist-approved miniatures. Clear panels slide aside opening the rooms from floor to ceiling to the environment, and skylights open for a hand to reach in and move the furniture around. Balanced on one caster wheel, the house can be rolled onto its drought-tolerant yard of......read more

Areaware Cubebot

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Next generation toy/art piece made out of sustainable cherry wood. $35.00

Forget plastic, battery-powered robot toys. The Areaware Cubebot, from designer David Weeks, is the only way to go. Made from sustainable cherry wood and inspired by the Japanese Shinto Kumi-ki puzzles, the Cubebot is a non-traditional take on the toy robot. His elastic-band muscles and durable wood limbs make him impervious to breakage. And when its time for him to rest, he folds into into a......read more

Areaware Folding Bike

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Unfold and ride. $2,250.00

The clean and striking IF Mode is aimed at commuters of the mobile generation. The IF Mode avoids oily chains, complex tubes with hidden dirt traps, and the clutter of traditional bike features. Meant for city commuters, it looks at home folded up on a subway or in an office....read more

Hitting the Road with Nika States

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Terrific travel pics from Bay Area photog

With the end of the year approaching, we're starting to get the itchy feet we always get thinking about our next travel excursion. To denote the occasion, let's have a look at these fantastic road photos from Oakland's Nika States, which capture his friends and landscapes in epic fashion. On what drives his artistic impulse, States said this to I Love That Photo: Nearly two decades given......read more

Moneyless Invades the Bay Area with Yarn Sculptures

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Geometric installations pop up around San Francisco and Oakland.

Italian artist Moneyless, known for his 3D geometric installations constructed from yarn and string, was in San Francisco recently for the Linear Empires show at White Walls Gallery. Evidently he took some time to ramble around the Bay Area and craft some uncommissioned works in the great outdoors. The angular sculptures consist of straight clean lines arranged in spatially organized webs that......read more

Miru Kim Gets Naked in the City: Photos

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Artist reveals all in nude self-portraits shot in abandoned urban areas.

For most of us, the thought of being without clothes in some dark, desolate corner of an abandoned factory is, quite literally, a nightmare. For Miru Kim, it's just another day at the office. In Naked City Spleen, the New York-based artist photographs herself standing stark naked in urban ruins such as abandoned tunnels, sewers, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and shipyards. The body of work......read more

Ski Areas Get Greener

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Winter resorts look to reduce footprints.

The Ski Area Citizens' Coalition, a grassroots organization that tracks the environmental impact and effort of 82 ski areas, has issued its 2011 report card. Resorts were graded in four areas: habitat protection, watershed protection, addressing climate change, and environmental practices and policies. The good news is that overall ski resort grades have improved 2% this year, and have......read more

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