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Studio KCA: Head In the Clouds

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Designers Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang transform discarded containers into fluffy clouds

Every year in June, New York City’s Governors Island plays host to FIGMENT, an art and cultural festival that transforms the island a large-scale collaborative artwork. The 2013 edition will feature this winning sculptural entry from Studio Klimoski Chang Architects called "Head In the Clouds."  Riffing on the image of daydreaming in the park, designers Jason Klimoski......read more

Headland House

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'Sense of Place' Beautifully Articulated Down Under

Standing at the top of a hill overlooking the coastline in New South Wales, Australia, is ‘Headland House’, a great hulking mass of extraordinary cantilevered rooms designed by Sydney-based firm Atelier Andy Carson. The client, Beau Neilson (the daughter of art patron Judith Neilson and billionaire Kerr Neilson), and her partner required the house should be an......read more

Grass Roots Headphones

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iWave's retro-styled, eco-friendly headphones. $40.00

Put a record on the turntable and nestle into your beanbag chair. The Grass Roots headphones from iWave have a definite 70s aesthetic that's nostalgic in all the best ways. But don't be fooled, the throwback style cloaks some next generation eco-design. The headphones are said to be made from "reusable, environmentally friendly and recyclable materials." What that means exactly we have no idea,......read more

Thinksound ts02 Headphones

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Eco-friendly earbuds designed with audiophiles in mind $79.99

When former Tivoli Audio engineers Aaron Fournier and Mike Tunney decided to start Thinksound, the goal was to create affordable, high quality headphones while keeping the company's footprint light. With these Thinksound ts02 ear buds, it sounds like everything is going according to plan. The ts02's handcrafted wooden housing flaunts an 8mm speaker that delivers a warm......read more

Cord Taco 5-Pack by This Is Ground

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Clean up messy cords with this simple handmade solution $25.00

In the realm of #firstworldproblems, there aren't many more annoying than reaching in your bag or pocket and pulling out a tangled mess of cords. Los Angeles company This Is Ground has created a simple solution with the Cord Taco, a leather envelope that keeps headphones, USBs, and other small cords clean and organized. The tacos are handmade from premium leather in tan or black, and seal shut......read more

Troubadours Headphones by LSTN

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Amazing headphones with a giving program to the hearing impaired. $149.99

Using gorgeous sustainable materials and state of the art technology, LSTN Headphones look, sound, and feel amazing. The unique FSC certified wooden chambers create a warm and natural sound. And if a great product and design weren't enough, for every pair sold, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. ...read more

The Environment of the Unconscious

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Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota contemplates the connectedness of things...visible and not.

Chiharu Shiota's spatial installations underscore the guiding principle behind nature: connectivity between things. Peter Fischer (via We Find Wildness) characterizes Shiota's work of the Osaka-born, Berlin-based artist as occupying a space between two extremes, “On the one hand, in her installations she creates a world of her own, a world delineated as a spatial entity divorced from......read more

Lighten Up Trailer

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Our first original web series, produced in collaboration with Stonyfield Farm, documents the greening of the music industry.

Lighten Up, our first original web series, chronicles bands taking part in the cultural shift toward sustainability. The series kicks off with The Honey Brothers (featuring SHFT's own Adrian Grenier on drums), followed by Brandi Carlile, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and Dave Matthews Band. Lighten Up is produced in partnership with Stonyfield Farm....read more

Exhale Pavilion

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Luminescent installation lights up Art Basel Miami.

Art Basel, which jumped off in Miami yesterday, runs through the end of this weekend, and we're not remotely pleased that we're not there. Luckily, Inhabitat came through with some superb images of one of the installations we're most curious about. The Exhale Pavilion, part of the Oceanfront Nights program at Miami Beach, is a massive outdoor installation made from miles of......read more

One Hundred and Eight

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Nils Volker's interactive garbage bag installation.

Nature, waste, design, and tech collide in One Hundred and Eight, an interactive installation made by German designer Nils Volker. Consisting of ordinary household garbage bags mounted on a wall, the display's elements are selectively inflated and deflated by a two colling fans behind. "Although each plastic bag is mounted stationary the sequences of inflation and deflation create the......read more

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