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Swimming Paintings by Heather Horton

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These fluid, watery works will have you jonesing for summer

Canadian artist Heather Horton has a widely varied painting portfolio that includes these beautiful portraits of faceless female swimmers, rendered in warm, soothing colors and sumptuous textures. The works feature light reflections and distortions that realistically capture the fluid, flowing feeling of swimming underwater. Each composition appears as a piece of a larger picture, with the......read more

SHFT Sampler 12-31-10

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Weekly links: RIP Kodachrome, another Christo controversy, Heather Heron for Environment, and more.

Goodlifer debuted Heather Heron's second collaboration with Environment Furniture, featuring a nice little range of bags made from surplus military fabric. The collection is available here. Massachusetts will become the latest U.S. state to institute emissions regs, with a plan that's among the nation's most ambitious: slashing emissions by 25% below 1990 levels over the next......read more

There’s nothing inherently liberal about renewable energy. You could be waaaay out there on the fringes of conservative thought — you could want to kill Social Security and Medicare, zero out the tax rate, and make children pay to go to elementary school — and you could still be a fan of solar panels and wind turbines. That said, clean energy has a reputation for......read more

The pope’s climate encyclical is scheduled to drop June 18. Just in time for summer beach reading! I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, in neighborhoods filled with what felt like a United Nations of Catholics (Polish, Ukrainian, Irish, Chaldean, Greek, among others). I was impressed both at how my neighbors loved the pope — but also with how they deftly worked around those aspects......read more

London's Garden Bridge

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Designer Thomas Heatherwick plans a lush parkland over the River Thames

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has imagined a 1,200-foot long "Garden Bridge" to span the Thames in London. The bridge was designed in response to a call for submissions by Transport for London, which is looking for ways to improve pedestrian links across the capital's river. It will connect Covent Garden on the north side to the South Bank. The Garden Bridge is inspired by actor and green......read more

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