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Fantastic Forest Photos

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See the forest for the trees. Traveling exhibition celebrates the International Year of Forests.

According to the United Nations, 2011 is the International Year of the Forests, which means, well, not much. It's always the Year of This or the Month of That. But we can't not get behind this one. Especially when it looks this good. GoodPlanet Foundation, chaired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (the filmmaker behind the epic doc Home), is raising awareness of forest issues through, among other things,......read more

Notes From the International Gourmet Festival

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SHFT House Wines launched in Portuguese paradise

Adrian and Peter brought SHFT House Wine to this year's International Gourmet Festival, featuring Michelin-starred chefs from around the world, was held at the Vila Joya resort in Portugal's spectacular Algarve region. In other words, the perfect place to launch the first of our sustainable House Wines, a big, bold red crafted at an organic vineyard in Paso Robles,......read more

Go Take a Hike Trail Mix

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Put some organic pep in your step with this raw trail mix from International Harvest. $8.99

Whether you're hiking on the trail, out for a long walk, or just in need of an afternoon pick-me-up at work, International Harvest has you covered. With a vegetarian blend of organic fruits and nuts, Go Take a Hike trail mix puts the raw, handcrafted spin on a classic snack. Ingredients: Hunza Goji berries, Hunza mulberries, Hunza golden raisins, cacao nibs, cashews, and pistachios....read more

Epic Earth Time Lapse from Space

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NASA video paints jaw dropping picture of Earth

These incredible time lapse images of Earth were shot by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, using special low-light, high-definition (4K resolution!) cameras. The images were kindly made available by NASA for free.  Berlin's Michael König took Jan Jelinek's minimal ambient techno and combined it with the time lapses to......read more

SHFT Sampler 12-17-10

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Weekly links: Winter cycling, animals face-to-face, the real story behind Chinese wind energy dominance, and more.

Aww, is it "too cold" to ride your bike in the winter? No matter where you are, it ain't as cold as St. Petersburg, Russia, where Adams Carroll rides his Ukrainian beast — made from surplus military tank parts — through the snow. Check Carroll's notes on winter cycling at the Fader. On a one-way path to wind energy dominance, China is steady flouting world trade laws.......read more

A Year on the Road: Endless Simmer

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Will my search for the Endless Summer end in 2013?

It's around this time of year again when sleeves get longer and the sun begins to get that familiar autumn slant, signs that shorter days are swiftly approaching. Though this summer was particularly long and hot, it inevitably feels too short, the sweet days and nights playing on repeat in your mind like the perfect film you don't want to forget. I recall watching Bruce Brown's......read more

A Year on the Road: 7 Years Later

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An accidental self-portrait series in the redwood forest

I stumbled upon a fallen redwood in Northern California along the Avenue of the Giants in 2005. I immediately fell in love with the grove, including what I have since called "my tree." I set everything up and took a self-portrait in black and white film. Every year and sometimes twice a year since, I have carefully picked my way through the Avenue of the Giants in the hope that I will recognize......read more

A Year on the Road: Once Upon a Blue Moon

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You never know what you'll find on a dirt road, which is exactly why you should take the journey

About a month ago, I got that familiar nagging that often happens when I've been a couple of weeks in once place. On this particular afternoon, I dipped off Interstate 17 heading North to explore a string of ghost towns along a winding dirt road. Immediately off the exit, I dove onto a perfect, dusty highway straight into the sun. A little dot on the map, Cleator, Arizona is a town that has been......read more

A Year on the Road: Pacific Graveyard

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A ship that haunts the Oregon Coastline 106 years later

The decayed and the forgotten have long been my favorite subjects to shoot on the road. You can find them in all places and in all things, standing with integrity and tales from a time long ago. Every year, I take a drive up Highway 1 from LA to Portland with a keen eye and a car full of cameras. On this trip, I approached a beach on the northern coast of Oregon and to my wonder, from the......read more

A Year on the Road: Mirror Pond

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Revisiting my favorite place in autumn to reflect on the year

One winding autumn drive through Oak Creek Canyon in Northern Arizona brought me to a place that I've been coming back to every year since. I return to a cove with such spectacular reflections that you actually get lost in what's real and what's mirrored. It's the perfect place to reflect within, listen, and watch the patterns glitter in the speckled sun. My mirror pond.  Mediation......read more

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