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Airy Feather Installations by Isa Barbier

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French artist creates elegant floating works using gull feathers

French artist Isa Barbier brings the practice of environmental art indoors with these suspended installations made with seagull feathers. Spotted on Colossal, the works feature huge quantities of feathers hung by filaments to create abstract geometric volumes. Because the filament is transparent, the feathers seem to defy gravity as they hang suspended in mid-air. Elegant and airy, the massive......read more

Minnesota's High-Tech, Net-Zero House

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The aggressively passive Isabella Eco Home.

In the middle of winter, Isabella, Minnesota may as well be the Arctic. The town sits at the north end of Lake Superior, twenty miles from the Canadian border, in one of the coldest regions in the continental United States. But inside the Isabella Eco House, there are no cold drafts, no freezing tile floors, and no hum of the furnace. In fact there is no furnace at all. This is the home of Dr.......read more

Tree-Ness House

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By Akihisa Hirata

Japanese studio Akihisa Hirata has designed the ‘Tree-Ness House’, a multi-story complex that replicates the structure of a tree — creating an organic layering system that refutes traditional layered architecture. The firm designed this residential complex in the metropolitan area of Toshima-ku, Tokyo, with the purpose of exploring the possibilities of......read more

Instagram Photojournalism by Faisal Al Fouzan

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Inspiring work, enlightening interview with the Kuwaiti photographer

Faisal Al Fouzan is a photographer who is being featured on Ignant. SHFT has been following this series and we thought you'd appreciate this interview and, of course, these incredible shots.   Faisal enjoys capturing the urban landscape around him and is mainly inspired by new places that he explores with his camera. We enjoy his authentic and natural captures that provide us with an......read more

Global Warming is Going to Be Financially Hard-Hitting

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Bipartisan Report Tallies High Toll on Global Economy from Global Warming

More than a million homes and businesses along the nation’s coasts could flood repeatedly before ultimately being destroyed. Entire states in the Southeast and the Corn Belt may lose much of their agriculture as farming shifts northward in a warming world. Heat and humidity will probably grow so intense that spending time outside will become physically dangerous, throwing industries like......read more

Zaria Forman: The Maldives

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Hyper-realistic finger paintings depict an island nation in risk of disappearing

For her 2012 project Chasing the Light, Brooklyn artist Zaria Forman led an art expedition up the northwest coast of Greenland, retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford to document an Arctic landscape in flux. The results are collected in a series of exquisitely rendered pastel drawings of melting polar ice.  Forman's latest collection of drawings,......read more

US Preparing for Climate Disaster While Hitting Brakes on Negotiations

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Kelly Rigg has a less optimistic view of Obama's recent executive order

GCCA's Kelly Rigg for The Huffington Post: Maybe I've lived outside the U.S. too long, or maybe my mind is just totally focused on the start of next week's international climate talks in Warsaw. But I think I may have been the only one who reacted somewhat cynically to last week's news that President Obama had signed an Executive Order "Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate......read more

Off-Grid Modernism in Rural Ontario

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The House on Limekiln Line, designed by Lisa Moffitt, is a self-sustaining country home

It's always a challenge to apply the principles of modernism to architecture in rural places. In urban neighborhoods, clean lines and square angles sit harmoniously with the street grid, but out in the country they can come off as rigid and unnatural. Architect Lisa Moffitt manages to avoid these pitfalls with the House on Limekiln Line, an off-grid home in Ontario’s rural Huron......read more

Keep the Buzz Alive

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5 ways you can help our disappearing bees

With spring's arrival in the Northern Hemisphere, the bees are returning to do their good work. But colony collapse disorder means they are returning in ever diminishing numbers. And that's not a good thing for our food supply. But there are things you can do to help, and in a new post on MNN, writer Chris Baskind helpfully lists five of them out: 1. Plant things that bees like Bees are......read more

The Packaging-Free Package

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Aaron Mickelson's 'Disappearing Package' could save millions of tons of waste per year

According to the EPA, Americans send 250 million tons of waste the to the landfill every year, and a full 30 percent (around 76 million tons) is trashed product packaging. But with awareness of the problem is on the rise, designers are searching for innovative new ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle the stuff that holds consumer goods. Pratt University master’s candidate Aaron Mickelson......read more

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