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Farmer's Fridge: The Healthy, Organic Vending Machine

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Chicago vending machines hawk fresh salads instead of junk food

Joseph Erbentraut for the Huffington Post: CHICAGO -- When 27-year-old Luke Saunders told his former boss he was turning down a substantial raise and promotion to create a vending machine that would sell exclusively organic, restaurant-quality salads and snacks, he was met with looks of disbelief and confusion. "They still think I'm nuts," Saunders, the founder of Farmer's Fridge,......read more

Philips Hue Wireless LED System

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Connected bulbs and bridge allow you to control lights from your tablet or phone $199.99

This week, Dutch electronics giant Philips released Hue, an LED lighting system that you control remotely on your tablet or smartphone. Billed as "the world’s smartest web-enabled LED home lighting system," the Hue starter pack includes three bulbs that you screw into existing lamps, and a bridge that you plug into your home Wi-Fi router. With the Hue app downloaded onto your Apple or......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

Geoff McFetridge: The Sprout Trip

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Surf art vision quest.

Geoff McFetridge's The Sprout Life is an animated short released in 2005 as part of Sprout, the 16mm surf flick from Thomas Campbell. Sporting McFetridge's signature drawing style, the bit follows a character attempting to draw something for a surf art contest, when things take a hallucinogenic turn. Check more McFetridge at his site, Champion Don't Stop. ...read more

OK Go, "Last Leaf"

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Toasty stop-motion brilliance from Geoff McFetridge.

L.A.- based OK Go has built considerable fame on the strength of several super-creative, limited-budget videos that have set the web on fire. This new one, featuring ace animation art from Geoff McFetridge, adds another bit of amazingness to their portfolio. Created entirely from images burnt in toast, the stop-motion piece uses McFetridge's trademark organic trippiness to drive the story,......read more

Aaron Huey: Images of the Lakota Sioux

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Photographer and storyteller writes about his work on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

From photojournalist/activist Aaron Huey: "They made us many promises, more than I can remember. But they kept but one - They promised to take our land...and they took it." 
- Chief Red Cloud Over the past seven years I have made many stories, but one project has come to own me. It is the story of the Oglala Lakota, who live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near South Dakota's Black......read more

Whitest Boy Alive "Golden Cage"

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Handdrawn animated awesomeness from Geoff McFetridge

This charming video for indie pop champs The Whitest Boy Alive (a side project of Erlend Oye from Kings of Convenience) is an oldie but an amazing-y. Released in 2008 (i.e. ten thousand years ago in internet time), the video features drawings by L.A.-based graphic designer/artist Geoff McFetridge, who tries hand at animation – and wins. Previously featured on SHFT: McFetridge's wallpaper......read more

Astoria Scum River Bridge

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Unauthorized, recycled wood foot bridge spans stretch of flooded NYC sidewalk.

Sometimes, when the government won't act on a problem, you have to take matters into your own hands. For several years, a leaky pipe in Astoria in New York City beneath the Hell Gate Bridge viaduct submerged a well-walked stretch of sidewalk under a festering cesspool of standing water. Astoria Scum River, as it was called, was not only gross but dangerously icy in the winter. In the......read more

Wind Power Partners Bridge Mideast Divide

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Two engineers, one Palestinian and one Israeli, unite to bring renewable energy to embattled region

In a place where peace between Muslims and Jews seems a far-off dream, an unlikely alliance is bringing the opposing sides together... in the name of renewable energy. Muhammad Salem, a Palestinian engineer who designs and installs small wind turbines, has teamed up Israeli engineer Yanir Avital to design and manufacture turbines for both the Israeli and Palestinian territories. At NYT's Green......read more

Fridge Igloo

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Ralf Schmerberg's refrigerator igloo makes a statement on energy use and climate change.

Berlin-based artist Ralf Schmerberg has built an igloo made of 322 old fridges in a public square in Hamburg, Germany. The 11-meter wide sculpture includes a massive electricity meter that shows the crazy amount of energy the fridges are using. The piece, called "Wastefulness Is the Biggest Source of Energy," also contains a plaque listing all the materials used that went into the......read more

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