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Driftwood iPhone Charging Dock

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One-of-a-kind iPhone station juxtaposes timeless nature with modern tech $72.00

For Maine maker Lee Goodwin and the rest of his team, sourcing materials means hittiing the beach, mere minutes from the 18th century barn where they work. That's where they collect the pieces of driftwood they use to craft these one-of-a-kind iPhone charging docks, each of which carries its own special narrative, "from seed to tree to sandy shore." The finished product is a interesting......read more

Indigo Tote by J.Crew and Sea Bags

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Handmade carry-all crafted in Maine from recycled sailcloth $225.00

Here is a nice collaborative design piece from J.Crew and Sea Bags. Crafted by hand in Portland, Maine, this carry-all is made from durable recycled sailcloth in white with indigo markings. Because each bag is made entirely by hand, no two will ever be exactly alike. Rust marks and salt stains show off the authentic signs of hard sailing, and each tote sports hand-spliced rope handles, a rare......read more

A Floating Wind Tower Goes to Sea

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America's first offshore wind installation launches in Maine

Offshore wind farms have taken off throughout much of the world, but they've yet to catch on in the US. With cheaper (and dirtier) forms of energy available, the steep cost of erecting an offshore wind tower has hindered development off of our coasts. But researchers from the University of Maine tried a new approach last week by launching a floating wind machine--the first offshore wind......read more

Waka Fish Surfboard

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A classic shape from Maine's sustainable Grain Surfboards $670.00

Grain Surfboards is an eco-centric surf company that makes shred sticks from renewable materials, specifically sustainably harvested cedar from local mills in Maine. Grain's Waka board is a retro-style Fish that's super-buoyant for its length (either 5'4" or 5'10"). The Waka kit comes with all the components you need to assemble the setup, including machine-cut keel and frames, top......read more

Frugal Elegance in Maine

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With some help from the landfill, a creative couple lives in rustic style

The most advanced practitioners of frugal living understand that the pursuit requires patience, commitment and, most of all, a willingness to resurrect other people's trash. Jennifer Wurst and partner Michael Fleming, who live in a 200-year old home on 20 remote acres near Phippsburg, Maine, have honed their thrift skills to a finely tuned artform. Their home's rustic decor owes a debt of......read more

Maine Island Wilderness Retreat

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Off the grid, in style.

This 550 square-foot cabin sits on a tiny parcel of land on a remote Maine island. Designed by Alex Scott Porter, the getaway is entirely off-the-grid. In the architect's words: This three-season retreat house is situated on the outermost inhabited island in Maine. The island has no roads, stores, electricity, water service, year-round inhabitants or ferry service – no grid. The house ......read more

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