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Visualizing the Spill

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Interactive mapping tool provides enlightening – and frightening – perspective on scope of disaster.

Just how big is the Gulf Coast oil spill? Estimates suggest anywhere from 20 to 45 million gallons of raw crude have spewed into the Gulf of Mexico to date. And things may get worse before they get better. With figures that big, it's hard to wrap your head around the scale of the disaster. What does that much oil look like? This interactive mapping tool provides an enlightening – and......read more

Digital Globes: A New Way to View Earth

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With improving technology and falling prices, the globe of the future is here, now

Move over, dusty plastic globe, the globe of the future is taking over. According to a Mark Vanhoenacker report at the New York Times, digital globes are becoming better designed and more accessible, bringing limitless educational and entertainment possibilities for places of work, study and play: Until recently, cost and technical limitations have largely confined these modern spheres to......read more

Skateback by Grove

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Skateboard wood waste fashioned into a vibrant case for iPhone 4/4S $49.00

Every week, we're told, one skateboard factory produces enough waste material to fill a city bus. With Skateback, a stylish iPhone case made from skateboard wood waste, Portland-based design companies Grove and MapleXO are doing their part to put a dent in it. And the collaborative effort is no run-of-the-mill design. Available in three colorways--vibrant, calm, and neutral--the striped......read more

Crown Maple Syrup - Petite Trio

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Three delicious varieties of artisan organic maple syrup from a farm in Dutchess County, NY $15.95

At Madava Farms in New York's Hudson River Valley, 800 acres of sugar and red maples take advantage of ideal soil and weather conditions to produce the perfect sap for maple sugaring. Crown Maple Syrup is the delicious, organic result. With an artisan's eye for craftsmanship, Crown Maple produces three distinct varieties of amber maple syrup, each with its own flavor profile. The company's......read more

Big Jug of Organic Maple Syrup

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Complete your pancake party with pure organic maple syrup from Best Made Co. $68.00

Forget Aunt Jemima's, real organic maple syrup is where it's at. Best Made Co., which has evolved from an axe-maker to a maker of all things woodsy, knows it. For its "Big Jug," the NYC-based craft company sourced US grade-A medium amber syrup from North Family Farms of New Hampshire. Produced using renewable energy, biodiesel, and sustainably-harvested firewood, this is likely the greenest......read more

Maple Cube by Tonewood

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A Vermont company gives maple syrup a delicious makeover $17.00

Done right, harvesting maple sap is sustainable in eternity. The trees stay standing, producing sap generation after generation, without the "help" of agri-chemicals. And what goodness they produce! Raw, natural maple syrup is one of food's greatest pleasures. Now, Vermont's Tonewood has expanded maple's applications to include delectable sweeteners like wafers, cubes, creams and flakes. The 7oz......read more

Matt Cusick's Cartographic Creations

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Maps repurposed as eye-catching collages

For Dallas-based artist Matthew Cusick, repurposing stuff balances out his hoarding impulse. "I have a natural inclination to collect stuff," he says. "Repurposing is an alternative to hoarding. It is also an alternative to consuming and creating waste. It takes patience and a willingness to tinker." Cusick creates collage portraits and landscapes from the vintage maps he collects.......read more

Cartographic Collages by Val Britton

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Immersive maps works navigate imagination and memory

Val Britton's oversized collages use the language of maps to draw imaginary paths through memory. The Berkeley artist's work is inspired by an attempt to connect to her father, a long-haul truck driver who passed away when she was a teenager. Britton's cartographic interpretations merge what she knows about her dad's journeys with what she can never know. From her artist's......read more

Matthew Picton: Paper Cities

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Aerial urban grids recreated in recycled paper

From cartographic collages to multimedia map works, we love us some map-related art around here. Oregon-based British artist Matthew Picton adds some more enthralling creations to our collection with these stunning paper sculptures of cities made of books and other textual materials. The works play on the idea of the city as living organism. Explains Picton in his artist's......read more

All Roads Lead To Rome

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A Cartographic Play On The Idiom

Everyone is familiar with the saying “All roads lead to Rome,” dating back to a time when all empirical roads radiated out from the capital of the Roman Empire. Now mostly spoken to express the idea that all paths lead to a central subject, it still serves as an interestingly common idiom. Designers Philipp Schmitt, Benedikt Groß, and Raphael Reimann of Mooveal Lab sought......read more

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