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Spectacular Sand Drawings by Tony Plant

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These guerrilla beach installations go bye-bye with the rising tide

Since we spotted them on Faith Is Torment last weekend, Tony Plant's awesome ephemeral sand drawings have been popping up all over the 'net. No matter, they're a worth a triple look. Described by Surfer's Path as "[an] environmental artist, photographer and surf creature whose imagination stretches to the far and hidden corners of the coastline," Plant creates massive, swirling installations......read more

Daphne Kotsiani: At The Beach

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Beautiful, textured photos of solitary figures by the sea

Some people creative skills to burn. Count Daphne Kotsiani among them. Trained as a classical pianist, Kotsiani is an accomplished musician with recording credits that include this collaboration with Sigur Ros. She is also a self-taught photographer, and from the looks of this series, she's taught herself quite well. With an eye for lonely forms and figures in natural landscapes, Kotsiani creates......read more

Most Architecture: Brandbase Pallet

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Handcrafted, sustainable bats for Brazilian beach sport. $150.00

Founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2005, FB Frescobol makes luxury bat and ball sets for the Brazilian beach sport of 'frescobol' (we've tried it - it's fun). Perfect for sunny days off at the beach, FB Frescobol bats are made from small remnants of local Brazilian certifado woods, left over from the production of furniture from other marceneiro wood factories....read more

Massive Fish Sculptures Made from Recycled Bottles in Rio

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Epic beach installation offers poignant comment on ocean pollution

In Rio de Janeiro, where world leaders are meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), two gigantic fish are rising from Botafogo Beach. The public art installation has been created entirely from discarded plastic bottles collected on and around the beach. By day, the plastic sculptures shimmer in the sun, against the gorgeous backdrop of Rio's mountains. By night, the big......read more

Marco Casagrande: Sandworm

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Land art meets architecture in this massive, organic beachfront installation

"Sandworm," a new environmental work from Finnish artist/architect Marco Casagrande, combines land art and architecture in all the best ways. Constructed entirely of sand and willow branches, the massive installation winds through the dunes of Belgium's Wenduine coastline like a friendlier version of the Tremors beast.  From ArchDaily: Casagrande worked hard with his team of young......read more

Yin Yang House by Brooks & Scarpa

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Net-zero residence in Venice Beach takes full advantage of plentiful SoCal sunlight

The net-zero building movement is alive and well in Venice, CA, where architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa have recently wrapped construction on this stunner of single family residence. Dubbed Yin Yang House, the home takes full advantage of the sunny SoCal climate with a a 12 KW solar photovoltaic panel system (the biggest available on the market) that serves the dual purposes of generating power......read more

Prefab Perfection

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A net-zero home in Venice Beach blurs the line between indoors and out

With its mnm.MOD prefab home project, Santa Monica architecture firm Minarc creates super energy-efficent modular homes from a library of pre-selected materials and patented connections. This mnm.MOD building, the Superb-A home in Venice Beach, Calif., is an outstanding example of what prefab architecture can be.  Completed in May 2011, the 2,400 sq ft home blurs the boundary......read more

Tea Towel Set by Hudson Made

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Organic cotton/hemp tea towels sport old school graphics celebrating American craftsmanship $94.00

There may be murmurs that the so-called "heritage" or "Americana" trend is dead, but before the backlash really takes hold but if you ask us, any movement that is driven by quality, local manufacturing is good by us, forever. That includes the stuff on offer from Hudson Made, such as these tea towels made of a super-absorbent blend of organic cotton and hemp. The tea towels pay homage to......read more

Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel by Gaiam

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Super-absorbent microfiber towel for hot and vinyasa yoga $25.00

Hot yoga sessions are the best things in the world for cleansing and invigorating soul, body, and mind. But they can get rather, er, damp. Regular cotton towels do a decent job of sopping up moisture on your mat, but they bring the stink with it. The super-absorbent Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel from Gaiam is the move. Made from a polyester/nylon microfiber blend, the Thirsty Yoga Mat Towel fits on top......read more

Organic Cotton Tea Towels

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Brighten up your kitchen with these handmade sustainable tea towels $15.50

A colorful tea towel set can do plenty to add some life to otherwise bland kitchen decor. This set of two organic cotton towels, brightly colored in yellow and green stripes, is a case in point. Handmade using a blend of organic cotton (48%) and linen (52%), the towels will soften and become more absorbent over time. Produced by Linen World, this kitchen towel set is well-made, well-priced, and......read more

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