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Mid-Century Modern Bed

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From West Elm $799.00

From West Elm- a company mindful of its planetary impact on every level and striving to be more responsible all the time – this handsome bed, with its refined profile, streamlined headboard and gently tapered legs, possesses universal appeal. Crafted of solid eucalyptus wood that is certified to Forest Stewardship Council Standards - strict requirements for maintaining healthy forests and......read more

Midlake "The Old & The Young"

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Cranky old man transforms into gleeful dancer in new video for Texas psych stalwarts

Texas indie-psych band Midlake recently dropped their new album, Antiphon, their first release with guitarist Eric Pulido on vocal duties since the departure of former singer Tim Smith. Now the band has shared a new video for "The Old & The Young," the album's second single, and it's a perfect match for their bucolic sound. UK director Ollie Murray filmed the clip on a sheep farm near his......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

Middleton Made Knives

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Artfully-crafted chef's knives, handmade in South Carolina by bladesmith Quentin Middleton $240.00

Master Blandesmith Quentin Middleton, the man behind the expertly crafted Middleton Made Knives, owes a weird debt of gratitude to Arnold Schwarzenegger, since it was the Governator's 1982 pulp classic Conan the Barbarian that inspired a young Quentin to get into bladesmithing in the first place. Well thank you, Arnie, because these are among the finest kitchen tools we've......read more

The Middle East "Blood"

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Get ready for goosebumps.

Continuing our obsession with nature portrayed in stop motion, we bring you this lovely video. Directed by Australian duo Greedy Hen. How heavy is this song too? Someone get us some Kleenex....read more

Come Hell or Low Water

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The indelible link between climate change and social unrest in the Arab world

It's tempting to attribute much of the recent dischord in North Africa and the Middle East to politics. And in the most direct sense, it's true. In Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and now Syria, the people have risen up against brutal and corrupt regimes. But dig a little deeper, and you find that the unrest is more broadly driven by drought and food shortages -- themselves linked to environmental shifts......read more

The Climate Dialogue's Missing Voice

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In Qatar, climate activists call on Islamic leaders to take a stand against global warming

At Friday prayers in Qatar's most popular mosque, the imam discussed the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and the U.N. endorsement of an independent state of Palestine. Not a word about climate change, even though the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar is hosting a U.N. conference where nearly 200 countries are trying to forge a joint plan to fight global warming, which climate activists say......read more

Apolis Middle East Project

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LA company ignites cross-border footwear collaboration between Israel and Palestine

This short video tells an inspiring story of a cross-border, cooperative triumph over exclusionary geo-politics. It starts in Los Angeles, where Apolis is based. The design/advocacy brand hires third-generation shoemaker Shlomy Azolay to craft its Co-Op Leather Sandals in Tel Aviv, Israel. Azolay, for his part, partners with West Bank-based footwear producer Mohammad “Hijazi”......read more

Middle Colors Humidifier

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Breathe easy with this sleek, teardrop-shaped humidifier from Japanese designer Takashi Hiroshi Tsuboi $140.00

With frosty temps, pervasive cold and flu bugs, and dry indoor air, winter creates plenty of breathing challenges. A good humidifier can be the answer for breathing easier in the cooler months, but the typical design is boring and bulky and can leave your sense of style congested. Enter the sleek, teardrop-shaped Middle Colors Humidifier by Japanese designer Takashi Hiroshi Tsuboi. Available......read more

Dwell: Jens Risom's Prefab Cottage

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Filmmaker Gary Nadeau pays a visit to a design legend's island home

If you're a design nerd like us, you're probably familiar with Danish-American furniture designer Jens Risom. As the man who created the first-ever Knoll chair, Risom holds a prominent, if sometimes overlooked, position in the canon of mid-century design. At 96, he is “living comfortably doing nothing” with his wife, Henny, in Connecticut,......read more

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