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Brendon Grimshaw's Private Island is a National Park

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86 year-old reintroduced indigenous giant toirtoises to the island he bought in 1962

In 1962, acting on a whim, British newspaper editor Brendon Grimshaw bought the tiny deserted island of Moyenne in the Seychelles for £8,000. He moved to the island permanently in 1972 and now, a half century later, the 86 year-old lives there all alone but for with the giant tortoises that he reintroduced to the island. In addition to the tortoises, Grimshaw has planted 16,000 trees,......read more

Screen-Printed Pillows by Rebecca Atwood

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Made by hand in Rhode Island $109.00

Upstart NYC designer Rebecca Atwood blends traditional textile techniques with hand-painting to create simple, luxurious products for daily life. These hand screen-printed pillows from her 2014 collection offer a nice example of her output. Inspired by drawings from her sketchbook, the artwork is printed on linen in a variety of designs and colors, each with a down feather insert. An exposed......read more

Youngs Farm Jam

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New-look web shop from Project No. 8 features fresh spreads from a Long Island farm $12.00

Project No. 8, the NYC brand behind the concept shop at the Ace Hotel, recently revamped its online shop and introduced new edibles like this array of delectable jams from Long Island's Youngs Farm. The 120-year-old orchard is revered among locals for its homemade pies, creates jams and preserves made from the same seasonal bounty. The selections include classic fruit jams like raspberry, peach......read more

Island: Photos by Maroesjka Lavigna

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A Belgian photographer chronicles her travels through Iceland

Maroesjka Lavigna took off from her home in Ghent, Belgium for a summertime journey around Iceland, returning four months later with a superb photographic chronicle of her travels. Among the photos we find not only the requisite images of hot springs and desolate sweeping landscapes, but also portraits of locals and images of homes and streetscapes. The trip was so good, she decided to return for......read more

Frames of Life

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Watch a gorgeous portrait of the Canary Islands from filmmaker Gunther Gheeraert

For 7stories, a project from the Canary Islands tourism board, seven influential creatives were called upon to make short videos promoting travel in the islands. Each filmmaker was assigned one of the Spanish archipelago's seven main islands to cover, and given creative licence to show off their skills. Parisian director Günther Gheeraert's assignment was La Palma, the Canaries' most......read more

Island Residence by Peter Rose & Partners

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In a Massachussetts vacation home, sustainable design strategies abound

Boston practice Peter Rose + Partners has recently completed the Island Residence, a summer vacation home situated among dense woods on the island of Chappaquiddick near Edgartown, Massachusetts. Say the architects: "The house is part of a collection of environment‐ and landscape‐centric interventions that blur the boundaries between structures and landscape, and between inside and......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

Zaria Forman: The Maldives

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Hyper-realistic finger paintings depict an island nation in risk of disappearing

For her 2012 project Chasing the Light, Brooklyn artist Zaria Forman led an art expedition up the northwest coast of Greenland, retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford to document an Arctic landscape in flux. The results are collected in a series of exquisitely rendered pastel drawings of melting polar ice.  Forman's latest collection of drawings,......read more

The Pierre by Olson Kundig Architects

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A San Juan Islands retreat merges with its natural surroundings

As we've mentioned previously, Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects does modern retreats as well as anyone. The Pierre, a concrete bungalow in the San Juan Islands, is yet another fine example. Created for a client who expressed her affection for the rocky outcrops on her property, the structure is nestled cozily into said rocks, and in fact takes its name from the French word for......read more

Earth Day Mashup: Beach Boys vs. Phillip Glass

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Stirring short featuring footage from "There Once Was an Island"

SHFT compadre and Honey Brothers member Ari Gold (no not the Entourage one) just sent over this moving bit of video based on an idea that came to him in a dream. While sleeping, Ari's unconscious mind offered up the idea of combining the harmonious pop of Beach Boys with the classical avant-garde of Philip Glass. Inspiration in hand, Ari mashed up the 1962 Beach Boys ballad "The Lonely Sea" with......read more

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