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Sundry Sullen: New Zealand

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Amaaazing travel pics.

Last year, Seattle-based artist Sundry Sullen headed south to New Zealand, where he took part in the Rainbow Gathering and captured some dreamy pics of the experience. The co-founder and member of the WAFA collective does great mixed media collage work as well. See more photos of Sullen's Kiwi adventure on his Flickr stream.  (via 01)...read more

Sand-scapes Photographed by Alexander Hampl

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A painterly perspective of sandy terrain

Alexander Hampl's Sand series, shot in the remote Northland region of New Zealand, portrays desolate sand-scapes sculpted by the forces of nature. The pics venture into abstraction territory, aptly capturing the mystical vibes of the place where, according to traditional Maori mythology, souls of the dead depart on their journey to the afterlife.   More Hampl work can be found on......read more

River of Youth

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Derek Henderson's serene short chronicles New Zealand's Waikato River

This short film, from Kiwi photographer/director Derek Henderson, captures the serene beauty of the Waikoto River in central New Zealand. Commissioned last year by The Anthropologist, which is quickly becoming a SHFT fave, River of Youth was shot via inner tube over the course of a day. The river itself has a deep meaning for Henderson -- his mom grew up on its shores and used to swim in the......read more

Lisa Sorgini: Lambent

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A moody collection of landscapes captured in Australia and New Zealand

Melbourne-based photographer Lisa Sorgini sent us a link to Lambent, a gorgeous collection of landscapes she shot around Australia and New Zealand. Taking her inspiration from quiet hush of the countryside, Lisa says that the series explores some of the contradictions that are unique to the Southern Hemisphere: ...the extreme contrast between light and dark, the burden of clouds and......read more

Mind-Expanding Travel Photos by Keitha Haycock

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A Kiwi photographer takes us off the beaten path

It seems like everytime we take a walk through Flickr, we come across the portfolio of some well-traveled person whose life we can't help but envy. Keitha Haycock is one such person. The New Zealand-based photographer is seemingly always off traveling to some far-flung locale. Thankfully she brings her trusty 35mm to document her journeys. From the Himalayas to Central America to Australia,......read more

The Waters of Greenstone

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Revel in the exceptional natural beauty that is New Zealand

Not that any of us need it, but for more proof that New Zealand is one of the most spectacularly scenic places on earth, have a look at this vid. Shot by Melbourne-based photographer Nathan Kaso, "The Waters of Greenstone" documents a three-week adventure through New Zealand’s South Island. Complete with video segments, timelapse sequences, and aerial footage, the video leisurely......read more

Landscape Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

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A wandering retiree from Bangkok captures landscapes at their most awe-inspiring

When Weerapong Chaipuck decided to pull the plug on his medical career, he was faced with the pivotal question that meets all retirees: What the hell am I going to do? Lucky for him (and us), he found the answer in photography, a pursuit that is intricately linked to his love of travel. Journeying to exotic locations both near his Bangkok home and afar -- Chaipuck produces incredible......read more

The Skysphere

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A Futuristic Treehouse Controlled Via Smart Phone

Jono Williams, who designed and built The Skysphere in Linton, New Zealand,  calls it 'not the ordinary treehouse'. It not only features a 360-degree window, but can be set up virtually anywhere. Its main characteristic is the futuristic- shape of the 33-foot tall tower and includes cool features such as: a fingerprint entry motorized door, high-speed internet, a rooftop stargazing......read more

Is There an Ecological Unconscious?

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Exploring the connections between the environment and the human psyche.

About eight years ago, Glenn Albrecht began receiving frantic calls from residents of the Upper Hunter Valley, a 6,000-square-mile region in southeastern Australia. For generations the Upper Hunter was known as the “Tuscany of the South” — an oasis of alfalfa fields, dairy farms and lush English-style shires on a notoriously hot, parched continent. “The calls were like desperate pleas,”......read more

Federal Building Gets Green Overhaul

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In Portland, a federal green building project takes shape.

Urban gardening used to seem subversive. People planted tomatoes in public parks, strung their hops to rooftops to make homebrew and reclaimed empty lots as community farms, never mind the property owner. Yet here in one of the more thoroughly tilled cities in America, subversive has come full circle: the federal government plans to plant its own bold garden directly above a downtown plaza. As......read more

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