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OMA Designs Futuristic Farming Hub

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Abandoned tobacco plant in Louisville, KY to be transformed into massive food and farming center

The site of an abandoned tobacco plant in Louisville, Kentucky will be repurposed into an innovative 24-acre community farming hub by Rem Koolhaas's firm, OMA. Local farmers will be able to grow, sell, and distribute food at the $50M facility -- called "the Food Port" -- which is set to break ground in the summer. The masterplan for the site "reflects the full food chain," and includes spaces......read more

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The "Entourage" actor and Glatzer, creators of sustainable living website SHFT.com, announce a content partnership with the Detroit automaker

Actor Adrian Grenier and producer Peter Glatzer, creators of SHFT.com, a website that sells sustainably designed products and produces original environmentally conscious online content, have forged a partnership with the Ford Motor Company....read more

"Cumbia de Piedra" Animated Music Video by Tomas Pichardo

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Watch a stunning visual celebration of Latin American music

Here's an excellent animated video created for "Cumbia de Piedra" by Colombian artist Jhon William Castaño Montoya. The clip, cobbled together by Dominican animator Tomás Pichardo, is a visual celebration of the culture, colors and textures of cumbia--the mother of all Latin American music. The track is taken from MOHS, Castaño Montoya's second album, which was inspired by......read more

James - All I'm Saying from Peter Vacz

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'A man goes on a quest to find the spirit of a woman to whom he could never say goodbye.'

  Director: Péter Vácz Producer: Sam Hope Produced by: Picasso Pictures Animation: Péter Vácz...read more

Nightingale and Canary

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Bird sounds visualized by Andy Thomas

Australian artist Andy Thomas created this wondrous short animation using abstract shapes that respond to the songs of a nightingale and a canary. The recorded bird sounds are from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum. A specialist in "audio life forms," Thomas experiments with nature and technology by taking photos of plants, insects, and machines and......read more

Alice Boman "What"

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Video for haunting new single stars Swedish chanteuse and her pet lab walking a deserted beach

If the hauntingly beautiful "What" is any indication, Swedish singer Alice Boman is one to watch. With glistening vocals set atop a delicate piano line, the song exudes pure, unadultered melancholy. The Fader-premiered video stars Boman and her pet labrador, who adds a minor dose of cheer to the sense of isolation. Directed by Studio Pop, the clip shows the pair walking along a deserted......read more

Soma Water Filter

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Sleek, sustainable water filter supports charity: water $59.00

Soma's game-changing water filter delivers pure, refreshing agua in a sleek, minimal design, with a simple subscription service that means you never have to deal with stickers or timers again. Nor will you have to face down the guilt that comes with sending spent filters to the landfill -- the Soma filter is 100% organic and biodegradable, made of a combination of silk, coconut husks and......read more

Coma "Missing Piece"

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Adorable clip directed by Dominique Lucien Garaudel

Cologne-based producers Marius Bubat and Georg Conrad (aka Coma) have shared a video for "Missing Piece," and wow it's the most adorable thing we've seen in a while. Directed by Dominique Lucien Garaudel, the video finds a few kids dancing and playing with colorful confetti, animated paper mache cut-outs, and miniature instruments. It's a fun, playful piece, representing a welcome......read more

Why 2014 Is a Big Deal

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Thomas Friedman on what plummeting oil prices mean for the climate fight

Thomas L. Friedman for The New York Times: I WAS just about to go with a column that started like this: When they write the history of the global response to climate change, 2014 could well be seen as the moment when the balance between action and denial tipped decisively toward action. That’s thanks to the convergence of four giant forces: São Paulo, Brazil, went dry; China and the......read more

Psychedelic Waves

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Amazing Waves Captured by Fearless Photographer Kenji Croman

Posted by Sara Barnes for My Modern Met Kenji Croman is a Hawaii resident, body surfer, and former competitive swimmer whose thrill-seeking personality allows him to photograph unpredictable yet awe-inspiring waves. Despite some drawbacks with his profession, including broken bones and close encounters with sharks, the photographer says that he couldn’t see himself doing anything......read more

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