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Million Trees Backpack by Matt Singer

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Impeccably-styled Rivendell pack benefits NYC tree-planting project $225.00

Designer Matt Singer linked up with Monroe, Washington's Rivendell Mountain Works to craft this limited-edition backpack, with partial proceeds benefiting the Million Trees NYC initiative. The ambitious tree-planting project aims to raise one million new trees across New York City’s five boroughs over the next decade. "Living in New York City makes you acutely......read more

One Less Drop

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Power cord anchor delivers an elegant fix to a First World problem $25.00

Here is a simple and elegant fix to a (First World) problem that annoys us every single day: Dropped power cords. One Less Drop, designed by Dan Heckler and brought to market with the help of Kickstarter, solves the dilemma and looks good doing it. The solid block is made of recycled aluminum ("from discarded wheels, engine blocks and the like") which is hand-finished and anodized for long-term......read more

Third-Gen One Laptop Per Child Device Unveiled

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At $100, Fuseproject's XO-3 meets the call for a cheap, robust laptop for kids in the developing world

This week, Yves Behar's fuseproject studio unveiled the latest addition to the One Laptop Per Child project, which aims to provide cheap, durable computers to kids in the developing world. The OLPC XO-3, launched at CES 2012, is substantially thicker than the absurdly thin concept tablet shown in 2009. Unfortunately, e-paper tech hasn't advanced as much as the designers envisioned, so Behar and......read more

Fryars, "On Your Own"

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Start your week off emotionally with this tear-jerker vid

As if the end of a long weekend wasn't sad enough on it's own, this video for Fryars' "On Your Own" will get those tear ducts working double-time. The haunting, emotion-packed track is paired with morose visuals dominated by images of young ladies crying. We're not -- sniff-sniff -- the types to cry over a music video, but this is breaking our hearts. Fryars’ sophomore album is due out this......read more

Once Again

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Nostalgic vibes abound in this test film from Elliot Sellers

This beautifully shot video is actually just a series of image tests for a bigger project. Hard to believe. The clip was shot by LA director Elliot Sellers, who went heavy on the double exposures and image composites to create something truly sublime, with no shortage of help from Jonsi and Alex (of Sigur Ros fame), whose song "Indian Summer" provides the soundtrack. ...read more

One Belongs

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A SHFT original animated short from Liz Klein.

Surrealistic animation beautifully juxtaposes the undersea movements of a jellyfish and a plastic bag, offering some poignant commentary on marine pollution in the process. Made by SHFT collaborator Elizabeth Klein, the film makes use of rotoscoping, an age-old animation technique that involves tracing over live-action film movement, frame by frame, creating a dreamlike visual effect. Music by......read more

Rituals "Our Blood"

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This new clip for Toronto's Rituals looks like a moving painting

Newly signed to Toronto label One Big Silence, Rituals has released a video for "Our Blood," the lead single from the band's upcoming 12", Mesmerized. The track itself is a blistering slice of post-punk, here contrasted with some strikingly shot visuals from director Cameron Morse, with colorization effects executed by Rituals' frontman Adam Seward. "This was basically my first video project, so......read more

Solar Cooker

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From One Earth Design $399.00

SolSource is a high-performance parabolic solar cooker that harnesses the energy of the sun for outdoor cooking with zero fuel and zero emissions. It is an innovative way to BBQ, grill, steam, bake, boil or fry with only solar energy, and a perfect fit for your garden, balcony, backyard or rooftop. Inspired by the problem of indoor pollution from household stoves faced by rural families in......read more

One Hundred and Eight

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Nils Volker's interactive garbage bag installation.

Nature, waste, design, and tech collide in One Hundred and Eight, an interactive installation made by German designer Nils Volker. Consisting of ordinary household garbage bags mounted on a wall, the display's elements are selectively inflated and deflated by a two colling fans behind. "Although each plastic bag is mounted stationary the sequences of inflation and deflation create the......read more

Ontario Skate Sunglasses by Proof

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Handcrafted eyewear made from recycled skate decks $115.00

From their backwoods headquarters in Eagle, Idaho, family-run Proof makes wooden specs with a focus on sustainable materials and production methods. The Ontario, Proof's wooden interpretation of the classic wayfarer, is handcrafted from recycled, 5-ply skateboard decks. The Canadian maple construction results in a durable frame, each hand polished and coated with a water/sweat protective seal.......read more

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