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Post Grad Organic Farming

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National Geographic photos captures the infernal early moments of the disaster.

There's a trend afoot. In college campuses across the country there is talk about the evils of industrialized farming, the importance of organics, the beauty of green markets, and the politics of food. More and more kids are opting to intern on organic farms, and due to the burgeoning demand for organic produce bought directly from local farmers, it's a viable field for today's......read more

Johnny Kelly: Shape

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Deceptively simple, beautifully rendered animation promotes design to young people

“Shape," the latest effort from After Effects wiz Johnny Kelly, is a tale of progress, technology and the changing shape of the world around us. The film was commissioned by Pivot Dublin for makeshapechange, a project created to “get young people thinking about how the world is made around them, and where design fits in.” Scott Burnett of......read more

The Big SHFT: Yves Behar, Designer for Life

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The leading light of sustainable design walks us through some of his most game-changing projects

Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject are the go-to design group that companies turn to for game-changing ideas. From the $100 XO laptop and Puma's waste-saving Clever Little Bag to the sleek Leaf LED lamp and SAYL Office Chair for Herman Miller, Yves' work merges must-have design with a firm commitment to social and ecological responsibility. That's what makes him one of the design world's......read more

Sebastian Cox Furniture

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Young UK furniture designer shares thoughts on his passion for craft--and sustainability

Sebastian Cox is a young, independent furniture designer from Lincolnshire, UK who works with coppiced hazelwood and other hardwoods that grow in abundance around his home. In this video we get a look at his design and manufacturing process--from harvesting wood with an axe to crafting pieces in his studio--which is innately connected to his interest in sustainability. What really stands out in......read more

Jory Brigham Design

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Artist collective the Cana Family profiles one of our favorite California furniture designers

Based in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA, Jory Brigham designs and manufactures handcrafted furniture with a focus on timeless aesthetics and sustainable materials. From his Googie-inspired Retro collection to Zen-like seating that merges materials, Brigham's work has the design world salivating. In this beautifully rendered video from the Cana Family, we learn about Brigham's family roots in......read more

Ana Kras: Shy Gestures

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The talented designer of woven objects reveals the origins of her inspiration

The latest episode of the excellent Avant/Garde Diaries features Serbia-born, New York-based designer Ana Kraš, who has earned a devoted following for her woven 'Bonbon' lanterns, which are as fun and playful as they are lovingly crafted. "Kraš's approach to design is refreshingly simple – to make user-friendly objects requiring minimal production," the description goes.......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

Diego Stocco: Music From A Tree

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A sound designer and composer jams out with nature in his garden

Italian-born, California-based sound designer and composer Diego Stocco is Internet famous for making music using random sounds from natural "instruments." This video, "Music From A Tree," is our fave. Looking outside at an oddly-shaped tree in his Burbank garden, Stocca decided to mic it up and make music from it: To tune the tree I picked a fundamental note and tuned the twigs by......read more

Eat LACMA: The Food Pyramid

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Artist collective Didier Hess designs and builds a food pyramid/fish taco farm on the LACMA campus.

In this Eat LACMA episode, we hang out with art collective Didier Hess, the founders of LA-based design group Materials & Applications. The architects and designers by training — and uncategorizable visionaries in practice — designed and built a totally eco-friendly hydroponic tilapia farm (complete with a water pump powered by solar panels) on the LACMA grounds. Dubbed by the museum and......read more

Gardens NYC: Green Retreat

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A landscape designer's backyard oasis in Williamsburg.

In New York City, hidden among the cement and concrete, there lie pockets of plantlife, carefully nurtured by denizens of the city. In the SHFT series Gardens NYC, we give some shine to these gardens and the people who grow them. In this episode, we pay a visit to landscape designer Jamie Hardy's backyard oasis in Williamsburg, where peas, peonies, and tomatoes thrive in the Brooklyn air. ...read more

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