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Exploring Nature with Jared Chambers

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Emergent LA-based photographer ventures outdoors to capture spectacular images of nature

We would like to take a moment to thank Illusion for introducing us to the photography of Jared Chambers because wow, this is some mind-boggingly beautiful stuff. The 27-year-old Los Angeles-based photographer, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest and spent his summers in Montana, regularly ventures to the wilderness to shoot sublime natural landscapes. Whether it's sunlight beaming......read more

Tsampa Soup by Patagonia

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Organic soup mix inspired by Himalayan Sherpa cuisine $6.50

Patagonia's nascent range of food products, dubbed Patagonia Provisions, has a new offering in the form of Tsampa Soup, an organic veggie soup mix inspired by Yvon Chouinard's travels in Nepal. There, nearly 35 years ago, he was introduced to tsampa, a simple roasted grain staple that provides high-altitude fuel for Sherpa climbers on their Himalayan ascents. With organic Tsampa Soup, Patagonia......read more

Skating the Sierras

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Backcountry skateboarding is a thing now

Brandon Rein and his buddies added a new dimension to their backcountry excursion to the mountains south of Lake Tahoe. Along with the customary fly rods, bed rolls and tents, the crew brought their shred sticks in search of "that super old skatepark deep in the Sierras.” Miles from any actual pavement or civilization, they discovered a sweet little skate spot in the form of a smooth......read more

The Little Nordics

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Terrific tilt-shift video depicts the Norwegian outdoors in miniature

In "The Little Nordics," filmmaker Martijn Doolaard of Damp Design uses the tilt shift miniaturization technique to capture the stunning mountain landscapes and fjords of western Norway: There are numerous time lapse videos of Iceland and Norway showing the beauty of their remote landscapes. But when you're in the mountains, looking down, you see so many things happening. Especially in places......read more

Moneyless Invades the Bay Area with Yarn Sculptures

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Geometric installations pop up around San Francisco and Oakland.

Italian artist Moneyless, known for his 3D geometric installations constructed from yarn and string, was in San Francisco recently for the Linear Empires show at White Walls Gallery. Evidently he took some time to ramble around the Bay Area and craft some uncommissioned works in the great outdoors. The angular sculptures consist of straight clean lines arranged in spatially organized webs that......read more

Nature, the Great Equalizer

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We may be broke, but we have our wilderness -- for now

With the U.S. economy experiencing its worst downturn since the Great Depression, these will go down as dark days in American history. But, argues Nicholas Kristof in an NYT op-ed this week, there is one thing we can feel good about: nature. Our national parks and forests don't contribute in GDP, but their value is immeasurable. But they need our help, now more than ever.......read more

Ephemeral Snow Art by Simon Beck

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Recent work from Europe's famous snow walking artist

Simon Beck dons snowshoes before walking around in freshly falled snow to create these massive, ephemeral art installations. The British artist, whose  work spotted on Colossal, has been making the installations since 2004: Each work takes the 54-year-old artist anywhere between 6 hours and two days to complete, an impressive physical feat aided from years of competitive......read more

Popcorn Popper

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For the tastiest popcorn, skip the microwave bags and go straight to the flame $35.00

If anyone can think of a better snack to pass around a campfire than freshly popped popcorn, we'd like to hear it. And until someone demonstrates otherwise, there isn't. This long-handled popper from Terrain makes it simple to whip up the world's greatest fireside snack over an open flame (or on the stove). So skip the microwave bags, cop this popper, load with kernels, and get popping.......read more

Dedon NestRest

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Hanging pod transforms the garden sofa into a small piece of architecture.

Like an outdoor cradle for grown-ups, Dedon's new NestRest may be the ultimate spot for an afternoon nap, rocking gently as you laze in the sun. Designed by Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety, the hanging pod is made of super-sized strands of Dedon Fiber, a patented industrial textile that's both non-toxic and fully recyclable. The thick, sturdy weave is open, breathable and private, so that......read more

Recycled Outdoor Furniture by Loll Designs

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Excellent eco furniture made from post-consumer plastic

It's always a score when you discover that a stunning bit of design has tight eco credentials to boot. Such is the case with the colorful outdoor furniture creations of Loll Designs. The Duluth, Minnesota company crafts stylish and durable outdoor chairs, tables, benches, and accessories from post-consumer, industrial high-density polyethylene. What the hell is that, you ask? It's the same......read more

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