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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

Common Threads

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Patagonia's garment recycling program turns worn-out clothes into fresh new wear.

Patagonia has never been one to follow the pack when it comes to greening business operations. The Ventura, CA company’s Common Threads Garment Recycling program, which transforms unusable garments into new clothing, is a great example. Launched in 2005, Common Threads accepts worn out fleece (from any manufacturer), as well as Patagonia cotton T-shirts and some additional polyester and nylon......read more

Magical 35mm Travel Photos by Jess Gough

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London photog takes us on a trip through the woods

One of the reasons why travel photos can be so compelling is that the person shooting them is out of his or her comfort zone, eyes wide open to the new stuff that surrounds them. That's definitely the case with 22-year old, London-based photographer Jess Gough, who says the best opportunities for taking pictures come on the road, without the distraction of work obligations and a buzzing cell......read more

Cabin Time 2: Bogus Lake

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Roaming artist residency heads to the Minnesota backwoods

How cool does this project look? Billing itself as "a roaming artist residency to remote places," Cabin Time takes a bunch of artists off-grid to create work in the wilderness. For the second installment of the project, eighteen artists traveled to Bogus Lake near Grand Marais, Minnesota, a stones throw from the Canadian border. With the lake right there and the Superior National Forest......read more

Audubon Bird Call

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Tweet tweet! Attract your favorite feathered friends with this classic whistle $9.00

If birdwatching is for old people, well then color us old, because we find ourselves getting more and more fascinated about spotting feathered friends outside. The simple, classic Audubon Bird Call is the ideal tool to help further our interest. Invented by Roger Eddy in 1947, the design hasn't changed in the 65 years since. Made from cast zinc and birch wood in Rhode Island, the bird call......read more

Darwin Rucksack by Endstar

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Versatile weekend trekking bag constructed in part from recycled plastic bottles $230.00

The NYC-based outdoor gear maestros at Endstar hit another product design bullseye with the Darwin Rucksack, a versatile 60-litre pack that's perfect for a weekend trek to the wilderness. With ample storage space in the main compartment, the Darwin also features an expansion harness and smaller storage compartments for quick-access items. And like all Endstar products, the Darwin is manufactured......read more

In the Great Outdoors with Andy Grellmann

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These gorgeous film images will inspire you to get outside

Vancouver's Old Faithful Shop is one of our favorite indie retailers and also happens to have a damn good blog. That's where we recently got hip to the work of Pacific Northwestern photographer Andy Grellmann, whose film images of idylllic scenes have us yearning for our next outdoor adventure. Like all great photography, Grellman's images from the lakes and forests of the Coast Mountains carry......read more

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