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McSwain and Chambard: Off the Grid

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Outdoor product design comes indoors for an exhibition at NYC's Gallery R'Pure

As lovers of both product design and the great outdoors, we're pretty into this collaborative project from designers François Chambard of UM Project and Frederick McSwain. Currently on display at Gallery R’Pure  in NYC, "Off the Grid" is an eclectic collection of objects inspired by the outdoors.  Included among the items are a tent that doubles as lighting, travel......read more

Kaktus by Artecnica

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Indoor/outdoor stool (or storage!) made of 100% recycled aluminum $250.00

Kaktus is a recycled aluminum stool originally introduced by Artecnica in 2008. Now it's back in a variety of colors as part of the company's Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Designed by Artecnica co-founder Enrico Bressan, the Kaktus draws inspiration from the Staghorn Cholla cactus, with a skeletal design that is both super lightweight and surprisingly sturdy. The versatile piece works well both......read more

Stump Stools

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Handsome indoor/outdoor stools made from a fallen Northwest rainforest maple tree . $570.00

Vancouver-based Cumulus Project is an online concept store offering one unique object for sale at any given time. Once it sells, the next item is unveiled. The project debuts with this wonderful set of three Stump Stools made from a fallen maple tree found on the forest floor in Storm Bay, B.C. The upholstery is white leather and copper tacks over sustainably-harvested-latex foam. Small,......read more

Jake Stangel: Americans Outside

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Crispy travel photos shot in the Great Outdoors

If there was ever a photographer whose ouevre makes us want to beeline for the nearest ocean, lake, or forest, it's Jake Stangel. Based in San Francisco, Stangel travels around the country documenting different lifestyles, from orange farmers in Florida to surfers in Oregon. He explains his approach: "When I am setting up a shot, I'm trying to directly, purely relay my experience -- what I see,......read more

Mark Wickens Snaps Sweet Wilderness Pics

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Photos shot in NorCal convey the ethereal beauty of the outdoors.

Born in London, England, Mark Wickens lived in New York and New Orleans before settling to San Francisco, where he currently spends his days working as an architect. On the weekend, when he feels inspired, he packs up his camera and heads for the Great Outdoors to shoot photos.  "Usually, I’ll head out into the wilderness and see how things develop," he says. "Here in Northern......read more

Levi Jackson: Nature Installation

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Outdoor works from a young Utah artist.

A recent recipient of a BFA in Sculpture from Brigham Young University, Levi Jackson heads outdoors to build installations in natural settings, which he photographs then dismantles. An eco-conscious thread runs through his work. "ReIntroduction," a Jackson piece from earlier this year, offers a powerful comment on a failed oil well in the Utah countryside. The well, which was abandoned......read more

Doug Aitken 'Migration'

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Outdoor film installation captures wild animals in the unlikeliest of settings – motel rooms.

Doug Aitken's film installation 'Migration,' in which wild animals of North America are placed in curiously human domains, makes a powerful statement on the domestication of the wild and our isolation from nature. For the piece, the California artist hired animal wranglers from the TV and movie industries to bring the creatures in front of cameras in rented motel rooms. The work......read more

Recycloop

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Outdoor public art pavilion in Dordecht, Netherlands made from kitchen sinks.

More great repurposing ingenuity from the land of windmills and tulips. In Dordecht, Netherlands, the Dutch architecture firm 2012Architecten recently erected Recycloop, a small public pavilion for showing art. Visitors can view the art inside through the sinks' drains and a hidden door grants visitors access within the structure. Visitors are asked to clean their vegetables elsewhere.......read more

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