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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

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

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

Huba Mountain Shelter

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This compact alpine hut is completely self-sufficient

A pair of industrial designers have dreamed up an alpine hut that can be airdropped into remote mountain zones to provide adventurers with a high-tech, self-sufficient home away from home. The “Huba, a design concept by Malgorzata Blachnicka and Michal Holcer, is designed for high-elevation places (3,280 feet above sea level and higher), where wind speeds can reach 100 feet per second.......read more

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

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

EVOL: Rural City

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German street artist creates miniature city subsumed by land

German street artist EVOL created thhis underground urban "X" in a field outside of Hamburg as part of the MS Dockville cultural festival. It took us more than a few looks to wrap our heads around the fact that these are stencils. Pretty amazing. It took him eight days to get it together. Check out a photo series of his process here.   The work is part of EVOL's......read more

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