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Plastiki Completes Pacific Crossing

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60-foot sailboat built from plastic bottles docks in Sydney.

They made it! The Plastiki, a catamaran constructed from 12,500 recycled plastic bottles, slid past Sydney Opera House on Monday, four months after leaving San Francisco on a voyage across the Pacific. The awareness-raising mission was led by SHFT compadre and eco-adventurer David de Rothschild. Powered by solar panels and windmills, the Plastiki is held together by an organic glue made of sugar......read more

Oceanic Plastic Pollution Enters the Food Chain

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Fish eat plastic, you eat plastic.

Hmm... maybe banning plastic bags wasn't such a bad idea after all. The LA times reports on alarming new oceanic research from southern California, where scientists from the Algalita Marine Research Foundation and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project found bits of plastic in  the stomachs of 35% of the fish they collected off the U.S. west coast. That's a lot of fish! The......read more

A Year on the Road: Pacific Graveyard

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A ship that haunts the Oregon Coastline 106 years later

The decayed and the forgotten have long been my favorite subjects to shoot on the road. You can find them in all places and in all things, standing with integrity and tales from a time long ago. Every year, I take a drive up Highway 1 from LA to Portland with a keen eye and a car full of cameras. On this trip, I approached a beach on the northern coast of Oregon and to my wonder, from the......read more

Laura D'art: The Oregon Coast

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Take a visual road trip to the Northwest Pacific

As another weekend wraps and we vault into the work week ahead, the opportunity to hit the road seems like a world away. A little photographic escapism is just what the doctor ordered. Portland-based photographer Laura D'art has just the remedy in the form of this image log of a trip to the Oregon coast with her friends. Beautiful scenery, good food, and some local craft brews star. As Laura......read more

Rolling Huts by Olson Kundig Architects

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In Washington's North Cascades, these low-tech, low-impact structures keep it rolling

Seattle's Olson Kundig Architects are masters of the modern cabin. Whether it's a one-room island retreat or a steel box on stilts, the firm creates fascinating structures surrounded by nature, rustic yet comfy places where we would love to chill. Rolling Huts are another case in point. Designed by Olson Kundig partner Tom Kundig, Rolling Huts add massive steel wheels to the boxy shapes and......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

Backwoods Travels With Alana Paterson

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Vancouver photographer takes us on a mellow adventure around the mountains and inlets of the Pacific Northwest

With a client list that includes brands like Brixton, HUF, and Poler, Vancouver photographer Alana Paterson has carved out a well-defined commercial niche for herself. Once you have a look at her personal work, you can see why. She lives the lifestyle that those brands represent: skateboarding, camping, riding motorbikes, etc. These photos from Alana's most recent personal series, That Was Then,......read more

Wayne Levin Photography

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Mindmelting undersea photography depicts the ocean as you've never seen it before.

Wayne Levin's black and white photos of underwater worlds may leave you wondering if someone spiked your breakfast. The dreamlike, hallucinatory images depict the ocean in an exceptionally unearthly light. Beautiful stuff....read more

To Save the Planet, Save the Seas

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Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.

For the many disappointments of the recent climate talks in Copenhagen, there was at least one clear positive outcome, and that was the progress made on a program called Reducing Emissions From Deforestation and Forest Degradation. Under this program, key elements of which were agreed on at Copenhagen, developing countries would be compensated for preserving forests, peat soils, swamps and fields......read more

Free Dive

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New collection of underwater photos from Kanoa Zimmerman.

Photographer Kanoa Zimmerman, whose work focuses on human interaction with the natural environment, goes beneath the sea in a moody and mysterious new photo series, 'Free Dive,' which opened at Mollusk Surf Shop in San Francisco last weekend. For the collection, Zimmerman traveled with friends and pro surfers Mark Healy and Aamion Goodwin to Fiji, where they relied on spear fishing for......read more

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