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Made by Hand

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Community Shop opens its doors at the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs.

Commune Design and the ACE Hotel & Swim Club, just announced the opening their second Community Shop - this one in Palm Springs, California. Featuring only “handmade products by real people,” the Community Shop carries items made by artisans and craftsmen in America. The shop stocks goods from Heath Ceramics, Kathryn Bentley, Tanya Aguiniga, Free City, Greybull Nation, Robert Lewis,......read more

Palm Leaf Plates by Leafware

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Fallen palm leaves transformed into sustainable dinnerware $16.99

We're not into advocating for single-use anything around here, but there are some instances where disposable stuff is basically a must. And when it happens, you gotta do it right. Leafware brings sustainability, sturdiness, and leak resistance to the disposable dinnerware game, with a line of plates, bowls and platters made in India from fallen palm leaves. The leaves are pressed together using......read more

SHFT Sampler 9-24-10

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Weekly links: The world's biggest wind farm, cloudscapes, and a bike that makes art.

Heads in the clouds: German climate engineering firm Transsolar and Tetsuo Kondo Architects collaborated on the 'Cloudscape' exhibition at Venice Biennale. Spotted at Designboom. Artist Gulnur Ozdaglar makes jellyfish-lookin' table bowls from recycled PET bottles. Eat your Wheaties...without destroying the rainforest. Treehugger reports that General Mills will use 100% sustainable......read more

PALM ROT

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By Ryan Gillis

Investigating a mysterious explosion in the Florida Everglades, a crop-duster named Bill discovers a lone crate that survived the wreckage. Curiosity gets the better of him and he pulls the crate unto his airboat. That's just the first in a series of decisions he learns to regret. PROCESS BLOG : gillizamastudios.com/blog/category/palm-rot/ Official Selection SUNDANCE 2015 Official Selection......read more

Interview: Brian Pescador

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Palm Springs-based photographer snaps 'decisive moments' of love and adventure on film

In photography, the creative act is the click of the camera, the decision to capture what Henri Cartier-Bresson called "The Decisive Moment": "There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture." said the French master in 1957. "Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera." Brian......read more

Norman Palm, "WDYD"

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Ameoba-like paper animation by Mareike Graf

Rough day? Warm the darkened corners of your heart with this colored paper love dance, set to the devastatingly pleasant sounds of Norman Palm. "WDYD," off Palm's latest album Shore to Shore, gets the paper animation treatment courtesy of Marieke Graf, who pulled it off in one take using "three layers with paper, foil and things you find on the kitchen floor." Impressive!...read more

The Ice Woman Cometh

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From melting ice caps to volcanic hot springs, Roni Horn's art is inspired by Iceland's shifting landscape.

New York artist Roni Horn makes sculptures, drawings, photographs, and books informed by her frequent excursions to Iceland. The island nation's volatile geology, the volcanoes and the hot springs, the ice and the sea, suffuse Horn's work, which deals with metaphors of climate change and shifting identity. In one piece, columns of glacier water harken the core samples drilled by climate......read more

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