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Ars Natura: Fragile Blue Globe

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The story of the COP15 logo.

The sketchy, ephemeral blue globe which served as the official logo for the COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen has in interesting story. The UN in conjunction with the Danish Ministry of Culture launched a design competition in the early part of the year to create an identity for what would become the most important climate summit in history. The judges received hundreds of entries and selected a......read more

The Blue Planet by 3XN

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The latest incarnation of the Denmark Aquarium mimics the waves of the sea

The swirling Blue Planet aquarium in Copenhagen, designed by Danish studio 3XN, has recently opened to the public, and it's a spectacular building to say the least. Designed to resemble a wave or a whirlpool, the waterfront structure appears to melt into the ocean. The building comprises a series of curved wings, designed to mimic the shapes generated by swirling water, and is clad in shimmering......read more

The Bike Porter

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A sleek, minimal interpretation of the classic bike basket

There's no denying the practicality of having a bike basket. With capacity for everything from carry goods to groceries, baskets make bombing around town on your bike way easier. The problem is that they they're generally clunky and ugly. This design from Copenhagen Works, spotted at Cool Hunting, answers the call and then some. Dubbed the Bike Porter, the design integrates a front basket with......read more

he popularity of marijuana edibles has been one of the big surprises of the seismic culture shift we are undergoing around weed. Maybe it’s because of the increasing social disdain around smoking anything, or maybe it’s part of that whole foodie thing, but edibles are big business. In Colorado alone, more than 5 million edible marijuana products were sold (and presumably......read more

Earth Day Mashup: Beach Boys vs. Phillip Glass

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Stirring short featuring footage from "There Once Was an Island"

SHFT compadre and Honey Brothers member Ari Gold (no not the Entourage one) just sent over this moving bit of video based on an idea that came to him in a dream. While sleeping, Ari's unconscious mind offered up the idea of combining the harmonious pop of Beach Boys with the classical avant-garde of Philip Glass. Inspiration in hand, Ari mashed up the 1962 Beach Boys ballad "The Lonely Sea" with......read more

Interview Mag: SHFT/pureDKNY Pop Up

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Interview Mag scopes out the sustainable products at the SHFT/pure DKNY pop up gallery in NYC

With products ranging from photographs to longboards to a keyboard made of bamboo, the SHFT pop-up store shines a light on ecologically-minded design. At last night's opening, partygoers checked out vases made from recycled glass and stools made from rattan poles. Founders Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer were joined in the festivities by Angela Lindvall, former co-host of their Alter-Eco......read more

Iron and Wine "Joy"

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Surreal video from Hayley Morris combines watercolor rotoscopes with stop-motion animation

Brooklyn-based animator Hayley Morris (previously) spent three months crafting the visuals for "Joy," an earnest slice bit of psych-pop from Iron and Wine's fifth album, Ghost on Ghost. Taking her inspiration the song's lyric, "Deep inside the heart of this crazy mess I’m only calm when I get lost within your wilderness," Morris hand-painted watercolor illustrations of a woman and projected......read more

Mind-Boggling Photos of Magnified Booze

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Under a microscope, crystallized alcohol becomes abstract art

Have you ever wondered what liquor looks like under a microscope? Neither have we. Couldn't be that interesting, could it? Matter of fact, it could. The images above depict crystallized compounds of various drinks shot under a polarized light microscope. The resulting photos feature hallucinogenic washes of color and trippy patterns that could easily pass as abstract art. And indeed they do. The......read more

Mates of State, "Palomino"

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Handpainted, rotoscope animation by Jimi Patterson

2011 marks the 10th wedding anniversary for Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, aka Mates of State, and what better way to ring it in than with a new collection of lively pop music? "Palomino," the opening cut from Mates of State's new album Mountaintops, is soaring jam that hits in all the right spots. In the video for the tune, director/animator Jimi Patterson......read more

Nicholas Alan Cope: Whitewash

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Stark, abstract photos of modern architecture in Los Angeles

Since moving to LA from Maryland in 2002, Nicholas Alan Cope has been documenting the infrastructure of his adopted hometown in stark, black-and-white photos. Those images of the city's geometric modern architecture are collected in a new book, "Whitewash," out this month on powerHouse. Cope relies on stark abstraction and the power of contrast to deliver what looks to be a surreal and special......read more

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