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Lucid Stead by Phillip K. Smith

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Artist transforms Joshua Tree homesteader shack into luminous installation

On California artist Phillip K Smith III's five-acre property in Joshua Tree, there sits an old homesteader's cabin, a plain Jane structure with a history that dates back seventy years. For "Lucid Stead," a week-long project in October, Smith added a new chapter to the cabin's history, transforming the building's exterior into a large-scale light installation. By day, the shack’s......read more

On the Plane

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Aerial perspectives from Phillip Kalantzis Cope

At SHFT, we're not shy about admitting our love for aerial photography. For most of us, however, the closest we'll come to capturing images of the earth from above is snapping camera phone pictures out of an airplane window. Sadly, these always miss the extraordinary feeling one gets when looking down from the sky. With his "On the Plane" series, Phillip Kalantzis-Cope hits the mark we......read more

Jim Denevan: Siberia

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Frozen land art photographed by Peter Hinson.

Jim Denevan is an modern day renaissance man. Famous for his mega-sized land art works, the Californian artist is also an accomplished chef whose traveling Outstanding in the Field project connects people with local ingredients and producers. Denevan's art is all about nature's ephemeral moments. “For me, marking the earth is an opportunity to measure and consider what is directly at hand......read more

A Sustainable Olympic Village

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In Vancouver, the Athlete's Village shoots for LEED Gold...and beyond.

They’re calling it “the greenest neighbourhood in the world.” Built on an abandoned brownfield site, the 1.5 million square foot 2010 Vancouver Olympic athlete's village is the crown jewel in the City's sustainability plan. The list of green features at the eight-block site runs long: rainwater harvesting, green roofs, upgraded insulation, and interiors containing low-VOC......read more

SHFT Sampler 10-01-10

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Weekly links: A milk carton castle, Vancouver time-lapse amazingness, and the best chicken coop ever.

How do you break the world record for largest sculpture made of recycled materials? Get a bunch of kids to do the work for you! Inhabitat reports on 5,000 Spanish elementary kids collecting 50,000 containers to make a record-breaking castle of milk cartons. You've seen Simon Christen's stunningly epic time-lapse portrait of San Francisco. Now check out a similarly amazing video that......read more

HOUS.E Plus by Polifactory

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A conceptual sustainable home that generates both energy and food

This futuristic home concept, developed by Polifactory for British Columbia's 100 Mile House design competition, makes use of every sustainable technology imaginable to produce food and energy for its inhabitants. Dubbed HOUS.E+, the residence is constructed from rammed earth walls (using soil excavated on-site) that act like breathing structures that allow air exchange without significant......read more

Vanguard Bikes

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Italian firm ewo comes through with an energy efficient, LED street light solution.

Designed in Singapore, made in Portland, Vanguard Bikes specializes in restoring and customizing vintage bike frames into fresh new rides. The company's output is 'limited edition' at its most extreme. Each bike is a one-off that will never be duplicated. What unites their work is a deep understanding of bike design history, and an unwavering commitment to bikeriding's soulful......read more

Van Gogh's The Bedroom Turned Into Airbnb

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From The Art Institute Of Chicago

At the Art Institute of Chicago, it’s now possible to stay in a bedroom that Vincent van Gogh had immortalized through his post-Impressionist work. His iconic painting titled The Bedroom was translated into a life-size replica and features all of the details from its namesake, including: thick, sculptural brush strokes; distressed green floorboards; and a haphazard arrangement of furniture......read more

SHFT Sampler 10-8-10

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Weekly links: Bruce Mau on climate change, a massive new marine park, and a must-have pair of kicks.

“I think you have to paint the stick orange." - Canadian designer Bruce Mau, asked whether a carrot or stick is the more effective way to change people's habits. The Massive Change author discussed sustainability and rebranding climate change on Need to Know. An ordinary car did something extraordinary in Europe last week, when a production model Volkswagen Passat set a world record......read more

Going for Olympic Green

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Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki offers his take on the greenness of the games.

Several people have asked me if the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics will be the greenest games yet. The answer may be yes—if we’re talking about the abundance of greenery and lack of snow brought on by record high temperatures during one of the earliest spring seasons the city has experienced. With respect to environmental impact, all Olympic Games leave a very large footprint. Thousands of......read more

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