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Straight Line Designs

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Offbeat custom furniture designs from Justin Beaumont.

Straight Line Designs are anything but. The 25-year old design workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia produces custom furniture, installations and private commissions with an offbeat, quirky sense of humor. Run by Judson Beaumont, Straight Line uses a wide variety of materials including local maple and pine that's been ravaged by pine beetles and is considered unfit for most commercial......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

L41 House: Compact Condo of the Future

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Less is more with Michael Katz's tiny, affordable prefab

What's the minimum amount of square feet a human needs for a home to be a home? According to Vancouver architect Michael Katz: 220. That's how big he and artist/designer Janet Corne made their L41 ("All For One") house, a compact, modular prefab that answers the twin calls of sustainability and affordability. "The major objective of the L41 home is to play a part in mass-producing houses......read more

Eco-Friendly Stool/Table by Pfeifer Studio

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Crosscut pine trunks shaped into colorful furniture pieces $219.00

Combining rustic, natural design vibes with vibrant contemporary colors, these chunks of sustainably-harvested pine wood do double duty as stools or tables. With inspiration from traditional Southwestern architecture and American Colonial-era finishes and techniques, the pieces are cut from solid pine wood and hand-painted using milk-based finishes. They come in five colors (Dove Gray, Federal......read more

Judson Beaumont: Tree Rings

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Playful stump furniture that lights up at night

In British Columbia, the mountain pine beetle has devastated huge swaths of forest over the past decade or so, thanks in part to warmer winter temperatures. But there is a minor silver lining, in the sense that beetle-killed wood is a readily-accessible and weirdly sustainable material for B.C. designers and architects. These playful pieces of stump furniture, created by Vancouver-based......read more

Aaron Huey: Images of the Lakota Sioux

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Photographer and storyteller writes about his work on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

From photojournalist/activist Aaron Huey: "They made us many promises, more than I can remember. But they kept but one - They promised to take our land...and they took it." 
- Chief Red Cloud Over the past seven years I have made many stories, but one project has come to own me. It is the story of the Oglala Lakota, who live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near South Dakota's Black......read more

Weston Speaker

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Bluetooth Reclaimed Wood Speakers Handmade from Salvaged Pine $390.00

The best reclaimed gift we've found as of late.  Nicely done, Weston. Handmade item Materials: Class T Tripath Audio Amp, Bluetooth, Aluminum Woofers, Reclaimed Wood, Printers Pine, Neodymium Dome Tweeter Made to order Made in America ...read more

Marie Louise "Happiness Has A Hole"

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CG dreamscape by the multitalented Michael Fragstein

Here is some next-level 3D animation to set your weekend off on the right note. The CG piece, created by Michael Fragstein of Büro Achter April studio in Stuttgart, combines playful whimsy with minimal austerity in a surreal, dreamy animation that surprises at every turn. The song you hear is the solo piano version of Marie Louise's "Happiness Has A Hole"-- a digital bonus......read more

Camera in Motion: Photos by Rolf Sachs

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Scenic alpine sojourn captured in transit

The train route from Chur, Switzerland to Tirano, Italy traverses snow-capped mountains, forested expanses and quaint alpine villages. London-based artist and designer Rolf Sachs takes us with him along this dramatic passage in "Camera in Motion," a collection of photographs shot from a moving train. Sachs shot 12,000 photos in the span of a year during his trips between the two cities, with each......read more

SBW Stool by Miles & May

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American-made seating in reclaimed heart pine and black steel $815.00

Led by designer Brandon Phillips, upstate NY furniture maker Miles & May finds inspiration in the idiosyncrasies of salvaged wood to create warm, functional pieces for the home. The SBW Stool is a good example of Phillips' well-considered approach to material and form. The stool's seat is made from reclaimed "heart pine" -- the non-living center of the pine tree trunk, which woodworkers love......read more

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