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Recycloop

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Outdoor public art pavilion in Dordecht, Netherlands made from kitchen sinks.

More great repurposing ingenuity from the land of windmills and tulips. In Dordecht, Netherlands, the Dutch architecture firm 2012Architecten recently erected Recycloop, a small public pavilion for showing art. Visitors can view the art inside through the sinks' drains and a hidden door grants visitors access within the structure. Visitors are asked to clean their vegetables elsewhere.......read more

Mobius

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Amazing amalgamation of sculpture and stop-motion animation

Video clips don't come any more captivating than this. With a commission from Melbourne's Federation Square, the environmental designers at Eness studio built a series of triangular sculptures then shot them in various configurations around the city. The result is this next-level interpretation of public art. The hypnotic stop motion animation was shot over a period of two weeks, with each shot......read more

Massive Fish Sculptures Made from Recycled Bottles in Rio

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Epic beach installation offers poignant comment on ocean pollution

In Rio de Janeiro, where world leaders are meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), two gigantic fish are rising from Botafogo Beach. The public art installation has been created entirely from discarded plastic bottles collected on and around the beach. By day, the plastic sculptures shimmer in the sun, against the gorgeous backdrop of Rio's mountains. By night, the big......read more

Sculpture by the Sea, Denmark

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A free public art festival returns to Aarhus on the Danish coast

Whether you're talking about food, fashion, music, or art, Denmark is a veritable hotbed of culture (not to mention one of the greenest countries in the world). The coastal town of Aarhus contributes to the vibrant cultural community by playing host to Sculpture by the Sea, a huge outdoor sculpture exhibition that runs through the month of June. First launched in 1997, the festival takes place in......read more

Ai Weiwei: Forever Bicycles

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Dissident Chinese artist showing famous bike installation in Toronto

Superstar contemporary artist Ai Weiwei unveiled the latest rendition of his incredible bicycle sculpture last weekend in Toronto. "Forever Bicycles" is the centerpiece of this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the annual all-night art event that takes over the streets of the city. This marks the first time that the Chinese dissident artist has shown the installation in public, outdoor space. With......read more

3 Ideas for Stimulating Green Growth

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Why cutting carbon emissions is good for the economy

With the new year underway, we are at a crossroads. While the world economy doggedly refuses to turn around, global warming continues to accelerate, posing increasing threats to vulnerable communities. Many, like our friendly Republican presidential candidates, argue that dealing with climate change in the midst of an economic crisis will hinder recovery efforts. The truth, as Manish Bapna......read more

Stockholm's Splendid Subway Art

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Swedish capital's subway system gets an artistic makeover

We tend to think of subway stations as drab, functional spaces that exist to serve one purpose: moving humans from A to B. But as we recently saw with Nick Frank's beautiful, eerie photos of the Munich subway system, that's not necessarily the case. But the subway station beautification game belongs to Sweden's largest city. Over the last 55 years, Stockholm has commissioned 150 artists to fill......read more

Nick Frank: Munich Subway

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Behold the eerie, modernist beauty of these photos of deserted German subway stations

Urban design fanatics can rejoice in these pictures from German photographer Nick Frank, who stalked Munich's subway stations after hours to capture the eerie, modernist beauty of underground architecture in his hometown. Frank, who works as a creative director at an ad agency by day, has an eye for bold, basic shapes and bright colors. "I really have a graphical and minimalistic eye......read more

Transits

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Ursula Damm's trippy generative video of commuters in Basel, Switzerland

With this tripped-out video, artist Ursula Damm has managed to take one of life's most mundane activites -- commuting -- and turn it into a mind-bending work of art. For the "Transits" video, Damm recorded trolleys and other traffic cruising around the streets of downtown Basel, Switzerland. She then ran the footage through custom software made by collaborator Martin Schneider, creating a......read more

Original Series: PSAs

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SHFT produced a series of Public Service Announcements around recent environmental policy.

SHFT co-founder Peter Glatzer made a PSA in support of California's proposed ban on plastic bags and set it to the Radiohead song Fake Plastic Trees. SHFT was then approached by a political action committee, Green Technology Leadership Group, to do a series of PSA's to fight Prop 23 - a dirty oil bill intended to reverse the states landmark enviornmental bills which were voted into law four......read more

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