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Chris Jordan: Gyre

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Historic woodcut recreated using plastic trash from the ocean

Seattle artist Chris Jordan is well known for creating large-scale works depicting mass consumption and waste. Like most people, we first heard about him via "Midway, Message From The Gyre," his Prix Pictet-nominated photo series showing the deadly effects of oceanic plastic pollution on baby albatrosses. We're new to his ongoing "Running the Numbers" series, in which he recreates historic......read more

Rewriting the Future of Paper

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With its market evaporating, a responsible paper company finds new uses for pulped wood

With more and more of us reading things on digital screens, the future of paper looks very bleak indeed. While trees around the world breathe a cautious sigh of relief, the paper industry is trying to find ways to change its fortune. At Fast Company, Ariel Schwartz informs us about a joint venture between Domtar (a paper company focused on environmental responsibility) and FP......read more

Magical 35mm Travel Photos by Jess Gough

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London photog takes us on a trip through the woods

One of the reasons why travel photos can be so compelling is that the person shooting them is out of his or her comfort zone, eyes wide open to the new stuff that surrounds them. That's definitely the case with 22-year old, London-based photographer Jess Gough, who says the best opportunities for taking pictures come on the road, without the distraction of work obligations and a buzzing cell......read more

Garden House is a Sustainable Dog Dwelling

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Smartly designed, salvaged wood doghouse sports a green roof

The way we see it, there's no reason green design shouldn't extend to four-legged friends as well. Savannah, Georgia designer Kristin M. thinks so too. Her award-winning Garden House is an imaginative and sustainable interpretation of the doghouse. Made from wood she salvaged from dumpsters in her 'hood, the structure sports a green roof lined with shower curtain plastic. The rooftop planter......read more

Fantastic Forest Paintings by Tzu-chi Yeh

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Taiwanese artist creates wonderful wooded landscape works

Wow. These are amazing. Taiwanese artist Tzu-chi Yeh creates realistically detailed paintings of forested landscapes that could easily be mistaken for photos. They're not, but you can rest assured that they come from the brush of a very talented painter. Bob Ross would be proud. It seems the art market likes Yeh's work too. One of the paintings just sold for a tidy $142,000. (via But Does It......read more

Signal Shed by Ryan Lingard

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A $10,000 micro-hideaway in the Oregon woods

When Mariah Morrow and Ryan Lingard saw an ad in the Joseph, Oregon local paper for a $47,000, 100- by 150-foot parcel of land, they lit up. "Where most people would have seen a steep, partially burned, partially logged slope that didn’t have utilities, we just saw possibilities," Mariah recalls. The Signal Shed, as they've dubbed their miniature wilderness outpost, was designed by......read more

Nature Photos by Emma Parry

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Take a leisurely jaunt through the British backwoods

Were it not for a skin affliction, Emma Parry may never have gotten into photography. "My first memory of wanting a camera and taking photos was when i was about 8 or 9," she says. "It was a little plastic fugii 35mm camera with an awful orange cow print over it, and my mum said she’d buy it for me if I would stop itching my eczema." Emma's dermatological loss is our eyeballs'......read more

Neorustica Furniture

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Lovely collection of scrap wood furniture.

Sao Paulo-based designer Brunno Jahara has unveiled a new collection of scrap wood furniture called Neorustica. Produced by NDT Brazil, a local furniture factory that specializes in working with wood leftover from construction sites, the line of 10 tables, containers and benches pay respect to the country’s rural background. Each Neorustica piece is named after a shanty town or favela in Rio de......read more

Georgia-Pacific's Lumber Conservation Plan

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Plywood giant announces it will make green lumber purchases.

Georgia-Pacific, the nation's largest manufacturer of plywood, is making a move to green up its operations. After seven long years of discussions with environmental groups and consumers, the supplier of retail giants like Home Depot and Lowes has agreed to not buy timber from environmentally sensitive areas, and to discourage landowners from clearing hardwood forests. Because the pact is......read more

Nightwood

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Reincarnated furniture, textile, and home.

Nightwood is a Brooklyn-based design studio focusing on its own brand of reconstructed furniture and textiles. Owners Myriah Scruggs and Nadia Yaron seek out sustainable fabrics and discarded wood and furniture then deconstruct and recontextualize it into their line of modern-rustic home furnishings. Nadia explained their approach in the New York Times: “We’re making furniture for people......read more

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