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A Year on the Road: Mirror Pond

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Revisiting my favorite place in autumn to reflect on the year

One winding autumn drive through Oak Creek Canyon in Northern Arizona brought me to a place that I've been coming back to every year since. I return to a cove with such spectacular reflections that you actually get lost in what's real and what's mirrored. It's the perfect place to reflect within, listen, and watch the patterns glitter in the speckled sun. My mirror pond.  Mediation......read more

Nana Yoshimura: Accumulation of Margin

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Photo series with a scientific name is a poetic reflection on light and life

In geology, "accumulation of margin" refers loosely to the process of sedimentation that takes place between oceanic and continental crust. At the margin, the earth builds upon itself. In this poetic series of blurry, washed-out images from Japanese photographer Yoshimura Nana, light itself is both medium and margin, connecting artist and viewer. "I recognize my consciousness brought from one......read more

The Square: Photos by Seokmin Ko

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Reflections of landscapes

In The Square, an ongoing project from Seokmin Ko, the Seoul-based artist explores landscape and/of the self, holding a square mirror in varied surroundings then photographing the results. Positioned just so, the mirror perfectly reflects the frame of road, field, or sea where it is centered. The only clue of the artist's presence are the hands gripping each side of the mirror. The......read more

Ars Natura: The Art of Reflection

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Yunior Marino reflects on the rhythms of nature.

A small but influential gallery in Mexico called MYTO, which helped launch Fabian Pena to MAD fame (amazing exhibit through October in New York), represents several other inspiring Latin American artists. One of my newfound favorites is Cuban Yunior Marino. Marino creates “photographic paintings” framing, cropping and assembling simple photographs of nature into epic mental......read more

Lifepod: A Portable Living Capsule

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From Kyu Che Studio

San Francisco-based architecture and design studio Kyu Che developed a sustainable and portable capsule unit called ‘Lifepod’. The concept design is based on the Mongolian ger, a round tent covered with skins typically used by nomads, it also takes a page from automotive RV technologies. Conceived in 1997, the idea aims to let users escape into a forest, lake or beach in a......read more

Better To Go Raw: 8 Vegetables It's Better To Eat Raw

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You'll get the most out of these cancer-fighting cruciferous veggies if you don't cook them

Cooking vegetables is usually a good idea: Heat breaks down cell walls, releasing antioxidants. But heating cruciferous vegetables (part of the Brassicae family) actually destroys their unique anti-carcinogenic potential. That’s because crucifers, unlike other types of vegetables, are high in glucosinolate, a plant compound that produces naturally occurring small molecules called......read more

Pop Up Inflatable Planetarium in London

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From Loop.pH a silver mylar pneumatically inflated cocoon of the cosmos

We just learned today of this pop up, and can only hope there's a plan to travel this incredible installation. Last November, nestled under London’s A13 highway, was a mysterious glowing orb that invited visitors to crawl inside and look at the cosmos. They call it Osmo and it was designed by the London studio Loop.pH for the city’s annual Light Night Canning Town. The......read more

Saving Our Way to Cleaner Air

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Want cheaper gas and a stable economy? Keep combating climate change

Margo T. Oge for The Huffington Post: It's the end of 2014, and we are enjoying a remarkable convergence. Gas prices are down, the auto industry is booming and we have the most environmentally clean vehicle fleet ever. In fact, if we'd been listening to industry over the past several decades, this should be an impossible confluence of events. These industries repeatedly told Americans that......read more

Smart Web Platform Diverts Energy Waste to Charity

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Ohmconnect offers users cash or charitable donations in exchange for saved energy during peak hours

From writer Rachel Signer and our friends at Collectively: Maybe you've heard of smart homes, where devices and appliances are connected so they can "talk" to each other. Well, they're getting smarter, and greener.  Imagine: it's around 6pm, and people are arriving home from work. Everybody turns on their lights, stoves, and heating or air conditioning all at once, placing demand on the......read more

Upstart SF Restaurant Looks to Redefine Food Sustainability

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In a quest to face climate change head on, The Perennial pushes way beyond farm-to-table cuisine

Twilight Greenaway for Civil Eats: In the quest to shave off distance from field to plate, today’s chefs and restaurants have devised a range of creative solutions–from growing tomatoes on their own rooftops to sourcing fruit from their customers’ backyards. The Perennial, a soon-to-open San Francisco eatery, plans to take the business of local sourcing several steps......read more

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