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Solar City Tower

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Design unveiled for gigantic artificial waterfall in Rio.

Rio de Janeiro is famous for its beaches, its carnival celebrations, its rich musical traditions, and the massive Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks the whole city. For environmentalists, Rio is remembered as that hosted the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit, a landmark in global environmental awareness. When the coastal Brazilian city hosts the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, a gigantic......read more

Favela Painting

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Artists give Rio community a radiant makeover.

In Santa Marta, a hillside favela in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, two artists from Holland are using a massive art intervention to transform the community. Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn originally came to Brazil in 2005 to shoot a documentary on the vibrant favela music scene. They never left. The two stayed in Rio to form Favela Painting, an organization dedicated to creating "striking......read more

Rio Earth Summit: Success, More or Less

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Bob Keefe of the NRDC discusses mixed results

There's a saying in Portuguese, one of the few that I know: Mais ou Menos. It means more or less. Brazilians often use the phrase when you ask them how they’re doing. Mais ou Menos: Good, more or less. Looking back, with the road to Rio+20 now behind us, the expression seems to be a fitting way to sum up the successfulness of the Earth Summit. Mais ou Menos. No, the document that......read more

End Fossil Fuel Subsidies Today

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With the Rio Earth Summit in full swing, Robert Redford explains why we need to stop giving public money to dirty energy companies

Every year, around the world, almost one trillion dollars of subsidies is handed out to help the fossil fuel industry. Who came up with the crazy idea that the fossil fuel industry deserves our hard-earned money, no less in economic times of such harsh human consequence? We fire teachers, police and firemen in drastic budget cuts and yet, the fossil fuel industry can laugh all the way to the bank......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

Cabinets Of Curiosities From Steffan Dam

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Intricately Crafted Marine Life Specimens Suspended In Glass

Artist Steffan Dam produces fantastical and intricately-crafted specimens that look as though they exist in the real world. Suspended in glass jars and on plates, their forms mimic well-known creatures of the sea and budding plants. Although Dam’s work is based in imagination, his skills as a craftsman—including glass blowing, casting, and grinding—produce a hyperrealistic......read more

Spring To Come

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John Butler Trio

John Butler Trio proudly present their latest video for ‘Spring To Come’ the opening track from their acclaimed ‘Flesh & Blood’ album released earlier this year. Created by Jonathan Chong aka Dropbear, an amazing director and animator who has worked on a number of award winning videos such as Hudson and Troop’s Against The Grain. He enlisted the services of......read more

John Oliver on Antarctica

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Hilarious PSA to fend off tourism to the continent of melting ice

If you are among the terrible people considering going to Antarctica, John Oliver has a message for you: Don’t! And stop being so terrible! Actually, Antarctica sounds pretty cool, what with those cute penguins and that fresh water and that untouched la–wait, no. No, going to Antarctica is a bad, bad idea. Consider the environment. Or consider this PSA. Look, just go to Alaska,......read more

Eat Our Feelings

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Two hilarious girls show us how to make the best grilled cheeses

Sasha and Emma, two Brooklyn girls with a great sense of humor, teach us how to make grilled cheeses that will be the envy of all your friends.  We love these girls, who just started their cooking show two weeks ago. They're very funny, very cool, and the recipes and tips are super useful.  More EAT OUR FEELINGS PLEASE....read more

Wood Trio by Shaw Sisters

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From our friends at Accompany $38.00

From Accompany, globally curated and ethically edited. These spoons are sprayed with catalyzed lacquer using a spray gun and compressor. This gives them a tough hardened finish that is very durable- and in any colour! Trio includes: Spatula, Medium Spoon and Large Spoon.   Medium Spoon: 26 x 8 cm Large Spoon: 32 x 10 cm Spatula: 35 x 5 cm...read more

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