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Dream Landscapes by Samantha Keely Smith

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Shadowy, mystical paintings that play at the edge of abstraction

We don't feature a lot of painting on SHFT. There's no explicit reason for that, maybe it relates to the fact that photography shows actual stuff happening in the real world, whereas painting happens in a studio. In any case, every once in a while we come across brushwork that's too good not to post. Here would be such an occasion. British-born, NYC-based artist Samantha Keely Smith creates......read more

In a Haze: Samantha Casolari Photography

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Recent work from the Brooklyn-based photographer.

Samantha Casolari's career as a photographer occurred by coincidence. Born in Italy, Casolari moved to Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 20 on a student exchange. Overwhelmed by culture shock, Casolari took refuge in the library, where she spent long hours pouring over photography books. Those lonely days inspired a new career shooting photos. Now living in Brooklyn, Casolari works as a......read more

Smith & Gill Architecture: Great City

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Green-focused, pedestrian-first satellite city planned for China

China's hyper-dense urban centers tend to conjure images of huge crowds, gridlocked traffic, and polluted air. The Great City, now under construction near the city of Chengdu, aims to be anything but that. Designed by Chicago firm Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture, the Great City is a plan for a sustainability-focused, pedestrian-based satellite city that 80,000 people will......read more

There’s nothing inherently liberal about renewable energy. You could be waaaay out there on the fringes of conservative thought — you could want to kill Social Security and Medicare, zero out the tax rate, and make children pay to go to elementary school — and you could still be a fan of solar panels and wind turbines. That said, clean energy has a reputation for......read more

Handmade Jewelry Containing Bits Of Nature

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From Sarah Smith, AKA Modern Flower Child

Coos Bay, Oregon-based artist Sarah Smith (aka ModernFlowerChild) hand-crafts each of these beautiful botanical jewelry pieces. She produces collections with fragments of nature embedded within transparent resin, allowing you to carry a bit of natural beauty with you at all times. Each ornament is entirely individual and the artist has a range of earrings, pendants, and bangles......read more

he popularity of marijuana edibles has been one of the big surprises of the seismic culture shift we are undergoing around weed. Maybe it’s because of the increasing social disdain around smoking anything, or maybe it’s part of that whole foodie thing, but edibles are big business. In Colorado alone, more than 5 million edible marijuana products were sold (and presumably......read more

The pope’s climate encyclical is scheduled to drop June 18. Just in time for summer beach reading! I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, in neighborhoods filled with what felt like a United Nations of Catholics (Polish, Ukrainian, Irish, Chaldean, Greek, among others). I was impressed both at how my neighbors loved the pope — but also with how they deftly worked around those aspects......read more

Ghostpoet "Cold Win"

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UK beatsmith shares beautifully shot new video

"Cold Win," the second single from Ghostpoet's sophomore album Some Say I So I Say Light, has a new video courtesy of director Cyrille De Vignemont. The French director outfits the somber, cinematic track with some mysterious visuals that find Ghostpoet (aka Obaro Ejimiwe) himself inside a car that appears to be underwater. Then, during the chorus, we are treated with sweeping landscape shots......read more

Murray Carter, Master Bladesmith

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The 17th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith tells his story in a great short video by Cineastas

Born in eastern Canada, Murray Carter traveled to Japan at the age of 18, a move that changed his life forever. There, a chance encounter at a knife shop led to a six-year apprenticeship with a Master Bladesmith. After a six-year tutelage, he became the 17th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith. Today, after more than 25 years learning the craft, he runs Carter Cutlery on the outskirts of......read more

Lucid Stead by Phillip K. Smith

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Artist transforms Joshua Tree homesteader shack into luminous installation

On California artist Phillip K Smith III's five-acre property in Joshua Tree, there sits an old homesteader's cabin, a plain Jane structure with a history that dates back seventy years. For "Lucid Stead," a week-long project in October, Smith added a new chapter to the cabin's history, transforming the building's exterior into a large-scale light installation. By day, the shack’s......read more

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