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The Book That Changed Everything

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Fifty years since it was first published, 'Silent Spring' is remembered as the book that started the environmental movement

In September of 1962, the first edition of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" hit bookstore shelves. Fifty years and two million copies later, the book is widely regarded as the catalyst of the modern environmental movement.  In "Silent Spring," Carson wrote in eloquent and sometimes sentimental prose about effects of manmade pesticides on the natural world -- and on humankind. A scientific......read more

Anna Aden: Lily of the Valley

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Gorgeous photos of a spring sojourn to the Swedish countryside

It's official, spring is upon us. What better way to ring it in than to swoon over some some breathtaking, back-to-nature photos. These images, from a series by Swedish photographer Anna Aden called Lily of the Valley, should do the trick. With a painterly eye for countryside scenery, Anna depicts an angelic figure lazily enjoying a warm day in nature. At only 25-years old, this girl has some......read more

Wisteria Madness at Kawachi Fuji Garden

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Purple haze! Crazy Japanese flower park features tunnel of hanging wisteria

You're probably familiar with sakura matsuri, the cherry blossom festival that takes over Japan every spring. But did you know about fuji matsuri, its wisteria counterpart that happens around the same time? Well, we didn't, but now that we do, we're much happier thank you very much.  These photos were shot at the Kawachi Fuji Garden, about a four hour drive from Tokyo, which......read more

Spring Succulent Collection

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It's spring! Brighten up the crib with six mini succulents in handpainted pots $78.00

Spring is officially here, so it's time to spruce up the pad. After your annual spring cleaning session, you may as well take the next step by adding a dose of color and life to your spot. For those of us with neither the will nor skill to pot and maintain spring flowers, The Sill's miniature succulent collection will do just the trick. The easy-care succulents can get by on very little......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

SHFT Roadtrip to Austin

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Tech meets tunes meets amazing food at SHFT's SXSW showcase, presented with The Weather Channel and Ford

For SHFT's maiden voyage to SXSW, we packed in a lot of great stuff into one SHFT-y day in Austin. The Weather Channel, a new SHFT partner, produced a panel, "Climate Change and the Individual," with us and we announced our first app, Food Tripping, which we built with Ford.   We had our cameras in tow to capture an amazing farm-to-plate meal by chef Sonya Cote on Springdale Farm, with......read more

Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit

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Goal Zero's solar generator kit silently cranks out clean backup power $1,999.99

With a peak output of 1,250 watts, Goal Zero's Yeti 1250 is powerful enough for large-scale applicances. And unlike traditional diesel generators, there's no loud sound or stinky exhaust. Perfect for off-the-grid travels into the bush, or for power blackouts at home. The Yeti collects a full power charge in 20-22 hours with the two included Boulder 30 solar panels, or 16-20 hours with AC power.......read more

Epuron spot

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Classic wind energy viral is like a silent movie with sound.

Hilarious and heartwrenching wind energy PSA from 2007 won a Gold Lion at Cannes and became a massive viral hit. You can see why. Directed by The Vikings, a (now defunct) European directing trio, the piece conjures Buster Keaton and Mel Brooks, like a silent movie with sound. A must (re)watch....read more

Food Tripping: The Curated Collection

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To celebrate the launch of Food Tripping, we put together a collection of on-the-road essentials for spring travels

Hibernation season is over. It's time to pack the bags and leave winter in your rear view mirror. To commemorate the launch of Food Tripping, our new app which guides you to good eats, we put together a small sampling of essential products for the road ahead. From sustainable sunglasses to off-grid power generators, you'll find all of your traveling must-haves here....read more

Cupcake Garden

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Adorable springtime garden gift $20.00

Plant some springtime fun with this miniature seed starting kit. Designed exclusively for terrain, each giftable kit contains an eco-concrete cupcake pot, organic soil, and seeds to grow a tiny crop of wheatgrass....read more

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