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Still Corners "Fireflies"

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Director Christian Hansen follows synthpop duo through the Oregon desert

After a happy partnership with director Christian Sorensen Hansen on their "Berlin Lovers" video, London duo Still Corners re-enlisted him for this newish clip for "Fireflies, another track from their sophomore album Strange Pleasues. Hansen took the band to the Oregon desert to capture them amlbing in the dunes, swimming, and riding motorcycles in the sun. Watch above, and when you're done,......read more

"Eat Fresh" Indeed

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A Japanese Subway location experiments with growing its own lettuce.

It is a rare occasion that you'll find a post on SHFT commending the fast food industry, which gets a general fail for its heavy footprint and for pushing products of dubious nutritional value. In Japan, a busy Subway location in Tokyo is making a move in the right direction, with a new, enclosed hydroponic garden for growing lettuce. Adding truth to the Subway tagline "Eat Fresh,"......read more

Stockholm's Splendid Subway Art

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Swedish capital's subway system gets an artistic makeover

We tend to think of subway stations as drab, functional spaces that exist to serve one purpose: moving humans from A to B. But as we recently saw with Nick Frank's beautiful, eerie photos of the Munich subway system, that's not necessarily the case. But the subway station beautification game belongs to Sweden's largest city. Over the last 55 years, Stockholm has commissioned 150 artists to fill......read more

The End of the Line

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Stephen Mallon chronicles the repurposing of NYC subway cars.

Since 2000, the NYC Transit Authority has been dumping decommissioned subway cars into the Atlantic Ocean, where they assume new lives as artificial reefs. In Next Stop Atlantic, photographer Stephen Mallon documents the process, uncovering the melancholy of the experience. As he says in his artist statement: “Seeing these massive mechanisms being tossed into the......read more

Nick Frank: Munich Subway

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Behold the eerie, modernist beauty of these photos of deserted German subway stations

Urban design fanatics can rejoice in these pictures from German photographer Nick Frank, who stalked Munich's subway stations after hours to capture the eerie, modernist beauty of underground architecture in his hometown. Frank, who works as a creative director at an ad agency by day, has an eye for bold, basic shapes and bright colors. "I really have a graphical and minimalistic eye......read more

SHFT Sampler 10-8-10

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Weekly links: Bruce Mau on climate change, a massive new marine park, and a must-have pair of kicks.

“I think you have to paint the stick orange." - Canadian designer Bruce Mau, asked whether a carrot or stick is the more effective way to change people's habits. The Massive Change author discussed sustainability and rebranding climate change on Need to Know. An ordinary car did something extraordinary in Europe last week, when a production model Volkswagen Passat set a world record......read more

Chad Wright: Master Plan

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A sandcastle suburbia conveys the erosion of the American Dream

One of the defining features of American cities is suburban tract housing, the nearly identical lines of detached homes built after World War II. Among the first modern subdivisions is Levittown, on New York's Long Island, a model post-war development consisting built for war veterans and their families. The development was such a success that builders across the country copied the techniques,......read more

Alex MacLean: Dwelling

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Thought-provoking aerial photos of suburban development in America

The always on-point team at Faith Is Torment reminded us about the work of Alex MacLean [previously], who has flown his own plane over much of the U.S. capturing aerial photos of man-modified landscapes, from agricultural patterns to city grids. Tapping into his background in architecture, MacLean's photo practice explores the relationship between the built and natural environments. For his......read more

Substrata iPad Case

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Crafted from sustainably harvested wood. $85.00

Offer the gift of protection with the Substrata iPad box, an elegantly crafted hardwood case made from sustainably harvested timber. The handmade box features a hinged lid and interior lever so you can position your iPad hands-free at multiple angles. As a company, Substrata is all about lightening its load on the earth. From responsibly harvested woods and recycled packaging materials, to......read more

Capping the Well

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Obama moves to put a lid on oil and gas subsidies.

As he discussed in the State of the Union address, President Obama intends to cut subsidies of oil and gas companies already making money hand over fist. In the new budget, set for release sometime this month, Obama calls for a $36.5 billion dollar reduction in subsidies and tax breaks for oil and gas companies, alongside substantial increases in funding for solar, wind, and geothermal energy......read more

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