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Pallet House

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Dramatic form created from stacked shipping pallets.

Top notch architecture site BLDGBLOG points us to this inspired bit of material reuse from German architect Matthias Loebermann. The Palettenpavillon is made entirely from shipping pallets, ground anchors, and tie rods. Intended as a temporary meeting space, the structure is designed for simple dismantling and reassembly, and can be recycled in entirety. With dramatic textures and a curvilinear......read more

SHFT Sampler 9-16-10

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Weekly links: Kwangho Lee, ridiculous green advertising, and raver bikes.

Kwangho Lee's "Lifelike Design" exhibit at Design September in Brussels, which we discussed here, is up now at Hunting and Collecting. Check SlamXHype for story and pics. Nissan's ludicrous ad spot for the all-electric Leaf sedan is catching flak in the blogosphere. Advertising blog Copyranter calls it an "absolutely outrageously manipulative insensitive hubristic piece......read more

MOST Architecture: Brandbase Pallet

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Recycled pallets make for a perfect studio interior in Amsterdam.

There have been plenty of attempts to build with recycled wooden pallets, but none have quite pulled it off like the Pallet Project at the offices of Brandbase in Amsterdam. When the creative agency approached MOST Architecture to design the temporary space for their new studio, their only requirement was that it had to be furnished by recycled materials. The Dutch firm went all out with the......read more

A Sustainable Oasis in the Arabian Desert

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Norman Foster's visionary city rises outside Abu Dhabi.

When esteemed architecture firm Foster + Partners first unveiled its plans for Masdar, “the world’s first zero-carbon city” on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, it was dismissed by many as gimmicky, a Disneyland-ish attempt at sustainable planning. Well, the first phase of the Masdar development is complete, and the design's technical brilliance is dispelling those early critiques. Blending......read more

Vermont Wooden Spoon Co.

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Kitchen utensils and boards hand-carved from sustainably harvested woods. $16.00

Vermont Wooden Spoon Co. is the brainchild of wood carver Jordan Marvin, who handcrafts rustic kitchen wares from local, sustainably harvested hardwoods like cherry, maple, black walnut and apple. The range includes spoons, spatulas, ladles, salad sets, serving sets and bread and cheese boards, all of which are food-safe and sealed with a light layer of mineral oil. The......read more

Abie Abdillah: Rattan Chairs

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Sustainable seating out of Southeast Asia.

Indonesian furniture designer Abie Abdillah has a thing for rattan, the super abundant, highly renewable palm found in tropical climates around the world. Which is cool because so do we. Like bamboo, rattan is a fast-growing plant that's great for sustainable design. What makes it extra special is its strength and bendability. Designboom shared some pics of Abdillah's latest rattan......read more

SHFT Sampler 10-15-10

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Weekly links: Muji, the art of SoCal bike culture, and Bjork and Antony on the environment.

Muji is one of the most influential brands working in sustainable design today. The eco-minded Japanese retailer sells nearly 5,000 products in hundreds of stores. A new monograph from Rizzoli tells the Muji story. A new group show at UCR's Sweeney Art Gallery explores the growing cultural impact of the bicycle. Re:Cycle: Bike Culture in Southern California is up until the end of the year.......read more

SHFT Pops Up in NYC

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Our newest pop-up space opens in SoHo this week. Lots of brilliant stuff. New York, come through!

We're descending upon Manhattan this week for the latest incarnation of our pop-up series. Co-presented with pureDKNY, the store/gallery will showcase the latest and greatest in green design, alongside an art exhibition curated by Edie Kahula Pereira. The gallery cracks off tomorrow, Thursday, October 21st, with a private reception hosted by Adrian Grenier, Peter Glatzer, and Angela......read more

SHFT Sampler 10-22-10

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Weekly links: Prop 23, boats turned into buildings, and why all architecture is becoming green.

SHFT honchos Adrian Grenier and Peter Glatzer spoke to Huff Post about Prop 23. "It's about our future, period," said Peter. "Are oil companies defending their hold on our addiction? Of course they are. They'll do whatever they can to prevent clean tech from growing. That's what Prop 23 is all about." California, stand up! Vote NO on Prop 23. For whatever......read more

SHFT-pureDKNY Pop-Up Gallery/Shop

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Our store/gallery popped up in New York last week. Check out some pics of the launch.

Our pop-up store/gallery, co-presented with pureDKNY in Manhattan last week, was a sustianable good time for all involved. The gallery kicked off with a a launch party hosted by Adrian Grenier, Peter Glatzer, and Angela Lindvall. The shop/gallery featured the best in sustainable design and over 50 pieces of art curated by Edie Kahula Pereira and SHFT. The theme, like the mandate for the first......read more

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