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SHFT Sampler 11-5-10

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Weekly links: A Mark Ronson bike contest, Ryan McGinley's new book, and longhairs in the wild.

Ryan McGinley's latest exhibition Life Adjustment Center features the photographer's trademark nudes posing with live, wild animals. Flavorwire has a slideshow of the strangeness. The book is available from Dashwood. We know you love the "The Bike Song" by Mark Ronson because how can you not? Now, the nice people at The Fader are giving you the chance to win a custom Republic......read more

Move Collective LLC - Bobble

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Filtered Water Bottle for Life on the Move $9.95

We all love bottled water. In fact, we are obsessed with the convenience of it. But unfortunately, drinking bottled water doesn’t lead to a sustainable future. So what should we do about it? We chose to reinvent bottled water. We developed Bobble, a revolutionary product that takes care of the planet, keeps your body hydrated, your wallet fat, and your taste buds satisfied—all while......read more

Water City

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Martin de Thurah's wet and wonderful short debuted at Shanghai Expo.

Danish director Martin de Thurah created this breathtaking bit of filmmaking for his country's exhibit at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. The quietly stunning "Water City" follows good-looking Danes as they dive, swim and splash in super slo-mo, all to the soothing sounds of Jonsi and Bach. With its focus on H2O, de Thurah's short is subtly reminscent of......read more

Greywater is Good Water

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A new report looks into the reuse potential of wastewater.

With freshwater reserves becoming more and more scarce, strategies that save and recycle water are becoming more and more important. Greywater systems, which reuse wastewater generated by sinks, baths, showers and clothes washers, are one such strategy. According to a new report published by the Pacific Institute, an Oakland, CA-based eco think tank, 50% of the water used inside U.S. homes can......read more

Yu Kawakita: Water Paintings

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H2O as material and metaphor.

The abstract works of Japanese painter Yu Kawakita capture both the rhythm of nature and the event of creation between artist and media. She makes them by applying paint or ink onto a thin layer of water covering a primed surface, then blowing on the liquid to create patterns. When the water evaporates and the paint dries, the process is frozen in time and the work is complete. "There are......read more

Water Tight

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EPA tightens regs on drinking water toxicity.

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced standards on a new set of toxic chemicals in drinking water, including perchlorate, a compound found in rocket fuel and fireworks that has already seeped into the drinking water supplies of 26 states.  The decision to control perchlorate and other chemicals in drinking water reverses a 2008 Bush administration ruling that deemed the......read more

Whatever's Clever

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Clever Little Bag, PUMA's new eco packaging, hits the market.

Sneaker shoppers will be taking home their next pair of PUMAs in something sustainable. The apparel company's new eco-conscious packaging and distribution system, which was unveiled on SHFT last year, will start hitting stores soon. Designed by Yves Behar's fuseproject studio, the so-called "Clever Little Bag" is part of PUMA's footprint reduction strategy. It's claimed that the packaging......read more

California's Dismal Water Situation

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Scientists say state's water future is "bleak."

A team of experts asked to assess California's water situation have published their findings, and it ain't a pretty picture. "Our assessment of the current water situation [in California] is bleak," says an economist involved in the research. "California has essentially run out of cheap, new water sources." Not that we didn't already know that, but if we needed any confirmation, there it......read more

Ovopur Ceramic Water Filter

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Egg-shaped Ovopur gives new meaning to water cooler talk $895.00

Ignoring the valid argument that 900 bucks for a water filter is insane, the Ovopur is the nicest we've seen. Created by France's Aquaovo, the eco-friendly design relies on natural filtration systems (and some help from gravity) to dispense pure, wholesome H2O. The unit features an Aquacristal filter made of activated carbon, quartz, copper and zinc (helping explain the lofty......read more

World Water Day Photo Feature: The Chinese Dust Bowl

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Benoit Aquin's surreal color photographs capture the otherworldly beauty of a land without water.

The Chinese Dust Bowl is an arid 400,000 square mile wasteland representing the largest ever manmade conversion of productive land into desert. It has been called "one of the greatest environmental disasters of our time." Benoit Aquin's eerie, hazy photographs call awareness to "scarce water resources, desertification, and ecological refugees in China" by revealing the devastating effects of......read more

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