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Aug 12, 2013

Inspired by Nature: KUSA Grass Flip Flops

KUSA Grass Flip Flops

Just when you thought you've seen it all, then along comes a grassy pair of flip flops that will make you feel like an urban flower child.

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Jun 06, 2013

Waterfalls of the Columbia Gorge

"Experiment with Nature" is the excellent blog of Schwood Eyewear, makers of super cool handmade wooden sunglasses. They've started a new series called " 'Field Trip', a series of exploration videos

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Jun 03, 2013

Camping in Style: The North Face Dome Tent

North Face Dome Tent

A bold geodesic dome tent that looks like a modern igloo? Yes, please.

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May 29, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: May 29, 2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

Just to be clear, what you're looking at right there is an actual 1953 Volkswagen Beetle that's been morphed into a perfect sphere. (!!!)    

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Feb 01, 2013

Amazing Aerial Photos of Colorful Fields in the Netherlands

For the same reason I get a kick out of this bright pink lake in Senegal or these colorfully striped mountains in China, the amazing colors and abstract geometric shapes of these aerial photos of

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Dec 17, 2012

Video: Wakeboarding Through a Cranberry Bog

Along with egg nog and fruitcake, cranberries are amoung the most divisive holiday foodstuffs. Those who like 'em like 'em, and those who don't will likely not change their mind.

But nobody not nobody won't dig on this mesmerizing video of professional wakeboarders Ben Horan and Brian Grubb being pulled through the flooded bogs of Wisconsin, filmed in all its high-speed, colorful wavemaking, undulating goodness.   

A crew from RedBull visited "[traveled] to Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin, for one of the most aesthetically pleasing wakeskating sessions you will ever see. Watch what happens when some of the world's best wakeskaters take

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Oct 17, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: October 17, 2012

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Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Artist Mike Boon created an alphabet from candy, in which each letter is built from a sweet that starts with the same.

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Sep 20, 2012

What Happens If a Color-Changing Squid Listens to Old School Hip Hop?

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Many squids, octopuses, and other mollusks (as well as some fish, amphibians, and reptiles) have chromatophores, specialized cells containing pigmentsthat can change the color of the skin. These cells respond to electrical impulses from the muscles, which means they can also respond to specific frequencies in the audible spectrum, namely 100 hz, or the bass frequencies of musical instruments.

Which means...a squid's chromatophores will react and change color with the beat of some deep, grimey beats! To see it in action, check out this amazing video:

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Jul 13, 2012

A Naturally Occurring Bright Pink Lake

Lake Retba, in the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, is also known by another name - Lac Rose. Why? Well, for one reason, the entire lake is colored bubblegum pink.  

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Apr 24, 2012

The 50 Most Beautiful Places on Earth

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In honor of the Earth Day celebrations over the weekend, Examiner.com collected some incredible photos of some of the most amazing natural landscapes, rock formations, and otherwise outdoor goodness.  

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Apr 18, 2012

Tiny Little Worlds on the Edge of Destruction

NYC-based artist Thomas Doyle creates beautiful miniature sculptures teetering on the brink of disaster. "The pieces in Doyle's 1:43 scale series feature demolished, buried and over-the-edge houses, pristine green landscapes, and tiny human figures. Domestic yet catastrophic, these intricate miniature worlds reminds us the power of nature and how small we really are."

   

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Mar 22, 2012

A Tent Suspended from the Trees

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Now this is one cool tent. Part hammock and part tent, the Tentsile is suspended in the air by anchoring it high up to three trees (and one anchor in the ground). While it seemed a little outlandish to me at first, this design makes total sense for people camping in places with uneven or muddy ground. Or for people that decide to camp above viper pits too I suppose.  

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Mar 07, 2012

Blow My Mindsday: March 7, 2012

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Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

So, this fractal mineral art is an actual geological find. As in, made by nature, colors and everything.

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Mar 02, 2012

Video: The World's Largest Rope Swing

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A bunch of brave souls went to Corona Arch in Moab, Utah and rigged up, presumably, the world's largest rope swing. The rope was anchored to the rock in five different places using some seriously heavy duty gear. The swing itself is 150 ft, and the intial free fall 130 ft. And the best part: they captured everything with stunning quality in this beautiful video.

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Click play to watch this amazing footage, and then be sure to check out the equally interesting making of below:  

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Feb 07, 2012

Baby Octopus

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If you've been waiting for someone to give you that one blog post that's gonna make today a great one...this is me, obliging.  

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Feb 01, 2012

Cabin Porn - Droolworthy Doses of Escapism

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As some of you may know, I live in the concrete jungle of New York. Honestly, it can be overwhelming sometimes. I miss nature, hiking, and all things rustic. Well, I just discovered a Tumblr blog that will help cure those melancholy nostalgic states: Cabin Porn. That's right…nothing but photo after beautiful photo of fantasy-inducing cabins. Please try not to drool on your keyboard...   

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Jan 10, 2012

Antarctica or a Plastic Bag?

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If I told you these were photos from a cavern in Antarctica, you just might believe me, right? But the truth is, these striking images by François Delfosse are actually the "view" from inside a plastic bag.  

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Dec 05, 2011

Original Artwork...Drawn By Trees?

Artist Tim Knowles has created a series called, "Tree Drawings", in which he connects pens and brushes to the branches of trees, allowing their natural sway in movement in the wind to create the design.

The results are amazing, and quite surprising. Check them out:

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"A series of drawings produced using drawing implements attached to the tips of tree branches, the wind’s effects on the tree, recorded on paper.  Like signatures each drawing reveals the different qualities and characteristics of each tree."

Reminds me a bit of the bicycle drawing machine.

Tree Drawings [Tim Knowles]

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