Carolyn Finken

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Bone-Dry California Is Turning To The Ocean For Water, But There's A Catch

A massive new plant that removes salt from sea water was just completed in Southern California. But the plant represents a hard choice in a state that is facing ever more dire water shortages.<p>The story of Southern California is, famously, one about water. And this week, a new chapter in that story …

Sara Maitland: 'My subconscious was cleverer than my conscious in choosing to live alone'

<b>How did you come to live the solitary life? Was it a sudden decision or did it evolve gradually?</b><br>I didn't seek solitude, it sought me. It evolved gradually after my marriage broke down. I found myself living on my own in a small country village. At first I was miserable and cross. It took me between …

Anything But Quiet: New Age Now

<i>Secondhands is a column that examines music of the past through a modern lens.</i><p>Connecticut, 1992: I’m 10 years old and lying on the floor of my bedroom, listening to a new age tape with my mom. The music on the tape doesn’t sound anything like <i>Ride the Lightning</i> by Metallica or <i>Unplugged</i> by Mariah …

Lean Back: Being at the Corporate Table Can Be Overrated

It's time to cheer on girls and women who want to sit at the table. We hold ourselves back in ways both big and small, by lacking self-confidence, by not raising our hands, and by pulling back when we should be leaning in.Sheryl Sandberg<p>I had the great fortune of being able to hear Sheryl Sandberg …

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40 Years of Togo and Still Going Strong

<i>What makes a timeless classic piece of furniture? What goes into the design, the manufacturing and the distribution that equates to its value? We</i> …

New Modern Lighting From Cerno

I was very excited while at Dwell on Design to have a chance to see my buddies from Cerno again. They had an entirely new lineup of lamps to show me …

The Mindful Remedy for Food Addiction

I know how it starts.<p>Believe me, I've been there.<p>You have a bite.<p>And then another.<p>Next thing you know, the box is gone and you feel terrible.<p>(Again.)<p>You're disgusted, ashamed, embarrassed, guilty, and -- even through the fog of a sugar high -- you know you're SO much smarter than this. So why can't …

Capturing the Moment a Soap Bubble Bursts

Fabian Oefner (born 1984, Switzerland) is a curious investigator, photographer and artist, whose work moves between the fields of art and science. …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like if Cities Went Dark

Thierry Cohen began his professional career in 1985 and is seen as one of the pioneers of digital photography. Cohen currently lives and works in …

Infinite Artworks Made with Plexiglas, Mirrors and LEDs

Hans Kotter is an artist from Mühldorf, Germany. In an ongoing series of artworks that study light, Kotter uses Plexiglas, colour-changing LEDs and …

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …

Apparently this is a close-up of the blood vessels in a human eye. Looks like a forest! via I fucking love science on Facebook Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=625464110807937&set=pb.367116489976035.-2207520000.1373646358.&type=3&theater

The Story Coaster, A Comic About the Elements & Pitfalls of Storytelling

Illustrator and cartoonist Grant Snider has created “The Story Coaster,” a comic about the elements and pitfalls of narrative storytelling that was …

Going off the grid: Why more people are choosing to live life unplugged

For people who want to get away from today's consumerist society, living off-grid can be an attractive option.<p>Imagine living off the land, producing …

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Kitchen Safe Time Lock Container: Grub Lockdown - Technabob

We buy safes to keep our valuables out of other people’s hands. But what if we want to keep something out of <i>our</i> hands? Unless you’re really strong, a …

Wearable Solar Clothes Harness the Sun's Energy as You Go - Technabob

When the Sun comes out, it’s time to slather on the sunblock. It’s also time to put on your Wearable Solar outfit – because while it’s not the most …

How to Make Cold-Brewed Coffee

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: We're re-running one of our summertime favorites because cold brew really is the easiest coffee method out there—as simple as one, two, steep.</i><p>Cold-brewed …

Move Over, Sandwich

<i>Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.</i><p>I'm an opportunistic lunch packer. When I find an enticing new ingredient or the chance for a leftover to be turned into lunch, I pounce. On a trip …

10 Summer Dishes that Taste Better the Next Day

Cold Chinese or pizza leftovers are delicious, no doubt. But there are some dishes that get even better the next day -- and not in a slightly guilty, I-can't-believe-I'm-eating-this way. The flavors of the ingredients meld together for longer, the meat gets even more tender, the broth of a soup …

Lebanese Style Salsa

This salsa fresca comes in handy when someone is intolerant to cilantro and the mint and parsley mixture gives it a very unique flavor that goes well …

Five Summer Meals I Almost Forgot About.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 13, 2013 32<p>It happens. This is a reminder to myself to MAKE THESE NOW. I need dinner help!<p>This grilled blackberry basil smash …

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Terrazzo Hanging Pot & Bird Feeder by Panorámica

Seven young Mexican designers got together to form a design cooperative called Panorámica and the group debuted their collection of objects called …