Architecture and nature collide with astounding consequences

In nearby Putnam County, NY lies heart shaped Petra Island that is home to a the Massaro House, a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece…and it’s all for sale! The light and inclusion of native natural materials never fails to amaze. At visit should be in store.

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http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2sMSbu/inhabitat.com/nyc/frank-lloyd-wright-designed-massaro-house-and-private-island-for-sale-in-ny/petra-island-massaro-house-wright-728/?extend=1

Multi-tasking at its best

I can just see these pretty benches in Madison Square Park…get a bite from Eataly to go, sit and enjoy it in the shade, and charge your phone or iPad with zero impact.

SOLAR BENCH

Recycled formed aluminum. Bench recycled plastic or metal.
Solar: 280 watt PV module with micro inverter 120 AH rated and two 48V lithium rechargeable batteries.

Charges iPads, iPods, laptops, cell phones, mp3 players and more.Note: Additional specifications are available upon request. US Patent Pending. Made in the USA.

Who do I call to get these things out there?

http://www.sageindesign.com/products/malesuada/

Oceana Ball

On Monday April 8th, 2013 I attended the inaugural Oceana Ball which raised over 1 million dollars to protect the world’s oceans. It was a wonderful party at Christies which drew a star studded crowd for a highly effective international organization.
Read about them here: http://oceana.org/en.

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Some of their victories include getting Shell to retreat from Arctic Drilling, protection for advanced Great White Sharks in California under the Endangered Species Act, and the EU banning Shark Finning. I will be following their work from here forward and donating however I can.
Here are some of their current campaigns: http://oceana.org/en/our-work