Melbourne winters can be brutal (for an Australian), so Lloyd Stubber decided to escape the cold and tour tropical Queensland. In Lloyd’s words: “Neither of us had ever been, but seeing that their winter is what they call the “dry season” and 25C, we locked it in without hesitation. Our plan was to pick up [...]

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For the 10th installment of our Journeys series Ben Giesbrecht brought some of our shades along on an exploration of the prairies of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Most people have an idea of Southern Saskatchewan as flat, boring land – in Ben’s words “When people think about Saskatchewan, they don’t often associate it with anything [...]

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For the 9th installment of our Journeys series, we follow along with Shaun Daley as he travels in a vintage RV down the coast from Portland, Oregon to the Mexican Border. Waves were hard to come by so Shaun and his sidekick, Taylor, had to find other ways to pass the time. See some selects from [...]

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Here at Shwood, we are fortunate to live in Portland, a city surrounded by amazing wilderness and nature just a short drive in almost any direction. We love to get in the woods and often encourage others to do the same. Beautiful and interesting things can be found in urban areas too however, and even a [...]

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German artist Walter Mason offers an interesting perspective on the natural world surrounding him. He examines relationships between natural elements, re-arranging and pulling them apart to put them back in new positions. The results are profound time-based-art sculptures that highlight the fragility and beauty of the environment. His careful geometric positioning of objects in space create surreal [...]

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