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Can Bio-Powered Jewelry Help Solve Our Addiction To Energy?

With “Energy Addicts,” industrial artist Naomi Kizhner imagines a world where power comes from the blood in our veins

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Industrial designer Naomi Kizhner imagines a future in which mankind’s appetite for energy has forced us to look within ourselves as new sources of power. In response to this not entirely implausible possibility, Kizhner created a series of jewelry concepts designed to raise questions about the role of energy in our society and the shifting relationship between biology and technology.

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Drawing a Bead on a Better World

The Purple Buddha Project attempts to forge beauty out of ugly histories that continue to alter life in the present.

When the battle ends and the dust settles, the remnants of war remain: empty gun casings, exploded ordnance, fragments from the Berlin Wall. Forrest Curran has travelled from China to Germany to India collecting these remnants, formerly the weapons of conflict. They will comprise the raw materials for his jewelry collection, the Purple Buddha Project. Every piece is manufactured in Cambodia by local artisans who, Curran says, receive fair wages for their labor. Cambodia is a particularly significant location for his project—historically, it’s one of the most heavily bombed countries in the world.

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Snoop Lion on Gun Control: End the Violence, Move Forward in Peace and Love

Growing up in the streets of Long Beach, I’ve seen lots of homies fall victim to gun violence.

Growing up in the streets of Long Beach, I’ve seen lots of homies fall victim to gun violence. Whether they were the ones behind the barrel or in front, in the end it never worked out. As I hear more and more stories in the news about violent acts of terror and school shootings that leave innocent kids dead, it makes me upset to live in a world full of negativity. Now more than ever, I feel the need to speak up and encourage our youth to come together to stop gun violence. That’s why I started my "No Guns Allowed" movement, inspired by my song of the same name that features my nephew Drake and my daughter, Cori B.

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Gun Trafficking for Good: How to Get AK-47s Out of Africa

A whole new meaning for the term "precious metal."

Cufflinks made from AK-47 rifles

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