1. Basket Art House: A Creative Studio for Environmental Non-Profits

    As many in our nation hold their breath as the new administration takes office and awaits the possible ramifications for our environment, it’s comforting to know that there are a variety of grassroots and established non-profit organizations on the ground working to protect the Earth. What’s important now is to focus our energy on supporting those organizations and their work in any way we can, and Geoff Holstad, Apparel Graphic Designer at Patagonia and Director of the roaming creative residency Cabin-Time–see RANGE Magazine Issue Five for more information–has launched a new non-profit venture called Basket Art House to do exactly that. … Read More

  2. Backpacking in Oregon #18

    A beach scene on a sleeping pad, sand still in her shoes from the trip before.

    We sit & lay on opposite sides of winter drinking rose from a space bag.

    Back in the city, a neglected fern dies on the windowsill.

    The empire still feels like a punch to the stomach.

    Who will carry me back home after this hike? … Read More

  3. Make & Mary

    What do Oregon, Washington, Colorado, California and Massachusetts all have in common? Marijuana. Finally, the decriminalization and legalization of recreational weed is making its way throughout the U.S. The face of the weed industry is changing and the stigma around it is slowly, but surely becoming obsolete. As weed enters new territories, we’re seeing new and innovative ways to explore both the healing and creative benefits of cannabis. Weed gyms like Power Plant Fitness are popping up in San Francisco and designers are elevating the pot-smoking experience by reimagining artisan paraphernalia for sophisticated smokers. It’s 2016, folks, and cannabis culture is making its way to the mainstream. … Read More

  4. New American Quilts: Artist Carson Davis Brown’s Homage to Corporate Consumption

    Inspired by the tradition of American quilting and the performative technique of détournement, New American Quilts (NAQ) is an ongoing site-specific installation and photographic project by Carson Davis Brown, partially supported through a VSCO Artist Initiative grant. “Simulating branded edifice and the promise of abundance,” Brown creates quilt patterns in the most ubiquitous of big box stores by meticulously stacking, organizing and repositioning everyday items like detergent, sponges and dish towels. He then photographs the ornate displays and prints the images at Walmart’s photo department, using these captured moments to inform the motifs woven into each blanket. … Read More

  5. “Radical by Design” Seal of Approval

    New products come and go, but certain items leave a lasting impression. They are the “greatest hits,” distinctive products designed to elevate outdoor adventure. The perfect combination of form and function. These products are not only innovative, but are also created to look good and feel right for the modern outdoor consumer. They utilize forward-thinking materials in a new way, or they incorporate classic design details into contemporary shapes and silhouettes. … Read More

  6. A Love Letter to the Space Van

    When I was a kid, my parents had a white, heavily rusted Volkswagen camper affectionately called the Cosmic Clunker. In the summer of 1983, we drove it from our home in Western New York to Victoria, British Colombia, so my parents could pursue a lifestyle of seasonal work, smoking pot and sleeping next to the Pacific Ocean. … Read More

  7. RANGE Zine Issue Six: Hello!

    We started RANGE in 2012 with a vision for an evolving project and this season marks the debut of a pocket-sized Winter Issue of RANGE Magazine, as well as an exciting creative hub. The new RANGER Station will focus on education, art and community at Venture Out during Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, UT. … Read More

  8. Earth, Wind and Fire: Ali Beletic’s Expansive Art

    Through her paintings, sculptures and environmental installations, Ali Beletic searches for our latent empathy with nature. Driven by an unwavering conviction that our humanity is best reflected by the natural environment, Beletic uses air, earth, fire and water in combination with organic materials like metal and wood. Weaving ephemeral, sensory elements like light and sound into her installations, she creates physically immersive experiences.  … Read More