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SHFT Sampler 10-15-10

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Weekly links: Muji, the art of SoCal bike culture, and Bjork and Antony on the environment.

Muji is one of the most influential brands working in sustainable design today. The eco-minded Japanese retailer sells nearly 5,000 products in hundreds of stores. A new monograph from Rizzoli tells the Muji story. A new group show at UCR's Sweeney Art Gallery explores the growing cultural impact of the bicycle. Re:Cycle: Bike Culture in Southern California is up until the end of the year.......read more

Hudson River Project

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An epic quest by James Bowthorpe to row the Hudson River from its source to NYC -- in a kayak made of recycled waste

Adventurer extraordinaire and record-setting cyclist James Bowthorpe is busy prepping for his next madcap quest: a journey down the 315-mile length of the Hudson River in a kayak made of NYC construction waste. "We see cities as something separate from the wilderness, but the former evolved from the latter," says Bowthorpe, who undertook a similar expedition down the Thames. "I’m......read more

Sublime Landscapes by Antony Crook

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UK photog turns his camera on lonely figures in vast landscapes

We first heard about New York-based filmmaker and photographer Antony Crook via Thirty Century Man, the film he made of his friend James Bowthorpe cycling through Norway. Soundtracked by Mogwai (he did the cover art for their last LP too), the short clip beautifully shows off Crook's affinity for big, dramatic landscapes and lonely figures passing through them. Crook's photography treads similar......read more

Antonym - Beyond The Waters

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Directed by Spotlight

In Antonym - Beyond the Waters, Johan Perjus and Fresteh Piltan take surfing to the most unexpected of regions on our planet, the desert. By taking the action of surfing and changing the context, Johan and Freshteh present a film that explores creativity but also our dependency on our oceans....read more

E-Waste in Ghana

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Eye-opening photo series by Andrew McConnell.

Photographer Andrew McConnell's illuminating E-WASTE series focuses on electronic waste from the US and Europe being unloaded on West African countries like Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast. Hundreds of tons of discarded electronics are shipped to this region every year. Here, McConnell captures the dumping ground of Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra, Ghana. (Via Notcot) ...read more

Andrew Bird, "Eyeoneye"

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Fuzzy felt animation explores the human universe

For those of you out there who can't stop wondering what Andrew Bird's innards look like, you can find your answer in animator Yu "Ewan" Morita's psychedelic video for "Eyeoneye," from Bird's latest album, Break It Yourself. What you'll discover is that inside the singer-songwriter's body there is a fantastic world with churning gears that pump the heart, levers that release music to the brain,......read more

Watch a Plasticine Animation About Population Explosion

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'Crowded' is a dystopian story of our jam-packed planet

With the global population at 7.2 billion and growing at a rate of almost 400,000 people a day (!), overpopulation is as timely a topic as ever. London-based artists Andrew Khosravani and Cristina Florit Gomila explore the issue in "Crowded," a stunner of a stop-motion animation created almost entirely in plasticene. Over a year in the works, the piece represents the pair's desire to explore the......read more

Cat Power, "I Found a Reason"

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Surf flick trailer features Chan Marshall covering Velvet Underground

Spotted this one the other day on Quality Peoples. It's the trailer for Glass Love, a 2006 surf movie directed by Andrew Kidman, featuring Cat Power doing her beautiful, plodding version of Velvet Underground's "I Found A Reason". Along with Cowboy Junkies' rendition of "Sweet Jane", it's surely one of the best VU covers of all time, and pairs perfectly with Kidman's mellow longboard......read more

Andrew Lyman: Fleeted Happenings

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Ghostly, double-exposed photographs depict people as faint memories

Fleeted Happenings is a collection of images by Andrew Lyman depicting light-lined silhouettes of people in dimly lit, natural landscapes. The series explores "the transcendence of memory through time in relation to space," says the Savannah, Georgia-based photographer. In the pictures, the people appear as translucent figures, barely visible but for the light that defines their shapes. The......read more

Down to Earth

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Stone Creek Camp by Andersson Wise Architects: A green-roofed getaway in the Montana wilderness.

Long before sustainable design hit the mainstream, Austin-based architects Andersson Wise earned a reputation for creating low footprint buildings that borrow design cues — and materials — from the sites on which they're built. Stone Creek Camp, a rustic wilderness retreat on the picturesque shores of Montana's Flathead Lake, is a case in point. The central building on the property,......read more

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