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SHFT is a lifestyle platform founded by film producer Peter Glatzer and actor-filmmaker Adrian Grenier. Our mission is to convey a more sustainable approach to the way we live through film, design, art and food.

It takes a lot to make a movement on the quotidian level.  As filmmakers who are concerned with climate change, we felt that we could bring something creative to express the changes we wanted to see and were, gratefully, starting to observe.  We feel that film, design, art and food are powerful and inspiring ways to convey this narrative.  That SHFT was our particular tool to tell......read more

Kilian Martin: India Within

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Another incredible short from filmmaker Brett Novak and Kilian Martin, freestyle skater extraordinaire

After the short film stunner "Altered Route," the prolific partnership of Brett Novak and Kilian Martin continues with "India Within," filmed on their travels in South Asia. Martin's freestyle skating, harkening a young Rodney Mullen, is something to behold. The Spanish Powell-Peralta pro pulls off flat ground, ledge, and wall tricks that seem scientifically impossible. Set against the ancient......read more

2012. 366 Days. 366 Seconds.

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Filmmaker Jonathan Britnell captures one second a day for the entire year

It is a rare scenario when new year's resolutions last for a whole year. Hell, we're barely a week into 2013 and mine are already in the toilet. That's what makes this Jonathan Britnell-directed video, spotted on Booooooom, so impressive. In 2012, looking to add a dose of creativity to his daily routine, Britnell resolved to shoot one second of footage every single day of the year. Shot by a......read more

Skating Ordos, China's Ghost City

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Filmmaker Charles Lanceplaine follows a group of skateboarders to an abandoned city in Inner Mongolia

Called the "Dubai of northern China," Ordos is an Inner Mongolian city that's rich in resources and filled with interesting public architecture. Oddly, however, barely anyone lives there. Designed to be the home of one-million inhabitants, today only a few thousand people live there, making Ordos a veritable modern-day ghost town -- and a perfect skateboarding destination. Filmmaker......read more

Dwell: Jens Risom's Prefab Cottage

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Filmmaker Gary Nadeau pays a visit to a design legend's island home

If you're a design nerd like us, you're probably familiar with Danish-American furniture designer Jens Risom. As the man who created the first-ever Knoll chair, Risom holds a prominent, if sometimes overlooked, position in the canon of mid-century design. At 96, he is “living comfortably doing nothing” with his wife, Henny, in Connecticut,......read more

ShapeMaker Blocks

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Eco-friendly hardwood fun from Miller Goodman $85.00

These hand-printed wooden blocks from Miller Goodman are good times for all ages, from 3 and up. Made of renewable rubber wood, ShapeMaker Blocks are as beautiful to look at as they are fun to play with. They're perfect for playing with the kids on a rainy afternoon, but cool enough to leave out as a colorful graphic accent to a room. The kit includes 25 blocks as well as a bunch of ideas for......read more

NightFall by Colin Rich

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Filmmaker returns with another mindmelting time-lapse portrait of Los Angeles

Whoa. Colin Rich's second time-lapse portrait of Los Angeles is pure visual joy. Following on the heels of Rich's hugely popular "L.A. Light" video, "NightFall" manages to surpass it and then some. "I wanted this to be a tour de force," he told the LA Times. "I wanted the camera to feel like it’s pulling you through the city, and channeling that energy transfer of day......read more

Kilian Martin: Altered Route

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Filmmaker Brett Novak delivers another stunning short starring the most creative skateboarder in the world

If you happened to see any of Brett Novak's videos of Kilian Martin skating (like this one shot in Barcelona), then you've probably already pressed play on this clip and you don't need to read the following text. If not, well, let us be the first to tell you that every second spent watching Martin do his thing is time well wasted. In "Altered Route," Novak follows the creative skater to an......read more

Sweet Spain

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Filmmaker Joerg Daiber delivers the latest amazing tilt-shift vid

There may be some for whom the tilt-shift phenomenon is feeling played out, but we aren't among them. There's something about the warped perspective of a miniaturized world that we can't seem to get enough of. The movement keeps going strong with this entry from Joerg Daiber of Spoonfilm, spotted over at the always-trusty Colossal. Sweet Spain was shot on Daiber's travels to Seville, Madrid......read more

Mark Jupiter: Green by Design

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Meet the Brooklyn furniture maker who weaves narratives in reclaimed wood

With roots in New York City woodworking that run four generations deep, Mark Jupiter comes by his profession honestly. Today, the Brooklyn-based furniture maker's experiments in reclaimed wood design are earning him fans all over the country.  Apartment Therapy recently paid Mark's DUMBO showroom a visit to share some ideas on his work and how sustainability informs it. He says that it was......read more

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