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Lou Reed: Romanticism

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Rock legend's final pubished photobook features stunning B&W images of sublime landscapes

Former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed, who passed away last week at the age of 71, is one of the most important figures in rock 'n roll history. You don't need us to tell you that, but you might not be aware that he is also a serious photographer, and it wouldn't be right if we didn't pay him tribute by posting some of his work. These selections are found in Romanticism, Reed's third book......read more

What Now?

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As the Gulf disaster abates, scientists ponder the future of a ravaged ecosystem.

With the cap on the blown well holding, BP and its team are preparing to permanently seal it with mud and cement early this week. Meanwhile, the oil slick on the water surface is receding quickly, and the company says it will start scaling back cleanup efforts in the area. And so an environmental catastrophe begins to fade away. But what does the future hold for the ravaged ecosystems in the......read more

Sebadoh "State of Mine"

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Collage-style animation takes aim at the suburban dream

Sebadoh, the seminal indie band led by Lou Barlow, returned last year from a prolonged hiatus to release Defend Yourself, their first album in 14 years. Now we have a video for lead single "State of Mine," in which the middle-aged Barlow sings about the pressures of fatherhood and family finances. The video, a collage-style animation by Geoff Hoskinson, is a nightmarish exploration of the......read more

Lucid Stead by Phillip K. Smith

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Artist transforms Joshua Tree homesteader shack into luminous installation

On California artist Phillip K Smith III's five-acre property in Joshua Tree, there sits an old homesteader's cabin, a plain Jane structure with a history that dates back seventy years. For "Lucid Stead," a week-long project in October, Smith added a new chapter to the cabin's history, transforming the building's exterior into a large-scale light installation. By day, the shack’s......read more

Rapson Low Back Lounge

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Loll Designs launches the Rapson collection, including this midcentury-style lounger made from recycled milk jugs $1,099.00

Got milk... jugs? If so, pass them along to the good people at Loll Designs in Minnesota; they're going to need plenty to keep up with demand for their latest series of eco-smart outdoor furniture. Loll's newly launched Rapson collection resurrects classic designs by famed midcentury architect Ralph Rapson, reimagining them as outdoor pieces manufactured from 100% recycled HDPE. Included in the......read more

Infrared Photos Make France an Alt Universe

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From Engineer-Turned-Photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer

With a background in optical instrumentation, engineer-turned-photographer Pierre-Louis Ferrer says he's inspired by a “passion for the properties of light.” Since shifting gears in 2012, Ferrer has focused on digital infrared photography, creating several series that transform French landscapes into dreamy destinations. Ferrer's photographs are set in different......read more

OMA Designs Futuristic Farming Hub

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Abandoned tobacco plant in Louisville, KY to be transformed into massive food and farming center

The site of an abandoned tobacco plant in Louisville, Kentucky will be repurposed into an innovative 24-acre community farming hub by Rem Koolhaas's firm, OMA. Local farmers will be able to grow, sell, and distribute food at the $50M facility -- called "the Food Port" -- which is set to break ground in the summer. The masterplan for the site "reflects the full food chain," and includes spaces......read more

Bike Paths Proposed for Abandoned London Tube Tunnels

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Genius or ridiculous? Gensler proposal receives mixed response

In London, a proposal to transform disused Underground tunnels into a network of bike paths is being met with mixed reviews. The "London Underline," dreamed up by Gensler, won Best Conceptual Project at the London Planning Awards, where it was lauded for making good use of "an untapped surplus of disused space." The Underline is being promoted as a means of addressing the problems of congested......read more

Audrey Louise Reynolds: A Fashionable Selby Film

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Short doc profiles the fashion world's artisanal fabric dyer

As the man behind The Selby, Todd Selby documents interior spaces of hip creative types around the world. The wildly popular project has led the photographer into other projects, including directing short films like this one about artisanal fabric dyer Audrey Louise Reynolds. Reynolds, one of the subjects of Selby's book, Fashionable Selby, is a color expert who collaborates with......read more

Wes Anderson Centered

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Symmetrical supercut shows just how meticulous the director really is

Words like "quirky" and "idiosyncratic" are often bandied about when discussing Wes Anderson's work. Whatever words you want to use to describe his films, it's obvious that that the director has a style that is wholly his own. Korean filmmaker Kogonada explores one distinctive hallmark of Anderson's style in "Centered," a supercut of symmetrical shots from his filmography. Whether......read more

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