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The Big SHFT: David Hertz, Repurposed

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Sustainability is second nature to one of California's most innovative architects

David Hertz is widely recognized as one of green design's leading innovators. At the Studio of Environmental Architecture, the LA-based design firm he founded, Hertz focuses primarily on custom residential projects with particular experience in climate responsive, environmentally sustainable homes. He is perhaps best known for the seminal Wing House, an imaginative Malibu residence constructed......read more

Redwood

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Nature porn at its finest

With "Redwood," San Francisco director/photographer Steven Poe offers up an amazing slice of nature porn in the form of a dreamlike adventure through California's coastal forests. Set to a score by Yuki Murata, the video is a gorgeous, meditative redwood forest experience. The project began as a personal challenge to practice shooting high-contrast scenes, Poe said, but grew......read more

Bowerbirds, "Overcome With Light"

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Nature beckons in new clip from director Lawrence Martinez

Last month, we posted the beautiful, bucolic video for "Tuck the Darkness In" from North Carolina's Bowerbirds. The second video for the folk band's excellent LP, The Clearing, emits a similarly pastoral vibe, with stunning clips of nature that perfectly capture Bowerbirds' organic appeal. The video, directed by Lawrence Martinez, also features some mysterious Illuminati-esque symbolism which......read more

Halls, "Lifeblood"

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Ben Symonds gives BBC nature footage the kaleidoscopic treatment

The kaleidoscopic video trend keeps spinning along. UK illustrator Ben Symonds submits his addition to the movement with this trippy vid for "Lifeblood" by Halls. Using footage from Planet Earth and Frozen Planet, the two mindmelter BBC nature series, Symonds applies evocative coloring and lysergic effects to the glacial electronic sounds of Halls. "Lifeblood" is the second track on Halls'......read more

Bowerbirds "In Our Talons"

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Stop-motion nature spectacle directed by Alan Poon.

North Carolina new-folk trio Bowerbirds enlisted Alan Poon to direct the video for "In Our Talons," from their debut album Hymns for a Dark Horse. Poon hits it out of the park with with this stop-motion spectacle done in the style of a nature documentary. Says the director, "We explore 3 magical creatures from 3 different lands, equally beautiful yet doomed by the hand of......read more

Arborea, "Seadrift"

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Music vid assembled from nature footage captured on folk duo's U.S. tour.

Based in Maine, psych-folk duo Arborea are inspired by the rugged, natural landscapes of their home state. For the official video for "Seadrift," the banjo-driven single off their self-titled 2008 album, the band traveled to the other coast, capturing images of nature in northern California and the Oregon coast while on tour. The footage was shot and edited by Shanti Curran, who makes......read more

LIFE Debuts Sunday

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11-part Discovery series on nature follows up on success of Planet Earth.

LIFE, the new nature series co-produced by Discovery and the BBC, debuts this Sunday (8 p.m. EDT) to much anticipation. Narrated by Oprah Winfrey, the 11-part series was four years in the making. Looks amazing. If you don't have HD TV, now may be a good time to invest in it. We loved PLANET EARTH, (prefered the British version actually). LIFE will, no doubt, be another score for the two......read more

The Unchained Goddess

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Rare tropical tree reflects Mother Nature's artistic tendencies.

This eye-opening excerpt from a 1958 educational documentary, produced by Frank Capra for Bell Labs, offers video evidence that scientists have known about global warming for OVER FIFTY YEARS. Perhaps we deserve our fate?...read more

Birds on Guitar

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A breathtaking collection of nature shots from the young Japanese photographer.

Spellbinding new piece commissioned by the Barbican in London, featuring a flock of zebra finches creating strange soundscapes on an electric guitar. Amazing idea, beautifully filmed. More info here....read more

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