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The Farmer and The Bluefin

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The Perennial Plate takes a looks at the controversial practice of tuna farming

Driven by demand in Japan's seafood market, stocks of the bluefin tuna have depleted 85 percent over the last forty-odd years. Can aquaculture help meet the demand and save the threatened species? In "The Farmer and the Bluefin," The Perennial Plate hones its cameras in on a bluefin tuna farm in Wakayama, Japan. Whereas most bluefin farming operations capture young fish......read more

A Tale of Two Rooftops

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Latest Perennial Plate episode stars rooftop gardeners in Beijing and Hong Kong

In the latest episode of The Perennial Plate, series creators Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine travel to East Asia, where urban farming is beginning to take hold on empty rooftops. The clip introduces us to Osbert Lam at City Farm in Hong Kong and Guichun Zhang in Beijing, each of whom have created rooftop garden oases in their respective cities. In both cases, it seems like the motives......read more

Upstart SF Restaurant Looks to Redefine Food Sustainability

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In a quest to face climate change head on, The Perennial pushes way beyond farm-to-table cuisine

Twilight Greenaway for Civil Eats: In the quest to shave off distance from field to plate, today’s chefs and restaurants have devised a range of creative solutions–from growing tomatoes on their own rooftops to sourcing fruit from their customers’ backyards. The Perennial, a soon-to-open San Francisco eatery, plans to take the business of local sourcing several steps......read more

The Peach Kings "Be Around"

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Dandy of a video by director Paul Trillo inspired by double exposed photography

Los Angeles duo Paige Wood and Steven Trezevant, aka The Peach Kings, have shared a new video for their hazy, distorted single "Be Around." The couple (an actual couple) turned to frequent collaborator Paul Trillo, a Brooklyn director who had already churned out two videos for the band. Trillo knocked it out of the park with this beautiful piece of film inspired by double exposed......read more

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "The Body"

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Moody New York outfit hits the beach

Belong, the bold sophomore effort from 90s alt-pop revivalists The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, rides a melancholic wave of lament about love and loss. But director Phillip Van's video for the album's second single ignores the moody vibes altogether, in favour of a joyous, nostalgic trip to the beach. The sun-drenched clip features the band's child doppelgangers frolicking in......read more

Tarp Surfing

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No waves? No problem. Watch these UK shredders get barreled in a parking lot

With no surf in the Channel Islands for eight weeks, the members of UK design agency The Observatory took matters into their own hands. With a giant blue tarp and some skateboards in hand, they headed to a big parking lot to catch some barrels. Tarp surfing has been around for a while, but this video scores extra points for great shooting and editing, and for the excellent choice of soundtrack --......read more

London's 'Razor' Building First in the World to Integrate Wind Turbines in Design

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A cool 113m EUR brings us a really great looking green building first.

Peering down 148 metres from the top of the latest addition to London's skyline, the traffic-clogged Elephant and Castle roundabout and its notorious neighbour, the Heygate estate, below feel an unlikely location for a world first. But next week, this new skyscraper, nicknamed "the Razor", will take a crucial step towards becoming the world's first building with wind turbines......read more

The Mountain

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Hypnotic timelapse shot from Spain's highest peak.

If the name Terje Sorgjerd sounds familiar, it may because you remember his eyeball-melting photos of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano that erupted in Iceland in 2010, or because you've seen his beautiful time-lapse video of the northern lights in Russia. In much the same vein comes "The Mountain," a spectacular time-lapse of the Milky Way shot from El Teide, Spain's highest peak. From his......read more

Chvrches "The Mother We Share"

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Glasgow trio share video for opening track from debut full-length, The Bones of What You Believe

Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches released this video for “The Mother We Share," the first US single from their upcoming LP, The Bones of What You Believe. Director SJ Lee weaves spacy performance footage of the band with shots of a girl wandering the streets New York City. She seems pretty bummed on life until the surprising grand finale, when she joins the band in their lite brite world......read more

Fleet Foxes, "The Shrine/An Argument"

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Sean Pecknold's tripped-out animation for top track off Seattle folkies' latest LP

We managed to miss this one when it dropped late last year, and goddamn if it may just be one of the videos of the year. At 8-plus minutes, "The Shrine/An Argument" is a certified epic, and maybe the best track off the Seattle folk heroes' patchy 2011 LP, Helplessness Blues. The video, directed by Sean Pecknold (brother of Fleet Foxes frontman Robin), features some eye-popping stop......read more

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