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The Real Happy Meal

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Travel to Valsugana, Italy to enjoy homegrown food in the open mountain air

The StoryTravelers, a group of filmmakers dedicated to documenting "genuine travel experiences," continue their mission with The Real Happy Meal, in which the intrepid filmmakers take us to Valsugana, a fertile valley in northern Italy dotted with vineyards and surrounded by mountains. The clip asks us to rethink the meaning of "happy meal," a term which for most of us is synonymous with a......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

Wild Nothing, "Paradise"

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Dreamy, airborne clip starring Michelle Williams

Known for playing complex roles in critically-acclaimed films, Michelle Williams is pretty much everyone's favorite actress. Here she brings her dramatic talents to the new music video for Wild Nothing's "Paradise." In the clip, her character takes an airborne journey from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls, bumping the moody pop song on her pink Walkman. Williams carries the moody vibe beautifully,......read more

The Big SHFT: Bill Ford, Environmental Industrialist

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Meet the forward-thinking Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, whose ideas on sustainability are driving the business into the future

In 2000, Bill Ford spearheaded a sustainability report for the company his great-grandfather founded nearly a century earlier. "Sustainability issues are neither incidental nor avoidable," he wrote in the report, "they are at the heart of our business." At the time, the green ideas were not well-received. Today, in the wake of rising fuel prices and global economic crisis, they are at the center......read more

Bill Baird, "Captain Brain"

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A Scottish surf adventure set to the sounds of fuzzy vox and scuzzy guitars

The new video for Bill Baird's "Captain Brain" takes us on a surf journey to the north of Scotland, where the water's cold but the peelers are siiiiiiiick (falsetto). Not sure if this is a fan video or what. The filmmaker is Edinburgh's Jonas Bak, who pieced it together from a trip he took with his mates. Dig the spirit and rhythm of it. ...read more

Iron & Wine, "Godless Brother in Love"

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Slo-mo rapture from director Claire Marie Vogel

Stuck as we are in the middle of winter's cold, dark heart, most of us could use some relief from the cool-weather drudgery. This sunny new video for "Godless Brother in Love," from Iron & Wine's year-old Kiss Each Other Clean LP, is just the respite we've been looking for. The Claire Marie Vogel-directed clip follows a group of attractive young people hanging out in the beaming......read more

Death Cab for Cutie, "Stay Young, Go Dancing"

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Romantic video from director Claire Carre will make you say "awwww"

If you have something against romantic, borderline cheesy music videos, you might want to sit this one out. Otherwise you're going to be squirming in your seat watching the new(ish) bit for "Stay Young, Go Dancing" off Death Cab For Cutie’s Codes And Keys LP. Director Claire Carre spins up a literal interpretation of the song's title, with a story of a couple at various......read more

Catalytic Clothing

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Air-filtering fashion from Helen Storey and Tony Ryan.

Imagine you're walking down a busy city street wearing a fashionable, comfortable dress, with cars and buses belching exhaust all around you. All appears normal, except your dress itself contains particles that can break down the vehicle pollution swirling in the air. You are literally a walking air filter.  That's the vision behind Catalytic Clothing, a conceptual fashion project between......read more

Death Cab For Cutie, "Home Is A Fire"

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A collaboration with Shepard Fairey

According Death Cab For Cutie bassist Nick Harmer, the lyrics to "Home Is A Fire" are about "redefining familiar space." So when he was looking for visuals to accompany the song, he turned to Shepard Fairey, an artist whose work revolves around that particular theme. Fairey, whose OBEY street murals adorn city walls all over the world, takes the viewer on a visual trip through Los......read more

Lightfaktor: Forest

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The writing's in the air.

German "lightwriting" collective Lichtfaktor combine disparate art forms — graffiti, photography, and stop motion animation — to create spellbinding works on video. Shot in the forests of the High Fens in Belgium, "Forest" is their first lightwriting piece made in nature. It's some tripped out stuff. We're not accomplished do-ers of hallucinogenic drugs but in......read more

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