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Ana Kras: Shy Gestures

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The talented designer of woven objects reveals the origins of her inspiration

The latest episode of the excellent Avant/Garde Diaries features Serbia-born, New York-based designer Ana Kraš, who has earned a devoted following for her woven 'Bonbon' lanterns, which are as fun and playful as they are lovingly crafted. "Kraš's approach to design is refreshingly simple – to make user-friendly objects requiring minimal production," the description goes.......read more

In the Studio with Ana Kras and Devendra Banhart

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A day in the life of a creative couple

In this inspiring clip from Discipline Design, we are granted access to the shared NYC studio space of creative power couple Ana Kras and Devendra Banhart. Kras, who we've featured before, makes beautiful objects, furniture and works on paper in the massive space she shares with Banhart, a musician and all-around creative dude. The video nicely reveals not only the benefits of a good studio......read more

Bringing Back the Light

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Restoring the Life to Canada's Temperate Rainforests

This film explores the practice, the methods and the need for habitat restoration in British Columbia's temperate rainforests. There's a clear connection between healthy landscapes and healthy communities. This coast is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but decades of destructive logging, mining, and development practices have left vast expanses of our temperate rainforest in need of......read more

Wander in Paradise

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Treasured memories from Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

"Svenska," a French video director now living in Costa Rica, offers up this gorgeous portrait of her adopted homeland: This film relates a story each can live one day : discover a place by accident and totally fall in love with it, feeling how subjectively unique it is. Finally wondering if everything happens for a Reason;. And especially, in the stunning village of Playa Junquillal,......read more

Nightingale and Canary

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Bird sounds visualized by Andy Thomas

Australian artist Andy Thomas created this wondrous short animation using abstract shapes that respond to the songs of a nightingale and a canary. The recorded bird sounds are from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum. A specialist in "audio life forms," Thomas experiments with nature and technology by taking photos of plants, insects, and machines and......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

Caroline Keating "Silver Heart"

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Canadian singer-songwriter offers up beautiful, enigmatic music video

Montreal-based singer-songwriter Caroline Keating worked with Sebastien Landry & Guillaume Beaudoin of La Guérilla to create this heartfelt and enigmatic music video. Steeped in striking imagery and wistful verse, "Silver Heart" comes as what we hope to be the first of many videos from Keating's debut album of the same name (released last October and......read more

Frames of Life

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Watch a gorgeous portrait of the Canary Islands from filmmaker Gunther Gheeraert

For 7stories, a project from the Canary Islands tourism board, seven influential creatives were called upon to make short videos promoting travel in the islands. Each filmmaker was assigned one of the Spanish archipelago's seven main islands to cover, and given creative licence to show off their skills. Parisian director Günther Gheeraert's assignment was La Palma, the Canaries' most......read more

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

Haerts "Wings"

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Shooting Super 8 film in Nashville, director Emily Kai Bock finds beauty in the banal

"Wings," a soaring tune from New York's Haerts, gets some beautiful Super 8 visuals from Emily Kai Bock, the talented director behind Grimes's great "Oblivion" video from 2012. For the "Wings" clip, Kai Bock continues her prolific partnership with director of photography/cinematographer Evan Prosofsky, a fellow Canadian with whom she has worked on several videos. The setting for the video is......read more

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