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Gorgonzola Grape Toast

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SHFT Lessons in organic appetizers

Anna Getty, sustainable local organic chef, prepares a delicious appetizer for us. Once again our friend Brendan Hines is a handy sous chef and plays straight man to Anna - or is it the other way around? SecondSHFT holiday cheer recipe from Anna's cookbook, I'M DREAMING OF A GREEN CHRISTMAS....read more

Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, "Christmas Eve Can Kill You"

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Holiday-themed Everly Brothers cover gets a down-home video that has nothing to do with Christmas

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, everyone's favorite Will Oldham alias, has teamed with frequent collaborator Dawn McCarthy (of Faun Fables) on a holiday-themed 7″ featuring a pair of Everly Brothers covers. The video for “Christmas Eve Can Kill You” eschews typical holiday symbols -- snow, presents, lights -- in favor of the good vibes that come with......read more

Circle Squared

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Todd St. John's NYT-commissioned animation explores the theme of giving

Here's an old but great holiday-themed animation by HunterGatherer (aka Brooklyn-based artist/designer Todd St. John). "Circle Squared," originally released in 2007, was commissioned by T Magazine for the Christmas season. The story is told through stop-motion animation, using toy-like hand-made wooden forms, which interact similarly to the way Russian dolls nest. These cube-animal shapes......read more

Unchopping A Tree

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Powerful and beautiful video piece by Maya Lin debuted in Copenhagen.

This gorgeously produced video from world-renowned artist Maya Lin really packs a punch. We love Maya Lin's work in general - her earth wave at Stormking was something the SHFT team got very excited about. A pile of heavy-hitting doners contributed to this piece, which was produced by Radical Media - one of the top production companies around. Part of Maya Lin's last memorial entitled......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

Street Sweeper

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From Rupert Walker

Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, ‘Street Sweeper’, 1967. Rider: Brandon Semenuk Film/Edit: Rupert Walker Location: Barcelona, Spain Animation: Scott Waraniak VFX: Dan Gaud Audio: Keith White Photography: Hector Saura Music: Snake Eyes (Instrumental) – The Earth and Arrow (Licensing through Marmoset Music) Voice Over: Martin Luther King Jr. –......read more

To Scale: The Solar System

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From Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh...read more

Cruisin' in Hong Kong

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Rolling through the HK streets with Dani Bautista and friends

"Cruisin' in Hong Kong" is just what it says it is: a short clip of skateboarders rolling through the streets of one of the world's great cities. The minute-and-a-half short was filmed by Dani Bautista and features skaters Chris Bradley, Chun Chai, Ah Wai, Ah Ngau, and Piet Guilfoyle hitting up local spots such as the winding Morrison Hill to Mei Foo skatepark. With all the extreme handrails and......read more

Jessy Lanza "Kathy Lee"

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Dancin' in the streets with director Lee Skinner

Hamilton, Ontario is a steel city in decline, a gritty working class town with, apparently, a thriving arts culture. Fellow Hamilton denizens Jessy Lanza and Lee Skinner joined forces last summer on the video for Lanza's "Kathy Lee," the first single from her debut LP, Pull My Hair Back (co-produced and co-written by Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, another of the city's musical exports).......read more

Studio Swine: Can City

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Duo creates a collection of aluminum furniture from Sao Paulo street materials

Studio Swine, the cross-disciplinary design duo made up of Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves, has released a video to document its Can City project. While in Sao Paulo, the pair built a mobile foundry that smelts aluminum cans using waste vegetable oil as fuel. With the ability to make both moulds and finished pieces on-site, Can City turns the street into a local factory. In Sao Paulo, over......read more

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