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Just Discovered: 31 Rolls Of Film From WWII

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Shot by unknown (super talented) soldier

Founded by photographer Levi Bettweiser, the Rescued Film Project works to recover and develop unclaimed rolls of film from the 1930s to 1990s in an effort to reveal hidden memories and significant moments from past decades. In late 2014 at an auction in Ohio, Bettweiser came across one of his biggest finds yet: 31 rolls of film shot by an unknown soldier during World War II. Labeled with......read more

Bicycle Sounds

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Watch Stephen Meierding's musical entry into the Bike Shorts film competition

From Brian Eno to Autechre, musicians long have used found objects to create sounds for songs. Hell, one of the greatest records of all time, the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, has a song ("You Still Believe In Me") featuring bike bells and horns. But this we've never seen. In "Bicycle Sounds," a short video from photographer Stephen Meierding (who shot the Biolite Stove!), we watch and listen to an......read more

Surreal Landscapes by Kevin Cooley

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NYC photographer taps into the otherworldly mystery of Earth

Judging from these pictures, Kevin Cooley is up on his art history. Taken from two Cooley series -- Found Landscape and Iceland (yes, Iceland again) -- the photos combine the awestruck man-in-nature motif of Romantic landscape painting with the mysterious weirdness of Surrealism. He pulls it off through careful lighting, creating a cinematic sort of suspense and tension.......read more

A Classic Education, "Gone To Sea"

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Vintage visuals remixed by Jamie Harley.

Jamie Harley's found footage videos for up-and-coming bands are usually hazy, nostalgic affairs, and this one for “Gone to Sea," the first song off A Classic Education's Hey There Stranger EP, stays the course. The video combines the Italian band's heartmelting chamber pop with vintage visuals of kids frolicking in the South Pacific. The idyllic imagery, taken......read more

Chris Jordan: Gyre

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Historic woodcut recreated using plastic trash from the ocean

Seattle artist Chris Jordan is well known for creating large-scale works depicting mass consumption and waste. Like most people, we first heard about him via "Midway, Message From The Gyre," his Prix Pictet-nominated photo series showing the deadly effects of oceanic plastic pollution on baby albatrosses. We're new to his ongoing "Running the Numbers" series, in which he recreates historic......read more

Salvaged Wood Reliefs by Ron van der Ende

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Dutch artist creates masterful illusions of three-dimensionality

Ron van der Ende's work begins in the streets of Rotterdam, where collects salvaged pieces of wood like doors and construction materials. This reclaimed wood he strips to create veneer with the paint layers still intact, then, using a mosaic technique, the Dutch artist assembles the small pieces of wood to create super-realistic bas-reliefs that are both painterly and sculptural. His range of......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Brooklyn Flea

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Shopping sustainably at one of the world's greatest flea markets.

We love us a good flea market, and not only because of all the cool objects and their stories, but also because thrifting is a sustainable way to buy things. Call it conscious consumption. In this episode of Brooklyn Informed, we pay a visit to one of our favorite shopping spots, the Brooklyn Flea, which The New York Times calls "One of the great urban experiences in New York." With its......read more

Trashed Bike Tire Tubes Turned into Stretchy Storage Units

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Upcycling ingenuity by Michael Konstantin Wolke

With a design practice focused on the endless possibilities of found materials reuse, Cologne, Germany-based designer Michael Konstantin Wolke conjures truly inventive new uses for old discarded stuff. His coolest creation may be these wardrobe units, which consist of from bicycle inner tubes wrapped around a metal frame. Super smart. Also check out his recycled cardboard light......read more

Nick Cave's Soundsuits

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Chicago artist discusses body of work made from found, recycled, and natural materials.

For more, check out the SHFT review of Nick Cave's Fowler Museum show....read more

Adrian Grenier

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Adrian Grenier is an actor, filmmaker, and musician well known for his role on HBO's Entourage. His film credits include: The Adventures of Sebastian Cole, Drive Me Crazy, Cecil B. DeMented, Adventures of Power, and the Woody Allen films Celebrity and Anything Else. He has directed numerous short films and documentaries including Shot in the Dark, which chronicles his years-long search for his......read more

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