Name Name

title
descript

SEARCH

100 results for "joshua tree"
Page
1

Moby & Mark Lanegan, "The Lonely Night"

watch
Take a time-lapse trip to the desert with director Colin Rich

Lighten Up star Moby and alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan make an unlikely duo on "The Lonely Night," a Record Store Day single featuring downtempo beats by Moby underneath Lanegan's raspy vocals. The track will be available on limited edition 7″ backed by a remix from Photek. Thanks to director Colin Rich, "Lonely Night" now has a video as well. It's a time-lapse trip through arid California,......read more

Lucid Stead by Phillip K. Smith

read
Artist transforms Joshua Tree homesteader shack into luminous installation

On California artist Phillip K Smith III's five-acre property in Joshua Tree, there sits an old homesteader's cabin, a plain Jane structure with a history that dates back seventy years. For "Lucid Stead," a week-long project in October, Smith added a new chapter to the cabin's history, transforming the building's exterior into a large-scale light installation. By day, the shack’s......read more

Muted Beauty: iPhone Photos by Josh Leonard

read
The American actor shows off a few of his Instagram hits

I kinda wish everything looked the way a Joan Didion novel makes me feel: beauty in the banal, meaning in existential plight, love in loneliness and poetry everywhere. All with an equalizing veneer of burnt light.I travel for work a bunch. I'm up both early and late, depending on the demands of the job. I take snapshots on my iPhone and share them with friends through Instagram. Here are a......read more

Unchopping A Tree

watch
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

The New Christmas Tree Economy

read
A green shift is underway this holiday season. Sustainable evergreens are changing the way we buy Christmas trees.

Great piece in Design Observer from a couple months ago exploring the new economy of the Christmas tree, which is being redefined by growing environmental consciousness and recession frugality. Highlighting some of the tensions that exist in the Christmas ritual - pagan vs. Christian, natural vs. artifical - the essay goes on to underline some of the welcome trends in Christmas tree production......read more

Aerial Trees Make Abstract Art

read
Dangling cameras from kites, Dutch photographer Gerco de Ruijter blurs the boundary between landscape and abstraction.

As a rule, tree farms are less interesting to us than forests. The perfectly spaced rows of trees have nothing on the wild natural jumble of a free standing forest. But there's an exception to every rule, and, errr, this is no exception. Hanging cameras from kites and fishing poles, Dutch photog Gerco de Ruijter captures aerial views of tree farms that come off looking like geometric abstract......read more

Trees Wrapped in Spider Webs After Flood

read
Spiders flee to trees to create cotton candy arachnid islands.

Um, wow. WOW. After unprecedented monsoons caused massive flooding in Pakistan in 2010, millions spiders near the village of Sindh found refuge in above ground in trees, where they wrapped the branches in ghostly webs. Although the disaster didn't grip the attention of the media the way the Japanese earthquake has, it was a devastating event, killing nearly 2,000 people and affecting almost 20......read more

Laurel Schultz: Arboreality

read
Seattle artist shoots from trees' points of view

Is there anyone among us that hasn't imagined what life would be like as a tree? Didn't think so. In Arboreality, Seattle photographer Laurel Schultz gets us a little closer to the feeling. By climbing into the canopy to click off shots, Schultz gives us a new perspective on these living beings we often don't notice, inviting us to bridge the gap between nature and culture by imagining......read more

Thomas Struth: Paradise

read
Primeval forests documented in Prix Pictet-nominated photographs

German photographer Thomas Struth is among the artists generally credited with establishing photography as a major medium in fine art. The former Gerhard Richter student made the shift from paintbrush to camera in 1976, beginning a long career documenting street scenes, landscapes and plantlife. For his Prix Pictet-nominated series, Paradise, Struth traveled to Australia, Japan, China,......read more

Million Trees Backpack by Matt Singer

shop
Impeccably-styled Rivendell pack benefits NYC tree-planting project $225.00

Designer Matt Singer linked up with Monroe, Washington's Rivendell Mountain Works to craft this limited-edition backpack, with partial proceeds benefiting the Million Trees NYC initiative. The ambitious tree-planting project aims to raise one million new trees across New York City’s five boroughs over the next decade. "Living in New York City makes you acutely......read more

Page
1