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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

Gardens NYC: Patrick's Place

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Urban gardening comes up from underground.

There's nothing new about urban gardening. The Romans grew food on rooftops. Schoolyards and vacant lots have hosted veggie plots for centuries. So today's city agriculture explosion is really just a reclamation of our heritage. And nowhere is it more prevalent than Brooklyn, where Patrick Nagel (no, not that Patrick Nagel) gets his green thumb dirty every day. Born and raised near Detroit,......read more

Sigur Ros, "Varuo"

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Sigur Ros teams with longtime collaborator Ryan McGinley for latest film experiment

Are we majorly late on this? Ah well, the latest collaborative art vid for Sigur Ros's Valtari Mystery Film Experiment is a must-post. This one comes courtesy of NYC photographer Ryan McGinley, who follows a young girls skipping around Manhattan in blonde wig, before stopping everything around her and turning the bustling streets into a frozen backdrop for the surreal sounds of "Varuo." "This......read more

Brooklyn Informed: The Gowanus Canal

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Learn more about the Gowanus Canal "sewershed," newly named an EPA Superfund site.

The murky depths of Brooklyn's highly polluted Gowanus Canal conceal the remains of its industrial past. Now, having recently been listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund National Priorities List, it looks to a clean future ahead. The best part? Restoring the canal will be paid for by polluters, not taxpayers....read more

Gardens NYC: Let It Grow

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On a Brooklyn rooftop, Justin Vernon joins the shift.

For Justin Vernon, there's more to gardening than growing plants. His rooftop garden, one of the many cropping up on the Brooklyn skyline, is part of a broader shift in environmental consciousness. The moment he started thinking of the planet as a living entity, Justin couldn't wait to get some seeds and get down to business. Now, with the Gaia philosophy informing his approach, Justin raises......read more

Fall by Jamie Scott

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Watch Central Park leaves magically change color in this brilliant time-lapse clip

With winter in full swing, it's a good time to look back at the beauty delivered by the season prior. This clip from Jamie Scott shows off autumnal amazingness better than any we've seen before. Twice a week for six months, Scott set up his camera at 15 locations around Central Park in NYC. Using the same lens and tripod in each location, and always shooting just after sunrise, Scott......read more

New York Biotopes

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Watch the city's infrastructure come alive in this perspective-shifting motion piece

Berlin-based motion designer Lena Steinkühler pays homage to New York City in this weird video piece that depicts the metropole's infrastructure as living, breathing organisms. In New York Biotopes, Steinkühler envisions the urban environment occupied by "abstract plants and creatures, which change their forms because of insufficient living space and adapt themselves to the surroundings......read more

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

NYC to Iceland with Alex Olson

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Pro skater travels from the concrete jungle to the remote wilderness the in this video from Poler and Nike SB

Poler Outdoor Stuff and Nike SB have collaborated on a new collection built for outdoor use, whether in the concrete jungle or the remote outdoors. To promote the launch, the brands tapped Nike SB pro Alex Olson for this campaign video, which begins with him cruising the NYC streets, hitting tricks in the sun. At the halfway point, the clip abruptly shifts overseas to find Olson in a Land Rover,......read more

Cat Power "Manhattan"

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With co-director Greg Hunt, Chan Marshall creates a wonderful video portrait of Manhattan

In an age when directors often use the music video medium as carte blanche for creative experimentation, it's refreshing to see a simple, literal clip every once in a while. Earlier in the year, Cat Power (Chan Marshall) and Greg Hunt delivered just that with the video for "Manhattan," which finds the enigmatic songwriter chanting and dancing all over the borough. From underground on the subway......read more

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