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Cabin Time 2: Bogus Lake

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Roaming artist residency heads to the Minnesota backwoods

How cool does this project look? Billing itself as "a roaming artist residency to remote places," Cabin Time takes a bunch of artists off-grid to create work in the wilderness. For the second installment of the project, eighteen artists traveled to Bogus Lake near Grand Marais, Minnesota, a stones throw from the Canadian border. With the lake right there and the Superior National Forest......read more

By the Lake, Tasmania

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A beautiful video portrait of a quiet, simple existence in Tasmania

Australian creative house Betty Wants In blew our minds a while back with  Experience Zero Gravity, a super slow-mo, adrenalin-fueled look at crazy fools basejumping off of cliffs. Now the team has blessed us with a new clip, this time from the opposite end of the vibe spectrum. By the Lake, Tasmania is a lovely portrait of a man named Phipps, who lives the simple life on a lake in central......read more

Skating the Sierras

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Backcountry skateboarding is a thing now

Brandon Rein and his buddies added a new dimension to their backcountry excursion to the mountains south of Lake Tahoe. Along with the customary fly rods, bed rolls and tents, the crew brought their shred sticks in search of "that super old skatepark deep in the Sierras.” Miles from any actual pavement or civilization, they discovered a sweet little skate spot in the form of a smooth......read more

The Little Nordics

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Terrific tilt-shift video depicts the Norwegian outdoors in miniature

In "The Little Nordics," filmmaker Martijn Doolaard of Damp Design uses the tilt shift miniaturization technique to capture the stunning mountain landscapes and fjords of western Norway: There are numerous time lapse videos of Iceland and Norway showing the beauty of their remote landscapes. But when you're in the mountains, looking down, you see so many things happening. Especially in places......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

Jory Brigham Design

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Artist collective the Cana Family profiles one of our favorite California furniture designers

Based in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA, Jory Brigham designs and manufactures handcrafted furniture with a focus on timeless aesthetics and sustainable materials. From his Googie-inspired Retro collection to Zen-like seating that merges materials, Brigham's work has the design world salivating. In this beautifully rendered video from the Cana Family, we learn about Brigham's family roots in......read more

Sebastian Cox Furniture

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Young UK furniture designer shares thoughts on his passion for craft--and sustainability

Sebastian Cox is a young, independent furniture designer from Lincolnshire, UK who works with coppiced hazelwood and other hardwoods that grow in abundance around his home. In this video we get a look at his design and manufacturing process--from harvesting wood with an axe to crafting pieces in his studio--which is innately connected to his interest in sustainability. What really stands out in......read more

108 Years of Herman Miller

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How a furniture-making legend was made, in 108 seconds

You can't talk about mid-century modern furniture without discussing Herman Miller, the Michigan-based manufacturer of some of the era's most iconic pieces. But the company's history runs deeper than the mid-20th century. 108 years deep, to be exact. To commemorate the anniversary, Dutch agency Part of a Bigger Plan created this animation that packs 108 years of design history into 108 seconds.......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

Dwell: Jens Risom's Prefab Cottage

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Filmmaker Gary Nadeau pays a visit to a design legend's island home

If you're a design nerd like us, you're probably familiar with Danish-American furniture designer Jens Risom. As the man who created the first-ever Knoll chair, Risom holds a prominent, if sometimes overlooked, position in the canon of mid-century design. At 96, he is “living comfortably doing nothing” with his wife, Henny, in Connecticut,......read more

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