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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

Lighten Up Trailer

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Our first original web series, produced in collaboration with Stonyfield Farm, documents the greening of the music industry.

Lighten Up, our first original web series, chronicles bands taking part in the cultural shift toward sustainability. The series kicks off with The Honey Brothers (featuring SHFT's own Adrian Grenier on drums), followed by Brandi Carlile, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and Dave Matthews Band. Lighten Up is produced in partnership with Stonyfield Farm....read more

One Hundred and Eight

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Nils Volker's interactive garbage bag installation.

Nature, waste, design, and tech collide in One Hundred and Eight, an interactive installation made by German designer Nils Volker. Consisting of ordinary household garbage bags mounted on a wall, the display's elements are selectively inflated and deflated by a two colling fans behind. "Although each plastic bag is mounted stationary the sequences of inflation and deflation create the......read more

Mobius

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Amazing amalgamation of sculpture and stop-motion animation

Video clips don't come any more captivating than this. With a commission from Melbourne's Federation Square, the environmental designers at Eness studio built a series of triangular sculptures then shot them in various configurations around the city. The result is this next-level interpretation of public art. The hypnotic stop motion animation was shot over a period of two weeks, with each shot......read more

Doug Aitken: Song 1

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A mesmerizing video of the recent outdoor installation at Hirshhorn Museum

With Song 1, New York artist Doug Aitken transformed the drab concrete exterior of Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. into a panoramic canvas for a mesmerizing audio-visual spectacle. The site-specific installation, which ran until May 20, featured 11 high-def video projectors working in tandem to blanket the building’s entire surface with video. The song in question is the 1934 standard......read more

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis On Growing Up In Seattle's Outdoors

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From the good folks at The Nature Conservancy

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis discuss what it was like growing up in Seattle's outdoors. Watch as they discuss growing up on Capitol Hill in Seattle and how nature's beauty influenced them. Mackelmore describes how he started rapping and freestyling when he was hanging out at parks at night.  ...read more

Sun Boxes

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Here comes the sound -- from a solar-powered art installation.

How cool is this? It's an orchestra conducted by the sun. Created by Massachussetts artist and musician Craig Colorusso, Sun Boxes is comprised of twenty solar-power speakers, each set to play one guitar note on loop, with the all the notes collectively making a B-flat chord. Says Colorusso: "The piece creates space. It is an environment for one to enter and exit. the footprint this......read more

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