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Gardens NYC: Isa's Oasis

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Isa Brito's herbal elixirs spring from the healing plants in her Williamsburg garden.

Our good friend Isa Brito is the herbalist behind Isa's Restoratives, a line of wildcrafted, organic concoctions that we fully endorse (hot tip: try the Blue Chamomile Face Cream ). In this episode of Gardens NYC, we explore the Williamsburg garden where the lives of Isa's tinctures begin. But healing plants aren't the garden's only residents; Isa is down with weeds as well.......read more

"Local" - A Stunning Skateboarding Short by Sean Slobodan

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Watch this beauty of a skate film shot in western Utah

Sean Slobodan just released this scenic video with local skaters from the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys. The mellow soundtrack comes courtesy of Sean's friend Micah Andersen, who wrote the tune specifically for this project. Shot in the high-altitude light of western Utah, the clip stars local rippers Daniel Roman, Alex Washington, Logan Summers, Chandler Siepert, Matt Winskowski, Matt Bergmann,......read more

Shaped by Time

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Awe-inspiring time-lapse shows the power and beauty of erosion

Filmmaker Enrique Pacheco adds to his impressive time-lapse portfolio with "Shaped by Time," a hypnotic exploration of the effects of erosion on earth: "Shaped by Time" is a time-lapse film that explore the power of nature trough the erosion of the different landscapes shown on the film. During thousands of years, the wind, the eruptions, the rain, the frost and the water of the rivers, have......read more

Lost in Indonesia

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Get lost in the beauty of Indonesia

Vimeo user Nhi Dang shared this lovely clip of her rambles around Indonesia, from Bali and Bromo to Lembongan. Shot on a ten-day journey, "Lost in Indonesia" is only the second travel film that Dang has made, which is pretty surprising because it's spectacular. With the melancholic background track ("Wait For Me" by Motopony), Dang has created a moody, seductive document of place, one that could......read more

The Waters of Greenstone

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Revel in the exceptional natural beauty that is New Zealand

Not that any of us need it, but for more proof that New Zealand is one of the most spectacularly scenic places on earth, have a look at this vid. Shot by Melbourne-based photographer Nathan Kaso, "The Waters of Greenstone" documents a three-week adventure through New Zealand’s South Island. Complete with video segments, timelapse sequences, and aerial footage, the video leisurely......read more

Haerts "Wings"

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Shooting Super 8 film in Nashville, director Emily Kai Bock finds beauty in the banal

"Wings," a soaring tune from New York's Haerts, gets some beautiful Super 8 visuals from Emily Kai Bock, the talented director behind Grimes's great "Oblivion" video from 2012. For the "Wings" clip, Kai Bock continues her prolific partnership with director of photography/cinematographer Evan Prosofsky, a fellow Canadian with whom she has worked on several videos. The setting for the video is......read more

Back to Water

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Moody and ethereal video explores beauty in liquid form

We don't normally show off commercial films, but this epic, one-minute video created for Tribord, the French boardsport company, is a valid exception to the rule. Produced by Fred & Farid Paris, the vid offers stunning proof that a powerful story can be told with strong visuals and a simple soundtrack. Shot on location in Bali, "Back to Water" features a bikini-clad woman diving, paddling and......read more

Magenta Skycode, "Kipling"

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Beauty new vid for Finnish indie act by Flatlight Films

"Kipling," a rhythmic pop number by Finland's Magenta Skycode, takes its title from the early 30th century poet Rudyard Kipling (duh). For the video, compatriot director Miikka Niemi of Flatlight Films interprets a famous Kipling line -- "Of all the liars in the world sometimes the worst are your own fears" -- with a portrayal of a white wolfdog chasing a dude through the northern woods of......read more

Lacey

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The ethereal beauty of walking the dog.

Here's some video proof that there's beauty in everything, no matter how mundane. Shooting on a Canon HV40, Jamie Sims filmed his dog plodding through a forest then set the piece to Hammock's "Mono No Aware," a dreamy number that pushes the film into lovely, if a little sentimental, territory. OK, we're going to shoot our roommate watching TV to the sounds of Bach,......read more

Waste Land Trailer

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A prize-winning documentary about beauty, redemption, and garbage

Outside of Rio de Janeiro lies Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where 3,000 "catadores" make their living foraging for recyclables among the garbage. In Waste Land, a documentary that opens in U.S. theaters this week, director Lucy Walker chronicles a project by Brazil-born, Broooklyn-based artist Vik Muniz, who returned to his homeland to create portraits of the catadores made from......read more

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