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Earth Day Mashup: Beach Boys vs. Phillip Glass

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Stirring short featuring footage from "There Once Was an Island"

SHFT compadre and Honey Brothers member Ari Gold (no not the Entourage one) just sent over this moving bit of video based on an idea that came to him in a dream. While sleeping, Ari's unconscious mind offered up the idea of combining the harmonious pop of Beach Boys with the classical avant-garde of Philip Glass. Inspiration in hand, Ari mashed up the 1962 Beach Boys ballad "The Lonely Sea" with......read more

Cat Power, "I Found a Reason"

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Surf flick trailer features Chan Marshall covering Velvet Underground

Spotted this one the other day on Quality Peoples. It's the trailer for Glass Love, a 2006 surf movie directed by Andrew Kidman, featuring Cat Power doing her beautiful, plodding version of Velvet Underground's "I Found A Reason". Along with Cowboy Junkies' rendition of "Sweet Jane", it's surely one of the best VU covers of all time, and pairs perfectly with Kidman's mellow longboard......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Glassphemy!

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Smashing bottles on the Gowanus Canal.

New York's Macro-Sea invades underused urban spaces and reenergizes them with creative projects and happenings. Like Glassphemy!, a 20x30-foot "visceral and psychological recycling center" erected in a pre-gentrified lot on the Gowanus Canal. In a violently fun take on recycling, participants were invited in the structure to smash empty beer bottles against the bulletproof glass. The shattered......read more

Watch Bryan Nash Gill in Action

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Months before his unexpected passing, videographer Philip Leaman captured the 'Woodcuts' artist at his Connectitut studio

Bryan Nash Gill's art star was on the rise when he passed away suddenly in May at his Connecticut studio. Bryan's large scale relief prints, which he made using crosscut portions of reclaimed wood, reveal the sublime natural history locked away within arboreal rings. This video, produced seven months before his untimely passing, is a poignant and moving portrait of a great artist whose work......read more

The Gap by Ira Glass

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Artist Daniel Sax turns Ira Glass's words on creativity into a moving visual illustration

In 2009, This American Life host Ira Glass made a powerful statement about creativity. Referring to his own experiences as a writer, the NPR personality highlighted the idea that when creative people begin their careers, there is a gap between their good taste and their ability to create worthwhile work. Only by sticking with it can that gap be closed.  Now, artist Daniel Sax has......read more

Shwood Skateboard Shades

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Broken skate decks upcycled into stylin' sunglasses

Oregon-based eyewear innovators Shwood hooked up with the HUF skate team in pursuit of Shwood's latest design experiment: shades made from broken skateboard decks. The results, shaped entirely in Shwood's woodshop, are a one-of-a-kind pair of sustainable sunglasses, crafted purely out of curiosity. We'd love to see these hit the market. From Shwood: A simple experiment with nature. Born from......read more

Solar Sinter

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Markus Kayser converts the raw resources of sunlight and sand into glass products

German designer Markus Kayser's Solar Sinter is a solar-powered 3D printer that is a revolutionary take on the manufacturing process. The Solar Sinter uses a "sintering" technique, whereby sand is heated to its melting point, then cooled and solidified into three-dimensional glass objects. Kayser explains: In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce......read more

Tame Impala, "Half Full Glass of Wine"

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Rad collage-style animation by Special Problems.

Aussie psych-sters Tame Impala have put out no less than three great videos for songs off their 2010 record Innerspeaker (this one, this one, and this one), all of which nicely complement their hallucinogenic sound. But we somehow weren't aware of this superb animation that came out a couple years ago. It was created by Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefali, aka New Zealand creative studio Special......read more

Sea of Glass

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The coastal landscape of West Wales provides the setting for this little dreamlike gem.

Animation, music and photography are juxtaposed to explore the liminal space between land and sea. A short and beautiful film by Sean Vicary....read more

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