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Cool Conceptual Photography by Ross Sawyers

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Photos of model environments question the idea of 'home'

Inner city condo development gets marks for increasing urban density and making homes more affordable. But it also creates a new form of tension as people adjust to living in smaller spaces, in closer proximity to one another. Using miniature models of residential spaces, conceptual photographer Ross Sawyers explores the tensions inherent in housing development: By constructing model rooms......read more

Running on Empty

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By filmmaker Ross Ching.

This one may seem a little LA-centric at first. But it's really kind of global. Inspired by Matt Logue’s wonderful Empty L.A. photo book, filmmaker Ross Ching asked “What if tomorrow everyone’s car disappeared?," then set out to create a time-lapse video that envisions an L.A. without automobiles. The outcome is beautiful. To learn about the process behind the video, click......read more

The Strokes, "I'll Try Anything Once"

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Time-lapse film spruced up by holographic iPhone app.

The portfolio of California filmmaker Ross Ching displays plenty of cool trickery aided by new video technology. For this unofficial Strokes vid, Ching discovered has an iPhone app that allows users to write “holographic” text onto a long-exposure photo. The iPhone app, called Holographium, adds an interesting dimension to an already great time-lapse video. For more creative......read more

Running On Empty (Revisited)

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Imagining a car-less Los Angeles

Last year, director Ross Ching's original "Running on Empty" video set the internet on fire for its beautiful, haunting depiction of a Los Angeles without cars. With "Carmageddon" looming in LA a couple weeks ago, Ching decided to re-edit the video with new music, coloring and opening shots. Here is the result. The track is "Often a Bird" by Belgian composer Wim Mertens. More info on......read more

One Man's 40-Day Trip Across New Zealand

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From German Photographer Florian Wenzel

German photographer Florian Wenzel recently spent 40 days traveling through New Zealand, taking in its gorgeous landscape. Wenzel not only returned home with unforgettable memories, but a set of breathtaking photographs that demonstrate why New Zealand is a photographer's paradise. Wenzel's voyage was inspired by photographers he met while traveling through Iceland, who regaled him......read more

The Bross Table

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From Chicago's Dock 312 $485.00

At Dock 312 they believe that there are certain key elements of object design that are of the utmost concern to the modern individual.  Namely, that a design ought to be: 1) economical, 2) eco-friendly, 3) elegant and 4) functional.  It should reflect the taste, character and immediacy of the time in which it was created yet borrow inspiration and......read more

Cross Blanket by Pia Wallen

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100% organic cotton blanket features Swedish designer's iconic cross pattern $120.00

The new Cross Blanket from Pia Wallen pays homage to her famous Crux Blanket. In Swedish folk art tradition, the cross is a strong symbol for hope and has remained an important symbol for the designer throughout her career. Made of the finest organic cotton, the reversible blanket is produced in collaboration with a Swedish company that manufactures environmentally friendly cotton from their own......read more

Booka Shade "Crossing Borders"

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Eye-spinning clip shot via drone copter

For all the high-tech rigs being set up to shoot film and video these days, we haven't heard of any so intensely next-level as a DRONE COPTER WITH SEVEN GOPROS ATTACHED TO IT. That's what the people at Pier Pictures used to shoot this eye-spinning video for "Crossing Borders," the latest single from Booka Shade. The velvety house cut serves as soundtrack to a short clip that completely warps the......read more

Apolis Middle East Project

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LA company ignites cross-border footwear collaboration between Israel and Palestine

This short video tells an inspiring story of a cross-border, cooperative triumph over exclusionary geo-politics. It starts in Los Angeles, where Apolis is based. The design/advocacy brand hires third-generation shoemaker Shlomy Azolay to craft its Co-Op Leather Sandals in Tel Aviv, Israel. Azolay, for his part, partners with West Bank-based footwear producer Mohammad “Hijazi”......read more

Food Tripping Across America: Chicago, IL

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Hold on to your hat as we take a trip through the Windy City

Cruising through the third most populous city in the United States, you’ll find yourself surrounded by good food, plenty of laughs, and picturesque shorelines. Start your day at the Chicago French Market amidst local vendors selling everything from pasta, fresh crepes, and freshly made cheeses. Step up to the coffee bar at Little Goat Bread, owned by Stephanie Izard and James Beard,......read more

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