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The Sea and Cake, "On and On"

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Get hypnotized to this simple, elegant sand animation by Naomi Nagata

Remember in the late nineties when the music press labeled the Sea and Cake and their genre-twisting, jazz-influenced brethren as "post-rock"? Worst name ever. Anyway, the rhythmic Chicago act dropped their tenth LP, Runner, a couple months ago, and now we have a lovely animated clip for album highlight "On and On." Like the song itself, Naomi Nagata's elegant stop motion video is a......read more

Ignacio's Mostly Latin Lunch

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The Selby shares a delectable meal with Chef Ignacio Mattos

By now you're no doubt familiar with The Selby, the much-loved site on which Todd Selby documents the interior habitats of people of all stripes. For this new short film, Selby turns his attention to the culinary process. In Ignacio's Mostly Latin Lunch, Chef Ignacio Mattos conjures up a Latin-inspired meal for family and friends, showing off his cooking prowess with delectable dishes that......read more

Audrey Louise Reynolds: A Fashionable Selby Film

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Short doc profiles the fashion world's artisanal fabric dyer

As the man behind The Selby, Todd Selby documents interior spaces of hip creative types around the world. The wildly popular project has led the photographer into other projects, including directing short films like this one about artisanal fabric dyer Audrey Louise Reynolds. Reynolds, one of the subjects of Selby's book, Fashionable Selby, is a color expert who collaborates with......read more

The Perennial Plate: Carolina Gold

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In South Carolina, a seed farmer and a chef lead the return to age-old ingredients and methods

In Carolina Gold, a new episode of the excellent sustainable food series The Perennial Plate, we get a fascinating look at a renaissance in Southern cooking, with heirloom grains playing a starring role. Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills is leading the heritage food movement in South Carolina, supplying chefs like Sean Brock of Husk and McCrady's in Charleston. After filming Roberts at the Anson Mills......read more

The Farmer and The Bluefin

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The Perennial Plate takes a looks at the controversial practice of tuna farming

Driven by demand in Japan's seafood market, stocks of the bluefin tuna have depleted 85 percent over the last forty-odd years. Can aquaculture help meet the demand and save the threatened species? In "The Farmer and the Bluefin," The Perennial Plate hones its cameras in on a bluefin tuna farm in Wakayama, Japan. Whereas most bluefin farming operations capture young fish......read more

A Tale of Two Rooftops

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Latest Perennial Plate episode stars rooftop gardeners in Beijing and Hong Kong

In the latest episode of The Perennial Plate, series creators Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine travel to East Asia, where urban farming is beginning to take hold on empty rooftops. The clip introduces us to Osbert Lam at City Farm in Hong Kong and Guichun Zhang in Beijing, each of whom have created rooftop garden oases in their respective cities. In both cases, it seems like the motives......read more

The Peach Kings "Be Around"

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Dandy of a video by director Paul Trillo inspired by double exposed photography

Los Angeles duo Paige Wood and Steven Trezevant, aka The Peach Kings, have shared a new video for their hazy, distorted single "Be Around." The couple (an actual couple) turned to frequent collaborator Paul Trillo, a Brooklyn director who had already churned out two videos for the band. Trillo knocked it out of the park with this beautiful piece of film inspired by double exposed......read more

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, "The Body"

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Moody New York outfit hits the beach

Belong, the bold sophomore effort from 90s alt-pop revivalists The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, rides a melancholic wave of lament about love and loss. But director Phillip Van's video for the album's second single ignores the moody vibes altogether, in favour of a joyous, nostalgic trip to the beach. The sun-drenched clip features the band's child doppelgangers frolicking in......read more

Tarp Surfing

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No waves? No problem. Watch these UK shredders get barreled in a parking lot

With no surf in the Channel Islands for eight weeks, the members of UK design agency The Observatory took matters into their own hands. With a giant blue tarp and some skateboards in hand, they headed to a big parking lot to catch some barrels. Tarp surfing has been around for a while, but this video scores extra points for great shooting and editing, and for the excellent choice of soundtrack --......read more

The Mountain

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Hypnotic timelapse shot from Spain's highest peak.

If the name Terje Sorgjerd sounds familiar, it may because you remember his eyeball-melting photos of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano that erupted in Iceland in 2010, or because you've seen his beautiful time-lapse video of the northern lights in Russia. In much the same vein comes "The Mountain," a spectacular time-lapse of the Milky Way shot from El Teide, Spain's highest peak. From his......read more

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