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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

Sally Seltmann "Catch of the Day"

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Aquatic animation for a bright, bubbly track by Sally Seltmann

Sally Seltmann, the Aussie songstress formerly known as New Buffalo, recruited fellow Melbourne artist Isobel Knowles to create an animated video for "Catch of the Day"--the second single off Seltmann's upcoming release Hey Daydreamer. Taking a literal interpretation of the song's lyrics, Knowles knocked it out of the park with this cute-as-hell animation of an underwater tropical universe. All......read more

The Climate Dialogue's Missing Voice

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In Qatar, climate activists call on Islamic leaders to take a stand against global warming

At Friday prayers in Qatar's most popular mosque, the imam discussed the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and the U.N. endorsement of an independent state of Palestine. Not a word about climate change, even though the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar is hosting a U.N. conference where nearly 200 countries are trying to forge a joint plan to fight global warming, which climate activists say......read more

(Sparkles)... Recollections of the Wraith

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Watch an amazing short film from visionary rap crew Shabazz Palaces

We always look forward to getting our minds expanded by new work from  Shabazz Palaces (aka Black Constellation). This gorgeous short film from the Seattle-based hip-hop collective does the trick and then some. The piece, which carries the unwieldy title of Ode to Octavia part 12: (Sparkles)... Recollections of the Wraith, was shot on location in Methow Valley, Cascade foothills and in......read more

SZA feat. Isaiah Rashad "Warm Winds"

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Rapper joins SZA in the country for hazy, lo-fi vid

Following on the heels of her provocative, self-directed "Babylon" video, SZA has shared a new clip, this time featuring her TDE labelmate, Isaiah Rashad. The "Warm Winds" video, again co-directed by by APLUSFILMZ, adds blissed-out visuals to the soulful track, capturing SZA and Isaiah frolicking among tall grass and flowers on a dirt lane in the country. A soft-focus, washed out effect adds......read more

Minnesota's High-Tech, Net-Zero House

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The aggressively passive Isabella Eco Home.

In the middle of winter, Isabella, Minnesota may as well be the Arctic. The town sits at the north end of Lake Superior, twenty miles from the Canadian border, in one of the coldest regions in the continental United States. But inside the Isabella Eco House, there are no cold drafts, no freezing tile floors, and no hum of the furnace. In fact there is no furnace at all. This is the home of Dr.......read more

Dutch Uncles, "Fester"

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Crystalline video for new single from the Manchester art rockers

Here's a seasonal video for "Fester," the angular new single from Mancunian art pop five-piece Dutch Uncles. "As much a chemistry experiment as a music video," the multi-hued clip features icy crystals forming and melting woven together with images of lead singer Duncan Wallis. Wallis's vocals stand out atop funky marimba and xylophone melodies. Directed by Isaac......read more

Airy Feather Installations by Isa Barbier

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French artist creates elegant floating works using gull feathers

French artist Isa Barbier brings the practice of environmental art indoors with these suspended installations made with seagull feathers. Spotted on Colossal, the works feature huge quantities of feathers hung by filaments to create abstract geometric volumes. Because the filament is transparent, the feathers seem to defy gravity as they hang suspended in mid-air. Elegant and airy, the massive......read more

Times Like This

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Sertac Yuksel's portrait of Istanbul

With one foot in Europe and the other in Asia, Istanbul is one of the world's most extraordinary places, with a cosmopolitan character shaped by the influence of three distinct continents. With "Times Like This," Istanbul resident Sertac Yuksel captures the unique flavor of this diverse city. Says the filmmaker: "Shot over a couple of days on the streets of Istanbul. I took my camera,......read more

L.A. Adopts Sustainable Planting Rules

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Strawberry and thyme among drought-tolerant plants approved for city's residential parkways.

The Los Angeles Board of Public Works has announced sustainable new rules for residential parkways. LA Times Greenspace reports that Los Angeles-area homeowners will now be allowed to plant drought-tolerant, turf substitute ground-cover plants in residential parkways without a permit. Previously, homeowners were only allowed to plant street trees and grass without a permit. Residential parkways......read more

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