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Postiljonen "All That We Had Is Lost"

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Watch the dreamiest, most heartbreaking soccer game you'll ever see

In "All That We Had Is Lost," the starry-eyed Swedes in Postiljonen pay a timely homage to Whitney Houston, borrowing elements from one of her biggest hits. The video was directed by repeat collaborator Ty Olson, who captures a tale of love and loneliness, starting with tender snuggles and hinted sexuality and ending with heartbreak and soccer and sailing. (Just watch.) Postiljonen's Skyer LP is......read more

Ty Shower Curtain by Grain

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A long-lasting, easily recyclable alternative to vinyl shower curtains $30.00

Ty is a simple but essential innovation on the "disposable" plastic shower curtain. Created by Grain, a two-person design studio on Washington's Bainbridge Island, Ty is made of 100% High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a breathable and easily recycled plastic that's also PVC-free. So unlike a traditional vinyl curtain, Ty won't offgas in your home. Because it can breathe, it also lasts longer than......read more

Tycho "Ascension"

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Hypnotic video stars a gorgeous woman wandering though a neon-lit desert

Tycho, the one-man music project of San Francisco artist and producer Scott Hansen, recently dropped this sun-drenched video for "Ascension," off of his 2011 LP, Dive. Director Charles Bergquist captures a lone woman sauntering through a desert landscape, while neon colors marble across the screen.  Nothing too mindblowing going on with this clip, but the light and colors merge......read more

Monster Rally, "Surf Erie"

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End-of-summer vibes abound in this vid from Tyler Coray, shot in the Pacific Northwest woods

Ever been to Lake Crescent? Us neither. But now we want to... badly. The lake, found on Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, is where director Tyler Coray shot this newly-released Monster Rally video, a short and sweet clip of young people romping around the Northwest backwoods. It's a beautiful, vaguely melancholic reminder that summer is over. "Surf Erie" comes off of MR's Deep......read more

No Noodles

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Some lighthearted stop-motion fun from Montreal's Tyler Nicolson

Animator Tyler Nicolson forms an unlikely combination between food and plasticene in his new stop-motion video, "No Noodles." What at first appears to be a regular old bowl of soup is in fact inhabited by various clay creatures, including fish, whales and squid, who emerge from the beneath the surface to splash around the noodle bowl. But all is not well -- an ominous danger lurks in the bowl's......read more

Atlas Genius, "Trojans"

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A catchy tune gets an amazing claymation treatment courtesy of Tyler Nicolson

"Trojans," the supremely catchy debut single from Aussie brother band Atlas Genius, has been generously outfitted with new video courtesy of Tyler Nicolson. The Montreal-based animator/director, whose excellent "No Noodles" animation recently appeared on SHFT, delivers another charming stop-motion claymation piece. In the vid, a cute old guy hangs with some colored, moving clay blocks. As the......read more

The Joy of Books

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Sean Ohlenkamp brings a bookstore to life after dark

E-readers are handy, but can a Kindle do this? At Type Books in Toronto, the books come to life after hours, dancing in choreographed stop-motion to spread a positive message about the printed word. "The Joy of Books," created by Toronto ad man Sean Ohlenkamp, his wife, Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp, and 20 volunteers, has set the internet ablaze, with two million plus views to date. If,......read more

Typographic Fence Art by Lambchop

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Michigan-based artist weaves words and phrases into fences

We're loving these new typographic works from the mysteriously named Lambchop, a Michigan-based artist who uses ordinary flagging tape and other materials to weave positive words and phrases into chain-link fences. Like Steve "ESPO" Powers, Lambchop uses hand-rendered typography to express optimistic sentiments on city streets. Most of the pieces have gone up around Ann Arbor, where the......read more

Husbands, "Dreams"

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Old school techniques shine in this amazing typographic video for France's Husbands

Ever since Kanye's great "Good Life" video from a few years back, animated typographic lyrics have become sort of a "thing" in music videos. We're not mad. When it's done well, it's a wonderful thing. French production outfit Cauboyz build on the movement with this superb piece for "Dreams" by their countrymen, Husbands. Mixing various fonts and graphical treatments all over the screen, Cauboyz......read more

The Big SHFT: Bionic Men

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With help from Pharrell Williams, this New York textile company is reinventing sustainable fabric

Launched by high school friends and outdoors enthusiasts Tyson Toussant and Tim Coombs, Return Textiles began as a maker of hi-tech fabrics for outdoor gear. Now, the company is making its mark with Bionic Yarn, a soft yet durable canvas substitute made primarily from recycled plastic bottles. In a patented process, the plastic polymers from recycled bottles are wrapped around polyester fibers......read more

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