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What Is Missing?

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Maya Lin's new "Listening Cone" installation brings attention to the crisis of collapsed biodiversity.

In San Francisco, the main component of Maya Lin's What Is Missing? art project - a "multi sited artwork dedicated to bringing awareness to the current crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss" - was unveiled yesterday. Lin, who is best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., says this memorial will be her last. "My goal with......read more

Unchopping A Tree

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Powerful and beautiful video piece by Maya Lin debuted in Copenhagen.

This gorgeously produced video from world-renowned artist Maya Lin really packs a punch. We love Maya Lin's work in general - her earth wave at Stormking was something the SHFT team got very excited about. A pile of heavy-hitting doners contributed to this piece, which was produced by Radical Media - one of the top production companies around. Part of Maya Lin's last memorial entitled......read more

Isa's Restoratives - Blue Chamomile Face Cream

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A rich and nurturing natural face cream. $35.00

Another great natural product from Isa's Restoratives, Blue Chamomile Face Cream is a nourishing daily moisturizer made from 100% certified organic ingredients. Handcrafted in Brooklyn by Isa herself, Blue Chamomile Face Creams contains a wide variety of essential oils, including avocado, jojoba, coconut, lavender, and, of course, blue chamomile, which soothes and heals sensitive skin. ...read more

Gardens NYC: Isa's Oasis

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Isa Brito's herbal elixirs spring from the healing plants in her Williamsburg garden.

Our good friend Isa Brito is the herbalist behind Isa's Restoratives, a line of wildcrafted, organic concoctions that we fully endorse (hot tip: try the Blue Chamomile Face Cream ). In this episode of Gardens NYC, we explore the Williamsburg garden where the lives of Isa's tinctures begin. But healing plants aren't the garden's only residents; Isa is down with weeds as well.......read more

Wind Power Partners Bridge Mideast Divide

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Two engineers, one Palestinian and one Israeli, unite to bring renewable energy to embattled region

In a place where peace between Muslims and Jews seems a far-off dream, an unlikely alliance is bringing the opposing sides together... in the name of renewable energy. Muhammad Salem, a Palestinian engineer who designs and installs small wind turbines, has teamed up Israeli engineer Yanir Avital to design and manufacture turbines for both the Israeli and Palestinian territories. At NYT's Green......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

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

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