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Andrew Bird, "Eyeoneye"

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Fuzzy felt animation explores the human universe

For those of you out there who can't stop wondering what Andrew Bird's innards look like, you can find your answer in animator Yu "Ewan" Morita's psychedelic video for "Eyeoneye," from Bird's latest album, Break It Yourself. What you'll discover is that inside the singer-songwriter's body there is a fantastic world with churning gears that pump the heart, levers that release music to the brain,......read more

Yu Kawakita: Water Paintings

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H2O as material and metaphor.

The abstract works of Japanese painter Yu Kawakita capture both the rhythm of nature and the event of creation between artist and media. She makes them by applying paint or ink onto a thin layer of water covering a primed surface, then blowing on the liquid to create patterns. When the water evaporates and the paint dries, the process is frozen in time and the work is complete. "There are......read more

Ars Natura: The Art of Reflection

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Yunior Marino reflects on the rhythms of nature.

A small but influential gallery in Mexico called MYTO, which helped launch Fabian Pena to MAD fame (amazing exhibit through October in New York), represents several other inspiring Latin American artists. One of my newfound favorites is Cuban Yunior Marino. Marino creates “photographic paintings” framing, cropping and assembling simple photographs of nature into epic mental......read more

Yuken Teruya's Magical Paper Bag Trees

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Japanese artist transforms fast food bags into miniature forests

How many people has McDonald's served at this point? A trillion? The thought of all those fast food bags getting tossed into the garbage makes us shudder. Japanese artist Yuken Teruya spins that thought on its head with this delicate paper bag wor titled Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like. The discarded bag piece builds on his growing repertoire of work made from mundane......read more

Yuji Hamada: Pulsar

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Otherworldly images of everyday scenes

In "Pulsar," a collection of images from Japanese photographer Yuji Hamada, subject takes a back seat to light and shadow — the bare essentials of photography. Cruising through his everyday surroundings, Hamada snapped shots of ordinary outdoor spaces, using a homemade smoke machine to enhance the natural light of the sun. The eerie and ethereal images blur the line between fantasy and......read more

Cloud Lamps

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Handmade recycled paper lamps by London designer Yu Jordy Fu.

Yu Jordy Fu's recycled paper Cloud Lamps launched in early 2009, so we're about a year late on this one (so like a century in real life time). But since SHFT just got going a couple months ago, and since the lamps are so AMAZING, we figure it's okay to revisit. Handmade from recycled paper, the Cloud Lamp Collection takes a distinctly contemporary approach to the ancient Chinese......read more

Hyper Drive: Yurikamome

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Experience Tokyo's fully automated train line at light speed

Opened in 1995, Yurikamome was one of the first fully-automated railways built in Japan. Running from Shimbashi to Toyusu, the line travels past some of Tokyo's famous landmarks, including the giant Daikanransha Ferris Wheel. In this video, Japanese photographer darwinfish105 uses the hyperlapse animation technique to simulate the experience of zipping around the Yurikamome line at light......read more

Lifepod: A Portable Living Capsule

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From Kyu Che Studio

San Francisco-based architecture and design studio Kyu Che developed a sustainable and portable capsule unit called ‘Lifepod’. The concept design is based on the Mongolian ger, a round tent covered with skins typically used by nomads, it also takes a page from automotive RV technologies. Conceived in 1997, the idea aims to let users escape into a forest, lake or beach in a......read more

Alpaca Pebble Knit Pillow

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From Coyuchi $248.00

From our good friends at Coyuchi, who make fantasic bed & bath towels and linens from 100% organic cotton of the finest quality.   These pillow's soft, nubby texture is knit from pure, undyed alpaca by artisans in Peru. The animals graze high in the Andes Mountains, fewer than one alpaca per acre, and are sheared once a year during the warm season to collect the silky, highly insulating......read more

Aari Embroidered Duvet Cover by Coyuchi

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Luxurious, hand-embroidered duvet cover in 100% organic cotton $527.00

For quality home textiles with a conscience, look no further than Coyuchi, the NorCal brand best known for its signature bedding made of 100 percent organic cotton. The brand's higher end North Country Collection, new for fall 2013, features lavish embroidery in red or royal blue on pure white cotton. Included is the Aari Embroidered Duvet Cover, an ultra soft covering that comes......read more

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