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Friday Finds 05.24.13

From Woody Allen to Donald Judd, delicate ghost creatures to beardvertising, do take a look at what our team mustered up this week around the World Wide Web. Cheers to the long weekend!
May 24, 2013
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Spirit of Space's Architectural Films

Not long ago we posted Chicago-based architectural film company Spirit of Space's great pair video's on architect Steven Holl's Daeyang Gallery and Home in Seoul. We were so taken with their work, however, that a larger share seems necessary. Check out this handful of videos for cutting-edge architects like Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, and Gensler translates design into image, motion, and music. Here are our favorites.
May 3, 2013
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Kickstarter of the Week: From Sea to Shining Sea

FIlmmaker and landscape architect Evan Mather has already produced a small clutch of great films about the built environment. We showed his excellent "A Necessary Ruin" about the Union Tank Car Dome in Baton Rouge at Dwell on Design a few years back, and in 2011 we covered his film aimed at preserving the amazing modernist Phyllis Wheatley Elementary School in New Orleans. Now he's working on a time-lapse, feature-length account of a drive across America.
April 23, 2013
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Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at LACMA

Calling all film and design buffs! The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently showing the first U.S. retrospective of master director Stanley Kubrick's prolific 45-year life and career in film. We suggest visiting the exhibition for yourself, up close and personal, but if you're somehow unable to make the trip before June 3, 2013, click on through for our tour.
February 11, 2013
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Interior Design in 8 Classic Films

Cinema is having a little moment right now—the annual Sundance Film Festival is just about to wrap up and awards season is currently in full swing. We take a look at eight classic films, each lauded for their visually striking set designs. From the dramatic minimalism of Bernardo Bertolucci's Il conformista to the technicolored world of Michael Gordon's Pillow Talk, click on through to see some classic film design inspiration.
January 24, 2013
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'Design Is One' at the Architecture and Design Film Festival

The Architecture and Design Film Festival kicked off in New York at the Tribeca Cinemas with the world premiere of Design Is One, a film about the legendary design duo of Massimo and Lella Vignelli. Filmmakers Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra's retrospective of the Vignelli's union and career covers a spans a vast array of material, in keeping with the breadth of the legendary designers' work. Played to a standing-room-only crowd, the film captured the often humorous and always insightful wisdom of design's first couple.
October 29, 2012
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Friday Finds 08.10.12

In this edition of Friday Finds, we scoured the depths of the web for the best videos, photos, and products.
August 10, 2012
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Friday Finds 07.13.12

This friday, we see an alternative to the 2012 Olympics logo, learn insider tips on how to best experience AT&T Park, home of the SF Giants, and take an armchair trip to an archipelago in the Arctic.
July 13, 2012
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Elements by William Kaven

So often the architectural press gets caught up in the look of a place without considering how it might also feel. The team at William Kaven Architecture seeks to rectify that with a new video of their Elements house in Mosier, Oregon. As William Kaven and the film's director, Daniel Kaven, put it, "Too often architecture is relegated to static images, even though the inherent art of architecture is three-dimensional and fluid. In film, one can hear and move from one space to the other, which is much more like living and breathing in a space." This film, showing a house still very much in progress, also has a splendid stillness to it—a wonderful antidote to the click-mad design blogs and eyecandy sites that push the latest rendering from star firms. So watch this short video, let it push you to contemplate how architecture can make us feel, and dream, just for a moment, of such a spectacular view.
May 24, 2012