Lewis Hyde: The Gift

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By Oli Barrett in New Products on Tuesday 20 September 2011

A friend recommended I read this recently so I got it out the library. In a fairly bleak time of culturally-destitute coin-operated cons somehow staging a hostile takeover of the country, it’s pretty much an essential look at how the creative elements in society can actually be fairly vital in all our future well-being – […]

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Twin Shadow’s 4AD Session

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By John Goncalves from The Gift in New Music on Thursday 2 June 2011

Last year, Twin Shadow released one of the best debut albums in many years, produced by Chris Taylor, a great musician from Grizzly Bear. We had the pleasure of seeing him Live this past week at Lux, one of best venues in Lisbon. This is one our favorite songs on the album, which was released […]

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Carleton Ranney’s epic Slasher video

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By John Goncalves from The Gift in Video on Wednesday 1 June 2011

Exactly one year ago at the Cannes Film Festival, we saw a 29 minute video of a young director named Carleton Ranney. We immediately liked his aesthetic, and his talent and potential was so obvious that we made a point to track him down. One year later, he has already directed two of our most recent videoclips — Made For You and RGB [watch below] — from our new release, Explode. Finally available on Vimeo, here it is the first short cut by Carleton Ranney, called Slasher.

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Joana Vasconcelos

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By John Goncalves from The Gift in New Art on Wednesday 1 June 2011

Joana Vasconcelos is one of our favorite new Portuguese artists. She works with sculpture and installation, using a lot of materials and symbols that relate to Old Portugal but at the same time have a modernity and simplicity that we just love. Her crochet works, in particular, are very famous.

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