New to Shelter this September
SHELTER is the new home of inspiring design and architecture content. The global streaming service’s content encompasses everything from stories of design, to a deep dive into sustainability, history, and real-life aspirational stories. It offers audiences a range of fascinating ‘must-watch’ options from feature length films to television series; short series; Shelter Originals; and premium magazine video content from green magazine. Shelter also has a range of flexible subscription options, with a new 12-month subscription now available.
As the majority of Australia is stuck inside during lockdown, escape with Shelter into the beautiful and vast expanse of the Southern California deserts and the fringe communities of artists and radicals with ICONICITY.
A feature-length documentary, ICONICITY takes us on a road trip through the wide open, lawless spaces of North America’s driest desert.
Experience works such as Leonard Knight’s “Salvation Mountain” in the squatter outpost of Slab City, Noah Purifoy’s political assemblages in Joshua Tree, gripping installations by Desert X in the Coachella Valley, and Ricardo Breceda’s gargantuan metal sculptures in Borrego Springs.
Labelled a “love letter to artistic achievement,” Leo Zahn’s film is a breathtaking voyage into alternative creative expression, and has screened at 10 film festivals, including as an Official Selection at the Palm Springs Film Festival (2020).
From the bone-dry deserts of California we head to the lush food bowls of western Europe with TASTE HUNTERS Season 2.
This 10-part series explores the fusion of traditional agricultural methods with cutting edge innovation, in the quest to produce better and healthier food – while fiercely retaining the beautiful tastes and flavours of the past!
In an era when intensive farming is favoured to feed an ever-increasing world population – jeopardising biodiversity, sustainability and our health – we are too often unconscious of what we put on our plates.
So come on a journey to meet the farmers, market gardeners, bakers and fishermen who all share the same passion for their work and an ongoing search for agricultural perfection.
Finally for Shelter this September, we head into a stunning selection of the most beautiful lofts, apartments, castles and country houses with DESIGN TOUCH.
This lifestyle magazine series takes us on a journey into some of the most magnificent interiors around the world.
From an offbeat ecological hotel in the middle of Barcelona, to the sophisticated home of designer William Berthe in Normandy, to two deco restaurants at opposite ends of Europe, and into the home and suburb kitchen of culinary designer Marc Bretillot; these 26-minute episodes are an aspirational treasure chest!
The series also features a number of clever interior transformations, such as how to decorate in gold while avoiding too much bling; to optimising small apartment spaces; creating a charming DIY tea party table; and how to decorate the perfect loo!
NEW TO SHELTER IN SEPTEMBER:
- ICONICITY (128 mins) USA 2020 – (available from September 6)
A voyage into a surprising frontier for creative expression – the Southern California Deserts. Fringe communities of artists and radicals thrive amidst the wide open, lawless spaces of North America’s driest desert. In a brutal land of dust, rust, and concrete, some explore new worlds while others delve into their own darkness, drawing seemingly limitless inspiration from their surroundings.
This road trip takes us beyond the reaches of civilisation to places that exist out of time. We are treated to in-depth looks at work as diverse as Leonard Knight’s “Salvation Mountain” in the squatter outpost of Slab City, Noah Purifoy’s political assemblages in Joshua Tree, gripping installations by Desert X in the Coachella Valley, and Ricardo Breceda’s gargantuan metal sculptures in Borrego Springs.
The film concludes with the Bombay Beach Biennale, a renegade festival of art and music founded in 2016. Set against the Salton Sea’s dying shoreline, artists transform abandoned housing and vacant lots to reveal the beauty in decay. A kaleidoscope of history, art, and personal experience, Iconicity serves as a complex examination of the mark we leave on our environment and the mark it leaves on us.
Official Selection: Palm Springs FF 2020, San Francisco Doc Fest 2020, Docutah Film Festival 2020, Berkshire Film Festival 2020, Buenos Aires Film Festival 2020, Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival 2020, Docs Without Borders 2020, The Fine Arts Film Festival 2020, Madrid Art Film Festival 2020, Noho CineFest 2020.
- TASTE HUNTERS Season 2 (10 x 52 mins) France 2018 – (Available from September 13)
In this age of tasteless food, the world is changing, growing and rediscovering its agricultural capacities. Whether it is by perpetuating ancestral farming methods or by inventing new ways to produce better and healthier food, we tour the world to find, meet and discuss with these committed food producers. Whether they are farmers, market gardeners, bakers or fishermen, they share the same passion for their job and the constant search for perfection.
- DESIGN TOUCH (15 x 26mins) France 2018 – (Available from September 20)
Designers, architects and fashion designers take us on tours around their lofts, castles and country houses. See dream places, guest houses and boutique hotels from all over Europe.