Nosaj Thing / Eclipse/Blue

4th February 2013

Thought this awesome video by LA producer Nosaj Thing was worth a watch this morning.

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Agent Provocateur x Valentine’s Day

29th January 2013

I couldn’t help but laugh at Agent Provocateur’s Valentine’s ad featuring Poppy Delevingne. It’s a bit dumb, but Delevingne’s so sexy you can kind of overlook the silliness.

How Google Was Made

21st January 2013

This video by Alex Koloskov and Genia Larionova is amazing.

It’s a short and super sweet look at an awesome design process.

(Thanks Kerry)

The Shins / The Rifle’s Spiral

15th January 2013

The Shin’s latest offering has been animated by the talented Jamie Caliri.

Very cool indeed.

(via NOWNESS. Thanks bub)

Fireworks In Reverse

10th January 2013

Whoever imagined fireworks could look even cooler in reverse?

Please tell me pyrotechnic engineers are working on it!

Moonwalk

9th January 2013

After trying slacklining for the first time this Christmas (and realising how HARD it is!) I’m in awe at this amazing video of American free climber Dean Potter slacklining between 2 outcrops at Cathedral Peak as the moon rises.

The music is beautiful too. Well worth a watch.

(Thanks bub)

‘Tis The Season For Get Togethers

19th December 2012

Aw! I love Wallace and Gromit!

This Google+ Hangouts ad is cute and Christmassy.

Enjoy!

How To Design Like Apple

17th December 2012

One Minute MBA map out 60 second visual concepts aimed at students studying online MBA courses.

There’s a bunch of bunch of them ranging from How Millionaires Go Broke to Money Laundering.

How to Design Like Apple is their latest video and worth a 60 second watch. Even if you’re not into Apple – watching the concept illustrated is cool enough on it’s own.

(Thanks Emily)

Sigur Rós / Valtari

4th December 2012

Sigur Rós gave fifteen filmmakers the same (small) budget to create a film based around the songs from their newest album Valtari.

Film #14 by Christian Larson is beautiful beyond words. I can’t recommend taking 15 minutes out of your day to watch it enough.

“we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting.”

The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment can be viewed online here, and this coming weekend a series of screenings are being held all over the world. Have a look to see if there’s a screening in your city.

Maybe if we’re still awake at 8pm on Saturday we could head down to Kubrick at the APM?

(Thanks Ewa)

Zimbabwe / Your Wounds Will Be Named Silence / 2

23rd November 2012

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about our friend Robin’s exhibition opening in Paris.

For the people who won’t be able to see it in person, he filmed an awesome video walk through so you can get an idea of the show.

Sugru

19th November 2012

WTF is sugru?

Well, you’ll have to watch this extremely amusing video to find out.

Bonus: I think I’ve just solved about 5 of our Christmas present ideas!

In South America

19th November 2012

This beautiful video of 3 friends travelling around South America left me dreaming of our trip a few years ago.

Well worth a watch.

Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends

16th November 2012

Oh, this is too funny. Mostly because it’s so true!

“Do you even know the difference between Baba Ganush and Hummus?”

Brilliant.

Happy Friday everyone!

(Thanks Matt)

Flawed Symmetry of Prediction

12th November 2012

This combination of still and timelapse photography by America Multi-media artist Jeff Frost is absolutely sublime.

Very much worth a watch.

(via ThisIsCollosal)

Flight Path

5th November 2012

So, after a pretty hectic 2 weeks we arrived back in Cape Town this morning.

London was awesome. Cold, busy, and fun … but it’s nice to be home. I thought this timelapse of a Heathrow approach was lovely and appropriate.

(via LaughingSquid)

Her Morning Elegance

18th October 2012

I’m think I’m a bit late with this one (2009?!) but how awesome is this music video by Israeli singer Oren Lavie?

Midway

17th October 2012

Midway is a film by photographer, director and activist Chris Jordan shot on the Midway Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean.

“The MIDWAY media project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.”

With filming continuing throughout this year and a Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 (they ended up raising $112,273) the completed film is due for release next year. I can’t wait to watch it.

(Thanks Lauz)

Kilian Martin: Altered Route

6th September 2012

Altered Route is a short skateboarding film by Brett Novak for mb! by Mercedes Benz, and was shot at the abandoned 1950s Lake Dolores/Rock–A–Hoola Waterpark in the Mojave Desert.

Watching Kilian Martin skate is like watching an old-school Hawaiian long boarder surf – it’s peaceful and really quite beautiful.

What’s cool about it (aside from Martin’s beautiful and extremely graceful style) is that the film has been cut with old footage from when it was still a waterpark. Clever and definitely worth a watch.

(Thanks Si)

Happy Friday

10th August 2012

If this doesn’t make you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside then nothing ever will.

Happy Friday folks.

(via ModCloth)

Elizabeth Gilbert: A new way to think about creativity

10th August 2012

A huge thank you to swissmiss for pointing me in the direction of Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk, A new way to think about creativity…

…and what a lovely coincidence that I happen to be reading Eat, Pray, Love.

Gilbert’s moving and inspiring talk has reminded me that it’s all going to be ok – I just need to stick at it.

I Am Eleven

7th August 2012

Last night I stumbled across this awesome looking doco by Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey.

What started out as a short film, turned into seven years of travelling, interviewing numerous 11 year olds all over the world on their thoughts on the world, politics and their hopes for the future.

 I Am Eleven looks beautiful. An uncomplicated world shown through the eyes of children – if only life could be so simple.

(via CoolHunting)

The Ultimate Road Trip

27th July 2012

The compelling story of Gunther Holtorf and his 23 year road-trip is quite simply amazing.

What started off as an 18 month African adventure in 1989, continued as a lifetime of travel, and 800,000 kms later Gunther and his car Otto are still going strong.

I’m inspired and awe-struck. What an amazing man.

Watch a short video over on the BBC, that includes some amazing photographs by Gunther and Dave Lemke, a photographer who joined him for part of his journey.

Oceaniaeuropeamericaasiaafrica

27th July 2012

The Creative Director of Mother, Gustavo Sousa, has found a rather unique way of using the Olympic rings and their colours to display some of the world’s most intriguing statistics.

Whether it’s the Number of Billionaires, McDonald’s or People Living with HIV, Oceaniaeuropeamericaasiaafrica is a beautiful way of showing the major differences between the world’s continents.

Oceania: blue – Europe: black – Americas: red – Africa: yellow – Asia: green

(via CoDesign)

Happy Friday

20th July 2012

It’s things like this that make the world a better place.

Heartwarming and awesome (it almost made me cry!) the Spanish town of Sabadell sure know how to organise a kickass flashmob.

Happy Friday everyone!

(via enmasse)

Love Ever After

18th July 2012

Love Ever After is a Kickstarter art book project by New York photographer Lauren Fleishman.

Inspired by a love letter from her grandfather to her grandmother, Love Ever After is a sweet project that looks at love and shares the love stories of New York couples who have been married for 50 years or more.

I’ve been married for almost 5 months – the thought of being married for 50 years is quite simply amazing.

(PS. Her project has now been fully funded which is awesome!)

(via fstoppers)