September 30, 2013

Stephen King - Master Class, UMass Lowell (2012)

Posted by the Flea at 06:48 AM

Lignum Vitae

"Wood so bad-ass it's used to make shaft bearings for nuclear submarines."

Posted by the Flea at 06:44 AM

Phil Collins - I Dont Care Anymore

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September 29, 2013

ComicBookGirl19 - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep. 1 Review

"Interns of SHIELD."

Also: RoboCop cosplay success.

Posted by the Flea at 09:48 AM

Grimes - Nightmusic ft. Majical Cloudz

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September 28, 2013

The Best of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013-2014

"FashionTV presents the best of New York Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2013-2014 with an indepth look at shows like Yigal Azrouel, Donna Karan, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Prabal Gurung, Theyskens' Theory, Betsey Johnson, Y-3, Jeremy Scott, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, BCBG Max Azria, Custo Barcelona, Helmut Lang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jason Wu, 3.1 Philip Lim, Alexander Wang, DKNY, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger."

Posted by the Flea at 08:07 AM

The Business of Being Tom Ford

"To accompany the launch of the Business of Fashion 500, Imran Amed sits down with the one and only Tom Ford to understand how he built his own brand — projected to soon turn over $1 billion a year at retail — and the lessons he has learned along the way."

Part One, Part Two.

“It’s much, much, much harder starting from scratch,” says Tom Ford on launching his own brand. Fresh off a trans-Atlantic flight, but still looking every part the superstar designer, Ford is immaculate in one of his dark, signature, peaked-lapel suits, with a blue tie and white shirt, fastened at the neck by a gold collar pin, all offset by glowing skin and perfectly manicured stubble. “I didn’t have any idea how hard it would be, and I have had every advantage that anyone could possibly have.”
Posted by the Flea at 08:04 AM

Iggy Azalea - Work Stripped

She speaks for me. Also, behind:

Posted by the Flea at 08:02 AM

September 27, 2013

Making Dreams: Fendi and the Cinema

"Fendi’s relationship with the film world is not immediately apparent until you start probing into the rolling credits. At ‘Making Dreams: Fendi and the Cinema’, a month long exhibition just opened at the heavily stylized Cinema Manzoni, co-curators Patrick Kinmonth and Antonio Monfreda have brought that fur/film connection to life."

The instances where Fendi furs appear on celluloid aren’t throwaway. Witness Silvana Mangano swanking it up in plush furs in Luchino Visconti’s Gruppo di Famiglia in un Inferno, which Fendi have restored to digital HD glory. Or Michelle Pfeiffer in Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence, Marisa Berenson in Luca Guadagnino’s I Am Love, and Gwyneth Paltrow in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums - all seminal films in their own right where the furs are key character attributes. They’re all presented in the Cinema Manzoni, as an industrial glass exhibition path is built over the red plush seating and a mish-mash of architectural theme park-esque interventions house the furs accompanied by film clips. Kinmonth and Monfreda took it one step further to ensure people could see these furs in motion, making a short film on set at the Cinecittà studios, with panoramic glimpses of old sets from Cleopatra and Gangs of New York.

"I remember, as a little girl, film screenings were events in their own right."
- Silvia Venturini Fendi

Posted by the Flea at 07:28 AM

A spacecraft for your face

"You might know EXOvault for their superbly awesome metal and wood iPhone cases and now they’re bringing their wizardry to your face in the form of eyeglasses. Their first style is their EXO1000 Kingsland frame which are machined from solid aluminum and are just 'like a spacecraft for your face.'"

Posted by the Flea at 07:27 AM

Azzedine Alaïa

"Alaïa is reluctant to talk about himself. He rarely gives interviews, hardly ever stages fashion shows and only presents new collections when he feels they are ripe enough."

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM

Willow Beats - Elemental

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September 26, 2013

George Orwell: A Life in Pictures (2003)

The most moving, informative documentary I have ever seen.

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"Lead sling bullet; almond shape; a winged thunderbolt on one side and on the other, in high relief, the inscription DEXAI 'Catch!'"

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Ofra Haza - Kashmir

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September 25, 2013

Lanvin Hiver/Winter 2013

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Catapult Creative

"The top five mistakes we made starting a creative agency."

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Jourdan Dunn

Supermodel of the moment.

Posted by the Flea at 09:44 AM

Prada Candy L'Eau

Prada presents a film by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola starring Léa Seydoux introducing the new fragrance Prada Candy L'Eau.

Posted by the Flea at 09:43 AM

Hang Massive - Once Again

Posted by the Flea at 09:42 AM

September 24, 2013

Casa de Fierro

"La Casa de Fierro is one of the finest as well as best-preserved samples of civil architecture in Peru. The walls, ceiling, and balcony are plastered in rectangular sheets of iron. It is said to be the first prefabricated house in the Americas. It was designed by the French architect Gustave Eiffel and built in the Belgian workshops of Les Forges D´Aiseau. Rubber baron Anselmo del Aguila bought it at the International Exposition of Paris in 1889. Once dismantled, it was brought in pieces to Iquitos (the metal sheets were carried by hundreds of men through the jungle), and assembled there in 1890."

Iquitos: "The city can be reached only by airplane or boat, with the exception of a road to Nauta, a small town roughly 100 km (62 mi) south. It is the largest city in the world which cannot be reached by road."

Posted by the Flea at 10:09 AM

I do not drink wine

"High house prices? Inequality? I blame the Normans."

According to the author Kevin Cahill, the main driver behind the absurd expense of owning land and property in Britain is that so much of the nation's land is locked up by a tiny elite. Just 0.3% of the population – 160,000 families – own two thirds of the country. Less than 1% of the population owns 70% of the land, running Britain a close second to Brazil for the title of the country with the most unequal land distribution on Earth.

By contrast: Germanic kings were elected.

Posted by the Flea at 10:07 AM

Transglobal Underground & Natacha Atlas - Sky Giant

Posted by the Flea at 10:02 AM

September 23, 2013

'Esprit Dior' exhibition in Shanghai - Florence Müller interview

Posted by the Flea at 06:28 AM

Versace and Prada

"In fashion we use the word ‘street’ constantly, but what does it mean?"

Now, street sometimes means pure and cool, or hard, or even poor or tacky. It's like saying "that's weird"; mostly means unfamiliar. Essentially it means nothing at all.

But in Milan right now, we're getting some new, powerful ideas behind the definition of street.
Posted by the Flea at 06:24 AM

Murat Palta - Classic movies in miniature style

"It all started 2 years ago with an experiment to blend traditional ‘oriental’ (Ottoman) motifs and contemporary ‘western’ cinema. After a positive response to "Ottoman Star Wars", I decided to take the theme further, and developed more film posters using the same technique."

Posted by the Flea at 06:23 AM

Era Istrefi - Mani për money

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September 22, 2013

Otamatone - Greensleeves

On a related note:

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September 21, 2013

In Search Of Myths and Heroes - King Arthur (2005)

At the twenty minute mark: Drawing a sword from a stone.

Posted by the Flea at 07:08 AM

Dinosaur feathers!

"Instead of digging through rocks and rubble to find fossils, a group of Canadian paleontologists decided to dig through museums’ amber collections instead. Their unique approach paid off when they discovered feathers and never-before-seen structures, which they think are something called dinofuzz."

Posted by the Flea at 07:07 AM

Paiste 80" Symphonic Gong Unboxing - Memphis Gong Chamber

Posted by the Flea at 07:04 AM

The Alan Parsons Project - I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You

Posted by the Flea at 07:02 AM

September 20, 2013

Lessons from a Tailor


The inspiration for this film came directly from the man himself. When I first met Martin Greenfield at his factory, with the intention of interviewing him for a lifetime achievement award he was receiving for his efforts as an employer and business owner in Bushwick, Brooklyn, it became clear that there was more to his story than mere success in business.

Here was a man who had pulled himself up from tragedy and hardship, who had survived one of the most horrific events of the 20th century, the Nazi holocaust, and yet still possessed a lightness of spirit.

Here was a man who had mastered the art of the perfectly tailored, hand-made suit, and now that art was slowly being forgotten by the rest of the world.

Here was a man who at 80 years of age still seemed to be at the height of his powers, who possessed the confidence to dictate the style and fashions of the power elite, just as he had been doing for the past half a century.
Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

Blazer vs. Sportcoat vs. Suitcoat

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Ute Lemper - I Am An Unusual Thing

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September 19, 2013

AKA: The Lives of Waddy Tudor Jones

Part One - Die Vraag

Part Two - Die Antwoord

Posted by the Flea at 09:28 AM

David Bowie 1976 Spécial (Thin White Duke)

"To mark the passing of 'Thin White Duke', David Bowie's last concert tour in Paris on 18 May 1976, an unusual news story was dedicated to the singer ... well i can at least tell you what it is about; This is a documentary-interview of an old French woman who is a hard core fan of David Bowie, and who eventually meets him. She describes how she first heard about Bowie when she heard him perform in a London club, while he was still a teenager named Davy Jones. She describes how she created a fan club, lending records to her students at church-school."

Posted by the Flea at 09:27 AM

Adaptive storytelling

The evolutionary case for fiction.

...a variant that produces 1% more offspring than its alternative, it has been posited, can enter 99.9% of the population in just 4000 generations.

So the question is: Can storytelling increase offspring?
Posted by the Flea at 09:24 AM

Elvana Gjata - Pak nga Pak

Posted by the Flea at 09:22 AM

September 18, 2013

Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

The Battle of Bowmanville

"The Bowmanville POW camp Camp 30 was a Canadian-run POW camp for German soldiers during World War II located in the community of Bowmanville, Ontario in Clarington, Ontario, Canada. ...

"In October 1942, between 1,500 to 4,000 prisoners revolted against the POW guards after they were shackled as retribution as part of the escalation of Germany's new Commando Order. Lt.Col. James Taylor had asked German senior officer Georg Friemel to supply 100 prisoners to volunteer to be shackled as part of the ongoing international dispute. When he refused, Otto Kretschmer and Hans Hefele were also asked to provide volunteers, but refused.

"Taylor ordered the guards to find 100 officers to be shackled by force, and Horst Elfe, Kretschmer and others barricaded themselves in the mess hall, arming themselves with sticks, iron bars and other makeshift weapons.

"Approximately 100 Canadian soldiers requisitioned from another base arrived, and together stormed the mess hall using only baseball bats, so the two sides remained evenly matched. After several hours of brawling, the Canadians brought high pressure water hoses and soaked the cabin thoroughly until the prisoners agreed to come out peacefully.

"During later incidents in the battle which spanned several days, Volkmar König was wounded by gunfire and another prisoner was bayoneted, and a Canadian soldier suffered a skull fracture from a thrown jar of jam. After calm had returned, 126 of the prisoners were transferred to other camps."

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM


The Ernest Hemingway estate opted not to allow Vanity Fair to publish 'My Life in the Bull Ring With Donald Ogden' ninety years after Vanity Fair first rejected the story.

Hem's son Patrick clearly still smarts from the rejection, saying earlier this year, “I’m not a great fan of Vanity Fair. It’s a sort of luxury thinker’s magazine, for people who get their satisfaction out of driving a Jaguar instead of a Mini.”
Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

Robin Guthrie - Into Stressa

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September 17, 2013

Louis Vuitton presents "When Hong Kong is a Woman..."

Posted by the Flea at 09:59 AM

Bank of Chanel

A Hong Kong firm is offering handbag-backed loans.

Posted by the Flea at 09:58 AM

At a glance

How to recognize artists by their paintings.

Posted by the Flea at 09:54 AM

Iggy Azalea - Change Your Life (Explicit)

NSFW, partial nudity.

Posted by the Flea at 09:52 AM

September 16, 2013

Fendi - Invito Pericoloso

Just get your Fendi bags! Go! Go!

A veil of enigmatic mystery and opulence envelopes 'Invito Pericoloso,' a short film by Karl Lagerfeld featuring the Fall/Winter 2013-14 collection and starring models Cara Delevingne and Saskia De Brauw.
Posted by the Flea at 06:04 AM

Minett-Shields Gentleman’s racer

The Minett Shields 18 foot Gentleman’s racer is the correct form of water transportation.

Posted by the Flea at 06:03 AM

Christian Dior - The Players (2013)

"Discover the short film by Kris Van Assche and Willy Vanderperre, presenting the Fall-Winter 2013-2014 Ready-to-Wear collection."

Posted by the Flea at 06:02 AM

Arcade Fire - Reflektor

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 06:01 AM

September 15, 2013

Isaac Newton: The Last Magician (2013)

"Isaac Newton - brilliant rational mathematician or master of the occult? This innovative biography reveals Newton as both a hermit and a tyrant, a heretic and an alchemist. Magical images mix with actors and experts to bring alive Britain's greatest scientific genius in his own words."

Newtonian Worldview: "Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727), the noted English scientist and mathematician, wrote many works that would now be classified as occult studies. These occult works explored chronology, alchemy, and Biblical interpretation (especially of the Apocalypse). Newton's scientific work may have been of lesser personal importance to him, as he placed emphasis on rediscovering the occult wisdom of the ancients. In this sense, some believe that any reference to a 'Newtonian Worldview' as being purely mechanical in nature is somewhat inaccurate."

Posted by the Flea at 10:04 AM

September 14, 2013

Le film Guerlain - La Légende de Shalimar (2013)

"Découvrez le film "La légende de Shalimar" en version longue, réalisé par Bruno Aveillan et mettant en scène Natalia Vodianova."

Posted by the Flea at 08:58 AM

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

JK Rowling is to make her screenwriting debut in a new Harry Potter-themed film series.

"Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world.

"The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry's gets underway."
Posted by the Flea at 08:54 AM

The Dalmore Paterson Collection

"The Paterson Collection is the masterpiece of a lifetime, comprised of twelve unique whiskies from the visionary Richard Paterson, Master Distiller of The Dalmore. The collection is housed within a magnificent bespoke cabinet, along with twelve handcrafted crystal decanters, each adorned with a sterling silver collar and stag."

A snip at £987,500!

Posted by the Flea at 08:53 AM

Her Name Is Calla - Dreamland

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September 13, 2013

Tomorrow Calling (1993)

Tomorrow Calling from Tim Leandro on Vimeo.

A short TV film based on "The Gernsback Continuum" by William Gibson (NSFW, adult content at the outset).

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Issus nymph

The first mechanical gear in a living creature has been discovered.

With two diminutive legs locked into a leap-ready position, the tiny jumper bends its body taut like an archer drawing a bow. At the top of its legs, a minuscule pair of gears engage—their strange, shark-fin teeth interlocking cleanly like a zipper. And then, faster than you can blink, think, or see with the naked eye, the entire thing is gone. In 2 milliseconds it has bulleted skyward, accelerating at nearly 400 g's—a rate more than 20 times what a human body can withstand. At top speed the jumper breaks 8 mph—quite a feat considering its body is less than one-tenth of an inch long.
Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

V'Ger diary

Voyager 1 has left the solar system and entered interstellar space.

Posted by the Flea at 08:23 AM

Jerry Goldsmith - Klingon Battle

Posted by the Flea at 08:22 AM

September 12, 2013

CommunityChanel - Stealing a heart

Posted by the Flea at 11:18 AM

James Burke predicted the future in 1973

"Forty years ago for Radio Times, the scientist and broadcaster James Burke predicted events in 1993. He got a lot right. So we asked him in to PM this afternoon to predict the future."

Posted by the Flea at 11:17 AM

Computer Pub, Hackney Wick London (1965)

The pub of the future!

Posted by the Flea at 11:16 AM

Empire Of The Sun - Alive

Posted by the Flea at 11:15 AM

September 11, 2013

World Research - Libra (1978)

"Let’s face it. Your world is falling apart. Politicians engaging nations in wars against the will of the people. Increasing worldwide poverty and starvation. Inflation, high unemployment, staggering crime rates. Skyrocketing costs of nationalized health care. Overpopulation. Inability to meet your energy needs. Bankrupt cities, bankrupt states, bankrupt nations and morally bankrupt people."

Posted by the Flea at 10:28 AM

The Moon in 1910

"Buried in the archives of the Centre for Planetary Science at UCL/Birkbeck is a glimpse into the role of the amateur, a century ago: a 1910 map of the Moon by Walter Goodacre, reproduced here as a huge 400 megapixel image."

More recently: Cassini imagery of a giant storm 15,000 kilometres in width and 300,000 kilometres long in the northern hemisphere of Saturn.

Posted by the Flea at 10:27 AM

Cold comfort

Self-sufficient Antarctic research bases.

Posted by the Flea at 10:24 AM

M83 - Too Late

Posted by the Flea at 10:22 AM

September 10, 2013

Arvo Pärt - And then came the evening and the morning (1990)

"This documentary shows Arvo Pärt at home with his family and working in his study. He is interviewed/provides voiceover in Estonian/Russian with subtitled English translations. Concert rehearsals (The Hilliard Ensemble/ Western Wind Choir/Paul Hillier) (unknown Finnish choir & orchestra/Eri Klas) and a studio session (Arvo Pärt: Yamaha DX7 keyboard, Jan Garbarek: tenor saxophone & Manfred Eicher: engineer) for the unreleased recording of what is reputedly Aetos are shown. Also a few minutes of the Kremer/Grindenko/Schnittke /Sondeckis Tabula Rasa performance is shown which would lead one to think that there is a complete video recording of that as well as the WDR Radio recording used for the ECM release. The tone of the documentary alternates from serious interviews/work to humorous scenes of Pärt clowning around and German "man on the street" interviews with people being asked "Who is Arvo Pärt?". Overall, a fascinating view into Pärt's work and lifestyle. - Alan Teder"

Posted by the Flea at 08:49 AM

Guinness - Wheelchair basketball

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Aesthesys - Sailing to Byzantium

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September 09, 2013

BBC - Das Auto: The Germans Their Cars and Us (2013)

"Documentary examining Germany's economic power and the automobile industry at the heart of it. Across the world, the badges of Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Mercedes inspire immediate awe. Even in Britain, where memories of Second World War run deep, we can't resist the appeal of a German car. By contrast, our own industry is a shadow of its former self. Historian Dominic Sandbrook asks what it is we got wrong, and what the Germans got so right."

Posted by the Flea at 06:28 AM

Andy Tauer Explorer Set - Lessons learned

"It took me a while to get there, get the bottles, the labels and even more important and complicated: getting the concept and the pricing and making sure that I don’t fool myself. I did so without asking much, and without discussing, because this is a lesson that I learned: You cannot really ask for advice there. Pricing, design, and the overall concept cannot be discussed and is not an area where the crowd is more intelligent than you alone."

Posted by the Flea at 06:27 AM

Black T-shirt Film

"Hitchcock Partners got together some real people to show the real power of Brand. Our hypothesis? We pay more for marquee brands, whether they are worth it or not. How much more do we pay? Apparently, a lot."

Film autoplays at the link.

Posted by the Flea at 06:24 AM

Max Barskih - Hero_In

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield (NSFW, minor nudity).

Posted by the Flea at 06:22 AM

September 08, 2013

The Cure @ Apeldoorn (1980)

Posted by the Flea at 12:01 PM

September 07, 2013

The Film Massimo Dutti FW'13

Massimo Dutti Fall Winter ' 13: The Film.
Directed by: Hunter & Gatti
Modelos: Toni Garrn & David Genat

Posted by the Flea at 10:58 AM

Invasion of the Space Invaders

Martin Amis' guide to classic video games.

Invasion of the Space Invaders, then, is the madwoman in the attic of Amis’ house of nonfiction; many have heard rumors of its shameful presence, but few have seen it with their own eyes. I recently discovered a copy in the library of the university where I work, and I don’t think the librarian knew quite what to make of my obvious excitement at this coup. (“Wow,” I said, giving a low, respectful whistle as she handed it across the counter. “Would you look at that?”)

Something to keep alongside your mint copy of Duran Duran: The First Four Years by Neil Gaiman.

Posted by the Flea at 10:57 AM

Airport retail

"Christian Dior’s dove grey carpets and boudoir mirrors vie for the eyes of customers with Prada’s harlequin tiles. The polished hardware of Dolce and Gabbana handbags glint, not far from lustrous exotic-skinned accessories by Gucci.

"No, this is not the Avenue des Champs-Élysées or Bond Street, but the departure lounge of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5, where passengers buy over $450 million per year of perfumes, clothing, scarves, sunglasses, jewellery, watches, bags and small leather goods from brands including Alexander McQueen, Burberry and Chanel, the airport’s top performer."

Posted by the Flea at 10:54 AM

Zedd ft. Foxes - Clarity

Posted by the Flea at 10:52 AM

September 06, 2013

Cristian Di Stefano - Arizona Baby

"FashionTV checks out Cristian Di Stefano's 'Arizona Baby' for Schön! Magazine. Trailer park chic plays a big part in this shoot by Cristian Di Stefano. Dark skies loom over bold make-up and prints, as model Minerva Portillo frolics about a barren land wearing cool pieces by Y-3, Linda Farrow and many more. Interesting styling by Funnytastes sees a focus on medical-style pieces, with an elbow accessory here or a fashionable knee brace there, which are further highlighted by the use of cool bondage wear. Trailer park life may not be so quaint after all."

Posted by the Flea at 10:28 AM

Frederik Pohl, RIP

"US science fiction writer Frederik Pohl - best known for his classic 1977 award-winning novel, Gateway - has died in Chicago at the age of 93."

Posted by the Flea at 10:27 AM

Chouchou - Teardrop

Posted by the Flea at 10:22 AM

September 05, 2013

Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure: Episode 1 - Beijing

Hat tip to Alexei.

Posted by the Flea at 10:48 AM

New York Times: Preview

New York Fashion Week.

Check in throughout the day because we’ll promptly publish slide shows in our new runway player of the complete collections from BCBG, Richard Chai — Love, Creatures of the Wind, Tanya Taylor, Costello Tagliapietra and Marissa Webb.
Posted by the Flea at 10:44 AM

FC Barcelona - Qatar Airways

Posted by the Flea at 10:43 AM

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

Posted by the Flea at 10:42 AM

September 04, 2013

James Burke - The Day The Universe Changed, Episode 1 "The Way We Are"

"Episode 1 of James Burke's ground-breaking series 'The Day The Universe Changed' which explores the evolution of Western Scientific thought starting from the fall of Rome."

The first of the complete series hosted on YouTube.

Posted by the Flea at 09:58 AM

English houses

With beautiful roofs.

Posted by the Flea at 09:57 AM

London Grammar - Wasting My Young Years

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 09:52 AM

September 03, 2013

Burberry Brit Rhythm

"Suki Waterhouse and George Barnett are the latest aesthetically pleasing pair to star in a Burberry campaign. The 21-year-old model and 25-year-old musician (he's the drummer for band These New Puritans), are the new faces of the brand's new Brit Rhythm fragrance for men."

Directly related: "In a Business of Fashion Exclusive, Imran Amed sits down with Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts to discuss the company's connected culture as the company launches its first fragrance since taking its beauty business in house earlier this year."

The beauty sector was ripe. You had a couple of big guys in luxury — Chanel and Dior — that have dominated that space for a long time. And you had the big conglomerates like P&G starting to make big announcements. Armani had gone in a little, P&G just launched Dolce.

We hadn’t launched a new category for three years. The team was ready, the culture was ready, so we bought it back, [but] not to set it up as a separate business. We called it the fifth product division. We have women’s, men’s, accessories, children’s wear and now we have beauty.
Posted by the Flea at 09:48 AM

Charli XCX - You (Ha Ha Ha)

(NSFW lyrics)

Posted by the Flea at 09:42 AM

September 02, 2013

Dior Homme - Uncensored Official Director's Cut

I am not certain what they found to censor for the G-rated version. Or quite what demographic Dior is trying to target with this campaign. Are Twihards aspirational consumers?

Posted by the Flea at 10:04 AM

The Histomap

"This 'Histomap,' created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931."

Posted by the Flea at 10:03 AM

The Kite String Tangle - Given The Chance

Posted by the Flea at 10:02 AM

September 01, 2013

Milton Friedman - Lesson of the Pencil

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

Villalobos - Fizheuer Zieheuer

"Fizheuer Zieheuer is a 2006 single written and produced by minimal techno artist Ricardo Villalobos.

"The 37-minute title track is primarily based on a horns sample from a gypsy folk song titled 'Pobjednicki Cocek' by Serbian group Blehorkestar Bakija Bakic, as discovered – after the record's publication – by a member of the forum at Discogs.com. The sample is in a minor key and repeats ostinato-like through almost the entire track, accompanied by percussion and occasionally complemented by a second horns sample from the introductory trumpet solo of 'Pobjednicki Cocek'."

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM