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December 31, 2015

Andy Tauer Speech at Twisted Lily

Posted by the Flea at 11:19 AM

Tora feat. Potato Potato - Overcome

Posted by the Flea at 11:17 AM

December 30, 2015

Marc Isaacs - Lift (2001)

"Filmmaker Marc Isaacs sets himself up in a London tower block lift. The residents come to trust him and reveal the things that matter to them creating a humorous and moving portrait of a vertical community."

Posted by the Flea at 07:58 AM

Kenton Slash Demon - Boiler Room DJ Set

Posted by the Flea at 07:54 AM

December 29, 2015

Graham Norton S18E12

Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, David Beckham and Kylie Minogue.

Posted by the Flea at 07:28 AM

Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell Williams - WTF (Where They From)

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM

December 28, 2015

iamamiwhoami live in session // BBC Radio 6 Music

Posted by the Flea at 05:59 AM

December 27, 2015

Jacob Harmer - Nets


Jacob Harmer - Nets from White Lodge on Vimeo.

"Growing up in Hastings on Britain's south coast, English director Jacob Harmer would spend his summers diving off the harbor arm. It was here he first met Willy, the older of the two young fishermen whose tough but fiercely independent way of life he captures in Nets. Rekindling their friendship after many years, Harmer joined Willy and his crewmates out on the family boat to uncover the pleasures and the perils of working life onboard a trawler."

Posted by the Flea at 06:48 AM

Piffaro - 21 Duo Seraphim

"Music from an Advent Vespers as it would have been experienced in early 17th c. Dresden."

Posted by the Flea at 06:47 AM

iamamiwhoami - t

Posted by the Flea at 06:44 AM

December 26, 2015

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Reinterpreted - English National Ballet

Posted by the Flea at 09:07 AM

Benjamin Millepied: Haut Vol

The Paris Opera Ballet takes flight above the French capital.

Posted by the Flea at 09:04 AM

Charlotte Gainsbourg feat. Beck - Heaven Can Wait

undefined @NOWNESS.

Posted by the Flea at 09:03 AM

December 25, 2015

H.P. Lovecraft - Yule Horror

Posted by the Flea at 10:04 AM

Have a creepy little Christmas

With these unsettling Victorian Christmas cards.

Posted by the Flea at 10:03 AM

Lady Gaga & Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Baby It's Cold Outside

Posted by the Flea at 10:01 AM

December 24, 2015

The Dusty Towne Sexy Holiday Special

Posted by the Flea at 09:05 AM

The Complaint of Christmas

“To conclude, I’ll tell you news that’s right, Christmas was killed at Naseby fight.”

The attack on the feast of Christmas had deep roots. Long before the Civil War began, many zealous Protestants, or ‘Puritans’, had been troubled both by the boisterous nature of the festivities which took place at Christmas and by the perceived association of those festivities with the old Catholic faith. During the early 1600s, most English Puritans had been prepared to tolerate Christmas. Following the rebellion of the Presbyterian Scots against Charles I in 1637, however, all this was to change.
Posted by the Flea at 09:04 AM

Coil - Christmas Is Now Drawing Near

Posted by the Flea at 09:03 AM

December 23, 2015

Bill Murray is asked what he wants that he doesn't yet have

Posted by the Flea at 02:04 PM

‘Star Wars’ exerts Force on catwalk

"I would look out for (in no particular order, and in both men’s and women’s wear): the return of sand tones; the rise of the flight-suit variation of the jumpsuit; distressed leather; pleated drapery beyond Fortuny silks; and tailored kimono dressing."

Posted by the Flea at 02:03 PM

Kim Wilde And Mel Smith - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 02:01 PM

December 22, 2015

Carl Sagan Christmas Lectures - The Earth as a Planets (1977)

Posted by the Flea at 07:32 AM

Sci-fragettes

"It started with Uhura. Then came Leia, Ripley, Scully, Buffy, Cersei, Katniss (Everdeen), Furiosa and Jessica Jones. And with a female protagonist in the shape of Daisy Ridley’s Rey, and the gender-flipped casting of Gwendoline Christie as baddie Captain Phasma, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is looking to add to that list."

Posted by the Flea at 07:28 AM

Woodkid - I Love You

Posted by the Flea at 07:24 AM

December 21, 2015

Kapre: The Tree Dweller | Philippine Mythology Documentary

Posted by the Flea at 08:27 AM

Nevarte

"Together, a fragrance legend and a horticultural pioneer have cultivated what could be the first new perfume rose in more than a century.

"The new rose created by the nose Francis Kurkdjian and the breeder Fabien Ducher. They spent six years ferreting out the ancestral chains of Damask and May roses to develop their hybrid, which they call Nevarte."

Posted by the Flea at 08:17 AM

John Williams - The Scavenger

Posted by the Flea at 08:14 AM

December 20, 2015

Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement

"Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmmaker, he had an innate understanding of movement and how to capture it onscreen. Join me today in studying the master, possibly the greatest composer of motion in film history."

Posted by the Flea at 10:29 AM

The Illustrated Dune

"I can envision no more perfect visual representation of my Dune world than John Schoenherr's careful and accurate illustrations." -Frank Herbert.

Posted by the Flea at 10:28 AM

Tangerine Dream - Tailed & Break-In

Posted by the Flea at 10:27 AM

December 19, 2015

National Geographic Wild - Islands: Iceland (2011)

Posted by the Flea at 10:44 AM

Hive Riot - Sherlock

Posted by the Flea at 10:42 AM

December 18, 2015

Jules-Adolphe Breton - The Song of the Lark (1884)

"Bill Murray shared a deeply personal account of how a painting literally saved his life while speaking to Russell from Red Carpet News TV at the London Press conference ahead of the UK premiere of new film The Monuments Men."

Posted by the Flea at 10:38 AM

Halti as an anniversary gift

“The aim of the site is to see how many Norwegians are interested in giving Finland the peak of the Halti mountain, which is 20 metres within our borders, as an anniversary gift in 2017.”

Posted by the Flea at 10:37 AM

Taylor Swift - Out Of The Woods

Posted by the Flea at 10:33 AM

December 17, 2015

J.J. Abrams discusses Star Wars:The Force Awakens (Aol BUILD Interview 30.11.2015)

"Join filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Lost) as he discusses the most highly anticipated film of the year, 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.' Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, Han Solo and his allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren. Favorites like Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker and Leia join newcomers Rey, Finn and Maz Kanata for an intense galactic showdown."

Posted by the Flea at 09:29 AM

Slavoj Žižek on Star Wars: Revenge of Global Finance

"Where, then, does this leave us? The ultimate postmodern irony is today’s strange exchange between the West and the East. At the very moment when, at the level of 'economic infrastructure,' Western technology and capitalism are triumphing worldwide, at the level of 'ideological superstructure,' the Judeo-Christian legacy is threatened in the West itself by the onslaught of New Age 'Asiatic' thought. Such Eastern wisdom, from 'Western Buddhism' to Taoism, is establishing itself as the hegemonic ideology of global capitalism. But while Western Buddhism presents itself as the remedy against the stress of capitalism’s dynamics–by allowing us to uncouple and retain some inner peace–it actually functions as the perfect ideological supplement."

Posted by the Flea at 09:28 AM

Jon Anderson & Vangelis Papathanassiou - Horizon

Posted by the Flea at 09:27 AM

December 16, 2015

Rembrandt vs Vermeer: The Titans of Dutch Painting

Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 15th October 2014.

"Rembrandt van Rijn is the best known of all the Dutch masters. His range was vast, from landscapes to portraits to Biblical scenes; he revolutionised every medium he handled, from oil paintings to etchings and drawings. His vision encompassed every element of life – the sleeping lion; the pissing baby; the lacerated soles of the returned prodigal son.

"Making the case for him in this debate will be Simon Schama. For him Rembrandt is humanity unedited: rough, raw, violent, manic, vain, greedy and manipulative. Formal beauty was the least of his concerns, argues Schama, yet he attains beauty through his understanding of the human condition, including to be sure, his own.

"But for novelist Tracy Chevalier it can all get a little exhausting. Rembrandt’s paintings, she believes – even those that are not his celebrated self-portraits – are all about himself. Championing Vermeer, she will claim that his charm lies in the very fact that he absents himself from his paintings. As a result they are less didactic and more magical than Rembrandt’s, giving the viewer room to breathe."

Posted by the Flea at 07:05 AM

No brand

"Muji, founded in 1980 in Japan, offers what the company calls “no-brand quality goods”: unembellished household items, stationery, clothing and knickknacks. Each item is packaged minimally, priced reasonably and injected with a higher dose of design intelligence than you find at most mass retailers.

"There are boxes of wool to play with and potted plants purifying the air. The store soundtrack is weighted toward instrumental flute arrangements. It’s like Ikea on Klonopin."

Posted by the Flea at 07:04 AM

Katelyn Tarver - Weekend Millionaires (Samuraii Remix)

Posted by the Flea at 07:02 AM

December 15, 2015

Kristoffer Hellesmark - The Hitch (2014)


'The Hitch'- Christopher Hitchens documentary from Kristoffer Hellesmark on Vimeo.

Quite apart from the subject matter, one of the nest thought out, best put together, inspired and by turns inspirational works of documentary I've ever watched through at 2 in the morning.

Posted by the Flea at 04:24 AM

Hayden James - Something About You

#feels: The ODESZA remix.

Posted by the Flea at 04:21 AM

December 14, 2015

Stephan's Six - Monsieur Guerlain

"When Monsieur Guerlain started his website back in 2006 it was because there was so little information available about the company. Apart from a few books there was no dedicated site. A lifelong fan, he started to pull together every piece of information that he could find, and his impartiality meant that he has become the unofficial authority on Guerlain."

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

Chase Holfelder & Kurt Hugo Schneider - All I want for Christmas is you

Posted by the Flea at 08:23 AM

December 13, 2015

Rembrandt and His Paints

Posted by the Flea at 08:11 AM

Chisu - Tuu mua vastaan

Posted by the Flea at 08:01 AM

December 12, 2015

Taylor Swift & James Taylor - Fire and Rain/Fifteen

Posted by the Flea at 12:44 PM

December 11, 2015

Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong

Wall Street Journal: "Nothing really prepares you for it."

Posted by the Flea at 06:48 PM

Vangelis - Sushi Bar-Damask Rose

Posted by the Flea at 06:47 PM

December 08, 2015

To whom it may concern; necessities


To whom it may concern; necessities (full film) from To whom it may concern. on Vimeo.

Posted by the Flea at 06:36 AM

Kate Bush - Christmas Special (1979)

Posted by the Flea at 06:33 AM

December 06, 2015

Text Santa Downton Abbey


Text Santa Downton Abbey from ITV Press Centre on Vimeo.

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

It’s all in the process

"A new show explores the work of Richard Meier."

Posted by the Flea at 08:23 AM

Kylie - Every Day's Like Christmas

Posted by the Flea at 08:22 AM

December 05, 2015

All manner of madness ensued

"As the story goes, in 1965 a small group of Italian architects, frustrated by what they considered to be the ineffectiveness of postwar design, found themselves at the forefront of an innovative new movement which sought to use architecture as a tool for social change. The movement assumed the moniker Radical Design, and claimed the dancefloor as its arena; before long, clubs had become the ultimate spaces for multidisciplinary creative freedom, and an outlet for the collective's socio-political frustration."

Posted by the Flea at 09:48 AM

David Bowie - Blackstar

Posted by the Flea at 09:47 AM

December 04, 2015

Harry Harrison - The Lost Battleship (1960)

"It might seem a little careless to lose track of something as big as a battleship... but interstellar space is on a different scale of magnitude."

Posted by the Flea at 08:06 AM

Kylie & Dannii Minogue - 100 Degrees (X Factor Australia 2015)

Posted by the Flea at 08:04 AM

December 03, 2015

Karl Lagerfeld - Once and Forever (2015)

"Karl Lagerfeld's new film that goes behind the scenes of a biopic on Gabrielle Chanel, starring Kristen Stewart, Geraldine Chaplin, Jérémie Elkaïm, François Marthouret, Amanda Harlech, Jamie Bochert, Jake Davies, Baptiste Giabiconi and Laura Brown."

Posted by the Flea at 06:47 AM

Kendji Girac - Andalouse

Posted by the Flea at 06:44 AM

December 01, 2015

British Museum - Curators’ Corner: Irving Finkel

"Irving Finkel has possibly the coolest job in the world – he’s curator of cuneiform at the British Museum. Since 1979 he’s been trawling the Museum’s 130,000 clay tablets for clues about life in ancient Mesopotamia. In this film, he tells us about a particular tablet he found that contains the rules of a board game – a board game that he’s been obsessed with since childhood."

Posted by the Flea at 06:34 AM

Message in a Bottle

Luca Turin reviews the Latest Comme des Garçons and Carolina Herrera Fragrances.

Twenty years ago (time flies!), perfumer Mark Buxton and Art Director Christian Astuguevieille revolutionised mainstream fragrance by bringing out the first exemplar of what turned out to be a new genre: spare, transparent, and based exclusively on spicy and woody notes. In essence these were fragrances without a “middle,” since spices are generally up top and woods linger on in the drydown.
Posted by the Flea at 06:33 AM

Kate Bush - Kashka From Baghdad

Posted by the Flea at 06:31 AM