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March 28, 2016

Ghosts Of Motley Hall Series S1E1 The Last Uproar

Posted by the Flea at 06:05 PM

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Cecilia and the Satellite

Posted by the Flea at 06:03 PM

March 25, 2016

How Alfred Hitchcock Blocks A Scene

Posted by the Flea at 12:48 PM

Vangelis - Sirens' Whispering

Posted by the Flea at 12:47 PM

March 23, 2016

Why sunglasses are expensive (2012)

"Why sunglasses are expensive. Luxottica, the world's largest eyeware manufacturer, revolutionized the industry and essentially created a vertically integrated monopoly."

Posted by the Flea at 08:29 AM

The History of Iso E Super in Perfumery

"The history of Iso E Super began in the 1960s. Many scientists around the world studied aroma chemistry and explored compounds with an ionone-like structure – the substances determining the scent of violets. In 1973, John B. Hall and James M. Sanders from the American corporation International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), discovered a new chemical compound. They patented it and called it “Isocyclemone E”. A little bit later, they improved the synthesis method and came up with a “refined” version – Iso E Super."

Posted by the Flea at 08:28 AM

Alan Parsons Project - Sirius/Eye In The Sky

Posted by the Flea at 08:24 AM

March 22, 2016

Tom Ford In 24 Hours

"A short film by Witness Relocation based on an article in Harper's Bazaar by award winning fashion designer / filmmaker Tom Ford about a typical 24 hours in his life."

First 30 seconds or so are NSFW.

Posted by the Flea at 08:11 AM

Rough Trade - Butch

With Peter Gzowski on 90 Minutes Live, 1976.

Posted by the Flea at 08:10 AM

March 21, 2016

Rankin - From Dusk Til Dawn (2016)

"See the Emporio Armani Spring Summer 2016 collection as interpreted by Rankin in a fashion film starring Immy Waterhouse and inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood. A colorful time-lapse epic, from dawn till dusk, influenced by the layered pinks and corals of the collection."

Posted by the Flea at 07:29 AM

Tinashe feat. Chris Brown - Player

Posted by the Flea at 07:27 AM

March 20, 2016

Filmmaker & Poet: Pier Paolo Pasolini

"Pier Paolo Pasolini (March 5, 1922 -- November 2, 1975) was an Italian poet, intellectual, film director, and writer. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process."

Posted by the Flea at 10:58 AM

Chants de mort

"Coil has always been an iconoclastic force within culture, standing well outside the circles of mainstream acceptance. One of the most confrontational aspects of their early work is a defiant expression of their homosexuality. The importance of this is so easily lost to the modern viewer, now thirty years removed from the political and social climate of 1980s England and the intensely conservative air of the Thatcher years. It is also easy to misjudge the virulent homophobia and utter inaction that was the international response to the AIDS epidemic. For perspective, 1986—the year Horse Rotorvator was released—was also the first year AIDS was defined by the World Health Organization. In the midst of such an inferno of sexualized death, it must have been easy to see the world churning with the jawbones of the apocalypse."

Posted by the Flea at 10:57 AM

Coil - Ostia (The Death of Pasolini)

Posted by the Flea at 10:55 AM

March 19, 2016

Balmain | Fall Winter 2016/2017

Posted by the Flea at 06:39 PM

Iggy Azalea - Team

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 06:38 PM

March 18, 2016

Alexander McQueen | Autumn/Winter 2016

Posted by the Flea at 09:18 AM

Stary Olsa - Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)

Posted by the Flea at 09:17 AM

March 15, 2016

Barry Greenwald - Taxi! (1982)

Taxi! by Barry Greenwald, National Film Board of Canada

"This feature documentary studies one of the city’s most visible yet most anonymous character: the taxi driver. Filmed by day and night, the film offers an entertaining and sometimes comical look at the drivers, fleet operators and dispatchers who are expected to deliver passengers, parcels… and even babies."

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM

Grant Green - Idle Moments

Posted by the Flea at 08:42 AM

March 14, 2016

Snow Maiden (1952)

СНЕГУРОЧКА "Snow Maiden" - Soviet-length animated film in 1952 based on the eponymous play by Alexander Ostrovsky music by Rimsky-Korsakov in the treatment of L. Schwartz.

"Winter ends and Santa Claus is going to the north. What to do with my daughter granddaughter? Her icy heart never knew any simple human joys, no love, but once she heard the song Lola and wanted to stay in Berendeevo kingdom. And ask your mother - Spring beauty - melt her heart ..."

Posted by the Flea at 02:29 PM

“We drank Soma, we became immortal...”

"For over a hundred years now, scientists have been discussing what plant was used to prepare Soma (Haoma), a sacred drink of the ancient Indians and Iranians, which 'inspired poets and seers, made warriors fearless.' The hypotheses were plenty: from eph edra, can nabis, and op ium poppy to blue water lily (Nymphaea caerulea) and fly agaric (Amanita muscaria). The answer was found in a grave of a noble woman buried in an elite burial ground of the Xiongnu, the famous nomads of Central Asia."

(Various elisions to circumvent 403 errors at my server. - Ed.)

Posted by the Flea at 02:28 PM

Lothlórien, with Quenya and Sindarin lyrics in Tengwar

Posted by the Flea at 02:27 PM

March 13, 2016

Michelle Erickson - Agate Teapot

"In this film created by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, potter Michelle Erickson recreates an 18th century agate teapot using 18th century techniques."

Posted by the Flea at 04:29 PM

Orkestra Obselete - Blue Monday 1933

Posted by the Flea at 04:27 PM

March 12, 2016

Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

"The best fashion show is on the street. Always has been; always will be."

Posted by the Flea at 09:28 AM

Years & Years ft. Tove Lo - Desire

Posted by the Flea at 09:24 AM

March 11, 2016

Anna Kadykova & Shool-Studio 'SHAR' - The Mole at the Sea (2012)

Posted by the Flea at 09:38 AM

Jane's Party - Coming on Strong

Posted by the Flea at 09:34 AM

March 10, 2016

Comic Book Girl 19 - Why did I go see Gods of Egypt!

NSFW (occasional language/hilarity)

Posted by the Flea at 09:03 AM

The Weapon X Program or Arkham Asylum

Which is a bigger waste of taxpayer money?

On one hand, we have the super duper secret Weapon X program, funded by Canada's own Department K, a dark collection of facilities and scientists hellbent on turning mutants into superweapons.

On the other hand, we have Arkham Asylum, superprison to Gotham's craziest, most violent, and most superpowered villains, a "Mental Institution" designed to help "rehabilitate" these people back into productive members of society.

And objectively, from a local or federal standpoint, two of the most ineffective, expensive, dangerous boondoggles in fictional government history.
Posted by the Flea at 09:02 AM

Rough Trade - All Touch

Posted by the Flea at 09:01 AM

March 09, 2016

Chanel Fall-Winter 2016/17 Ready-to-Wear

Posted by the Flea at 08:11 AM

Dami Im - Alive

Posted by the Flea at 08:10 AM

March 08, 2016

Brodgar Farm

"When the owners of Brodgar Farm ploughed up a large notched stone in their field in 2003, they knew it was no normal rock. Someone had altered it. And given the farm’s location, it wouldn’t have been surprising if that someone had lived a very, very long time ago."

Posted by the Flea at 07:49 AM

Joseph - Wind

Posted by the Flea at 07:44 AM

March 07, 2016

Moschino Fall/Winter 2016-17 Menswear

Posted by the Flea at 07:47 AM

Fake Blood - I Think I Like It

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 07:42 AM

March 06, 2016

Sheats Goldstein House

Jim Goldstein bought the house in 1972, for a mere $185,000. “There just wasn’t the distance at that period to see the value of the architecture,” says Govan, though it’s hard to imagine now how anyone could undervalue its incredible spatial moves. The house is entered from the land side into a fairly compressed space that gives way to a living area with a soaring ceiling in coffered concrete. “It opens up like a piano lid,” says Govan, “and you’re looking at the most spectacular view. It’s incredibly powerful.”

Posted by the Flea at 07:35 AM

Miles Davis - Live in Vienna (1973)

Posted by the Flea at 07:33 AM

March 05, 2016

Vertiginous architecture

"Cantilevered out from a 30-storey skyscraper, suspended 300m above a ravine, or stuck on the side of a cliff, these designs take architecture to new heights. Here are eight of the most dizzying projects in the world."

Posted by the Flea at 08:03 AM

y y y - Mandem

Posted by the Flea at 08:01 AM

March 04, 2016

The Red Rocket

"State-of-the-art Maple Leaf Cinema at the CN Tower features the Canadian Premiere of The Red Rocket, a film that propels audiences on an eye-popping 14-minute electric trolley journey through the vibrant heart of Metropolitan Toronto. The Red Rocket celebrates five generations of iconic Toronto streetcars that have served citizens and shaped the city since the 1890s. The film presents Toronto's storied transit history: from the first electric streetcars of the early 1890s, to the Peter Whitt trolley introduced in 1922, to the PCC cars of the 40s, 50s and 60s, and ultimately the state-of-the-art Flexity tram now merging onto the city's thoroughfares. Viewers explore Toronto from many angles: dancing with trolley wheels at street-level to soaring over the city in bird's-eye aerials. Filmed in 2013-2014, The Red Rocket premieres and will be shown exclusively at the CN Tower's Maple Leaf Cinema."

Posted by the Flea at 07:09 AM

L'Impératrice - Vanille Fraise

Posted by the Flea at 07:07 AM

March 03, 2016

Iceland: Why I Want To Go

Posted by the Flea at 08:57 AM

Anna of the North - The Dreamer

Posted by the Flea at 08:55 AM

March 02, 2016

Jingjing

"Patagonian penguin alters migration each year to visit the man who saved his life."

Five years ago, a retired bricklayer called Joao Pereira de Souza found a penguin drenched in oil on the beach near his home in Brazil. Realising the bird would be doomed if left unaided, Joao took him home, cleaned him up and fed him sardines. And named him Jingjing. Once Jingjing had regathered his strength, his kindly saviour took him back out to sea and released him back into his natural environment. Job well done.

Except when Joao returned home from his rehabilitation mission, Jingjing was already there patiently waiting for him.
Posted by the Flea at 07:41 AM

RABBII - Hang Us High

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

Posted by the Flea at 07:39 AM

March 01, 2016

Must Farm

"A complete Bronze Age wheel believed to be the largest and earliest of its kind found in the UK has been unearthed.
The 3,000-year-old artefact was found at a site dubbed 'Britain's Pompeii', at Must Farm in Cambridgeshire."

Posted by the Flea at 08:48 AM

The Crawick Multiverse

"On a Scottish hillside, a former mining site has been transformed into a landscape of the multiverse – exploring both its galaxies and mysteries about how it all began."

Posted by the Flea at 08:47 AM

n u a g e s - Dreams

Posted by the Flea at 08:44 AM