February 29, 2016

Studio Swine - Terraforming (2016)

Terraforming from Studio Swine on Vimeo.

"Terraforming depicts a crystal planet that has been discovered in the galaxy. It follows a young cartographer's journey to the planet, where he engineers the environment to be habitable for humans using various tools of exploration. The Dune Clock tells the time with 3 million precision cut crystals; the minutes pass with falling crystals and the hour with the digital numbers. The Dune Table creates an array of miniature landscapes using sound frequencies ranging from 100Hz-10,000Hz demonstrating the planet's ever shifting surface.

"The first ever object to be designed by man 1.7 million years ago was a flint hand axe. Flint has the same molecular structure as a crystal and they both consist of silica. The project juxtaposes the flint hand axe with the latest crystal technology; Xero chaton the world's smallest precision cut crystal measuring 0.6mm in diameter, smaller than a grain of sand.

"Terraforming is a project commissioned for Designer of the Future 2015 by Swarovski at Design Miami/ Basel."

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CHVRCHES - Clearest Blue

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February 28, 2016

Versace | Fall Winter 2016/2017

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Angelic and human voices

Mapping the sound of Byzantine churches.

"The Byzantines described the effect of the mingling of angelic and human voices," Gerstel told us. "So I kept joking, 'are we really recording what the angels sound like?' and I'm not kidding when I say it's almost exactly what it sounded like."
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Miles Davis - So What

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February 27, 2016

The first Jedi temple

"A small rocky island off the coast of Ireland hit the headlines earlier this year when news broke that Star Wars: Episode VII was being filmed there. I couldn't resist the temptation to visit Skellig Michael - a place that felt strangely out of this world."

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Perfume and magic

"Perpetuate the mystery at all costs perfume lovers…"

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Esquerita - Sinner Man

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February 26, 2016

Moschino Fall/Winter 2016

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Øfdream - Thelema

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February 25, 2016

Lorde's Bowie tribute at BRITs 2016

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

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February 23, 2016

Alan Moore, art, and magic

"In Austin Osman Spare I see a near-perfect magician, at least according to my own lights, and by the same standard at the same time see an almost perfect artist. Similarly, as with Blake, I can’t help but note and admire the fiery individual moral core that both men situated at the centre of their practice and their lives.

"As I’ve said before, we have no reason to assume that magic is a morally neutral force, like electricity. In fact, I’m not even sure about electricity."

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Strange Advance - We Run

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February 22, 2016

Crossrail tunnels

The view begins high above the London rooftops, the kind of eye-view usually seen only by crane operators working in cramped cabins. You descend at a gentle rate, dropping down until you’re at the level of the treetops and office buildings. And then further and further, towards the giant hole that has been dug yards from the busy street.

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Spoons - Smiling In Winter

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February 21, 2016

Was this the defining moment in Western art?

"Ahead of Defining Beauty, a new exhibition of Greek sculpture at the British Museum, Alastair Sooke explains how the Ancient Greeks changed the course of art history."

Summer, 1972: a holidaymaker from Rome is snorkelling off the coast of southern Italy. Idly scanning the seabed, he suddenly spots a hand sticking out of the sand. Convinced that it belongs to a corpse, he swims down to take a closer look. Touching it, he realises that it is made of metal.
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Gwen Stefani - Make Me Like You (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)

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February 19, 2016

Marc Jacobs | Fall Winter 2016/2017

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Gwen Stefani - Make Me Like You

Gwen Stefani shot a live music video during the Grammys:

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February 18, 2016

Vogue Voices: Tom Ford

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glxy - 3 am

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February 16, 2016

Between You and I the English Language is Going to the Dogs

"Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 5th March 2014.

The English language is going to the dogs. "Between you and I" is just one of the howlers those of us with linguistic sensibilities have to endure. The distinctions between words such as 'infer' and 'imply', and 'uninterested' and 'disinterested' are disappearing. Americanisms such as 'gotten', 'different than' and 'can I get..?' abound. Every office resounds with horrible new jargon such as 'going forward', 'deliverables', 'touch base' and 'heads up'. Infinitives are split, participles dangle. Language is based on established practice and rules. When the rules are continually (and that isn't continuously) broken, the language suffers and those who care suffer too.
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Literally, gobbledygook

"Could you erectify a luxurimole flackoblots? Have you hidden your chocolate cake from Penelope? Or maybe you’re just going to vada the bona omi? If you understand any of these sentences, you speak an English 'anti-language'."

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palma - Found Path

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February 15, 2016

Thicker than water

"Matching modern genetic profiles against genes known to have been inherited from Neanderthals has shown links to a wide range of current disorders."

One of these, the researchers think, was a Neanderthal gene variant that increases blood-clotting. This would have sealed wounds more quickly, and prevented infection more easily. But in a modern western society, hyper-coagulation brings other problems, including greater risk for stroke, pulmonary embolism and pregnancy complications.
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Van Morrison - Into The Mystic

Hat tip to Mr. Percifield.

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February 14, 2016

The Graham Norton Show - S11E11 - will.i.am, Miriam Margolyes, Greg Davies and Adam Lambert

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Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way

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February 13, 2016

Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2016

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February 12, 2016

Max Brooks Nonresident Senior, Atlantic Council Fellow - Art of Future Warfare

“We’ve become so hyper specialized,” Brooks said. “Everybody sees everything through their specific lens.”

Which is a problem. For instance, an Army that specializes in state-on-state warfare performs terribly against an insurgency. So how does Brooks think we should prepare for the conflicts of the future? “It is really important to have conversations that make us all feel like 7th graders.”

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Rihanna - Man Down

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February 11, 2016

Drawing on the road

Jacob Brillhart on the early travel sketches of Le Corbusier.

From buildings to urban planning to furniture, there may not be a more influential figure in modern architecture and design than Le Corbusier. Yet the man born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret in Switzerland in 1887 never attended university and had no formal architectural training. What he did have, however, was a voracious mind, and mentors who encouraged him during his teens and early 20s to travel around Europe and Turkey and draw draw draw.
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Lily Allen - Air Balloon

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February 10, 2016

Black Opium Nuit Blanche - The Night Isn't Over Yet

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Laura Mvula - She

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February 09, 2016

Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008)

Stanley Kubricks Boxes from JAVARING on Vimeo.

"One of the most highly revered figures in the history of cinema, Stanley Kubrick was as enigmatic and fascinating as his movies. His obsessive working methods and general reclusiveness from press or public scrutiny only worked to deepen his legend. It also left him vulnerable to wild speculation, tall tales and rumor. In the aftermath of his passing in 1999, filmmaker Jon Ronson received an invitation to the Kubrick Estate in England where he was given the freedom to explore the private side of this genius. The results of his journey are on display in the documentary short titled Stanley Kubrick's Boxes."

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Maverick Sabre - Come Fly Away

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February 08, 2016

Chris Martin Carpool Karaoke

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Lady Gaga - National Anthem - Super Bowl 2016

Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show - Bruno Mars & Beyonce:

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February 07, 2016

Firmenich Naturals Together - Chapter 1 - Copaiba

"Deep in the Amazon Forest, the skilled locals of the Brazilian Reserva Extrativista Riozinho do Anfrísio expertly harvest copaiba resin. They extract the woody, green and spicy oil without harming the plants’ growth, using a process known as ‘drilling’. Firmenich maintains long-term partnerships with these communities to positively impact their lives. Buying from them directly, Firmenich ensures that they receive a fair income while protecting the rainforest."

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Laura Mvula - Green Garden

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February 06, 2016

Destiny of Doctor Doom Chapter 1: Savior of Latveria

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Dr. Doom's RIDICULOUS Backstory | "Who Is"

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Marvel Heroes MMO: Chronicles of Doom Pt. 1

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Marvel Heroes MMO: Opening Cinematic

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Doctor Doom wants to talk with Iron Man

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February 05, 2016

Bruegel in Black and White

"The Courtauld Gallery’s new exhibition of Bruegel is certainly lenten fare. It has no cakes or ale. Instead it revels – literally – in the dark side of this well-loved artist, bringing together three 'grisaille' paintings by Bruegel, small pictures in black and white whose restricted palette suits their sombre themes."

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Maverick Sabre - I Need

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February 04, 2016

Chanel - Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture Show

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Øfdream - Ninth Gate

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February 02, 2016

The Making of a Marble Sculpture

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The winds of November

Dave Sandford photographs Lake Erie.

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Holy Ghost! - It Must Be The Weather

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February 01, 2016

In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain

In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain (trailer) from larissa sansour on Vimeo.

Sci-fi short, Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind, 2015

"In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain resides in the cross-section between sci-fi, archaeology and politics. Combining live motion and CGI, the film explores the role of myth for history, fact and national identity. A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain – suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilisation. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands. Once unearthed, this tableware will prove the existence of this counterfeit people. By implementing a myth of their own and planting the evidence to substantiate it, the group completes a historical intervention – de facto creating a nation."

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