Aspire
Short film 'Aspire' visualizes how creatives influence each other. They can be considered nomads who are struggling to survive and settle their camps from time to time. A colourful project for Fashionclash Maastricht from creative agency Strictua. 'Aspire' was selected for the Berlin Fashion Film Festival.
James Blake – Retrograde
James Blake‘s video for his new single Retrograde, taken from his forthcoming album Overgrown out on April 8 through Republic, is a very airy and haunting film that matches perfectly the lightness of Blake’s musical universe. Blake for an other time entrusts Martin De Thurah for the direction of the film, a film that captures what seems like an asteroid attack on earth. It is dressed with finesse and attention to detail, and hits high cinematic levels with incorporating almost no special effects.
The Animal Chair collection constitutes a diverse range of species, from mammals to reptiles, and even including insects. Each creation retains the animal’s natural vitality whilst being totally biological accurate in their appearance. This collection is homage to these animals and the whole animal kingdom which inhabits our planet, as an attempt to reflect and capture the beauty of nature in each living thing. The Octopus Chair is the first piece of the Animal Chair collection, and it establishes a base and point of departure for the pieces to come.
So Yoon Lym titled her painting series for her upcoming Paterson Museum exhibition, The Dreamtime for a few reasons that have to do with this original reference. These hair and braid pattern designs are for the most part viewed from an aerial perspective. In most cultures around the world, perspective in art is aerial. It is not the egocentric perspective of European Renaissance art.
Taking things apart and failing to put them back together is part of a man’s DNA from the time he’s born. Even though your skills with a screwdriver and a power drill increase exponentially with age, there’s always that part of you that wants to tear something to pieces to figger it out. Todd McLellan is no different; he just does something productive with it. He disassembles everything from typewriters to clocks and then turns them into amazing pieces of art based on their disassembled parts.
The latest in Nike Snowboarding’s limited edition boots is coming! Over the years we have explored the freakish worlds of Danny Kass and Gigi Rüf, and this year we walk a very different path with none other than Nicolas Müller.
Paris vs. New York
This is a fun short film based on Vahram Muratyan's book, Paris vs. New York. It's full of recognizable characteristics from both metropoles. Consider a second watch, since you may not be able to get all the facts the first time. Art director Tony Miotto from Strasbourg did a great job selecting and mixing the audio parts.
Chinatown
Brooklyn-based French photographer Franck Bohbot has a new series that captures the dreamy beauty of New York City’s Chinatown. Simply titled ‘Chinatown’, his photographs of its deserted streets and alleys, shuttered stores and towering high-rise buildings have a gauzy, misty feel that will make you see one of Manhattan’s most distinctive ethnic enclaves in a different light. Taken at night, they avoid the clichéd daytime shots of crowded pavements and bustling activity that comes to mind when you think of the place.
CityHub
There’s a new kind of traveller roaming the streets of Europe – carrying a smartphone and looking for the new underground cultural scene. These digital native tourists don’t want anything to do with the typical tourist. That’s why CityHub Amsterdam is focusing on these upcoming internet connected generations. The hotel offers 50 sleeping units (hubs), a ‘digital’ lobby and an app that familiarizes travellers with the city.
Ordinary Backdrops
Louis de Belle is drawn to 'non-places'. These are spots that people walk by everyday, but only become special through the eyes of the right person. The Milan born photographer now studies and lives in Berlin and can be recognized by a still-life style. Ordinary Backdrops shows odd views of the Japanese suburban scenario. The photos are carefully composed when you look at the lines, texture and objects. Great to see a photographer giving ordinary places a second chance.
Atipo is a Spanish design studio from Gijón which created an interesting series of posters dedicated to four typographical designers. For this great work they combined facial expressions and black-and-white make-up interpreting Caslon Italic, Clarendon Bold, Helvetica Bold and Carousel Medium.
11 the beautiful game is the ultimate luxury football table for discerning lovers of the world’s favourite game. Made to order, each individually numbered table is meticulously hand-finished to the very highest standards by skilled European craftsmen. Embedded atmospheric lighting and digital scoring captures the drama and excitement of a classic sporting encounter.

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