31.5.14

Sosh - Until Tomorrow Teaser

5 pro riders, 3 disciplines : bmx, skateboarding and snowboarding, 1 dream destination : California
From March 10th to April 4th, Matthias Dandois (BMX), Maxime Charveron (BMX), Sam Partaix (Skateboard), Anne-Flore Marxer (Snowboard) and Rémy Taveira (Skateboard) will cut a swath through the West Coast of the US following hot tips and challenges posted on the Internet by their community of fans.
To join the trip, there is only one condition: Stay connected !


In Residence: Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas



Step Inside the First Couple of Italian Architecture's Paris Apartment 

Architects, of course, work with space and light, not bricks and mortar. These are the raw materials. That’s especially true of the places they make or remake for themselves; often unassuming, discreet, already there, not very architectural, but always with high ceilings and tall windows. “Real luxury is to have volume, light from outside,” says Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, who since 1981 has been working alongside his wife Doriana. They live and work together and try not to have too much architecture in either place. “If you build every day, if you plan every day some contemporary building, it’s fantastic to live in an old one,” he says. “It’s fantastic the contradiction between what you are and what kind of life you live.” They house their 100-strong practice in a restored Renaissance palazzo in Rome, not far from Piazza Navona. Home however, is a Paris apartment on the Place des Vosges, captured here by French director Benjamin Seroussi. “If you move from one city to another in Europe, it’s one-hour-and-a-half or two hours flight. Europe is one country, it’s a continuous space,” says Massimiliano, who in 2013 took a cinematic approach to the design of Shenzen Bao’an International airport. “I think Rome and Paris are the last memories of what was ‘the city’. This is the last memory that we have. But we are part of all the world now.”–Nick Compton (Senior Contributing Editor of Wallpaper*).

30.5.14

Archibald Optics London

Every pair of Archibald Optics glasses is handmade in Japan by artisans who are masters in their craft, a reflection of their skill. Their passion has been passed down for generations, and we are fortunate to partner with such expertise and their endless pursuit of perfection.

Nair Xavier Fall Winter 2014/2015

28.5.14

"It was a David and Goliath moment"

When world renowned photographer Stuart Franklin was standing on a crowded balcony five stories up from Beijing's Tiananmen Square, pointing his camera at a man standing defiant in front of a row of Chinese tanks, he thought he was too far away from the action.

But 25 years after that iconic day on 5 June 1989, the picture has become the ultimate symbol of the power of an individual against the might of the state.

NTHNG: Elegy (Full)

el·e·gy
// noun // \ˈe-lə-jē\
a pensive or reflective poem that is usually nostalgic or melancholy.
NTHNG presents its first menswear collection entitled Elegy.




NTHNG is an "alternative lifestyle" menswear label founded in September of 2012. 

With the intent of evoking and portraying emotion through its branding and apparel, NTHNG takes its own refreshing turn in reinterpreting contemporary handcrafted ready-to-wear menswear, mixing distinct avant-garde design elements, technical functionality and urban influence. 

Collections have been primarily made in Canada, with fabrics acquired internationally as well as domestically.

East London Swimmers

The story of a man who survived the tsunami and then conquered a subsequent fear of swimming. The video is released in conjunction with a photobook from Hoxton Mini Press, 'East London Swimmers' , that tells the story of him and other people that swim in the London Fields Lido. Directed by Miles Langley for Hoxton Mini Press.


Hoxton Mini Press was founded in 2013 by Martin Usborne and Ann Waldvogel and is an independent publisher making collectable art books about East London. We think that Hackney and its surroundings are the city's most exciting and vibrant areas. We also think that art books should be accessible. We work with the best photographers, illustrators and writers (both established and upcoming) to make books so beautiful and charming you'll keep them for your grandchildren. We also sell limited edition prints on fine paper at reasonable prices.

27.5.14

Donnie Darko - 8 Bit Cinema



CineFix presents Donnie Darko retold via old-school 8-bit (and a little 16 bit ;) game tech. No controllers required, but SPOILERS ahead!!

8-bit Cinema "gamifies" your favorite Hollywood blockbusters, classics, and cult films into 80's arcade and NES inspired action!
Today we present cult favorite Donnie Darko in the form of an 8 bit video game!
8 Bit a.k.a. the third generation of gaming started in 1983 with the Japanese release of the Nintendo Family Computer and Sega.

Coca-Cola - Building


Building celebrates the meaningful moments we experience throughout the course of a lifetime. Whether it be a chance encounter on the street or a 50th wedding anniversary party, Coke is part of so many of the moments that matter in our lives.

Agency Wieden + Kennedy

Ojas speaker for Saturdays NYC





Ojas Projects speaker designed by Devon Turnbull

26.5.14

What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Strange



A short story of unrequited love deeply rooted in a film noir aesthetic, inspired by the latest Volcom collection.
Featuring Rory James & Marilyn Lima.
Filmed by Pierre David and edited by Robin Pailler.

24.5.14

The Dream: all in or nothing ft. Messi, Alves, Suárez, Özil, RVP and more -- FIFA World Cup™


Stepping on to the biggest stage in world football means your wildest dreams or worst nightmares can become a reality. Leo Messi and all players going to battle in Brazil have a choice to make -- all in or nothing.

To win the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, there is only one way to play: all in.

The battleground is no place for the unprepared. Dani Alves, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luis Suárez, Xavi, Jordi Alba, Mesut Özil, Robin van Persie and David Villa know that boundaries must be pushed. They know there's only one way to play with the whole world watching.

Destiny is not fate. You have a choice. Fear or be feared. Hunt or be hunted. Evolve or die. Now or never. It's black or white. all in or nothing.

The adidas Football channel brings you the world of cutting edge football. Gain exclusive access to our players, go behind the scenes with our teams and be the first to see the latest innovations in football. adidas Football's mission is to push the limits of the game forward, driving the performances of Messi, Bale, Van Persie and Sunday League players around the world.

adidas teams include: Chelsea FC, Bayern Munchen, AC Milan, Real Madrid CF, AFC Ajax, Bayer Leverkusen, FC Basel 1893, FC Kobenhaven, FC Schalke 04 and Olympique de Marseille, Swansea FC,

adidas sponsor some of the best footballers in the world including: Leo Messi, Xavi, Alves, De Rossi, Bale, Robben, Van Persie, Ozil, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Alonso, Gerrard, Lampard, Kagawa, Lucas, Torres, Kaka

23.5.14

Natasha Khan: Under the Indigo Moon




The Bat For Lashes Songstress Heads For the Hollywood Hills in a Self-Directed Short

I wanted to explore a trashy, playful, US motel aesthetic, like Patricia Arquette in True Romance,” says London-born Natasha Khan, better known as Mercury nominated singer-songwriter Bat For Lashes, of shooting YMC-styled fashion film Under the Indigo Moon in LA. The sepia-coated, sun-kissed road trip was shot on 16mm and sees the baroque-pop chanteuse driving along the snaking Sunset Boulevard with her LA-based buddy, former Devendra Banhart drummer Gregory Rogove. Khan was raised on a diet of Kate Bush and Tori Amos, whose soft-focus influence courses through the short’s soundtrack that was created over an afternoon in a Cali studio with Beck. “I have loved Beck for years,” she says. “We started working together about three years ago; I stayed with him for three weeks, and we jammed out and generated a lot of material. He’s got loads of weird dulcimers, amazing drum machines and really obscure instruments that make wonderful sounds.” The clip was produced by Lana Del Rey collaborator Neil Krug and heralds Khan’s foray into filmmaking, a hobby she plans to turn into a long-term pursuit.

Would you ever consider making a full-length film?
Natasha Khan:
I’m writing a screenplay for a short for FilmFour. It’s a really dark, gritty, family based drama, with hints of magic realism. We’re going into pre-production soon with a view to make it into a feature-length film in the next couple of years. I’ve got some things up my sleeve with my producer Dan Carey, so I want it to be a music and visual collaboration. I’m going to illustration classes at the moment, and I’ve got a huge desire to tell stories through film and paintings rather than just music, so Bat For Lashes is on hold for the meanwhile.


Are there any lynchpin directors you can pinpoint as influential?
NK:
Funnily enough, David Lynch was a lynchpin! In my early 20s, I was obsessed with Eraserhead, Wild At Heart, The Elephant Man, Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet. I used to go to midnight screenings in Brighton, seeing films by Roman Polanski, Gregg Araki, Ingmar Bergman, Lars Von Trier... I could go on forever.


In terms of music, who are the artists that you look up to?
NK:
I’ve always loved how artists like Patti Smith and PJ Harvey explore popular portrayals of the female form. When I was a teenager, I saw a picture of PJ in a big, padded bra that she wasn’t filling out, I know that she was trying to present something outside of the norm: a nakedness not meant for the male gaze.

CHAMPION UK Campaign by Rich Evans of Rich London

In Residence: Italo Rota



The Uncompromising Milanese Architect Discusses His Designs For Living

As an Italian, I have always found the Renaissance period an unbearable bottleneck,” says Milanese designer Italo Rota. “I think what blocked the modernity of the 20th century has been this kind of thinking." Renowned for his use of light and strong gestures—from the restoration of Milan’s Piazza del Duomo to Roberto Cavalli’s phosphorescent Florence residence—Rota is an advocate for the evolution of contemporary architecture over heritage conservation. “The danger that Italian design was in has been elegantly overcome with great intelligence, allowing people all over the planet to play the game,” he says. “Today, most Italian design is designed by non-Italians. It is an inclusive system.” His progressive attitude extends to the development of the next generation of designers in his role as the unconventional Scientific Director of NABA and the Domus Academy. “My advice to a young architect is that all buildings are just one of the many clothes worn by that particularly capricious emperor we love to call architecture,” says Rota. “The gap between the ages of teachers, students and mentors should be reduced. I think the future is all about finding an equilibrium.

22.5.14

21.5.14

Extra Butter x Saucony "Moon Walker" Shadow 6000 video

When we came across the connection between Saucony's origin and the early development of the NASA Space Program, we not only wanted to highlight that special piece of history, but the idea. The first American Spacewalk is a feat in itself, but it was part of a much larger field of progression; to innovate, explore, and expand man's reach.
The ACES preparation and hard work sent humans into the unknown territory of space. The Space Snack, in typical EB wit, gave a lighthearted, nostalgic, gesture to sustenance needed to continue in flight. But all good- no, great journeys empirically begin with a common value. A purpose. A goal. A destination.
No greater cause could have compelled mankind to consider space exploration during the 1950's more than the desire to ascend from Earth, into the unknown, and to the Moon. Though extensive research had already confirmed it was a desolate and compromising environment, the mere thought of setting foot on its surface gave way to endless possibilities. And so, as a grand homage to the first generation of astronauts and one of the greatest milestones in human history, Extra Butter and Saucony presents the "Moonwalker" Shadow 6000.
We start with a sport micro-mesh base, as fitted on all classic Saucony runner during the same era. The overlay dons a light grey 210 Denier, durable nylon oxford, reminiscent of NASA's original silvery space suits. A topographic lunar landscape pattern graces the mudguard and heel wrap of the silhouette, while the midsole dons a starry black and white speckle. The sheen reflective properties of the tongue label and heel tab evoke the mirror-like visors astronauts sport to protect themselves from the harsh UV rays of the sun. The overall subtle grayscale palette is given accent with a reflective Saucony river logo panel and an optional set of reflective laces. And finally, a translucent ice sole provides a see-through into more of the lunar pattern, reminding us wherever we go, our potential is far greater.

DEALER



Written and directed by Ben Dawkins.
Video inspired by the track Rival Dealer by Burial.

19.5.14

Michael Jackson - Slave To The Rhythm

The King of Pop returned in hologram.and performs during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18.


Happy We are from Tehran

BELONG


When a teenager gets bullied, he finds his own way to battle back. He doesn't engage or fight, he stays above it and true to what he knows, skateboarding, and gets rewarded in ways he would have never imagined.

 A film by Lije Sarki

18.5.14

Dikkat! Okulda Trans Var / Attention! Trans At School


"School was a rather terrifying place, I had problems with wearing that skirt, I would wait for that ceremony to end so that I could leave home as soon as possible while my mom helped me dress up for the school. I was such a dreamer, I would dream of wearing other stuff and no skirts."

The documentary reveals what six trans men had to go through during the school years in a country in which heterosexuality is blessed and being an LGBT individual is perceived as an "illness" by the majority. They find it hard to cope with not being able to be like themselves and instead act as if they were someone else in the schools they went to. School ceases to be a place they go to with cheer and joy and turns into a place that they drag their feet to.


Turkey, 2013, HD, color, 25'

Directed by Barış Sulu
Cinematographer Barış Sulu
Editing Tennur Baş
Music Tussle Chicken and Cheese 2 


Barış Sulu was born in Nazilli of Aydın province in the Aegean region, went to elementary, junior high and high school in Aydın and Denizli provinces and continued his education at Muğla University, department of restoration. He then studied elementary school education, stage and setting design, and interior design respectively. He prepared settings and costumes for television series. Having been active in the LGBT movement since 1998, Barış is one of the founders of Trans Consultation Center which, established in 2013, works for the facilitation of the transition periods of trans individuals. He is still working as an activist in the same association.

17.5.14

Vertical Color of Sound













Galerie Perrotin 
May 12th – Jun. 20th 
Hong Kong, 50 Connaught Road 
Central, 17th Floor

Neal Unger - 60 year old skateboarder

"How old can I get and still act young?"
Neal Unger, 60 year old proves that you can never be too old to have fun on a skateboard. This is so damn inspiring. Skateboarding truly is a gift.


14.5.14

“Happy, Video Directed By Nigo

Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good



XSCAPE is an album of previously unreleased Michael Jackson songs. The album is produced and curated by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson's essence and integrity. It's a process Reid calls "contemporizing." The list of producers include global hitmakers Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, and John McClain. 

For more information on the album, go to michaeljackson.com.

12.5.14

Atanarjuat - The Fast Runner, 2001

The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.

Directed by Zacharias Kunuk

With Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq, Lucy Tulugarjuk, Madeline Ivalu.


Frames of Life 2014 campaign





Frames of Life 2014 campaign of Giorgio Armani shot by Serge Guerand with styling by Sarah Grittini

11.5.14

Shorts on Sundays: If in Doubt Paddle Out




A Deadpan Scandinavian Take On the Cult Keanu Reeves Surfing Movie Point Break

With news of a 2015 remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s cult 1990s buddy movie Point Break, surfer and filmmaker Andrew Blackman’s indie homage to the Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze crime capper is a serendipitous comic tale. “The way Point Break talks about surfing and the mysticism embodied by Swayze’s character Bodhi is so amusing,” says Blackman, whose short that follows a wannabe wave rider “If In Doubt Paddle Out” is an allegory of how the surfing subculture is portrayed in popular culture. “The character Thomas, played by Thomas Persson, is so profoundly phoney that all of his characteristics and traits are stolen.” Shot on location in Ericeira, Portugal, the Copenhagen-based New Zealander ensured his shooting schedule saw him in the ocean everyday. “I woke up in the dark to get a wave in before crew call, snuck away at lunch time and surfed after we wrapped until it got too dark,” says the director, who recently returned from a surf trip to the Catlins, on the South Island of New Zealand. “I was taken there by an old friend; a great surfer and a deeply spiritual guy. You could say the spirit of surfing took us there, or you could argue it was his 2010 Subaru Outback.”

Who are you: Keanu or Patrick Swayze?
Andrew Blackman:
Good question. Swayze on the beach, Keanu in the water (RIP Bodhi!).


Is surfing a way to get the girls or spiritual enlightenment?
AB:
For some people, me included, surfing is really addictive. Maybe this is what the kid in Point Break means when he tells Utah, “Surfing is the source man, swear to God it will change your life.”


What’s a ‘kook’?
AB:
I’ve heard a kook being described as someone who does not respect the surf-spot and/or others in the water. Someone who is unprepared to surf a certain wave and does not adhere to surfing etiquette.

10.5.14

Slowmotion Tattoo



Paris based tattoo artist Guet filmed in a hypnotic slowmotion movie.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the official full-length trailer



I Tell Stories

Discover the new "I Tell Stories" campaign film, starring Montblanc Ambassador Hugh Jackman. In the film, directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, Golden Eye), Jackman gives unique insights into his personal trajectory.

Opening with the world-famous actor writing down his thoughts with his trusted Meisterstück pen, the film follows him from Sydney to New York, from his childhood daydreams to his adulthood achievements, from frustrations to inspirations, from hard work to success. In the end the film reveals that it's not Hugh Jackman telling his story but instead his lifetime companion, the Montblanc Meisterstück.

With this film Montblanc celebrates 90 Years of the Spirit of Meisterstück.


9.5.14

SHOWstudio: Subjective - Kate Moss interviewed by Nick Knight about Corinne Day

Nick Knight and SHOWstudio present the history of contemporary fashion photography as told from the subjects' perspectives. In the first installment Kate Moss talks to Nick Knight about being shot, while not yet 16, by Corinne Day for the cover of The Face in 1990 in Camber Sands.



Furoshiki by Dogme and Libraryman

Limited edition of 50 numbered pieces
Art direction and design: Tony Cederteg
Illustrations: Jason Lee Rhyno
Filming and editing: Meshach Falconer-Roberts
Printing: Emilie Florin and Cora Hamilton
Sewing: Ninna Berger

Commemorative limited edition Philip Seymour Hoffman Furoshiki. With characters chosen by Dogme staff and illustrated by Canadian artist Jason Lee Rhyno. Campaign photographed by Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt in Stockholm, Sweden. Clothes by Restructional Clothing. Instructional video shot by Meshach Falconer-Roberts in Stockholm, Sweden.
Furoshiki (風呂敷) are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths, they serve a variety of uses such as bags, gift-wrap and scarves. They are known for their aesthetic beauty as well as their versatility and by nature are recyclable providing an eco-friendly replacement to the traditional shopping bag.
100 cm x 100 cm (39.4” x 39.4”). 9 hand drawn portraits. One color screen print. 100% cotton. Numbered pieces.
Produced by Dogme and Libraryman, 2014.



4.5.14

Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good

Travis Rice and the History of Baldface

Three of the biggest names in snowboarding descend on Baldface Lodge in Nelson, B.C. for a break from the hectic world of competition and remote film trips. Travis Rice, Mark McMorris and Erik Jackson lighten their loads and go back to the roots of snowboarding. Shredding powder. While the boys enjoy some of the best conditions of the year, they drop in on the Red Bull Ultra Natural course and reflect on the snowboarding contest that changed the game forever.


Why We Create


Adam and Allie Lehman are the husband and wife team behind The Wonder Jam, working on design for small businesses that make a positive impact in the world.



Nick Fancher is a portrait photographer whose work for clients including ESPN Magazine, The Ohio State University, and JackThreads can be seen around the world.



Tyler Deeb founded Misc. Goods Co. to make beautiful, functional products, and he successfully raised $146,596 through Kickstarter to launch a custom-designed deck of playing cards.

3.5.14

L'Etoile de Mer (1928,Man Ray)



L'Étoile de Mer (English: The Sea Star) is a 1928 film directed by Man Ray. The film is based on a script by Robert Desnos and depicts a couple (Alice Prin and André de la Rivière) acting through scenes that are shot out of focus.

Director: Man Ray
Writer: Robert Desnos (poem)
Stars: Kiki of Montparnasse, André de la Rivière and Robert Desnos

I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night - Trailer

'I HAD TO MUCH TOO DREAM LAST NIGHT' follows the simplistic travels of two surfers, meeting friends along the way, on an open ended journey across an archipelago littered with islands and breaks. Connected by ribbons of tarmac and separated by deep ocean valleys these islands have been here for millennia and will continue to do so for millennia to come. An veritable eden for waves of every nature, from long reeling glassy points breaks to sketchy urchin infested waves in the middle of nowhere
Film coming May 2014


Introducing Amanda Hearst at Hearst Castle

Oliver Peoples is excited to unveil the brand’s 2014 Campaign video, featuring Amanda Randolph Hearst and directed by Wyatt Troll. The iconic backdrop of the campaign video is Hearst Castle, the beloved former estate of media mogul and visionary art collector William Randolph Hearst. The short film offers a rare glimpse into the legendary California landmark through the eyes of his great granddaughter, Amanda Hearst as she explores the estate and its treasures.


2.5.14

WE EXIST, Teaser


Arcade Fire featuring Andrew Garfield

1050.6(c)


In the midst of an urgent and alienating reform are New York City’s renowned subway car performers; arrests have trebled in a New York minute with panhandlers, the category including said dancers, currently holding 256 convictions since mid-March. As part of an ongoing series I spent two days befriending and documenting these performers, experiencing first-hand the perspective of both performer and audience - unexpectedly witnessing the remarkable cultural resonance these individuals have in the New York public sphere. Effortlessly showcasing their strength and ability these dancers have perfected the techniques necessary for the subway environment, It seems finding these boys an annoyance however is just cause for the penalty of reckless endangerment. An implicit bias is apparent; as although authorities can seemingly quantify a large sum of complaints, they have no testimonies from those members of the public who have had their quality of life improved by these dynamic harbingers of ‘showtime!’. In a tale of two cities it seems performers are met with the paradox of being both avid contributors to the arts and culture and also criminals forcefully disrupting the comfort of subway passengers.
Director: Scott Carthy
Introduction Second Camera: Julius Juul
Music
Nicolas Jaar Boiler Room New York
James Brown Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul

1.5.14

Re-vive by rENs and Desso



In a new artistic collaboration in 2014, the Dutch design team, Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren of rENs and Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sport pitches company launched a new rug collection known as re-vive.
rENs uses the power of creativity to give products a new life. Rather than see the products come to an end and possibly finish up as waste, rENs uses a dying process based on the colour RED to create unique new products. In the new collaboration with Desso, they will be merging the colour red with the yarns of some of Desso’s out-of-date carpet collections. The hand crafted process means that each time, the designers are interpreting the mix of dye and yarn and creating an individual work of art - testament to the idea of giving customers exciting new concepts and designs from existing materials.

This links directly to Desso’s corporate vision to create a new business model for the circular economy where goods are made to be made again. Using healthy materials, the concept calls for smart design to recycle, reuse and remanufacture, leading to a more sustainable economic model. Both Desso and rENs share the commitment to fashion a new, sustainable model for business and manufacturing and a society where imagination is used to find better ways to make things.

Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren have worked on a number of projects recently developing a new concept for using red dye to refashion existing products based on the idea that the colour red sends a signal about the problem of waste. Now, building on their past work, rENs is taking the idea a step further transforming out-of-date carpets from Desso’s collection into new, vibrant products by re-colouring them with red dye and providing unique shades and effects for each individual rug.

Through this collaboration with rENs, Desso is able to support young designers and together make a powerful statement to the world of fashion and beyond.

The Sada bike