Archive | February, 2011

Garnering Trust with Julian Assange

28 Feb

“There’s a network effect for anything to do with trust. Once something starts going around and being considered trustworthy in a particular arena, and you meet someone and they say ‘I heard this is trustworthy,’ then all of a sudden it reconfirms your suspicion that the thing is trustworthy. So that’s why brand is so important, just as it is with anything you have to trust.”

Julian Assange,  founder of WikiLeaks

Wine & Cheese pairing made easy!

23 Feb

The Art of FLIGHT

17 Feb

The Art of FLIGHT follows Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Müller, Gigi Rüf, DCP, and Pat Moore as they dream up new global adventures and progress the sport of snowboarding to unimaginable levels. Brain Farm has gathered an arsenal of the most advanced and progressive filmmaking technology to bring the masses a snowboarding adventure of epic proportions. Filmed on location in Jackson Hole, Alaska, Chile, Aspen, Patagonia, British Columbia and many more exciting locales, The Art of FLIGHT brings the viewer along for the perfect blend of adventure/travel drama and high-energy snowboarding action. The following teaser definitely has me counting down the days until its released! Enjoy!


17 Feb

Wavegarden, created by Instant Engineering Company, simulates an ocean wave. Wavegarden gives people of all ages and surfing levels the ability to enjoy a real surfing experience…beyond the oceans of the world. Their cutting edge technology allows for the creation of a broad and customisable range of authentic surfing waves in a safe and natural environment. This cost effective and environmentally friendly wave generation technology is now available to the public and for the first time makes economically-viable inland wave sports and lifestyle facilities possible. Check out their newest video now.

LRG, Pose & Sever collaboration mural | Atlanta

15 Feb

As part of the LRG (Lifted Research Group) ‘ARTIST DRIVEN SERIES’, Pose & Sever hit up Atlanta, GA to create this magnificent piece of graffiti based wall art. This is their 5th co-op wall project in the series. Enjoy!

Edison of Kid Without Radio

15 Feb

“Simply put we don’t care about the radio, we make music for the future of music.” –Kid Without Radio

Edison is a musician deeply focused on the future of sound artistry and is an integral part of the record label Kid Without Radio. Kid Without Radio believes, “in creating new music, pushing the envelope of experimentation with electronics…in the power of evolving music and the influence that has on the future.”  The video, directed by Mike Landry and Adam Patch, shows Edison doing what he does best, crating music by laying down beats with a monome. The video was shot in all 1080 using four cameras and two projectors over only one take. The result is amazing. The song in the video, Artemis vs. The City, is off Edison‘s new album People Are Bad Animals. Enjoy!

If you are curious about how Edison creates his music, check out the following video from DJ Techtools, where Edison talks about his process using Ableton and his monome.

Uncontacted Tribes

15 Feb

Uncontacted Tribes, simply put, is a great site. The information contained in the parameters of this website has my mind being stretched in all directions. It is hard to imagine there are still tribes of people living so primitively and unaware of the progressive world. The website has plenty of photos, film footage, and information to help dispel any myths about these tribes one might hold. Check it out, its definitley worth ten minutes of your time.

Cleaning your Sperry Top-Siders

12 Feb

With winter coming to a close, it is once again that time of year. Time for spring cleaning. This weekend I treated my favorite pair of shoes to a good scrubbing. For me and most of my friends, Sperry Top-Siders are a go to shoe almost daily. What’s great about these show is how versatile they are: dress them up with a sport coat or dress them down with jeans or shorts. And they fit comfortably everywhere from the country club to the boardroom, dockside to barside. But what happens when they have bourbon and Budweiser stains all over them and begin to smell? Follow these steps and reclaim your Sperrys!

1. Brush all large pieces of dirt and grime off.

2. Untie the leather laces and remove insoles (if possible) and give them a good scrubbing using warm water and dish soap.

3. Submerge your Sperrys in warm water. (Yes, submerge them. The shoes were meant to be worn on boats, therefore they were meant to get wet.)

4. Use a scrub brush and some dish soap then proceed to scrub them down. If there are certain stained areas that need more a little more attention, use a cotton ball and nail polish remover to “spot” clean them.

5. Squeeze and shake out all the excess water. Fill from the toe to midsole with newspaper and gently shape the leather to your liking. Set them out to dry in a cool place. Remove the newspaper on day two of drying, replace insoles when both are dry, and set in sun to warm the leather back up.

6. Enjoy your reclaimed Sperrys.

See Within

9 Feb

When I first watched the following video, See Within, I was instantly intrigued. I followed this man. Where was he going? He moved so eloquently with the music (Big props to Piers Burbrook de Vere and Jeremy Yang for the original score) and came across so many interesting situations. However, it wasn’t until the end of the video, that I realized that through Hugh Miller’s incredible cinematography skills there was an underlying message. This was a promotion. A promotion for the Bigpond Adelaide Film Festival (BAFF). At this point I finally understood the symbolism. This man takes us through a journey, meeting new people, seeing new places, experiencing different situations and at the end he shares it with the world. We, the viewers, are the film maker and the man is the lens. It is simply beautiful! Feel free to let me know if you interpreted this differently or have any other thoughts. Enjoy See Within!

Directed by Kiku Ohe

Produced by Paula Smith and Emily Green
Original Score: Piers Burbrook de Vere and Jeremy Yang
Cinematographer: Hugh Miller
Camera Assists: Maxx Corkindale, Ben Margritch
Art Director: Tony Cronin
Grip: Marcus Bosisto & Mike Smith
Gaffer: Graeme Shelton
Casting: Angela Heesom
VFX: Rising Sun
Agency: Clemenger

Distant Relatives

7 Feb


Distant Relatives is a collaborative studio album by American rapper Nas (Nasir Jones) and Jamaican reggae artist Damian Marley, released on May 18, 2010. So yes, it is pretty much considered old news. However, the album is quite good and a video for their song Patience was released a few days ago. I would consider Patience to be in the top 5 songs on the album, but I really like the first two, As We Enter and Tribes At War. Both set the mood for the album. The mad scientist behind lots of golden musical videos, Nabil Elderkin, produced the following slighly trippy music video that seems chalked full of hidden imagery. I hope you enjoy!

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