Archive | July, 2011

Don’t hold back, just push things forward

29 Jul

Chris from the music composition and sound design company, Ithaca Audio, created the following awesome mashup using an APC40 (Ableton Performance Controller), allowing him to be part DJ amd part VJ. The end result is fantastic. Major props.



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Hövding helmet

29 Jul

The man above may have his fashion down, but if he were to go for a ride on his bicycle, he would undoubtedly mess up his hair when placing a helmet on top of his head. Enter the Hövding (Swedish for “chieftain”), an airbag designed for cyclists with a taste for fashion. Shown above around the man’s neck. The Hövding was designed by Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, and contains gyroscopes and accelerometers which constantly monitor your movements, releasing the hidden airbag only when you’re in danger. Check it out in the following youtube video….

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How To Tie A Bow Tie

22 Jul

The bow tie is an invaluable accesory for a man to own. Similar to the sport coat, keeping one close and accesible can prove to be a quick and easy way to dress up any outfit. I have even seen a bow tie folded in half and placed in the left front breast pocket of a sport coat as an impromtu pocket square. My favorite bow ties can be found at Brier & Moss. I must agree with the opening line from the Details  video below, “There is no excuse for a pre-tied bow tie.” Follow these steps and learn how to tie a proper bow.

Just A Little More Proximity Flying…

22 Jul

Looking back, I think the last time I posted anything on wingsuits or proximity flying was in Q4 of 2010. Oddly enough, not too many quality videos have come out since then. However, I have found a few choice ones which I enjoy sharing as much as I do watching. Enjoy!

The following is the They Fall. We Fly. trailer for the group MessyFly. This video was shot on location at Paracentro Locarno dive school in  Ticino, Switzerland, and was without a doubt edited beautifully.

Also well edited, the following video shows two members (Major Alastair Macartney and Sergeant Deane ‘Smudge’ Smith) of The Royal British Legion Extreme Human Flight Team, Jump4Heroes, at Mount Brento in Northern Italy, using their wingsuits and proximity flight skills to raise awareness for the Legion. Flying inches from the cliff face for over a minute before deploying their Poppy canopies to land safely. Both of the members in the video are currently serving in Afghanistan. Video edited and produced by Tim Gardiner.

Similar to a couple of the videos that I have posted in the past, the wingsuit pilot,  Joby Ogwyn, performs a wingsuit BASE jump through ‘the crack’ in Switzerland. I like the first few seconds of this video, because Ogwyn’s buddy is pictured sitting, then quickly stands up and ever so quickly and nonchalantly jumps off. Quick, but so cool.

The Art of Françoise Nielly

20 Jul

After seeing that video, I have added two things to my ever growing bucketlist… One: I want to meet Françoise Nielly, and two: I want to own one of her paintings!  The following are a few of my favorites…

Born in Marseille, brought up near Cannes and Saint-Tropez, and now living in Paris, Nielly is at home among bold contrast and dazzling light. To add to her likeability, here is the list of her loves: Life, wide open spaces, sushi, blue lagoons, the Internet, humor, books, Paris, New York and Vancouver. Tuija Seipell


Please take some time and check out more of her amazing work:

Wednesday Was A Good Day (Remix)

13 Jul

A Blast From The Past: Shuttle Through The Decades

10 Jul

NPR provided this brief three minute video to recap three decades and over one hundred missions of space flight and exploration. It is truly sad that very soon NASA will close it doors for good. My only hope is that the privitization of space flight will truly be the next step for space exploration. Hopefully within our lifetime we will see the installation of solar panel fields on the moon, the excavation of minerals on the moon, and the placement of drones, humans, and atmosphere creating machines on Mars. Live long and Prosper, Nanu Nanu.


A Change of Perspective

7 Jul

“For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us. “

– Donald Williams, USA Astronaut



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