Archive | June, 2012


29 Jun

“The future excites me so much, that is why I made this video. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. We can do it, we just have to commit. Help inspire others by sharing this video and tagging any interesting content on twitter with #TheFutureIsOurs. ” ~ Michael Marantz



Created by Michael Marantz:

Produced by Already Alive

Text from the Launchgram Manifesto:

Music by Michael Marantz:

Special footage credits:

Variable –
Infinity List –
Patrick Lawler –

Are You A Preppie?

28 Jun



27 Jun

My compliments go out to Chilly Gonzales and team! This song is awesome and is only complemented by the use of PIANOVISION! I must say, the simplicity of this music video truly makes it unique! Enjoy!


Music by: Chilly Gonzales


Filmed by Jonathan Barre

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Entertaining Types

26 Jun

Wallpaper Magazine asked various illustrators and graphic designers to create/design a series of magazine covers for their August Handmade 2012 issue. The following video was created by Jake&Josh and is of Alan Kitching, who is described as “one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking.” The video not only shows this master at work, but also hits on an emotional heartwarming level as Kitching tells his story and describes his late wife Celia.


Music: Celia Stothard

Film: Jake&Josh

Painting a Picture in Business

22 Jun


Today’s advice comes from Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Group, via his interview with Entrepreneur

“There is no point in going into a business unless you can make a radical difference in other people’s lives. To me, it’s like painting a picture: You have to get all the little nuances right to create the perfect picture, or the perfect company.”

Artists have a way with the canvas: They find the inspiration, envision the picture before they put the brush to the canvas, prepare the tools, and finally get to work.

They take their time with each brush stroke, ensuring that the end result is as close to perfection as possible. According to Branson, entrepreneurs should approach business with the same delicacy.

“So I’ll throw all the paint up and get all the best people in. By the time it sticks on the canvas, we’ll try to start getting some order into it. Every little single detail has to be right.”

Lana’i, Hawaii has a new owner.

21 Jun

I thought I would write a quick post in case you missed the latest news…  Lana’i, Hawaii’s sixth largest island, has a new owner. Oracle Corporation’s CEO Larry Ellison purchased 98% of the 141 square mile island yesterday for a reported $500 – $600 million. This sum is a drop in the bucket for Mr. Ellison who is the world’s sixth richest man (No. 3 in America) with a reported $36 billion dollar fortune. David Murdoch, owner of Castle & Cooke (selling party), stated that he [Larry Ellison] “plans substantial investments that will create jobs and stimulate tourism to the island once owned in the 1920s by the founder of Dole Foods Co.” The deal involves 88,000 acres of land, two resorts (one of which is the Four Seasons), two golf courses, a stable,  and various residential and commercial buildings on Lana’i city.

Love is Blindness.

19 Jun

I owe one big Thank you to The Great Gatsby movie trailer for inserting this song into my temporal lobe. When I hear Jack White covering U2’s Love is Blindness, I imagine my primary auditory cortex glowing warm-red with enjoyment. I hope you enjoy it as well.



Side note: It has been many years since my last cognitive science class, the areas of the brain I stated could be incorrect. Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

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