Monthly Archives: December 2010

The New Yorker Party Playlist

Check it out – one song for every year of the magazine’s existence: New Yorker Party Playlist Songs are available for listening at: Alexey Grozny’s YouTube playlist or Tom Whitwell’s Spotify playlists (Europe only).

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Love this video produced for a short film competition “kurzundschön” (Short & Nice).

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How to aestheticize

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Nowhere Near Here

“‘Nowhere Near Here’ is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert, on the 7th October 2010.” More info here. [...]

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Welcome to Art Basel Miami

Escif‘s reminder to the artists in attendance at Miami’s Art Basel Miami.

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Making the invisible visible

Mentalgassi (a street art collective) and Amnesty International have teamed up to produce lenticular fence posters around London to raise awareness about the presumed innocence of the death row inmate, Troy Davis. The resulting image is amazingly poignant. Check out the making of video:

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‘more with Google’

This ad by Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo for Google Japan reminds me of the Polaroid scene in Clueless (the 2.0 version)

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Modern art

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It has been three weeks since I saw, ‘Transition,’ the Istanbul edition of the exhibition series, ‘Edge of Arabia‘ (which has also shown in London, Berlin, Venice, Riyadh and Dubai), and I can’t stop thinking about it. The show features contemporary art from Saudi Arabia, and presents 22 artistic positions intended to cause visitors to [...]

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Musée national Eugène Delacroix

I have walked by the Delacroix museum hundreds of times this past year, and finally decided to enter. One of the apartment/studios where Delacroix lived and worked, is now a small museum showing some fantastic work. Of particular interest to me were the works on paper such as the “Frightened Wild Horse Emerging from the [...]

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Castles in the Snow

Just released official video for ‘Castles in the Snow’ by Twin Shadow

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Riding Scotland

In this film, we follow Danny MacAskill as he goes on an incredible adventure across Scotland. Footage captured along the way led to the creation of this gorgeous film. I love the unique way these extreme tricks were captured. Also, its unlikely soundtrack assists in contributing to the film’s mesmerizing quality. Enjoy!

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