My buddy Kristoffer Borgli sent me this new video he shot for the band Young Dreams, which consists of some members from one of my favorite bands, Casiokids. Yet again Kristoffer has taken his weird yet beautiful style of directing and has created this wonderful video for the song, Young Dreams. In his usual style of directing he uses young people in his video, this time around they get the run of a beautiful, modern house and it’s all beautifully shot. What does mean? I dunno. But it compliments the song really well and is filled with gorgeous footage. Sit back and enjoy>
Contemporary sci-fi loves to villainize robots. Whether they be Terminators or The Matrix, humans love to make our silicon and titanium friends into monsters… because it’s fun. This short film written, directed and edited by Ruairi Robinson called Blinky is such an example. The short stars Max Records, who you would know from Where The Wild Things Are, as a young boy in a household with arguing parents. To relieve the tension he asks for a robot for Christmas to be his friend and keep him company. But the boy starts questioning the robot and realizes that the robot’s attention isn’t a suitable replacement for a humans emotions…
… and then shit gets scary.
The video is a bit long winded but it’s absolutely worth your time. Be sure to watch it to the very, very end or you’re going to miss out. It’s a little predictable but really well done.
Pussy People isn’t about an IKEA store nor is it really an advertisement for a product itself. Instead, the video delves into the lives of the people who own the cats in the Happy Inside advertisement. We meet several cat loving people, namely Dorothy Woodhouse (a cat show president), Beryl Reeves (a cat sculptor), and–my favorite, champagne swigging mum–Ros Hamilton (a cat lover). We learn about their love for cats and what being a cat owner means to them. We also learn something very important: what the term “pussy people” means, which is actually a very existential look into what it means to call something a “person.”
This video is a hoot and such a beautiful, well shot, funny, bite-sized documentary to brighten up your day and make you rethink cats. It takes a lot to make a commercial for a company that isn’t about any of their products work, but Pussy People definitely does a lot of good for IKEA. And, for cats.
This is a video about The Responsive Eye exhibition at MoMA from 1965. I found it wandering around on Vimeo and it features the curator of the exhibition William Seitz, along with a psychologist to explain the science, some stylish patrons, and even Philip Johnson walking around the exhibition and sharing thoughts. There are other creative types in the video: Josef Albers, Mon Levinson, Larry Aldrich, etc. If you like old documentaries, art history or just op art, it’s worth a watch.
I figured since we heard from Tom Ford and his five lessons for a man it’s only fitting that we feature the 5 codes of Coco Chanel; Black & White / Pearls / Diamond Padding / Camellia / Art Deco. This was the inspiration used by Universal Everything for a series of installation videos for Chanel in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai. As you can see in the video above it really makes the facade and inner spaces come to life. The way they visualized Camelia, which you can see in the image above, is my personal favorite, though the preview image on the video there is really nice as well. Be sure to watch the video below as well, I’d suggest blowing it up full screen, to get a better view of the animations.