I am not a surfer but have always loved the sport. I remember watching and discussing movies like North Shore, Surf Ninjas, The Endless Summer, and Point Break with my fellow desert landlocked friends who pretended skateboards on cement were surfboards on waves. And I remember how exciting it was seeing girl surfers represented in films like Gidget and later Blue Crush. But aside from the plethora of documentaries like Step into Liquid and Riding Giants, I never realized just how many surf films were being made by independent filmmakers, enthusiasts, and devotees of the sport. Nathan Oldfield is one such filmmaker, and his cinematic vision of surfing and the lifestyle surrounding it is remarkable.
I thought since the work week is getting started it would be nice to have a refresher course on an important topic: how to tie a bow tie. This video was made by Brooklyn tie, scarf, and pocket square makers The Hill-Side who are doing some really great work in both video and with animated GIFs (check out their S/S 2013 collection to see what I mean).
I think it’s also good to remember that men and women both can wear bow ties, it’s all about the confidence you have!
When Janne Saario says “there’s just me, material, and physics” you might think he’s talking about how he feels on a skateboard, but he isn’t. Saario is a professional skateboarder from Finland, but recently he’s undertaken landscape design and has finished a handful of skateparks across northern Europe. But his quote also isn’t about the sculptural forms he’s created in places like the Steel Park in Lulea, Sweden either. Instead, it’s about his time spent in rural Finland at a summer cottage where he spends the warmer months hunting, gathering, and sometimes finding dead birds.
Inspired by paper-collage, ‘Genesis’ is an animated video directed by Francisco Miranda & Guillermo Daldovo. The collaboration is a wonderful combination of talents with TOOCO providing the art concept and illustrations and MALEVO providing animation, editing and sound design.