I got an email this morning from a young, Swedish couple from Malmö who run a small design firm called Blixt & Dunder. They wrote me to tell me that they’ve started selling their first product, a simple silk black bow tie covered with tiny lightning bolts. It’s a beautiful and simple bow tie that’s actually reasonably priced at around $62. To promote their bow tie they’ve created this short promotional video which I thought was too beautiful not to post. I wish them good luck in their endeavors and hopefully we see more beautiful products from this talented duo.
What is it about 8-bit graphics that get me feeling so nostalgic? I guess it’s because I started playing video games on an Atari 2600 and then moved onto a Nintendo after that, but there’s something oddly satisfying about someone recreating that same experience even if it is 20 years later.
Although, I doubt anyone ever played a game like this one before. This short video titled Supernatural Creator 2 is like the Nintendo version of the beginning of the Christian creation story. 7 days, 7 levels! I like when God does a guitar solo after beating a level. Also, the music and sound effects absolutely make this video. It adds so much to the overall feeling of the video that would be lost without it.
I’m excited to share with you a video made by an extremely talented friend of mine, Brett Albert. Brett and I met at a pizza party six years ago as undergraduate architecture students and although he stole the last piece of cheese pizza as I was reaching for it, we became friends. He has no memory of this and insists that we met at a Zoo.
Brett recently graduated with a Master’s degree from Harvard and his video sets snippets of serious coursework to music intended for… a slightly different demographic. The result is probably the best use of a Ke$ha song you’re likely to see today. But even without the music, Brett’s work stands out because of his ability to critically conceive and develop projects (projects that are usually rendered in some pretty fabulous colors). It also doesn’t hurt that he tends to work insanely hard, forsaking friends and sleep alike to squeeze additional juice out of his brain or muscles and into his projects.
With this video, we get to drink that juice… and it tastes a lot better than a cold piece of pizza.
The dudes from Put This On are back with a new episode, this time centered around what to wear to work. Dressing up at work can be hard, especially when none of your coworkers think twice about wearing the saem t-shirts twice in one week. That’s where these guys step in to give some tips and advice on dressing up and maybe even instill a bit of confidence to get you dressing up more often.
Yes, Yes, Yes. According to Calango’s website site, Jeroen Krielaars “does not have body enhancements.” But he doesn’t need them, because the man’s a genius! His animated alphabet is called Moshun and you can watch it build itself over and over here. Elsewhere on his website, you’ll also find these fantastic posters that demonstrate his interest in geometry. Just go look at his work, it’s great.
But if you’re being sneaky at work just watch this video for now.