This whole augmented reality thing is starting to take some new and interesting turns, like for example, the sculpture above which was created by Grosse8 and Lichtfront. The 2.5 meter high wooden sculpture has a series of lights around it that displays on all the different surfaces and facets of the sculpture. This sort of stuff still amazes me, I can’t imagine how difficult it would be to create or program something like this.
I love good architecture based around food and I think Outsider Tart have done an amazing job with their London shop. Created by Americans David Lesniak and David Muniz, Outsider Tart was created because “good, wholesome, home made cupcakes, sweet pies and fresh tarts were hard to come by.”
While the treats look delicious I’m drooling over the interior design. From the reclaimed wood shelves to the funky metal ceiling, and of course, those beautiful light up arrows. The space has that perfect blend of old and new, making it feel fresh but with a comfortable, worn-in feeling.
This week’s Mixcast is a fun one, filled with songs to remind you of the warmth of spring and summer. These songs are all quite upbeat and poppy and should make you feel happy overall. Of course I had to end the mix with a couple of more quiet songs, but they still remind me of summer, especially when it’s late and the sun is just starting to set.
If you’d like to suggest a theme for next week feel free to do so in the comments, I think this works out pretty well. Also keep in mind that next week is 30, so maybe we can work that in somehow…? Put on those thinkin’ caps and let me know your ideas.
Here’s this week’s tracklist: Meet Me in the Garden by Dent May Here Comes The Sun Again by M.Ward Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles Foolin’ by Devendra Banhart Holiday by Vampire Weekend Like Castanets by Bishop Allen The Swimming Song by Vetiver Oh, Magnolia Tree by Ducktails Kay-Ray-Ku-Ku-Ko-Kex by Múm A Higher Power by Jens Lekman The Line by Wave Machines Oklahoma, U.S.A. by Yo La tengo Saturday by The Clientele
This is just a really fun video called A Day in Paris directed by a fella’ named Benoit Millot. It seems like he went around Paris with a Canon 7D and shot random scenes, then created a narrative around the footage. You follow a rather ramshackle robot around the town as he experiences the day-to-day goings on about town. The robot is rather charming, like stopping traffic for pedestrians and wading his legs in a small fountain. Really well done and just plain fun.
Update: The song is I’m Not The Lonely Son by Electric President, for those who were curious.
I’ve been a big fan of the new Hot Chip album One Life Stand and this video for the song I Feel Better has to be one of the most ridiculous but amazing music videos I’ve seen in a very long time. It starts out by mocking a boy band concert, then some bald, glowing prophet floats in to the shock/horror/amazement of the fans. But then the starts destroying the guys with… ok this is just too insane. Seriously you need to just watch this video and be prepared to laugh. This is absurdity at it’s finest.
Anyone know who the bald dude is?
I’m guessing it’s some dude only English people know.