15.10.13 by Jeff

Skillshare: The School of MakeOurMark

Skillshare: The School of MarkOurMark

Skillshare and Levi’s have teamed up to offer six classes taught by talented creatives, with 100% of the proceeds going towards arts and music education for kids. This is part of Skillshare’s “Give Back to School” initiative.

I asked if I could try out a class in order to write about it, and I chose the mobile phone stop-motion animation class taught by Brock Davis. It was full of great little tips like using Vine to record stop-motion videos even if you want to eventually upload them to Instagram (because of Vine’s ghost effect). Davis shows, step by step, how he created this animation and right now he’s giving feedback to anyone who submits their finished projects to the class.

If you use the promo code ‘OURMARK’ you can enroll in the classes for free! You can read about all six classes here.

Watch the intro video for Brock Davis’ class below!

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14.10.13 by Jeff

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel film poster wes anderson

The poster for Wes Anderson’s latest film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” has been released, and the trailer comes out this week. Art book publisher Abrams has also released The Wes Anderson Collection a 300+ page book, with an intro by Michael Chabon. Have a peek at the book below!

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03.10.13 by Jeff

YIN YANG

beavis and butthead yin yang by team print shop

Today is my birthday, and my friends at Team Print Shop sent me the best t-shirt ever. Grab it while you can, here.

 

24.09.13 by Jeff

Pendleton Notebooks Giveaway

pendleton notebooks chronicle books giveaway

This week’s giveaway is a collection of Pendleton notebooks, courtesy of Chronicle Books. If you wanna snag the set, leave a comment below with a short journal entry about your day. We’ll pick a winner on Friday.

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19.09.13 by Jeff

“The Housewarming” and the Incredible Art of Sissel Tolaas

The Housewarming Jameson Event in Ireland

At the beginning of the month Jameson invited me out to an event called “The Housewarming” a celebration of their newly renovated distillery, in Midleton, Ireland. People came from all over to join in the festivities aka drink lots of whiskey!

These two friendly people (pictured above) are David and Marina from The Gourmand, they were the first two people I met at the airport. They also happened to be the ones curating a series of creative talks for the event, and the reason I agreed to fly all the way there.

I’ve included a bunch of photos of the event (all shot by Maurice Li), as well as a re-cap of my favourite speaker at the event, below.

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09.09.13 by Jeff

“Thriller” animation made out of Lego

thriller music video made out of lego

Annette Jung’s remake of the “Thriller” music video using Lego! Just wish it was the entire video! Watch below!

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30.08.13 by Jeff

Northern Sun Jacket Giveaway

Northern Sun Jacket Giveaway

I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is summer is nearly gone, it’s painful to even say it. But the good news is I’ve got a giveaway from my friends at Northern Sun that’s perfect for the fall season.

First of all I’ve gotta give credit to my friends, Jennilee Marigomen (photographer) and Redia Soltis (stylist), who put these beautiful images together. The video below was shot by Peter Hadfield.

I’ve got a men’s Aput Jacket and a women’s Aga Jacket to give away! Both are water resistant and premium down filled, and as promised this one’s open to everyone. If you’d like to snag either jacket, leave a comment below describing the first adventure you’ll go on.

We’ll pick two winners September 13th.

 

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23.08.13 by Jeff

Urbanears RePlattan Headphones + Slussen Adapter Giveaway!

Urbanears RePlatten Headphones + Slussen Adapter Giveaway!

Urbanears hooked me up with a pair of their newly launched RePlattan series of headphones. These headphones are all made of unused parts from previous seasons instead of letting them go to waste!

The coolest part is they’ve built in a personal ID and GPS coordinates that cover 5 square meters of rainforest. As soon as you purchase a pair of headphones that specific area of rainforest is protected.

They estimate that 500 ants, 10 flowers, 5 spiders and 2 butterflies live in each of those little squares, maybe even a bird, or a tree, or a frog, or a tree frog, or even a bird frog (they never said this).

I also got a little adapter called a Slussen, which lets you dj from your iPhone (the video below explains it better).

So now I get to giveaway one of each to one of you as well! Leave a comment below with the first song you’d listen to. I’ll pick a winner next Friday, have a great weekend.

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