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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30.07.13 by Jeff

“Left-handed Rietveld Chair” by artist Julien Berthier

Left-handed Rietveld Chair by artist Julien Berthier

I often check Julien Berthier’s website hoping to find new work. I didn’t find any today, so I’m posting more of his old work. This piece is the result of Berthier drawing Gerrit Rietveld’s famous “Red and Blue Chair”, using his left hand. A carpenter was given the drawing and instructed to produce five identical chairs.

See more images of the chair below, or check out previous posts of his work: hereherehereherehere, and here.

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29.07.13 by Jeff

Exploding Actresses Tumblr

 

Exploding Actresses Tumblr

 

Tumblr of the week: “Exploding Actresses” by Simone Rovellini. Not all the gifs are from animations but I think they’re the best ones. See more below!

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16.07.13 by Jeff

“Cool City, Bro” T-Shirt Giveaway

Cool City, Bro T-Shirt Giveaway

Justin Longoz wants everyone to know Vancouver is shaped like a giant thumbs up (it actually is). He made these shirts to raise money for Megaphone Magazine, Vancouver’s non-profit street paper based in the Downtown Eastside. Megaphone is sold on the street by homeless and low-income Vancouverites, giving them a voice and an economic opportunity. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the magazine.

Justin has given me two t-shirts to give away! Leave a comment below and tell me which part of the city is the best! I’ll pick a winner on Friday! You should also buy a shirt to support the cause, and if you win one give it to a friend!

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11.07.13 by Jeff

40 Days Of Dating: An experiment by Jessica Walsh and Tim Goodman

40 Days Of Dating an experiment by Jessica Walsh and Tim Goodman
40 Days Of Dating an experiment by Jessica Walsh and Tim Goodman
Jessica Walsh, of Sagmeister & Walsh, and designer Tim Goodman just launched a fun project called “40 Days of Dating”. The pair dated each other for 40 days, answered a questionaire each day, went to a therapist once a week, and even held hands for 8 hrs straight.

Now they’re presenting their romantic journey, one day at a time, on their website. They’ve called upon friends like Mario Hugo, Christoph Niemann, Siggi Eggertson, Jessica Hische, and Keetra Dean Dixon, to lend their graphic talents to the project in the form of typographic illustrations for each update.

I’m already really into this and it’s only on Day 3! Watch a couple of their videos below!

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