31.08.15 by Jeff

Ones to Watch: An Interview with Atlanta-based Adam Alexander aka Demo Taped

Adam Alexander is one to watch. The 17-year-old Atlanta native is making music under the name Demo Taped, and while he’s no household name yet, people are starting to take notice. The first single off of his debut EP,  “I Luv U” is the definition of feel good music and has been stuck in my head all summer long.

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Read the full interview, and listen to more of his music, below.

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10.07.15 by Jeff

Video Profile: Serbia’s Influence on Designer Аna Kraš

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Here’s a terrific little portrait of Serbian artist/designer Ana Kraš, seen through the eyes of director Aaron Rose. Rose followed Kraš around her hometown of Belgrade, and captured some beautiful images and she reflected on the things that have influenced her. Watch the video below.

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05.03.15 by Jeff

Animation: California Inspires Mark Mothersbaugh

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Really enjoying this series called, California Inspires Me, a collaboration between Google Play and California Sunday. A creative person is interviewed for each episode and then an animator creates visuals to go with the person’s voice. Last time I posted about this series it was Jack Black talking about growing up in California; this time it’s Mark Mothersbaugh animated by Barcelona-based studio, Manson. Watch the animation below.

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24.02.15 by Jeff

Video Profile: Toro y Moi

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The Creator Class has just released the final video in their five-part documentary series, A New Breed. This one features an introspective Chaz Bundick aka Toro y Moi, discussing his creative process. Really enjoyed the slower pace and cinematography in this one. Watch it below.

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02.02.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Composer Mark Mothersbaugh and his Vast Collection of Synths

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Cool Hunting offers a delightful peek into the creative headquarters of DEVO founder, Mark Mothersbaugh. The award-winning Hollywood composer has accumulated quite a collection of synths; I feel like Moog fans would have a heart attack if they stepped foot inside this building.

This is worth watching if for no other reason than to know what “we smell sausage” becomes when its played backwards! Mothersbaugh is crazy in the most lovable way; I really hope that the Mark Mothersbaugh-designed theme park Wes Anderson talked about will become a reality. Really enjoyed this. Watch the video below.

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08.01.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Joyce Kim

We recently teamed up with Encinitas-based watch and accessories brand, Nixon, to spotlight a unique, California artist producing innovative work. We asked Los Angeles-based photographer Joyce Kim to capture some snapshots of her life that represent the Nixon theme “Wake Up And Live”. She channeled this mantra into her life and art, creating a shot-by-shot video to convey her own understanding of seizing the moment and living life to the fullest.

Joyce is part of a really talented crew of friends that are all on the cusp of big things in L.A. (you may recognize some of them in the video below). We thought it would be fun to skip the typical interview and just show you life through her eyes. Allow us to introduce, Joyce Kim.

29.12.14 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Anton Alvarez

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Here’s a great video on designer Anton Alvarez and his fantastic thread-wrapping machine, from Vans’ documentary series. Watch the video below.

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15.12.14 by Jeff

Video Profile: Melbourne-Based Artist RONE

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Here’s a nice video profile on one of the most talented people I know, Melbourne-based artist, RONE. It’s a thing of beauty watching him work; he doesn’t even use a projector. Here he shares insights about his work over process footage of a gigantic 9-storey mural he painted earlier this year. Watch the video below.

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