07.10.15 by Jeff

Kickstarter of the Day: Batband

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The latest Kickstarter from London-based Studio Banana Things offers a futuristic headset that will allow you to “hear twice as much,” or at least stay connected to the world around you while privately enjoying your favourite podcast or Booooooom mix.

The proposed Batband device works by transmitting sound through the bones of your skull, as opposed to traditional sound-devices that plug/cover your ears.

I can honestly say that I would never wear this, but the idea is really interesting. Learn more below!

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30.09.15 by Staff

Nowness & Apartamento Tour Florence Welch’s Home

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Lovely segment of Nowness‘s collaboration with Apartamento Magazine provides an intimate glimpse into Florence Welch’s London home. Includes a tour of her Frida Kahlo inspired washroom, outdoor sanctuary, and workspace. Watch the full video below!

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15.09.15 by Staff

Hubbub’s Brilliant Designs are Reducing London’s Street Litter

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Environmental charity Hubbub (in collaboration with Common Works) has figured out a way to trick litterers into being better human beings! Capitalizing on Londoners’ love of sports and strong opinions, smokers can now use their cigarette butts to make their voices heard on various burning questions, like whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the best in the world. Their Neat Streets initiative has many brilliant campaigns, one of which turns chewing gum into paint-by-numbers sorta drawings! See more below.

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10.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Kai and Sunny

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Wonderful work by London-based artist duo, Kai and Sunny. More images below!

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08.09.15 by Staff

Music Video: Wolf Alice “You’re a Germ”

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Fantastic Groundhog Day-esque/B horror movie style video for Wolf Alice’s track “You’re a Germ.” Directed by Chris Grieder. Watch below!

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26.08.15 by Staff

The Painstaking Process of Handcrafted Artisan Globes

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Bellerby & Co. Globemakers is a London-based studio that specializes in handmade globes. Founded in 2008 by Peter Bellerby after struggling to find a quality globe, Bellerby’s is now one of only two workshops in the world making handcrafted, artisan globes.

The process includes hand painting individual sections, soaking them, and then stretching them onto the surface. Apparently it takes about six months to learn how to do it properly.

More images of the beautiful (and painstaking) process of globe-making below!

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14.08.15 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Silkie “Love Affair”

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Another flawless animation by London-based 2d and 3d animator Simon Landrein. This one for Silkie’s “Love Affair”. His style is so recognizable now, and he just knows how to pare down everything to just what’s necessary to tell a story. Fantastic work. Watch the animation below.

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24.07.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Rudolf

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A selection of work by London-based artist Luke Rudolf. More images below.

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22.07.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Mr Bingo’s Hate Mail

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In 2011, London-based illustrator Mr Bingo took to Twitter, offering to post personalized hate mail to the first person to respond to his tweet. What started with “Fuck you Jonathan, fuck you and fuck your shit legs” turned into a full-blown Hate Mail service that would go on to sell out within minutes every time it was offered.

Mr Bingo is now looking to release Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection. The prospective retrospective will showcase 156 of his favourite postcards. See more images and check out Mr Bingo’s rapping promo video below!

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