Thursday, February 17, 2011

fascinated by "a deliberately over-engineered machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion"


Music video by OK Go for the song This Too Shall Pass has been named by UK Music Video Awards the best music video of 2010. And it really is something to be admired. It features a giant Rube Goldberg machines built in a two-story warehouse from over 700 household objects. Video was shot in one single shot sequence and the song is completely synchronized with actions of the machine.The general idea for this video came from the band itself as they were enchanted by the concept of Rube Goldberg machines ( ain't we all?) and they hired professionals to plan and construct the machine. The total time to create the video was about six months, with two months of planning and four months for design and filming.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Pinch of Vintage Advertising

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Old commercials fascinate me. This one is from the 50's for Band-Aid bandages.
I can't help but wonder if the man behind this idea was on something. I mean what's with all those "uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh"   "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah"  ?! ;D
However if you compare this one to 2010. commercial for Band-Aid bandages, you can easily conclude that people in the 50's used much better drugs ;)

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Friday, February 11, 2011

World of Eternal Childhood

One of the most precious things that I possess is a wonderful pop-up book by David A.Carter called Yellow Square. Paper sculptures in the book are truly fascinating. The regular paper is combined with some other unexpected materials such as netting, transparent wax paper and yarn which makes these genius installations even more interesting. And the best part is that book is interactive in a way because on each page there's a well hidden yellow square that you must discover.





David A.Carter published few more pop-up books with the similar concept. I would love to get my hands on all of them.




Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Der himmel uber Belgrade




This morning as I looked through my window, I saw these two guys just hanging around on top of  a dozen floors-building. My first thought was the scene from Der Himmel uber Berlin.
I watched them closely, nothing was really happening, they were just sitting there for 20 minutes or longer while I was wondering what a great feeling that must be...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Retrofuturism !!!

This one you gotta see !

In the 1930's,  leading fashion designers were asked by Pathetone Weekly to imagine the woman's clothing of the year 2000. 
My favorite is " an electric headlight to help her to find an honest man " =D

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers


 

Brilliant Swedish short movie - Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers was actually premiered at 2001 Cannes Film Festival and has received many awards ever since. It is a short movie about six crazy percussionists, who invade an apartment and make outstanding music with simple household objects. It is a wacky idea executed in such a lovable way. 
I missed this one back in 2001. so for me this was a delightful discovery. For those of you who have already seen Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers, and I am sure loved it as much as I did, you are going to be interested to hear that a feature-length film has been made called Sound of Noise .It is inspired by this short and it had its premiere in Sweden in December so I guess we will be able to see it soon. I can hardly wait for this one.

Daisy Balloon


Stunning dresses made out of balloons by a Japanese clothing designer Rie Hosokai, aka Daisy Balloon  left me speechless for a moment. 
 And after I finished drooling , they got me thinking about some funny things like.. 
I started to imagine the squeaking that these dresses must make, then I started to imagine wearing some fuzzy mittens with them and how that would turn you into a static electricity charged nutcase ^ ^
Still, I must say this is an amazing idea and a visual perfection. 


Dream-like world of Windosill

Yesterday I went completely crazy about this cute adventurous game called Windosill about a wooden train making its way through a series of rooms. Each room is like a puzzle that you must solve through interaction with magical creatures and objects. Solving each of these brain tickling puzzles gives you that great feeling of satisfaction and pushes you to explore further. Thanks Piggy for sharing this with me!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Yoko Izawa's sense of beauty!



Discovery of the day ... Yoko Izawa jewelery !!! I would love to wear these dreamy necklaces! Rings and bracelets are amazing too. Check http://www.yokoizawa.com for more!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Thomas Beale Cipher

One of the most impressive short animation films I've seen in past few years....
It is called The Thomas Beale Cipher and it is based on a true legend of the famous unsolved code.
The tricky part is 16 hidden messages that you should be able to uncover throughout the movie.
The genius mind behind it is Andrew Allen and his amazing crew.
Watch the movie at http://www.thomasbealecipher.com 
Now go go go ! Explore the mystery!!!