Music Monday: Andreya Triana

And even though I can’t see far
I hold tighter and draw the stars

This little story began, as so many things do in life, with a simple cup of coffee. One day, Japanese illustrator Tokomo Shintani decided to draw on her paper coffee cup, to make the most of her 30min coffee break. The result is a series of miniature caffeinated works of art that flow from Starbucks coffee cups.  Although I’m not a big fan of Starbucks coffee, I love the way how it inspires artists to use it as a medium. Hooray for coffee. And hooray for creativity! And here are some tunes to celebrate the new week:

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The Beauty Inside (2)

The Beauty Inside, grabbed my attention for like 6 weeks. Yesterday, the story of a shapeshifter in love came to a beautiful end. I’m having a moviehangover now. This social story entertained me, made me think and gave me some meaning to take with me on my own journey. All journeys have secret destinations… That’s it for me.

Watch the whole story here:

 

Apple iPhone 5

 

The Apple iPhone 5 is finally here. We must all agree that it’s a little… different from its ancestors as it has the most radical redesign of Apple’s flagship product since its birth. We spot a larger screen, a different and larger shape (people already call this beauty “The Viagra Edition”), more features and new accessories. In addition to the iPhone 5, Apple also unveiled new iPods, a revamped iTunes and some brand-new earphones that will ship with every Apple portable product.

You can watch the keynote, that took place September 12 at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, in its entirety here

The beauty inside

A shapeshifter in love..

A man wakes up as a different person every morning. Until one day, against his better judgment, he falls in love. It’s an intriguing premise—not quite right for Hollywood, perhaps, where movies need one or two unchanging stars, but perfect for social media, where involving as many people as possible is the whole point.

Intel and Toshiba are doing just that with The Beauty Inside, an episodic social film starring Topher Grace, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and dozens of ordinary fans who auditioned via webcam to help portray the main character, Alex. The agency, Pereira & O’Dell, which made last year’s interactive suspense film The Inside Experience for the same two clients (thematically, both movies play off the classic “Intel Inside” positioning), saw great promise in a love story this time—particularly one about the fluid nature of identity, told through social media and in some ways a metaphor for social media. “Young adults have their online persona, and it can be very different from their real personality. So it felt timely,” said chief creative officer P.J. Pereira. It also felt fresh for the space—branded content is still dominated by thrillers and juvenile comedy—and a great fit for Facebook, which, at its best, is its own giant compendium of love.

“It’s an absolutely romantic story,” said Pereira. “I think that’s why people are so psyched about it.”

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Tik Tak is not dead!

I think I remember where my love for geometric visuals comes from. Tik Tak absolutely ruled my childhood! So psychedelic & arty. Nice work, Digitalism.

Say Something

What would you like to do before you die?
Say Something is a new city-project by an anonymous Ghent based person. He or she wants to create an open discussion among the Ghent-population. The open questions are on the posters, the dialogue depends on the different responses of the participants.

How does it work?
When you see a poster of Say Something in the streets of Ghent, you can answer the question by SMS or email. The most remarkable answers are posted on the Facebook page. That’s where I found this picture (and the one of Budapest which I posted a few weeks ago). I’m love love loving these new creative projects in this vibrant city.

I think I’ll put coconut-pineapple bowling on my to-do-list for this summer.
What a wonderful waste of time ^^

Communication

Hero // Stippling, Pointillism

This video shows the making of  “Hero” a drawing of Miguel Endara’s dad, which is composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots.  I think it’s a great motivator for endurance and hard work. Especially considering that it’s not just the act of making thousands of dots, but it’s also managing to compose all of those dots into a (rather funny) image of his father.

Beyond amazing! (:

PS: I’m wondering how many hand-cramps the guy had though…

Address Is Approximate

Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.

Music by the wonderfull Cinematic Orchestra.

Highly Recommended

A film about fear, hope and digital culture.

Have you seen this documentary yet? It is amazing. You might have heard that the creative landscape is changing. Some talk about a digital revolution. Others talk about a natural evolution. These changes affect everything. From creation to distribution, from artist to consumer.

Press Pause Play offers you a deep glance into the cultural democracy in our reality. With many interviews (from Moby & Robyn to Scott Belsky & Seth Godin) of some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era, this really is a must-see documentary.

I just wanted to highly recommend it, in case you hadn’t heard of it. Watch the documentary online or visit the Press Pause Play YouTube channel with extra interviews.

PS: More information about Scott Belsky after the jump!

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