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Sea Chair

Sea Chair

Our oceans have been accumulating plastic waste since the production of synthetic polymers. These non-biodegradable materials finds its way into the ocean and in time collected by the ocean’s currents or gyres. It is estimated that 46,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometer fill the world’s oceans, and sadly some of these materials are found in...
Made by Hand

Made by Hand

An excellent project of short films from the Bureau of Common Goods, to promote independent artisans who developed a passion for their craft and seek ways for a sustainable living.  Made by Hand was created out of the belief that the things we collect, consume, use, and share are part of who we are as individuals. Each film aims...
One Minute Wonder

One Minute Wonder

An intuitive 60 second video project by One Minute Wonder that shows a glimpse of the day and routine of entrepreneurs and artists behind today’s successful companies, in their studios while they share their visions.
Ana Kraš

Ana Kraš

Came across Ana Kraš some years ago on Apartamento and found some of her illustrations, candid portraits, and some handmade products including her signature color thread bonbon lamps available per request on her site. Also recently found an interview of the artist by Avant Garde.
Ehrenstråhle & Wågnert

Ehrenstråhle & Wågnert

Ehrenstråhle & Wågnert is a small design agency founded by David Ehrenstråhle and Martin Wågnert. The young design studio focuses on brand identity, packaging design, and probably known notably for their pretty nifty videos for clients.
The Blank Sheet Project

The Blank Sheet Project

The Blank Sheet Project encourages creative activism and sustainability, started by Arjowiggins Creative Papers.
The Cat Burglar

The Cat Burglar

  Warby Parker just launched their new Auteur Collection on their site with a short film called “Le Chat Cambrioleur” (The Cat Burglar).  This film is very reminiscent of Nouvelle Vague or French New Wave cinema, the characters are also sporting glasses from their new très chic collection.
Made by Hand

Made by Hand

  Made by Hand is a film project featuring artists and artisans who produce well crafted goods by hand.  Director and Producer for the films by Keith Ehrlich, also known as Keef.
Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

  Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore — and...
Lucy Chadwick

Lucy Chadwick

    Lucy Chadwick and Duffy   Source:  The Selby
Live the Language

Live the Language

      A couple of days ago, I received an email from the EF team informing me of a new set of short films from the series produced by the same creatives, and they’re just as stunning as the first set.  Also somewhat partial to the Los Angeles short since it is home.  ...
Gulp

Gulp

    I’ve been an ardent fan of Aardman’s Wallace and Gromit since their Cracking Adventures began, then I came across their new short and its no ordinary stop-motion film but the world’s largest stop-motion animation according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The film was shot and produced using a Nokia phone, propped...
Mad Men

Mad Men

I don’t watch this show, but was drawn by the photographs of James Minchin III for The Rolling Stone.   Photographer James Minchin III    Source:  Iain Claridge
To Paris

To Paris

One of Mike Mills’ short films or video journals documenting his journey whilst filming his latest film Beginners, along with some old friends and a few furry creatures. To Paris Mike Mills   Film Director Mike Mills
Letterpress

Letterpress

Letterpress An Instructional Video Naomie Ross   Designer Naomie Ross
The Expressionist

The Expressionist

Another short film from Intel.  It was a bit odd seeing this or rather hearing things I used to say to myself (or have realized) since I was four or five-ish (well most of it at least).  But he mentions that he has three ‘muscles’ that aids him in his work: curiosity, appreciation, and imagination.  His is more...
Live The Language

Live The Language

Here are four short films directed by Gustav Johansson for EF International Centers to promote education abroad.  I find these films most engaging than your usual adverts, apart from the lovely photography and music, they’ve incorporated foreign words with the use of typography.  Ingenius.  My favorite is the Paris short.  Enjoy.      
Erik Spiekermann

Erik Spiekermann

You can’t become a good designer by staying at home and looking at one book. You’ve got to be out.  Talk to other people, and travel because there’s nothing better than realizing that 200km from your door, things are different.  It doesn’t have to be blue, it doesn’t have to be square, it can be...
Le Ballon Rouge

Le Ballon Rouge

  This was meant to be part of a series of film posters from a few of my favorite French films, though I couldn’t find time to finish the series.  This is from the film by Albert Lamorisse “Le Ballon Rouge“.
Between Bears

Between Bears

  Mesmerized by this short animation directed by Eran Hilleli, and its haunting score by Ori Avni, and vocals by Daniela Spector. Ori Avni just uploaded a digital album from the film: download.   Animation Director Eran Hilleli