Watch this trailer for Alive Inside.  More about the documentary here and the FastCo Create post iPod Connected Seniors Recharge Their Memories

Don’t forget those grapefruit headphone with new music when it’s time okay?

(thanks/via: FastCoCreate)

Super video.  Super song.  Waiting…..waiting…..August 5th…..waiting…..waiting…..

This pep talk goes out to all the heroes. Who is your hero? Share this video with them!

(Gee thanks/via the ever inspiring: kidpres)

Reasons to go to San Francisco!

(thanks/via: Newsweek)

Official ‘Never Say Never’ music video from the upcoming Junto album from Basement Jaxx due 25th Aug.

Robotics put to important—humorous—use.

(thanks/via: FastCo Create)

An animated history of modern architecture from Matteo Muci, a product and graphic designer from Italy.

(thanks/via: FastCo Design)

From the new Spoon album They Want My Soul due August 4th.

(thanks/via: Pitchfork)

fastcodesign:

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.

(thanks/via: FastCoDesign)

fastcodesign:

Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.

(thanks/via: FastCoDesign)

(via fastcompany)

The design work of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby is always a favorite. This is a video the firm did to support their Map Table for Vitra. Another stop motion video for their TipTon chair for Vitra is pretty nice too (view here).

Sidenote: Visiting the Vitra campus Weil am Rhine, Germany is a “must see.”

(via KCRW Presents: Quantic : NPR)

Quantic, ‘Duvido’ (Live)

July 16, 2014by JASON BENTLEY, KCRW MUSIC DIRECTOR • Will Holland, better known by his DJ and producer name Quantic, has mastered the art of global citizenship. The U.K. native, one-time Colombian and current New Yorker blends traditional cumbia rhythms with contemporary electronic beats, introducing new sounds to new audiences.

At an intimate gathering at Sonos Studio in Hollywood, Quantic recently performed songs from his most recent album, Magnetica — including the song heard here, “Duvido.”
(thanks/via: NPR/KCRW)

From Michael N Sutton on Vimeo (website) a high-speed shot of the honey bee in action.

(thanks/via: FastCoCreate)

A pretty interesting inversion of the maze concept from the ever inventive Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group.  It is currently on exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC (timelapse construction).  (more about the group here and Ingels’ TEDTalk hints at BIG’s inventiveness.)
(thanks/via: NationalBuildingMuseum)

A pretty interesting inversion of the maze concept from the ever inventive Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group.  It is currently on exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC (timelapse construction).  (more about the group here and Ingels’ TEDTalk hints at BIG’s inventiveness.)

(thanks/via: NationalBuildingMuseum)

"To sleep, perchance to dream-ay, there’s the rub.”(Hamlet)
Pretty dreamy Ikea ad for beds!

Watch

(thanks/via: fastcompany)

"To sleep, perchance to dream-
ay, there’s the rub.”
(Hamlet)

Pretty dreamy Ikea ad for beds!

Watch

(thanks/via: fastcompany)

skunkbear:

Where do plastic bottle caps go? A lot of them end up in the ocean. 75% of ocean debris is made of plastic. And it doesn’t just float around. A lot of it ends up killing marine life, like this young albatross.
We talked with marine biology professor Richard Thompson yesterday, and he said:

It’s not about banning plastics. It’s about thinking about the ways that we deal with plastics at the end of their lifetime to make sure that we capture the resource.

On Midway Island, where this photo was taken, 1/3 of albatross chicks die from ingesting plastic. This image comes from photographer Chris Jordan, who says:

For me kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. These birds reflect back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth.

Jordan directed a film about Midway Island and you can explore more of his pictures here.


Not new news but a reminder to all of us…nature is fragile and in a fight for survival.

skunkbear:

Where do plastic bottle caps go? A lot of them end up in the ocean. 75% of ocean debris is made of plastic. And it doesn’t just float around. A lot of it ends up killing marine life, like this young albatross.

We talked with marine biology professor Richard Thompson yesterday, and he said:

It’s not about banning plastics. It’s about thinking about the ways that we deal with plastics at the end of their lifetime to make sure that we capture the resource.

On Midway Island, where this photo was taken, 1/3 of albatross chicks die from ingesting plastic. This image comes from photographer Chris Jordan, who says:

For me kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror. These birds reflect back an appallingly emblematic result of the collective trance of our consumerism and runaway industrial growth.

Jordan directed a film about Midway Island and you can explore more of his pictures here.

Not new news but a reminder to all of us…nature is fragile and in a fight for survival.