Terrific

by Dan on February 25, 2014

Extrapolation junction.

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Hercules on the beach

by Dan on December 13, 2013

c130 Hulk of a transport plane landing at Pembrey Sands in South Wales. Chalk it up as a daring act worthy of Ian Flemming. Stationed at squadron F7 – Based at Satenas in central southern Sweden, about an hour north east of Gothenberg.

swedish-c130-pembrey-sands

HT via @fightercontrol

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Ferrari 250 GT SWB

by Dan on June 30, 2013

These cars are timeless masterpieces in automotive history. Whilst the 0-60 may be halved today, I’d pay 10X the amount for one of these over anything of recent vintage from Maranello.

lightboxFerrari 250 GT SWB (or 250 GT Berlinetta Passo Corto)

Nature

by Dan on June 14, 2013

Cerita Ambar visited Kilauea lava flow from the sea at Kalapana, Big Island Hawaii.

When molten lava meets the ocean it’s a profoundly cinematic moments in nature. Peter Lik’s award winning shot came after countless trips to Hawaii hoping to capture volcanoes. Stunning.

Kilauea Volcano, on Kalapana, The Big Island, I found following some rumors down dirt roads. I shot it at 5:54 a.m., under moonlight. It reminded me of the legend of Pele, Goddess of Fire in Hawaiian folklore—legend has it that she and her sister Na-maka-o-Kaha’i, Goddess of Sea and Water sabotaged each other. You can visualize Pele in the upper left, blowing steam from the volcano into the ocean.” Visit www.peterlik.com. *Tech Specs:* Tripod-mounted Hasselblad H2 with 50mm lens and Fujichrome Velvia 50. Exposure, 2 sec at f/11.

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Failure: The Secret of Success

by Dan on June 12, 2013

It’s often said, “Always dare to fail. Always take chances, and never give yourself the comfort of not trying”. In honor of Edison who’s rare successes beat the 10,000 failures.

Failure. The mere thought can paralyze even the most heroic thinkers and keep great ideas off the drawing board. But is failing really that bad? We get an inside look at the mishaps of Honda racers, designers and engineers to learn how they draw upon failure to motivate them to succeed. From poor color choices to blown race engines, these risk-taking individuals provide an honest look at what most people fear most. Watch the film and discover the upside of failure.

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Cheeming Boey

by Dan on June 11, 2013

Coffee cup drawings by Cheeming Boey. Designs that could be seriously cool tattoos. Simple non recycleable objects elevated to new heights with creativity.

Coffee cup illustrations by Cheeming Boey
Coffee cup illustrations by Cheeming Boey
Coffee cup illustrations by Cheeming Boey

h/t: @booooooom

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Google TV

by Dan on June 11, 2013

The Apple way – do it right, or don’t do it at all. If you do it wrong, can it quickly and pretend you never made it in the first place (or, alternatively, call it a “hobby”).

The Google way – do it, put it out there regardless of the state it is in, hope to be able to fix it or upgrade it later to something worthwhile.

I am not saying one method is better than the other in all cases (Gmail and the iTunes Store are enormous successes of the two respective philosophies) but when it comes to something like this, I can’t see a future where GoogleTV has been fixed or upgraded to make it worthwhile. It is exactly he kind of thing that you don’t bother launching until all the partners and especially all the content is in place.

Otherwise you’re just doing damage to the brand, and later on when you do have the partners and the content, all anyone will remember are the jokes from the early days about how you don’t have anything to watch and can’t buy a screen with it built-in anyway.

Getting the tech right and the content wrong is a classic error, and Google should be smarter than this. It’s not like that film; just because you build it doesn’t mean they will come.

HT @engadget

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La Jetée

by Dan on June 9, 2013

La Jetée 1962 France
Director Chris Marker
Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux
Japan 1990 (1st Japanese release)

Rolled poster 20×28 $450

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STASIS

by Dan on June 8, 2013

A welcomed addition to our cinema listing featuring luscious cinematography with a deep stirring soundtrack. Bit of a familiar and trying storyline but it’s worth sticking with it for such lovely art direction

STASIS by Christian Swegal 24m high definition movie with outstanding art direction.

In the future, an Ex-Soldier is placed in virtual exercises to cure his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In the simulations, he sees glimpses of a mysterious girl, presumably someone from his past. When a Stranger appears in his facility offering answers, the Soldier finds himself once again asked to kill, this time for her…

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Adrenaline junkies

by Dan on June 8, 2013

Adrenaline junkies captures the brilliance of bikes.

A short film about Japanese custom motorcycle engineer shinya kimura from chabott engineering. Directed by Henrik Hansen

Exquisite work. The film, the story, the subject, the bikes – beautiful.

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Defying Gravity

by Dan on June 6, 2013

Tokyo Photographer ‘Levitates’

Natsumi Hayashi makes flying look easy. But these defying gravity self-portraits that seem to show the Toyko photographer levitating above the ground are actually the result of a lot of hard work.

“Sometimes I need to jump more than 300 times to get the perfect shot,” Hayashi told MSNBC.com on June 8. [Photo of Hayashi levitating]

Hayashi blogs a levitating picture-of-the-day each day on her website, http://yowayowacamera.com/. Either working with an assistant or using a self-timer, she uses photography to freeze herself hanging in the air in diners, phone booths and on Tokyo sidewalks.

Hayashi makes no bones about her levitation being an illusion,

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Supreme coffee cups

by Dan on June 1, 2013

Coffee Supreme’s take-out cups were already known in NZ and Australia for being unusual, distinctive and quirky, so while we knew from our re-brand brief that they wanted the brand to ‘grow up’, they felt it was important they didn’t lose their individuality.

Cleverly sophisticated Supreme coffee cups Cleverly sophisticated and stylish design team at coffee supreme in NZ who give you these delightful cups.

Design and brewing, hand-in-hand:

When coffee drinkers pick up a cup of Supreme coffee they have high expectations. Our approach is based on finding the best quality raw materials – the green beans – that we can obtain, and then roasting them carefully so that the entire inherent flavor potential comes through in the cup.

Independent specialty coffee roasters all nodding in agreement.

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Summer Garden Invite

by Dan on May 22, 2013

Smiling at this one. Props @ffffound

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Guillaume Nery

by Dan on May 17, 2013

Sunday morning dive film for you. World champion free diver Guillaume Nery special dive at Dean’s Blue Hole,

The deepest blue hole in the world filmed entirely on breath hold by the french champion Julie Gautier.

“Guillaume Nery and myself decided to use our time during a freediving competition at Dean’s Blue Hole (deepest blue hole in the world) to make a short movie. Since a long time Guillaume wanted to make the link beween freeding and base jumping. Our goal was to emphasise on esthetic images and innovative camera moves.” Julie Gautier

It asks you to submit yourself to the peacefulness of the sport and be in sync with nature.

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Yosemite Odessa Lake

by Dan on May 9, 2013

Liking this sketch. Reminded us of those now famous pen and ink shots from the beloved Lake District artist, Alfred Wainwright.

Yosemite Odessa Lake

It looks to be a great day in New York City for venturing out into the wilds. Follow these great explorers (consider climbing).

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High Voltage

by Dan on May 6, 2013

In 2002, the Smithsonian Institute’s National Air and Space Museum produced an IMAX film called “Straight Up: Helicopters in Action.” A brief clip from that film shows in extreme close-up how a high voltage cable inspection is performed by a lineman on a helicopter.

The unnamed lineman narrates his job description against the incredible aerial backdrop. No harm in touching 4.16 kV high voltage power lines once the helicopter has equalized with the power line.

Hoovering high in the sky closing in on segments of line needing service observation. “Courage is not about not being scared. It’s about being scared and doing it anyway”.

There’s only 3 things I have ever been afraid of: Electricity, Heights and Women and I’m married too.

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Sport is simple

by Dan on May 5, 2013

howies

Originally wrote this back in 2009. Still a refreshing idea.

Howies are on to something with this print campaign. In a world that’s increasingly disenfranchised by the economic struggles, bitter foreign wars and a sense that big government is part of the problem, a return to simplicity is a strong message. It’s a brand that is daring, albeit with a simple bold message of peace & tranquility.

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Amusing graphic style on the home page of Toronto’s ace restaurant Terroni

amusing graphic style on the home page of terroni.com

You’ll want to uproot this restaurant and firmly plant it in NYC. Out of this world. I dined here many time in Toronto.

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Clients You’d Love

by Dan on May 1, 2013

We think she’s great, but would hate to be quoted in this print. Click to enlarge.

HT @shyama golden

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Rune Hallum Sørensen

by Dan on April 25, 2013

World Oceans Day when Rune Hallum Sorenson sets a Danish record of 68 meters at the AIDA world free diving record in Kalamata, Greece.

HT @hallum.eu

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