My props this week are entirely inspired by a curated collection of creators I found early in the week. http://thosewhomake.com/ is dedicated to showcasing people endeavoring to craft by hand. The site features videos, short interviews, vintage photos, and various books for those who want to make for themselves. Those Who Make doesn't take much time to describe itself, focusing purely on it's content. All I can find is that it's run by Michael Ariel, a maker of quality handmade textile goods found under the name Proudly Say. All around it's a wonderful site to explore the mindset of the the Read More >>
Here's to another work week coming to a close. Let's celebrate with some friday props! It's a mixed bag edition, so here's a bunch of things I found interesting. This Parody. Entitled "The Timmy Brothers" this piece is a great parody piece about bespoke drinking water. Give it a watch, enjoy a laugh, and pass it along?
A short look at the Timmy Brothers, Brooklyn–based makers of bespoke drinking water.
Bill and Terry Timmy are introducing handcrafted water to the world with an almost pathological attention to craftsmanship and a thirst
I'm always a fan of a well done cover song. There's something to be said for the community created by sharing and appropriating music. So when I stumbled upon the series AV Undercover I had to give it props. Each series they draft a list of songs to be performed, then bring in artists who have to perform one of the songs from the list. The results are pretty spectacular. Here are a few of my favorites so far. Punch Brothers cover The Strokes' "Reptilia" Screaming Females Cover Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Of Montreal covers The White Stripes' "Fell In Love With Read More >>
Friday Props often means stumbling into some pretty strange and fascinating places. Today's props is inspired by my first props reciever, No Man's Sky. It's a procedurally generated game that has potential to change the world of gaming forever. Why? Because it's massive. Scratch that. It's not just massive; it's infinite. Read More >>
It's astounding how quickly a week goes by, but it's mind blowing how many cool ideas are dreamt up in such a short time. So here's to dreamers and their dreams. It's Friday Props: The Dreamy Dreamscapes Edition. I'll start off with some space props, because who doesn't dream of space? NASA is commemorating 50 years of space walks with a Documentary Entitled "Suit Up". Additionally they've put up a page on their site focusing around the milestone. Featured in the site is a gallery of images that are astoundingly cool. Check them out here. https://www.nasa.gov/suitup/spacewalks https://www.nasa.gov/suitup My next props goes to some Read More >>
It's another week of Friday Props, another week of cool findings big and small. Immensely large and incomprehensibly tiny, here's what I've found. First up is this music video created by artist collective Strange Freedom. It's composed from thousands of microscopic stills time lapsed into a variety of abstract forms. The atmospheric visuals melt into abstract landscapes in nearly perfect synch with the music. Give it a look below. . Second in this weeks props is a film by Trent Jaklitsch entitled Supersymmetry, that connects challenges with a greater sense of purpose, and a Read More >>
I'm diving right into this weeks props with a project by inventor Niklas Roy. It's a giant pinball machine, need I say more? Check it out below and see his other work, such as a "Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine", here. My second props this week goes to CineFix For one of the newest addition to their 8-bit Cinema series, which features movies retold in the 8-bit arcade style. Fans of Hayao Miyazaki will instantly recognize this classic even in it's new condensed form. If you're not an anime fan, fear not, the series Read More >>
It's Friday. It's Props day. Here's some cool stuff. Google I/O is on right now, and GoPro showed up in force. On the heels of yesterday's announcement that they would be launching their own line of quadcoptor drones, GoPro has revealed a new camera rig to pair with Google's "Jump" VR system. The 16 camera monster allows for filming of a completely immersive, virtual reality environment in full 4k quality. See more here. http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/28/8673367/google-io-2015-gopro-3d-vr-cameras-360-degree I'll follow with a projection mapping project recently undertaken for the 2015 VIVID Festival in Sydney Australia, an Read More >>
It's another week of internet findings! This friday I'm growing up, and telling the youths to get off my lawn! It's Friday Props, the Kids These Days edition. I'll kick off with some senior citizens with some serious street cred. Lata 65 takes first props for bringing the culture of street to the elderly by running workshops in Lisbon Portugal. The project pairs elderly citizens with street artists to create public works of art and cultivate community. Second props this week are going to an urban climbing duo operating as "On The Roofs" for this video of them climbing what is Read More >>