maandag 24 december 2012

sugary tunes DMK - everything counts

With only one day left before christmas, I'm really getting into the 'christmas spirit'. I've travelled to the northern part of Holland to celebrate the holidays with my family. Okay, well that's not entirely true: I will be spending New Year's eve in Barcelona, Spain. But Christmas is spend in Friesland. While surfing in the internet, I found this amazingly cute video/song by a family in Germany. I hope you will enjoy it just as much as I did.
Happy holidays!

dinsdag 18 december 2012

trend space invasion

Surfing the internet I can't help but to stumble upon 'aliens influences' everywhere I go.
No, it's not the kind made by Aliens (not that I know of, that is) but it is clear that people's minds are full of 'out of space' experiences. Doesn't matter where I look: art, design, music, film, streetwear or articles: Aliens are everywhere. It might be the magic date 21-12-12 coming up or the financial crisis' rising impact on our daily lives, or a combination of both.
But it can no longer be denied that we are questioning all the things in life that we used to take for granted. This makes for a slightly odd but very interesting between past, future and space.
Below you can find some of the results from my internet surf-search. Enjoy!

"Recently a series of radio messages was heard coming from outer space. The transmission was not continuous, but cut by pauses into pieces which could be taken as units, for they were repeated over and over again.  The pauses show here as punctuation.  The various combination have been represented by letters of the alphabet, so that the messages can be written down.  Each message except the first is given here only once.  The serial number of the messages has been supplied for each reference."  - 
Quote from 'NSA releases UFO Files Reveals "Alien Messages" reveiled'. Read the full article here:

Influences in music

Influences in art

2012 biljet by Dadara

The movie "Cloud Atlas" explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

vrijdag 14 december 2012

the future as seen in the 60ies

From the 60ies on, many visualizations have been made about 'the future'. Some of them completely irrelevant with robots, flying spaceships and aliens, but every once in a while those predictions are actually spot on right. Like the prediction of the mobile phone, long before it was made. This video made by the British government was made to advertise an ideal Britain overseas and contains some interesting thoughts about 'the future' in the sixties. See it for yourself :)

woensdag 12 december 2012

emma mulholland AW13

Emma Mulholland is a 24 year old fashion designer from Australia. In 2010 she graduated from Ultimo TAFE fashion institute of Sydney and has been on the rice ever since. Her current collection is called 'Spaced Out' and was inspired by aliens and Ancient Egypt. A surprising combination you might think, but browsing through the lookbook it suddenly becomes very clear. Mulholland is inspired by the conspiracy theory that pyramids were build by aliens. The collection features holograms, sequins, neons and metallics. 

She says: "The combination of Ancient Egyptian symbols and hieroglyphics can be seen in the prints, which also tied in with an intergalactic space vibe. I looked to sci-fi movies like The Fifth Element and episodes of Star Trek and drew a lot of inspiration from their simple shapes, like A-line shift dresses and raglan sleeves like Dr. Spock. The embellishments are also a combination of both of these ideas — like a scarab beetle which has been abducted and replaced by an alien. I drew styling inspiration from Desperately Seeking Susan."

The images are shot by Byron Spencer and styled by Pauly Bonomelli. 

zaterdag 8 december 2012

sugary tunes kanye west - lost in the world

After all this time, I still love this song. Lost in the world originally was accompanied by the shortfilm 'runaway', but now has it's own video. Well I can say a lot more about it, but the only way of doing the song justice is to say: just watch it.

maandag 3 december 2012

give a compliment, get a compliment

The SoulPancake is website with content designed to open your mind, challenge your friends and feel damn good. They have made this video especially to fill those needs. Because sometimes you don't express enough how much you appreciate those around you.

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