10 videos you need in your life this week

10 videos you need in your life this week

Claudia Maddaluno · 7 months ago · Music

Blood Orange – Dark & Handsome (feat. Toro y Moi)

The top ten column starts with another stunning video directed by Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange. Like many other Hynes clips, the accompanying visual for the track Dark & Handsome (feat. Toro Y Moi) uses filters like VHS, square ratio or 16mm to achieve a vintage and warm taste. The clip features a Toro y Moi’s appearance via phone screen.

Smino – Trina

This video includes some Versace shirts, sparkly chokers, animalier printed swimsuits and a pink car. So, basically, all the things I need to live.

Michael Kiwanuka – Solid Ground | A COLORS SHOW

What’s the Xanax compared to Kiwanuka playing a vintage Rhodes in this live for Colors?

Willie J Healey – Polyphonic Love

We really love this red-haired guy from Oxfordshire because he always gives us some good pop gems. Polyphonic Love is our latest glimpse into his forthcoming EP Hello Good Morning out on the 15th November. Did someone said “Lennon”?

Easy Life – Nice Guys

Guests of a fictional Christian talk show focused on the theme of abstinence, Easy Life offer a dirty performance wearing sparkling suits form the 80s. The lowest point of the clip is when a naked Donald Trump gets on the stage shouting from the microphone.

Oklou – Forever

A couple of days ago, the French producer Oklou has released the new single Forever, accompanied by a Roxanne Gaucherand directed video that invites us to familiarize with insects.

Thom Yorke – Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)

The first visual from Thom Yorke’s ANIMA is a masterpiece. Directed by Art Camp & Saad Moosajee, the visual features a variety of animation techniques (16mm film, 3D and cel animation) and was created with a team of animators, designers, and videomaker.
The thousands of hand-illustrated frames were inspired by Yorke’s dreams showing the isolation and alienation of an individual in the modern life.
At its core, our intention was to communicate the experience of feeling completely on your own, surrounded by people you see yourself in but don’t understand, who have lost their minds to the city and can’t see that you need their help.”

HAIM – Now I’m In It 

Paul Thomas Anderson (Thom Yorke’s frequent collaborator) has directed the new video for HAIM’s latest single Now I’m In It. After seeing it, we got an idea of how to deal with our depressive moments: enter a car wash and let the brushes take everything away.

Jacques Greene – Stars

Last Friday Jacques Greene has released his sophomore album Dawn Chorus and now takes us on a journey at full speed “between the road and the stars” in this new black and white video directed by Mathieu Fortin which is the sequel to Do It Without You.

Toro Y Moi – Soul Trash

Ending this column with a Toro Y Moi video, we complete the circle. His new short film Soul Trash accompanies the mixtape dropped early this year and is a mixture of home and tour footage.

10 videos you need in your life this week
10 videos you need in your life this week
10 videos you need in your life this week
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Casa Plenaire, the perfect refuge signed Child Studio

Casa Plenaire, the perfect refuge signed Child Studio

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art, Design

In the last few months, we’ve seen holiday plans go up in smoke and canceled trips, and the idea that we still have a long way to go before we return to travel saddens us. Many studios and designers have been looking for innovative solutions to make us travel with our minds, like the Overthought project, but some have gone further and imagined the perfect place to spend the quarantine, like Casa Plenaire. The designers of Child Studio, in collaboration with the skincare brand Plenaire, which gives its name to the project, have created a series of renderings with 3D modeling programs giving shape to their idea of the ideal place to live the lockdown.  

It is a sea view house that, in its soft and not angular shapes and light colors, recalls the typical houses of Santorini. In the center of the house there is a round bathtub, on either side of which two short stairs lead to the bedroom with a window overlooking the sea and an opening leading to the terrace with the floor covered in polished tiles.  

On the opposite side of the Casa Plenaire, there is, instead, a sort of inner courtyard with an outdoor shower and characterized by bright orange walls. Like any self-respecting summer house, in every room are scattered beach accessories such as straw hats, beach towels, open books, shells, magazines. 

Moreover, through the few furnishing elements present, the designers of Child Studio wanted to pay homage to some iconic pieces such as the Anywhere Lamp by Greta von Nessen and the Pastil chair by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio. 

Casa Plenaire, the perfect refuge signed Child Studio
Casa Plenaire, the perfect refuge signed Child Studio
Casa Plenaire, the perfect refuge signed Child Studio
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Art at home, directly from the Guggenheim museum

Art at home, directly from the Guggenheim museum

Emanuele D'Angelo · 1 month ago · Art

Another nice initiative by a museum, after having had the opportunity to visit some of them with a click, today the famous Guggenheim of New York makes available several volumes for free download.

Known worldwide as one of Frank Lloyd Wright‘s architectural jewels, the Guggenheim in New York is home to thousands of works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Mondrian, Pollock and many others.

Currently closed, the museum continues its educational mission by offering dozens of art books exploring the legacy of the greatest contemporary artists, as well as the great exhibitions that wrote the legend of the Guggenheim.
With works from 1936 to the present day, including both reproductions of works and various analyses, it is possible to discover contemporary art in all its forms and periods once again.

You can download everything here, enjoy reading!

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Art at home, directly from the Guggenheim museum
Art at home, directly from the Guggenheim museum
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Shishido Mazafaka’s fascinating and creepy accessories

Shishido Mazafaka’s fascinating and creepy accessories

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

Shishido Mazafaka, aka Doooo, is a Japanese DJ who, when not busy writing and recording new songs, devotes his free time to a strange and unusual hobby. In fact, Shishido loves making accessories of all kinds, from small handbags to phone covers, from stamps to chargers for the computer. So far, nothing strange, the silliest thing is that each of these objects is made by simulating human skin, with hair and skin flaws, making the end result both fascinating and gruesome at the same time

This strange effect, which cannot fail to remind us of Qimmy Shimmy’s small sculptures, is made of silicone rubber and meticulously worked to perfectly replicate parts of the body such as ears, mouths, fingers or navels. The working of a single piece takes from one to three months, but not all the work is done by Shishido Mazafaka himself. Without revealing the secrets that allow such a realistic result to be achieved, the artist stated that to achieve it, he gets help from his partner Jurjen Hasseling, founder of the JUR production studio, who divides the design and modeling phases. 

Among the friends and fans of Shishido Mazafaka, these accessories are in great demand, so all creations can be purchased and range from prices ranging from 120,000 Yen to 390,000 Yen, which is between 1,000 and 3,000 or so. 

Would you ever go out with one finger and one eye hanging around your neck? 

Shishido Mazafaka’s fascinating and creepy accessories
Shishido Mazafaka’s fascinating and creepy accessories
Shishido Mazafaka’s fascinating and creepy accessories
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Discovering Buckingham Palace with HomeAdvisor

Discovering Buckingham Palace with HomeAdvisor

Giulia Guido · 1 month ago · Art

Who has never wanted to know what is hidden inside some of the most famous buildings in the world? The British company HomeAdvisor wanted to give us a gift, commissioning a team of designers and experts to create posters with the interiors of Buckingham Palace

Excluding the summer period, during which few rooms are open to tourists, the 775 rooms of the English crown house still remain a mystery. After several studies and drawing information from various sources, the team chosen by HomeAdvisor has created seven posters, some illustrating the plan of the palace and others illustrating some rooms. 

Specifically, we find the plan of the Central Block, the first part that can be seen entering Buckingham Palace, with the famous staircase of honor covered by a luxurious red carpet and the walls covered by portraits of the members of the Royal Family. In this wing, you will find some of the most famous rooms, such as the State Dining Room, where a long mahogany table that is said to be polished so many times that it does not need a tablecloth. It was in this room that Kate and William held their wedding reception in 2011. 

It continues with the so-called White Drawing Room, where meetings with a few people take place and where the public can enter, as opposed to the Room 1844, destined for meetings with the most illustrious visitors, from presidents to celebrities. 

Next to the latter is the Regency Room, which is the room usually seen on television during the Queen’s speeches. 

This is followed by the floor plan of the Queen’s Apartments. It is said that of the 775 rooms of Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty uses only six daily, to which access is allowed only to a few intimates, including the room to receive the Prime Minister. 

Finally, the last floor plan is dedicated to the East Front characterized by a style that draws on the Chinese one, merging it with many furnishings taken from a former royal residence in Brighton, the Royal Pavillon. 

Get lost in the corridors of Buckingham Palace! 

Discovering Buckingham Palace with HomeAdvisor
Discovering Buckingham Palace with HomeAdvisor
Discovering Buckingham Palace with HomeAdvisor
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