Camille Walala, the artist we met thanks to her beautiful project in Mauritius, curated the London launch of one of the latest Lego inventions. With the Lego Dots, the new 2D bricks with which it will be possible to build small objects, the French artist has managed to build a real house with five rooms.
The House of Dots, which will be open from January 28th to February 2nd in London, consists of a living room, a kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and also a disco room. In this house, very colorful and characterized by the typical patterns of the artist, everything, from the furniture to the smallest details, has been made thanks to more than two million Lego Dots.
The new card will be on sale from March 2020, while if you want to visit Camille Walala’s immersive installation just sign up here and go to the Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross, London.
Ten days after the 2020 Oscars ceremony, it’s time to listen to all the nominated songs again, without getting out of balance or making predictions, also because never as this year there is a balance within the Best Original Song category.
I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away – Toy Story 4
If there is one person who is used to being nominated for an Oscar (in addition to Meryl Streep), it is Randy Newman, who since 1982 has obtained 17 nominations and two victories, the last of which with Toy Story 3‘s We Belong Together. It’s with Toy Story 4 and in particular for I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,light and cheerful song but not a strong message, that the 17th nomination arrives.
(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – Rocketman
Signed by Elton John and his inseparable Bernie Taupin, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, the song surprises-both because it contains all the style, sound, and rhythm of the inimitable British singer, because unexpectedly the young Taron Egerton proved to be up to the challenge, and because the official video clip alternates scenes from the film Rocketman with archive images, making it a real tribute to Elton John’s ten-year career.
Turn the volume up and be ready to dance!
I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough
In the background of the touching story told by Breakthrough, we find the notes of I’m Standing With You written by Diane Warren, the amazing author of cinematic songs like Pearl Harbour’s There You’ll Be or Armageddon’s unforgettable I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing.
Diane’s song is played by Chrissy Metz, the protagonist of the film and internationally known thanks to her role in the series This Is Us, in which we met her impressive singing skills.
“We all got time’s when we can’t be strong When it feels like, like all hope is gone”
Into the Unknown – Frozen II
After the success of Frozen I, for which he won the Oscar in this category, Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez reconfirmed the authors of the soundtracks of the sequel Frozen II.
Even if you haven’t seen the film or never listened to the track from beginning to end, you certainly know the refrain because since the film was released the web people haven’t wasted themselves in the creation of funny memes and cartoons accompanied by the inscription “Into the unknown“.
Stand Up – Harriet
In addition to getting an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her performance as Harriet Tubman in the film Harriet, Cynthia Erivo also won a nomination for Stand Up.
Her voice of the young English actress and singer, capable of embracing both high and scratchy notes, as well as low and deep, is how she accompanied us in our discovery of this song, a hymn to freedom.
Whether you love cartoons, horror and supernatural stories or eternal romantics, don’t worry. It seems that for this February 2020 Netflix has the motivation to satisfy all tastes. Let’s discover them together!
Studio Ghibli’s movies: Castle in the sky, My neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Only Yesterday, Porco Rosso, Ocean Waves, Tales from Earthsea will be Studio Ghibli’s movies available on Netflix from the first of the month. In addition to these titles, the streaming platform has acquired the rights to 14 other films from the Japanese studio, which will be available by the end of April.
Studio Ghibli’s films will be available from Saturday, February 1st!
Locke & Key: Based on Joe Hill’s graphic novels, this new original Netflix series will appeal to supernatural and horror lovers. The official storyline released says: “Locke & Key follows 3 siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities”.
The ten episodes of Locke & Key will be available from Friday, February 7th.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You: The couple formed by Noah Centineo and Lana Condor is ready to return with the sequel to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, one of the most successful Netflix films in 2018, launching the career of the two young actors. If in the first movie we followed the events that led the two boys to fall in love, here we’ll find out what happens after the “happily ever after”.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You will be available from Wednesday, February 12th!
Narcos: Messico 2: What is considered by many to be the fifth season of Narcos is about to begin again. During the final of the previous season, we got to know Walt, and probably during this new season, we will intensify his knowledge. We’ll just have to wait a couple of weeks to find out how the events that really happened in Mexico in the 80s will be told in the series.
The second season of Narcos: Mexico will be available from Thursday, February 13th.
Better Call Saul 5: Breaking Bad‘s spin-off series which, like the latter, has been very successful both in America and worldwide, is now in its fifth and penultimate season. Well yes, the news is of a few days ago: the American broadcaster AMC has officially confirmed the release of the sixth and last season, which will be broadcast in 2021. If you’ve never seen it, recover now!
Better Call Saul 5 will be available from Monday, February 24th.
When we think of the brands and the way they advertise their products, the first thing that comes to mind is the logo. Logos accompanied by colors, product images, claims and jingles that resonate in our heads forever.
That’s exactly what multinationals in every sector have accustomed us to and perhaps, thanks to this work that can only be combined with the operation of a jackhammer, is what has allowed the award-winning advertising agencyLeo Burnett London to do the exact opposite and still achieve its goal.
With the help of designer David Schwen, the creative team stripped McDonald’s of everything that, from an advertising point of view, has always characterized it by creating the campaign Iconic Stacks and telling fast food products only and exclusively through its ingredients listed in words. The work is inspired by Schwen’s project Type Sandwiches, a series of typographic posters in which the ingredients of the sandwiches are mentioned in the correct order of preparation.
The same technique was used for Leo Burnett’s campaign for McDonald’s, where all the most iconic meals in the US chain were reproduced using only stacks of words in the original font used by Schwen, the highly recognizable Helvetica.
The keyword of the entire campaign is simplicity, a choice made possible only by the recognizability of the brand and the products it has always created for its customers.
“When people have such a strong relationship with a particular product or company, sometimes the best approach is to let them remember that for themselves rather than tell them what we think.”
There are two types of people: corridor and window. The American painter Jim Darling is certainly part of the second and to confirm this is his project entitled Windows.
It is a series of paintings in which the one and the only subject is the window of the plane and the landscape you can see through it.
Landscapes at sunset, dawn or night, plains, beaches, cities, and expanses of water seen from above. The Windows series invites us to reflect on what we have around us and encourages us to pay attention to what flows past us every day and that we risk losing.
Everyone seems to agree that the world seen from the window of the plane and then you can’t help but like Jim Darling’s paintings.
Windows, the plane windows in Jim Darling’s paintings