Glass Animals – Gooey

‘Gooey’ by Glass Animals starts swiftly and in a relaxed flow. The beat builds a pleasant melody in a matter of seconds. Meanwhile, a fluid seems to be passed on from person to person. That is accompanied by some wrestling, dancing and kissing. Sounds weird right. Film creatives The Apairy (Berlin) have managed to make the viewer feel awkward while watching. The video might not make sense, until you figure out that the fluid is actually the main character.
‘Gooey’ is now available through digital channels and on vinyl.

Monument Valley

Inspired by the art of M.C. Escher, Japanese prints and minimalist 3D design, each level of the Monument Valley iOS game is a unique, hand-crafted combination of puzzle, graphic design and architecture. Like listening to an album or walking through a museum for the first time, Monument Valley is about discovery, perception and meaningful beauty.

Places

Mark Bramley’s pictures raise a feeling of desolation. In each picture there are obvious clues that indicate mankind was here someday, but they seem long gone. The places where Bramley (UK) takes his photos seem to concentrate in the USA. His style is peculiar. Although people could always be around the corner, he never tends to focus on them. Instead, empty landscapes or objects tell the story humans don’t.

Kemi Mai

Kemi Mai aka Drawinds is an 18 year old artist painting with pixels instead of a brush. She’s using Photoshop and a tablet to create her amazing expressive works. Specializing in female portraits, the British artist often sets her subjects against surreal settings, incorporating geometric shapes or nature elements. Kemi is a self-taught artist who has been painting for almost two years.

Cliq

Cliq Magnetic Clothing Hangers look far, far better than all the other coat hangers. Using strong earth magnets, the hangers magnetically attach to any metal rod or surface. Each hanger can support up to 2kg and are sold in sets of three. Now, we aren’t quite ready to spend more on our hangers than our jeans, jackets, or other articles of clothing, but the idea is pretty sharp.

Made in Tohoku

After the devastation of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku The Inoue Brothers travelled to the region to start a project with some of the affected local artisans. The result of this collaboration is their “Made in Tohoku” collection.

Concrete Church

Nameless Architecture created ‘Concrete Church’ in Seoul, Korea. The first thing encountered upon entering the building is the empty concrete yard on the ground floor. This is a flexible space that acts as a venue for interaction with the community while also accommodating varying religious programs.

Selfie

Everyone who enjoys making the infamous duckface for a little ‘Selfie’ once in a while should take a look at this fun video by Andy Martin. Martin describes it as ‘a 60 second warning about self obsession’. The animation is part of the Character Selfie project that invites international designers, illustrators and artists to submit a self-portrait of their character taking snapshots of themselves for the Pictoplasma Berlin Festival. Check their Tumblr, there are already lots of fun artworks by various artists.

Norilsk

These photographs were taken along the outskirts of the city Norilsk. Life here collides with urban sprawl, and the fragility of nature. Within the constancy of human presence, Gronsky photographs recreational moments deep in forested areas or open beaches, in secluded niches or general gathering places.

Cloudwash

Connected appliances have the potential to be better designed, with new features, new services, and even new business models. Cloudwash is a prototype washing machine. Berg created Cloudwash to explore how connectivity will change the appliances in our homes, and to figure out what new features will be possible.

The Acid – Basic Instinct

The Acid is a collaboration between Adam Freeland, Steve Nalepa and Ry X. Each from another continent, each with their own expertise. Together they produced ‘The Acid EP’ which sounds dreamy with some unexpected dark twists. For ‘Basic Instinct’ they called in Dugan O’Neal to help Ry X directing the video. LA based group WIFE visualizes the dreaminess of the song in their performance. See the simple but striking website from The Acid for more info on the trio.

Coen Cast

Portland-based artist Richard Perez started a Tumblr to collect his illustrations of characters from Coen Brothers films. We’re especially drawn to the quiet palettes he’s given each illustration, a detail that is very reminiscent of the films themselves. Be sure to follow along.

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