Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there is: a bottle. This short film, by Smith Journal and Melbourne-based production studio Commoner, picks through the wood chips to tell the story of a craft honed over 60 years, and the man behind it.
If you wonder how Finland survives without sunlight during winter, Mother nature has got 24 hours of it reserved for the summer. Most of us couldn’t get a hold of what would all be possible during these long summer nights.
Matthias Heiderich is a young and self-taught Berlin-based photographer known for stunning work, which is heavily influenced by architecture, graphic design, colour and the urban landscape. He often explores the complexities of colour in minimalist architecture, in a style that is unique and extremely distinctive. Matthias brings out a new and aesthetically wondrous side from Berlin.
A curving road wraps the coast of Rhodes, Greece, flanked by the ocean on one side and a pre-existing retaining stone wall on the other. German practice Hornung and Jacobi Architecture have proposed a single-family residence embedded into the fibers that make up the mediterranean context manifested as a contemporary vessel.
The Swedish/Australian duo Kate Boy does it again! After their catchy single ‘Northern Lights’ caused quite a stirr on the web, they have now released their second video. ‘In Your Eyes’ has a beautiful build-up, is equally catchy and the black & white video matches perfectly.
Shot in the mountains, with a heavy voice that speaks wisdom, this is a very nice video from the young Spanish bicycle brand Dosnoventa. They have won the support of Lacoste Live amongst others brands.
“We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea.”
All the wealth doesn´t make you happy. That’s the message in the newest Bondax video ‘Gold’. The gold Bondax (Rolex) watch does bad things to it’s owner. Featuring the signature Bondax sound, this is a gold one. Stay poor!
Using 288 clocks as a screen sounds as a visually exciting idea. Stockholm based studio Humans since 1982 did just that. They present their kinetic work “A million times” at Design Days Dubai. You may reckognize this way of using clocks. Humans since 1982 has made a smaller version of this installation which was posted on Defringe two years ago.
In a tropical setting, this video shows a few boys strolling through the rainforest. Their behaviour is as wild as the forest. Disagreeing, fighting, and a dramatic ending. Scratch Massive from Paris had the video for their heavy track directed by Edouard Salier.
Our friends at Present Plus released an astonishing new project. In ‘The Gold of the Andes’ they show the search of the finest material found in the Andes. They were invited by Danish fashion label The Inoue Brothers to find out if this fine material from Peru matches their responsible production measures.
La Grande Epicerie de Paris, the luxury comestibles boutique in the famous Le Bon Marché department store, offers a fresh look on everyday fruits and vegetables. Florent Tanet from Paris proves he has quite the eye for details.
Plugg is a prototype DAB radio, investigating physical and metaphorical interaction with electronic devices. A cork fits nicely into the hole where the radio’s speaker sits beneath. By pushing the cork into this hole, the radio turns off… and by removing it, the radio turns itself on again.