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To feed our curiosity and to keep each other inspired, we gather and display bits of our appetite for life, design, beauty and thought, giving you a taste of what inspires us in our work.


 Enjoy our view.

film / August 17, 2012

Address is Approximate

The Pacific Coast is a wonderful destination, but that’s not what it’s about. It’s about the journey, of course. For this toy however, the only way to go is Google maps. And with the help of his persistently clicking friend, he actually travels from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way down to the Pacific Coast. Bravo.
The Theory are Tom Jenkins & Simon Sharp. They won a Webby Award for this short animation and were signed by talent agency William Morris Endeavour in Los Angeles. The music is from the Cinematic Orchestra.

film / August 7, 2012

Samsara

Samsara is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘the ever turning wheel of life’. The greatest  achievement in Buddhism is to perceive Samsara as Nirvana, but this film might change some Monks’ minds. Or not. Its title must be paradoxical on purpose.

The film illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature, showing how our life cycle mirrors the rhythm of the planet. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, Samsara explores the wonders of our world from the mundane to the miraculous.

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design / June 22, 2012

Babel the King

Wow. We finally got old. We didn’t have this when we grew up. This wonderful book has added some dimensions to storytelling. Although we loved pulling a creased paper Winnie the Pooh from left to right through a torn up page as well. But this book even has a narrator. And you can blow things away.

Babel is a grumpy old cat and not very bright at all. So begins the story of a cat that develops a pathological jealousy of the clouds and who spends his days annoying them. Babel is written by Karim Maaloul and developed by the Belgian guys from Epic. read more

design / June 13, 2012

Goliath Identity by Studio Beige

Goliath is a Dutch shoe brand founded by a craftsman and artisan who believed pride in one’s work was essential to creating a quality product. Studio Beige is a small design agency from Rotterdam and they’ve translated Goliath’s philosophy perfectly into an identity. It is done with a keen attention to detail and it has a welcoming warmth to it. We’d also like to point out the crisp copy and the pleasantly surprising side projects they promote. Power to them.

source: www.studiobeige.nl
film / June 2, 2012

The Art of Making – Alma Flamenca

Craftsmanship. It’s a huge relief to see that it still exists, in such a dedicated manner. Which applies for the making of the guitar as well as for the film. And of course the music in the video, composed by Dutch flamenco guitarist Edsart Udo de Haes. Makes us all want to sit under a tree to enjoy the evening sun with a bottle of wine, guitar music and the smell of fresh carved wood. But that’s just us.

design / May 30, 2012

LONAC – Skate Bones

Lonac is a Croatian street artist. A very unknown and extremely talented one. We came across his skateboard fishbone series, but his other work is equally impressive. His work is about the nature of identity, expressed with a unique visual richness and depth to its underlying message. For two years he tortured his mind at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, but rightfully dropped out to return to the streets. Which, let’s be honest, can use a little painting.

design / May 29, 2012

The Very Small Office of Johan Kramer

We have never read a newspaper from a to z with such big smiles on our faces. Johan Kramer is keeping his office in a shoebox from now on, which is all logically explained in the paper. With every page you turn, there's a new surprise. It's filled with odd photography, superb illustrations, funny scribblings and fantastic copy. There's also a great illustrated story about how the shoebox and Johan met. On the beach.

We admire the love and dedication and obvious fun every page is made with. The greatest things and ideas come from very small offices. Obviously.

 

film / May 28, 2012

Benga – directed by Us

Us are Chris Barrett and Luke Taylor. When they were asked to come up with an idea for the video for the track, they received a Soundcloud link. This enabled them to not only listen to the track, but watch it too. They felt there was something mesmerizing about its simplicity and this ignited the idea to create a real life three dimensional waveform. The idea of using vinyl records came from the need of creating a sense of physicality to music, since most music is consumed online.

But how the ffff.. did they do it?