7.8.14

Henrik Vibskov SS15 Copenhagen Fashion Week

Kasper Bjørke ft. Jaakko Eino Kalevi - TNR




The Nordic Pairing’s Dark Disco Fuels a Luminous Imagination

Neon waves of post-punk disco ebb and flow over homages to 1980s screen classics in the video for “TNR” by Kasper Bjørke featuring Jaakko Eino Kalevi. “I have always been a sucker for producers like Vangelis and Giorgio Moroder, who both made brilliant soundtracks to some of my favorite movies around that time,” says Danish artist Bjørke. “I was lucky to work with my dear friend Kurt Uenala, who co-wrote the latest Depeche Mode album and that had an influence on the overall sound.” Finnish pop experimentalist Kalevi’s androgynous vocal haunts the shadowy club track, taken from Bjørke’s forthcoming album, After Forever. “I think that Jaakko is one of the most interesting acts to come out of the Nordic countries in a long time,” says Bjørke, who enlisted Amsterdam’s Alpaca Animations to conjure visuals pooled from Miami Vice and Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love” video among other references. “It turned out though that both Kasper and us were big fans of David Hockney and Tron,” explain Alpaca’s founders, David Lamain and Martine Rademakers of the roots of the video’s inspiration. “We took big felt pens and started drawing; the camera captured the ink leaking through the paper, and we combined it with stop-motion and puppet elements.

5.8.14

The Spirit of BACARDÍ — A Graphic Novel

Graphic novel legends Warren Ellis and Michael Allred join forces for the first time, to turn the BACARDÍ family story into an exclusive graphic novel.

1.8.14

L’Agent by Agent Provocateur – AW14 Campaign Video


For AW14 L’Agent by AP is the lost explorer’s sparkling mirage of everything he’d ever dreamt of - and more. Watch the AW14 Campaign video directed by and starring Penelope Cruz.

31.7.14

WWAW014 ' Heroes'

A presentation of the Wood Wood Autumn / Winter 2014.


The Secret Garden: Ford Ranch




Nestled in a mountain canyon where Hemingway spent his summers, Queen Elizabeth II popped by to visit friends, and rodeo is still a main event, lies the cultivated oasis of Ford Ranch. Acquired by Joan F. Wallick and Robert L. Wallick Sr. in 1968, the sprawling Wyoming residence is captured by director Albert Moya for NOWNESS’s weekly Great Gardens series. “I was inspired by meeting the kind of dreamer who has, and still is, working on making her stories real,” says the filmmaker of Ms Wallick, an accomplished pilot whose obsessive passion for collecting spans insects, Christmas ornaments (32,656), and over 400 varieties of plants in 35 acres. It’s a marvel to discover radiant blue delphinium spires, hundreds of hostas and the apothecary rose Rosa gallica officinalis blooming alongside the grave of Wallick’s late wolf, Eeyore (winters dip to -30 and summers experience 100 degree heat punctuated by huge thunderstorms). “Part of the joy of gardening lies in the challenge of this environment,” explains Wallick, who has built fences to keep the mountain lions, bears and deer at bay, enabling her manicured paradise to flourish. “I’ve got the urge to plant one of everything and see what it looks like,” she adds. “But that’s for next year.”

30.7.14

Avec SS15 "Persian (D)rugs"



"Imagination is a magic carpet, upon which we may soar, to distant lands and climes and even go beyond the moon to any planet in the sky. If we came from nowhere here, why can’t we go somewhere there?"

Forest & Bird - NZ on the Block



Wild and treasured places of New Zealand are being opened up to gas and oil drilling, mining and logging as the government ignores warnings of climate change, and seeks to advance an economic agenda that harms, rather than protects.

The government is currently selling exploitation rights to 925,200 hectares of conservation and private land, and more than 39 million hectares of ocean, through an international tender process.

The New Zealand we all want to live in is one where our coastline is home to a network of marine reserves; our rivers are unpolluted and safe for swimming; and our conservation land is protected as a home for our threatened and rare species; not as a resource to be plundered.

via Forest and Bird