Finlandia Vodka has worked with advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy to scour the globe in search of people who have led a "less ordinary" life, creating a short film to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
Valerie Susik merges illustration with interaction for a series of drawings featuring dogs and their leisure pursuits. Susik caricatured pictures of dogs she found on Instagram on her notepad, delineating their facial features and furry mugs while each illustration playfully interacts with a human subject nearby. Hands placed around the drawing pad merge with the flat pencil art on the page, connecting the person and pup in various scenarios and situations.
Limpopo, is one of the nine provinces and the so-called land of myths and legends that bordesr Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique in the North. It's not very touristy yet, located in the Far North of South Africa. Perhaps it's not the place which first comes to mind when thinking about South Africa, but this is exactly where our journey leads us.
Our starting point is the small airport at Polokwane - Limpopo's capital which means "place of safety". The further North we go the more hilly and green it gets around us. Baobab trees with their healing power loom into the sky. Here you can easily escape the hustle and bustle of the South African cities and loose yourself in the silence and vastness of the bush land. We discover a nature of rugged wilderness with unexpected valleys, subtropical forests, steep canyons and mile long mango, lychee and avocado plantations.
This region forms the backdrop of many talented and creative tribes, especially the Venda, Tsonga, Zulu and Tsonga people. Their rich cultural heritage, mythical background and spiritual beliefs are connected to the surrounding nature. Many of these places carry a spiritual meaning, a place where people can connect with their ancestors. One of the holy places is lake Fundudzi - according to legend inhabited by a goddess of fertility in the form of a python. These myths are handed down from generation to generation and get clearly visible in the artistic expression and unique interpretations of their art.
The artists and craftsmen of the region are known for their wood carvings, their unique drums and textiles. In the townships we experience an authentic and modern everyday life and the hospitality and 'joie de vivre' of its proud inhabitants. On a weekly market we bravely taste Mopane worms and termites and learn from a local 91-year-old healer about the miraculous powers of roots and herbs. We visit a storyteller and listen to the pulsating rhythms of homemade instruments.
This part of the country is also famous for its abundant wildlife. A large part of the Kruger National Park is located in this province, but Mapungubwe National Park is just as worth seeing. It was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003 and is the richest archaeological site of Africa. We take an early morning walk through the bush, criss cross parched riverbeds and watch elephants and frolicking monkeys from afar. If they're not hiding from the african sun, you can also see the Big 4 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant), take a sunset drive and end your day with a Bush Braai (BBQ African) and the swirling sounds of the South African bushland.
Thanks to South African Tourism for the invitation to this special and pristine region. If you want to visit South Africa yourself, you can send a free postcard to a friend and win a trip to South Africa here.
One of my favourite twitter trending topics I’ve seen in a while: #GirlsWithToys.
Glad to see such a strong response from the women of STEM. :)
“There are different kinds of beauty. I suppose the one I am interested in is like a fruit: I am not following a logical analysis, and I am not trying to have some concept. I am rather into contemplation, which implies taking some time.”
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clothes I wish I had. ➝ Anju Modi Autumn Winter 2014
Courtney Barnett has just released a new animated video for Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit track “Dead Fox”. Directed by Rory Kerr and Paul Rutledge, the animated video shows a wired fox driving a lorry along a highway running people over, followed by a number of other different animals on various vehicles. It’s partly whimsical and charming, partly gruesome and disturbing. Take a look above!
Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is one of our favourite albums of the year so far and it’s out now with Marathon Artists and Milk Records.
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Jorge Cervera Hauser produces intimate snapshots of underwater creatures, effortlessly capturing their magnificence as they glide through the sea in schools or pairs. Each image displays moments that look as if they were captured in a split-second, yet simultaneously appear dramatically staged. Most of the images included were taken either in Baja or the Mexican Caribbean, and the image of the shark gliding alone through turquoise water was taken at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. No matter the location, each photograph was taken far away from human life and miles out in the open ocean.
The Mexico City-based artist is also a film producer, yet his true passion lies with the animals he captures within his photography. Along with a few friends he runs a marine conservation NGO called Pelagic Life, which aims to conserve the Mexican open ocean through eco-tourism. Through his organization Cervera Hauser produced the documentary “Mexico Pelagico” which has already been released in Mexico and will be available on Netflix June 1st. More images of Cervera Hauser’s underwater voyages can be seen on his online portfolio here.
sometimes dogs get embarrassed that someone saw them acting anything other than a majestic and stoic beast
Street artist JR, famous for plastering buildings and entire towns with gigantic black-and-white portraits, has released the trailer for his upcoming film "Les Bosquets". The movie is based on the story of Ladj Ly and the "Les Bosquets" performance at New York City Ballet, which was inspired by the French suburb riots back in 2005.
A Russian photographer who goes by the pseudonym Fox Grom has created a series documenting his two Siberian Huskies as they play on a frozen lake. The lake, which is located in Murmansk Oblast - one of Russia’s northernmost regions, was thawing at the time, leaving a few centimetres of water on top of the ice to give it an incredibly transparent quality, making it seem as though the dogs are walking on water.
To see more photos of his huskies, take a look at his Vkontakte page.
Artist Rupi Kaur has found herself at the center of Instagram's censorship war after the social media app removed a photo she posted, showing her lying on a bed, fully clothed, with a spot of blood between her legs and on the sheets. The photograph was taken as part of her university photography project, which focusses around the theme of menstruation, but Instagram removed it twice, saying that it violates their terms of service. Kaur has since taken to Facebook, posting the image alongside a caption that reads:
New York and Tokyo-based creative lab Party NYC has launched a Kickstarter to fund its invention - an LED dog vest that can be controlled from the owner's smartphone. Named Disco Dog, the vest is capable of displaying a variety of animated patterns and custom scrolling text in thousands of colours.
i bleed each month to help make humankind a possibility. my womb is home to the divine. a source of life for our species. whether i choose to create or not. but very few times it is seen that way. in older civilizations this blood was considered holy. in some it still is. but a majority of people. societies. and communities shun this natural process. some are more comfortable with the pornification of women. the sexualization of women. the violence and degradation of women than this. they cannot be bothered to express their disgust about all that. but will be angered and bothered by this. we menstruate and they see it as dirty. attention seeking. sick. a burden. as if this process is less natural than breathing. as if it is not a bridge between this universe and the last. as if this process is not love. labour. life. selfless and strikingly beautiful.
Rock on cacti.
Yeah, we know.
The anti-intellectualism of the American citizenry is just killing us. They won’t be impressed: they’ll just point to the 13th panel and say, “Haw haw, we can kick your ass.”
This wins two awards: Video of the Day and Best of Instagram. I can’t believe I didn’t know about Adam Carpenter’s Instagram @adamscarpenters until now – hands down my new favourite person to follow! The video he just made for Shake It Little Tina’s “Low Cut Connie” is officially my way of life, and I would like to request that it be projected onto the ceiling above my casket at my wake, thank you.
Watch the video below.
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style-fad: my 6 year old brother has been crying for the past 20 minutes because my parents didn’t...
my 6 year old brother has been crying for the past 20 minutes because my parents didn’t invite him to their wedding 19 years ago
reflections on a sunny afternoon (at Canal Saint-Martin)
Ink on paper
11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches