For a creative recharge, “Birthlight” by Christian Stangl

Friday, 3 July, 2015

Is your creativity waning? Searching for inspiration, but not finding anything? Or maybe you just need a little time out? Presenting Birthlight by Christian Stangl, it might just be the desired tonic:

This short film by motion designer Christian Stangl is based on thousands of microscopic stills from which these stunning timelapse scenarios emerge. Stangl’s self-made chemical processes perform an endless dance of growing and dissolving, flooding and evaporating, melting and recrystalizing, creating an all together perfectly synced synthesis of sound and picture.

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Closed for the Winter Solstice

Friday, 19 June, 2015

I’m stepping out of the disassociated studio for the next week, so it’s going to be quiet around here until I return on Monday 29 June.

I’ll depart to sounds of Sleep Lighter, by British musician Iglew. There’s no actual video to watch here, just music to listen to. See you the week after next.

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Filmed entirely on location on an iPhone 6

Monday, 15 June, 2015

If you thought some of the photos that the iPhone 6 can take weren’t too bad, you ought to see what sort of film it can produce. There’s not too many examples, so far, in this gallery, but they’re impressive to say the least.

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The opening titles for this year’s Semi-Permanent conferences

Thursday, 11 June, 2015

For those who came in late, Semi-Permanent is a global design conference that takes its roots in Sydney, and was founded in 2003 by Andrew Johnstone of Design is Kinky, a design portal – that’s what it was referred to back in the day – that he launched in 1998.

But check out the opening titles for this year’s series of conferences. Stellar, no pun intended, or what? I think the Semi-Permanent crew will have a tough job topping that next year.

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Penguins see you, penguins do as you do

Thursday, 11 June, 2015

Penguins Mirror is an interactive mechanical mirror, by New York based artist Daniel Rozin, made up of 450 motorised toy penguins, that replicates whatever pose you make while standing in front of it.

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Jellyfish, nothing but jellyfish, as far as the eye can see

Tuesday, 9 June, 2015

This video truly looks like a scene from a science-fiction movie. In fact it was filmed by a swimmer snokling through the aptly named Jellyfish Lake, located on the island country of Palau, situated roughly one thousand kilometres east of the Philippines, in the western Pacific Ocean.

Via Reddit.

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Grace, a short film based on actual events, and what events…

Friday, 5 June, 2015

Maybe I’ve seen too many films in my time, so I did, sort of, see the twist to this short film titled Grace, by Tomas Mankovsky, all of two seconds out from said twist. That didn’t make the story, said to be based on actual events, any less profound, or unsettling.

Could something like that, as in the particular events depicted here, have really happened?

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Taking a whole new brush to the painting by numbers concept

Friday, 5 June, 2015

Querkles, as devised by Melbourne based graphic designer Thomas Pavitte, takes the painting by numbers concept, and all too literally paints it with a new brush…

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The bright lights of London are best seen by helicopter

Tuesday, 2 June, 2015

US photographer Vincent Laforet recently spent a couple of hours flying over London after dark, and captured some incredible images of the city enveloped by the night.

There is no semblance of a grid in London or of an organized geometry that you find in most modern cities, and in many older cities such as Barcelona and Paris for example. The streets can best be described with one word: Chaotic. It turns out that I could not have been more wrong: there is a very special beauty within the mysterious curves of London’s streets – and especially so at night.

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The first twenty one days of the life of the bee in timelapse

Thursday, 28 May, 2015

Working for National Geographic, and in conjunction with the University of California, Davis, US photographer Anand Varma has recorded this incredible footage of bees developing into adults in their hexagonal brood cell within a hive, and offers an explanation as to what is happening in this TED talk.

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