Monthly Archives: July 2016

Bryan Sansivero – Abandoned New York Mansion

Bryan Sansivero captures an abandoned lavish mansion with a secret past

Just outside New York City, there’s a sprawling, 57-room mansion sitting on 6 acres and equipped with a bowling alley, indoor tennis court, two bars, a library, opulent interiors, with spiral staircases and chandeliers. It is also entirely abandoned. Built in the late 1930s and last inhabited in the 1970s, the neglect is allegedly down to an owner who would buy lavish mansions and leave them to rot. While the building itself is in need of repairs, the collections within it remain untouched and have been beautifully captured by photographer Bryan Sansivero – there are dolls, old photographs, plastic flowers, paintings and two pianos, stark reminders of a privileged life from the past. Fascinating stuff! 🙂

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Delta Heavy – White Flag

Delta Heavy's new music vid 'White Flag' is a pixel art masterpiece

Directed by Najeeb Tarazi, who worked on films for Pixar such as Toy Story 3 and Monsters Inc., this awesome pixel art music video created for the superb track ‘White Flag’ by British electro duo Delta Heavy from their Paradise Lost EP is heavily inspired by a retro 16-bit aesthetic and the world of the early 90s gaming. Love it! 🙂

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Fukushima – Images by Rebecca Lilith Bathory

Chris Lavelle turns stunning images by Rebecca Lilith Bathory into this powerful vid

A very moving yet fascinating and powerful video that takes us into the nuclear exclusion zone of abandoned Fukushima, we love the work of designer Chris Lavelle who has given movement and depth to the stunning photographs of Rebecca Lilith Bathory. Check it out, awesome stuff 🙂

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Nintendo’s Classic NES Console is Back!

Nintendo's releasing a miniature classic NES console loaded with 30 games

Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition is a recently announced miniature version of their console preloaded with 30 classic Nintendo games

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including:

Balloon Fight™
BUBBLE BOBBLE
Castlevania™
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
Donkey Kong™
Donkey Kong Jr. ™
DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
Dr. Mario™
Excitebike™
FINAL FANTASY®
Galaga™
GHOSTS’N GOBLINS®
GRADIUS™
Ice Climber™
Kid Icarus™
Kirby’s Adventure™
Mario Bros. ™
MEGA MAN® 2
Metroid™
NINJA GAIDEN
PAC-MAN™
Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
StarTropics™
SUPER C™
Super Mario Bros.™
Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
TECMO BOWL
The Legend of Zelda™
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™

The system is modelled on the original NES, but is smaller and has updated HDMI output. Each system will include one controller with additional controllers purchased separately when released on 11th November 2016. This is the best news we have heard all week! – Bring. It. On. 🙂

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Butcher Billy – Trump x Magritte

Butcher Billy imagines a portrait sitting between painter René Magritte & Donald Trump

With his new series of mashups Trump x Magritte, Brazilian artist and illustrator Butcher Billy imagines an improbable encounter between painter René Magritte, the master of Surrealism, and American politician, wanna-be president, and billionaire Donald Trump. Love it! 🙂

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IKEA Announce Collaboration with HAY Design

IKEA drop teaser launching their new 'YPPERLIG' collection with HAY

In advance of their new line for 2017, IKEA are set to release teasers announcing their new collaborative ‘YPPERLIG’ collection with Danish furniture company HAY. This first video is as cleverly cryptic as it is surreal and follows the path of a glass ball through an empty apartment – a great way of staying creative without showing any of the new products. The video itself was a collaboration between three different agencies, Kühl & SolvstromNikextension, and Barkas. Can’t wait to see what they come out with next – watch this space 🙂

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People The Kangaroo’s Travelling Hand GoPro Music Vid

People The Kangaroo turn a hand’s 3 yr world trip into a music video

Filmed on a GoPro over three years by the musical group People The Kangaroo for their single ‘You Would Not Believe Me’, a globe-trotting hand explores oceans, forests, deserts, and unsuspecting tourists’ faces in Times Square. Love it – very clever idea 🙂

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Rus Khasanov’s ‘Sweet Dreams’

Rus Khasanov's mesmerising video is the perfect visual for a Monday

We love Russian designer Rus Khasanov‘s latest project ‘Sweet Dreams’ which is footage of a slow moving combination of ink, glitter, oil, and soap creating dreamlike patterns of brilliant colour. This Monday mood is further enhanced by the addition of a soothing track by Dmitry Evgrafov – perfect thing to kick off the week, enjoy! 🙂

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Clever Cutter is our Product OTD

Clever Cutter is a handy knife & cutting board gadget that cuts thru food like scissors

The Clever Cutter is an aptly named gadget that conveniently combines a sharp kitchen knife with a handy cutting board on the opposite side and cuts food like scissors cut paper. It’s a fast, easy way to chop vegetables, fruits, meats, cheese, maybe a finger and can slice perfectly thin pieces for simple yet elegant serving. As lazy people who loathe food preparation, we need, want, LOVE it! Gimme gimme gimme 🙂

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