Archive for August, 2009

It’s not how good you are…

August 21, 2009

It’s how good you want to be! So says Paul Arden, writer of the best-selling book in question. Recommended by Sanky from “All Of Us” at the Semi-Permanent’09 event, this book truly is a marvel to behold. Full of the sort of knowledge and smarts you can spend your life trying to learn, it is just a great inspirational tool!

Buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy now! (But not mine!)

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Semi-Permanent New Zealand ’09 Recap

August 16, 2009

Just got back from attending the 2 day design conference Semi-Permanent New Zealand ’09, here in Auckland. Overall a fantastic event with some truly great, inspirational speakers. Those that really stood out, either because of their work or the pure enthusiasm for what they do were (in no particular order) Alexia Sinclair, Sanky from All Of Us, James Jean, Kate Moross and Harry Pearce from Pentagram. Having said that though, I thoroughly enjoyed pretty much all the speakers for one reason or another, and I left with about a million ideas buzzing through my head!!

I’ll be writing more about this in the next week or so, but in the meantime check out this video Kate Moross created for the band Simian Mobile Disco. A really simple idea but pretty powerful – best viewed with the lights out and the volume pumping!!

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Julian Casablancas: “Phrazes for the Young”

August 13, 2009

This is a short video preview for the upcoming debut solo album by the super talented Strokes frontman. The visuals have a really cool 70’s flavour to them, and the music sounds pretty damn good as well!¬†Also check out the interview too – click here – with some more music previewed from the project (particularly listen from around the 3.30 mark). Can’t wait for it’s release!

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N.A.S.A. “A Volta” Music Video

August 5, 2009

Dark, disturbing, but visually amazing. Click the image to view. To find out more about the studio that produced it click here. And there is a very cool “making-of” Mockumentary you can check out here.

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Lovely Bones Trailer

August 5, 2009

Directed by NZ’s own Peter Jackson – the freshly released trailer for his upcoming movie. The visuals look amazing… as you’d expect from one of the world’s special effects visionaries. Click the image to view!

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