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DJ Shadow & Little Dragon – Scale It Back

2009 World Memory Champion Ben Pridmore memorizes a randomly shuffled 52-card deck in 24.68 seconds by creating a mental story – brought to live by Casey + Ewan in this brilliantly flowing one-take video for Scale It Back, an equally brilliant track by DJ Shadow & Little Dragon. Love it when the parrot gets a […]

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Dutch Design #2: The Flax Project

Christien Meindertsma travelled the world with her pig 05049 – her TEDxTalk on the same pig (how its parts make the world turn) was both fun & confronting. With her latest project Christien dissects the process of traditional rope-making using the original material flax as it was done in the 16th century. Flax used to […]

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This Must Be The Place – A Post On Homes

There’s no place like home. But home has been a fluent and ever changing concept for me in the past 7 years. Travelling between countries has made me somewhat of a nomad and left me feel unearthed at times. Moving back to the motherland felt like going home but coming back to Glasgow did too […]

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Old Masters #1: Bert Haanstra’s Glas

With the 24th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA in full swing I thought I’d pay hommage to great documentary film maker Bert Haanstra by posting his Academy Award winning short docu GLAS made in 1958. Haanstra was asked to make an industrial film for a glass manufacturor and opted for an artistic approach, showing […]

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What’s cooking #1 Cook Me – Black Bile

Belgian designer Tuur van Balen takes food & dining to a whole new level. With the help of leeches Tuur collects his own blood, then marinades the leech in a yeast whos DNA has been ‘programmed’ to be a biosensor. The yeast can then measure the chemicals and hormones in your blood that relate to […]

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Dutch Design #1 - Transcience by David Derksen & Lex Pott

These mirrors will turn me into narcissus…Good design is innovative, useful and aesthetic – David Derksen and Lex Pott have done it for me. Just like its object of refelction, mirrors change over time. Accelerating the natural process of oxidation, Derksen and Pott have turned their geometric repetitive shapes into organic echos of time. The […]

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Wuthering Heights by Andrea Arnold

Kathy & Heathcliff – the archetype of Romantic tortured love… Andrea Arnold has been on my watch radar ever since I’ve seen Red Road, and Fish Tank topped it for me. The fact she was going to take on Wuthering Heights tickled me even more. I had seen Black Venus earlier this year and was […]

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We Need To Talk About Kevin

What happens when a mother is incapable of loving her child? Or when her child is simply unloveable and resembles Rosemary’s Baby? Psychological thriller We Need To Talk About Kevin touches upon a troubled mother-son relationship with desastreus consequences. Don’t watch this film if you don’t like symbolism: Glaswegian director Lynne Ramsay has made a […]

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Video Worth Watching – TEDxAmsterdam

The Dutch National Ballet & Amsterdam’s creative community comes together over ideas worth spreading. Creative folk from WE ARE Pi & the Dutch National Ballet have made this mesmerizing teaser for the upcoming TEDxAmsterdam. Rutger Hauer will be sharing thoughts alongside video and live speakers to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. […]

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