Incredibly clever & smile enforcing edit by Matthijs Vlot – aka VJ Mattatje Oorlog – of many films supporting Lionel Richie’s master love song ‘Hello’. So much emotion! Matthijs’ website seems to have gone through the roof after this video going manically viral and is now unavailable but I can only hope to find more videos like this once it’s back up.
A hideous neighbourhood in Ebuisu, Japan on a rainy day and yet Tenniscoats manage to swipe me of my feet with this enchanting lullaby. They’re about to release their latest album Papa’s Ear on 23 January and by the sound of things it will make for good late-night listens during these frosty winter months.
La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows (Concerts à emporter) are a brilliant watch & listen. Originally founded in co-op with filmmaker Vincent Moon, the people from La Blogotheque have build up a vast library of unique single take recordings supported by Dogma-like cinematography. Very organic, very acoustic and very nice.
Lucas Maassen has employed his 3 sons, Thijme (9), Julian (7) and Maris (7). His Sons are responsible for the paint job of the furniture which is build in the factory. They get paid 1 Euro for every piece of furniture they paint. As agreed by the contract they signed.
Due to Dutch child labour laws it is only possible for Thijme, Julian and Maris to work for 3 hours a week. As a result of this the production speed has became a crucial factor in the process. Time limitations are set, they contribute to the typical LM&S aesthetics.
All furniture is build by hand and painted by hand.
German film maker Eva Weber travelled to Karigasniemi village in Utsjoki, Finland, to capture the Sámi people reindeer wrangling. With only a few hours of daylight and the sun setting at 2pm, temperatures plummet to minus 18 degrees Celsius leaving us with this striking and magical short of Santa’s sleigh pullers.
Merry Christmas everyone!
I love pianos. A beautiful Rippen upright decorates our living room and is currently undergoing a restoration after getting water damaged from travelling a sea or two. Jeez Louise, if only I knew what I was letting myself in for! After weeks of careful sanding I am only halfway. But it’s worth it – the piano has been in our family for many years and has kept its warm & room filling sound.
The short film above takes us to craftsman Marc Manceaux, a man who LOVES pianos and the owner of the oldest piano shop in Paris. The Sea of Pianos is directed, shot & edited by Tom Wrigglesworth & Mathieu Cuvelier.