30.08.15 by Jeff

Bad Song / Good Video of the Day: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown”

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Yes, I’m posting a Macklemore song, and yes this song is pretty terrible. Macklemore and Co obviously wanted to cash in on the success of Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk” brazenly calling this song “Downtown” and stuffing Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Eric Nally (who looks and sounds like Freddie Mercury) into a hackneyed Westside Story.

Having said all that, this video directed by Ryan Lewis, Jason Koenig, and Ben Haggerty is worth watching for the art direction. For whatever reason they didn’t give full credits in the video for a lot of people who I think made it worth watching, most notably: Art director John Lavin, cinematographer Christopher Probst, and stylists Therese Lefebvre and Paul White.

Watch Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Downtown” below (and maybe mute it).

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28.08.15 by Jeff

LOL of the Day: Guy Plays Music to the Exact Tune of Angry Grandpa Yelling and Destroying PS4

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After I shared this EPIC VIDEO, a member of our Facebook group Pedro Piccinini (thank you sir!) pointed me to this glorious Instagram account: @theMonoNeon. Dywane MonoNeon Thomas Jr. plays music to the exact tune of random internet videos, everything from stand up comedy sets to scenes from famous films. People like this are what I love most about the Internet.

To really get a sense for what I’m talking about watch this video of an angry grandpa destroying a PS4 accompanied by music from MonoNeon below.

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28.08.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Amanda Jasnowski “Everywhere and Nowhere”

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Earlier this year photographer Amanda Jasnowski shared this beautiful little montage of her travels. Watch “Everywhere and Nowhere” below.

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28.08.15 by Jeff

Kinetic Sculpture built from 14,000 Eyeglass Lenses

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sea/see/saw is a kinetic sculpture by Caitlind R.C. Brown and Wayne Garrett, constructed from 14,000 used eyeglass lenses. The piece was installed on the Pera Museum in Istanbul, and designed to mimmick a shimmering surface. The lenses were all donated by Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC) which helps visually impaired people around the world. These were lenses they were unable to recycle. To donate glasses in Canada, head over here.

Watch the video below.

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28.08.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: David Cortes

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A selection of portraits by photographer David Cortes. More images below.

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28.08.15 by Staff

Unconventional Sandcastles by Matt Kaliner

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Harvard University lecturer, Matt Kaliner, combines his talent for building unconventional sandcastles with his research background in the sociology of art. However, while fascinated by the different ways people respond to his work depending on where they’re built, Kaliner admits to not having “worked up anything particularly deep about sandcastles” and ultimately being drawn to do what he does by “the sheer joy of playing on the beach.”

Whether or not you can read anything deeper in them, these sand castles are stunning to look at. See more of Kaliner’s amazing creations below!

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28.08.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Alex G

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Alex Gardner was doing amazing things when we posted about him a couple years ago. Clearly nothing’s changed in that regard. Currently based in Los Angeles, see more of Alex G’s fantastic paintings below!

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28.08.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Sam Bebbington

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Photos by San Francisco-based Sam Bebbington. More images below.

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