Further Film from the Movember Craft and Pride Series

Things seem pretty dry on the craftsmanship front so I’m going to head back to the craft and pride series to supplement the rest of today’s content. Created in aid of Movember, this year the Urchin Associates have visited various creative types with their film crew for a diverse range of storytelling experiences. In this episode we get to hear the story of a passionate …

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The Men of Distinction Series from The Motley

Online apothecary The Motley always seem to do a pretty good job at producing short films that really embody the independent nature of each of their products. In the past we’ve shared the story of Kyle Schroeder and his company through The Motley for example, so the store itself is rather dedicated to educating the customer base on each of the products concept, behind the quality. Today they release an …

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Kenyan & Grace Short Film By Gary Nadeau

Gary Nadeau gets back to what he does best as he documents the lives of two creative minds named Kenyan & Grace in this charming short film. The dynamic duo spend their spare time browsing to add to their expansive collection of vintage items. It’s always great to see two creative people coming together and building a relationship where they both bounce each of their influences around, it’s so obvious that they …

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Movember 2011 Craft and Pride Series

So as you know, we’ve finally breached over into the month of November, which also doubles as my birthday, I swear time just moves on so quickly. I can never keep track of it. You may of heard about this ‘Movember’ campaign and have wondered what it’s all about, well it’s basically a global moustache growing charity event which is held during November of each year and raises funds and awareness for men’s …

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The Smart Lives of Smart Men, Episodes 1 & 2

Searching for inspiration tonight I came across this captivating little series which follows the views of various creatives who have all achieved admirable success working on the web. Gear Patrol collaborated with Intel in aid of discussing how technology has changed, and continues to change our lives. Gathering Michael Williams, Evan Orensten, Anthony Sperduti, Ben Pieratt, and Richard Blakely, the series provides …

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Empress of the North Animation by Drew Christie

Evening all, if you’d like to join me in watching this little animation by Drew Christie which is packed full of character and atmosphere. If you’re a regular here you’ll know we are big fans of anything handmade, so this sombre animation was just the tonic needed on what has turned out to be quite a depressing day. I know everyone will have read this on the internet over and over again but we both genuinely feel quite …

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Artworks from Lu Cong

Browsing around the internet I came across the portfolio of Chinese creative Lu Cong and his remarkable set of oil portraits that he’s been working on. Having studied both biology and art at the university of Iowa, Lu opted to follow his heart and has slowly built a credible reputation as an artist. The work we see above and below has been featured on the walls of galleries in both New York and Denver with …

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Imagery from Riley Salyards

I’ve not come across Amsterdam’s very own Riley Salyards before but browsing through her blog it quickly became evident that she was a creator. Nobody takes photo’s like these unless they are creative and like the fine details, the texture, and that classic rustic/handmade feel. It actually turns out that Riley works in fashion as a textile designer, although from time to time you might find her making some …

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SHOBU-FUKU by Tenmyouya Hisashi

I found another piece by Alfred Dunhill for his Day 8 series featuring Tenmyouya Hisashi, a Japanese artist. After working as an art director at a record company, Tenmyouya now makes his living through art and has been noticed especially for his signature “Neo-Nihonga” style of painting. “Neo-Nihonga” literally means “New Japanese-style”, taking its name from the “Nihonga” style which was popularised in …

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