Undercover x Nike, Running Monks

It’s Nice That, the fantastic design publication, tips us off on this fantastic video titled “Running Monks” by Undercover and Nike for the Gyakusou range. If you don’t know they’re currently on their third season which has been received well and has become popular amongst many who wanted functional clothing for running but with that extra twist that Jun Takahashi and co bring to the forefront. The quest …

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2011 Rapha NW Gentlemen’s Race

Another exceptional film from Rapha and their crew documenting the 2011 Rapha NW Gentlemen’s Race in Oregon. This course has a distance of 130 miles with various technical terrain on an uphill climb, 10,000 ft of climbing to be exact. Whenever these guys and girls release a film it’s always exciting, I don’t think there’s ever been a time where a series has been consistently produced in such a quality manner. I’m …

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Naturally Haiti, The Artisans of Haiti

American fashion designer Donna Karan is the founder of many charities, one that stood out from the rest is a project titled the Urban Zen initiative which was founded with designer Sonja Nuttall. The whole point of Urban Zen is that it looks to mix commerce with philanthropy, something that we’ve featured and condoned before here on OEN. This short film that I found, filmed by David Belle of Cine Institute, goes …

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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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This Must Be The Place, John Coffer

A new series of short films by Ben Wu and David Usui of Lost & Found Films exploring the idea of home, what makes them, how they represent us, and why we need them. They began with Byun, a multi-media artist based in Brooklyn, NY. But I specifically picked out this one with John Coffer, an individual who left his normal day job to live off his own land in a simple and humble way. Students can pay to visit his workshops just …

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Astier de Villatte Collections by Studio Homme

Studio Homme give us a nice guided tour through various creative workshops in Paris for their exclusive online launch of the Astier de Villatte collections, a series of collaborative works with different designers. First they visit a print factory where they make stationary, particularly notebooks and diaries, and even show us the four colour system that they will use on their machinery. The we move off to one of the …

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Stillbirth and Surfing From Nathan Oldfield

Perhaps the most personal project I’ve brought across onto the platform is this inspiring short film from Nathan Oldfield which follows the dedicated surfer on a journey of grief through the format of a ten minute documentary piece. In a time where most people would opt for absolute privacy Nathan has brought the outside world in. In search of solidarity among others who have found themselves in a similar …

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Little Scraps of Paper Series by Tomas Leach

This is a great little series headed by director Tomas Leach with the help of Nicolas Cambier and Daniel Diego Lincoln titled “Little Scraps of Paper”. It’s a collection of short documentary films about how creative people develop ideas and thoughts and what they keep them in. This one below featuring product designer Oscar Narud really caught my attention mainly because of the setting, the furniture, and also the closeups. But there are plenty more …

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Natural Films by Style Design Japan

I picked up these two short films by Tatsuo Yamamoto, owner of a website in Japan called Style Design. From what I can translate and decipher he owns a business that produces design work and on the side he’s an avid photographer and filmmaker. Or maybe it’s merged altogether, who knows. I titled these “Natural Films” as I think it sums up the category pretty well and presents you with something different to the norm. Recently we’ve posted a lot …

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On Gray By Dave Delnea

One of the main reasons I love watching short film is the evocative and mysterious element involved as you watch a project unravel in front of your eyes. So this short piece from Dave Delnea really appealed to me as he’s left the mystery of the film to be written by the imagination of the viewer, quite a unique concept in many respects. David explains that ‘On Gray’ is a “visual representation of a writers creative process”, giving the viewer the opportunity to …

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Walking A Time Lapse By Hajime Koyasu

I wanted to share this time-lapse piece from Japanese Director Hajime Koyasu as it’s pretty rare that I bring these types of films across anymore. The problem I have with time-lapses is that they’re often left static and once you’ve seen it once you’ve seen it a thousand times, it gets a little repetitive. However this wasn’t the case with Hajime’s project as he mixed …

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