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'Designit' hooked me!
Take a look at this brilliant company! They are serious advertisers on what they do everyday! I could spend all week reading and watching to this awesome legacy. I would definitely choose this company to design my products & services. You can feel they love what they do. They share their point of view through small videos with people talking about their work and philosophy. And it’s growing in me the will to be part of it! J
I moved to the Netherlands last January but I wish I have moved to one of the eleven countries with a ‘Designit’ office! 
Don’t miss the video with more than 200 Designits from all over the world TOGETHER in Copenhagen for a day of connecting, co-creating and celebrating!

'Designit' hooked me!

Take a look at this brilliant company! They are serious advertisers on what they do everyday! I could spend all week reading and watching to this awesome legacy. I would definitely choose this company to design my products & services. You can feel they love what they do. They share their point of view through small videos with people talking about their work and philosophy. And it’s growing in me the will to be part of it! J

I moved to the Netherlands last January but I wish I have moved to one of the eleven countries with a ‘Designit’ office! 

Don’t miss the video with more than 200 Designits from all over the world TOGETHER in Copenhagen for a day of connecting, co-creating and celebrating!

I feel delighted with Hayao Miyazaki movies

 My Neighbor Totoro, is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by (the Genius!) Hayao Miyazaki, born in Tokyo on January 5th 1941. Tells the story of two girls who move to the country to be near their ailing mother, and their adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

 I often find myself smiling about how real emotions and movements are translated in (t)his movie(s). The characters are for real, their expressions, movements, sensations!… It’s such a grateful feeling when you think you have touched the soul of that particular moment! And with his movies that happens all the time, at least with me.

Of course it’s not all about talented drawing! I think that one needs to be faithful to his values and be truly free to create such movies. It’s all about excelling in storytelling. And perhaps never stop seeing with the eyes of a curious children.

If you want some Hayao Miyazaki movie recommendations:
Ponyo (2008)
Spirited Away (2001)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Nausicaä of the Valley of  the Wind (1984)

I feel delighted with Hayao Miyazaki movies

My Neighbor Totoro, is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by (the Genius!) Hayao Miyazaki, born in Tokyo on January 5th 1941. Tells the story of two girls who move to the country to be near their ailing mother, and their adventures with the wondrous forest spirits who live nearby.

I often find myself smiling about how real emotions and movements are translated in (t)his movie(s). The characters are for real, their expressions, movements, sensations!… It’s such a grateful feeling when you think you have touched the soul of that particular moment! And with his movies that happens all the time, at least with me.

Of course it’s not all about talented drawing! I think that one needs to be faithful to his values and be truly free to create such movies. It’s all about excelling in storytelling. And perhaps never stop seeing with the eyes of a curious children.

If you want some Hayao Miyazaki movie recommendations:
Ponyo (2008)
Spirited Away (2001)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

"I like looking at pretty things and making some of my own."

Suddenly she has dolls, diamonds, prismatic glass, mountains, waves, minerals, wood, flowers, monuments, an entire sun, coming out of her hair… “Hauntingly beautiful”, as the proper author describes. And we look again and again just to believe it.
The aggregation of elements is so familiar and strange simultaneously. All fits in the right place. Do you know the feeling? This feeling when you see a weird mixture of things and you just can’t fix your eyes anywhere else because that decontextualized composition makes so much sense?!
Well, that’s Matt Wisniewski’s work. A web developer (and a experimentalist! at least for me) who likes to overlap portraits with natural elements in an unique way.

This remembers me a post I published on the 28th September 2012, about people vs places (would you be kind to check it out please). Both concepts touch each other, but the result is totally different and definitely doesn’t serve the same purpose.

(Source: mattw.us)

“The content of each work is public. Its possession is exclusive”

http://www.muchbetterthanthis.com/

It’s not the first time I write about Rafael’s work and it won’t be the last either… But listen to this:

When you go to an art gallery you can see the name of each piece on the wall, right? You manage to buy your “Monalisa”. Take her to your place, hang it on the wall and draw a delightful smile every time you pass by it. Maybe you manage to change places once in a while.

Now imagine that your “Monalisa” is a digital artwork located in Internet under a specific domain (unique and time lasting). You wouldn’t need to get home to see it nor inviting your friends for dinner… Everyone could appreciate it anytime, but it would be yours exclusively because you paid for that! Wouldn’t that be delightfully surprising?!

Well that’s exactly what Rafael Rozendaal does! He is a visual artist who uses the Internet as his canvas. And he does it really well. I believe he had the vision to avail this Internet consumption era as an excellent start point for his business, and now he does what he likes the most for a living.
I love your work, Rafael.

“The content of each work is public. Its possession is exclusive”

http://www.muchbetterthanthis.com/

It’s not the first time I write about Rafael’s work and it won’t be the last either… But listen to this:

When you go to an art gallery you can see the name of each piece on the wall, right? You manage to buy your “Monalisa”. Take her to your place, hang it on the wall and draw a delightful smile every time you pass by it. Maybe you manage to change places once in a while.

Now imagine that your “Monalisa” is a digital artwork located in Internet under a specific domain (unique and time lasting). You wouldn’t need to get home to see it nor inviting your friends for dinner… Everyone could appreciate it anytime, but it would be yours exclusively because you paid for that! Wouldn’t that be delightfully surprising?!

Well that’s exactly what Rafael Rozendaal does! He is a visual artist who uses the Internet as his canvas. And he does it really well. I believe he had the vision to avail this Internet consumption era as an excellent start point for his business, and now he does what he likes the most for a living.

I love your work, Rafael.

Lots of licking, an ice cream, a bathtub full of water, girls, make the pin, rocks, underwear. It’s total nonsense!!

Battle | Ice cream mixed all up with a lot of rhythm and color. Doesn’t follow a narrative sequence on video editing, but does what only a few can do: catches our eye and gives us the script to create our own interpretation.

Great job guys!

(Source: marcgomezdelmoral.com)

This documentary it´s worth to be seen! Whether you’re a movie buff, a technician who appreciates film tricks, an enthusiastic for the development of human perception,or just someone who likes to watch movies! It’s really interesting! 

Jorge Colombo’s iPad finger paintings at The New Yorker cover! 
I love this black background paintings with bright colorful details, the sharp and blur game, the overlapping brushstrokes… and all of this with his fingers and an iPad. You can imagine  yourself in the picture?! Great work!

Jorge Colombo’s iPad finger paintings at The New Yorker cover!

I love this black background paintings with bright colorful details, the sharp and blur game, the overlapping brushstrokes… and all of this with his fingers and an iPad. You can imagine  yourself in the picture?! Great work!

(Source: jcfilter)

Inntel Hotel Amsterdam-Zaandam, Zaanstad
This is a notorious piece! At first glance it seems that we are in a kind of Legoland, but the different buildings around make you look more carefully: it’s for real!
A composition that leaves us speechless. Houses appear superimposed by a pleasant hurricane! The day I’ll sleep in this lucid green hill my requirements for a good night’s sleep never going to be the same. Congrats guys!
"Building with 160 rooms and a conference complex will in part be constructed on a viaduct. The colossal, twelve-storey-high hotel tower, essentially square in plan, is a monumental stacking and interpretation of various green-painted house types typical of the Zaan region"…
Design: © Molenaar & Van Winden architecten / WAM architecten

Inntel Hotel Amsterdam-Zaandam, Zaanstad

This is a notorious piece! At first glance it seems that we are in a kind of Legoland, but the different buildings around make you look more carefully: it’s for real!

A composition that leaves us speechless. Houses appear superimposed by a pleasant hurricane! The day I’ll sleep in this lucid green hill my requirements for a good night’s sleep never going to be the same. Congrats guys!

"Building with 160 rooms and a conference complex will in part be constructed on a viaduct. The colossal, twelve-storey-high hotel tower, essentially square in plan, is a monumental stacking and interpretation of various green-painted house types typical of the Zaan region"…

Design: © Molenaar & Van Winden architecten / WAM architecten

Oscar Niemeyer
1907 - 2012

Oscar Niemeyer

1907 - 2012