Commander Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut on board the International Space Station, cut this version of David Bowie’s classic, ‘Space Oddity’. Just brilliant!
This one snuck by me! Jeremiah Jae’s album, Raw Money Raps, was one of the best hip hop releases of last year. Mumbled lyrics that get lost in a bass heavy mix and a matter of fact delivery created a unique and original style. In March this year it appears Jeremiah dropped the video for the track, “Cable”. I didn’t catch it, but no matter, my friend Molly pasted it up on Facebook so I had to share it here. It’s got an old school VHS quality to it – like you’re watching something from the early 80s late at night on, er, cable.
This is awesome! For this ongoing project, Jay Shells creates official-looking street signs that quote famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations. He then installs them at those specific street corners and locations. I really love this concept! It combines the poetry of hip hop with a sense of cultural context while simultaneously making the experience social and interactive. Check out the video above and a selection of the signs below!
The new documentary about artist JR, Inside Out: The People’s Art Project, premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York last Saturday, giving an insight into the passion and challenges involved in creating the world’s largest participatory art project. The aim of The People’s Art Project was to connect people worldwide through a collaborative artistic action. The documentary is a revealing look at the artist and the power of a camera, some paper and paste.
Watch 10,000 iPhones falling neatly in patterns like a set of dominoes. For reals.
The title says it all, really. Points for enthusiasm and percussive rhythm. I guess you can file this along side episodes of Geordie Shore as evidence of culture’s demise.
Lola Madrid, a Spanish creative agency, upcycle the parts of salvaged cars by turning them into bicycles. They use the metals, transmission belts, lights, seat upholstery and door handles to create truly unique rides. The end product is an efficient, ecological and healthy means of transportation. Check the video above.
Li Hongbo is a Beijing based artist that creates surprising and unusual works from paper. A book editor and designer, Li Hongbo began collecting and experimenting with paper and was inspired by the traditional Chinese toys and festive decorations known as ‘paper gourd’. Created from a stack of interconnected sheets of paper, Li Hongbo saw the simplicity of their ‘honeycomb’ composition and the boundless possibilities of their shape and properties. Thousands of sheets of paper are glued to create a large block. The artist carves this block to create a form that can be outstretched like an accordion, transforming the work into something completely different. Check out the video below for a look at Li Hongbo’s work.
[via Dominik Mersch Gallery]
Ryan Gosling has a new movie and it co-stars Australia’s Rose Byrne. Honestly, that sentence should be enough to make you want to buy a ticket. The Place Beyond The Pines sees Gosling pair up once again with director Derek Cianfrance (who directed him in the bittersweet Blue Valentine). Gosling plays a motorcycle stunt rider who considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician. Bradley Cooper and Ray Liotta make up the ensemble. But, who gives a shit? It’s got Ryan Gosling, so we know it’s good.