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Lifestyle & Culture. | @levimaestro “#MaestroKnows” https://vimeo.com/111576043

In this episode follow Maestro to French Polynesia as he visits Tahiti for the first time. Exploring the natural beauty that Moorea has to offer, Maestro makes his way around the island by buggy to find Belvedere Lookout before resting for the majority of the trip.
In this episode follow Maestro through Los Angeles as he stops by to see a few friends in efforts to sell “Living” caps for the benefit of Ebola victims. 100% of sales being donated to Maestro’s personal charity of choice Operation Blessing. For more info visit the link below….
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Design Culture. | @JohnnyCupcakes “Becoming Johnny Cupcakes” (Lecture) youtube.com/watch?v=gNb2zRZ5i_I

 

Quirky and beloved entrepreneur Johnny Earle relives the path that led to the creation of the famous Johnny Cupcakes brand – including every prank and failure along the way.

Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Earle at CreativeMornings Boston, August 2014. Free events like this one are hosted every month in dozens of cities. Discover hundreds of talks from the world’s creative community athttp://creativemornings.com/talks

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Sports Culture. | @JalenRose and Jacoby (#NBA) youtu.be/ILn_b0iLgjM?list=UUwLr_DYKR8aS0k4r8bB5I5Q

Jalen and Jacoby celebrate the return of the NBA, Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant’s “hold me back” moment, the Kings owner acting crazy, and Michael Jordan calling Barack Obama a “shitty golfer.”
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Design Culture Interview. | @Noisey Design (Episode 1) youtube.com/watch?v=08rPLhdBpQI

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Pen & Pixel churned out thousands of covers in the 90s and early 00s for dirty South artists such as Master P, Ghetto Boys & Lil Wayne, defining the visual style of southern hip hop with its over the top, diamond encrusted covers. They were the ones to invent the term “bling bling”. Noisey follows Shawn Brauch, the founder & head designer, from their rise to success, trailblazing digital desktop publication before anyone, and it’s fall from dirty south fame.

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Design Lifestyle & Culture. | #MaestroKnows (#PartrickMartinez / @iambeckyg) vimeo.com/108268244

In this episode follow Maestro to Patrick’s studio in downtown Los Angeles to preview some works from his show early next year at New Image Art. Then hit Philippe’s for some french dip sandwiches and cruise down Whittier Blvd to see the location that inspired much of Patrick’s works to date.
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In this episode follow Maestro to the set of Becky G’s “Shower” video. Then off to the Kelso Market to grab some Carne Asada as Becky takes to the grill with her mom for some home cooked tacos. Final stop at Dr. Luke’s studio where Becky plays some music for Levi, from her yet to be released debut album!
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PLAY. | #ASAPRocky – #Multiply (Visuals) youtube.com/watch?v=5v6JUzxWoGw

Directed By: Shomi Patwary, A$AP Rocky

Director of Photography: Thuan Tran, Sebastian Jimenez
Producer: Chad Gihron
Associate Producer: Sameer Naseem
Editing / Post: Shomi Patwary, Punom Patwary, Tashfiq Patwary
First AD: Stephanie Lou Hague
Casting: Jorge Wright, Booki Powell
Wardrobe: Ling, Matthew Henson
PA: Ryan Cagide, Van Young
Stage: 3D Live

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Design Culture. | #Briefly (Creative Documentary) vimeo.com/107567840

Every project starts with a brief.
But very few projects end up with exceptional results. Why?
As a disruptive brand and design strategy firm that creates briefs across multiple creative disciplines including Advertising, Design, and Innovation, Tom Bassett, CEO of Bassett & Partners (and founder of MindSwarms), was curious to understand how some of the world’s most consistently exceptional creative talents thought about – and used – the brief.
Through a series of one-on-one interviews with Frank Gehry (Founder Gehry Partner), Yves Béhar (CEO fuseproject), Maira Kalman (Illustrator), John C Jay (President @ GX, Partner @ Wieden + Kennedy), David Rockwell (CEO Rockwell Group), and John Boiler (CEO 72andSunny), we asked them to elaborate on how they define – and use – the brief to deliver exceptional creative results.
The end goal of Briefly is to help inform and inspire future generations of collaborators to write better briefs and manage the briefing process differently in order to help lead to exceptional creative results.
So while every project will still start with a brief, the dream is that more projects end up exceptional because of how these creative titans inspire (or re-inspire) the way we all think about briefs.
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PLAY Interview. | @NiykeeHeaton youtube.com/watch?v=1j8yyQJJ6Yg&list=UUpFHkjOa7ia6bH5_6cDsDXg

 

Over two years ago, Niykee Heaton was just about to graduate from high school, working a job at Ace Hardware, and in her spare time, she was spending hours recording her acoustic covers of hip-hop’s biggest songs from her Chi-town bedroom. Everything changed after her “Love Sosa” cover video hit WorldStarHipHop. We interviewed her immediately afterwards, right before one of her shifts at the store, but these days, she’s working on her debut album and signed to Steve Rifkind and Russell Simmons’ All Def Music in partnership with Capitol Records.

She just released her debut EP Bad Intentions last week and the day it dropped, she stopped by Complex to detail the project, moving from cover songs to writing original hits, and working with both Simmons and Rifkind. She also explained her fascination with WorldStarHipHop and how to set the perfect thirst trap—if you haven’t checked out her Instagram, you’re missing out.

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Design Culture. | #StapleConcretehttp://vimeo.com/105606212

To bring the aptly named “Staple Concrete” to life, Jeff Ng—a longtime Shack Fan and passionate foodie—teamed up with Shake Shack’s culinary director Mark Rosati. The two creative masterminds worked together in the DUMBO Shack’s kitchen to develop a flavor profile and aesthetic that was an authentic representation of Jeff’s streetwear label Staple Pigeon. The limited edition Staple Concrete features rich and creamy vanilla frozen custard blended with seasonal raspberry jam and chunks of black sesame glazed cake doughnut specially made by NYC’s own Doughnut Plant.

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Sports Lifestyle & Culture. | Skateboarding In LA PAZ (Documentary) youtube.com/watch?v=N0ZKykvnEoM#t=964

In April of 2014, Levi’s® Skateboarding joined Bolivian skater Milton Arellano in reuniting with the endboss projects crew from Hannover, along with over a 100 skateboarders and builders from around the world, to build a public skatepark in La Paz, Bolivia. See professional skateboarders Marius Syvanen, David Gravette, Josh Matthews, Joey Pepper, Chet Childress, and Al Partanen live, work, and skate the Pura Pura skatepark three miles up in the sky.

Directed by Simon Weyhe
Assistant Director: Mathias Nyholm Schmidt
Produced by Levi’s Skateboarding®
Cinematography by Simon Weyhe & Mathias Nyholm Schmidt
Additional Camera by Kasper Hornbek Nielsen & Milton Arellano
Edited by Simon Weyhe
Additional Editing by Mathias Nyholm Schmidt
Music by Anders Christophersen, WSLS Records

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Fashion Culture. | The Best of Adidas (Documentary) youtube.com/watch?v=8-wHZH_zKDE

In March 1991, adidas launched adidas Equipment — a collection of shoes and sportswear that covered every discipline: from running to football to volleyball.

With new colours, a new logo and an approach to design inspired by Adi Dassler’s original approach, the collection had a simple slogan: “The best of adidas.”

Part 2 of Will Robson-Scott’s short film — created specifically for the rerelease of the cult Equipment Guidance silhouette from 1993 — continues the exploration of this project’s continuing appeal after over 20 years.

This second and final part takes trips to Blackburn in the north of England to talk EQT with adidas brand consultant Gary Aspden, Berlin for a conversation with collector and connoisseur Marc Leuschner of Overkill. At the brand’s headquarters, original adidas Equipment footwear designer Jacques Chassaing talks about the original principles behind the line, while Kazunori Yamada of Undefeated’s Tokyo store discusses Equipment’s popularity in Japan.

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Design Culture. | @wouter_boon “#DefiningCreativity” (@Amsterdam_CM Lecture) youtu.be/jj_njNTV4Qo?list=UU-ZA3QN2nDmqOSujn8zvNjw

 

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Wouter Boon at CreativeMornings Amsterdam, August 2014. Free events like this one are hosted every month in dozens of cities. Discover hundreds of talks from the world’s creative community athttp://creativemornings.com/talks

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Design Interview. | #MairaKalman youtube.com/watch?v=30gBf0cUNLA&list=UUYNlsJPY-IrNhZqCOeApbEw

Gael Towey’s short film series “Portraits in Creativity” documents artists and their inspirations. Here Maira Kalman explores her thoughts on creativity, the importance of day dreaming and the keys to having a full life. With her characteristic humor, tender observations of our human foibles, and gorgeous sense of color, she asks, “Who are we? How are we documenting ourselves? Is this a dream? Are we in costume?” In partnership with The Met, MoMA and The Guggenheim, Maira explores these essential questions through painting, publication and performance. http://www.portraitsincreativity.com
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PLAY Lifestyle | #WizKhalifa “DayToday: UTIOM III” youtube.com/watch?v=5bQQESCuIo0&list=UUVp3nfGRxmMadNDuVbJSk8A

 

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Champions. | @SkeeterNYC “#foodcurated” youtube.com/watch?v=CqFX3bM5N7w&list=UU-LE7UowYotavwgFWKfN-nQ

Meet Alice and Valentino, the co-owners of The Chipper Truck, a late-night only, Irish food truck based in Woodlawn, NY. In this mini Irish community tucked away in the Bronx, eager night owls come hungry to The Chipper Truck for addictive Irish comfort food. Here, chips are king.

Liz Neves is the founder of Raganella’s Botanical Solutions, an all-natural, ethical body care company. She hand blends organic, sustainable, smokable tea and other herbal products in her kitchen in Brooklyn, New York. Her #1 selling product, smokable tea, is an herbal blend that helps people heal, relax, and have more vivid dreams.
Chef Craig Paterson of the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa shows us how to make a colorful sesame-encrusted salmon appetizer, featuring avocado, honey mustard, and caviar. All of the ingredients are found on the reserve or at nearby farms.
“We are your grandmother’s baked good, if your grandmother listened to Metallica.” A customer once said this to Black Jet owner Gillian Sara Shaw and she couldn’t agree more. Black Jet Baking Company is a self-proclaimed “bad ass” baked goods company in San Francisco, California. They specialize in modern takes on nostalgic items, reinventing recipes using high-quality ingredients for things you loved growing up, such as devil dogs, pop tarts, pies and bundt cakes.
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PLAY Lifestyle & Culture. | @djjazzyjeff215 “#VINYLDESTINATION” youtu.be/dDc4zxUVdDY?list=UUfh178OGzjt-rkuy0wThK4Q

At the end of an amazing show in Bristol, UK, DJ Jazzy Jeff gives DJ Ferno a lesson on impact after he unceremoniously fades the music out at the end of the show. After a double in Manchester, the guys head off to Preston, UK where DJ Jazzy Jeff graciously partakes in the world’s longest meet & greet while Skillz interjects his witty commentary during the event.

 

It’s day 3 of the Vinyl Destination European tour, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the guys are heading to Annecy, France for some well deserved peace and quiet, but not before they do the small car shuffle. After an exquisite dinner of cookies and taco chips, the guys rock Pop Plage before traveling to Belfast. At Plan B in London, DJ Ferno gives us a tutorial on the proper way to use lube.

Music from this episode:

Shad & Skratch Bastid “Classic”
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Demien Desandies “Soul Travelers”

Jingle Punks “Green HIlls”
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Terry Hunter “We Are One” (DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix)
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Dayne Jordan “Wash It Down”
(unreleased)

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Design Culture. | @CreativeMornings #BobBoilen “Find the Hidden” (Lecture) youtu.be/hpd2CcZ-3bE?list=UU-ZA3QN2nDmqOSujn8zvNjw

Bob Boilen talks about what’s hidden in ourselves from the famous Tiny Desk!

Bob Boilen at CreativeMornings Washington, DC, March 2014. Free events like this one are hosted every month in dozens of cities. Discover hundreds of talks from the world’s creative community athttp://creativemornings.com/talks

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Champions. | #Miguel – #Adorn (Visuals) (2012) youtu.be/8dM5QYdTo08

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Music video by Miguel performing Adorn. (C) 2012 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment