Technology


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Feb 17

Get Schooled by Frank Gehry

Back in my architecture major days, I got to study – and obsess – the work of geniuses like Calatrava or Gehry – but I never thought it would be possible to take a class, even if it was online, with one of them. Now, thanks to MasterClass.com, you can take video classes and learn from the best, including Architecture and Design classes taught by Frank Gehry himself! Check out the video and visit their site if you are interested or just want to tell people you took a Gehry class once…


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Feb 17

Abstract: The Art Of Design

If you have not heard by now, NETFLIX just launched a great documentary series called ABSTRACT featuring eight of the most creative thinkers and imaginative minds working in the world of art and design. These series take us deep into their creative process, allow us to explore their work, and discover how their innovative designs have profoundly affected our every day lives.


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Dec 16

Lexus LIT IS

If you are in that Holiday, Clark Griswold spirit and already finished decorating your house with thousands of bulbs you’re going to love this idea by Lexus. The Lexus LIT IS is equipped with 41,999 LED lights, programmed with dynamic designs, and able to react to music and movement. Imagine driving down the street with a fully illuminated car, blasting Bing Crosby. If that doesn’t say Christmas spirit, what does!?


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Oct 16

The Grand Tour is coming!

If you’ve been missing Top Gear as much as I have, this trailer will make your day. Finally! Few months after the end of Top Gear (because the show honestly died the day Clarkson, Hammond and May left) comes The Grand Tour. The trailer gives you a glimpse of what’s to come and luckily, it looks just like the Top Gear we all loved. Can’t wait for this one!


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Sep 16

Emirates’ $21K First Class Experience

To be honest, I find Casey Neistat very annoying. But that’s not the point here (I watched the video on mute in case you are not very fond of the dude either). He recently scored a first class upgrade worth $21K and filmed the experienced. I know some of us have traveled business or first class and think it is pretty cool, but this… this is beyond cool. Check out the video and start saving for your next trip ;)


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Aug 16

DMM Planets

TeamLab in collaboration with DMM.com recenlty launched the world’s largest digital installation at the Odaiba Yume-Tairiku festival in Tokyo. The huge installation will invite participants of all ages to immerse themselves in the multi-room environments spanning around 3,000sqm and showcasing multiple digital works. Participants will be invited to explore inside interactive artworks —including the largest Crystal Universe ever shown.
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May 16

Drone 100

If 2015 was the year consumer drones took off then 2016 is poised to be the year when curious and creative people use these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to push the limits of human imagination. Intel and Ars Electronica FutureLab recently developed Drone 100, a 3D show combining 100 light-equipped drones and a live orchestra to paint 3D shapes and messages in the sky. The show started in Germany but has also come to the States and will continue to ‘tour’ and expand as this generates new uses for drone technology + art.


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Mar 16

Art of Time

If you love Rube Goldberg mechanisms, you are going to love this video ad by SEIKO. The art of time blends the clockmaker’s artistry with 47 types and 1200 individual mechanical watch parts–some as small as 0.7 mm across! A stage setting of beautiful precision embodies the company’s slogan: SEIKO.


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Mar 16

Graphic Means Trailer

It’s been roughly 30 years since the desktop computer revolutionized the way the graphic design industry works. For decades before that, it was the hands of industrious workers, and various ingenious machines and tools that brought type and image together on meticulously prepared paste-up boards, before they were sent to the printer. Graphic Means will explore graphic design production of the 1950s through the 1990s—from linecaster to photocomposition, and from paste-up to PDF. Can’t wait for this one!


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Oct 15

Fueled by the Future

To celebrate Back to the Future day, Toyota released this lovely ad spot featuring Marty and Doc Brown as well as a micro site (HERE) dedicated to their new fuel cell vehicle, the Toyota Mirai. As you know, I am a huge Back to the Future geek, and considering the Pepsi’s fiasco with Pepsi Perfect, I am glad that at least one company got their shit together and were able to deliver on 10/21/2015. (We’ll go back to Pepsi’s shit release later). Enjoy!


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Oct 15

Design Disruptors

If you are looking for some inspiration and to learn a thing or two from the people who are building the products we interact with everyday, then this documentary from InVision called Design Disruptors is for you. Today’s most disruptive companies have a new guiding principle: a fierce focus on customer-centric product design. DESIGN DISRUPTORS features an elite group of 15 disruptive companies—valued at one trillion dollars combined—who share the perspectives and sacrifices necessary to upend age-old industries and disrupt the status quo.


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Sep 15

Heart Racing by Lexus

A very special car. Built with one purpose, to show how thrilling it is to drive a Lexus RC F. Three professional drivers were connected to the powerful 5.0L V8 RC F through unique biometric paintwork that displayed their heart beat. A test track inspired from the heart of Japanese Motorsport was created. Then raced, at night. Check out the test, the race, and how Lexus was able to give their cars a heartbeat. Continue reading…;


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Aug 15

Forever 21 Thread Screen

It’s always great to see cool creative ideas and campaigns come to life, specially now that technology plays such an important role. Today I want to share a great tech+social experiment that I am sure will get you inspired and thinking what else can be done… Forever 21 and BREAKFAST are excited to unveil the F21 Thread Screen, a 2000 pound machine that uses 6,400 spools of thread to display Instagrams that are hashtagged with #F21ThreadScreen
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May 15

Lovely type music video by Husbands

TheeBlog-Husbands_Dream Remember the days when networks like the old MTV or The BOX actually cared and played music videos? I mean, who didn’t get inspired by a Michael Jackson, or Biggie video? Well, that ain’t happening no more. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean recording and visual artists out there stopped caring. Cauboyz is a french design team who designed a lovely music video for Husbands’ “Dream”, featuring crafted neon type. Yup, it is as good as it sounds. Check out the music video and the behind the scenes after the jump!
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Apr 15

Phantom Flex 4K 1000fps = Ultra HD

Yes, yes, we’ve heard it before, the tools don’t make the pro. But, to be fair, having the right tools and knowing how to maximize their potential could be very helpful, and sexy. This video, shot with a Phantom Flex at 1000fps shows how much depth, detail and awesomeness you can capture and enjoy with Ultra HD. Enjoy!


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Mar 15

TIDAL

Today. – I’m going to keep it suspenseful and mysterious.


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Mar 15

Air Max Day 2015

TheeBlog_AirMaxDay2015 If you know what this post is about just by looking at the title or the date, you’re cool in my book. If you don’t, you’re still cool – but will be even cooler after reading this :) Today is a great day for sneakerheads around the world as it is the 28th anniversary of the launch of the first shoe ever to showcase visible Air – the NIKE Air Max. If you are not familiar with the history of Nike Air Max shoes, I invite you to check it out, it is a great example of how one good idea can not only change an entire industry, but also inspire a worldwide movement and culture. If you are familiar, well, there’s nothing much I can tell you as you’re probably busy snapping and tagging a photo of your ‘Airs’ to join the online celebration :)
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Feb 15

FITC Tokyo 2015. Chaos & Control.

TheeBlog_FITCtokyo Branding a conference is always a tough task. But branding a creative conference is a monumental task. Not only because you’ll have thousands of designers analyzing and disecting each piece – for good or bad – but because the concept and execution bar has been set really, really high. FITC is one of the few conferences that constantly delivers beautiful concepts through collaborations with great artists around the world, and as usual, they have outdone themselves this year with the release of the new FITC Tokyo conference branding. But as if the beautiful design was not enough, the recently launched opening titles, created by a team of superstars including Ash Thorp, Andrew Hawryluk, Michael Rigley, Albert Omoss, Chris Bjerre, Alasdair Willson, Nicolas Girard, Franck Deron – Yup, talk about a badass dream team – is one that will make you feel warm inside, fall in love even more with type+animation, and make you want to book your trip to Tokyo. Motiongrapher interviewed these great artists about their experience and online collaboration, and here are some of my favorite excerpts.
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Nov 14

CYMATICS by Nigel Stanford

Cymatics is the study of visible sound co-vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid. Yes, that statement may sound a little confusing and even boring. So, what if instead of reading about it, we are able to witness and enjoy these studies? Nigel Stanford decided to combine music with real and elaborate experiments. The result… a lovely and hypnotizing video to prove that science is also badass!
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Nov 14

OK Go – I Won’t Let You Down

TheeBlog-OKGO_IwontLetYouDown Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to work on different fields, mediums, and for great brands I admire. But, if you ask me what’s the one thing I have not done yet and that is definitely part of my bucket list, I would say - without hesitation - a music video. Music videos have been an important inspiration source for many years, think Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, Hype Williams’ hip hop videos, and the list goes on. OK Go is a band that has been killing it lately through amazing creative direction and impressive executions. Their latest video, shot in Japan is another example of their vision and commitment to continuously raise the bar, try new things and deliver great visual products.
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Sep 14

Nike Athlete Plane

TheeBlog-NikePlane When it comes to combining Design and Technology, there are few companies who truly like to experiment, research and improve their fields. NIKE is definitely one of them. Their constant pursuit of better and improved experiences or products always delivers game-changing solutions. This is why, TEAGUE, leading design consultancy for aviation, partnered with NIKE to develop an athlete-focused airplane, catering not only comfort and privacy, but entertainment, and features like Recovery, Circulation, Sleep, and Concentration.
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Sep 14

The September Event

TheeBlog-Apple_SeptemberEvent September is an iconic and important month for many people. For some, there’s Fashion Week, but for tech geeks and pretty much everyone who’s ready to splurge on the coolest and newest gadgets, there’s Apple’s September Event. As you probably know by now, Apple made a couple of big announcements yesterday including the release of new iPhones (6 and 6 Plus), and the introduction of Apple Watch. So, instead of listing details, going into specifics or writing lengthy reviews, I compiled a few videos that feature these new products and that will give you an overall idea of what to expect. Happy buying!
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Aug 14

Nike House of Mamba

TheeBlog-HouseOfMamba When it comes to pushing the envelope or constantly delivering great products and experiences, you can always count on NIKE. And when you add brilliant agencies like AKQA to the mix, you’re guaranteed amazing results. During the offseason, and his slow comeback, Kobe Bryant and NIKE released his new shoe, the KOBE 9, and to celebrate and promote basketball around the globe, they partnered with AKQA to create a motion-tracking reactive LED basketball court for NIKE RISE, a basketball tour currently taking place in China and that will end soon in Barcelona.
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Aug 14

The Division by Patrick Clair

If I tell you that a scary, deadly virus video could be beautiful you might think I’m a little twisted. But if you watch this amazing video by the talented Patrick Clair, you know, also famous for his stunning True Detective intros, you will agree with me. The video, created for Tom Clancy’s newest game The Division demonstrates our vulnerability as a country and system, by explaining how a simple virus, spread on a busy day like Black Friday, could affect us all. Yes, this is a game intro, but if you think about it… For now, enjoy the sweet motion work.


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Aug 14

The Adobe Illustrator Story

When Adobe Illustrator first shipped in 1987, it was the first software application for a young company that had, until then, focused solely on Adobe PostScript. The new product not only altered Adobe’s course, it changed drawing and graphic design forever. Interviews include cofounder John Warnock, his wife Marva, artists and designers Ron Chan, Bert Monroy, Dylan Roscover and Jessica Hische.