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Luis Dourado - Departure


Some really simple but beautiful digital manipulations by Portuguese artist Luis Dourado.

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Sunless '97 - Body Weather



I'm really enjoying this tune by London duo Sunless '97. There's a lot to take in (synths! saxes! steel drums!) but it has a really great laid back party vibe. Looking forward to hearing more from these guys.

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Cornelia Konrads


German artist Cornelia Konrads creates gravity-defying site-specific installations in public spaces and gardens around the world. Stacked objects like logs, fences, and doorways appear to be suspended in mid-air, giving the beautiful illusion of weightlessness amongst nature.

Via Colossal

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Lars Musschoot


Lars Musschoot surfs Norway. Coldness ensues.

Via Booooooom

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Caine's Arcade



"This is the story of a nine year old boy named Caine who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his father’s used auto part store. A dollar gets you four plays, and two dollars gets you a five-hundred turn FUN PASS. Business was slow until independent filmmaker Nirvan Mullick spotted the arcade and plotted to change Caine’s life forever."

Via Colossal

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Part Company - BABAR



Here's some candy for your eyes and ears on a Friday morning. French band Part Company have a little bit of that MGMT peyote-pop thing going on, which is translated perfectly in a great desert video featuring elephant masks, coloured dust fights and gratuitous boob shots. Oh yeah this is probably NSFW. Lotsa boobs.

H/T to Mr Knudsen for this one.

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Anna Lunoe & Wordlife - Tom's Diner



I love a good cover song, I love a good burger, and I love a good woman, and this post is going to cover all three! My number one lady Anna Lunoe and the dudes from Wordlife (Kato and Adam Bozzetto) have made a great fruity house cover of the Suzanne Vega/ DNA hit from 1990, and it's available as a free download over on Anna's Facebook page.

Anna has a bunch of exciting releases coming up this year, so keep an eye/ear out for her!

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Aerial Nudes


New Zealander photographer John Crawford's 'Aerial Nudes' series is just fantastic.

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"The Flipside" Competition Winner!



We had our work cut out for us this year with almost 100 entries for our Design Competition. There really were some excellent submissions, to the extent that we will be using more than one entry in our upcoming "The Flipside" collection. But alas there can only be one winner, so congratulations to Melbourne-based artist/illustrator/graphic designer Maja Wolnik!

 Maja explains her submission... 

This particular artwork relates to a term I often hear and speak... "Yeah, nah". Its funny, and really it's a bit of both, an oxymoron. The illustration has been resurrected from a particular body of work, but I've flipped the same image, reversed the colours and layered one on top of the other, creating a hybrid image that captures two opposites...

A huge thank you to all the incredibly talented artists who entered our competition. See you same time next year for our next design comp!

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Nick Waterhouse - I Can Only Give You Everything



I absolutely love this guy! Nick Waterhouse is a man on a mission, making fast paced R&B / rock n roll hits that are clearly influenced by 50's and 60's Motown sounds, but sit so well amongst all the new stuff that's coming out today. He's meant to be amazing live too, often performing with a 12 piece band and backup singers. His debut album is coming out in a month called "Time's All Gone" so keep an eye out for that!

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