“Pole vaulter turned architect turned shoe designer, Tinker Hatfield first made a name for himself working alongside Michael Jordan on the legendary Air Jordan sneaker line. In an in depth conversation, Tinker reflects back on everything from designing the Nike Air MAG’s for Back to the Future II to how he uses motorcycling and music as part of his creative process.”
Tinker Hatfield is Nike’s VP of Design and quite an interesting person. I love that four door VW bus pickup, very rare and fully restored. Looks like he has an Airstream as well.
Note the iPad and his comment on using it as a design tool.
“Emma Gaggiotti Richards was an Italian painter who lived from 1825 to 1912. During her lifetime, she painted for royalty, for women’s rights activists, for patrons across Italy, and for herself. The painting featured in the short film above is a self-portrait, meticulously restored with skill and attention by Julian Baumgartner of Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration, the oldest conservation studio in Chicago.”
[via The Kid Should See This]
Lineman, Jeremy Ware does a retrofit on a tower in North Dakota while helicopter pilot Adam Hammond keeps things steady. This is real teamwork. Wow.
Decided to try an experiment with multiple exposures on a small hosta outside our house.
The Ricoh GR makes it easy: I kept going until it told me that was enough. This one was the fourth in the series which means that there are four exposures here. I got to five and it was nice too but somehow I liked this one best.
This is a fun process and the real fun will be coming up with subjects ripe for this kind of technique. Thanks Gary and others who led me into this.
This is an incredible short documentary by VOX on one of the first sampled sounds (the orchestra hit) which happened to be a concert of Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite and how it’s been used ever since in rock, rap, and everything in between. This is an incredible story and history.
This is an incredible TED Talk on how families live in different parts of the world at various socio-economic levels. A brilliant study.
What does it look like when someone in Sweden brushes their teeth or when someone in Rwanda makes their bed? Anna Rosling Rönnlund wants all of us to find out, so she sent photographers to 264 homes in 50 countries (and counting!) to document the stoves, bed, toilets, toys and more in households from every income bracket around the world. See how families live in Latvia or Burkina Faso or Peru as Rosling Rönnlund explains the power of data visualization to help us better understand the world.
Here’s the actual site for you to mess around with: Dollar Street.
I have an iPad Pro that will do all of this stuff. How much of it do I do? Maybe two things. Jeff Benjamin of 9to5Mac is a pro at these instructional videos. My old brain can hardly keep up but hey, one can always replay the video if you need a memory boost.
[via The Loop]
Stems from ainslie henderson on Vimeo.
Stems is a fascinating stop-motion animated film by Ainslie Henderson about making an animated film. It’s incredible. Watch it numerous times, zoomed out to see all the amazing detail.
The use of a fast lens and shallow depth of field to isolate the characters really helps. Brilliant.
French photographer JR who I posted about in 2008 with his Women are Heroes Project has since received a TED Prize and gone on to a new project called “Inside Out” which the video above documents.
I’m curious about the printing process: it’s very fast, low resolution monochrome, and on thin paper. It would be fun to have a printer like that to make wrapping paper.
This is an incredible behind the scenes short on the making of the figures for the new stop motion Wes Anderson movie, Isle of Dogs.
Here’s the trailer for it: