Late last year the Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson ran a competition asking fans to create a music-video for his track “Blackwind”. The entries were really impressive and it’s incredible to see the quality of fan-made videos being made. Last month he finally announced the winner as Chloe Poirier-Sauve but also gave special mention to six other entries; one of which is this video created by the South-Korean director Dee Shin.
This is a delightful little animated promo for The Leisure Society’s new single “Fight For Everyone” which is animated by the British animation studio Persistent Peril. The video shows the creation of a new planet by a giant blue hand but unfortunately things don’t go quite according to plan as chaos unfolds when evolution steps in. It’s a lot of fun, featuring great colors and a lot of playful whimsy.
The track is taken from the bands third album Alone Aboard The Ark which comes out on April 01st on Full Time Hobby.
Kirra Jamison makes beautiful work filled with energy, playfulness and fun. The pieces featured here are taken from a series called LOCOMOTOR. Created as a series of large-scale acrylic paintings for an exhibition in Brisbane last year, the work was inspired by Jamison’s earlier work in silkscreen printing.
Note Design Studio make some absolutely beautiful and unique work. In truth, I could have happily featured any piece of theirs on the site but today I’ve decided to focus on this really elegant bathroom basin.
Described as “the perfect blend of Italian craftsmanship and Nordic aesthetics”, the Swedish studio’s basin is particularly smart on account of it’s two-level design. I love how the sink’s upper-level holds a removable wooden decking which is just perfect for placing bathroom accessories on. It’s the ideal place to let your shaver drain-off or let your soap stay dry. Its combination of wood and ceramic strikes a perfect balance and I’d happily have one of these take pride and place in my bathroom.
I was first introduced to the work of Ben Wiseman after seeing one of his illustrations in an op-ed piece in The New York Times last year. I was struck by his beautiful use of color and I then spent quite a while checking out some more of his work on his portfolio website.
Working as an illustrator and graphic-designer in Brooklyn, Ben has worked with a number of impressive clients including The Washington Post, The Guardian and Newsweek. His work is always smart, sharp and bursting with personality. You can go check out more of what he does by visiting his site and prepare to be bowled-over by just how much great work he has on there!
Jónófón is a beautiful gramophone created by the Icelandic product designer Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson. Designed as a graduate project at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts during the spring of last year, the project is an acoustic vinyl-record-player that uses a papercup and a paper horn to amplify the music on the record.
Considering that we’re currently having an Icelandic-themed week on The Fox Is Black, I thought it would be poor-form to let it pass by without featuring some amazing photographs of the country’s incredible landscape. While searching around online I came across these fantastic images taken by Icelandic photographer Helga Laufey Guðmundsdóttir.
We couldn’t let an Icelandic-themed week pass us by and not tip our hats to the wonderful Siggi Eggertsson. Born in Iceland and currently living in Berlin, Siggi has been a favorite on The Fox Is Black for a very long time. His series of illustrated scenes of Iceland is one of my personal favorites, and I love how he mixes his own unique style with his trademark methodology to create beautiful landscapes that feel like modern Impressionist paintings.