Yule Log 2.0, a digital interpretation of the holiday classic

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The yule log is traditionally a piece of hard wood that burns for hours on seasonal holidays like X-mas. But fireplaces seem like a far off dream for many of us renters, who prefer a monthly rent over a pricey monthly mortgage.

That’s where Yule Log 2.0, a digital version of the holiday routine. Curated by Daniel Savage and built by Wondersauce, the site features 66 different yule logs interpreted by all the best artists and designers out there. My personal favorites are by Greg Gunn, Erica Gorochow, and Chris Lohouse. Turn the heat up and throw this on the TV!

Yule Log 2.0, a digital interpretation of the holiday classic

Yule Log 2.0, a digital interpretation of the holiday classic

Yule Log 2.0, a digital interpretation of the holiday classic

December 9, 2013 / By

A video game inspired short on the history of the Barbican, a microcosm of London

A video game inpired short on the history of the Barbican, a microcosm of London

Being born, raised and still currently residing in California, I can’t say that I’m familiar with the history of The Barbican, the storied area of London, England. To be specific, a barbican is simply a gate or outpost used to defend a city, but THE Barbican has a rich history which is masterfully told through this short video by Persistent Peril.

Working together with The Barbican, PP were able to give the short a video game aesthetic, depicting the history of the Barbican area using color to show the passing of time and the development of man made structures. Honestly, they do such a great job with the pacing, sound effects, and overall look and feel that you become engrossed in the history of the place, even if you know nothing about it.

November 7, 2013 / By

Subtle, looping video portraits by Jean-Yves Lemoigne

Jean-Yves Lemoigne is a French photographer who’s pushing the boundaries of what photography. Using a Red EPIC Camera he’s created these intriguing photoloops which feel like an evolution of Andy Warhol’s screen tests.

Because of the expert styling and lighting these definitely feel like works of art, and the subtlety of each movement is just so that it takes a second to figure out that something is happening. It’ll be cool to see how Jean-Yves continues to evolve this sort of technique and what the practical applications would be for a technique like this.

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November 6, 2013 / By

Dior Homme gets together with Fantastic Man to combine fashion with dance

Dior Homme teams up with Fantastic Man, combining fashion with dance

Dance and fashion. You don’t often seem them together very often, and if you do, it might only be in the sort of over-the-top theatrical sense. Dior Homme and Fantastic Man magazine have decided to shift that perception. Working together the two brands have created a series of five short videos which showcase the impressive dance moves of some rather talented young men who are dressed to the nines in some of Dior Hommes fall-winter 2013 collection.

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November 4, 2013 / By

Los Angeles, I’m Yours Video: Sinclair Denim

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There are a lot of Los Angeles makers. There are painters and coffee makers and ceramicists and woodworkers and all sorts of people who make things, many of which have some reverence or relationship to the city that surrounds them. The city has become a paradise for those who make!

To speak to this and to really capture something in the air, LAIY has some exciting news to share: we’ve launched a video series to share stories of the creatives the city is housing. They are quick little peeks into culinary or fashion worlds, designers or juice makers—and they all speak to something very specific about the city. First up as our subject is crazy local jean maker Sinclair Denim, fancy pants (and more) makers who put an incredible amount of work into their crazy jeans.

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October 7, 2013 / By

‘Box’, a short video that explores real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces

'Box', a short film that explores real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces

Captured entirely in camera. That’s the key thing to remember while watching this short film from Bot & Dolly (with help from GMUNK) simply titled Box. This in my opinion is a great example of truly contemporary art. A fusion of technology, Op Art, and a choreographed stage performance, the complexity of this video is truly incredible.

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September 24, 2013 / By

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