Danny Cooke’s Ray: A Life Underwater is an affectionate portrait by of one man’s deep sea diving career told through his extraordinary collection of marine artefacts.
Like a modern-day pirate, 75-year-old Ray Ives has been scouring the seabed for treasure his whole life. The former commercial diver has plundered the deep for over fifty years, bringing to the surface anything that glittered — even gold.
In a shipping container near the water, Ray tends his museum of cannon, bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear. He even still takes to the water in a 1900s diving suit.
A visually stunning iPad app from a former Pixar designer, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is an immersive animated movie and interactive bedtime story book rolled into one. The trailer above looks very impressive and I cannot wait to try the app out, probably at bedtime tonight. You can find more information on Factodesign here and you can buy the app via this link.
Andrew Telling is back. Madre is a short film that documents artist Wordtomother time at Fame Festival, Italy in 2010. The film features Lucy Mclauchlan, Cyop&Kaf and the man responsible for Fame festival, Angelino Milano.
The soundtrack by Buddy Peace & Lucasse is available to download for free.
Tony Orrico is a visual artist and performer who can best be described as a human spirograph. Wielding graphite in both hands, Orrico creates intricate patterns around his body, propelling himself in circles by deliberately moving his feet.
Matthew Donaldson is a director and photographer whose career began by assisting Norman Parkinson, Lord Snowdon and Terence Donovan. With this wealth of experience, Matthew went freelance and soon had his first commercial studio set up in Charlotte Street, London. Working internationally, continuously in demand, and notoriously shooting some form of image every day, Matthew is a highly respected and very prolific fashion and beauty photographer. His clean crisp style has lent itself to many campaigns for clients including Sony, Harrods, Sony Ericsson, Kvadrat, Swarovski, Coca Cola and The Macallan.
The short film above is a recent collaboration between Matthew, internationally renowned hairstylist Sam McKnight, make-up artist Val Garland and music by Zero 7. As his model daughter Lily spins 360 degrees, her hair buffeted by four wind machines, Donaldson stretches two seconds into two hypnotic minutes, capturing every exquisite movement at 1,000 frames per second.
This amazing mobile telephone advert features a giant wooden marimba, hand-built in the woods of Kyushu, Japan. As the ball rolls down the installation in this 3-minute video, Bach’s Cantana 147 is played out.
Japanese ad agency Drill Inc. created the work for NTT Docomo’s Touch Wood SH-08C handset, which just so happens to be encased in wood. Drill creative director Morihiro Harano conceived of the instrument with Kenjiro Matsuo of Invisible Designs Lab carrying out the build.
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