Music video made entirely from wood for the band Bedtimes by bfophoto / via Jacob Tender


Still from stop motion video with a cross section of wood

Why so many people need glasses now

Watched two great Vox explainers this morning. One about inflation and this video about why nearsightedness is on the rise, and how it can be addressed.


Diagram of two things that increase nearsightedness: Near Work and Time Indoors

Fridge-worthy moments

Loved the bit on Jacobi’s home page that lists fridge-worthy moments (some with links to fill in the gaps). Filing this as inspiration to consider in reflection and also looking forward!


Graphics and photos on the home page of a website for Jacobi

Visual Technique Library

Jacobi Mehringer has created a massive library of film techniques for art directors. It’s amazing. / via Yewknee


Eyecandy visual

The Magical Musical Thing

David Hilowitz explores the 70’s toy electronic instrument from Mattel and speaks to the creator. We had one of these growing up and it was indeed a bit magical. / via Chuck Jordan


Magical Musical Thing

Borrow Trouble

New music video by Feist has some Michel Gondry vibes. Dig. / via Public Annoucement


Feist grab from music video

(Almost) every music video of Michel Gondry

I loved the 2003 Director Series DVD of Gondry’s work. This YouTube playlist adds in oodles of more recent music videos. Also recommended: The series Kidding with Jim Carrey (with 8 episodes directed by Gondry).


Meg White on drums. Still from The Hardest Button to Button music video

She, un cuento de J&B

It's an ad. And it's _really_ touching. Translated description: ”There can always be room at the table for acceptance, respect and, above all, celebration.”


J&B advert

Santa Is a Psychedelic Mushroom

Smitten with the story and production of this piece by Mathew Salton with additional animation by James Bascara.


Colorful illustration of a reindeer head on a bright yellow background

Jim Stoten’s sketchbook

Jim once thought about his sketchbook as an enjoyable way to waste time. I’m glad the Eames Institute sponsored this video which was an enjoyable way to get inspired. More goodness on Jim’s website.


Photo illustration of Jim Stoten with drawings of horses and fruits and abstract shapes

Kristy Sellars on America’s Got Talent

She's billed as a pole dancer, but it's more than that. And her performance transcends the annoying way this television show is edited.


A woman on stage at the beginning of a pole dance

Visions Not Previously Seen

Barbara “Bobbie” Stauffacher Solomon mixed Swiss graphic design principles with West Coast Pop art stylings, essentially creating supergraphics, and in doing so shaped the history of design. / Revisiting this link for inspiration


Graphic design by Barbara Stuaffacher. Very minimal geometric shapes and san serif type on a white background

McDonald’s POV: 5 Minutes of Lunch Rush

I thought it was just the algorithm taunting me, but I guess these first hand videos by Stephen Patula are getting around. I find these mesmerizing. Also, living wages should be the thing.


First person view making food at McDonalds

Mndsgn “Truth Interlude”

A bit more of Ardhira Putra's illustration paired with some smooth sounds to close out the week.


Animated blue muscle car in a midcentury modern location with palm trees and a hotel sign

10,000 years of branding

Explained in 6 minutes by Debbie Millman. Many favorite moments, including this beautiful stretch: "Branding has become a profound manifestation of the human spirit."


A woman sits in a chair on a white rolling backdrop of paper in front of a library of books

The first Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade

Held in New York City, New York, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. / via Nayland Blake


A flyer for Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day in NYC on June 28, 1970

Zander Moricz’s curly hair

Florida high school class president Zander Moricz was told by his school that they would cut his microphone if he said “gay” in his grad speech, so he replaced gay with “having curly hair.” 👏👏👏


Read books as a trampoline for the imagination

Dev Aujla when he regards his library each morning, (there are) "1100 different rooms that I could walk into." / via SwissMiss


Shelves in a home filled with books


Another _excellent_ music video by Autumn de Wilde for Florence + The Machine. Bill Nighy stars as Florence’s anxiety.


A man and a woman seated in front of painted flowers that form a heart

Mallory McMorrow is fired up

As she should be. The current Republican playbook is rotten to the core. We need to raise our voices in unison.


A screen capture of a woman on Senate TV speaking into a microphone

How drawing helps you think

Ralph Ammer’s 17 minute talk about drawing is delightful on many levels, part of which are the animations to illustrate his points.


A drawing of a figure underneath stars and an abstract constellation

The Zaouli Dance

Fascinating look at the dance and costume of the West African Guoro people.


An African dancer wears colorful clothes and a wooden mask

Florence + The Machine – King

A music video where you stay for the credits. Directed by Autumn de Wilde, choreographed by Ryan Heffington with costumes by Kate Mulleavy & Laure Mulleavy. 🔥


A woman in a magenta robe floats up the steps of an industrial building of concrete, followed by a group of women in flowing dresses contorting themselves behind

They mic’d up their 4 year old snowboarding

There is not only wisdom in this Tiktok, but also joy. Weewhoo! / via @realdougwilson


A 4 year old weaing a dinosaur coat snowboarding

A golden age of graphic design

Ahhhh, so all that good government design from the 70's was born from the Federal Graphics Improvement Program / via UnderConsideration's Brand New


Design guidelines with rainbow colors and bold graphics

Kumiko Amp Cabinet

Gorgeous results from this young man in Oregon. Great woodworking and video production all around. / Fun link from Tom


A wooden guitar amp with Kumiko grill

Powers of Ten, Updated

Professor Brian Cox and the BBC revisit the 1977 film by Charles and Ray Eames. Loved the original and dig the updates here.


A screenshot of a video showing a couple on a beach from overhead

Things about Michael Nesmith I didn’t know

My friend Dave shared a few bits that will turn into a rabbit holes to explore. For many years I watched this clip of 'Sorority Girls From Hell' and never knew where it came from. Now I do.


Compressed black and white still from a comedy sketch with three women as sorority sisters

Peak Fall Foliage in Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest

10 minutes of lovely autumn colors / via Twisted Sifter


Autumn leaves along a river

A Dozen Eggs

I'm generally happy to see anything Michel Gondry puts out there. This is a fine example, mostly because it was all shot with a mobile phone.


Eggs floating from a planet to the clouds

Hans Zimmer career timeline

Dig this series from Vanity Fair where creative folks describe highlights (and low points) of their career. This one from Hans Zimmer makes me appreciate his soundtracks even more.


A profile of a man and a timeline of movie stills

How to Make a Bespoke Savile Row Suit

I'm trying to train the algorithms to stop showing me dash cam footage and fail videos. More of this please.


A tailor cuts fabric for a bespoke suit

Burberry Open Spaces

Call it a commercial or a really short film, this has a vibe that tickles the soul.


Four folks walk in fields of wheat

Kissa by Kissa, behind the scenes

Craig Mod reveals the process to produce his photography book that documented one of his walks across Japan.


A screenshot of a video editing application with video of a hand flipping through the pages of a book filled with photographs taken in Japan

Everything around you

Apple tips their hat to Steve Jobs 10 years after his passing. A moving short video.


A black and white photo of Steve Jobs at a prototype computer

Ricky and Doris

David Friedman shares a story about a short film he made about a little old lady with the marionette of herself, and how it all came to be. Sweet characters, captured wondefully.


A woman and man sit on a park bench in the background while thie doppleganger marionettes sit in front

Fossil Hunting with Zan McQuade

I'm with Zan and grew up grazing around creekbeds for fossils (and arrowheads if we were really lucky.) This video captures that joy through an adult lens of continued learning.


A woman walks along a creekbed looking for fossils

Cats and Domino

Recommended viewing to lift the spirit.


A catch watches colorful dominos fall over

Dancing to improve health

I first caught Peng Xiaoying and Fan Deduo while I had TikTok installed and their movements made me happy. I'm glad I followed the comments to seek out more of their story.


A man and woman dance alongside a field in China

A Dream Water Park

Made by two men (and one cameraman) in 278 days. A mesmerizing 18 minutes. / via Yewknee


Two men work the earth in architectural ways

The Gap by Ira Glass

I've heard this audio a handful of times and seen it visualized perhaps more than once. But it never fails to remind me of the work. / via @misterbisson


Burlap print with the words "THE GAP" on a line

Juggling from above

Taylor Glenn shifts the perspective of the skill / via MetaFilter


A woman juggles 5 different colored balls, filmed from above

My Love: Six Stories of True Love

My friend Erik said this 6 part series was worth the watch. Quiet and lovely. Adding to the queue.


Poster for movie about couples in love

光を灯す/ future with bright lights

Japanese agency Dentsu created this video for an infrastructure company called Kandenko. Now I'm researching "silver ink circuit pen"


silver ink circuit pen connecting scale models of street lights

App Tracking Transparency

Even Apple's explainer videos are nice.


A circle pushing lines together

80’s Levis ad with Stanley Tucci

Before he made cocktails on the internet, Stanley wore a tank top and showed off his guns.


Stanley Tucci in a tank top in the 80s

Black Art: In The Absence of Light

Excellent HBO Documentary explores two centuries of art by African-Americans, and the path they forged for contemporary Black artists. / via Brian Hill


Black Art

Bridge Over Troubled Water

"Everywhere I went led me where I didn’t want to be, so I was stuck." How Paul Simon wrote 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' / via Creative Mornings


Paul Simon on Dick Cavett

What is Figma

I'm just going to send folks to this intro video by Tori Hinn and Enle Li when trying to extoll the awesomeness of this collaborative design application


Geometric shapes in pretty colors

Love is a verb

It's not a permanent state of enthusiasm, it's an actual practice


A drawing of two folks at a piano, one hugging the other

Speedriding Through An Alpine Resort

Valentin Delluc and Red Bull make something that's like, whoa. / via MetaFilter


Speed skiing and parachuting

Ted Lasso VFX Breakdowns

Always bends the mind seeing how these things come together. Great work by Barnstorm VFX. / via @mathowie


Green screen scene of soccer players

Noga Erez “VIEWS”

Featuring Reo Cragun & ROUSSO. Currently watching this video from the beginning to the end whenever I need a transition.


People on stairs choreographed for a music video

Cold Hog Dog Pie

WARNING: This 50 second Youtube video is gross and hilarious. I blame my friend Tom for sharing it with me.


You and the Thing That You Love

A film by Nicholas Maher. A worthwhile 10 minutes.


A title card for a movie with a man wiping sweat from his brow with a t-shirt

The moon in real time

This might be a nice screensaver on the TV when trying to zone out or zone in on something / via Paul Bausch


Virtual Tour Of New Orleans’ Garden District

What a great way to feel slightly human than by enjoying a nicely put together walking tour.


We’re Not Really Strangers

Fascinating set of prompts to inspire deeper relationships. Invest in the video and give it a watch.


Mixtape for the Milky Way – Video Games

This is a terribly sweet, well done and moving song + animation about video games / via Waxy


a paper version of Tetris

Air Conditioned Dork

This music video definitely captures a vibe, feelings and beauty / via yewknee