For All The Award Winners
 

For All The Award Winners

I know this video is from 2011, which basically makes it a million internet years old, but it’s actually just too good. Besides, it’s so old, it’s basically ok to share again. This clip has the ability to make me laugh out loud while making me violently angry at the same time. It’s done so well it’s impossible not to enjoy it. In the same way, it’s done so well it shows up all those video award entries or agency case study public wanks. Look, I’m not knocking what is essentially my industry, because I know that there is amazing stuff going on, I’m knocking those that put together case studies like this, and pass them off as serious achievements. Or worse, those down the food/agency chain from the original ‘big idea’, that claim the results as their own.
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The Tinder Animal Phenomenon
 

The Tinder Animal Phenomenon

I think it’s time we had a chat about this animals on Tinder thing. I wanted to hold back on this post for a bit, to give me more time to wrangle up a few more creatures, but after two weeks of collecting, this zoo is full. Look at this as an ongoing study on the human nature of the single South African – because as far as I can tell, this is a phenomenon exclusive to SA. I started this study with the collection of extraordinary bios and odd names, but, as these scientific ventures tend to go, a far more beautiful yet bewildering truth has presented itself. At first the big cats led the way, creating a new Tinder trend, exclusive to SA. Once the path for wildlife was forged, like animals to The Ark, so came the snakes, goats, birds, large mammals and primates to the world of Tinder profile pictures.
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Sweet Deals

This Month I’m Reading: February
 

This Month I’m Reading: February

Last month we kicked this ‘feature’ off with a very mixed selection of books, this month is no different. I picked these four from Rick’s Book Shop on 4th Avenue, Parkhurst. It’s a secondhand book store, so if you spend enough time looking through the old shelves you are bound to find something interesting. I’m finishing off my final book from last month (as I said I get distracted often), so I’m going to need no less than two bags of coffee and an infinite playlist to get through these before the month is done.
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adventure is a way of life
 

adventure is a way of life

Garchois Films, the company behind ‘Rise‘ – a look at mountain people in remote places, how differently they use the mountains for things like skiing, and the people that seek out far off places, put together a very inspiring piece to bring in the new year, and get you planning your next trip. It’s a great piece, and it has be clawing at my arm rests.
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Do More Of What You Love
 

Do More Of What You Love

The ‘do what you love’ conversation came up again last night, as I sat drinking with three chefs who had just finished their shift. They told me of their start, and how they got to where they are now (a damn good place to be). As with most people I know in a similar work situation, they got there in an unconventional way. They work themselves to near death, drink with the same determination, then go back for more the next day. A step and repeat lifestyle far too common among the passionate, driven people I know – often freelancers. It seems to work though, because everyday they’re doing more of what they love, and unless you are incredibly shit at what you love, there’s a general universal rule that you can make a living out of it. The below clip, a collation of thoughts from the likes of Mark Drew, Ronnie Fieg, Barry McGee,Dabs Myla, Geoff Lillemon, and Shawn Stussy, from Carbon – one of Australia’s premier contemporary design, style and culture events, speaks to this point. Of doing what you love. I especially love Shawn Stussy’s points on brand building.
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Sweet Deals

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