For this week’s Cool Shit, I shared the RSA’s fun, illustrated video narrated by Phillip Zimbardo — The Secret Powers of Time.
Here’s another video worth watching —
Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us.
Some info about the RSA:
The RSA: an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.
After a successful ‘Be Stupid’ Campaign, Diesel is taking it up a notch with their new campaign ‘Diesel Island’. Get ready for a visual feast as this campaign unfolds. Taking its cue from ‘Lost’, Diesel created its own island where rules are written by skimpy youngsters, taking showers together and running around naked. Its what they call ‘the land of the stupid, home of the brave.’
Last night my friends invited me to the official release for the documentary of
Bill Cunningham; entitled Bill Cunningham New York. Known as the original New York street-fashion photographer (way before Scott Schuman, Garance Doré or bloggers started making their mark) the 82 year old photographer has been documenting the streets of New York City, every day, for the past 40-50 years. Most known for his two columns in the New York Times “On the Street” and “Evening Hours”, Cunningham has a keen eye for capturing fashion as “he’ll do anything for the shot,” says Kim Hastreiter, co-editor of Paper magazine. Sometimes he is so determine to get the shot he’s after, even if it means running into incoming traffic. Not only does Cunningham capture originality and the energy of the clothes he is also a storyteller, every spread has its own unique voice and I can only imagine that he tries to re-create the same frame he captured onto each spread.
As a patron of fashion, Cunningham is a simplistic guy when it comes to his own style. Owning just a few articles of clothing and a royal blue jacket worn by Parisian workers he maintains a simple lifestyle of solitude. His mode of transportation is an old bicycle, which he says (in the film) is his 29th as his previous bicycle was stolen. Having lived in Carnegie Hall until they kicked all the remaining six guests out, he lived in a small studio surrounded by filing cabinets and negatives of every shot he’s taken, sleeping on a cot in the midst of chaos. The New York Times Carina Chocano describes him as, “an aesthete and an ascetic, a member of the establishment and a bohemian, and among the last of his kind.”
If you’re looking for an inspiring movie with good laughs and a well blended soundtrack, make sure to check out this movie.
Find out where its playing here: http://zeitgeistfilms.com/billcunninghamnewyork/playdates.html
I love black. I wear it virtually everyday. It is my base, my clean palette to play with, to accessorize. I wrap my body in it, but would I wrap my walls in it? Check out Cindy Gallop’s bachelorette pad. It’s an angsty teenager’s dream.