Vintage Nike Advertising - Uh oh.
Director Jennifer Baichwal followed my favourite photographer, Edward Burtynsky, as he documented landscapes transformed by humans due to manufacturing and industrial work. The 2006 documentary is luckily available on YouTube.
An insightful and candid talk with David Chang, chef/owner of the Momofuku restaurant group and creator of Lucky Peach magazine.
With the release of El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, chef and restaurant documentaries have been a buzz. Food porn reaches climatic levels with Jiro Dreams of Sushi. The story of a 85 year old sushi chef and his 3 star Michelin star restaurant.
You might recognize his face as he was featured in the 2008 Tokyo episode of ‘No Reservations’ and has gained notoriety for mastering the art of perfection. While there will be enough close-up shots of Uni and Toro tuna, the heart of this story features Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.
‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’ will be released in selected theatres March 9th. If you can’t wait for your next sushi run, the following is a short teaser of the documentary.
The gym at Masaryk Towers, a low-income apartment complex in New York City’s Lower East Side, was renovated by Nike Basketball. The facility is open 24/7 to a select group of professionals and New Yorkers, offering uniforms, shooting machines and trainers.
There are no words for a place like this. The love of the game speaks for itself.
It doesn’t matter who they put in as host (maybe Chris Rock?). Until the Academy starts voting for the deserving nominee instead of surrendering to Harvey Weinstein’s films, the Oscars will and always suck. It’s not all bad though.
Year after year, I have to give it to the Oscar production team providing great titles and graphics throughout the show. Last year, we saw more of a classic “Oscar” look to visuals. This year, typography and typeface were in the forefront. Using several fonts from Hoefler & Frere-Jones, plenty of graphics used to display nominees and films were beautifully designed with simplicity, sophistication and charm.
A story by Kelsey Holtaway and Mark Cersosimo about Anthony Pisano. A man, his collectables, his home.
What’s terrific about New Yorkers are their constant drive to make the city a better place. With the new success of New York’s High Line Park, citizens have band together in hopes to transform an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side. Using solar technology and fiber optics that will transfer sunlight to the underground, they hope to solve city issues of the lack of green space and empty land for public spaces. Currently, the project has gained public and city support and half-way to its $100,000 pledge support on Kickstarter.
As a citizen of Toronto, one has to wonder if we’re actually utilizing our space correctly and with it’s ongoing battle on whether or not the Gardiner expressway needs to be demolished, maybe we should be asking the question why we haven’t used any of the land beneath it.
Welcome back M.I.A. Great video by Romain Gavras.