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Excuse me while I bask in nostalgia for a few minutes here. I really miss Sydney. Sometimes it’s still kind of surreal that my travels in Australia are already over. I feel like I should still be looking forward to them. After all, I spent a good year of my life looking forward to going to Australia. And then I was there, and I fell in love, and it went by in the blink of an eye. Cue wistful sigh.
This little video has me dreaming about and falling in love with it all over again. What can I say? I’m a sucker for travel videos. And travel videos with awesome typography are even better. Like a moth to a flame, I’m longing for sandy beaches, bustling downtown streets, that beautiful and humungous! harbour, koalas…
For the ultra-wanderlust-filled among us (raise your hands proudly, you’re not alone!), they also have equally as lovely videos for other cities, including Vancouver, Beijing, London and Paris, among others. Go forth and enjoy!
Pinch me because I’m dreaming and I’m dreaming of Christmas morning. What a treat Björk’s new music video for the first single from her upcoming album is. Crystalline itself is a stunning piece of musical artistry with her signature out-of-this-world lyrics rife with beautiful imagery and thought-provoking metaphors. Plus there’s some really fun xylophone (I think?) going on. And then the video. It’s genius. A giant orange afro-like mop of hair. Laser beams. Gemstones growing out of moon craters. Crazy ass neon patterns scribbled across the sky. It’s pretty wacky. But in the best possible way.
Hi all! Hope everyone is doing well. It’s been a crazy last few days for me. My brother’s been in the hospital (he’s doing much better now and is on the mend), so I’ve been with him the majority of the time. I’ve gotten further than ever behind in my final projects, so I’ll leave you with a small little gem of inspiration that I meant to post days ago: a beautiful underwater video shot by a favourite photographer of mine, Elena Kalis. (Long-time readers may recall a previous entry I posted about her Alice in WaterLand series.)
This is my all-time favourite video. I love it to pieces. Imagine how much you love your dog, or your favourite stuffed animal. No, not quite that much. That would be unhealthy. But almost. The love is up there. ;) The animation style is so full of whimsy, and the characters are so adorable I just want to scoop them all up in a big bear hug. I love the story, too. It’s a super-duper mini-documentary about people’s first crushes. So endearing.
This may be a bit of a shameless pimp, but I was going to post about this eventually anyway, so does that make me less biased? In any case, I’ll take it because I simply must share with you the wonders of Lily and the Muse, a video archive dedicated to beauty on film. I’ve recently joined as a contributor which is exciting in itself, and I’m super thrilled to be a part of such a lovely project. My delight aside, the site is plum full of beautiful little gems from commercials, to music videos, to film clips and much more.
So I wanted to share some of my personal favourite videos with you all, and, of course, encourage you to check out Lily and the Muse. :)
This has got to be one of my all-time favourite commercials. It’s so sweet and whimsical. For one, it’s downright awesome for featuring the lovely Annie Little and her song ‘Fly Me Away’. Two, I love stop motion films. And three, it makes me want to play dress-up! A very charming advertisement.
I should preface this with a warning that I’m powerless in the face of baby animals, bunnies, generally cute things, etc. When combined… I lose all ability to function like a rational human being. You’ve been cautioned. :P
I was sitting in the living room this evening watching Jeopardy (I know, I’m a huge nerd. But I’m not ashamed of it – I love Jeopardy! And trivia games in general) and what came on the television but the following commercial:
Can I get a big “AWWWWWW!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥”, please? Seriously. How adorable is that? Until now, I never thought anything could top my all-time favourite television commerciali. Apparently I was wrong because this is beyond adorable! Little bunnies at the carnival! *melts into a puddle of goo*
I can’t find a video of it, but it’s the one where the puppy comes running around the corner into the kitchen at the sound of the can opener, slips and slides across the kitchen floor into the wall. He does this for a few days. On the last day, the puppy’s owner sets up a wall of toilet paper and when the puppy slides across the floor, he crashes into the wall of toilet paper. Super cute! (»)