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After five years of developing trend reports for major brands, agencies and institutions in Europe and Latin America under the eponym wabi-sabi lab, Lucy Rojas and Andres Colmenares have launched a web app named iF / imperfect FUTURE, with the ambition to make it the next generation of trend reports. The debut report covers the capital of Colombia, Bogotá. With iF, Rojas and Colmenares aim to cover the creative class of chaotic cities, the evolution of internet culture and other related topics, using not-obvious thinking offering a wider and better access to the future. read more…

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We are highly inspired by this story of The Inouie Brothers participating in The Chaccu, the Incan ceremony of solidarity, to harvest as the Incas believed the finest material created by Pacha Mama. In the eyes of the original inhabitants of the Andes the Vicuña animals were reincarnations of young maidens, rewarded with a coat of pure gold in return for giving life to their civilisation. They called it “The Gold Of The Andes”.  read more…

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With our little trip to Napoli days away we get this little warmup with the opening of Gomorrah Girl by Valerio Spada at Flatland Gallery, Utrecht. The impressive series of pictures, published in the awarded book ‘Gomorrah Girl’ (and already sold out), became the traveling exhibition which will now take place in Utrecht. ”Gomorrah Girl’ is read more…

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Mark Robinson from The 189 just shared this amazing video. It’s the trailer for a short film titled ‘Charlotte’ about  an extraordinary boatyard, the Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway, located on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Ross Gannon and Nat Benjamin established the boatyard in 1980 with the purpose of designing, building, and maintaining traditionally built wooden boats, and in the process they transformed Vineyard Haven harbor into a mecca for wooden boat owners and enthusiasts.  After a long career of designing and constructing boats for others, Nat embarks on building a 50 foot gaff rigged schooner for use by his family and friends — her name is Charlotte. read more…

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After last quote Jochem shared another great piece of inspiration by Roman & Williams: This interview with Roman & Williams by NY based director Brennan Stasiewicz. “To me, this is what it feels like to walk into a Roman & Williams space, or rather, to let that space enter you.”

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ONEEIGHTNINE shared this beautiful little documentary about hand painted advertising. Love it!! Up There. Concept: Mother NY; Production Co: Mekanism; Director/DP/Editor: Malcolm Murray; Music by The Album Leaf; Painters: Colossal Media/Sky High Murals/Bob Middleton; Presented by Stella Artois

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Seroj pointed me to this lovely short documentary on Brooks saddles with beautiful images of the factory and the craftsman working there. The documentary was made for the Bicycle Film Festival by Selectfilm.de, directed by Philipp von Kap-herr, story by Andrea Meneghelli.

Impressed and inspired by the work of Laetitia Negre, the ‘fashion photographer renowned for her skill at ‘inserting’ fashion shoots into extreme settings and events, in increasingly far-flung locations.’ Love it! Above a spread of the Royal Enfield series for i-D. Read the article here.

‘In 2014, the Olympic Games will take place in Sochi, Russia. Never before have the Olympic Games been held in a region that contrasts more strongly with the glamour of the Games than Sochi… Between now and 2014 the area around Sochi will change beyond recognition. The extreme makeover is already underway; refugee flats and read more…