Macklemore Video

This might be the most amazing music video I’ve ever seen. Cinematography and production quality is insane.  Filmed with Red Cameras (of course).

Directed by Ryan Lewis, a creative bad ass.  Sets a standard that truly inspires me.

26 Lessons Learned in 26 Years

In light of my recent quarter-life crisis, I started reflecting on the years I’ve lived and the unknown future ahead.

During this reflection, I decided to jot down what I believe to be the 26 most important life changing lessons I’ve learned in the last 26 years of being alive.

By no means am I an expert at living. In fact, the exact opposite could be said of me much of the time.

Either way, I thought you might enjoy reading through 26 important hard learned life lessons I hold on to as tightly as I can.

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Category: Life

Objectified

Awesome flick about the intricacy and challenges of modern design.  Dieter and Jony make appearances which, in and of itself, makes it a must watch for anyone serious about design.  Available for rent on iTunes here.

Objectified

 

Category: Design

Brilliant

A beautiful creation.  Wish I knew who did it. Reminds me that imagination is one of the most powerful assets we possess. The more we suppress it, the dimmer our lives become.

Aweome

Category: Random

Conan O’Brien Kinetic Typography

Conan O’Brien is no stranger to getting screwed over. His perspective on the effed up NBC situation a few years back is life changing.  Perspective is everything.

“But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

– Conan O’Brien

Dustin Kensrue Music Video

Incredibly powerful song and video by Dustin Kensrue.  His lyrics beautifully describe the painful condition in which we as humans find ourselves in constant struggle: the search for fulfillment. We were created to experience constant fulfillment, but will never find it in the finite.

Steal Like an Artist

Every artist steals. But not all artistic theft is bad.

While the image below isn’t an exact formula, I’ve always kept it close because it does a great job starting to define the difference between good and bad theft.

Steal Like an Artist 1

Steal Like an Artist 2

Source: steallikeanartist.com

Category: Design

Ira Glass on Storytelling

Producing work that is as good as your ambitions is crazy difficult. Every time I find myself frustrated with my output (which is pretty much every day), I watch this video and remember I am not alone in the struggle. Good things take time. So does learning to enjoy and respect the process.

David Ramirez Video

Love it when I stumble across an exceptional music video. Far too rare a situation. This is a masterpiece. Once incredible continuous shot. Continuous! Ryan Booth is a total pimp.