I saw this new video about Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) over on Nialler9 today. One of my favorite albums Rounds is now a decade old. The short film was made by the Creators Project, directed by Dan Wilde and made from animated stills. In it Hebden talks about his daily routine while making his third album and insights into how some of the tracks came about. From influences as broad as the euro star, falling in love to Dawson’s Creek; Rounds is a beautifully versatile classic everyone should listen to.
I saw this today over on Death and Taxes. A rare colour glimpse of London in the 1920’s touched up by the British Film Institute. Claude Friese-Greene made the film with using a technique called Biocolour, innovated by his father. Some nice shots of Hyde park and a stage fraught Bobby in front of Big Ben all nearly 100 years ago. Music by Jonquil and Yann Tiersen. More videos from his film ‘Open Road’ on the BFI’s youtube channel here.
Studio Swine in collaboration with Kieren Jones at the Royal College of Art have put together an open source design for the production of chairs made from recycled plastic found at sea with a DIY process of collecting, melting, casting and assembling. The idea was Influenced after the discovery of a Garbage Sea Patches in the late 90s, which are predicted to measure over 1,400,000 km². You can download the full manual to make your own here.
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