"Photographer and filmmaker Jamie-James Medina,
who is also head of XL imprint Hot Charity, has released a three part
behind-the-scenes documentary withThe xx. The insightful shorts capture
the London-based band recording in the studio as well as rehearsing and
performing live renditions of tracks from the new album Coexist. We
also hear from the band members, who discuss their creative process and
"A few weeks back Hungarian graffiti writer,Nikon
along with photographer and filmmaker, Andras Zombori took to the dark,
cold, and snowy streets of Budapest to create a two-minute video
capturing Nikon working on a quick piece in an isolated underpass. With
some subtle but compelling editing by Gergely Galisz and a hypnotically soothing soundtrack by Guy J, the clip is well worth a watch, or two."
Elephant Brand Skateboards: Weapons Of Mass Creation. 100% Skateboarding for love -- For fun. "No rules, no divisions, no schools... Just a skateboard as a paintbrush and the world as an empty canvas."
"The Real Thing is a short documentary about custom hot rod builder
BODIE STROUD and his re-imagining of a classic Mustang by way of an
extremely rare and powerful motor built specifically for legendary racer
Mario Andretti’s 1969 Can Am series race car. The film follows the complex and creative build from its early
stages, through its initial test drive all the way to an unveiling at
the SEMA Car Show in Las Vegas where Bodie comes face to face withMario Andretti himself."
"Joshua Kissi and Travis Gumbs of coveted men's style siteStreet Etiquette are celebrated globally for their impeccable taste; an
informed mix of classic American style and British dandyism, with a nod
to their roots in the South Bronx. The fashion experts discuss how
different cultures, ethnicities, and landscapes from New York City to
Angola have influenced their aesthetic."
"The film follows the step-by-step manufacturing process for a pair of
New Balance’s 577 Farmers’ Market shoes. Inspired by Farmers’ markets
from around the UK, these limited edition shoes live up to their name
and celebrate all that is British.
New Balance is the only athletic footwear brand to manufacture in the UK
and the film provides rare, behind the scenes access to the workings of
a modern day footwear factory."
"Skateboarding at night with a blue LED-enhanced deck? Much cooler than it sounds. This is not your average skate video! Yes, glowing skateboards feature in the video Firefly, directed by Jan Minol from Samadhi Production.
The film follows a skater as he travels along doing tricks and stunts, shot with a camera suspended on a RC helicopter
so we get a drone’s eye view as the skater journeys on through the
darkness, his board illuminating the ground below him as he flies down
stairs and glides about the city.
The angle it’s shot from and the illuminated board give the whole thing
an ethereal, almost CG quality, making it somewhat of a departure from
your average skate video."
"Directed by Tamir Moscovici, Urban Outlaw is a portrait of Magnus Walker, 'the rebel Porsche
customizer who turned a hobby into an obsession, and an obsession into a
successful business.' Ever since a trip to a 1977 London motor show
aged 10, Magnus has been obsessively hooked on Porsches. 35 years on, he
now harvests fragments from donor 911s, grafting them onto vintage
frames to create one-off automobiles with the spirit of Ferdinand
Porsche but an ethos entirely his own. Watch below!"
"Released on the 40th anniversary of the famous 'Blue Marble' photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective
present a new short film entitled 'Overview' which documents the
perspective-altering experience of going into space and looking back on
your planet. The short is named after the Overview Effect which was
first described by authorFrank White in 1987 as an experience that
transforms astronauts' perspective of the planet and mankind's place
upon it, giving us a new and profound understanding of the
interconnection of all life and a 'a renewed sense of responsibility for
taking care of the environment.'"
"Earlier this week, Zoo Yorkreleased their new True East
video. Running 9 minutes long, the clip features some incredible feats
by the likes of Chaz Ortiz, Dave Willis, Kevin Tierney, Kevin Taylor,
Forrest Kirby,Aaron Suski, Ian Twa,Ron Deily, Travis Glover and
"Barbering isn't just a job. It's an art form, a culture, and a
lifestyle. In this episode of Subculture Club, we take a look at three
unique barbershops around Los Angeles and discover why making dudes look
their best is their number one priority."
"H&M is pleased to announce a men's capsule collection with Brick Lane Bikes of East London, combining the function of cycling wear with
great city style for both on and off the bike.
The 11 piece
collection has been designed by H&M and tested and approved byBrick Lane Bikes, one of the world's leading custom-bike specialists.
Inspired by both vintage pieces and today's sports performance, the
collection is made from more sustainable materials as part of H&M's
Conscious work. The collection will be launched on March 7, 2013 in
around 180 stores worldwide, as well as online."
"In 2011, 9 riders set off on a 3 day journey, 600km, on fixed gear
bicycles. Touring the circumference of Johor, Malaysia. Sit back, relax
and watch all 3 videos directed, filmed and edited by Duraath."
"Filmmaker, Patrick Wallner
has been journeying throughout Asia with a varying crew of
skateboarders for some years now and documenting all of the experiences
in his ongoing series, Visualtraveling. Here we get a look at
his latest, and arguably his most impressive and most beautifully filmed
project to date, a half hour video titled Meet the Stans."
'Not much is known to the world about the bizarre countries
within Central Asia all ending with ’stan. ‘Meet the Stans’ documents
the journey of a group of various skateboarders traveling along the
ancient Silk Road traversing China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
and Afghanistan. Featuring Dave Bachinsky, Jimmy McDonald, Laurence
Keefe, Dan Zvereff, Stas Provotorov, Gosha Konyshev, Walker Ryan, Kenny
Reed and Michael Mackrodt.'
Dakuwaqa's Garden - Underwater footage from Fiji & Tonga
"Underwater footage shot whilst scuba diving in the Fiji islands and
Tonga. Featuring colorful coral reefs, huge schools of tropical fish,
sharks, humpback whales, underwater caves, scuba divers and much more
marine life from the South Pacific."
"Early this year, freelance filmmaker, Vincent Urban journeyed to
Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil with
some friends in a beat up Land Rover. They brought some DSLRs along for
the trip to capture every moment and used the footage to create a
gorgeous five-minute video of everything they saw and experienced."
"For the sixth and final installment of their Get Dressed Like You Mean Itseries, Dockers turns the lens on much-buzzed-about fashion icon Nick Wooster.
Having featured the likes of Mickey Rapkin, Jared Flint, Sean
Hotchkiss, Marcus Troy and Lawrence Schlossman in the past, Wooster
discusses a man’s need for a “uniform” as well as the idea that how you
dress is a direct reflection of what you hope to achieve on that
particular day. The Dockers Spring/Summer 2013 collection appropriately
dubbed 'Get Dressed Like You Mean It' is designed to equip guys with a
solid foundation of refined yet rugged wardrobe essentials that through
their versatility and acute attention to detail take the guess-work out
of 'what-to-wear' and 'how-to-wear' it."
"We all know analog is making a comeback, but it seems some people are taking it way back. First it was Ian Ruhter and his massive wet plates, and now we get a look at a video about Harry Taylor and his passion for the 150-year-old craft of tintype photography. Enjoy."
"High-end cycling label Rapha have released a new riding video set on the
empty night streets of St. Petersburg in Russia. Featuring a soundtrack
from Racket Music and Jonathan McGuiness narrating lines from
Shakespeare’s "The Tempest" (We are such stuff / As dreams are made on;
and our little life / Is rounded with a sleep) the Mark Jenkinson shot
video attempts to re-create the feeling of a great nighttime bicycle
"John Eklund is a photographer from Portland, Oregon. In this time-lapse
video he shares the beautiful Northwest region of the USA. Various
locations include Mount Shuksan, Crater Lake, Mount Bachelor, Mount St.
Helens, Oregon's Badlands, Painted Hills, Cape Kiwanda, Mt. Hood, Lost
lake, and Cannon Beach."
"Afterall four Endless Roads videos, the Longboard Girls Crew leaves sunny Spain to explore the beautiful landscape of California in a new series titled West Coastin’. Episode 1 sees the girls head north from Los Angeles to hit up spots like Malibu and Santa Barbara. Check it out."