Ok Go!

Ok Go do such creative music videos and I wanted to share their genius with you. They have recently release “I won’t let you down”, meticulously choreographed and on awesome little Honda scooters, which was filmed with a GPS-controlled drone.

I think “Here it goes again” will always be a favorite of mine. Enjoy!

Manchester – Richard Goodall Gallery

Recently we visited the Richard Goodall Gallery in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. I used to work in the area and loved popping in to peruse the latest contemporary pieces of art they had to offer.

They have a wide variety on show, paintings, prints, drawings, photos, vinyl toys, and some designer homeware. So here are few things that caught my eye.

Artist: Nicolas Bannister

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nicolas-bannister_ghostbusters

nicolas-bannister_et

nicolas-bannister_dr-who

nicolas-bannister_back-to-the-future

nicolas-bannister_a-team

nicolas-bannister_wizard-of-oz

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nicolas-bannister_kill-bill

Artist: Ray Caesar

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Artist: Jay Ryan

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jay-ryan_wombats

jay-ryan_TuesdayMorning

jay-ryan_loghunters

jay-ryan_in_the_shop

jay-ryan_dogsinschool

Vinyl Figures: Dunny & Mechtorians

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dunny-mcfauluk

dunny-space

Mechtorians

Weekend Links

Happy Friday internet friends!

Another work week coming to a close and I thought I would celebrate by sharing some things that have made me smile these past few days:

Dream Again by Starling, think catchy rock riffs blended with a grandeur orchestral sound. Their album comes out next month so keep your eye out for them.

Angel Gowns; are beautiful dresses made out of donated wedding dresses for babies that never make it out of hospital. The NICU Helping Hands organisation in Texas began the practice as a way of showing respect and compassion to grieving families and saying that their babies’ life mattered. It is a beautiful thing to and you can find out more about the organisation here here.

45 Ways to Avoid using the word ‘very’. An excellent tool for stuck writers!

This series of photos showing children fighting monsters from their nightmares!

And finally, I love this illustration of a quote by Amy Poehler reminding us that great people do things before they’re ready!

Have a great weekend folks!

Practice, Practice, Practice!

Ira Glass talks about the “Gap” where, you just have to produce a large amount of work in order to develop your skills to match your “Taste”. You can watch the video here if you haven’t already.

Your efforts will be rewarded as long as you continue to practice, and here’s the proof.


Ethan Tennier

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“I think practice shouldn’t be labor.”

Ethan Tennier


MARC-ALLANTE

Marc Allante

“I would say to anyone who has passion for art and creating to not stop … regardless of what gets thrown your way.”

MARC-ALLANTE


Ray Sampang

Ray Sampang

“As long as you keep at it and continue enjoying what you do, you’ll get to where you want to be.”

Ray Sampang


RJ Palmer

RJ Palmer

“You have to really want it, and push yourself really hard to become successful.”

RJ Palmer

Source: Huffingtonpost »