Tag Archives: beautiful

Duct tape surfing – a charming, beautiful and inspiring story

I won’t explain it, just watch it. Easily one of the best things I’ve seen this year.

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From the Vimeo description:

Eighteen years ago a slight lapse in concentration crushed Pascale’s dreams of surfing. But with the help of a family friend and a roll of duct tape; she can now call herself a surfer.

Pascale Honore & Tyron Swan

Support their journey West at pozible.com/DuctTapeSurfing | Facebook.com/DuctTapeSurfing

Film/Edit : Mark Tipple
MarkTipple.com | Facebook.com/MarkTipplePhoto

Music : Halfway House, Apricot Rail
music.HiddenShoal.com | Facebook.com/ApricotRail

Business for Buddhists

The Buddhist view takes the function of work to be at least threefold: to give man a chance to utilise and develop his faculties; to enable him to overcome his ego-centredness by joining with other people in a common task; and to bring forth the goods and services needed for a becoming existence.…To organise work in such a manner that it becomes meaningless, boring, stultifying, or nerve-wracking for the worker would be little short of criminal; it would indicate a greater concern with goods than with people, an evil lack of passion, and a soul-destroying degree of attachment to the most primitive side of his worldly existence.

Man is small, and, therefore, small is beautiful.

Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by E.F. Schumacher (via)

Instruments from the inside – the Berlin Philharmonic

Beautiful campaign for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – series showing musical instruments from the inside to nail the feel of the music they play. Nice bit of CGI and that. Hot.

Copywriter: Mona Sibai
Agency: Scholz & Friends (Berlin)
Client: Berliner Philharmoniker
Photographer: Mierswa Kluska
(via)

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BONUS BONUS BONUS! Here, have a pianogasm on the house, courtesy of Lang Lang’s encore following his first performance with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2009:

No words.

Beautiful design work

Sasha Prood has produced some beautiful pieces of illustration that explore typography through nature and watercolour. Really breathtaking. AND she has a website with some rather natty horizontal scrolling, which is something I’ve been wanting to try for ages.