Feb 27, 2009

Ken Block Gymkhana Practice

Adrant's blog: 'This Video Has Been Viewed Every 4 Seconds Since It Went Live'.
Never heard of the word Gymkhana

I was curious, thinking at the same time: I'm not going to blog a hype, I'm not going to blog a hype ...

Well here it is. And the only thing I can say is: Wow

Position Art Genius Stavros (Nokia)

This is funny. Be sure to click top left 'Your Visit'

Click here for website

Royksopp 'Happy Up Here'

Happy Up Here from Röyksopp on Vimeo.

Designing A Postcard

Well done!!!!!

PRC (Personal Rockin' Computer)

I would love to have one of these in my room ... only problem ... my room isn't big enough :(. It looks very comfortable

Click here for website

Feb 25, 2009

United Nude (shoes)

I want these ... and I want all the other ones too. I'm drooling ... I wish I could buy them here in Amsterdam

United Nude is coorporation between Rem Koolhaas (nephew of) and Galahad Clark.

Click here for website

Jaydiohead 'Dirt Off Your Android'

Nice! Music from Radiohead's 'Paranoid Android' and Jay-Z's lyrics from 'Dirt Off Your Shoulder'.

Jaydiohead - Dirt Off Your Android from Andrew French on Vimeo.


Do you need an online CV and total control? Here it is. Very handy

Click here for website

Feb 24, 2009

uClassify (free text classifier webservice)

This is fun. Just type a piece of text or the url of our blog :).

This is what they say about themselves:

"uClassify is a free web service where you can easily create your own text classifiers.

* Spam filter
* Web page categorization
* Automatic e-mail support
* Language detection
* Written text gender recognition
* Mood
* Sentiment"

Click here for website

Beauty Affects Men's and Women's Brains Differently

Interesting article, research. But I miss the definition of beauty. Beauty as in ointments, massages. Beauty as in paintings (see image with article). Beauty is very subjective and ofcourse determined also cultural. A person can be beautiful, a character can be beautiful, a work of art can be beautiful, a landscape can be beautiful

Click here for article


A friend of mine was watching the 'The 30-Second Bunnies Theatre Library' on AngryAlien. I knew them already, bunny's re-acting a famous movie in 30 sec. From the first moment I saw one of these clips I was starting to doubt my own sense of humour. I didn't even smile.

But this cartoon is also on this website. The PigeonKam! ... and sorry ... I couldn't stop laughing

Click here for PigeonKam!

Fizy (music search engine)

You probably know the feeling. There's a song in your head and you remember just one sentence ... and ... guess what ... this sentence isn't the title of the song. It happened to me once. I went to all cd shops in Amsterdam and sang the song. It was quite new and there was only one guy who knew what I meant. I forgot the title of the song :), but it was from Dinosaur Jr.

Here's a cute search engine. Type in a sentence and voila. Results in hyperlinks.

Click here to go to website

Sony 'Bravia-Drome'

Promotion for Sony's new Motionflow Bravia TV. The world's largest zoetrope. Still images that become footage, real life size. Terrific.

Client: Sony
Agency: Fallon, London
Executive Creative Director: Richard Flintham
Creative Director: Graham Storey,
Phil Cockrell
Agency Producer: Tracy Stokes
Production Company: RSA/Eponymous
Director: Vernie Yeung
Producer: Emma Cairns
Executive Producer: Matthew Fone
Director of Photography: Mattias Montero
Zoetrope Designer: Ben Scott
Zoetrope VFX: Artem
Editorial Company: Final Cut
Editor: Joe Guest
Post Production: MPC
Audio Post: Wave
Sound Designer: Parv Thind
Music: Kasabian

Click here to view video

Feb 22, 2009

Microsoft IE 8

This is ridiculous. There's a list which is called 'Microsoft’s IE 8 incompatibility list: 2,400 major sites (and counting)'. Rumour is Microsoft created this list themselves. On it are Microsoft.com, Google.com, Hyves.nl, Facebook.com, Wikipedia.org, YouTube.com et cetera et cetera.

Take a look at the list and you find out that with IE 8 you have yourself the latest browser from Microsoft with which you can't go on the internet :).

Click here for list

And ofcourse this was to be expected.

Barry Schwartz 'The Real Crisis? We Stopped Being Wise' (TED)

I like this, Barry Schwartz on 'practical wisdom'. A different view on 'the crisis'. And very very anti bureaucracy.

Click here to watch it on the TED website

This Is What I Do

It's always difficult to explain what I do for a living.
I work for the biggest stock agency, worldwide.
Stock agency? Money?
No, photography, footage & music
But what do you do than?
I sell the rights of photographs, footage, music & do research for clients

Still have difficulties understanding what I do for a living?

Click here

Wow!!!!!! Site Of The Week

I thought nobody, except for a couple of friends, was checking this 'blog' ... yessssss, I'm 'Site Of The Week' (see image). This blog is from Ben Willems, a 'free-thinker from Leuven' (Belgium).

A very good blog by the way. And not only because he picked this blog as blog of the week :). Good articles about politics, economics. And he likes a lot of personalities I like too.

Thanks Ben

Click here for 'Columns' by Ben Willems

War On Greed (Burger King)

Another one .... :(

Click here for more info

Doves 'Kingdom Of Rust'

Released in april

Feb 21, 2009

Crisis? What Crisis?

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

Dosugus Pillow

A couple of these on your couch is fun. Not yet available

Click here for website

Michiel van der Kleij 'Globus'

I want one, I want one ... the home-version has a build-in television and X-Box. But it looks so pretty!!!

Click here for website

Banksy 'The Village Petstore'

Surrealism. Banksy's new project is a pet shop in downtown New York filled with animal animatronics.

Click here for site and more video's

Tate - Francis Bacon Interactive

Mm, one of my favorite painters Francis Bacon. I thought just take a look what's the show about in Tate. Surprise, surprise ... a very good website ... Try it, the Francis Bacon interactive tour

Click here for website


This is so ... so ... so ... I don't have words for it ... terrific!!!!!!!!

See All CardsSprint.com/now

click here for website

Toshiba Timesculpture commercial

Using more than 200 Toshiba Gigashot camcorders. Soundtrack is provided by Crystal Castles. Integrated campaign to promote Toshiba’s new range of upscaling products – TV, DVD and laptops - that convert standard definition TV and DVD images to near high-definition quality.

And here 'the making of ... '

N.A.S.A. 'Money'

feat David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip.

N.A.S.A. "Money" feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip from Paul Griswold on Vimeo.
directed by Syd Garon & Paul Griswold. Artwork of Shepard Fairey

Polaroid, The End

After the introduction in 1972 of the SX-70, Polaroid stopped producing the instant film dec. 2008. This ad from 1972 introducting the SX-70 was created by Charles and Ray Eames.


Sometimes you see something real nice. Look at this, beautiful interface, rss feed available, downloadable and a widget. "Talking In Pictures". Compliments

Click here for website

Asobi Seksu 'Walk On The Moon' (music)

Feb 15, 2009

Getty Images

Tomorrow D-Day for me. First day working for Getty Images in Amsterdam. Account Executive. Commercial market. Take a look at their website. It's going to be fun working for them.

Click here for website

Steve McCurry (photography)

One of my favorite Magnum photographers

BTW hey Aeri ... congratz with your new job with Magnum NY. Well done & well deserved :). And ofcourse I congratulate Magnum with the very good choice they've made.

Click here for his website

Feb 12, 2009


A virtual museum "to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the video ping-pong and the birthday of the Magnavox Odyssey 37 years ago". On the homepage a video of Ralph H. Baer and Bill Harrison playing ping-pong in 1969.

Click here for website


This year is Darwin year. Gallup did a poll on their website, and guess what "On Darwin’s Birthday, Only 4 in 10 Believe in Evolution". The poll was in America, I wonder if the results would be much different in Europe

Click here for results

Poster Boy

Who hasn't heard of Poster Boy. A NY street artist. No paint, no tags, only a knife.

Click here for more

Krop Creative Database

Here you can create your own portfolio when you're a professional creative. They say a lot of big company's in the States use this already to find new talents (Apple, Gucci, Nike, MTV).
They also put jobs on their site 'Krop Creative & Tech Jobs' ... and yes, big names

Click here for website

"Kilroy Was Here"

This is the information I like. The history of the tag 'Kilroy Was Here', such a nice story. Especially Hitler thinking Kilroy was some kind of super spy :).

F*** My Life

Anyone out there 'twitters'??? This is a good alternative or addition, it's called Fuck My Life. You tell anecdotes there. The sentences will have to start with 'Today' and end with 'FML'

Take a look here

Feb 11, 2009

Wealthy Men Give Women More Orgasms

This is a very nice article. But I don't agree with something. The author is only talking about female gold-diggers, which exist, I agree (like male gold-diggers). I guess a female gold-digger's orgasm is as fake as that person.
What about attention, dinner, et cetera. Yes male readers, this is foreplay and foreplay for a woman can already start when the appointment to have dinner is set :))

Susannah and the Elders, 1610, by Artemisia Gentileschi

It's A Beautiful Day For Cancer

A music video. The video is done by Australian rapper Al Bino. Public service.

The Onion (website)

This is a fun website. Like a regular news website it has a lot of video's and other worldwide news topics. But ... it's fun because it makes for example gadgets ridiculous

Click here for website

September 18th, 2008, 14.00 hrs

This is very very very scary :(
Watch video and read this article

+336+ SMS Mirror

This is nice. I can imagine you can use it for different things too. Art. Quotes. Advertising. Wikipedia ... Et cetera. Very expensive, about $ 10.000, limited edition (20) and unfortunately sold out

designed by Robert Stadler

Click here for more info

Feb 10, 2009

Ton de Wit Garage & Keurbedrijf

I'm happy again. Lost my last car key almost a month ago. I still think Cookie, the youngest tostestoron cat got it, played with it and dropped it somewhere. I had to go around Amstelveen and Amsterdam by public transportation. And that's not one of my fav things to do.
At first ofcourse I called the dealer of the car. Without even a pause the guy on the phone said: "That's going to cost you at least euro 1.500,-- and you will have to take care of how to transport the car to us".
Friends send me some websites from company's 'solving' every problem with your car keys. Half of them I called and I didn't even understand what they were saying. The other half talked about 'perhaps', 'perhaps', 'perhaps' ... 'but we can't promis anything, first you will have to transport the car to us'.
Finally (BTW why finally? Why didn't I call them earlier? Stupid) I called my old garage, Ton de Wit, in Oostzaan. He called me back 10 min later and solved everything for me. Got a key from the importer, transported the car to the garage, and ... guess what ... this morning I was picked up by a collegue to transport me to the garage to pick up my car.


So, anybody reading this in or around Amsterdam, in need of a good garage: Ton de Wit (and yes, ofcourse you can name me ... :))) ... )

Click here for website

Bjorn Borg (online campaign)

Terrific, an online test to determine if you have to break up or not. Underwear? I don't see it. But that's not necessary ... Good luck!!!

Click here for website


To promote their 'eco' products, their 'sustainable' products. Nicely done. When you follow the link below, click on 'da borjar vi', than you can click on the ... uhm ... seeds / beans ...

click here for website


Looks good, tags your music in I-Tunes. Communicates with Last.FM. Please if you download, donate

click here for website

Plan59 (website, vintage)

Wonderful website with vintage illustrations. "The Museum of mid-century illustrations" as they say about themselves.

Puffin Biscuits, 1956

Click here for website