A while back my wife took me down to San Diego for a little getaway weekend over my birthday. While down there we tried to stay somewhere fancy, eat some good food, and drink some great coffee. I had heard of Dark Horse Coffee roasters from some friends. It was a great location, and the tiny little shop had a really special feel. Not to mention that they roast a pretty solid dark decaf Kenyan. If in San Diego, make sure you stop in an have a sip.
This is a great trailer a film. Feels like a commercial. I'll bet that the creator of this thing works, or has worked in the broadcast commercial world. I'll bet someone can tell me if they have/do. Honestly, I love it, I love stuff that feels like this and includes the imagery to back it up. A beautiful, refreshing take to the "surf film trailer".
Beautiful piece for one of my favorite clothing lines out of the motherland. Way up there where it's cold, foggy, and wonderful. Hopefully you're having a good week and not cooking your butt off in the heat and humidity. Let this thing whisk you away to somewhere with some moisture in the air.
Came across this Single Fin Sludge at a local Bristol Farms. I love being able to get these different cold brew coffee's a try. For the most part their relatively similar and really you judge everything against the greatest in Stumptown. How does this Seaworth Coffee Companies "Single Fin Sludge" hold up? It's wonderful and best of all, it is brewed here in California. Based out of Costa Mesa you know that it's not traveling too far to get into your hands. The bottle says you're able to get about 8 drinks out of each bottle of sludge, however with the way I prepare it and the amount I like to drink (a lot), I get about 4. I cut it with a little water, some half and half and pour it over ice. Seaworth also makes a Coconut Simple Syrup that you can purchase to add to your drink. It's excellent, and if the price is right for you, it's something you'll want to keep on hand. Over all, solid bottle of brew.
Seaworth Coffee Co.
Took a short drive up the coast to visit with Ollie's Grandma Jenkins over Labor Day weekend. We spent the whole three days soaking up the sun, swimming in the surf, and playing in (and/or eating) the sand. Enjoy the visual escape.
Came across this beautiful little piece. All the vehicle shots from Wes Anderson films over the last few years. Pretty fun idea, well executed, and clearly anything that incorporates Wes Anderson's work is going to be great. Fun to see how this filmmaker see's vehicular movement, and how he chooses to portray it in film.
Enjoy the rest of your short week.
Was having a minute on the couch this morning and decided to click through a few thumbnails on Vimeo to see if there was any great content that I had been missing out on because I hadn't just browsed in a while.
I don't know what caught my eye about this. Maybe the title, it allures to legacy, parenthood, and the relationship between generations. Immediately I was struck with the quality of work, the dialog and the writing. This is what I always want my short pieces to feel like. I think it's just great when you're able to find an artist that you're on the same trajectory as. Someone who you can look at their work, and love it because you know they're in the same space as you.
So enjoyable. Hope you feel the same.
I've spent the day searching over new opportunities, challenges and goals. Of course change is scary, change will always be scary. When you have a loving, supporting partner and a son who's face can just lighten your soul. Really, there isn't much too be worried about. In fact, there is nothing but positive energy and excitement. Here's to new chapters, and new horizons. Big things are just around the bend. Man.... I too had too much to dream last night.
Good morning out there. It's gloomy, muggy, and grey out today. So I searched out a little visual escape to take me back to the Sunday beach day of yesterday. Hope you have a nice week. It's summer after all, don't work too hard.
Came across this interesting article in FastCompany a few weeks ago. Talking about how hipsters would listen to and then press music into medical X-Rays to distribute American Rock n’ Roll in Soviet Russia.Pretty interesting, would love to get my hands on one. Though, I’m sure every record collector could say the same. Let’s bring this back.
Fast Company – How Soviet Hipsters Saved Rock ‘N’ Roll
Good morning. Happy Monday. Here's a little visual escape to help you ease into the week.
I've been telling you for years, but you never believed me. Now you don't have to take my word for it. Hear it straight from the CEO of Levis' mouth. Don't wash your jeans!
Another great car commercial for a craigslist used car ad. Technology has really leveled the playing field. How do you make sure your work stand above and beyond a craigslist ad like this? Hire people that have done it before.
I had never heard of Artís until I was reading a post from an old friend about how he had designed some pour over stands that were on sale at Artís. That being said, I still had no idea where the store front was.
On one of our trips up North to visit family we stopped off at 4th street in Berkeley and I saw Artís on the block. It's an interesting store front, selling a lot more retail items than other storefronts. So there is plenty of stuff to browse through. My favorite part of Artís though, was that you pick your beans in their green state, and they flash roast a pound for you in a small air roaster. Not sure what any coffee snob would think about that, however, I thought it was a pretty cool little feature, and I thought the beans tasted pretty great.
Go enjoy a pound:
1717B 4th Street,
Berkeley, CA 94710
I'm so stoked to be able to write about this for a few different reasons. One of which being that this is some of the best bread I have had in Southern California (notoriously NOT good at sourdough's). The second of which is that these two are working on the business that I had always wanted to had but didn't have the balls, or the skill.
The duo run a home bakery which uses all organic and local ingredients. They make their sourdough from a live yeast culture starter meaning that it is a true sourdough bread. My favorite thing, they believe in the "less is more" philosophy and use the highest quality ingredients.
Here's the trick:
You sign up for their newsletter and every week you get an email with the week's offerings. You can then place an order on the website for delivery in pretty much the entire Los Angeles area (pretty much). They have designated delivery times for different area's of the basin, so make sure you keep an eye on the schedule. Of course you can also pick up, but make sure you drop an email so they know when to expect you. Again, this isn't a brick and mortar shop. This is a fully licensed and credited home bakery. And let me just say... They do it really really well.
Get bread delivered end of day to take home for dinner, or have it delivered in time for afternoon coffee break and share with your co-workers. Honestly, it's the best thing outside of San Francisco. Just wish my midsection could handle more deliveries. (spare tire).
Love it. Go Big.
Good friends of mine took a trip up to the Pacific Northwest, and knowing that I'm a huge fan of finding all the small batch roasters in America. They brought back a pound of the happy bean for me. <!--more-->I brewed Courier using two methods, the French Press and the Chemex. To be honest, I preferred the pour over going through a paper filter with this roast. Not sure why or for what reason, just had a deeper flavor and was less acidic to me. I don't know much about the company themselves, they're unique branding on the bag of beans has me thinking they're a unique small company, making it all the more exciting that I was able to grab a pound. Check them out in person at:
923 SW Oak. in Portland Oregon (obviously)
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I'm not really sure if "Music Monday" is actually going to be a thing or not. But let's just pretend for a minute that I've been doing it for years. I got an email today mentioning that Spirit Family Reunion's new record will be out in a week or so. I'm really digging these three tracks they're allowing you to preview until the actual record comes out.
I pose these questions though. Will I remember to download the record when it is actually released? Will they send another email reminding me to download it? Or will I just forget to purchase it rendering this whole "pre-order" thing useless? I hope I remember, because I'm sure this album will be my soundtrack to Spring. Hope you'll purchase the new record, and check out their back catalog while you're at it. There should be more talk about this group.
It's never a good thing to post at the end of a working day on a Friday. (don't think anyone looks at this stuff at this time.) But I couldn't let this one go until next week. A really nicely prepared piece set to dialog from George Orwell's 1984. Well done, nicely got me ready to relax this weekend under the same sky as everyone else.
This piece was posted on VSCO Journal just recently. It's a beautiful piece both visually and technically. I don't like to criticize at all but my only thought is that the quick cuts never really build to something at the end of the piece. However, this is me, a commercial editor talking. This could be a piece for a million different brands, and with the right voice over and brand to back it. It could easily end up as a broadcast television spot, which in my opinion trumps any sort of criticism I could have at about the piece.
Wonderfully executed and beautiful compositions help drive the piece forward. The fact that it was colored with VSCO Film is only a sweetener and proves that VSCO can be such a powerful tool. I can't wait until their iterations of the Look Up Table (LUT) is released and I can use their tool in my native workflow for film and video. (This is speculation. Make it happen VSCO.).
Enjoy your hump day.
This is one of the most clever advertisements for a stock video footage website I've ever seen. It made me want to browse the site for footage, or contribute with my own. This may go over the heads of some people, but if you know what a brand video is or you've seen one like this, than your part of the "inside" joke. Happy Tuesday. I hope you're cranking through the week.