Day: September 2, 2011

Slow Down: Enjoy Life You Pass By


My best friends sent me this story today. I was living in DC at the moment this happened and I remember the news, but have forgotten the message itself. So yep – Slow down and enjoy life! We usually pass it by because we are moving too fast.


Awesomeness in 100 Seconds

The promo video for the opening of Westfield Stratford City in East London is more than creative! Love the “let’s go back in time” concept that shows music, dance, fashion and surroundings.

“Directed by Jake Lunt with The Viral Factory, the film was shot over 4 days in east London locations with hundreds of costume changes. The music was commissioned from Oscar nominated genius Tristin Norwell who took a simple tune and interpreted it for each decade over 100 years”, describes a blogpost on the Westfield page.

One of the highest rated comments on YouTube actually describes the outfits by second in the video- “0:07 Early 1910’s / 0:17 Late 1910’s / 0:23 1920’s / 0:32 Early 1930’s / 0:38 Late 1930’s / 0:43 1940’s / 0:45 Early 1950’s / 0:48 Late 1950’s to early 1960’s / 0:54 Late 1960’s / 0:57 1970’s / 1:02 Early 1980’s / 1:06 Early 1990’s / 1:11 Late 1990’s / 1:15Early 2000’s / 1:22 Mid 2000’s / 1:28 Late 2000’s / 1:34 Contemporary —— Keep in mind the years keep jumping back and forth, so these are approximate values. Outfits are chronological by first appearance.”

The Mobile Life of Secrets

I have admitted my love affair with postsecret here before, so it is no surprise I am so excited and would share the news about the app that postsecret is launching this weekend. From now on the secrets will be accessible everywhere and people will be able to submit them via their mobile device. My only fear is that this easy access to the site and to submitting secrets will be playing a negative role in the depth and power of the secrets. The cards so far have been something that is very personal, you make it, create it, post it and wait eagerly  for it to be published. So I only hope the thrill and creativity hangs on in the mobile version.

For the Love of Big Cities and Simplicity

Videos don’t have to be ridiculously directed and edited to be powerful. All you need is naturally great and powerful cast, so when I saw this video today I felt an incredible joy in my soul. I miss New York and seeing a simple video of all the great sights and everyday moments in one of the greatest cities in the world, simply makes me happy.  Enjoy!

Description from Vimeo –​CAndersenArts

I had a chance to go visit one of the greatest cities this summer. Right when I got of the plane and arrived downtown New York, I took my camera and strolled out through the busy streets of New York City. I wanted to capture the great culture and street aesthetic of New York and I think it turned out really well. The video includes recordings from both Manhattan and Brooklyn, where I spend hours capturing the culture and everyday life of native New Yorkers.

Title: The Street Aesthetic of New York City
Filmed and Edited by: Christian Andersen
Shot with: Canon EOS 550D
Music: The XX – Intro