Obnoxiously sexy ad

I love Oliver Peoples glasses. I absolutely love the übersensual long-form ad they created for their 2011 campaign too… You almost feel like a voyeur when looking at the beautiful footage of the real life couple Devendra Banhart and Rebecca Schwartz.

A Visual Life – The Sartorialist

The Sartorialist is on of my favourite photography/style blogs for ages. Intel decided to make a 7 min documentary about Scott Schumann, the man behind this incredibly popular blog. It’s gives a beautiful insight in what he does, how and why:

Poor hipsters

First, they were ridiculed on websites as unhappyhipsters.com, latfh.com (Look At That Fucking Hipster), hipsterpuppies.tublr.com and the likes, which are all brilliant because of their mean, stingy captions. Now there is a web series dedicated to making fun of hipsters, Nothing is cool. Not the best ever, but there are some scenes that are funny if you’re even remotely familiar with the hipster lifestyle.

Nothing is cool is part of the Web Series Showcase from NYU.

Amsterdam Acoustics

Amsterdam Acoustics LogoI have been following Amsterdam Acoustics since a few months but totally forgot to share this brilliant site. According to the website, Amsterdam Acoustics was started July 2009 to create intimate acoustic sessions with musicians with Amsterdam as a cinematographic background. This has resulted in some really cool videos, which can be viewed here.

Most of the artists are good but not super big (yet!), think of William Fitzsimmons, Peter Bjorn & John, Passion Pit and the likes. The biggest band featured must be The xx, wonder how they got them to join! Below you’ll find their video, an acoustic version of Crystalized. It’s one of my favourite videos and makes me look forward to their sold out show in February!

Patrick Watson & Wooden Arms in Melkweg

© Nick Helderman

© Nick Helderman

Sometimes I buy a concert ticket just because I like one song by the artist. This can either be risky (it might suck) or it can be your next favourite band. I only knew Great Escape at the time I bought a ticket to Patrick Watson’s concert on May 26th in the Melkweg in Amsterdam. I haven’t regretted it since the concert was quite amazing!

Luckily you can see for yourself as well, since 3voor12 has recorded the brilliant concert. Watch it here!