100% LOVE STARRING SOPHIA GROJSMAN
DIRECTED BY MISS LIZ
EDITOR: TAYLOR THOMPSON
MUSIC: SEAN MCBRIDE
PHOTO: LEONARDO BARRETO
Probably you have seen this already. No photo will be used in an ad without being digitally retouched today. I thought it was kind of whack when a friend of mine first showed me how he retouched a photo with his Macs for the cover of Vogue Italia some 15 years ago. Most of us won’t care anymore if an image we see is truthful or not.
The campaign for real beauty from Dove delivers another critical commercial called Onslaught. You have to see this one, too.
I love L.A., I love Eames chairs. Should I pre order one of these…
More info at: Eames Gallery
If you like fast cars, this Shell commercial featuring Ferrari will electrify your four senses (seeing, hearing, smelling, touching).
Beta Gel is a soft silicone gel developed by Tokyo-based Geltec Corporation.
For those who don’t follow the metric system, 22 meters is about 72 feet.
I hate cold places but love this one.
In brief, this short film is so Tokyo – it’s almost too good for an ad. I haven’t smelled the fragrance but am pretty sure that it isn’t anywhere near this level.
Oh, and ladies (and some gents), if you encounter a young caucasian male in a trendy part of Tokyo, he will likely be as handsome as the “gaijin” in this film. If he is driving a car, it could be a sporty Mercedes or a red Ferrari.
The 2007 WPC (I’m not speaking about the World Powerlifting Congress here.) kicked off yesterday in Cannes, France. Despite the fact that nothing is happening here these days (by the way, has anyone seen or heard from Katie lately?), there are more visitors to the blog this week, maybe thanks to Perfumer & Flavorist magazine. For those who are attending the event, there’s not much here for your noses to feast on, but here’s something for your eyes.
(Warning: The following has nothing to do with perfume.)
When we were young, my brothers back in Tokyo used to make fun of my obsession with “Fifty-year storm” which I actually experienced (in the ocean) one year during the typhoon season and still remember as the most life threatening experience. I’ve always lived in big cities and never imagined living elsewhere, but Life in New York City could be quite boring sometimes. There are no earthquakes or typhoons here. This is not to say that I miss some life-threatening natural phenomena, but I don’t want to lose proximity to our vulnerability to nature’s forces.
Here is the video of a tsunami in Tokyo.