— Nick Park’s first ever film

Here’s a lovely little treat. It’s the first ever animation by Nick Park, the mastermind behind the likes of Wallace & Gromit. Using a Bell & Howell 8mm movie camera, Nick made the animation in 1971 aged just thirteen, using his mothers sewing kit to create the set and characters.

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— Karlie Kloss by Patrick Demarchelier

Lovely weather in the Uk again today.

 

Natural High‘ an editorial featuring Karlie Kloss photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue US December 2014

 

Via: The Fiona Files

Natural High, Karlie Kloss, photography, Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue US, December 2014, editorial

— Hengki Koentjoro

Since receiving a Kodak pocket camera as a birthday present when he was a child, Hengki Koentjoro has been hooked on photography, going on to study and graduate from the Brooks Institute of Photography.

 

It was while studying that Koentjoro became heavily inspired by the atmospheric work of influential American photographer Ansel Adams, motivating him to create similarly moody images but in his hometown of Jakarta, Indonesia. The results are truly stunning, documenting the vast oceans surrounding the country’s 13,000 islands in brooding, menacing and mysterious black and white.

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— WOMAD 2014: Day One

Whilst I post photography from my three days at Peter Gabriel’s WOMAD – World Of Music And Dance – Festival every year, I find myself tight for time this year so shall, just for now, post a selection of Instagram images instead.

 

Here’s images from the Friday line up:

 

Firstly, Ben Watt – ex of Everything But The Girl – performing acoustic version of tracks from his new album ‘Hedra’ in the Society of Sound stage.

 

The Bowers & Wilkins speakers and sound system really was sublime, as was Ben’s performance.

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— Playing With Tradition

Playing with Tradition is a series of oriental rugs by Dutch designer Richard Hutten, where the traditional patterns are stretched into stripes. The traditional ends of the rugs retain their decorative fringes while the contemporary sides have been cut off cleanly.

 

Via: Iain Claridge