Saturday, 14 December 2013

Her (2013)

Loneliness is a feeling i think we all experience in life at some point. But in this society, loneliness seems to strangle more and more people. For some, finding the love of your life is the best solution to say farewell to that feeling. 

It's that feeling must have chased Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) in 'Her'. After developing an emotional Operating System (OS), he develops a relationship with it, in a world where OS's become the norm of society.

I really can't wait for this movie( directed by Spike Jonze) to be released in the Netherlands, first reviews from the States are very positive, some people are calling it the best love story ever. 
Check out the trailer!

Thai Prison Life

What if you like boxing, but at some point in life you end up in prison because you committed a crime? Well, in most of the countries it's over with the boxing part. But not if you are in Thailand, you can even be the next boxing hero. 

In the Bangkwang and Klong Prem prison for example, inmates get the chance to fight for their freedom. No, it is not a joke, the best boxing inmates get a reduced sentence. If you join the games, you get equipment and money. From that point, you can just fight yourself into freedom. Wow!

Check out this awesome video by 'Fightland', about the inmates and the Thai passion for 'Muay Thai'. 

Friday, 13 December 2013

That Scandinavian Home

I love those Scandinavian homes like you see them in Scandinavian tv-shows like 'The Bridge' and 'Borgen'. If you have the privilege to live like that, you are surrounded by interior that offers cleanliness, comfort, serenity, style and not to forget a sample out of the Scandinavian nature. 
Of course it's all about taste, your home is the place where you should feel safe and 'home'. 
'My Scandinavian Home' is a blog i am following for quite a while now, because it's the blog where Scandinavians share their homes with the rest of the world. They inspire me!

If you share my love for this interior, don't forget to take a look at My Scandinavian Home 

Pure Bathing Culture - Wildest Moments (Jessie Ware Cover)

Born with a passion for music, i have been listening to many forms of music. Because i like variation, i am trying to share all kind of songs with you guys. There is so much good music, just make time your best friend and discover it!

Now this work by Pure Bathing Culture, from Portland, is a very delicate cover of Jessie Ware's 'Wildes Moments'. Right from the start, you get blown away by the indie voice of Sarah Vesprille. That indie feeling stays with you till the end and grow because of the 80's elements and echo effects. Synths and drums are soaring! Because i love them, i will also share 'Dream The Dare'! Makes me feel like i am on top of the mountain.

Pandreas - Rås

Is it the air they breathe? Is it the water they drink? Are they mythical creatures from the Fjords? Or do they all get inspired by Todd Terje. I don't have an answer, but the next big producer from Norway has arrived. 21-year-old Andreas Kleven Rasmussen will leave his nest at Bergen soon, to spread his musical talent all over the world. 
His new track called 'Rås' has brilliant deep rhythms and the  sweet euphoric melody and floats you to an isolated tropical island. Away from work. Away from the December darkness. 
Listen and join my euphoric little bubble.

Fanny Lyckman

If you like fashion, the world wide web is a perfect place to find passionate fashion - bloggers. They can inspire people with their creativity, style and pashion for fashion. 

One of those bloggers is Fanny Lyckman. Click. Done. Added to my favorites!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Benjamin Clementine

The year 2013 has been a great year, to me it was also a year of discovering new talents and heroes. A month ago, i discovered Benjamin Clementine. The first thing i noticed about him, was that rich, soulful voice. Packed with emotion, sometimes a little bit rough at the edges. But maybe that is just part of why i like it so much. 

His background is interesting, because he left London for Paris at the age of 20. Having no money at all, he had to sleep in a metro station for two years, before he got together enough money to move to a hostel. The metro station was the place where he covered songs by Bob Marley, Nina Simone and James Brown. Later, indie label Ekleroschock discovered and signed him. Now, being 24, he released his first EP; Cornerstone.