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Album of the Week | March 03

This week’s Album of the Week is entitled Elegance – Fashion Portraits and is by onesmallseed.net member Samantha Hanlon. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark 2, Samantha explains that she shot in colour and converted to black and white in post production, ‘The shoot actually started out as beauty shots for my portfolio, but as...

War Drags You Out | Saint Hoax Artist

Saint Hoax is a pseudonymous Middle Eastern artist making waves in the art world right now. After attending a drag show for the first time, Saint Hoax claims to have realised that the faux queens on stage actually have a lot in common with world leaders, including a flamboyant name, a fierce persona and defining...

Aliens on Planet Earth

It took photographer Iwan Susanto from Tangerang, Indonesia, ten minutes each to take pictures of what look like extraterrestrial visitors posing for a portrait. They are — you might have guessed — in fact extreme close-ups of insects who are just five centimetres away from the lens. The colourful images are spectacular examples of macro...

Matthew McConaughey | Dance Remix Adds To Oscar Triumph

Matthew McConaughey‘s chest thump in The Wolf of Wall Street might not have earned him an Oscar for this film, but the internet sure as heck rolled out its red carpet — in the form of virality. And now, thanks to Jonny Wilson a.k.a. Eclectic Method, the thump was turned into a dance remix —...

Placebo | Alternate Director Videos

For the release of their seventh studio album Loud Like Love last year, teen-angst rockers Placebo brought out an internet show titled ‘LLLTV’ streamed live from the YouTube Studios in London. It was the first YouTube live stream of its kind, featuring the band performing new and old audience favourites, interviews and guest appearances by...

Album of the Week | March 02

This week’s Album of the Week is entitled ‘Forces of Nature’ and is by onesmallseed.net member Neil Acid. Neil describes her album as an exploration of self-similar patterns – ‘fractals of chaos’. We love the beautiful colours and strong movement within the images – an original approach to a somewhat tired subject. The images invite...

A Masterpiece by Madonna, Steven Klein, Vice & BitTorrent

We’re not shy to say that, stylistically speaking, we love everything about Madonna’s 17-minute short film. In September last year, the 55-year-old superstar released her secretprojectrevolution, a film she co-directed with Steven Klein. Shot beautifully on a Red camera and entirely in black and white, the cinematography, soundtrack and communication are flawless. And to be...

First Puma Select Store Opens in SA

On 6 March 2014 PUMA opened its first PUMA SELECT pop-up store at 137 Bree Street, Cape Town. Igniting a creative spark for World Design Capital 2014, the spot was designed by 3D industrial designer Ben Wilson (Wilson Brothers) in collaboration with Adam Brinkworth of interior and architectural design agency Brinkworth. It will be open...

Getty Images Make Their Stock Free

Just like record companies had to admit that selling CDs the conventional way is no longer viable, Getty Images — the world’s largest stock photo service — has now made a bulk of its images available to embed for free if they’re used for ‘non-commercial purposes’. As long as a footer with the credits is...

Selected Creatives | March 01

What exactly is a Selected Creative? It’s a one small seed initiative that takes talented, local artists and provides them with a platform to show their work. A Selected Creative needs to offer something fresh and intriguing in terms of technique, concept and execution. This week we are excited to present our two newest Selected...

New Release: The Pixies | ‘Greens and Blues’

Seemingly taking a break from loud-quiet-loud, The Pixies’ new track ‘Greens and Blues’ is a mellow track more suitable to unwind to on the couch than in the mosh pit. The nostalgic fan might get teary eyed remembering Black Francis screaming ‘then god is seeeveeen’ or ‘debaseeeer’ and call the track bland, but as a...

Album of the Week | March 01

This week’s Album of the Week is entitled ‘Is this Freedom?’ and is by onesmallseed.net member Chantal de Jager. Chantal describes her album as a bit of an experimental endeavour, saying ‘I wanted to explore the concept of actual weightlessness, not something that was photoshopped and how that effects the way a body moves and...

The Realest Rainbow Nation of them All

Here’s a thought: take any field — be it history, art, literature, sport, music, architecture, fashion, or film — and we practically guarantee that you will find an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) individual in at least one of the categories who has had an impact on your everyday life in some way or another....
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