Category Archives: Travel

Jamie xx, Caribou + Four Tet Rock The Grand Palais [VIDEO]

The week-long Creators Project residency in Paris kicked off at Le Centquatre with a panel on the Art of Music with Philippe Zdar, Para One, and Canblaster, the same place that Chris Milk’s transformative, large-scale installation The Treachery of Sanctuary was on display all week.

We hosted Bal Blanc, the closing of Monumenta 2012, in collaboration with We Love Art, where Four Tet, Caribou, and Jamie xx played back-to-back-to-back DJ sets accentuated by Daniel Buren’s artwork with lighting by 1024 architecture.

We rounded out the week with film screenings of Laurence Anyways by Xavier Dolan and Wrong by Quentin Dupieux, plus panels with MEGAFORCE™ and Sébastien Tellier.The Creators Project

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MR PORTER: What They Wore – Milan Fashion Week [VIDEO]

An interesting way to show what all the different men were wearing at Milan Fashion Week.  It’s interesting to see how people from all over the world can share some of the same looks as each other while simultaneously bringing something unique.  We really like how MR PORTER put this together with no words*, just images and music so anyone can get what’s going on.

*words in form of titles, no actual dialogue

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The Difference Between Hong Kong and the Rest of China [VIDEO]

CNN‘s Open Mic hit the streets of Hong Kong to find out from the Hong Kong residents what IS the difference between them and mainland China.  Check it out.

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Barbecue Digest: Don’t whitewash BBQ + CUT/CHOP/COOK [VIDEO]

CUT/CHOP/COOK from UM Media Documentary Projects on Vimeo.

While stumbling across this article we came across this video/short film profiling a popular family business in South Carolina.  The film was funded by Southern Foodways Alliance aka SFA.  SFA’s oral traditions and film initiatives aim to highlight the contributions from African-Americans to the BBQ industry.  As the writer in the CNN, Eatocracy article points out that many outlets like the Food Network tend to omit these contributions.

What is your favorite barbecue restaurant?  What type? Chicago, Kansas City, Carolina or Memphis style?  Who makes it?

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Secret Afghani Warzone in the UK [VIDEO]

The UK has built a multimillion-dollar fake Afghanistan village complete with suicide bombings and real Afghani actors. We spent a week in the top-secret military facility and witnessed first hand how realistic and downright frightening this training could be.VICE « Our question is why? What do you guys think about this?

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Kenya’s Luxury Housing Boom via CNN [VIDEO]

Even with this growth in the country will it actually attract foreign investors and clientele here with the local ecomomies and peace still in limbo?  What does this say about Kenya’s concentration on business? Local vs International?  Do you guys think this will work?

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MUJI to Launch First Worldwide Campaign with “MUJI to GO”

We showed their online trade fair not too long ago and now their back with a new game.  To get a hands on look at it go here, and read the writeup below via Hypebeast to get an summary of what MUJI is doing with “MUJI to GO”.

Always a brand looking for further customer engagement, MUJI presents their worldwide travel initiative “MUJI to GO” which focuses on desired pieces for individuals who make jet-setting both a hobby as well as a lifestyle. Utilizing staff tips from various team members and valued individuals around the world, up to 50 items will be selected as part of their “From Japan to the World” layout strategy. The “MUJI to GO” campaign will take place at stores in Japan, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Portugal, United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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Best Photo Apps for Your Next Trip [VIDEO]

Many people like to travel for the summer, and many travel and take photos with their cell phones.  CNN posted a video reviewing some of the best ones.  Check it out.

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Iraq War Veteran Helping Syria’s Wounded via CNN [VIDEO]

A soul-searching former U.S. soldier volunteers to help wounded Syrians in Lebanon. CNN’s Arwa Damon reports.CNN

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Teenage Heroin Epidemic via VICE [VIDEO]

Swansea Love Story: An award-winning look at a generation lost to heroin, as told through the tragic love story of Amy and Cornelius.

In 2009, Swansea drug agencies reported a 180 percent rise in heroin use, and it’s visible on the city’s streets. Early one morning we meet a young, homeless couple named Amy and Cornelius in a city centre alley. As heroin-addicted alcoholics, they’re smack in the middle of two of South Wales’s most harrowing epidemics.

Originally aired on VICE in 2010

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