Jul 21, 2017

Yeah! Coffee and Cigarettes

I rest my case.

Sketches from Coffee And Cigarettes by Jim Jarmusch.

Starring Steven Wright and Roberto Benigni:

Starring Iggy Pop and Tom Waits:


Hong Kong's vertical architecture - a drone video

An awesome drone video showing Hong Kong's vertical architecture.

Wěndìng Fánróng (left channel) from Mariana Bisti on Vimeo.


Pinkest Pink

How many times does he say Pink?! But i like! 'Inventing colors'.


Who doesn't love vintage posters

Eye candy. Vintage posters. Some of my favorites.

Movie posters from Ghana:

Early 20th-Century Japanese Ads for Beer, Smokes & Sake (1902-1954):

Belle Époque Art Posters: An Archive of Masterpieces from the “Golden Age of the Poster” (1880-1918) (200+ downloadable)

What happens when your phone gets stolen

A short movie by Anthony van der Meer.

"After my phone got stolen, I quickly realized just how much of my personal information and data the thief had instantly obtained. So, I let another phone get stolen. This time my phone was pre-programmed with spyware so I could keep tabs on the thief in order to get to know him. However, to what extent is it possible to truly get to know someone by going through the content of their phone?"

Playtime! - Song Lyrics Generator

Did you always want to write a song? Or do you just want to have some fun? Use the Song Lyrics Generator.

I did. I picked Village People, filled in a couple of fields ... et voila!

What Do You Want To Be R2D2?
By SylK's Playground
In the style of The Village People
Where can you find pleasure?
Search the world for treasure?
Where can you go away?
Make your dreams all come true?
Where can you use your brain?

In Amsterdam!
Yes, you can go away!
In Amsterdam!
Yes, you can use your brain!
In Amsterdam!
Come on now R2D2, make a stand.
In Amsterdam!

R2D2, go away.
I said, R2D2, use your brain.

It's awesome to think in Amsterdam.
It's awesome to think in Amsterdam.

They have bicycle,
You can go away.

It's awesome to think in Amsterdam.
It's awesome to think in Amsterdam.

They have brain,
You can use your brain.

R2D2, are you listening to me?
I said, R2D2, what do you want to be?
I said, R2D2, you can make real your dreams.
But you got to know this one thing:

I love you.


It's awesome to think in Amsterdam.
It's awesome to think in Amsterdam.

Polaroids in art

A short history of Polaroids in art. Long live the Polaroid camera.

Read the story here.

The rise of the machines

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace, a documentary by Adam Curtis for BBC Television.

Jul 19, 2017

William P. Gottlieb, jazz photographer 1938 - 1948

Most of the iconic photo's of jazz musicians you recognize are from William P. Gottlieb, jazz photographer in the period 1938 - 1948.

You can see the William p. Gottlieb collection over here.

My favorite is the first one, Charlie Parker, Tommy Potter, and Max Roach (1947).


#foodporn 170 years ago

Food photography didn't start with Instagram. A short history of 170 years #foodporn.


Medina Dugger's view on ancient Nigerian braiding traditions

An ancient tradition brought alive again by Lagos based photographer Medina Dugger. Awesome!

Pay attention also on the clothes. Beautiful fabrics.


Jul 18, 2017

Fear makes the wolf look bigger

So true! By Mau Mau, Chicago.

That's why I refuse to be afraid.



I'm a volunteer for TEDxAmsterdam. A couple of years ago I started because I'm a fan of TEDx and wanted to give something back. For TEDx you're not just a volunteer. You have to apply for it and you get a lot of responsibity's. And it's hard work. But I get so much energy back. It's a terrific job!

Below one of the TED talks from 2016. A sweet one. Raphael Rodan with 'The lion costume'.

(And believe me, to get all the lightbulbs this way was a lot of work)

KOO KOO - illustrator

My daughter showed me this illustrator on Instagram: KOO KOO. And he's very good!

The reason she showed me was because he did an illustration of her, because it was his birthday. He picked 10 followers and she was one of them. Nomally she never tells me anything only when she's very sad, furious or happy about something. I have a very healthy daughter.

1910 Thor Single

What a beauty! If you want to read more click here.

(Thanks Yam)