It's time for The Sense! Keeping it pretty busy here in the office and about to launch new Creative Invites this upcoming week, the Talenthouse Team found some downtime to watch people skate on frozen sand... yes sand, watched No Tomorrow, listened to Birdy and discovered reusable tape for Lego. Have a look at all the various things we were up to this week!
Community Relations, Los Angeles
No Tomorrow, The CW
This is my favorite show! It is created by the same team behind My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a genius show claiming multiple awards in its breakout 2016 season (second season currently released on Netflix). For those who found My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend a little much to swallow, definitely give No Tomorrow a chance. It is sans the random musical numbers notable from its predecessor, and the characters are more easily lovable. The two lead characters are the most adorable- type A optimistic Evie Covington (actor Tori Anderson) meets a charming Aussie man Xavier (Joshua Sasse) who is convinced the Earth will be obliterated by an asteroid in the next 6 months. Through their hilarious and heartfelt antics, you follow their journey as millennials navigating career, love and finding fulfillment in modern life. Check it out!
Campaign Manager, Los Angeles
"1901" by Birdy
I am a huge fan of covers that completely turn the original song upside down on its head and sound like an entirely new track. When I first heard this song play on KCRW, I had to stop dead in my tracks. The original, a song from the French band Phoenix, is one of my all-time favorite songs. Birdy does a beautiful rendition of the track that completely turns the original on its head. This is the first time I have ever heard of Birdy, but I think she has such an amazing voice. I will definitely be checking out the rest of her discography this weekend!
Community Relations & Social Media Manager, San Francisco
LEGO builders rejoice, because you can now build your LEGO kingdom on any wall, surface or corner, or even onto the sides of that sailing ship you've just spent hours building. You forgot to engineer a point of attachment for that sweet dinosaur-smashing cannon? No problem. Snip a length of Nimuno Loops, stick it on the hull, mount your cannon and be on your way. New York-based design studio Nimuno has come up with a flexible adhesive tape—called “Nimuno Loops” —that transforms any surface into a base for LEGO components. Raising funds on Indiegogo, the project has already succeeded its US$8,000 goal by 4,844%—raising close to US$388,500 (as of writing).
Global Social Media / Content Coordinator, Los Angeles
NORTHBOUND by Jørn Nyseth Ranum
This is one of the best skate videos I have seen in a while, friends Hermann Stene, Didrik Galasso, Henrik Lund and Karsten Kleppan went out to skate on a frozen sand beach in Norway! The video is beautifully shot and shows the friends skate the icy sand and even a half-pipe they made. I truly wish I was able to skate with an amazing backdrop of snow-capped mountains and freezing waves like these guys. The video got a Special Jury Mention at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was completely shot in 4k with a Red Dragon camera and Zeiss Ultra Prime lenses. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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