A former Tibetan Buddhist monk, Tashi Mannox is an incredibly talented artist and specialist in Tibetan calligraphy.
Here is a short film about his work made by the Planetary Collective.
I’m deeply impressed by his art, but also by his friendly presence and charisma.
In this interview, Iconic Swiss photojournalist René Burri takes us on a journey through six images from his archive, photographing figures like Che Guevara chain-smoking in his office in 1963, Pablo Picasso in Cannes in 1957 and American G.I.s being entertained in a brothel in Seoul in 1961.
Wonderful short film documenting the making of a flamenco guitar, created by Greek artist group DeepGreenSea. Portrayed are guitar maker Vassilis Lazarides and flamenco guitarist Edsart Udo De Haes.
Via Marco Köppel.
Buying a bike from the 718 Cyclery differs from the normal buying experience. Collaboratively building your own bike from scratch, it’s the smell of grease, the grit under your fingernails and a sense of accomplishment that makes all the difference. Wonderfully captured by Show Love.
Short film written and directed by Greg Williams as a web viral for lingerie brand Agent Provocateur staring model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
The skiing equivalent to parkour running in this awesome segment from “All.I.Can.” by Sherpas Cinema featuring Canadian freestyle skier JP Auclair.
These wonderful time-lapse sequences were taken by Ron Garan, Satoshi Furukawa and the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October 2011 and edited by Michael König.
For more information on shooting locations, visit the video’s vimeo page. You can also download the original footage at the Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.
The Holstee Manifesto is a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community. Now, the sustainable lifestyle goods company brought the words to life with this video. They explain:
The LifeCycle Film came about as a desire to bring the energy and passion behind the Manifesto to life through something we love–biking. As we seek to live mindful lifestyles that leave a positive impact on the people and world around us, biking has become a passion that is much more than a transportation alternative. It is a way of fully experiencing the city we love and all of its details.
(click through to Youtube to watch in HD and fullscreen!)
Breath-taking scenes from Kabul and Mazar-e Sharif in this video travelogue by Lukas and Salome Augustin. They explain:
As each of us has his own impression of Afghanistan that is predominantly marked with pictures of foreign forces, explosions and terror, we were privileged to have access to capture daily life and portrait some people of Afghanistan.
We hope the pictures you know will merge with the pictures you see and will enrich your view on the country in the Hindu Kush.
Via Momentum Blog.
It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population.
Watch how our global population exploded from 300 million to 7 billion in this brilliantly visualized video by Adam Cole and Maggie Starbard for NPR.
For more detailed information on the topic, read the related article on NPR.
Moreover, I highly recommend you to watch Hans Rosling’s eye-opening and entertaining talk on global population growth (infact, this is a must-see).