Food & puns = Recipe for deliciously comedic entertainment.
Hands down one of my fave things on the internet.
Stephanie Gilmore aka The Champ. France. October 2014.
Heading to Indonesia in a couple months… getting stoked to be near the ocean… helps to watch beautiful footage of surf during these dark days of winter.
Tikker is a watch that counts down the minutes, days, years of your life. You could say all watches are do that, but this watch was designed to remind you of your mortality-in the best way possible! After learning about Tikker on CBC, I was immediately in love with the idea of this watch and ordered one on their Tikker Kickstarter page. Tikker states the estimated YEARS/MONTHS/DAYS (first row top), HOURS/MINUTES/SECONDS (second row) you have left to live. The watch determines your life expectancy through a short questionnaire included in the package, which uses the following criteria:
– Where you live / what country you’re from
– Your current age
– Male/Female (your sex)
– + other Q’s
Depending on where you live, your age, and your sex-can determine approximate life expectancy. Using this info, you must calculate the data to come up with the number of years left – which you enter into the watch – and the countdown begins! Of course, it’s impossible to know exactly when we will die, but the estimated number is a detail to me. The notion of a “use by” time stamp is more symbolic than anything. Serving as a practical reminder to be grateful for life, not to ‘waste’ time doing things that distract you from your true passion/goals, and most importantly – not to sweat the small stuff!
What makes me Tikk? When I look down at my watch, I’m reminded that life is temporary, and not to take my time for granted. As said by Fredrik Colding, the Swedish creator/designer of Tikker, ‘We live in more stressful times, with constant connection to our office emails, and Tikker can be a reminder for us to stay grounded and remember what is important in our lives.’ Tikker IS grounding and can transport me out of a negative/anxious/stressed headspace and bring back to the present & my gratitude for all that I have and for life itself, so in this way I am grateful for such a brilliant design!
Directed by Ben Gulliver. Produced by Rene Gauthier and Michael Reid. Filmed by: Ben Gulliver & Ian McAllister. Cineflex Provided by Sherpas Cinema.
Stunning imagery, music, and cinematography, a powerful and moving film that follows bro’s Arran and Reid Jackson on a surf trip into the Great Bear Rainforest. The issue at the heart of the film is the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, which would destroy the forest and surrounds in order to pump oil from Alberta to Kitimat, in Northern BC. Over 225 supertankers a year would transit the narrow waterways that make up the Great Bear Rainforest, putting one of the Earth’s most ecologically sensitive and intact ecosystems at risk of an oil spill. Much thanks to my friend Kevin of eightyfoureightyfive for sharing this epically beautiful, moving, and inspiring video. Check out his recent post of another amazing art project on Great Bear Rainforest Here.
This winter vibes vid makes me like snow.
Seriously digging this deep track and dance video!