Let’s take pause and realize this is a perfume ad. A perfume ad! Directed by Spike Jonez and starring Margaret Qualley of Leftovers fame. That within itself is notable. As more and more advertiser shift to branded content, the creative, concept, and talent are the difference between being watchable and art.
This 100% is the latter. It breaks boundaries, challenges what is normal behavior, and is just pretty darn fun to watch. Qualley’s acting is mad, unexpected, but some how still sweet and lovable. I want her to be my friend. And that dress! Conservative while sexy, flowing in all the right ways, the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde ensemble. It is everything.
First, I really think I should have lived in the past. I’ve always had a fascination with the 1930’s so I was sold from the title. But what it doesn’t tell you is the skill and the craft that is needed to not only learn but play these complicated instruments built largely of wood, metal, and strings, that all look so crude and sound so different. The result is a hauntingly beautiful found sound that makes New Order’s almost entirely digitized track re-energized by the hands-on hardware of the past.
It is insanely impressive how creator Daniel Cloud Campos was able to make something as flat and lifeless as clothing and make it come to life in such a realistic way. The familiarity of just a crinkle or fold in the fabric brings so much depth to the characters. Yes, clothes are the characters and it is awesome.
Nothing says the holidays quite like a crackling warm fire, wearing flannel, sipping scotch, majestic beards, and…Nick Offerman? Especially Nick Offerman. This man embodies all things Christmas. So move over lil bub because this is definitely my festive TV background this holiday season.
It would look exactly like this! Really got me routing for the bad guys here.
I love how completely unfazed this kid is to meet Iron Man. Also such an incredible project! The real Tony Stark (aka ‘Robert’ Downey Jr.) surprised a young fan born without most of his right arm with a bionic prosthesis. The project led by Albert Manero aims to make low-cost 3D-printed arms for the disabled. Seriously, what little boy wouldn’t want to be part Iron Man?
I heart the 90s AND mashups that make me miss them. Earl Sinclair from Dinosaurs as Notorious BIG!