Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bulleit 10 - A New Bourbon

In January Bulleit extendended their product range with Bulleit 10 (91.2 proof / 45.6% AVB, $44.99). The whiskey has a light brown color and has rich oaky aromas and hints of vanilla, marzipan and dried fruit.

The new drink sits on top of their other products and is said to be about 2-5 years older than the other excellent rye whiskeys they offer.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spend an Hour With Jean-Claude Biver of Hublot Watches (Watch Wednesday)

"I did a lot in my life, just because I got a lot of help."  Jean-Claude Biver

The term CEO brings to mind images of numbers and seriousness. But the key point of Jean-Claude Biver's talk on January 17th at Foment de les Arts i del Disseny (FAD) for European University was an unexpected topic: Love.

The event was part of a series of seminars for the Design Management degree offered by European University. Within the watch industry, Jean-Claude Biver has the status of a living legend. It seems that nearly everyon at least nows his name and that he is important. He has been with Hublot since 2004.

This speech is a very rare piece. You can watch Jean-Claude Biver speak very personally, passionately and honest. He talks about his life, love, religion, the watch industry and doing things he didn't want to do. He shows how to use your own passion to create new ideas and a lot of new things.

It is thrilling and interesting to hear and watch a person in such a position give that kind of talk. You get a sense of the character of the Swiss watch industry and why Biver is considered so important. He is subject of some educational sessions of the European University.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Brian Eno On Being Creative

Brian Eno shares his thoughts on art and creativity in this video series by Alfred Dunhill.

Found via alfreddunhill

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Play With Food and Make Some Music Using a MakeyMakey

Watch J.Viewz using a MakeyMakey to convert elictric signals to MIDI signals. It all evolves in a kind of remix of Massive Attack's song Teardrops.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Speed-painter D. Westry shows of his skills in 90 seconds

Master speed-painter D. Westry shows off his creative skills during the "Anderson's Viewers Got Talent" competition.

Wait for it!

Here's what he says about himself:

As a "Speed Art" pioneer, D. Westry has been developing his original speed art innovations since the 1970's as a child prodigy. From the 1980's on into the 90's, D. Westry became renowned as "The Talent Show King," winning first place awards in every competition he's entered. Also, D. Westry became famous worldwide for his "upside down" performance art technique, which has proven to be one of the most influential art expressions of this generation.

For more information please visit, go to his Facbook page or follow him on Twitter (@SpeedArtMaster). You can watch more videos in his YouTube channel.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The History of Rap by Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake & The Roots

This video has been out there for quite some month now, but I just recently stumbled upon it. Rap and HipHop were part of my teenager and young adult years during the 1990s, so it's worth posting it here.
Enjoy Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake and The Roots!

Here's the full list of the classic Rap tunes they're covering:

1.Kurtis Blow -The Breaks
2.Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message
3.N.W.A.- Express Yourself
4.Public Enemy - Bring the Noise
5.Rob Base - it takes two
6.Salt-N-Pepa - Push it
7.Vanilla Ice-Ice? Ice Baby
8.Black Sheep - The Choice is yours
9.Cypress Hill - Insane in the Brain
10.D.J. Kool - Let me clear my throat
11.DMX - Up in here
12.Nelly - Hot in here
13.50 cent - In da Club
14.Outkast - Hey Ya
15.Dj Khaled/T-Pain - All I do is win
16.Cali Swag District-Teach me how to dougie
17.Biz Markie - Just a friend
18.Run DMC- King of Rock
19.LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
20.Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince- Parents Just Don't Understand
21.De La Soul- Me, Myself and I
22.JJ Fad- Supersonic
23.Sir Mix-a-Lot - I Like Big Butts
24.Yound MC - Bust a Move
25.House of Pain - Jump Around
26.Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
27.Coolio - Gangta's Paradise
28.The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
29.Beastie Boys- Sabotage
30.Jay-Z - I Just Wanna Love You
31.Outcast - Sorry Ms. Jackson
32.Snoop Dog - Drop It Like It's Hot
33.Kanye West - Stronger
34.Nicki Minaj - Superbass
35.Naughty by Nature - Hip Hop Hooray
36.Run DMC - King of Rock