January: feel the vibe.



The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for us.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 49,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.

Do you also believe that every objects have a life?

If you do, this article is for you. It’s gonna be a lot of wax but don’t be scared! It’s not gonna hurt.

Once again we gonna see Merye Kahraman’s design and we’re gonna need to stop because I think that all of us know that she is good.

So this time – REVITALIZER!

The Wax Lamp recreates itself over time, allowing for the owner to re-use it and observe the growing-old, dying and rebirth cycle of the lamp. A little bit like the phoenix myth.

This lamp is obviously for patient people…

The high voltage bulb inside the lamp melts the wax slowly and after all the wax melts down into the cup, the heat resistance inside the core helps the wax to create a new mould.

Once the wax cools down and takes its shape, the user can take it out and replace it into the top part of the lamp. This way you can take part in the process of giving a new life to the wax.

The soft lampshade that “revitalizer” gives out and the various shapes it forms while melting, create surprise and a feeling of relaxation.

What can you also want from a lamp?

oh yes if you want more…. there is REVITALIZER 2 !

by Justyna Turek // Boris H.

Let’s talk facts.
We have grown quite a bit in the last few weeks. We are very happy and proud of how – ombrenelcielo is doing and we have something really exciting to share.

Since we cherish you and we want to empower you to interact even more with us, we have decided to open a facebook page.

You can reach us by clicking on the picture here  ——>

Make sure you follow us!

Time for the greatest show on earth!

Paprika (2006) is a magnificent film by Satoshi Kon (who sadly passed away on August, 2010), and it is one of my favorite animated films. It’s based on a novel of the same name by Yasutaka Tsutsui.

The story is about a group of research psychologists who develop a device, DC Mini, for recording dreams. The device allows Doctor Atsuko Chiba help her patients more by letting her alter-ego, Paprika, enter into the patients’ dreams. Problems begin when three of the prototypes of DC Mini get stolen. Doctor Atsuko Chiba (/Paprika) and her friends are then facing a difficult task to find the missing devices and to reveal the villain behind it.

The rich imagination and colors make this film strong and appealing. Dreams and reality get mixed together and in the end you don’t know what is real and what is not. The absurdity of dreams and human mind is represented in a very interesting way, accompanied by great music composed by Susumu Hirasawa. The characters in this film are not swallowed up by the complex plot. They are diverse and deep, and I find them very easy to empathize with.

If you are interested in psychology, human mind, dreams, absurdity, great art or just in entertaining films, Paprika is definitely a ‘must see’!

( Ps. Some may recall similarities to the recent film “Inception” (2010) by Christopher Nolan, and I believe it was inspired by Paprika to some extent! )

Here’s the trailer:

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