Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Okay. I wasn't just a Panasonic new talent panelist, but also a judge at the Virgin Mobile Voscars where a bunch of us London bloggers got together and decided on our favourite viral video. Read lots more (than I have time to write at the moment) about the event at one of my fave blogs, Fake Plastic Noodles.
The winner? Jizz in My Pants. Yay!
Here's a list of all the contenders. Mostly hilarious stuff with lots of Obama homages too.
Jizz In My Pants
Diesel’s xXx SFW p0rn x
Cat Man Do
Investing in Wind Energy
BBC BinLaden Tape
Where the Hell is Matt?
TFL’s Cyclist Awareness
Marmite Breastfeeding Ad
Thriller on the Tube
Hamster on a Piano
Obama and Ellen
Banned Snickers Commercial featuring Mr. T
The Phone Call
Shop at Home Camera
Allah Made Me Funny
Jim Carrey on Ice
Do the Green Thing
My fave was probably the Diesel’s xXx SFW p0rn x vid. Anyhoo, I had a lot of fun participating and would love to do it again!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
... and this one to see us panelists pontificating about the winning piece:
And, of course, here's the winner! Cool.
Read more about the Panasonic and New Generation Talent here.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Okay, okay. So I'm a little late with this weekly review. But if you knew the kind of hellish Friday I'd had as well as how awesome my Saturday and Sunday were, you'd forgive me. Besides, I took off Friday night for a weekend in Berlin. There are plenty of other highlights that I wrote about during the past week or so. Be sure to take a second or two to sniff around my blogs. Thanks!
Anyway, for the rest of 08, I plan to squeeze out a few more posts. I'll keep the ontoLondon Daily Photos rolling into the New Year and will surely have some scrappy moments to share on my mobile tikichris to go blog. But for all intents and purposes the Tiki Chris blogs are on hiatus until 2009.
ontoLondon - ontoTravel - The Adventures of Tiki Chris - tikichris to go
Labels: weekly update
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Stay Free with Street Artist Sickboy (until 10th December)
December 4, 2008
... prolific street artist Sickboy stepped up to the challenge of wowing London’s jaded art mob with his first major solo exhibition- an exhibition that’s as defiant and provocative as it is fun and vibrant.
Read the complete Stay Free with Street Artist Sickboy review at Londonist.
Photos: Sick Boy's "Stay Free"
Photography by Chris Osburn
Tuesday, 09 December 2008
Stay Free is open to the general public through December 10, 2008 at The Tramshed in Shoreditch, London.
See all the Sick Boy's "Stay Free" photos at Juxtapoz.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Among the many entries, six were short listed last night by a panel of “social media, advertising and tech experts,” a panel which for some crazy reason included me. But don’t worry too much because the rest of the panel were super topnotch expert-y peeps:
- Head of Advertising at Panasonic, John Dixon;
- Beri Cheetham, Creative Director for Billington Cartmell;
- Oli Christie, Creative Director at Inbox digital agency;
- Rich Trenholm, reviewer for technology news site CNET;
- Social media and tech expert Ged Carroll;
- Guillaume Foutry, social media and photographer/design blogger;
- James from advertising and design site Spinning Around;
- Vice Magazine's Alice Judge-Talbot, an alternative culture and trend spotter magazine; and
- Matt Gierhart of advertising and creative sites Josh Spear and mattgierhart.com.
Very cool. Thanks to Panasonic, Young Creatives Network and PR agency onlinefire (hey Melanie!) for including me. As judges, we were given the very fun and somewhat challenging task of choosing the six pieces we deemed worthy of winning £6000 of Panasonic gear and perhaps playing a role in Panasonic's Viera campaign.
Sunday, December 07, 2008
(P)review: The Best of Barcelona’s Street Artists at Smithfield Gallery
by Chris Osburn
December 2, 2008
Barcelona XL engages the viewer with a variety of wonderful colours and an array of various styles which somehow work together in the same gallery space exceedingly well with no one artist or piece overshadowing the others. This is one exhibition you shouldn’t miss.
Read the complete Barcelona’s Street Artists at Smithfield Gallery review at Londonist.
Photos: "BCNXL, Barcelona XL: Homage to Catalonia"
Photography by Chris Osburn, London Correspondent
Friday, 05 December 2008
"I believe these artists have been inspired by the unique political and social culture of Catalonia, which faced many years of repression during the dictatorship of Franco," explains curator Janspivey.
See all thh Barcelona XL photos at Juxtapoz.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
As blogged about for Qype does London, Monday was a very fun night out sampling a variety of gin-based cocktails (featuring Whitley Neill gin). What I failed to mention was the night's Whitley Neill Top of the Tree Challenge angle and that it was all ultimately for a good cause. Of course, why should I, when Timinator’s already posted this:
In keeping with gin’s botanical makeup - and the company’s branding - the cocktails had to include only ingredients that come from trees and had to be served in bars that stock Whitley Neill gin. WN are also donating to Tree Aid based on the number of entrants they received.
I guess for me, enjoying a decent cocktail and celebrating the art of mixing a great drink are ends unto themselves. Anyhoo, here are the recipes of my favourite drinks from that evening (as well as info about the bar and bartenders who made these treats):
by Roberto De Vivo
Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
One Aldwych, WC2B 4RH
40ml of Whitley Neill15ml Noilly Prat vermouth15ml Maraschino infused with fresh cherriesGlass: MartiniMethod: Pour all ingredients in a shaker and shake well, double strain.
Garnish: 1 x large maraschino cherry at the bottom of the glass.
by Jay Lambert
26-29 Dean Street, W1D 3LL
Ingredients: 30 ml Whitley Neill25 ml Whitley Neill Tincture-Pink peppercorns-Grapefruit Zest-Liquorice10 ml white CacaoCampari (rinse)Glass: Pony/martiniMethod: Stir with ice (except Campari)and strain into a chilled pony glass rinsed with Campari.Twist orange or grapefruit zest over the glass from a height and discard.Garnish: No garnish.
by Julian de Feral
13 Kingly Court, W1B 5PW
Ingredients: 50ml Whitley Neill15ml Giffard Abricot15ml maple syrup20ml lime juice4 dashes chocolate bittersGlass: cocktailMethod: shake and strainGarnish: a chocolate maple leaf.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Labels: weekly update
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
November 28, 2008
... think darkly witty feminine broad strokes (that’s the Hera contribution) emboldened by the thoughtful and masculine touch ups of Akut.
Read the complete Herakut review at Londonist.
Photos: Herakut's "Dirty Laundry"
Photography by Chris Osburn, London Correspondent
Monday, 01 December 2008
If you can't make it to Convent Garden to see their stunning Dirty Laundry in person, don't worry, we've got all you need in more exhibit photos here.
See all of Herakut's "Dirty Laundry" photos at Juxtapoz.
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