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Vyacheslav Mishchenko Captures Larger-Than-Life Snails

Vyacheslav Mishchenko Captures Larger-Than-Life Snails

Often forgotten due to their size and slimy nature, the dos and don’ts of snail life have now been exposed through Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko‘s macro lens. The beautiful close-ups change our perceptions of the plant-destroying goo-in-a-shell, making their lifestyle look quite idyllic and the creatures quite adorable.
Beyonce Crashes Solange's Stage & More | Coachella 2014

Beyonce Crashes Solange’s Stage & More | Coachella 2014

If it wasn’t for Pearl Jam, Coachella might not exist — at least not how we know it today. In 1993 the Seattle band boycotted ticket master due to their monopolizing redistribution system and staged an alternative concert at the Empire Polo Club, establishing the venue as a suitable place...
Images of the Week | April

Images of the Week | April

Every week, we add four more images from onesmallseed.net to the relevant month’s gallery collection on onesmallseed.com. All images are the featured works of members of one small seed network, our creative online community. To have your work featured here, simply sign up as a member and start uploading! Week...
Original Swimming Party Release Their New EP

Original Swimming Party Release Their New EP

Made up of Jeremy de Tolly of the Dirty Skirts, Thomas Glendinning and Greg Abrahams, Original Swimming Party is a new music project that defines itself as ‘experimental electronica’. While Thom Yorke’s influence is recognizable in de Tolly’s mood-setting vocals, the trio’s Blue EP is definitely full of experiments and...
Little Dragon Release New Track 'Paris'

Little Dragon Release New Track ‘Paris’

After releasing ‘Klap Klap’ earlier in 2014, Little Dragon have now shared a second track called ‘Paris’ off their upcoming fourth album Nabuma Rubberband out on 12 May in the UK and 13 May in the US. The beat-y track is fit for the club and Yukimi Nagano’s melody-mastering voice...
Album of the Week | Ilse Moore

Album of the Week | Ilse Moore

This week’s Album of the Week is entitled The Performer | Part 1 and is by onesmallseed.net member Ilse Moore. Ilse describes the project, saying ‘the Performer actually happened during an impromptu shoot weekend away in Groot Mariko. Johan Baird, who is a stage and film actor and screenwriter, donned...
Selected Creative | Charles Harry Mackenzie

Selected Creative | Charles Harry Mackenzie

What exactly is a Selected Creative? It’s a one small seed initiative that takes talented, local artists and provides them with a platform to show their work. A Selected Creative needs to offer something fresh and intriguing in terms of technique, concept and execution. This week we are excited to...
Lindiwe Suttle's Kamikaze Art Takes Off in Germany

Lindiwe Suttle’s Kamikaze Art Takes Off in Germany

South African singer-songwriter Lindiwe Suttle has released her debut Kamikaze Art on 4 April 2014, and has received quite a bit of German press around her new relationship with German rock/pop star Marius Mueller-Westernhagen. Do you need a celebrity at your side to make it big? It probably helps, but...
City of Cape Town Logo | A Welcomed Alternative

City of Cape Town Logo | A Welcomed Alternative

About a month ago, our Editor-in-Chief Giuseppe Russo, shared his critical design opinion about the new City of Cape Town logo in this post. We got a great amount of feedback and following that post, there has since been ongoing controversy and press on the topic. Basically, people feel that...
Selected Creative | YasMoosa

Selected Creative | YasMoosa

What exactly is a Selected Creative? It’s a one small seed initiative that takes talented, local artists and provides them with a platform to show their work. A Selected Creative needs to offer something fresh and intriguing in terms of technique, concept and execution. This week we are excited to...
This Is Mint | New HAEZER Video

This Is Mint | New HAEZER Video

Hailing from Cape Town, HAEZER is undoubtably one of the top exports of the SA electronic dance scene. He has been producing his signature trash/electro sound since late 2008, and we love it. Today marks the release of his newest music video, Minted. The video is set in the derelict...
Future Gods Presents Nina Kraviz Live in SA | COMPETITION

Future Gods Presents Nina Kraviz Live in SA | COMPETITION

The Future Gods shows by event organisers Raymond Bloom and Juaan Ferreira — who have brought the Godskitchen brand to SA with some of the biggest names in electronic music — is an initiative to entertain an edgier crowd and give South Africans a taste of what the global electronic...
Fools Rush In | Origins of April Fools' Day

Fools Rush In | Origins of April Fools’ Day

Sure, it’s not the most beloved holiday of all, but there’s a certain charm to today, aka April Fools’ Day. Whether you’ve been trying to make people laugh or just hating on today just a little bit, this informal holiday has long been celebrated every year on 1st April and...
Album of the Week | April 01

Album of the Week | April 01

This week’s Album of the Week is entitled First Ritual and is by onesmallseed.net member Jes Hunter. Jes explains that this photoshoot was based on the idea of a witch coven, out in the woods, with the so-called ‘witches’ partaking in a ritual or seance. She says, ‘The male figure...
Remember that Amazing Fatboy Slim Video with Christopher Walken?

Remember that Amazing Fatboy Slim Video with Christopher Walken?

Christopher Walken is a cameo legend. He’s popped up in countless films over his career, but without question, our favourite cameo is his stint in Fatboy Slim‘s ‘Weapon of Choice’ music video. This six-time 2001 MTV Video Music Awards-winning video features Walken dancing and flying around a deserted Los Angeles...
Images of the Week | March

Images of the Week | March

Every week, we add four more images from onesmallseed.net to the relevant month’s gallery collection on onesmallseed.com. All images are the featured works of members of one small seed network, our creative online community. To have your work featured here, simply sign up as a member and start uploading! Week...
Best of the Month | Blog Posts

Best of the Month | Blog Posts

We’ve had a busy month, full of exciting contributions from our talented onesmallseed.net members and interesting posts about current events and happenings, ranging from art to people and news. Check out our selection of the most popular blog posts of the month for a round up of March: 1) CITY...
Pharrell Makes the World Happy

Pharrell Makes the World Happy

Admit it — in the last month or so, you’ve bobbed your head to Pharrell William‘s most recent hit song Happy at least once. Written as the lead single for both Pharrell’s newest 2014 album G I R L, and for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album, this song has...
Selected Creative | March 04

Selected Creative | March 04

What exactly is a Selected Creative? It’s a one small seed initiative that takes talented, local artists and provides them with a platform to show their work. A Selected Creative needs to offer something fresh and intriguing in terms of technique, concept and execution. This week we are excited to...
Album of the Week | March 04

Album of the Week | March 04

This week’s Album of the Week is entitled Black & White and is by onesmallseed.net member Ollie. We love this album for its beautiful, crisp imagery, and how Ollie has managed to capture the feeling of every location, especially considering all the images are in black and white. Join onesmallseed.net...
Share The Love | Secret Love Project 2014

Share The Love | Secret Love Project 2014

As with those crystal balls that still hang off various inner city streetlights, you might be wondering what’s with all the heart signs spray-painted and stuck up around our city as of late? Local artist, Michael Elion, is back with another project that’s taking over our CBD. As a social...
Selected Creative | March 03

Selected Creative | March 03

What exactly is a Selected Creative? It’s a one small seed initiative that takes talented, local artists and provides them with a platform to show their work. A Selected Creative needs to offer something fresh and intriguing in terms of technique, concept and execution. This week we are excited to...
Saman Kesh x Placebo | Can You Solve The Mystery?

Saman Kesh x Placebo | Can You Solve The Mystery?

Although Saman Kesh developed a fascination to ‘visually lie’ early on, he first made some significant moves toward filmmaking when he was 18. After he decided to give up his focus on business to study at the Art Center College of Design, he went on to win SXSW Best Music...
The Most Remote Afrikaans Community | Documentary

The Most Remote Afrikaans Community | Documentary

The Boers at the End of the World: Teaser from The Good Work Picture Company on Vimeo. In the early 1900s, 600 Afrikaner Boers set off on a move to a remote corner of Patagonia to start a new life. Lured by the prospect of free land and a new...
Album of the Week | March 03

Album of the Week | March 03

This week’s Album of the Week is entitled Elegance – Fashion Portraits and is by onesmallseed.net member Samantha Hanlon. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark 2, Samantha explains that she shot in colour and converted to black and white in post production, ‘The shoot actually started out as beauty shots...
War Drags You Out | Saint Hoax Artist

War Drags You Out | Saint Hoax Artist

Saint Hoax is a pseudonymous Middle Eastern artist making waves in the art world right now. After attending a drag show for the first time, Saint Hoax claims to have realised that the faux queens on stage actually have a lot in common with world leaders, including a flamboyant name,...
Aliens on Planet Earth

Aliens on Planet Earth

It took photographer Iwan Susanto from Tangerang, Indonesia, ten minutes each to take pictures of what look like extraterrestrial visitors posing for a portrait. They are — you might have guessed — in fact extreme close-ups of insects who are just five centimetres away from the lens. The colourful images...
Matthew McConaughey | Dance Remix Adds To Oscar Triumph

Matthew McConaughey | Dance Remix Adds To Oscar Triumph

Matthew McConaughey‘s chest thump in The Wolf of Wall Street might not have earned him an Oscar for this film, but the internet sure as heck rolled out its red carpet — in the form of virality. And now, thanks to Jonny Wilson a.k.a. Eclectic Method, the thump was turned...
Placebo | Alternate Director Videos

Placebo | Alternate Director Videos

For the release of their seventh studio album Loud Like Love last year, teen-angst rockers Placebo brought out an internet show titled ‘LLLTV’ streamed live from the YouTube Studios in London. It was the first YouTube live stream of its kind, featuring the band performing new and old audience favourites,...
Album of the Week | March 02

Album of the Week | March 02

This week’s Album of the Week is entitled ‘Forces of Nature’ and is by onesmallseed.net member Neil Acid. Neil describes her album as an exploration of self-similar patterns – ‘fractals of chaos’. We love the beautiful colours and strong movement within the images – an original approach to a somewhat...
A Masterpiece by Madonna, Steven Klein, Vice & BitTorrent

A Masterpiece by Madonna, Steven Klein, Vice & BitTorrent

We’re not shy to say that, stylistically speaking, we love everything about Madonna’s 17-minute short film. In September last year, the 55-year-old superstar released her secretprojectrevolution, a film she co-directed with Steven Klein. Shot beautifully on a Red camera and entirely in black and white, the cinematography, soundtrack and communication...
First Puma Select Store Opens in SA

First Puma Select Store Opens in SA

On 6 March 2014 PUMA opened its first PUMA SELECT pop-up store at 137 Bree Street, Cape Town. Igniting a creative spark for World Design Capital 2014, the spot was designed by 3D industrial designer Ben Wilson (Wilson Brothers) in collaboration with Adam Brinkworth of interior and architectural design agency...
Selected Creatives | March 01

Selected Creatives | March 01

What exactly is a Selected Creative? It’s a one small seed initiative that takes talented, local artists and provides them with a platform to show their work. A Selected Creative needs to offer something fresh and intriguing in terms of technique, concept and execution. This week we are excited to...
New Release: The Pixies | 'Greens and Blues'

New Release: The Pixies | ‘Greens and Blues’

Seemingly taking a break from loud-quiet-loud, The Pixies’ new track ‘Greens and Blues’ is a mellow track more suitable to unwind to on the couch than in the mosh pit. The nostalgic fan might get teary eyed remembering Black Francis screaming ‘then god is seeeveeen’ or ‘debaseeeer’ and call the...
Album of the Week | March 01

Album of the Week | March 01

This week’s Album of the Week is entitled ‘Is this Freedom?’ and is by onesmallseed.net member Chantal de Jager. Chantal describes her album as a bit of an experimental endeavour, saying ‘I wanted to explore the concept of actual weightlessness, not something that was photoshopped and how that effects the...
The Realest Rainbow Nation of them All

The Realest Rainbow Nation of them All

Here’s a thought: take any field — be it history, art, literature, sport, music, architecture, fashion, or film — and we practically guarantee that you will find an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) individual in at least one of the categories who has had an impact on your everyday life...
2Cellos | 'Thunderstruck' Crescendo

2Cellos | ‘Thunderstruck’ Crescendo

Having achieved a steady online-following after their version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal‘ went viral, Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser of 2Cellos have created another stir with their newest cover. This time, a theatre filled with well-behaved medieval-clad ladies and gents is entertained by the duo’s version of...
City of Cape Town’s New Logo | Two Steps Back?

City of Cape Town’s New Logo | Two Steps Back?

Logos define brands. Think Coca-Cola, Apple, or McDonald’s – what do you instantly picture? Right, their logos. A logo has the power to create a brand association because it is what sticks in people’s minds. So it came as quite a surprise when, just over a week ago, Executive Mayor...
The LEGO Movie | This Ain’t Child’s Play

The LEGO Movie | This Ain’t Child’s Play

It’s been dubbed ‘the greatest commercial in history’, coming in at an impressive 100-minutes and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The Lego Movie, initially released at the start of this month, is already a blockbuster hit, bringing in $69 million in its opening weekend. As one of the...
Beatenberg | Beaten Everyone To It

Beatenberg | Beaten Everyone To It

Beatenberg has a lot to be proud of right now. As a local Cape-Town band consisting of singer and guitarist Matthew Field, bass player Ross Dorkin and drummer Robin Brink, their indie-pop music has been appearing more and more on our radio frequencies, with the melodic guitar twangs of their...
The Street Store | Taking the Clothes off your Back

The Street Store | Taking the Clothes off your Back

The Street Store – the world’s first rent-free, premise-free, pop-up charity store began in January this year. Started right in the heart of Cape Town by Max Pazak and Kayli Vee Levitan, the idea is to set up temporary spaces where clothes can be given away to the poor through...
Love is African | Loux The Vintage Guru

Love is African | Loux The Vintage Guru

His style being reminiscent of the Congolese sapeurs, Loux — a self-proclaimed hipster — aims to put African fashion into the spotlight by collecting and designing retro clothing and documenting it in beautiful photographs on his tumblr. He’s currently collaborating with Khumbula — a group of stylists and designers from...
COMPETITION: MAKE-BELIEVE presents LUCID ILLUSIONS

COMPETITION: MAKE-BELIEVE presents LUCID ILLUSIONS

MAKE-BELIEVE presents LUCID ILLUSIONS happens on 22 February at the Nelson’s Creek Wine Estate with a crisp swimming pool surrounded by idyllic grass lawns. On the line-up are PHAT JACK (The Warm-Up/Jhb), SOUND SENSIBLE, (Toy-Toy / Jhb), Afterlife AV, Black Book, Bruno Morphet, Helmut J, One Track Mike, Sadhu Sensi...
GAP GOES BACK TO BLUE

GAP GOES BACK TO BLUE

To celebrate its heritage, Gap launches the global campaign ‘Back to Blue’. According to Seth Farbman, Gap’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, ‘Back to Blue means getting back to what matters most – our truest selves, when we are most comfortable in our own skin.’ The collection includes iconic denim pieces...
Kaveh Golestan | 'The Citadel'

Kaveh Golestan | ‘The Citadel’

From 1975 – 1977, Iranian documentary photographer Kaveh Golestan took photographs of women working in the Citadel of Shahr-e No, the red light district of Teheran. Although his jarring realism and artsy street photography has influenced many Iranian artists, it has not been prized to the same extent in Europe....
Barneys New York | Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters

Barneys New York | Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters

The luxury retailer Barneys New York has dared to do something different for its new campaign Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters and cast transgender models for a fashion shoot by Bruce Weber. According to Dennis Freedman, the creative director of Barneys, the transgender community has been neglected in recent history....
Adidas | Stan is Back

Adidas | Stan is Back

In the mid-1960s adidas‘ iconic Stan Smith tennis shoe was developed for French player Robert Haillet, by the start of the 70s Stan Smith‘s name was added to the sneaker and went on to become adorned with the trademark silhouetted image of Smith’s moustachioed face on the tongue of every...
Philippe Halsman |  Astonish Me! at Musée de l’Elysée

Philippe Halsman | Astonish Me! at Musée de l’Elysée

From 29 January to 11 May, Musée de l’Elysée will exhibit photographer Philippe Halsman‘s collection of extraordinary work, starting with first beginnings in 1930s Paris to his breakthrough phase in New York between 1940 and 1970. Within nine years Halsman became one of the most famous portrait photographer in Paris...
WIN: CAPE TOWN ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014

WIN: CAPE TOWN ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014

The third edition of the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival kicks off on 4 February 2014 and will run through until 9 February 2014. Headliners are deep house don Dixon (Germany), drum ‘n bass trio Noisia (Netherlands) and hip hop pioneer DJ The Original Jazzy Jay (US). What’s more, before...
Gangs of Ballet | 'Everyone Must Come & Say Hello To Us'

Gangs of Ballet | ‘Everyone Must Come & Say Hello To Us’

Gangs of Ballet have had a great 2013. They’ve been playing every festival that matters, touring all around and flying the (metaphorical) Durban flag wherever they go. After Rocking The Daisies the boys decided to spend a few extra days in Cape Town, so that’s where we found out which...
ISSUE 01: CULT OF SELF MAGAZINE

ISSUE 01: CULT OF SELF MAGAZINE

Cult of Self – in collaboration with Levi’s® – celebrates individuality and authenticity through focusing on specific subcultures. Through featuring content around tattoos, customized bikes (fixies etc.), café racers and skateboarding the aim is to cultivate a visual conversation around the individuals, groups and initiatives that encourage self-awareness. To make...
Interview | Red Huxley's American Dream

Interview | Red Huxley’s American Dream

Dylan Jones (Vocals and Guitar), Matthew Pullen (Bass) and Murray Stephenson (Drums) of Red Huxley recently made a much-dreamed-of rock’n'roll fairytale reality. After giving their EP to Dave Catching of the Eagles of Death Metal and Queens of the Stone Age at One Night in Cape Town, they got the...
The True Holi Colours

The True Holi Colours

With 2013′s We Are One Colour Festival and The Colour Run, South Africa has joined the global dye-tossing trend. Locally as well as globally the Hindu tradition-inspired events have, however, not gone down without controversy. We Are One Colour Festival — initially Holi One Colour Festival — omitted ‘Holi’ from...
EVERYBODY STREET | NYC IN FRAMES

EVERYBODY STREET | NYC IN FRAMES

Everybody Street is a documentary by photographer and documentarian Cheryl Dunn that pays homage to one of the most culturally and visually stimulating cities — the sometimes mean but always mighty New York City. Being a drawcard for impulsive adventurers from across the globe and rich in history as well...
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Vyacheslav Mishchenko Captures Larger-Than-Life Snails

Often forgotten due to their size and slimy nature, the dos and don’ts of snail life have now been exposed through Ukrainian photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko‘s macro lens. The beautiful close-ups change our perceptions of the plant-destroying goo-in-a-shell, making their lifestyle look quite idyllic and the creatures quite adorable.

Diesel | The A-Z of Dancing

Diesel‘s new ad, featuring well-known dancers showing us the world’s fav moves in alphabetical order, has made its rounds on the net since it was first published on 11 April. This is probably due to the coolheaded but catchy ‘Wut’ by rapper Leif and the uber-cool boogying accompanying it, but also because — from rhumba...

Beyonce Crashes Solange’s Stage & More | Coachella 2014

If it wasn’t for Pearl Jam, Coachella might not exist — at least not how we know it today. In 1993 the Seattle band boycotted ticket master due to their monopolizing redistribution system and staged an alternative concert at the Empire Polo Club, establishing the venue as a suitable place for live music. Coachella now...

Original Swimming Party Release Their New EP

Made up of Jeremy de Tolly of the Dirty Skirts, Thomas Glendinning and Greg Abrahams, Original Swimming Party is a new music project that defines itself as ‘experimental electronica’. While Thom Yorke’s influence is recognizable in de Tolly’s mood-setting vocals, the trio’s Blue EP is definitely full of experiments and not void of novelty. It’s...

one small seed x adidas | A Collaborative Fashion Shoot

Thanks to adidas Originals we had the pleasure to style our very own look with items selected from the new adidas Originals Women’s Collection. We absolutely loved the World Cup 2014-anticipating Brazilian-style prints by The Farm Company, so incorporating them into the shoot was a must. The rest just flowed from there, and now we...

Little Dragon Release New Track ‘Paris’

After releasing ‘Klap Klap’ earlier in 2014, Little Dragon have now shared a second track called ‘Paris’ off their upcoming fourth album Nabuma Rubberband out on 12 May in the UK and 13 May in the US. The beat-y track is fit for the club and Yukimi Nagano’s melody-mastering voice is, of course, as dazzling...

Album of the Week | Ilse Moore

This week’s Album of the Week is entitled The Performer | Part 1 and is by onesmallseed.net member Ilse Moore. Ilse describes the project, saying ‘the Performer actually happened during an impromptu shoot weekend away in Groot Mariko. Johan Baird, who is a stage and film actor and screenwriter, donned his suit and we went...

Selected Creative | Charles Harry Mackenzie

What exactly is a Selected Creative? It’s a one small seed initiative that takes talented, local artists and provides them with a platform to show their work. A Selected Creative needs to offer something fresh and intriguing in terms of technique, concept and execution. This week we are excited to present our newest Selected Creative,...

Lindiwe Suttle’s Kamikaze Art Takes Off in Germany

South African singer-songwriter Lindiwe Suttle has released her debut Kamikaze Art on 4 April 2014, and has received quite a bit of German press around her new relationship with German rock/pop star Marius Mueller-Westernhagen. Do you need a celebrity at your side to make it big? It probably helps, but Kamikaze Art nonetheless contains songs...

Selected Creative | YasMoosa

What exactly is a Selected Creative? It’s a one small seed initiative that takes talented, local artists and provides them with a platform to show their work. A Selected Creative needs to offer something fresh and intriguing in terms of technique, concept and execution. This week we are excited to present our newest Selected Creative,...

This Is Mint | New HAEZER Video

Hailing from Cape Town, HAEZER is undoubtably one of the top exports of the SA electronic dance scene. He has been producing his signature trash/electro sound since late 2008, and we love it. Today marks the release of his newest music video, Minted. The video is set in the derelict buildings of Johannesburg, and follows...