Kitchenette: Food Business Incubator


inspired by 5 cool food incubators in the US

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Inspired Sound: Bondax

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Film: Looper


Time Travel has always been such an exciting concept to play around with. For me the fixation probably began with Marty Mcfly in Back To The Future. Since then I’ve been fascinated with the idea and it’s different interpretations: The Butterfly Effect, LOST, Heroes, Harry Potter, JJ’s Star Trek, Time Traveler’s Wife etc etc.

The fundamental question that always comes up is: can we change the past to change the future? Or has the future’s manipulation of the past already happened? Are we on an inevitable path of Fate & Destiny or can we exercise our Free Will by making different decisions that create alternative (not always better) outcomes.

Looper was an unexpectedly great and well thought out movie that plays with all the familiar concepts in really new and interesting ways. For example everyone knows that the golden rule of time travel is YOU DO NOT MEET YOUR SELF. Well, Looper looks that one squarely in the eye and defies it.

A very well executed film with a really great cast, clever style (nostalgia for simpler times in a futuristic world) and a thought out story line that doesn’t run ahead of itself. As a bonus it is filled with honest “i didn’t expect that” moments that keeps you guessing on how it’s going to end. A modern rarity.

Sorry Nolan you got beat this year.

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Helios: The Gaslamp Killer

Assigned to Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder Label he is known as the crazy-eyed crazy-haired  Low End Theory L.A resident. I posted a video of him earlier on the blog. The music he creates his haunting mid-eastern influenced blended form of sci-fi hip hop dubstep. you can’t classify fairly.

whats so great about him? here’s an exerpt from a recent interview

GLK: “For me, I don’t partake in any drugs or alcohol and have not for 4 months. I am trying to continue to do so for a while. I’m focused on feeling energy from the audience and I’m addicted to that high and I want to share my music with as many people as I can, perform for as many people as I can. I find that that’s what makes me most happiest in the world; is creating music and playing it for people. Being able to play my friends’ music for large crowds and stuff like that. It’s what moves me, it’s what drives me. That’s what I enjoy the most, that’s what gets me going.

I find that young people are pretty much the same all over the world. Everybody goes to shows to escape. Everybody goes to hear music to try to catch some kind of spirit and be free from their stress and their worry and their day to day issues and their humanity. The reason why I go out to hear music is because we don’t have tribal ceremonies anymore where everybody gets together and a band will lead a community into a trance. We don’t have that anymore but human beings are constantly looking for that peace inside them. They’re constantly looking for that togetherness. They’re constantly looking to go into trance with their community and find freedom in their spirit and their mind without having to be locked in their body that has to go to work everyday and has to deal with the dramas of boys and girls and relationships, and has to go through all this stupid bullshit. We just want to be let free from that and everybody’s trying to get that from going out and myself included.

We don’t have that tribal society where that happens anymore and I think that’s a integral part of humanity and being a human being in general. Like wanting to escape your body and be free. I believe that is what drives people who generally are broke and can’t even afford a movie ticket, they would rather pay to go to a show and break free in a show. That’s where they want to spend their money even if they’re are hella broke they still wait in line and pay for Low End Theory because they want to be a part of that and I think all of us as human beings need that.”

I love that spirit and agree with his sentiments. We do want something to belong to, a tribe, we want to express ourselves through our hips and feet. We may live organised, calculated lives but once in a while we just want to lose it to a ridiculous beat in a crowd where no is watching or caring. Momentarily transported to a different planet.

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Helios: Mary Anne Hobbs

Experimental and pioneering radio host formerly of BBC Radio 1 and now of xfm continues to push the boundaries on what she can play on primetime air. Just listening to her show you hear her soothing voice drips with passion and appreciation of the life she lives and the music she encounters. She gives every track she plays it utmost respect and is deeply engaged in the way music and sound has been evolving in the last few years. Watch as she tells her amazing story and see why I admire her so much:

on Twitter: @maryannehobbs
on WordPress: maryannehobbs

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Helios: Building Character

A friend of mine asked me recently who are my heroes. I have many in the various genres that matter to me in my life – Social Entrepreneurs, Community Leaders, Activists, Artists, Ted Speakers, Thought Pioneers

Heroes are those who rise up to meet their human potential, driven by true intent and passion. For me, in addition to that, a hero is someone who remains grounded and level headed whether they are in the highs of success of the depths of failure. Those empowered yet sensitive individuals that manage to maintain a sense of humility even as they surf the waves of success. It’s not an easy task not to be pulled by the blackholes of fame and fortune but those who surpass it hold my utmost respect. The kind of people who, despite being engaged in a million different ways simultaneously, will take time to talk to strangers, to children and look each one squarely in the eye. Those people who will meet you once and remember your name, and give you their full attention when they converse with you. Heroes are those whose minds are open to others, while also having strong conviction for themselves and their own work. That stand on that super fine balance between confidence and arrogance.

As I said I have many many heroes in all different sectors of life. As I continue to curate this blog I want to showcase some heroes that inspire me and try to extract why. As stated somewhere before, this blog mainly for myself and in this case I want to do this in order to remind myself what makes a great character.

For me anyone is a hero if they communicate through their soul, if they tap into that creative energy that everyone has and craft something out of it. Whether it’s a business or a music track, the diversity of expression colours our world.

1. Mary Anne Hobbs

2. The Gaslamp Killer

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Burning Man 2012: Singularity Transmissions

As Burning Man 2012 approaches I want to highlight the most inspiring part of Black Rock City- the Installation Art that is scattered across the Desert. People spend over a year preparing, conceptualising and building these enormous projects with a team of designers, engineers, constructors and other creatives to bring these wacky ideas to life.



“Singularity Transmissions is a sculptural interactive tower designed to simultaneously converge the voices of up to 15  individuals into one unified transmission through the use of tin-can phones. The crude analog phone  transmission is recorded digitally  at the towers soundboard apex in real-time and output into a womb-like listening chamber at the towers base. The echoing quality of the purely analog and nostalgic tin can phone brings the participants back to a  simpler thread of humanity. Experiencing  the listening chamber one may pick up the intimate vibrations of a subtle song, a boisterous speech, a declaration of humanity, or screams of exuberance all layered upon each other in a Playa stream of consciousness.”

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Creative Confidence

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Dub Fx Creating A World For The Open Minded

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Sandbox Playbook 2012

“What is a career? What does it take to be successful? How can smart and dedicated people change the world? These were merely some of the questions asked by 200 young leaders at the first Sandbox Global Summit in Lisbon.”

“We curated their insights and are excited to announce the release of the Sandbox Playbook in collaboration with Bloomberg Businessweek. The Playbook contains rules, principles and recommendations for an entrepreneurial life and is a manifestation of the diversity and passion displayed by Sandboxers around the world.”

Via Sandbox Network – a community of ambitious changemakers

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