This weekend (Friday November 20th and Saturday November 21st) BFF is coming to Boston for an epic two day event. Come out Friday night at 7pm to the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge for Goldsprint challenges (and to support our boys at Open, natch), then follow up with us on Saturday for movies and short films inspired by the love and thrill of bikes at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Sq. For a complete list of showings, check out the main page here.
Hit up the afterparty at Flat Top Johnny’s @10pm to end the festival on the right note with all the right people.
What is BFF you ask?
“In 2001, Brendt Barbur, Founder and Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. Instead of being deterred by this experience, it inspired him to create a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and film. Now in its ninth year the festival is held in 39 cities worldwide. 250,000 people are expected to attend this year.
The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle in all forms and styles. If you can name it – Tall Bike Jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking Recumbents – we’ve probably either ridden or screened it. What better way to celebrate these lifestyles than through art, film, music and performance?
We bring together all aspects of bicycling to advocate its ability to transport us in various ways. Ultimately the BFF is about having a good time. We have been fortunate enough to include the work of established artists such as Jorgen Leth, Mike Mills, Jonas Mekas, Blonde Redhead, Swoon and Michel Gondry; as well as talented newcomers as part of our programming.”
Friday NOV 20, 2009
Middlesex Lounge- GOLDSPRINTS
7pm – 2am
315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Sprints at 7:30pm with DJ Mayhem
Afterparty starting 9:30pm with internationally renowned DJ BREK.one
Saturday NOV 21, 2009
Brattle Theatre- SCREENINGS
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square
Flat Top Johnny’s- AFTERPARTY
One Kendall Square Building 200
Cambridge , MA 02139
peep the trailer for BFF 2009
Growing up in a household full of grease, rust, tools & builders I learned at a very young age to have respect for nice things and especially nice motorcycles. Below is a small collection of bikes I dream of….
Shoes and champagne: two of a girls’ favorite things. Brought together now by champagne makers Piper Heidsieck in a collaboration with Christian Louboutin. The two have teamed up to produce a box set titled “Le Rituel” that consists of a bottle of champagne and a glass shoe designed by Christian Louboutin. The box set will be exclusively available through colette from October 26th. Perfect request as a present, ladies.
Okay so I had a recent conversation with a friend about how mechnically engineered thinger mabobs were gonna take over the world and slowly (but surely) replace the need of a human work force.
And of course, Japans science and computer engineering develops something that is just that: replacement.
I mean, I know that this is still something that is in beta form and needs a lot of tweaks and changes, but the fact that this is even in creation astounds me. Its creepy on so many levels but definitely is broadening the horizons in terms of engineering. And it’s understood that there is a shortage of medical faculty in Japan, so this is their attempts of providing for the disadvantages is being short staffed. Crazy, yet effective.
The robo bear (RIBA- Robot for Interactive Body Assistance) is created and being developed by Japan’s Institute of Physical and Chemical Research. It can carry up to 135lbs and can transport patients out of bed or a wheelchair and has urethane foam padding to add comfort to patients.
…can you see Simone of TokiDoki doing a collaboration with Japanese hospitals to design these bears?
to read more about the specs and to learn about its phenomenal sensors and upgrades…read it here!
thanks DPD for informing about this!
As many of you know Evoker is one of my good friends, and I try and post about pretty much everything he does. Recently, he got a chance to team up with another one of favorite artists that I have also worked closely with MCA from Evil Design! Check out the new skateboard they did along with an interview/studio tour done by Juxtapoz Magazine. Click here to read the full article from Juxtapoz.
This Saturday, August 1st from 3-7pm stop by Union Square in Somerville for the Rock and Roll Yard Sale. This arts council sponsored outdoor event will feature: records, posters cd, vintage clothing and arts and crafts. Its a free event and everyone is welcome! For more details about event- click here.