Artís Coffee

I had never heard of Artís until I was reading a post from an old friend about how he had designed some pour over stands that were on sale at Artís.  That being said, I still had no idea where the store front was.  On one of our trips up North to visit family we stopped off at 4th street in Berkeley and I saw Artís on the block.  It’s an interesting store front, selling a lot more retail items than other storefronts.  So there is plenty of stuff to browse through.  My favorite part of Artís though, was that you pick your beans in their green state, and they flash roast a pound for you in a small air roaster.  Not sure what any coffee snob would think about that, however, I thought it was a pretty cool little feature, and I thought the beans tasted pretty great.

Go enjoy a pound:

Artís Coffee
1717B 4th Street,
Berkeley, CA 94710

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K and V Bake

I’m so stoked to be able to write about this for a few different reasons.  One of which being that this is some of the best bread I have had in Southern California (notoriously NOT good at sourdough’s).  The second of which is that these two are working on the business that I had always wanted to had but didn’t have the balls, or the skill.

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Courier Coffee Roasters

Good friends of mine took a trip up to the Pacific Northwest, and knowing that I’m a huge fan of finding all the small batch roasters in America.  They brought back a pound of the happy bean for me.  

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#MusicMonday: Spirit Family Reunion

I’m not really sure if “Music Monday” is actually going to be a thing or not.  But let’s just pretend for a minute that I’ve been doing it for years.  I got an email today mentioning that Spirit Family Reunion’s new record will be out in a week or so.  I’m really digging these three tracks they’re allowing you to preview until the actual record comes out.  

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Finding Welkin

It’s never a good thing to post at the end of a working day on a Friday.  (don’t think anyone looks at this stuff at this time.)  But I couldn’t let this one go until next week.  A really nicely prepared piece set to dialog from George Orwell’s 1984.  Well done, nicely got me ready to relax this weekend under the same sky as everyone else.

 

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Four In Four

This piece was posted on VSCO Journal just recently.  It’s a beautiful piece both visually and technically.  I don’t like to criticize at all but my only thought is that the quick cuts never really build to something at the end of the piece.  However, this is me, a commercial editor talking.  This could be a piece for a million different brands, and with the right voice over and brand to back it.  It could easily end up as a broadcast television spot, which in my opinion trumps any sort of criticism I could have at about the piece.

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Generic Brand Video

This is one of the most clever advertisements for a stock video footage website I’ve ever seen.  It made me want to browse the site for footage, or contribute with my own.  This may go over the heads of some people, but if you know what a brand video is or you’ve seen one like this, than your part of the “inside” joke.  Happy Tuesday.  I hope you’re cranking through the week.

 

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Ryan Tatar / 35MM Surf Photography

I’ve been following Ryan Tatar on Instagram and Twitter for a while now and have really loved some of the imagery.   Especially as I just wake up and being able to browse through the imagery he’s captured of waves and wave riders really changes your mood when you wake up.

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Popcorn

Just browsing the internet this morning and came across a beautifully done piece on popcorn for NPR.  I’m glad that my wife has finally come around to liking one of my favorite snacks since childhood.  Probably goes back to my mom making popcorn after school or for snack time.

Regardless of why I like popcorn so much, this is a fun way to get your Wednesday into gear.  POPCORN!

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Oil Man

There’s not much to say about this piece.  It’s beautifully shot and well put together.  They seem to have a formula set for what their work looks like at all times.  It’s so nice to be able to have that look and feel already ingrained in your being especially moving forward.  This piece is put together by people with a photography background and you can tell as most of the shots have a beautiful pace and feel.  Something that seems to be a rare commodity in this day and age.  Based in the Pacific Northwest.  Where it feels like all of the really great and highly stylized content is coming from.

 

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