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August
23
2020
Written by
Roxana Niculescu
Chance Croall
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You know when you see someone on stage, and you just know they were born to perform? Chance Croall is a force of nature like that – a solo rapper, musician, and drawing artist, based in tiny Lund, Sweden.

Music has always been his thing. Two years ago, his brother and two of his friends asked him over to a jam session. It's enough to see them live once to understand why they went from jamming to form the rap group, Mundane Experience.

Their raw talent, endless drive, and ability to stay focused on collaborating, developing, and creating, even in the toughest times, is something I believe we all can learn from.

The first time I got theMundane Experience was when they performed in a country house barn, somewhere wild and free in the very flat, but also very pretty Southern Sweden. You know that vibe when you've had all the food you could eat at the party, and it's hard to move? Everyone lazy-lounging with the countryside skyline all around, drinking drinks and talking talks. Everything changed when they started playing. The party resembled a "before and after" makeover experience. They give new energy—wavy jazzy hip-hop goodness.

Chance curated a badass playlist for us, and we're so thankful — a playlist for uncertain times. We hope it can bring out your inner strength, but also let you embrace things exactly as they are happening. Enjoy!

Oh, and by the way this year Chance also released his solo EP, Split Mind.

WE LOVE TO CONNECT PEOPLE

NAME Chance Croall

INSTAGRAM @chancuu & @mundaneexperience

SPOTIFY Chance Croall & Mundane Experience

SOUNDCLOUD Mundane Experience

YOUTUBE Mundane Experience

August
18
2020
Written by
the LULU—LAND Team
Ieva Vi
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Say hi to Ieva Vi. She's an incredibly talented designer, digital content creator, and visual communicator. In the coming months, she'll help us develop our email marketing strategy and step up our motion graphics and GIF game big time.

Everyone knows that you are supposed to receive a welcome email immediately after you have signed up for a newsletter—It's been on our to-do list forever—Ieva is totally going to make this happen. If you're already signed up, she's also the one who will make sure that you'll receive that occasional update that won't make you forget about us.

Ieva is originally from Lithuania but lives a digital nomad; working with what she loves the most, while traveling. She is curious and always ask interesting and well-informed questions that make us think and reflect.

In her spare time, you might find her with a camera at hand; she loves connecting with people and documenting memorable occasions.

Ieva is inspired by everything from scents like perfumes and the smell of Spring to calm and positive people, long walks in nature, and well … social media. However, like most of us she is painfully aware that it's a super powerful tool that can overwhelm you if you don't use your time wisely!

We hope that you'll notice the quirky motions on our platforms and smile next time you receive our newsletter, thanks to Ieva.

WE LOVE TO CONNECT PEOPLE

NAME Ieva Vi

INSTAGRAM @iamnotieva, @vilcinskaitee & @ievaviphoto

WEBSITE ievavi.com

PORTFOLIO ievaviphoto.com

August
19
2020
Written by
the LULU—LAND Team
Instagramlove #05
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#instagramlove is a series of posts where we share some of the accounts we enjoy following. We love accounts that leave us feeling inspired, motivated, and curious. Read more about the series and our view on Instagram here.

Most importantly,
don't forget to unfollow accounts
that make you feel like shit! 

Douglas Coupland is probably one of Canada's most celebrated contemporary artists, writers, and thinkers. Lately, his Instagram account has been filled with pieces from his exhibition "Everywhere Is Anywhere Is Anything Is Everything," and we simply love it. Coupland's work inspires you to question contemporary issues and suggests new ways of seeing the world with incisiveness and humor.

#instagramlove @purienne

Purienne is the Instagram account of the South African born, LA-based, Creative Director & Artist, Henrik Purienne. You'll find natural beauty, warm and exotic ambiance, interwoven with domestic and voyeuristic sexual imagery, converging between provocation and inspiration.

#instagramlove @lastresortgallery

Last Resort Gallery is a little contemporary gallery hidden in the back of the courtyard, in Borgergade 16, in the heart of Copenhagen.

Peter Amby, the owner of the gallery, has a knack for creating unexpected and eye-catching art experiences and wondrous spaces. You can schedule a visit to the current exhibition ‘Stay At Home’ here ...

... and buy most of the pieces by among other Andrés Reisinger (AR), Balder Olrik (DK), Established & Sons (UK), Fish Design & Gaetano Pesce (IT), Gun Gordillo (SE), Jinyeong Jeon (KR), Magni Moss (SE), Mandalaki Studio (IT), Manuel Tainha (PT), Oneseo (KR), Philippe Malouin (CA), Ry David Bradley (AU), WrongWoods (UK) in the online shop.

#instagramlove @thepangaia

PANGAIA is a materials science company on a mission to save the environment and environmental problems in the fashion and apparel industry. They describe themselves as a global collective of scientists, technologists, and designers who bring breakthrough textile innovations and patents into the world through everyday lifestyle products. PANGAIA's products are made with innovative smart technology, bio-engineered materials, and as many sustainable and recyclable elements as possible. But this isn't it, their vision is to drive change even further by sharing available technologies and materials with companies across different industries and take part in designing a better future.

PANGAIA; pan | pæn — gaia | gīə  — Pan: all-inclusive, especially in relation to the whole of a continent, racial group, or religion — Gaia: Mother Earth.

#instagramlove @jeppehein & @breathewithmeandtheworld

Jeppe Hein is a Danish artist based in Berlin. He is widely known for his production of experiential and interactive artworks positioned at the junction where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect. Unique in their formal simplicity and notable for their frequent use of humor. Jeppe Hein's works often feature surprising and captivating elements which place spectators at the center of events and focus on their experience and perception of the surrounding space.

Breathe With Me is Jeppe Hein's latest project, where he invites everyone to breathe with him while painting their own individual breaths in watercolor lines. Conscious breathing, yoga, and mindfulness became important elements in Jeppe's life after he experienced a personal breakdown almost ten years ago. He firmly believes that the awareness of his breath enables him to balance out the body and mind in all circumstances of life.

"Life begins with an inhale and ends with an exhale. In-between, we all breathe and live different lives. And yet, each breath keeps us together, connected, sharing the same air." — Jeppe Hein

WELL, THAT'S IT — AT LEAST FOR NOW

August
3
2020
Written by
the LULU—LAND Team
Nike: You Can't Stop Us
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NIKE "JUST DID IT" AGAIN ...

... in a way that makes us trust and like them even more. They officially unveiled the third installment of their "You Can't Stop Us" campaign with an incredible short film, comprising dynamic split-screen footage.

By detailing 36 pairings of athletes and relating the kinetic movement of one sport to another, they underscore commonalities shared by athletes around the world and unify the world's elite athletes, incl., Megan Rapinoe, LeBron James, Naomi Osaka, Eliud Kipchoge, Caster Semenya, Cristiano Ronaldo, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Serena Williams, Colin Kaepernick, and Kylian Mbappé, with everyday athletes through the spirit of competition.

Narrated by the American soccer player Megan Rapinoe, the spot celebrates sport as a source of inspiration for equality and change.

"We are never alone. And that is our strength. Because when we are doubted, we'll play as one. When we're held back, we'll go farther ... and harder. If we are not taken seriously, we'll prove that wrong. And if we don't fit the sport, we'll change the sport. We know things won't always go our way, "and the world's sporting events are postponed or canceled," but whatever it is, we'll find a way. And when things aren't fair, we'll come together for change. "We have a responsibility to make this world a better place." And no matter how bad it gets, we will always come back stronger. Because nothing can stop what we can do together. [You can't stop sport]"

Closed gyms and empty stadiums haven’t stopped athletes from pushing forward and using their platforms to help create change. Through those actions, sport shows us what an equal playing field looks like — and reminds us that a better future is possible.

“Players may be back on the pitch, but we are not going back to an old normal. We need to continue to reimagine this world and make it better,” says Rapinoe. “We have all these people in the streets, using their voices, and those voices are being heard. I ask people to be energized by this moment and not give up. I believe it’s everybody’s responsibility to advocate for change.”

At NIKE, the responsibility to advocate for change remains central to their purpose. They strive to bring innovation and inspiration to every athlete* in the world.

(* If you have a body, you are an athlete.) 

Their mission is what drives them to do everything possible to expand human potential; by creating groundbreaking sport innovations, making their products more sustainably, building a creative and diverse global team, and making a positive impact in communities where we live work.

At LULU—LAND, we admire their courage and are inspired by their work.

For more information on Nike efforts to make themselves, their teams, their communities, and the world better, visit purpose.nike.com.

NIKE: "YOU CAN'T STOP US" CAMPAIGN

FACTS ABOUT THE FILM

24 SPORTS REPERSENTED

53 ATHLETES

4,000 ACTION SEQUENCES RESEARCHED

72 FINAL SEQUENCES SELECTED

CREDITS

PRODUCED BY W+K PORTLAND FOR NIKE, INC.

PUBLISHED BY NIKE, INC. ON JULY 30 — 2020

© 2021 LULU—LAND ApS