A Pack of Gifts Now

Rudolph meets Coppola. Thanks for supporting The Barrel in 2014, Merry Xmas!

This Guy Has Balls

Hey, everyone needs a hobby right? This guy makes balls.

Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky

Short film for 'Iron Sky' by Paolo Nutini directed by Daniel Wolfe. NSFW
Thanks to Paul S.


A beautiful short film by Erik Wernquist that depictsis a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like.

I've fallen, and I can't get up!

Can't. Stop. Watching. Animator Dave Fothergill has some fun testing a new crowd dynamics plug-in for Maya.

Brunettes Shoot Blondes - Knock Knock

Sweet video for Brunettes Shoot Blondes new track 'Knock Knock' which was apparently all filmed in real time using animation on iPhones and iPads.

Mutant Giant Spider

Prank videos have been getting pretty lame of late but this is pretty awesome.

Ryman Eco Font

Ryman Eco is the worlds first ecologically sound font and is very, very clever. It uses less ink without compromising legibility. All the more ink left over for Ryman's cool arm tattoos.

Paris through Pentax

Paris seen through the viewfinder of the legendary Pentax 67 camera.

Madden Season

"Blah blah blah bladiddy blah, Madden"

Mike Tyson Mysteries

I can only imagine the elevator pitch for Adult Swim's latest offering was 'just think Scooby Doo but with Mike Tyson in it'.

Victor Nunes Faces

Portugese artist Victor Nunes creates playful illustrations using everyday objects. See more here.

Breaking Bad meets Seinfeld

Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus walk into a pawn shop and one of them says to the other...

Chet Faker - Gold

Pretty new video for Chet Faker's tune 'Gold' directed by Hiro Murai. It's like the beautiful love child of Bat for Lashes 'What's a Girl To Do' and Beyoncé's 'Single Ladies'.

Mad Max 4 First Trailer

The first look at Mad Max 4 Fury Road looks pretty damned epic.


As we wait in the Sydney for Summer to return, we can still dream of the Summery deliciousness that is Creamlapse.

Weird Al - Word Crimes

Day two in Weird Al's #8videosin8days brings the beautifully animated 'Word Crimes'.

She's Bad

New clip from wunderkind French producer Juan de Guillebon, AKA Dye. NSFW if extremely suggestive silhouettes offend.

Weird Al Returns

Any child of the 80's has fond memories Weird Al Yankovic. He cracked the simple but effective formula of putting funny words to songs everyone already new. This cameo studded offering is the first in a series of 8 videos to be released in the next 8 days. Welcome back to our hearts Al.

Look mum, no hands.

If everyone put their pants on like this, the world would surely be a better place.


Gloryhammer. The answer to the question "What do you get if a bunch of World of Warcraft players start a metal band".

Here we OK GO again

Latest OK GO clip with more optical illusions than you can poke an M.C. Escher book at.

Die Antwoord - Pit Bull Terrier

Die Antwoord's latest offering raises an awkward, terrified smile as always. I think a lot of people will say it's not as good as their old stuff but it really is another solid, well thought out and artistically inspired offering. Still way more interesting than almost every other music video you will see this year. It's a little on the gory side so if you can handle an episode of The Walking Dead you'll be fine, otherwise maybe give it a miss.

The A to Z of Television

A sweet little promo piece that pays homage to 80's television sitcoms. Created for SkyTV 'Jones!' Channel by Tom McCarten.

Jon Lajoie - Please Use This Song

Jon Lajoie's latest offering is about a subject that is close to our hearts.

The Sounds of Science

This Pyro Board is the coolest thing since that firey sign on the side of the nightclub in Wayne's World. Excellent.

Maxine Walters - Jamaican Dancehall Signs

Paul S. from The Monkeys recently had the pleasure of working with Maxine Walters, an executive film producer in Jamaica. Maxine also happens to be an avid collector of illegal Jamaican Dancehall signs. Check out more signs and a great interview with Maxine here.

Happy Friday - DJ Snake & Lil Jon

Sit back, relax and enjoy the absurd fun that is DJ Snake & Lil Jon's clip for 'Turn Down for What'. Slightly NSFW.
via Paul S.

Font Men

A really nice little piece on typographers Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones and their font making process.

Wes Anderson mini doco

Paul Walters' short documentary explores the life and career of film's offbeat director Wes Anderson.

Robot Table Tennis

This is the answer to the question "what do lonely Germans do in the cold winter months?"

Finding Vivian Maier

An amazing looking doco about the work of Vivian Maier and how it was found.

Talented Ms Mandy Smith

I love seeing friends succeed. Nothing makes me more motivated. I'm a firm believer in creativity feeding off creativity.
Mandy Smith is a super talented lady whose paper art is out of this world!

This picture is from her latest show called Paper Cuts

Mandy graduated from Central St Martins in London - worked as a creative at Wiedens before becoming a full time paper artist. She's a perfectionist - her sculptures are beautifully finished and would make great art pieces as much as wonderful set ups for your adverts. 

Love her!


Every now and then a Youtube video/audio mashup comes along that's worth 4 mins of your time. This is one of them.

Life long obsession with Ralph Lauren

Some call it love. Some call it crazies. I call it dedication to a worthy cause. 

Petro travels the world spreading his love of Ralph. It's a beautifully bizzare exploration of the world where riches and fame can get you anything and anywhere - it's wonderful and mesmerising.

My survival package has turned up today and it looks like this (batman and sunnies not included):

You can buy his stuff here:

Productive at all hours

Mesmerised. Hypnotized. And happy for hours on end.

Silicon Valley

Mike Judge (Beavis & Butthead, Office Space) has a new series coming to HBO based around Silicon Valley startup companies. Great Trailer.

Submerged Turntable

Beautiful submerged turntable art installation by artist Evan Holm.


There aren't many types of Zombies left for Hollywood to discover so it makes sense they have turned to creative word play as a source of inspiration.

Trend Generator

Are you a hipster in need of a hipster poster for your ultra cool hipster event? The Trend Generator iPhone app will have you finished and sipping soy lattes in a converted warehouse in no time.

Russian Police Get Lucky

The Russian authorities might be struggling with the winter games in Sochi at the moment but their Police choir can sing the hell out of a Daft Punk song. Thanks Barb.

Flexible Paper Sculptures

If you're in New York go check out these amazing flexible paper sculptures at Klein Sun Gallery by artist Li Hongbo.

Fashion Film

A funny little short by Matthew Frost, starring Lizzy Caplan for clothing brand Viva Vena.

Aliki Kirmitsi's imagery... a nice copywriting challenge

B E A U T Y - Animated Oils

Go full screen, turn the sound up and take a moment to enjoy these breathtaking animated oil paintings by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro.

How to Knock Off a Bag

David Munson, CEO of Saddleback Leather, gives some advice to those who want to rip off his high quality leather bags.


We don't know what this is or where it came from but we're glad it showed up. NSFW if your workplace doesn't like swears.