Hobbits Take Flight Once Again In The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made

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In anticipation of the December release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Air New Zealand takes flight once again with Dwarves, Orcs, and Elves in The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.

Wrapping off a successful and exciting three-year collaboration with The Hobbit film series, Air New Zealand brings some of the Trilogy’s most beloved cast and crew, such as Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins), Dean O’Gorman (Fili the Dwarf), Sylvester McCoy (Radagast) and director Sir Peter Jackson, to a number of New Zealand’s Middle-earth locations for this in-flight safety video. Passengers, alongside other creatures from the Trilogy, embark on an epic journey through Middle-earth from their own seat.

The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made follows up the airline’s first Hobbit-inspired safety video, The Unexpected Briefing (2012).

Check out the video to discover how Air New Zealand can help make your journey to Middle-earth one you sure won’t soon forget. Then visit airnewzealand.com for the best offers to get you there.

Meet Perfection

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From seed to sip, every drop of Absolut Vodka is expertly crafted by generations of farmers and distillers from the small village of Åhus, Sweden — in a region with more than 400 years of superior vodka-making expertise. What’s their secret? High quality, locally sourced ingredients— pristine aquifer water & pure winter wheat (the latter carefully selected in partnership with 450 local farmers).

These high quality ingredients, in conjunction with the care and attention of a village that has been crafting vodka since 1879, results in a smooth, rich vodka that transforms any cocktail.

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Attention Artists, Designers and Creators

It's tough out there for working artists today. Finding the funding, resources and mentorship to realize your passion projects can feel overwhelming. Well, here's your opportunity. THE SPACE is a non-profit organization that provides artists with substantial funding, allowing them to bring their digital art ideas to fruition. They're looking for talented artists from all disciplines to submit proposals for their dream projects.


THE SPACE provides the opportunity for you to get genuine funding for that one crazy project you could never quite fit in your schedule. Like when John Cale of The Velvet Underground got funding to create an orchestra of flying drones. Or when musical pioneer John Peel got the time to create a virtually accessible archive of his massive record collection. Nothing’s off limits, this is about pushing the limit. The best part? You retain all rights to your project.


It's easy. Simply submit a short description of your idea through THE SPACE Open Call, which runs from October 10th to November 14th 2014.

We only ask, that the project can live on the internet and be accessed on mobile and tablet devices. The art projects can take their point of departure in any artistic discipline, from music and film to visual arts and gaming.

The best projects will be shortlisted and the winners will be announced February 2015. So what are you waiting for? Submit your proposal today. and join the conversation at on twitter using the #TheSpaceOC hashtag.


Don't Forget These 7 Items While Traveling

Brought to you by KLM Airlines

Those "if only I just remembered to pack that" moments are the worst. Along with bad hair days, horrible cell phone reception areas, and warm salads. To help you avoid that soul-crushing feeling of ‘shoulda-woulda-coulda’, here's a handy list to check off when packing your bag for your next flight.

1) Photocopies of your passport, ID and credit cards. In the event that your bag is stolen or lost, keeping photocopies of your essential ID's and cards stashed elsewhere will help make the recovery process a lot faster.

2) Snacks. Don't be THAT person who spends $10 on a bag of chips on the airport. Bringing some nutritional reinforcement will help you avoid that "hangry" feeling. (hungry + angry...get it?)

3) Phone charger. How hopeless is that feeling when you see that you're in the red on your smartphone and you don't have your charger anywhere near you? Avoid missing important calls and texts by packing your charger in your carry-on. There are outlets all over the airport to help juice up your smartphone.

4) Travel pillow. Avoid drooling on the passenger next to you by bringing a comfortable neck pillow that lets you catch up on your ZZZ's in a socially acceptable manner.

5) Sweater or sweatshirt. If you tend to get cold easily, don't forget to pack a sweater or sweatshirt in your carry-on so you can have a line of defense against your co-passenger's AC-blasting habits.

6) Sunglasses. These are probably one of the top forgotten items when traveling, so make sure to pack your sunnies, especially if you want to snooze during a daytime flight.

7) Headphones. You'll want to give yourself an award for remembering headphones when you hear a baby start to cry somewhere on the flight. Goodbye adolescent screaming, hello Beyoncé.

At KLM Airlines, we have your back as a traveler. KLM offers a unique Lost & Found service at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. A dedicated team is now on a mission to return items, found by cabin crew on board or by KLM airport staff, to their legitimate owners — as soon as possible. Very often the Lost & Found team is able to surprise passengers by returning their personal belongings before they have even missed them. Despite the challenge of locating the owner, first results show that over 80% of the found items can now be reunited with their owners.

To show how far the Lost & Found team and their tail-wagging secret weapon go, check out this video below.

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What Does Music Look Like?

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While we each can express ourselves individually through music, what happens if music is expressed socially? With a troupe of dancers, a few buckets of paint and UE BOOM, this video explores how individual, unique styles can collectively contribute to a sensational experience.

Watch this video to see the colorful results and head over to makemusicsocial.com to check out fun ways to #MakeMusicSocial with UE BOOM.

We Can Be the Generation That Ends Smoking

TITLE SHOTS : Conor McGregor

In the video above, Fightland teams up with Sailor Jerry to explore Venice Beach with Irish UFC featherweight Conor McGregor to learn how his obsession with movement has shaped his fighting style.

Title Shots is a series of stylized short films that take viewers inside the minds of professional fighters, providing a one of a kind intimate look of whats going inside their mind rather than what's going inside the octagon.