Video playlists from the most interesting people in the creative industries. We are the Desert Island Discs of internet video.


Melissa Deckert

Melissa Deckert is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and content creator who loves to work with her hands. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, she makes up ½ of Party of One Studio, a creative collaboration with designer Nicole Licht. Spanning a variety of disciplines, their work combines traditional graphic design principles with 3D compositions and photography—using handcrafted props, colorful set design and odd styling to create bold and unique visuals.

The Most Fabulously Camp Routine in the History of Male Showgirls 2 minutes

Let’s start this list off with some joy—this routine literally never ceases to put a smile on my face and I’ve come back to it again and again for music reference, gratuitous sound effects (0:54 is golden), neon set design inspo or simply to marvel at the capabilities of the human form when you work out every day.

Hi Stranger 3 minutes

This video by Kristen Lepore is a masterpiece and everything I want to feel now and forever. It warms my heart, is deeply human, makes me incredibly uncomfortable and forces me to keep watching. Whoever did the voiceover deserves an Oscar and the airbrushed flush on the butt was a stroke of genius. All this to say, I love what you can do with a simple concept, some Sculpey and a nice backlight.

Young Thug - Wyclef Jean Official Video 5 minutes

This whole music video is a result of what happens when you work with an unpredictable client, nothing works out the way you planned and you have to completely improvise the final product. Shout out to a make it work moment!

Robyn / SNL Dance Comparison 4 minutes

I don’t think this was ever an official SNL sketch, but rather something the cast made after hours with a little motivation and a furry crop top. My favorite part of this videos is the total commitment paired with a complete lack of effort. The visible “strobe” flashlights at 1:02 really make this whole video for me and are a reference I keep replaying, but still have no idea how to someday incorporate into my work.

Kali Uchis - After The Storm 3 minutes

I’m a huge fan of Nadia Lee Cohen’s work and this video is a beautiful mix of set design, styling, handmade elements and campy moments. The hand painted storm clouds, slick Bootsy Collins cereal animations, Cinderella-esque puppeted birds, Tyler The Creator’s grassy rebirth and sweet Chia babies—I just love it all.

YouTube Duet - Miles Davis Improvising on LCD Soundsystem 5 minutes

I originally planned to end this list with LCD Soundsystem’s, “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” as a sweet and simple ode to NY and its many ups and downs. BUT THEN Youtube autoplay brought this up and it was truly a gift. The Internet is a magical place.



The Best of the First Year of CURATE.TV

It’s been one year! We’ve had over 150 videos from 28 inspiring creatives. To celebrate we’re bringing together the most tip-top, spine-tingling, frame-breaking, content and...

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Henry Lockyer

Henry Lockyer is a Director of Photography working across documentary, artist’s film, drama and commercial. He prizes the behind-closed-doors access that showing up in a...

  • Editor
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David Jenkins

David Jenkins is a journalist and movie fanatic who studied at Liverpool University and City University in London. He counts his main education as watching...

  • art director
  • Party of One

Nicole Licht

Nicole Licht is an artist turned art director and designer. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, she makes up ½ of Party of One Studio,...

  • Photographer

Jameela Elfaki

Jameela Elfaki is a London based photographer and creative with an interest in photographing women of colour in an unconventional way; articulating and representing diversity...

  • Illustrator
  • Nous Vous

Jay Cover

Illustrator, artist and educator Jay Cover was born and raised on the Isle of Man and studied Visual Communication at Leeds College of Art. He...

  • Photographer

Liz Seabrook

Liz Seabrook is a portrait, lifestyle and food photographer based in London, who’s very willing to travel. She’s happiest when meeting new people, especially if...

  • Artist

Tim Head

Tim Head is a London-based multimedia artist, designer and filmmaker. He has exhibited internationally at collections and solo shows in New York, Berlin, Madrid, Los...

  • Projects by IF
  • Strategist

Ella Fitzsimmons

Ella is Head of Narrative Strategy at Projects by IF, a technology studio specialising in ethical and practical uses of data. She’s lived and worked...

  • creative director
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Alvaro Arregui

Founder and Director at Tokyo’s design innovation shop: Nuevo.Studio, Alvaro is a spaniard who graduated in art and design and has run studios in Zaragoza,...