All posts in INSPIRATION35 Posts
SO MUCH FUN!
I worked with this amazing spacesuit for a John Fulton print production this week. The production was great fun and the spacesuit looked fantastic on camera! The EMU spacesuit was a rental from WonderWorks in LA. For more information about WonderWorks production services, I have written about them in a previous post, WonderWorks 4/26/2012.
Here are a few spacesuit BTS pictures from the production. More to come ~ enjoy!
GUEST BATHROOM RENOVATION IS A WRAP …and some other projects too!
This post is long overdue. The bathroom renovation has been complete for several months, but work was absolutely nuts during the year-end advertising push. Without further delay, enjoy the renovation photos in the gallery above! I also included a couple of extra process pix below.
Ingenuity and creativity inspire me. Combining an ingenious solve with beautiful design makes my heart skip a beat. The only thing that trumps a beautiful design solve is one that saves MONEY!
I have posted a variety of clever Ikea hacks in the past. I recently learned about Semihandmade, a company that makes custom cabinet and drawer fronts for Ikea cabinets. Kinda genius! Customers design their cabinet configuration using Ikea design services, order Ikea cabinets cases only, and Semihandmade fabricates cabinet fronts using high-end materials.
This solve saves money. The compromise is customization. Ikea stock cabinets are available in limited sizes, but buying stock can save the customer 30 – 40% on the cost of custom cabinets. Semihandmade offers shaker and slab door styles in a variety of premium wood materials including reclaimed wood options. Custom fronts are not cheap, but they are less expensive than custom kitchens.
“In late 2010, we launched Semihandmade with the goal of offering the
same Handmade craftsmanship to a wider audience, at a lower price.
We’re able to do this by customizing doors, panel and drawer faces measured
and drilled to fit IKEA™ kitchens.”
This is a great idea!
SPARKLES AND FEATHERS AND FUR – OH MY!
I recently worked on a project requiring a significant amount of wardrobe homework worthy of sharing. The project was an editorial portrait on location. My wardrobe pitch to the publication was simple: formal looks with Art Deco influences. READ MORE
CROWD-FUNDING, CROWD-BUILDING, AND CROWD-PLEASING FOR INDIES
SEED&SPARK SUPPORTS THE FAIR TRADE FILMMAKING MOVEMENT BY PROVING INDIE FILMMAKERS WITH A DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT, PRODUCTION FUNDING, AND FILM VIEWING. BRILLIANT!
I live 2.5 miles south of the King Center in Atlanta. I drive Auburn Avenue, Boulevard, and Edgewood so frequently that this historic area becomes just another traffic marker on my drive home. However, the significance of the man behind the memorial is never overlooked.
Today we honor a man whose service to humankind is immeasurable. Thank you Dr. King!
“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Pimp my Fashion Truck
Adjunct to Mobile Fashion Trend posted June 12, 2012
The mobile fashion trend is catching like a cold. Suffice it to say, having a functional, mobile store that reflects the brand is a BIG DEAL! Where do you go? Who handles this type of build out? Need inspiration? Looking for ideas? READ MORE
A behind the scene tour of Wes Anderson’s latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, hosted by Bill Murray and his delicious glass of spiced rum.
Could I possibly love Bill Murray more? Doubtful!
Wes Anderson’s latest film, Moonrise Kingdom, is now showing in limited release NOWHERE near me, DRATS! Cinematic frustration has left me scouring the web for all things Wes Anderson hoping to find an obscure, secret handshake venue releasing the film in the southeast. It is Wes Anderson, it COULD happen. During my on-line reconnaissance, I ran across this little commercial gem from 2008. Anderson teamed up with Brad Pitt for SoftBank, a Japanese mobile communications company. The commercial takes inspiration from Jacques Tati’s Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot. Anderson filmed Pitt in one continuous shot at a French seaside town.
Immensely entertaining and clever. Ursus Wehrli shares his vision for a cleaner, more organized, tidier form of art — by deconstructing the paintings of modern masters into their component pieces, sorted by color and size. Wehrli has multiple books on the subject available at Amazon Books.
From TED Talks 2008. Oldie but a goodie!
Current Marking Trends’ recent article emphasizes the importance of images in modern communication and marketing trends. You know what I have to say about that? Now you’re speaking my language!
I am often asked by the agency or production company to put together wardrobe looks or a style guide that are specific the talent, character, ad, or story line. My favorite site to build style guides is on Polyvore. Polyvore has an image library of current wardrobe pieces, visual elements, and templates to build wardrobe sets. Typically, I avoid the templates and any unnecessary visual noise. I prefer using a white background to keep the sets as simple and clean as possible. Most visual reference that I submit to clients and creative is borderline clinical in their presentation. I save the fluff and stuff for production.
In 1948, British-born David Ogilvy, started a Manhattan-based advertising agency, the future Ogilvy & Mather, responsible for some of the world’s most iconic ad campaigns. Ogilvy wrote Confessions of an Advertising Man in 1963, a best-selling book that is still considered essential reading for all who enter the industry. READ MORE