Category Archives: Travel

HAPPY THANKSGIVING + SMOKE SIGNALS

Happy Thanksgiving All!

That’s just a funny Badge I made as a quick weird little Thanksgiving project. But don’t you feel like you deserve an award for the monstrous amount of food you are about to consume today? I feel like its National Eating Contest today. Especially me, I have two Thanksgivings to go to. Don’t worry I bought some super cute elastic band pants.

And in lieu of Thanksgiving, just wanted to say that I am thankful for this awesome SMOKE SIGNALS post by Lauren, from HONESTLYWTF , an awesome+very popular blog filled with very cool hunting, great DIYs, inspiring art features and great travel posts. The colorific  photography and film is from the awesome duo of New York-based Floto + Warner, Jeremy Floto and Cassandra Warner. They create a mystical  and magical moment in these colorfully smoke filled abandoned buildings, and my fav WALLS and Nevada desert for their latest photo series. I’ve gotta agree when Lauren writes, “The video is especially mesmerizing, with colorful smoke moving along to Bon Iver’s moody Holocene.” CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE!

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More Bergdorf Holiday 2011 Windows!

Full window pictures of the completed Bergdorf Windows in NYC, an update to my last post on the Bergdorf Windows, for everyone to enjoy and some behind the scenes videos! Appropriately named the The Carnival of The Animals, the windows house a grand menagerie brought to life in a range of beautiful materials-  brass, wood, mosaic, fringe, paper.

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday Windows 2011

Tout l'or du monde

Bergdorf Goodman Holiday 2011 windows

Wooden Menagerie

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How to Fly

I love Superheros, for many reasons. But its has always been the FLYING. Flying around with their long capes fluttering behind them. With the wind in your hair. I’d always imagine that I was flying when swinging at the playground. Or on a boat with the wind and water on my face. Who hasn’t wished that they could fly?  Well, these guys (and gals) show you how they fly through a mix of highlining, baselining, base jumping, and bungee jumping. A few weeks ago, I saw this amazing trailer. And on 11-11-11 at 11am they released the film for free for a limited time. The film runs about 40 minutes. The “flights” and scenery is every bit as beautiful and breathtaking as the trailer. It’s an adrenaline rush just watching them. After watching, I ended up buying a copy for a friend. It’s amazing and you can download it here for about $7. And here are some more shots Continue reading

The Fall

I recently watched The Fall directed by Tarsem Singh. This Film premiered in 2006, and was released in 2008 when presented by David Fincher, and Spike Jonze. AND I only found out about it NOW. Shame, Shame on you. I wish I had learned about it sooner. Because this is now my favorite movie. It is Amazing. Beautiful. Touching. Imaginative. Inspiring. You can really feel the heart and thought that went into this film. There is so much to say about it but so much I can’t say. Because you need to go see this for yourself. Rent it, buy it. Watch it in high quality because it’s so beautiful. If you need more convincing, look at these screenshots and watch the trailer, at the end of post.

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Wunderkammer: Brimfield Fair

Wunderkammer.

synonymous with Cabinet of Curiousities.

It’s a word that came up in college during a History of Design class. And I have never forgotten it.  It describes these crazy collections that were put together during the Renaissance. Devotion is the fuel of collections. People collect things, even if they aren’t concrete. It’s slightly obsessive. But that’s what’s so compelling about seeing a collection of things. There’s a method to the madness. Collections are a collector’s story. Sometimes these groupings are hard to categorize. But there is a power to them.

These Wunderkammer are snippets from the Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Show 2011 in Brimfield, MA. 

Brimfield Vintage and Antiques Fair

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