Monday, December 31, 2012

television interiors: The Hour

 Hector and Marnie's Apartment:

Freddie's Apartment:

Bel's Office (because when is she ever at home really?):

and this season's extra character, El Paradis:

and just because, a happy little accident between scenes:

There's only one episode left here in America and now I'm hearing they might not do a third season?  I love this show and the production value of the last season really amped it up for me.  All of the characters, sets, costumes, and story lines are fantastic.  Please bring it back for another season!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

the lost image

Aren't these photographs by Oleg Oprisco absolutely stunning.  I had seen some of them before, namelessly posted all over the internet, and now I've finally tracked down the creator.   These are inspiring to pick up my camera and shoot more often.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

oh anna

I finally got to go see Anna Karenina this weekend after waiting forever for the limited release to spread a little more.  I was not disappointed.  From the very opening sequence I knew I was going to love this film.  I have truly never seen anything like it before.  It takes place almost entirely in this gorgeous old theater and transitions from scene to scene seamlessly.   In the beginning it's almost like a ballet as you watch the characters move around from place to place and at one point when Levin decides to leave society for the country, the back of the theater opens up and they are outside in the snow.  The sets and costumes are utterly breathtaking (a definite oscar frontrunner) and the acting is superb.  This is one you have to see in theater to appreciate all of the details. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

sugarcoated street art

How amazing is this cake piping street art by canadian artist Shelley Miller?  What a crazy and fantastic idea.  She does everything from intricate piping work to using royal icing to attach painted fondant tiles.  (I think it's fondant, her website doesn't say.)  What an inspiring way to brighten up some decaying and graffiti covered walls.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Stanley Kubrick Treasures


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 
have opened the first U.S. retrospective of the work of iconic filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. 
From the looks of these photographs, this is an exhibit not to miss!  I wish I could make it out to L.A. before it ends in June.  Oh to see the famous white suit and bowler hat worn by Malcolm McDowell in one of my all-time favorite films "A Clockwork Orange".  Or the creepy sisters' dresses from The Shining along with Jack's typewriter complete with text of "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."  Utterly fantastic!

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.