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Friday, February 19, 2010
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Sarah decided to leave the corporate world behind her and has set up shop in her own home. Her home, round the corner from Portobello Market where she has a stall, is now overflowing with treasures and delights and she welcomes visitors with tea and cakes. Supermarketsarah.com
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
ART & COPY is a powerful new film about advertising and inspiration. Directed by Doug Pray (SURFWISE, SCRATCH, HYPE!), it reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising's "creative revolution" of the 1960s, these artists and writers all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others featured in ART & COPY were responsible for "Just Do It," "I Love NY," "Where's the Beef?," "Got Milk," "Think Different," and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. They managed to grab the attention of millions and truly move them. Visually interwoven with their stories, TV satellites are launched, billboards are erected, and the social and cultural impact of their ads are brought to light in this dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion. Visit artandcopyfilm.org for more information and screenings.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sølve Sundsbø's lush, otherworldly images aren’t intended for T-shirts. Nonetheless, it works. In what is one of the season’s most interesting collaborations, Mr. Sundsbo, the Norwegian photographer, who has shot ads for Yves Saint Laurent and Dolce & Gabbana and fashion features for Harper’s Bazaar and W, has paired with the creative studio-clothing label Surface to Air on a line of silk tops, dresses and oversize satchels, printed with three of his works. (Via NYT)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Do you remember what it was like to be a child? To have not a care in the world? To be taken care of? Every time I visit my family in New Haven, CT I remember what it's like to be a kid again. I remember playing with all the kids in my neighborhood. We'd all gather early in the morning and play until the street lights came on. Our days were filled with kickball, dodge ball, tag football, baseball, swimming, and manhunt (our version of hide and go seek which lasted for hours on end).
During the summer months I enjoyed visiting with my cousins. We all lived in different cities, so we could only see each other during the summer and on holidays. We'd come up with a master plan so that we could spend the entire summer together. Our parents would drive us from city to city. How fun! I miss those days.
Oh, and money, our primary and only goal for money was to buy candy. We'd all pull our money together to buy as much candy as we could and make a trip to our local drugstore.
One thing I loved most as a child was jigsaw puzzles. Yes, I was(/am) a nerd. I think I want to get back to that. Now, I just have to find a good puzzle.
“The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remaining over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves” —Kahlil Gibran
“The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic.” —Bill Cosby
“Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath.” —Richard Zera
Photo from Cookie magazine.
Last November, Bryn, was faced with the challenge of choosing a birthday present for her man. Since he’s been hers for a long time, she tried most of the possible gift categories on him before. What would make him truly happy?
She thought of all the little to-do’s, house annoyances, tasks and errands that pile up and nag him every time they come to mind. She decided to make a list of all those things — and do them. Thereby giving him: Peace Of Mind.
Wonderful! See all the images here.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Based on the Short Stories of Etgar Keret, and adapted for the screen by Etgar Keret and Director Tatia Rosenthal, $9.99 is a stop motion animated feature which offers slightly less than $10 worth about the meaning of life.
Have you ever wondered "What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?" The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach! You'll find it in a small yet amazing booklet, which will explain, in easy to follow, simple terms your reason for being! The booklet, printed on the finest paper, contains illuminating, exquisite color pictures, and could be yours for a mere $9.99.
This is the ad that alters the life of the unemployed 28 year old who still lives at home, Dave Peck. In his struggle to share his find with the world, Dave's surreal path crosses with those of his unusual neighbors: an old man and his disgruntled guardian angel, a magician in debt, a bewitching woman who likes her men extra smooth, a broken hearted man who befriends a group of hard partying two inch tall students, and a little boy who sets his piggy bank free. Their stories are woven together, examining the post-modern meaning of hope. Visit www.9dollars99movie.com.