One more thing to add to my dream house: the slide/stair combination. It's a time saver and it's just fun. "What do you need?" she shouts from above, "One sec, I'll slide right down."
An Israeli couple buy their first apartment, and instead of wallowing in the misery of broken tiles and mildew, they did this:
From the bedroom floor, to the towel rack/faucet, and hello shower toilet decor combination - this couple really made a house into a home. Check out more people who "desire to inspire" here.
Besides being one of my best friends, Andrew Weller is outright talented. When we were taking "ceramica' (a thinly-veiled art class) together, he was whipping up vases (with handles!) while I was still struggling with ashtrays and bowls. Check out his website here. Below are some of my favorite snaps of him, in the business - As he visits D.C. this weekend to shoot a rap video (told you he was talented) and has made me an extra, I can only spread the creative love. Andrew, I'm bringing my hood to set.
On November 28th, deadmau5 cooperated with Nokia and their 4D technology to create an amazing free light show at Millbank Tower, London. Each of the 120 meter high building's 800 windows were covered with vinyl as 16 powerful projectors, stationed 300 meter away on the other side of the river, beamed 3D images onto the structure. Watch what emerged below as music, light, and sound came together in a pretty spectacular mix that fused the architecture of iconic tower with the energy of the crowd and exclusive remixes from deadmau5 (the 4th dimension).
Today was the last day for the annual National Geographic Photo Contest - The Atlantic posted some of its choice entries thus far here; You can view every photo entered this year here. The winners will be announced on December 15.
Below are some of my favorites (from across the three categories: People, Places, Nature)- I dare you not to scroll through twice.
Below are some of my favorite photos I took while in Florence, Italy, land of gelato, pizza, and Prosecco. After eight weeks, we've spanned from Rome to Rimini, Sorrento to Siena, and Italy never failed to impress. Thanks to everyone at GE who made the experience so rewarding and substantive.
On Friday afternoon, Gil Scott-Heron, one of the true founders of hip hop passed away. A poet, a lyricist, and musician, his voice has been sampled from everyone from Jay-Z to Kayne West's "Who will Surivive in America?" which samples Gil's infamous Comment #1, a bit of which follows:
"The time is in the street you know. Us living as we do upside down. And the new word to have is revolution. People don't even want to hear the preacher spill or spiel because God's whole card has been thoroughly piqued. And America is now blood and tears instead of milk and honey...."
Darcy Prendergast and the creative team at OH YEAH WOW have again paired with the haunting music of ALL INDIA RADIO to bring you their latest music video, 'Rippled'. The video took over six months took make and is shot in camera, by real people, in the real world, using long exposure techniques. It's a beautiful collaboration and is one of the more unique videos I've seen recently. What a little hard work will do...
For anyone in the DMV area/photogheads/musiclovers: Check out Josh Sisk & Kyle Gustafson's collection of recent concert photographs with an emphasis on the music scenes of Baltimore & Washington, DC. Artists featured include local acts such as Dan Deacon, Rye Rye, K-Swift, Tabi Bonney, Double Dagger, Future Islands, Pig Destroyer, The Dismemberment Plan and Beach House as well as national touring acts like Wilco, Gorillaz, M.I.A., Pavement and many others.
FULL SPEED OR NOTHING: Music Photography
Friday April 15th, 7-9pm
The Windup Space
12 W. North Ave, Baltimore MD 21201
*runs from April 6th to May 1st -Entertainment by DJs Simon Phoenix and King Gilbert.
Some of my favorite pics of theirs from this year in D.C. music are below.
I'm overlapping with Josh & Kyle at these upcoming gigs (which are worth checking out in their own right). See their full list of events here:
5/11 : Adele @ 9:30 Club
5/15 : Lykke Li @ 9:30 Club
5/17 : Arctic Monkeys @ 9:30 Club