***BE THE CHANGE***

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Life: Marines Shooting Honor Students?!


Life: Marines Shooting Honor Students?!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

I can't believe someone out there actually finds this funny.

Life: Runaway Big Rig On The 405


Life: Runaway Big Rig On The 405
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

From 10/28/10...
If you live in LA you may have heard about this. Apparently this big
rig ran out of control yesterday on the 405 N while going about 10mph.
He came in contact with about 15 car before stopping. Some reports
say the driver appeared to be unconscious. He was taken to the
hospital. Traffic was backed up for miles during afternoon rush hour.
I'm glad he wasn't going any faster otherwise I suspect it could have
been a lot worse. I hope everyone is okay.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Photos: Three Piñatas!

Lil L's 7th

Bouncy Gamer...


Chico on lock down...


Loteria...
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Loteria & Corona...
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Fit for a budding Rockstar...
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Piñata No. 1...


Piñata No. 2...




Piñata No. 3...


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wedding: Offbeat Bride - Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides

Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides
47 days engaged!

I started reading Offbeat Bride a couple weeks ago along with a plethora of other incredibly informative wedding books (lent to me by the most beautimous, Raven.  Thank you!).  Can I just say, THERE IS SO MUCH TO KNOW, YO!  What I thought was going to be a simple and casual celebration of our love and commitment to one another is quickly turning into a major event (relatively speaking).  And, aside from throwing a birthday party here and there this offbeat-bride-to-be knows next to nothing about event planning.  I'm so grateful for supportive parents, creative friends, a fiancé who worked in the event industry for may years and, yes, the internet!  Anyway, back to the book...I haven't gotten very far into it but Ariel had me hooked just a few pages in when she shared a story about hoop dancing.....in a bar .

Stop scratching your head...it's called Offbeat Bride for a reason.

As if that wasn't apropos enough, a few pages later was the first mention of Burning Man.

Side note: Farilla and I first met at Burning Man in 2001.  We were friends for may years before he asked me out on our fist date in 2008.  He proposed to me this year in the same place we met 9 years earlier.

So, as previously mentioned, I'm not very far into this book but I'm very excited to see what it has to offer.

If you're planning an offbeat wedding you might also consider checking out:

Offbeat Bride Online
Offbeat Bride Tribe

Oh!  And I'm beyond thrilled to share that as of about 30 minutes ago our wedding venue contract was signed, sealed and delivered.  A very Shutterilla wedding is on for the Summer of 2011.  Stay tuned...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Music: LCD Soundsystem @ The Bowl

Dance Yrself Clean:


Losing My Edge:


Home:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Life: LCD Soundsystem's Shiny Disco Ball

Life: LCD Soundsystem's Shiny Disco Ball
Life: LCD Soundsystem's Shiny Disco Ball
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


I know you can't really tell from this iPhone photo but that bright glare is actually the biggest disco ball I've ever seen.

Art: Vertical/Hanging Garden In Silver Lake

Art: Vertical/Hanging Garden In Silver Lake
Art: Vertical/Hanging Garden In Silver Lake
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


Last weekend we started making something similar to this vertical garden but on a much smaller scale. So far so good. Stay tuned...

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Life: Toasty

Life: Toasty
Life: Toasty
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


I asked how they got the letters to burn in to the bread like that. Direct quote: I use foil. Probably not the safest way to do it.

Life: Electric Art Car

Life: Electric Art Car
Life: Electric Art Car
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


As seen on the streets of Culver City. Apparently this fine piece of art-chinery debuted at Burning Man this year. It's electric with a 20 mile range. And it can go up to 30 mph. Oh, and it's made out of wood, plexi and rope.

Design: Tillandsia Shelters

Air Plants

The Air Plants I purchased on Etsy from seller Chicweed finally have homes thanks to a trip to CB2 yesterday afternoon.  I absolutely love our new little space aliens.

5 pack of Air Plants by Chicweed
Whilry Hanging Candleholder
Wall Mounted Candleholder

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Life: For Ops...Solidarity, Sister!

The dark side of Playa Braids...
Life: For Ops...Solidarity, Sister!
Life: For Ops...Solidarity, Sister!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


No one ever talks about the dark side of getting Playa Braids. For instance, you look like Rosanne Roseannadanna upon taking them out. The gerbil-sized hairball that comes out of your head the first time you wash your hair (after taking them out) has kept some gals I know from getting them a second time. Braids aren't comfortable to sleep on...at all. I liken it to sleeping with curlers in your hair. If you get them wet it feels like you're wearing an extra ten pounds on your head. Then they take forever to dry. You're constantly worried about burning your scalp so you must keep sunblock on all exposed areas. And we all know that sunblock + dust storms = yuck! They can get itchy after a few days. None of my hats fit with braids. Oh, and it takes just as many hours to take them out as it takes to put them in. Yet, I miss them when I don't have them in and I keep going back for more! Go figure...

Life: Elevator Sightings

As seen in an office building in LA...
Life: Elevator Sightings
Life: Elevator Sightings
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


NASA, reprezent!

Life: Sidewalk Sightings

As see on the streets of LA...
Life: Sidewalk Sightings
Life: Sidewalk Sightings
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


We were walking over to meet my brother and his family for Sushi the other night when we came across this box of creepiness.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Life: Megaphone-off

Life: Megaphone-off
Life: Megaphone-off
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio


Behind the scene of DaBomb's megaphone competition at LA Decom. I'm pretty sure we lost.