Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Humor: Things Overheard In Urban Outfitters...

Girl 1: What do you think about this?
Girl 2: It looks like a Mom Dress.
Girl 1: Yeah, but that's coming back into style.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Photography: Holiday Beach Family Shoot

L & B are two of my oldest LA friends.  I've shot a handful of their holiday cards over the years.  It was extra special when they asked me to photograph them this year because this is our first shoot with their precious little bundle of joy!  These guys are such troopers.  You'd never know it from these photos but the elements (wind & freezing temps) were definitely working against us that afternoon.  But seriously, can a family get any more beautiful?! 



Life: Double Rainbow'd

Life:  Double Rainbow'd
Life: Double Rainbow'd
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

A little gift from the rain gods. Ask and ye shall receive.

Due East...

Due East...
Due East...
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Weather strangeness.

Life: Not A Double Rainbow

Life: Not A Double Rainbow
Life: Not A Double Rainbow
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Life: Green Smoothie Testimonial...

Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Thanks, Jimmoi!

Life: Christmas Status...

Christmas 2009
Shutterillaville Christmas 2009

So far...

...no Chritmas lights up on the house.
...no Christmas tree.
...no Christmas decor in the house. (The photo above is from last year.)
...no baked Holiday goodies.


...all gifts have been purchased and wrapped.
...some of our Christmas cards have gone out.

That counts for something, right?!

Why does it feel so hard this year?  Too many other things on my plate right now, I suppose. 

Bah Humbug.

LIfe: My First Disney Concert Hall Experience

The Bots invited us to see the LA Philharmonic at Disney Concert Hall last week.  Sadly, Mr. Bot was called away on biz so he wasn't able to join us after all.  However, his seat was filled by one very lovely Evil Bunnie who was kind enough to remind us that it's not customary to clap between movements (which I totally would have done).  Throughout the evening Mrs. Bot, our classical music historian, shared fascinating tidbits of info on Haydn, Mozart and Cherubini.  Then at intermission Farilla treated us all to Champagne where we (very appropriately) toasted  to Framily! Our evening was as glorious and festive as all get out!  'Tis the season!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Life: Okay, Seriously....

My folks came into town back in October for Lil L's birthday. They stopped by the house just long enough to drop off SEVEN FILE BOXES of my childhood stuff they still had sitting up in their attic.

Life: Okay, Seriously....
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

I'm just posting this photo so that you're not caught completely off guard when you get a trophy with our holiday card this year. BECAUSE WHAT ELSE AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THESE?!

Art: GR2 Post It Show 6

Last Friday was the opening for Giant Robot's 6th Annual Post-It Show. GR2 (as the gallery is known) currently houses hundreds of the most affordable original pieces of art in town! Numerous artist (including Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Kozyndan, Travis Lampe, Ana Bagayan & Bob Dob) contributed over 1500 post-its to this collection...most of which are priced at only $20.

I missed the opening (which I heard was a crazy-packed) but managed to stop into GR2 last night before closing. I had the place to myself as I methodically perused each and every remaining Post-It.

Here's what I picked up...

Top left: Ana Bagayan Top Right: Susie Ghahremani Bottom: Fernanda Cohen  - "loco"

There's a good chance I'll be back for more.  And don't forget that these very affordable little gems would make fantastic holiday gifts for your favorite art collector.

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Music: Florence & The Machine - Cosmic Love

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Film: Revenge Of The Electric Car (Official Trailer)

Unfortunately I don't make a follow-up cameo appearance in Revenge but don't let that stop you from seeing this film! *wink*

Life: Proud Owners Of A New...

Life: Proud Owners Of A New...
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Ahh, bring on the dinner parties!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Art: HP ePrint & TRON: Legacy Projection Mapping

You must watch this in full screen with headphones...

HP ePrint & TRON: Legacy projection mapping - complete animation from Guided Collective on Vimeo.

From Vimeo...
The full projection mapping sequence from the HP ePrint & TRON: Legacy Experience on the the roof of the QEH on London’s Southbank, late Nov/early Dec 2010.

[Thanks, Farilla!]

Monday, December 6, 2010

Life: My First Dress Form!

Life: Santa Arrived Early To Shutterillaville!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Santa Arrived Early To Shutterillaville! Now if he could just do something 
about those mini AND vertical blinds.

Life: Recent Pi Sighting....

Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Life: Alive And Kicking...

Life: Reserected...
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

I just did the math and realized that these Lug Soles have been with me for 18 years.  I upgraded to new Vibram soles about 12 years ago.  At which time the shoe repair fella said they weren't worth replacing and that I should just go buy a new pair for boots.  Who's laughing now, Sucka!?