Monday, July 26, 2010
I found this bike over the weekend at Goodwill for $20. They had signs up advertising the store-wide half price sale that was to happen the very next day but I couldn't take the chance that it might get snapped up by someone else. I've never seen a bike with a checker-painted sprocket wheel like this plus white rims. I can't wait to start working on it. Bike makeover!
Friday, July 23, 2010
I love the look and feel of long, false lashes but since wearing them on your eyelids the conventional way is time-consuming, uncomfortable, and generally not a practical daily endeavour, I wanted to find another way to use them and this is what I came up with.
Even though the aggravation level for this project was at times sky-high, it was a lot of fun to make and I'm pretty happy with the final result. Seeing as how there are endless ways to modify the original design (lash and chain types, colour combinations, configuration, etc.), I'm anxious to try out some other ideas soon.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Young Love ft. Laura Marling - Mystery Jets
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) firmly positioned himself as the finest Soviet director of the post-War period. But his influence extended well beyond the Soviet Union. The Cahiers du cinéma consistently ranked his films on their top ten annual lists.
Shot between 1962 and 1986, Tarkovsky’s seven feature films often grapple with metaphysical and spiritual themes, using a distinctive cinematic style. Long takes, slow pacing and metaphorical imagery – they all figure into the archetypical Tarkovsky film.
The Russian director's complete filmography is now available for free from Open Culture.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
A poster for the 50 Exhibition in the Design Museum in London. 50 designers and design companies were assigned a year at random and asked to create a poster that would be reproduced at 50 × 50 cm in an edition of 50. We were given the year 1983.
In 1983, D. Stempel AG redesigned Helvetica for the digital age, creating Neue Helvetica for Linotype. An uppercase letter ‘N’ from each weight is overlaid in a reference to the interpolation technique used to make the different weights. Reversing out of the letters is an image of the Lyra star system. Vega – the brightest star in the system – is 24 light years from Earth. So, when we look at Vega from 2007, we see it in 1983.
More information at designmuseum
For sale at blanka
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
It was already love at first sight but then he instructed me to open it up. He watched as I slid the dust cover off and slowly lifted the front panel to reveal:
OH MY GOD.
I had never heard of Mireille Mathieu before so as soon as I got home I gave it a listen. What a voice; think Edith Piaf as a pop star.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The Rising Dawn, 2007, Graphite on Paper, 60" x 71"
The Changeling Sorcerer, 2007, Graphite on Paper, 41" x 60"
We Deserve to Know the Light, 2007, Graphite on Paper, 60" x 69"
You can purchase The Tortuous Veil/Sketchbook from Jessie's website for $30 PPD.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Late last year I had the chance to work on my friend Fay Eagles' short film, Alice Was Here. It will be making its big screen debut as part of the Ryerson University Film Festival which takes place this year at the Royal Cinema, May 14-16. Please come out to see some of the great new work being created by the next generation of Canadian filmmakers. You can check out the official schedule here.
One of the style boards I did for wardrobe.
On set at the studio.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
It was on location at an outdoor tennis club, very late, after dark. It got really cold and I recall feeling bad for our model who was changing in and out of an assortment of thin tops and short skirts. I don't remember her name but I do remember that she was a very good sport.
Somehow the park lights had either all burnt out or had been turned off. There might have been a curfew on account of the coyotes. The courts were right next to a playground and at one point, in between look changes, Sian, the makeup artist, and I stumbled around in the pitch to find the see-saw and some goofy fiberglass anthropomorphized animals on big springs that rock back and forth and all around.
Sian, atop a duck in a bowtie, slipped and got a Ked full of sand. Perched on the footholds of a frog in a top hat, I almost turned my ankle while attempting a mock showy dismount. We marveled at how bright the stars were without any man-made competition to drown them out or steal their thunder.
It was a good night and I remember it fondly. I haven't been on a see-saw since.