Thursday, January 31, 2013

Feed right

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Primary colors

The Centro Infantil Municipal  in El Chaparral, Granda, Spain

Designed by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda

A spectacular, inspired space
so perfect for its purpose, a public kindergarten!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Night of the Hunter

Night of the Hunter, 1955

The first and only film directed by Charles Laughton

Described as a 'gothic fairy tale', there's no shortage of eerie moments.
Stanley Cortez as cinematographer delivers haunting imagery in shadows 
and magical lighting.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fun with Cary

 Sylvia Scarlett, 1936

 Holiday, 1938

 Bringing up Baby, 1938

The Philadelphia Story, 1940

Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant had great onscreen chemistry.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Yes space

Where we work matters. 

Identifying a "Yes" space: does it feel welcoming? 
Do you want to go in and walk around? Are you inspired and engaged?

Maira Kalman's studio

(from Design Sponge)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Indelible endings

 Out of the Past

Blue Velvet

 The Shining

 The Graduate

 The Searchers


Not necessarily happy, these final images leave a lasting impression.

Friday, January 25, 2013

A bicycle built for too-too

Green-minded, yes. Sumptuous design, no doubt. After tooling around and dining al fresco,
I'd proudly display this bike indoors as a fine sculpture.

The Moynat Bicycle and Trunk ($32,000!)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Some day, and that day may never come...

Filming in New York City

 Francis Ford Coppola and Marlon Brando 
discuss the scene in which a hit is made on Don Corleone  

Marlon Brando was 48 at the time of filming, 
requiring elaborate age makeup.

Yes, the horse head was real.

 James Caan (Sonny) was rigged with 127 squibs 
of fake blood for his death scene, a record at that time.

Look how they massacred my boy!

Behind the scenes of The Godfather, 1972.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fine china

Gorgeous ceramics from Canvas!

 Morandi vases

 Sintra bowl

Abbesses ceramics

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Many are called

Subway portraits by Walker Evans

Evans used a hidden camera, snapping passengers as they made their commute. 
Yale University Press published a book of these images, Many Are Called.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Parts are parts

When the publicity department put their hatchets and knives away 
and had a little fun.