I Knew A Girl. Her Name Was Truth.
Diamonds on the Inside -Ben Harper, Diamonds on the Inside (2003) Well if it isn’t the sexy Ben Harper. Some surfing, some light leaks, and some good music. What more can you ask for? “A candle throws its light into the darkness, In a nasty world, so shines the good deed. Make sure the fortune, that you seek Is the fortune you need. So tell me why,the first to ask, is the...
Inside The Hermit Kingdom
“The Hermit Kingdom [pre-modern Korea] allowed international media to watch its largest ever military parade - part of the campaign to establish Kim Jong-il’s youngest son as the leader-in-waiting. By guardian.co.uk staff Dan Chung and Tania Branigan. Shot on Canon 60D and 1DmkIV cameras. Special thanks to Eric Kessler who makes the wonderful Pocketdolly that was used on this...
Meu Passado -Hans Zimmer, The Holiday (Original...
Model B e h a v i o u r. →
Est. 1924: B a l l o o n s.
“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” It’s not quite Christmas yet, but it is almost Thanksgiving, and tonight marks one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. The night before Turkey Day is when hundreds of cartoon, book, and movie characters come alive in the form of giant balloons for the...
Mutatio Exigo: Emma
Tracianne & Trasienne
Meet Tracianne & Trasienne. I was instantly blown away by these girls and their work, when a mutual friend of ours introduced me to…their world. (I guess that’s the best way to describe it, really.) They have a way to capture, what seem like banal moments, and transform them into simple beauties. Tracianne and Trasienne celebrate vintage and shoot film; pretty hard not to...
"Annie" | Abbey Theater
The Eagle Hill School’s Cultural Center’s production of Annie in Hardwick, Massachusetts, received extremely positive reviews this past weekend, and for good reason. Judging by photos, costumes and set were tastefully done. Judging from personal experience, voices were of highest quality. Cassandra L. Ross, my best friend, and her boyfriend, Will Gelinas, received praise for their...
Düsseldorf State of Mind.>>
From New York to Europe: some Gehhman Hip Hop for ya. JayB, in collaboration with Malone and Nasty, came up with Düsseldorf’s very own “State of Mind.” Gotta love the cultural fusion. [Definitely dancing to this with a Gehhman Coast Guard in my near future.]
Chelsea Marie Dalton, Artist
I recently reconnected with my lab partner from my high school Ecology class, Chelsea Marie Dalton. It had been a long time since we’d last spoken, but who could forget her artistic tendencies from DeBear’s class? Always doodling, and always with colored pencils in hand, Chelsea had a talent then. Since then, she’s taken her work to higher levels and really developed a solid...
I wish I had it in me; I wish I had the energy for this, the vision to bust through. Maybe even knock some people down along the way. But…no. My fire’s burned out for now.
Kult-Schüssel Sangria @ Oberbayern
Germany, get ready.
The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.– Jean Cocteau
"You could cut the tension with a knife" -Jake...
It’s my brother’s Senior year at Plymouth High School, and since September, he and the rest of his graduating class have been livin’ it up, and livin’ it big. School spirit for the Wildcats has been through the roof this year, and for good reason…We’re on our way to Ford Field, baby. Defeating Canton High School felt like a long shot; the Cats made it happen....
Young love, lust, and codependency: things we all know at least something about. (I mentioned this post a while back, and I’m finally getting around to it now.) Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, the directors and actors of Breaking Upwards, created this Independent Film with a budget of under $15,000. Little did they know how much their story would reach out to their audience. Filmed in...
“This is the last time, that I will say these words…” “You say you wander your own land, but when I think about it, I don’t see how you can…” “For a lonely soul, it seems to me that you’re having such a nice time, you’re having such a nice time…”
No Shame November.
Certainly came across some interesting fashions this weekend…here’s what’s in style this November in Roma, Italia. (Some hot/Some not so hot.) In Hair & Accessories: In Leggings/Bottoms & Shoes: In Skirts: In Shirts & Sweatshirts: In Colors/Patterns: Greens and Browns. (And buy 1, get 2 free jackets) And for the couples out there: matching with your...
Stars and Stripes
Today, November 11th, 2010, is Veteran’s Day. “Thanks” to all of the United States servicemen who keep America safe every day. And thanks daddy…I’m proud of you. [This is a photo of my brother, Joseph. -It’s the most patriotic piece I have.- Kind of reminds me of a younger version of our dad.] [This photo was taken last night, November 12, 2010, in Piazza...
Nature never betrayed the heart that loved her.– William Wordsworth
A Good Woman
Scarlett Johansson, Helen Hunt, and Tom Wilkinson star in A Good Woman, an elegant vintage-inspired film about riches, truth, deceit, and pure misunderstanding. The movie is staged in 1930’s Amalfi, Italy, and the scenery and costume designs are more than aesthetically pleasing, to say the least. Helen Hunt does an amazing job playing her part as…well…you’ll have to see for...
180° SOUTH: Conquerors of the Useless
Sometime in the 1960’s, the founders of Patagonia and The North Face took a 10,000 mile road trip from California to Patagonia in a Volkswagen van. Over forty years later comes the birth of 180° SOUTH: Conquerors of the Useless, Chris Malloy’s brilliantly filmed sailing/surfing/rock-climbing travel documentary that recreates the journey of Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia) and Doug Tompkins...
8 Months Post Release Date… I had no idea where this movie was going, but I did know that it wasn’t going to be another typical love-story. [And Thank God.] Certain details I was able to piece together, but the ending, which hit close to home, was pretty unexpected. The general story line was also relatable, to a certain degree; another reason why I enjoyed it. Don’t judge this...
You once told me our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch. Is...– Remember Me
Deleted Scenes: "Rome" by A. HITCHCOCK?
I’ve been living in an Alfred Hitchcock movie since mid-October. The 2010 version of “The Birds” might as well be filmed in Rome, Italy. Here, when it’s autumn time, the sidewalks along the Tiber River reek of “bird,” and one can hear the sound of “rain” even on the sunniest of days. They fly like massive swarms of bees in insane harmony....
It slowly drips and seeps between the cracks, each and every day, and we all know it. It’s been thawing since the beginning of Mankind, really. Yes: men and women work every day to preserve it…But “the whole” stares blindly. It would be unfair and downright puerile to be hostile toward the world; I’m far from cynical. But that small sliver of hope that Humanity is clinging to is...
The Divine Image -William Blake
This is a stanza from William Blake’s poem, The Divine Image. Something to think about. “For Mercy has a human heart Pity a human face: And Love, the human form divine. And Peace, the human dress.”
Those who know me well know that I love the idea of watching movies, but my skills in that department suffer. My movie archive isn’t nearly as large as I’d like it to be, mostly because I fall asleep almost every time I attempt to watch anything. This is exactly why I make sure to take complete advantage of watching new releases whenever I fly first class on any A330. Just recently, on my way...
Oscar Wilde Hits the Spot
Oscar Wilde: Irish writer who, in my eyes, sought the beauty of simplicity through poetry. I have a friend who quotes him like it’s his job, and today, he used a short quote to explain an important concept. It’s an absolutely pure declaration of truth, when used in the appropriate context. This graphic is the result of powerful inspiration.