designlovefest / dreamworld style shoot

It is no secret with for people who know me how much I ADORE Bri Emery, the mastermind behind my favorite blog designlovefest. She recently had a deliciously brilliant photo shoot which she starred in and art-directed. Below are some of the outtakes (you can see the photos that made the cut on her blog) that I had to share.

Bri, you don’t know me, but you continue to inspire me. Keep creating magical things!

This is Happening

I am going to see Gotye in a few weeks, as well as a million other FANTASTIC bands. I am also going to see Kimbra this summer. This is going to happen. I am indeed bragging. Brag brag brag brag brag. I am so excited. Ok, i need to breathe.

I was on Gotye’s facebook page today, which lead me to an article VH1 had done on Gotye and Kimbra, and there were a myriad of breathtaking photos of the pair. I had to share some here:

Now, if you’ll excuse me while I clean up all this drool that has seemed to have escaped from my mouth while I was being a creepster over these ridiculous photos.

Wedding Cinematography / Why I Must Do This

Photo by Eddie Judd Photography  |  Taken from Ruffled® Blog  |  Added graphics by me!

First things first. No, I am not engaged or married. However, I love weddingsand often spend my free time looking at all the clever ideas people incorporate into their weddings. Also, having gone to a wedding just this weekend, I thought it would be appropriate for me to post about this very subject.

You will find that there is a plethora of fantastic wedding cinematography (which I didn’t even know was a thing) that will literally make your wedding look like a feature film. I’m not talking dad with a hand held here, I mean beautifully shot professional wedding videos.

Just watch these, and I dare you not to cry! 🙂

Chelsea and Michael from Monachetti on Vimeo.

Heidi and Gordon Highlight Film from Cabana Pictures on Vimeo.

And then I promised myself I was only going to post 3 videos, but I saw this stop motion one, and couldn’t resist sharing it! 

Marina + Andy’s Wedding in Stop-Motion | Melbourne, Australia / NYC from Bayly & Moore on Vimeo.

I know, I know. Happy Monday 🙂

Ralph McQuarrie / A True Visionary

For some reason, I have never heard of Ralph McQuarrie, however I (and many others) are VERY familiar with his work. He is the man behind the concept art for Star Wars, visualizing such characters as Yoda, Darth Vader, and Luke Skywalker. Unfortunately he passed away March 3, 2012, but his work will live on forever: 

Fishing For Gyotaku

You learn something new everyday, right? Well, today I learned about Japanese gyotaku. It is a form of art that uses sumi ink on (but not limited to? I need to check on that) fish. The ink is brushed on the fish, and then the fish is put down on paper to create something that looks like this:CUTTLEFISH (kou ika) squid GYOTAKU print - traditional Japanese fish art - by dowaito

POISONOUS BLOWFISH (tora fugu) - pufferfish GYOTAKU print - traditional Japanese fish art - by dowaito

GYOTAKU print - traditional Japanese fish art - Crucian Carp w/ shrimp by dowaito

The art really is stunning. And the aftermath produces life size pieces of the creatures. I found these by artist Dwight Hwang, and I would recommend checking out the rest of his pieces too.