We saw the original Cosmopolitan “just the right amount of wrong” commercial and decided to visit Vegas and stay at the hotel because it looked so awesome and edgy. It turns out that the majority of the commercial was shot on a set so we couldn’t even replicate the actual scenes… but regardless we had a blast and the hotel (from the giant digital wall art down to the Phaidon books, Jonathan Adler accents, and Piero Fornasetti wallpaper in the closet) was AMAZING!!!
Music: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “Spread Your Love” and Blossom Dearie “Doop-Doo-De-Doop (A Doodlin’ Song)”
I have been making indie mixtapes (or cds rather) for a looong time. [SIDE NOTE: I initially started this blog in '08 to write about indie music] Anyway, this year I decided to make a design project of the effort and “publish” monthly mixes that I send to my followers (a small group of friends and family). The recycled cardboard cases have a magnetic closure and the featured bands listed on the back. The sets also have color-coordinated labels that correspond with the seasons.
(a silly video that Adam and I made this weekend)
Just your average trip to CVS…
Music: Oh Land “We Turn It Up”
My free time in the past two months has been spent working on my sister’s baby shower. Mostly on making the invitations, but also decorations, menu planning, favors, etc. Below are the invitations I designed, along with the silly video that Adam made.
(and the baby? it’s a ridiculous Photoshopped combination of my sister’s and her husband’s facial features)
Commercial for high-end, custom furniture company GLP Designs Inc. shot in their Los Angeles factory.
I also redesigned their logo and created a mockup to show its placement on their newly-launched website.
Don’t worry, it’s not made with real chinchilla fur.
I stumbled across this chair on Craigslist and bought it for $20. The bottom side of chair was stamped ‘1984 made in Spain’ and the handcarved wood was in fairly good condition. Though most people say that there is never a good reason to cover wood, I couldn’t resist. I had a vision for it. After two trips to the downtown LA fashion district, I came across this super-soft, high-quality faux fur that was perfect to replace the existing 80s textile. Two days of sanding and three cans of spray lacquer later, I took the chair to a small furniture shop on Melrose to be reupholstered. It now happily sits on my living room and is quite the center of attention.