Bachelor Apartment (1931)

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 1:44 pm | No Comments

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If it weren’t for all the cheerful colors, you would think this is a horror film.

Yes. It’s another bachelor apartment, and the third one for me to capture stills from. I originally saw this film on Turner Classic Movies, but when I searched for a DVD to rent or buy, all I was able to find was an import from Spain that required some tricks to play on my DVD drive. After going through all this trouble, I was disappointed in the quality of this copy. I don’t remember TCM’s version being this poor, but it’s okay enough for us to make out the stunning interiors.

And the plot? It’s the same old story. There’s the womanizing playboy with his many liaisons, who meets an honest working girl and falls in love. The film stars Lowell Sherman, Irene Dunne, and a fabulous apartment. If you want to know more about the film go here, here, and here.

If it weren’t for all the crazy 45 degree angles, I would have attempted to draw up the floor plan to share with you, but I just couldn’t work out the outside entry, inside foyer, his bedroom and dressing room with all their angles. The rest of the apartment is easy to understand and sketch out.

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Just Because

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:56 pm | No Comments

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Airing out in my dressing room after a party weekend.

These soft punk booties were begging to be shot. So I shot them. The obvious juxtaposition was just too hard to resist. Who knew that my dressing room carpet with its retro vibe would complement my badass boots? Actually, a friend of mine told me they were badass. And my response was, “But they’re buff pink!”

At The Reading Room

Posted on February 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm | No Comments

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Carolyn Sorter’s Necronetworking performance at The Reading Room is this Saturday, Valentine’s Day, from 2pm to 5pm. It will be the perfect antidote to the day’s sappy hoopla. In her own words, “Walk in or out, observing or ignoring.” This event ties in with her current Seismic Hive exhibition which you can learn more about my clicking the link below.

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Peekaboo (part fourteen)

Posted on February 7, 2015 at 6:01 pm | No Comments

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This is the porcelain vase I purchased from Bernardaud in Paris this past fall. Its orange colors along with the Bromeliad’s bloom help brighten this room. For some reason saving my photos to the sRGB color space intensifies the reds in a bad way. Sigh.

My dining room, which is also my library, has always been difficult to photograph with natural light or any light for that matter. Both rooms face north and receive very little sunlight, but in wintertime with its leafless trees, more light is allowed to enter. So it was the ideal time to pull out my camera and photograph this space for the first time since the installation of the new Stark carpet. And of course, the lively vase with its feisty Bromeliad will provide a complimentary punch of color.

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Peekaboo (part thirteen)

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 2 Comments

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It’s odd that the windows look like they’re frosted, but they’re not. The contrast was too much for the camera perhaps.

Now that my living room has a new area rug, it was time to take new photos. It’s gray and cold outside, and I felt like I needed some indulgence to brighten up my workday. Even though I may be working across the hall in my office, I can still appreciate the sound and smells of a crackling fire. But this time, instead of heading back to work after adding the logs, I chose to procrastinate a little longer. Hence these photos showcasing my new silk Stark area rug. Click the link below for more photos of this space.

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Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902)

Posted on February 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm | No Comments

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A Trip to the Moon is a silent film and the creation of French illusionist and filmmaker ‪Georges Méliès‬, who I wouldn’t have known about if I hadn’t seen Martin Scorsese’s 2011 film Hugo. While watching Scorsese’s film, I had no idea that Ben Kingsley’s character was an accurate historical depiction of France’s cinema legend ‪Georges Méliès‬ and that most of the antique film frames used in Hugo were excerpts from ‪Méliès‬’ surviving and reconstructed films. Those images were so wonderful that I couldn’t resist researching this wonderful legend and his films.

For the next four paragraphs, I will be giving you the story of how this once-lost film was reconstructed. The technical details fascinate me. If you want to know more about ‪Georges Méliès‬, I would suggest viewing Scorsese’s film Hugo and then learn more by reading about Méliès here.

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