QUOTE OF THE DAY: Perseverance

Welcome to Art Departmental’s first regular feature blog entry. This week’s topic is perseverance. I find Wednesday (Hump-day, as they say) to be the worst day of the week as many often do. So every

How to Write Like an Architect

Lately I have been putting in a valiant effort to change my handwriting permanently to architectural lettering.

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TV SETS: ‘House’ Psychiatric Hospital Set Build

A great behind-the-scenes video with the Production Designer and Set Decorator of ‘House’.

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INSPIRATION: A Visit to Ansel Adams House

Check out this video showcasing the work of Ansel Adams in the very home that breathed his creativity.

Art Department Quotes

I am one of those weird people who loves collecting quotations. They inspire me sometimes when I’m all out of ideas. Here are some that I liken to the world of production design and the

INSPIRATION: Roberto Cavalli’s Ultimate Guy Pad

If you just heard a noise it was probably the sound of my jaw-dropping gasp as I looked at photos of Roberto Cavalli’s ‘Ultimate Guy Pad’ in T Magazine’s Design and Living Summer 2009 issue. Read that article and for God’s sake look at the stunning photos.

Tying the Knot

I learned how to load a truck and tie it down the hard way. Hopefully you won’t have to learn this way. If you follow the links provided you will learn how to tie a trucker’s hitch knot and a bowline knot.

PRODUCTION DESIGN PORN

Production design film stills that inspire me to do better everyday.

ART PORN I

A selection of classic paintings that inspire me to do better everyday.

Who am I? Just a determined girl with a new blog

So here goes… my first blog post… ever. My name is Rose. I live and work in Toronto, Canada primarily as a production designer or art director on independent films. I often work in set

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