LINKS & STUFF 10/09: A Sultry World, Sir Ken Adam, and K.K. Barrett

This week I’ve been super busy so I haven’t had time to write as much as I would have liked but I have been periodically procrastinating and getting lost on the internet from time to time. Here are some awesome Links & STUFF for this week which will be a regular feature on my blog

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Self-Discipline

Today’s Hump Day Quote Day theme is Self-Discipline. You can check out last weeks theme, Perseverance, here. Next weeks quote theme will be Teamwork.

INSPIRATION: Expressive Sand Animation

I have seen sand art done before but never to tell a sad history of a people or nation or really any expressive coherent story at all. I was so impressed by the skill and vigor this woman shows within her work.

FILM REVIEWS: Toronto International Film Festival 2009

For those of you who aren’t familiar TIFF is the largest public film festival in the world. So it’s kind of like putting kids loose in a candy store or trying to ride as many rides as you can at Disneyland before close except Disneyland has nothing on TIFF.

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

Architectural Lettering

Architectural Lettering: How to Write Like an Architect

Lately I have put in a valiant effort to change my handwriting permanently to architectural lettering. You too can learn how to change your handwriting.

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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.

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