Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday night marked the grand opening of the New World Symphony campus along with the Sound Scape park. What can I say that's not clearly obvious from the photos below. The new NWS campus was dreamed up by music director Michael Tilson Thomas and created by life long friend and architect Frank Gehry along with the help of acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota. The $160 million campus is hands down the most stunning achievement in the history of Miami Beach in the past few decades. The creativity that has gone into this building is just amazing from the marvelous projection system in the park, to the magnificent "sails" that suspend effortlessly from the ceiling in the auditorium. Over the past few weeks I've been to a few of the rehearsals for the grand opening and I believe it's safe to say I will never get tired of walking into that auditorium. I want to say thank you to my girlfriend Alex for everything and I just want to let you know that I'm so proud of you for all you hard work and efforts that you've put into the opening of this new building. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work at tomorrow's concert. To everyone else, I'll let you know how it goes. For now enjoy the photos below from the ribbon cutting and premier of the projector aka the wallcast.
I also want to thank Julian from Lemon Yellow for the invite to the penthouse at Delano. The event was fun.
The video above is of video of a forever evolving clock created by video artist Tal Rosner. The piece is composed of photos of the new building in it's construction period from all angles. I'm so happy that this will be playing most of the time while the projectors are on.
Currently listening to "Do it all" by Drake.
Friday, January 21, 2011
So today at work it felt like an episode of the office. Robert and myself went head to head in a little relay race. Check out the footage below to see the outcome.
Currently listening to "We The Champs (Duke vs. Carolina)" by Pac Div
Sunday, January 9, 2011
A few inspiring videos I watched this weekend. I love videos like these, they just really make me want to go out and create. The first video is call Undercity Film NYC, directed by Andrew Wonder. The Second video is on Scott Schuman aka the Sartorialist and the videos below that are a cool jeffstaple interview by SHHO. Lastly is a video by VBS.TV who recently launched a new series titled League of Two. The show’s theme was to highlight the relationships between close friends who incidentally work together through the realm of architecture, fashion, music, food and film. The attention turns to Partners and Spade who encompasses a brand, store and an agency. Enjoy! (UPDATE) Just saw this wonderful video of Massimo Vignelli and wanted to add it.
Alright everybody here is my final post for Art Basel 2010. Man I took a million photo during the last day. This awesome Sunday started out with me and Robert going to the Nike Destroyer tour stop at Mr. Sports on Lincoln Road. After Robert copped a Destroyer Jacket and got it customized we grabbed some food at Paul's and headed to the Sanrio Small Gift Pop Up Store in Wynwood. The pop up store, tattoo parlor and gallery exhibit was put on and curated by Zio Fulcher and Roger Gastman who you might know from Banksys Exit threw the gift shop Documentary. Super cool guy. After checking out the whole exhibit we grabbed some shaved ice and headed to see our friend Tatiana's mural that she did for Primary Flight. Saw a lot of dope productions on the way.
Dedication right here. The pop up store was giving away free tattoos, and this being the last day of the store these girls had been waiting since 5 in the a.m. to get a tattoo. Crazy.
After we play some of the fresh carney games we headed to Scope and Art Asia in Wynwood.
Scope and Art Asia were not as good this year. I was feeling last years work better. We ended the night by going to Bar for a dope Adidas event that had performances by Aloe Blacc and Peanutbutter Wolf. The event also gave away free custom tees created by these guys called Hit + Run who do silk screening events and parties.
This Art Basel was probably the best Art Basel I've ever participated in. Even though I had a lot of headaches this year it was filled with good times and friends and to end it all I got to have a conversation with one of my biggest hero's Shepard Fairey aka OBEY. Its always an awesome feeling to meet one of your biggest Idols and there not an asshole. This guy was so polite and humble, I now have even more respect and admiration for him which I don't even know how that's possible. Next year I'm taking the whole week off. Basel is getting way too big to see it all at night and during the weekend. I hope everyone enjoyed these past couple of post. Peace.
Currently listening to Stretch & Bobbito 20th Anniversary on WKCR