Hobo Chic

September 12, 2009


A Crossroad Called Manzanar

September 11, 2009

A CROSSROAD CALLED MANZANAR is a completed feature-length screenplay written by Cindy Fang and Alice Kim. An adapted short film version is currently in pre-production with a grant from the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program.

A Crossroad Called Manzanar is a historically-accurate narrative short film, set in California during World War II. In the wake of Pearl Harbor, racial tensions deepen in Boyle Heights, a diverse suburb of Los Angeles. Anti-Japanese propaganda crop up all around town, and Japanese-owned businesses are vandalized. As the xenophobia increases, the Chinese residents of Boyle Heights feel pressured to distinguish themselves from their unpopular Japanese neighbors.

They are currently casting.  Check out the website for more info.

I’ve Got a Feelin….

September 10, 2009

that Mercury is in retrograde….

Mercury turns retrograde September 7th, 2009 at 6 Libra – 12:39 am EST
Mercury turns direct September 29th, 2009 at 21 Virgo – 9:03 am

Mercury retrograde provides the opportunity to adjust our thoughts, attitudes and decisions about our issues and adjust our new direction as we move through 2009. The adjustments of Mercury retrograde typically occur three times a year (four in 2009) and become similar to a course correction during the flight from one destination to another.

The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to review and revise our life and our connection with reality. The timing of this universe is geared toward the Sun as it moves through the zodiac. Mercury has an orbit that at times gets ahead of the Sun allowing us to look into the future toward new and innovative ideas. However, we cannot continue in that vein until we come back to the present designated by the Sun and put our new ideas into manifestation. During the time that Mercury jumps ahead, we ultimately have to bring the ideas back into the present to test and evaluate to see how they fit into our life. As Mercury retrogrades back into the present, the connection with the Sun happens as we test drive our ideas and re-align with reality and the natural timing of the universe.

The Mercury retrogrades that occur in 2009 provide the opportunities for us to make mental adjustments about decisions we have as our goals, aspirations that are our focus during the ELEVEN year of 2009. Because we are making decisions to bring forward the visionary awareness into our new journey, new endeavors, new goals, the events during the Mercury retrograde time frames help us to veer away from the past and take bold steps into our new future. . These adjustments will be very necessary as they allow us to make major changes, emphasizing our bold and innovative choices. -via Alpha Life Trends

Magical Photographs

September 9, 2009

Well, isn’t this neat….

Bokeh, which is the out-of-focus light distortion in the background of a photo, is more and more seen as an aesthetic element of photography. This lens brings it more attention by shaping those blurs into stars, hearts, and more.

The Bokeh Filter is a physical lens that attaches to any mainstream DSLR and blocks out small pieces of light to create the desired patterns. Changing the cool blurry streetlights behind your ladyfriend into hearts? Cheesetastic. But used subtly (that would mean using no shapes that are also found in a box of Lucky Charms), this could bring a really cool element to some photos. And hell, if you’re going for outright cheese, might as well do it naturally and not in the edit room, right? [Gizmodo via Bokeh Filter via Geekologie]


September 8, 2009

Fall/Winter09 Rock & Republic ad campaign.  Model, Charlotte Carey, is a 16-year old model who is half-Indonesian, half-English.  Beautiful girl.

United We Stand

September 7, 2009

Big Boy Watch

September 6, 2009

Here is a watch that will turn heads.  From luxury watchmaker, Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Reverso Squadra World Chronograph.  A Self Winding – Titanium Cased – Sapphire Crystal’d – Alligator Strapped. Reverse the face to reveal 24 time zones. Now, if you have $15,900 to spare, feel free to go out and buy one. Read more about the watch (and other versions) here.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra World Chronograph-thumb

Watch Back

Let Yourself Feel

September 5, 2009

Beautiful video.  check it out.

let yourself feel. from Esteban Diácono.

Grizzly Jay-Z

September 4, 2009

This past weekend, Jay-Z (along with his main squeeze) attended the free Grizzly Bear concert in Brooklyn.  Love the Grizzly Bears! HERE is an interview Jay-Z did for Pitchfork commenting on the future of Indie Rock.  He states, “What the indie rock movement is doing right now is very inspiring.” Agreed.

Love this song too


September 4, 2009

So lovely!  The light pink roses in the slate grey vases…Rose cacti…and delicate white flowers (not sure what they are, but don’t they look like artichoke hearts?)

spruce-3photographs by Brendan McLaughlin