“10 Things Go!”

This will be a regular on the blog. On occasion, I’m going to post a list of 10 links, regarding things that I thought are worth mentioning (for whatever reason).

Whoever is reading this, feel free to post your own “10 things” on the comments.

Here is my first list (not in any specific order):

1- Mike Libby’s Insect Lab This is probably one of the coolest things I have ever encountered in my life. And I encountered a lot of cool things. Mike takes insects and adds gears, coils and such, creating a mutant android ( whether is a grasshopper, a beetle or an otherworldly scorpion) that is absolutely incredible.

2- Stephane Halleux is an amazing sculptor. It takes a lot to impress me when it comes to sculpture, but her work is really fantastic. I know it may seem like we are going on a Steampunk theme here, but that’s because I freaking love it pure coincidence.

3- Artificium is an Austrian furniture store. Their stuff is so….luxurious, but im the best sense of the word. There’s a lot to look at, but my personal favorite collections are the opulent Vintage/Retro and the whimsical and rich Nature

4-Manbroidery Flickr group It’s men embroidering. I mean, it can’t get much better than that in life.

5-Iron Man R2D2. Pretty self-explanatory. And awesome.

6-Bob Causey ~ Bob is a sculptor of movie statues/busts. Click on his Gallery and be prepared because he’ll freak the fuck out of you with his talent. His “Lost Boys'” David, his Hellboy and Heath Ledger’s Joker (which is arguably most realistic single piece of sculpture one has ever encountered), are insane (no pun intended. /geek). As both appreciator of the arts and as a painter of busts, I can only have major respect for the guy. He uses silicone often in his final product, where the hair is punched in with a needle/hook.

7- Carmel, CA (“Carmel by-the-Sea”). This Flickr set titled “Once Upon a Time” and another one titled “Carmel, California” from Linda Yvonne are the perfect explanation of why I would kill a goat (not really) to live in that place. It’s like living on Middle Earth or something. I love it so much, I actually have those sets saved on my “inspiration” folder. Unfortunately, Carmel is very exclusive and expensive, so the odds of me actually living there, are not very favorable. Fortunately, they have places like this one, for folks like me. Going for a visit is on my Bucket List.

8- John T. Unger Studio On his Etsy store, John T. Hunter sells fire bowls (whether they are a grill or a portable bonfire) that he hand-cuts from 100% recycled steel, that look as cool as he does.

9- Max Wanger I’ve been married for 18 years but I never had a wedding. And although I love the whole shebang involving weddings, I never had a problem with the fact that I never had one. *Until* I encountered the work of photographer Max Wanger. And while there are other photographers using that same style of vintage photo, so to speak, Max goes a step further, imo, with his poetic and naturally cool eye. He just gets it. Please, take your time to browse through his galleries because they are bound to make you happy (and hopeful) about love.

10-The Sartorialist ~ Now, I know that Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist is too famous and popular to need mentioning, but I absolutely LOVE his blog and wanted to say it out loud. I have a love/hate relationship with fashion. I love fashion because of both it’s self-expression nature and aesthetic in itself. On the other hand, I really loath the whole “what’s in/out” and I think it’s really bad for society. Trends should come naturally, from the streets and not shoved in our faces as the only acceptable option. The Sartorialist celebrates what’s the best about fashion. Schuman takes his camera to the streets. The real place where fashion is made.

And that’s all folks! 🙂

Feel free to make your own. I LOVE to lea……..well, please refer to the blog title. 😉

June 21, 2010. Tags: . 10ThingsGo!, Awesomest, Favorites, Inspiring, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Joker preview

Long way to go, but I’m excited about it! Which makes me happy, since I spent a long time without feeling it. I’m glad I’m picking it up again.

Here’s a sneak peak of the Joker. The mouth is done and the eyes are almost there. Still lots to be done. Crappy Photo Booth shot.

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May 2, 2009. Favorites, I made it. 2 comments.

I feel robbed.

For not knowing about this before. I feel ignorant, actually. Because how could I not know of such beauty? Now I have decades of wonderful entertainment to catch up to.

I cannot believe that I did not know that Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie actually were a comedy double act. They even had a tv show (on BBC) called “A Bit of Fry and Laurie” for years and years.

OMG. This is fantastic. This is so fantastic.

YT has tons of sketches out there.

A few pearls:

 

 

 

Btw, if you have Twitter, please, do yourself a favor and ‘follow’ Stephen Fry. Also, check it out his site. You won’t regret it.

April 24, 2009. Awesomest, Favorites, Try it. 1 comment.

For Entertainment purposes only.

Ok. So I got a bone to pick. It’s been bothering me for a while, but I keep going back and forth about posting it.

The other day, while browsing AI forums, I came across the link for the Bill O’Reilly segment about Adam Lambert. Kid must really be special to make me watch any BoR segment. Ugh.

I have no doubts that when the night falls, this guy, O’Reilly is exactly all the things he’s prejudice about. The skeletons in his closet belong to the Museum of Natural History, right beside the T-Rex.

Anyway.

So, on this segment, they (Bill and 2 republican Sarah Palin fangirls women) were discussing somebody else’s private life. That somebody else, was Adam Lambert.

Ok. Stop.

Note: Guess what, Bill. There was NOTHING embarrassing about those pictures! Not one thing. Zero. None. If anything, they were kinda delish (I hate when I use RR’s lingo, but I can’t help myself), in a “I’m living vicariously through you” kinda way. So fuck you.

As I was saying, those two gals were asked if they thought that the fact that Adam was “allegedly” (snerk) gay could hurt his chances of winning AI.

The women, to BoR’s surprise (I take he never heard of AI’s fraus..hehe), gushed over Adam, so the segment went nowhere.

So, what’s my problem? Here it is. The whole thing made me wonder what those women (or some other BoR viewers) would/did do if/when they had to vote on Prop 8.

See, I’ve seen many saying that they love Adam on stage, and what a great talent he is, and how sweet and well-mannered he seems to be..etc..and so on… But would/did their respect extend to his actual rights? Or it would be one more case of “I have nothing against them personally, I just don’t believe it’s right because of my beliefs” kinda thing.

How many of Adam’s fans (or any other gay artist. I don’t wanna use the guy as flag for anything) actually voted ‘yes’ on Prop 8? How many of those people think he’s the ‘bee’s knees’, but you know, until they cross their “personal beliefs”. Then, it’s all “fuck ’em fags and their shameful (or “embarrassing” right o’R?) lifestyle.” I really hope, for the sake of humanity or at least society, those so-called “fans”, can see that a good person is a good person and a bad person is…..well, one that wants to take other people’s rights away.

I don’t get it and I never will. I admit of having a “head start” because homosexuality was never taboo in my family. There were no closets to hide and everything was always treated as natural as it should be. My uncle was gay and often, at my grandma’s house, half of the people in the room (or, better yet, in the kitchen, laughing our asses off! Good times… <3) were gay too.

Some people are attracted to the opposite sex. Some to the same one. Some for both. Whatever.

One can believe in whatever they want, I don’t care what, but EQUAL RIGHTS should never, EVER be at stake. Ever.

So, please, don’t love your gay “for entertainment purposes only”. Evolution will thank you.

April 17, 2009. Adam Lambert, Rant, True story. 1 comment.

A handbag?!?

 Omg. This has got to be one of the funniest/coolest/awesomest videos I’ve seen in a long time.  

  A remix of Edith Evans‘s classic delivery of the famous “A handbag?!” line, as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. This is SO fantastic. I have no words… 

 

 

 

 OASN: If you haven’t read the book, I beg you to do so. You won’t regret it. In fact,  you can even read it for free online.

December 27, 2008. Awesomest, Favorites. Leave a comment.