Day 44

Later tonight, much of the world will no doubt gather round to enjoy the opening festivities of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

And while I could probably write an entire post about the glories of the beautiful city of Vancouver (the art! the coffee! the food! and on and on) instead I’ll share my favorite 2010 Olympics-related promo to get you in the mood for tonight’s opening ceremonies:

I just love this piece STUDIO AKA produced as a BBC promo.

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The passing and loss of (Lee) Alexander McQueen today is beyond description. There is nothing I can say that has not already been said, I did not know him but I loved his work. Here are a few of the write-ups in the papers and some of his work that has inspired me over the years:

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The Times
2001 Times article
Vogue
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Wikipedia

“People don’t want to see clothes. They want to see something that fuels the imagination.”
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Survival

  • Atlas Snowshoes–with ~4′ of snow on the ground, these are almost a necessity
  • Keen boots–without a good pair of boots, snowshoes aren’t much use
  • Under Armour base layers–keep warm and dry no matter how wet you get in the snow
  • Design House Stockholm pleece–warm and snuggly
  • North Face WindWall–keeps the wind out and adds a layer of warmth to any good winter anorak
  • Aleve–after all that shoveling you’ll need it!
  • How about you dear readers? What do you depend on during harsh winters?

    Images:
    mine, 2, 3, 4, 5,6

    With Snowpocalypse 3 (THREE?!) raging outside my window, I suppose now is as a good a time as any to share a few more pictures from Snowpocalypse 2:
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    Type Oscars

    10/02/2010 — Leave a comment

    It may be almost a month before the Academy Awards, but Ellen Lupton has already posted her picks for the Oscars of Type.

    Personally I love her Best Serif pick:

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    Calluna, by Jos Buivenga

    Which faces made your list, dear readers?

    Day 41

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    Day 40

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    Sherlock Holmes

    09/02/2010 — 1 Comment

    Have you seen Danny Yount’s titles for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes? Wow!

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    Read Art of the Title’s interview with Yount here and see the evolution of his work on this project as well as the full credits themselves.

    Image: Art of the Title

    Day 39

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    Mars, Vol. 9

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    Day 38

    07/02/2010 — 1 Comment

    Exhausted from shoveling so today is a bit lame, I’m afraid:
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    Digging out after 2 shovelings Friday, Two

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    Sitting inside my car, wall-o-snow

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    Success

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    My own personal Subaru ad

    Mars, Vol. 8

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    Day 37

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    Mars, Vol. 7

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    Almost forgot to post the last of the shots from my trip to Mars last month, here is the first batch, more to follow:
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    Shoveling

    06/02/2010 — Leave a comment

    Unless you live under a rock or more likely, are one of my readers from abroad you might not know that this weekend brought Baltimore an historic blizzard.

    So this afternoon once the snow had stopped, I helped my family dig out. My mum was kind enough to supply the following video of my father and I shoveling their massive drive:

    Ok, so my sense of humor is especially punchy today– we’re all a little batty from the miles of sparkling white everywhere…

    Brain Candy

    06/02/2010 — Leave a comment

    Today finds Charm City buried once again, in a blanket of sparkling white. The effect is beautiful, bewildering and even a little inspiring though at some point after hours of shoveling, the snow will become less than charming. In the meantime, here is a piece of visually stunning eye/brain candy straight from Japan for you, dear readers, snowbound or otherwise:

    Doesn’t this just make your eyes smile and the snow a little more fun?