The Peculiar Picture Parade Joy and I put together at 92YTribeca last night couldn’t have been more fun. The theater is small which makes for a really chill screening with the nearest and dearest.
Look at all the pretty faces
Joy and I surprised everyone with a film we did just for the Parade called “Place Stamp Here.” It’s based on a short story by Kelly Sharp and the three of us made the film in about a month. The music was done by The Chandeliers with Zach Knox on piano.
Thanks again to Brett W. Thompson for making the event flyer.
Brett Thompson rocks
There was a fantastic audience reaction from each film. Our Q+A session with the filmmakers covered animation, crunch berries, sex and death.
Jessica Polaniecki, Brett Thompson, Dusty Grella, Signe Baumane and Kelly Sharp
Joy Vaccese, Lori Samsel, Katie Cropper and Noëlla Borie
Please enjoy the Signal Film by Taylor Armstorng – it is a 25 second documentary about how Joy and I put this lil animation show together.
I’ve been so busy lately (with some great projects) but haven’t had any time to write at all.
So! I thought I’d share something awesome in the meantime.
Our wedding was featured on Events by Sarah Elizabeth today! She’s just lovely and wrote me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would like to share some of my ideas and inspirations in the planning. And SO if you aren’t sick of hearing me go on and on yet, Mom, you can head over there so see more photos and details about the day.
me + my Joy. it's not OUR wedding, obviously. this picture is just so cute.
Opening title sequence created by Kris Clarkin as his thesis project. It’s for a proposed film adaptation of the book “Kill Your Friends,” based in London in 1997 when ‘Britpop’ is at its height.
I found Clarkin’s title sequence very entertaining, playfully integrating the names of the cast and crew into items found in the apartment with quick cuts to flashbacks from the main character’s life – sex, drugs and debauchery.
The book opens with a quote from Hunter S. Thompson, which summarizes the essence of the novel:
“The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs. There is also a negative side.”
Queens Comfort is a new addition to the magical neighborhood of Astoria! Featured on Amuse * Bouche, the southern-style restaurant just opened last week and their comfort food looks simply glorious. They serve a Maple Bacon Buttermilk Biscuit. Did you hear that? There isn’t one thing about the dish that doesn’t sound appealing. To top it off, they serve Stumptown coffee from Brooklyn. Sold! Click here to see more delicious images from Queens Comfort.
I can’t wait to stroll on over and visit this homey and heavenly place. Living less than 10 minutes away, I shall be a regular – for sure. If I look like I put on a couple (hundred) pounds the next time you see me, the biscuits will take the blame.
Even though the song makes me just as sad as this lonely puppet, I’m going to buy his album.
These three talented lads also worked together on this NEXT insane music video in 20 days back in September. I remember I wanted to write about it at the time but my mind bent a little bit watching it and I forgot. Here it is now, in all it’s melting, acid flashback glory:
I love each new collection they come out with, so sweet and reminiscent of another time and another place. Plus, I’m pretty sure those are TWINS in their new look book, which just makes me adore them even more. I can even tell them apart, it’s the eyebrows. Twins are weird.
From the Fall 2010 Collection- Avalon Dress and Diggers Cardigan
This Avalon Dress is now on sale! I neeeeeeed it. Shop Dear Creatures here.