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TGIF – Hurdling into the weekend with Patrik Giardino!

Check out Patrik’s work on his site here

Updated and looking good! Just like the weekend!

 

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New York vs Los Angeles – The age old discussion…..

As someone who has lived on both coasts and has given this much though I laughed out loud at the piece shared from a friend ( who has also lived in both places ) from The New Yorker. Of course it brings to mind Woody Allen’s great film Annie Hall!

Titled: N.Y.C. to L.A. to N.Y.C. to L.A., Ad Infinitum by the writer Cirocco Dunlap – it is so good – here is an excerpt:

When I realized that New York was a cesspit filled with the viscera of broken dreams, I decided that the time had come for me to move to beautiful, sunny Los Angeles. When I arrived in L.A. and realized that it was creatively dead, had a withered husk for a soul, and considered ombré the height of culture, I took the first plane back to New York. Of course, my plane landed in a sea of overstressed, overworked rat kings fornicating with cockroaches and three of my exes. So I bought a used Prius and drove cross-country straight to L.A., because in L.A. people go on hikes. On my first hike in L.A., I had to talk to someone who’d never read Joan Didion and who’d had—get this—plastic surgery. Before he could say “juice cleanse,” I had ridden a fixed-gear bicycle right back to the Big Apple.
My bike wouldn’t fit in my two-inch-wide urine-soaked apartment in Sunset Park, so I found someone to take over my lease and I rode a Segway all the way to Hollywood, eating local fruits and reciting positive affirmations as I rolled merrily along. At my first party in Los Angeles, I heard the word “agent” more than fifteen thousand times. (I tried to keep a tally, but my fingers started bleeding, so I stopped.) People went on “generals” and never returned. I knew I needed to get back to where the real people were, the people of substance and letters, who understood the Struggle.

Read the whole piece here

 

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Frank Ockenfels 3 and the new X Files and some BIG ratings….

This from Ad Age:

” The return of one of Fox’s most iconic franchises has given the network new signs of life, as ratings for the new “X-Files” event series were, um, out of this world. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, the Sunday night premiere of Chris Carter’s paranoid alien-conspiracy drama delivered a staggering 16.2 million viewers and a 6.1 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo, marking Fox’s highest scripted delivery since “Empire” put up a 6.7 in its Sept. 23 season opener. “The X-Files” got a huge boost from its NFC Championship Game lead-in, which drew 45.7 million viewers and a 15.7 adults 18-to-49 rating. ”

I am tuning in – hope you are too!

 

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Who are you going to call? GHOSTBUSTERS! Frank Ockenfels 3 shoots the new campaign – the teasers are out now!

Because remember: I ain’t afraid o’ no ghosts…..

Coming to a theater near you this July – it is going to be a fun summer!

Check out the trailer, coming soon!

 

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Spencer Lowell shoots in Paris for our friends at COMMUNE Design…..

Spencer always loves the work he gets to do with COMMUNE. From hotels, to restaurants, to retail stores to this beautiful apartment that they recently completed in Paris, the beautiful architecture and design they create is always a pleasure to shoot.

To see more of Spencer’s architectural work see this link here

And please visit the wonderful world of COMMUNE Design here