Friday, October 30, 2009


The commercial we did in Buenos Aires is now up on the air. Called "Anthem", some of the shots include our 1st AD Esteban, the producer Natalie and others.
Watch it here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Plantings

We recently went to Armstrong Nursery in Glendale to find a 50% off sale (going on till 11/1/2009). Excellent. We got some lavender for the side of the house to go with the rosemary. We got a few honeysuckle shrubs for the front fence of the house. We might go back and get a few more of those. In the back we got some grass and a few succulents to surround the banana plant. And another fence is getting some star jasmine. Should make the backyard smell sweet next summer.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


There has been a Mantis perched next to the kitchen door for two days. Not sure what he's hanging out for.... but beautiful looking specimen.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BsAs in Mount Washington

Yesterday we put the door hardware I purchased in Argentina on the new garage door. It was a rehearsal for when we put it on the kitchen door. We need to get some brass screws to replace the ill fitting steel screws we had to use. Also, the street number sign I had made in Buenos Aires came in the mail. It looks great on the front of the house.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hotel Monaco

We just returned from a shoot in Portland, Oregon. It had been 17 years since my last visit and the city proved to be exceptionally vibrant and hip. There is no hipper place to stay in Portland than the Hotel Monaco. A train wreck of color, patterns and amazing upholstery make all the public areas fun to be in. The room are huge with lounges and bathrooms the size of my Brooklyn apartment. They love dogs and one afternoon, they gave away goldfish in big glass bowls to all who wanted company in their rooms.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mati M

While we were in Buenos Aires, the production had a very talented young fotog Matias Matocq documenting the days. The resulting pictures seem to have made the shoot even more glamorous and fun. Mati has a great eye for fashion and editorial work. I hope to see more of his work soon.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Baseboard Molding

WL has done an amazing job putting together a potential sample of baseboard molding. He is really using the new router saw to it's limit. Fantastic.

Friday, October 09, 2009

NY Lottery

I am back in NYC and am seeing billboards everywhere with the new sweet millions campaign. We did the commercials a few weeks ago. Very sweet. One is called Sleepy Time and the other is Bunnies

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Move In

We finally started to load in boxes to the house. And putting stuff away as we are installing the baseboard molding. After months of blue tape on the panes, the french doors are in their full glory now. With a tall curtain to cover them, the light in the "Blue" room is radiant. The bathroom has lived up to it's promise. My favorite shower ever. The tankless heater is working flawlessly. Even with every tap turned on hot and a flushed toilet, the temperature never changes. We added a hotel double rack to handle extra towels.
This afternoon, I had to read a friend's script. Thank goodness we brought over our lounges. Seven and WL relaxing and are making the most of the backyard.

Friday, October 02, 2009

More Argentine Crew

Just a fre more shots from last week's shoot.