Saturday, October 29, 2011

Set Fun

Having a good time on the set yesterday...... it even got a little artistic outside as the real sun set behind our 30' tall manmade version.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Kitty Kitty

Doing a commercial this week with a fashion designer and his animated cat. We needed a 3D stand in for the post effects people to see shadows and lighting. I love this picture of pussy.
Below, I caught myself in a monitor as the camera was being reloaded.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

More Cremones

Before I left for NYC, WL installed a new front hall closet and we added a cremone bolt instead of a door handle/lock. Looking exotic and good.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Felt Tree

Follow new home buyer and horticulturalist Georgia T recently gave us a fine specimen of a felt tree. Not sure what the latin name is but it looks dandy in the front garden next to the hotlips salvia.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Working Dog

Rusty gets some last minute cues from his trainer before the cameras roll and he is acting with the the object of his wonderment, a hopping cardboard box.

Friday, October 21, 2011


We have at least two prey mantis's roaming the garden. I spotted one recently climbing some rosemary.

Winter Fakery

We were recently on stage re creating a street scene in front of a department store Christmas window. Huge teddy bears, nut crackers and a large scale working train completed the picture. Man lifts with fans and fake snow added to the wintery effect. The outcome looked pretty good.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekend Dog

Seven seemingly playing dead.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


We have decided to replace the hall closet door and needed another cremone. The deals Amighini Architecturals have with salvage companies in Italy and Argentina guarantee a unique experience at each locale. Exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable sales staff makes the search for the perfect piece easy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Desert Shooting

We spent yesterday in the Joshua Tree area shooting a new underwear campaign for you know who. We had to use ATV's to get to the remote set. We had a high powered photographer doing the stills of the boxer clad guys while Tristan (aka OSS117) guided us on the video production. The efforts should be in magazines, on billboards and across computer screens around the globe soon.

Monday, October 10, 2011


We got to Palm Springs this afternoon and checked into the Horizon motel. Designed by famed architect William Cody in the early 1950's. Seems to be low season cause I'm the only one at the pool. Tomorrow we travel early to Joshua Tree for our shoot.

Weekend Dog

A study in textures

More Holes

The last of the windows went in this weekend. Just in time to test the dual glazing with a heat wave coming later in the week.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Modernica Madness

We ventured into mid century great Modernica's warehouse sale this morning. WL was smitten with Saarinen's Grasshopper chair while I have always had my eye on the Papa Bear Chair.