Archive for January, 2010
I’m fashionably early for today’s BizBash 2010 mixer event at the Pier 59 Digital Studios West in Santa Monica.
The first thing that struck me as I walked into the venue was its main lounge area with its glowing red mini coffee tables and its spacious couches (I would kill to have a couch like that in my apartment… )
And I turn the corner and l see this!
The inflatable dome and its icy blue lighting deem it an appropriate main living room area in a nice igloo/ice house. The furnishing is provided by: Town and Country
Here are snippets of the night’s featured entertainments:
* Photosphere 360 photo booth:
Group shot of the day!
They were amazing!!! It was like a mini Cirque du Soleil show. Check out ZenArtsLA for more of their amazing work of art.
Overall, it was a fun night.
I love events. The whole shebang from getting ready, arriving at the venue, looking at its interior décor, trying their food, socializing, getting party favors–yes, you get the picture.
As I pull into the Astor Classics Event Center lot in Anaheim, the first thought that came to my mind was, “Am I at the right place??? [there were event signs that directed me to the lot, but still...]“ I found myself surrounded by plain ol’ storage buildings with vague lighting–like the scene you cover your eyes and ears in scary movies because you know something/someones going to pop out.
Soon as I got out of the car, I was relieved to hear party music. YES! Of course I followed it and I couldn’t believe my eyes. I walked into this:
…wasn’t expecting that! It was a pleasant surprise
Design Challenge Tablescape Contest
The venue was packed with creative tablescapes. It’s really amazing how creativity can turn ANY space into an atmosphere of inspiration and art.*
I feel like these days, everything is a little too complicated than it should be. For example, technologies with hundreds of applications on it (literally) and fusion food with tons of spices that blend into something so complicated that you don’t really know what you’re tasting.
Quite often, the best things in life are simple: grilled cheese, receiving a real hand-written mail, realizing you have more time to sleep in the morning, laughing…
Here’s something that I came across at the 2010 Utterly Spankin’ New Year Party and thought was brilliant:
Simple. To the point. Clear.
Yes. Love it.
Subtle. Simple letter press
T’was a rainy day in L.A…
I don’t remember the last time it rained this much here.
I was humming the tunes of “Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head” on my way to the Sheraton Universal for a client meeting with a beautiful couple whose having their wedding there in March.
Located on the very top floor of the hotel is their recently renovated Starview Ballroom:
I was driving down La Brea to get some bread at a local bakery and I saw an interesting ad by Diesel that caught my attention:
I think it’s brilliant.
My personal favorite quotes from its campaign are,
“Smart may have the brains but stupid has the balls” “Stupid is the relentless pursuit of a regret free life”.
Be stupid. Life is too short to be smart~
Check it out! Be stupid.