Vintage techniques + modern ingenuity combine to create this charming John Mayer music video.
Utilizing a pre-cinema technique called ombro cinema, director Virgilio Villoresi brings to life the whimsical illustrations of Virginia Mori in this highly creative music video for the John Mayer song Walt Grace’s Submarine Test January 1967. Isn’t it amazing what can happen when creative minds come together?
A Life Designed
“But do you know how old I will be by the time I learn to really play the piano / act / paint / write a decent play?”
Yes . . . the same age you will be if you don’t.”
- Julia Cameron
The Artist’s Way; A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
“The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.”
- James Dean
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not the desire to beat others.”
- Ayn Rand
Louis Vuitton pays tribute to The Greatest – Muhammad Ali with the digital experience ‘The Greatest Words.’
What do you get when you mix exceptional talents from fields as diverse as fashion, rap, calligraphy and boxing? Sometimes you get… magic.
In this beautifully done video produced by fashion house Louis Vuitton, spoken word artist Yasiin Bey, (Mos Def), and calligrapher Niels Shoe Meulman revisit the words of boxing great Muhammad Ali. The result is goose bump-worthy.
A Life Designed
Below is a link to a wonderfully-written article about the struggle to live a creative life in a material world and the conflict it often creates. While written specifically from a woman’s perspective, the struggle she describes is one that nearly all but the few and very fortunate people who make their livings in the creative arts can relate to, no matter their gender. - A Life Designed
I’m For Sale
Creative ambition is lovely, but what happens when you need real money?
BY GENEVIEVE SMITH for ELLE – April 9, 2013
When I was 26, my then roommate was a great scavenger of furniture. One day, she came home with a daybed frame: a twin-size wooden box with only three legs, which is likely why someone had left it on a curb in the first place. The frame sat propped against our dining room wall for the next year, until I moved in with my boyfriend (now husband), and she let us take it. My husband made a fourth leg out of salvaged wood, and we found a cushion that more or less fit the frame in the “as is” section of IKEA. The back was constructed from a mattress pad rolled up and stuffed into a homemade pillowcase, and the whole ensemble was eventually covered with some black corduroy fabric that we bought for $10. All told, I think we spent about $40 on the “couch.” That was six years ago. At the time, I thought of our jury-rigged furniture as a temporary arrangement, a way station on the path to adulthood. Now it serves as a reminder of how slow and grueling the road to financial security can be.
Welcome to ‘A Life Designed’… A blog dedicated to all things design, music, architecture, men’s style & fitness, the women we love and the pursuit of living a ‘top shelf life.’ And what better way to kick off this inaugural post than with a salute to THE icon of style and beauty herself… Sophia Loren. Continue reading…