Friday, April 24, 2009
The District of Colombia is not generally so quickly associated with good design, (no offense to all of the good designers in DC). Nonetheless, she continues to play host to some annual design related events. I attended the opening of the WDC Design Center Spring show house last night, boringly themed "Urban Living". I'll post more about it later, but wanted to show a few quick iphone snapshots.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I was skeptical, but production designer Kalina Inavov didn't disappoint. The sets of HBO's Grey Gardens were stunning, and served as the perfectly appointed backdrop for incredibly well dressed characters...well, sometimes.
I've long been a fan of Grey Gardens, and wasn't sure of what I thought about the making of a movie... especially one staring Drew Barrymore. The movie was - good. Jessica Lange, who I honestly didn't really know, did a fantastic job of portraying Big Edie Beale. It's hard to believe that she's 60! She was stunningly beautiful, when appropriate, and painfully depressing at times. Drew Barrymore gave a typically Drew Barrymore performance despite apparently studying harder for this role than any other. The most impressively played role in the film was that of the house as portrayed by Kalina Ivanov.
The following images are from a comprehensive Grey Gardens fan site; Grey Gardens News