Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Album Carts

For today's inspiration we feature woodworker, Dusty Rael Wheeler, an artist named after a 1974 Genesis album.  His pictures of album crates caught our attention and we wanted to share his amazing work with you. Check out more of his designs on his Rael Wood blog.

Pretty cool, right? We couldn't think of a better way to house our favorite albums from the past.  Please share with us your favorite album of all time.  For album inspiration check out our very own, Dusty Howe's blog at Six String University where he periodically features an album of the day.  His most recent selection was the following:

Enjoy your day!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Night at the Movies

Friday has always signified the release of new films coming to the big screen. However, the real life independent film genre that saw brief success during the 90's seems to becoming increasingly more difficult to find. These are the films that we especially love, and they are what inspired us to try and write a screenplay almost five years ago. Unfortunately, fewer of these movies are being made, and even less get a wide release on the big screen.

We realize this genre isn't for everyone. Typically a great independent art film has a rating between 6.0 and 7.5 on IMDB. We actually looked up tons of our favorites and nearly all of them fell into that range. Consider it the barometer when looking for great films in this genre. Anyway, here are some examples that we love.

Kicking and Screaming is a wonderful film by Noah Baumbach and stars some of the greats in the independent film genre including Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton and Eric Stoltz. It's about a handful of college students who, upon graduating, do nothing and talk about it wittily.

The Anniversary Party also has an amazing cast as seen in this trailer and was written/directed by the great duo of Alan Cumming and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Broken English is one of the more recent of this genre that we were able to see in the theatre. It was written/directed by Zoe Cassavetes, the daughter of the great John Cassavetes. This movie yet again features the queen of independent film, Parker Posey.

Unfortunately, Happythankyoumoreplease did not make it to a national release. But we recently saw the writing/directing debut of Josh Radnor (best known as Ted in How I Met Your Mother) and this is one that shouldn't be missed.

So those are some independent films to recycle back into the world if you haven't already seen them. As for a new movie to go see this evening... Well, the one movie being released this week that looks of interest, Magic Trip, the journey of Ken Kesey, is not being shown in Indianapolis. But luckily, there is another trip that you can view on the big screen and we are really looking forward to checking this one out. Here is the trailer, and enjoy your weekend, everyone!! :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Industrial Style Kitchen

I've been staring at the images of this kitchen now for a few minutes in awe so I had to share.  The images are from Emma's Designblog, a blog that is definitely worth checking out for industrial style inspiration:)

Thank you Emma!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Inspirational space

We love creative spaces and we love even more when we are able to provide just the right piece to make a space come alive.  We admire those of you who dare to push the limits of design, who find beauty in a rusted piece of junk and can turn an empty shell of a camper into a retreat..

If Julie inspires you like she does us then you will want to check out the full story provided by Re-nest.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Industrial Rack

For all of you DIY enthusiasts we are sharing with you a fantastic project courtesy of Rooney.  As much as we like the idea of creating our own furniture and industrial style, there is rarely enough time in the day to do so. Click here for details on how you can create the below industrial rack for under $75.  If anyone chooses to do so, please share your pictures with us:) 

Have fun creating!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Inspirational space

Courtesy of Coast Magazine the following picture provided us with today's inspiration.  The picture tells the story of how photographer, Michele Turriani bought a decommissioned light vessel and turned it into his home.  Turriani is clearly a man with a vision and his use of industrial style is amazing, for the full story check out allaboutyou.com you will be amazed.

Enjoy your day...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Theater Seats

Alternative seating...

All you need is a bag of popcorn, a soda and a movie, may we suggest...


Enjoy your day!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fitz and the Tantrums

A wonderful thing happened as I was driving to my vacation getaway last week, I actually turned on the radio and heard a song that made me stop and listen.  It is very rare for me to listen to the radio but I got a  bit nostalgic as I was heading south in the direction of my college town of Indiana University.  I turned the dial to 92.3 Bloominton and was immediately transported back to my college days:)  This group is called Fitz and the Tantrums, the song is "Moneygrabber".  The song, although new, sounds familiar with a Motown feel yet fresh all the same, I can't stop listening to it.  As soon as I was back to civilization and able to connect to a computer I downloaded their music and was not disappointed by one song on their cd.  They are a cool group, if you have time check them out on Live at Daryl's House.   At the very least check out this song, it will be a nice tune to take you into the weekend!

Have a fabulous weekend!