Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wedding Bells

....And let's get started right away (did I mention that I'm sitting around at the airport?).

The Super 8 film that Haley shared below is from our good friends, (for Haley this is of course an understatement), Adam and Jamie's wedding on Long Island back in October. How can it have been that long ago?? It truly was a beautiful day, as you can see from the film. Haley was the most lovely maid of honor, might I add; and she truly held her own in a dance-off with the groom. But to give the full feeling, here's a combo of photos taken by Haley and me at the rehearsal dinner and the wedding.

From me:

It's cool, camera, the bride's the only one that matters here.

Someday very soon I have a feeling we'll all be privy to the photo within this photo. Very postmodern.

guestbook sign I made. Yes, that IS a string quartet in the background; thank you for asking!

Lucas and Josh

Josh and Carol




From Haley:










Oh, hello again.


{My duck-bootied feet in my NJ backyard last Christmas break}

Greetings from San Francisco Airport!

So....drips and drabs in early fall and a recent gorgeous film update courtesy of Haley aside, it's been a pretty empty showing over here in ER-ville. Haley is- no surprise- kept crazy busy being a successful editress down in SoCal. And as for me...let's just say that graduate school unveils new and fascinating ways to beat me to a bloody pulp with every passing semester. Of course, like any true academic masochist, I love (most) every minute of it.

That said, I have a few weeks of vacation time ahead of me. While this winter break isn't going to be quite the carefree romp through the snow that last year's was (I must, by the end of break, do that which I have been dreading for the last year and a half: come up with a cogent, viable thesis proposal to present at my midpoint review next semester), I would still like to take this opportunity to punch in over here in Enchanted Royal land and share some of the things that have inspired and excited me over the last few sleep-deprived months. We'll also be getting our website back up and running (the Big Cartel store is still full speed ahead).

So, hello again; and happy holidays from Enchanted Royals!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jamie & Adam: A Love Story

Jamie & Adam's (Super 8) Wedding from Haley Thompson on Vimeo.

This video is a wedding gift to my dearest friends, Jamie and Adam, who will one day grow up to be a very hot, old married couple that loves each other just as much, if not more, than the day we shot this footage (I'm sure of it).

Many special thanks to the super talented cinematographers, Carol Fahey and Dave Sliozis, without whom this video would not have been at all possible. Thank you both for helping make movie magic!


Monday, October 4, 2010

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2010

Kettle Corn booth. Clearly what we make a beeline for immediately upon entry.

kettle corn success! Robyn and Sherman

festivals make garbage

Avett Bros. The crowd was just as huge for Yonder Mountain String Band, who performed at this stage right before. We were over by those food tents. It wasn't pretty.


at Sharon Jones

night time

I spent yesterday at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. It's a free yearly event, financed by Warren Hellman, a highly wealthy music lover who's been giving this gift to the city for the last 10 years. This was my second festival as an SF resident; and while there were a few people that attended last year who were sorely missed, it was a beautiful day with some great buds.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book 2.0

Of particular interest to a lot of people these days, I think, is the future of the book. Kindle, the Ipad, and all manner of copycatting also-rans have created some divisive schools of thought on the matter. I personally am not a Kindle convert, nor do i forsee such a thing coming to be anytime soon, but I did find some of Ideo's ideas on the matter to be kind of inspiring. (I'm referring to the first and last of these ideas in particular; the middle one just kind of reminds me of Goodreads.)

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Jessica Walsh

Sometimes the things I post tend to run the risk of skewing TOO graphic design-y for a blog that's supposed to be a bit more all-encompassing; a byproduct of my having a bit more time in between projects to post things than our intrepid editress. I'm trying to reign that in, BUT I just love Jessica Walsh's website. She's a winner of the ADC Young Guns 8th competition, and her site and her work really stood out to me as I was scrolling through the winners. I actually couldn't decide which I liked more: the work or the site itself!

I'm a particular fan of her sculptural tableaus. She's also only 24..... pretty, pretty impressive.


Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignelli from John Madere on Vimeo.

Also, I want Massimo Vignelli to be my uncle or mentor or best friend.

{via Quipsologies}