Yes, I'm having a sale. New inventory and old is all discounted this weekend only. (By the way, if you subscribe to this blog, you got early notification.) Use code july4sale at checkout for 20% off through Sunday evening.
One of the collections on sale is brand-spanking-new. It is called "The Life Aquatic Wall Collage" (pictured above) and it was inspired by the Wes Anderson film, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. I've watched Anderson's movies over and over, drinking in the saturated colors, the quirky costumes, the precisely perfect sets. He creates a world so nostalgic that you feel the way you do flipping through your parents' wedding album. Everything has a fairytale aura that has no basis in reality but that captivates our imagination just the same.
I create tiny little vignettes and they take me months to assemble. I cannot imagine how he creates entire sets where every detail is spot-on. He must have a photographic memory of what made an era special. And a very capable team. Which I would like to join. Yup, I want to work for him. (Maybe after my sale?)
Since he's not hiring, or rather, since I'm busy with my sale, I'll do the next best thing. Channel him.
My favorite part of the film is the cross-section of the boat (pictured below). That's why in my collage, I hung the vintage boat on the wall. I couldn't find a cross-sectioned boat so I made do.
Here are some really fun facts about the making of that film.
Photos by Renn Kuhnen.
If you are a fan of Bill Murray, here's a blog post I wrote about his time on stage at a ski resort in Wisconsin:
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