Thursday, July 29, 2010

Newport State of Mind

This fantastic video has been doing the rounds around Youtube. Spoofing Jay Z and alicia Keys music video Empire State of Mind.

Shear brilliance!

NSPCC advert

I went from Bulla straight onto an advert for the NSPCC.

It was again a very fun shoot, although dealing with the clients expectations along with the director, producer, and production designer added a new level of complicatedness to the whole thing.

The advert was filmed in First Person Style, and had the poor actress having to wear a crash helmet with a camera on her head for the whole shoot.

All good fun though, and got to work with Nicola and Terry who I hadn't worked with in ages. Both of them were friends I made doing The Rapture when I first came down to London.

Bulla went well

I've been a bit crap at posting lately. I just seem to be very busy all the time, which I suppose is good really! lol

Bulla went very well. Such a fun shoot with alsorts of interesting people and things going on.

The teaser poster is already out and its a beauty (although if you knew how bloody long we had to hunt for the location that the picture was taken in!! )

Can't wait to see what it looks like when its done!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Half Million Pound Bathtub

Oh god, how beautiful is that? Seems a little flash, but I'd love to have a soak (on my own or with company) in that bad boy! lol. Best get saving now :s

Britain may have escaped sinking into a bathtub-shaped recession but most consumers would still think twice before splashing out half a million pounds for a good wash.
That's how much upmarket department store Harrods is asking for a rock crystal tub by Florentine luxury furnishings group Baldi.

The item, on display at the Knightsbridge store during July and carrying a £530,000 price tag, is carved from a single block of the purest white rock crystal.

It is 2m long, 55cm high and weighs about 2.5 tons when filled.

The tub was cut from a 10-ton block discovered in the Amazon region of Brazil.

Paolo Baldi, father of current chief executive Luca, purchased the rock and had it extracted and transported intact to Italy.

The block was cut into two; the first half was cut into a tub and sold to a Russian magnate for £567,502 in 2008.

Each tub, fashioned by Luca Bojola, is unique in its design.

Both were sculpted with diamond cuts and left partly in the rough to show off all the natural beauty of the original block.

Luca Baldi told Sky News the tub's creators had been entranced by the rock's "precious transparency" and "overpowered by the untamed energy" of the part left in its natural state.

"What was our rationale? To create the wildest, craziest, most beautiful and luxurious object ever imagined for a bathroom," he said.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


A caricature can refer to a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. Wiki

Someone did a caricature of me not so long ago. Hmmmm. I may have to start moisturising! lol

Thursday, July 01, 2010

How big?

I know I've covered this subject with a series of pics a while ago, but someone has put an animation together showing the relative sizes of planets and stars.

A-Mazing! How bloody big? lol

Hubbles 20 Greatest Discoveries: 12 - 9

#9 - Hubble Finds Mysterious Ring Structure around Supernova 1987a

MAY 19, 1994: The Hubble telescope has obtained the best images yet of a mysterious mirror-imaged pair of rings of glowing gas encircling the site of the stellar explosion called supernova 1987A.

One possibility for these "hula hoops" of gas is that the two rings might be caused by a high-energy beam of radiation that is sweeping across the gas, like a searchlight sweeping across clouds. Though all of the rings appear inclined to our view (so that they appear to intersect), they are probably in three different planes. The small, bright ring lies in a plane containing the supernova; one larger ring lies in front of and the other behind the smallest one.

#10 - Color Image of Multiple P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Comet Impacts on Jupiter

Nothing else to add! lol

#11 - Hubble Makes First Direct Measurements of Atmosphere on World Around another Star

NOVEMBER 27, 2001: Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have made the first direct detection of the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a star outside our solar system. Their unique observations demonstrate that it is possible with Hubble and other telescopes to measure the chemical makeup of alien planet atmospheres and to potentially search for the chemical markers of life beyond Earth. The planet orbits a yellow, Sun-like star called HD 209458, located 150 light-years away in the constellation Pegasus.

#12 - Hubble Directly Observes Planet Orbiting Fomalhaut

NOVEMBER 13, 2008: Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have taken the first visible-light snapshot of a planet orbiting another star. The images show the planet, named Fomalhaut b, as a tiny point source of light orbiting the nearby, bright southern star Fomalhaut, located 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Australis. An immense debris disk about 21.5 billion miles across surrounds the star. Fomalhaut b is orbiting 1.8 billion miles inside the disk's sharp inner edge.