When I was in college, I took a “Music in Film” class. This class was broken up into chapters by composer, and one of the first names we learned was Ennio Morricone. Understanding how vital music is to the soul of a film, I began to obsessively watch the movies he scored to learn his methods and style; he was obviously a master. The narrative melodies of his compositions were quite an imaginative partner to his visual counterpart. I was in awe of his talent, and understandably excited to learn he scored the newest Tarantino film, especially because I knew it was Western-inspired.
The annual book fair took place this past weekend at the MOCA Geffen in Little Tokyo. As usual, the place was packed and filled with work of all kinds from creatives. If you missed this year’s event, you can always try next year!
Happy National Polka Dots Day! We hope you’re rocking the dots so hard today, and in case you missed it, you have enough time to go home after work and change into a dotted ensemble before hitting the red carpet preview of “Minne Rocks the Dots,” an exhibit that will take fans on the journey throughout the Disney mouse’s fashion history and her influence on trends throughout. The best part is that Minnie will be making an appearance wearing a custom dress designed by Christian Siriano. Disney history buffs and fashion fiends will both be sated by the iconic photographs, archived imagery, and sketches dating back to the beginning in the 1930s to present day.
If you’ve ever been to The Petersen, you know what a “must-see” attraction it is, and not just for car-lovers. Some of the world’s most iconic and rare automobiles are kept here on display to help tell the story of our city, which was built around and for the automobile. So you’ll see the Batmobile, but you’ll also see an original Model T.
There’s only one small catch: The museum actually won’t be open until December, on its 20th birthday, after its massive renovation is complete. The cost is said to exceed $125 million, and the redesign includes a building facade of chrome silver ribbons that will be lit from beneath, evoking the “image of speed and organic curves of a coach-built automobile.”Check out this cool time-lapse video of construction progress.
What else can you expect? Oh, not much, just TWENTY-TWO NEW GALLERIES OF CARS, CARS, AND MORE CARS. Plus, all the interactive technology to put you in the driver’s seat of automobiles from your wildest fantasies. You’ll be able to check out a revolving collection of BMW’s “Art Cars,” designed by artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, and more. Watch how a Maserati gets built from concept to completion, and take a spin one of several legendary racing circuits in a virtual reality driving simulator. That’s what’s up.
Before you visit, make sure you download The Petersen app. You wouldn’t go into a 3D movie without your 3D glasses, why would you go into this epic museum experience without the app that opens up new ways to explore, engage, and interact with the exhibits? Check out the demo video below and then visit the App Store to download!
The 9th edition of the annual video game convention held by Blizzard is coming up on November 6th and 7th.
As usual, the convention will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
This event is the opportunity for Blizzard Entertainment to promote their major franchises such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo and the new Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone.
Every year, the convention allows the company to present the upcoming content for its current games and discuss the future of those games. Blizzard also set up some Q&A sessions and panels during the event, and grants the attendees the possibility to play and test some games of the company.
Attendees at the event are also presented a swag bag which is a bag containing a various Blizzard games-related items, such as collectible figurines or Blizzard in-game content.
If you are not able to come to the event but want to get informed about what’s going on during the event you can still purchase a Virtual Ticket of the event and watch it from anywhere (if you have an Internet connection obviously :D).
If you do so, you will also receive all the digital content of the swag bag.
Take a look at what’s inside the Digital Ticket’s swag bag for the BlizzCon 2015 !
Los Angeles is well known for diversity, whether that be racial, cultural, or in the workforce–more specifically, the creative industry. Think Disney, Dreamworks, Paramount, Universal — LA is a hub for creativity. Aside from larger corporations, there is a significant amount of smaller design studios, firms, ad agencies, and creative companies that make up LA’s rich art, culture, and creative scene.
LA Design Festival is a collaborative citywide convention, where design-related events (that can be product design, architecture, graphic design, etc.) take place and are hosted by design/creative firms and open to the public (for some events, ticket purchases/RSVP are required). This year, there are studio tours and open houses, house tours (McKinley House, Venice House, etc.), pop-ups, and more! The LA Design Festival takes place from May 28th until June 14. To check out the events schedule, visit:
This Sunday is Mothers Day, and every year, it seems we’re scrambling to the last minute to find a great way to spend time with our mothers, or figuring out what to give our mothers, to make them smile and to let them know we love and appreciate everything they have done throughout our lives. Though most Mothers Day blog posts are about gift ideas or places to eat with our moms, I thought of a different way to appreciate our moms — I’ve asked the team here at O&O to share photos of their moms below.