October 26, 2013 |
To fashion the costumes for Summit Entertainment's military sci-fi film "Ender's Game," designer Christine Bieselin Clark used not only patterns and sewing machines but also lasers and magnets. Crafting futuristic threads and helmets for the film, which opens Nov. 1, was "sci-fi just in its process," she said. Bieselin Clark, 41, began her career in a much lower-tech space: the theater. She grew up on Long Island, a stone's throw from Broadway, earned a degree in theater arts from Stony Brook University and went on to design costumes for regional theater productions all over the East Coast.
October 25, 2013 |
ST. LOUIS - Pitching aside, Boston's margin for error in the next three games of the World Series could be razor thin. Because the Red Sox are one of the few teams that use one player - David Ortiz - exclusively as the designated hitter against American League teams, they could feel the loss of that position more than any AL team in recent history. Ortiz will shift from DH to first base Saturday night for Game 3. Manager John Farrell had little choice but to sit Mike Napoli , who usually plays first base but is resigned to coming off the bench.
October 24, 2013 |
Actor, artist and fashion designer Greg Lauren unveiled his foray into the world of fragrance in Hollywood on Tuesday night -- against a backdrop of olive-drab Army tents, paint-splattered plywood floors and just beyond a paintbrush-wielding gentleman near the entrance who generously anointed arriving guests with a baptismal swath of blue paint. Once inside, the guests, who had been provided white Greg Lauren overshirts on arrival, removed them and hung them on racks to dry (or, in some cases, have additional paint splattered on them)
October 24, 2013 |
A Seattle city review board has given the thumbs-up to an ambitious and unusual biodome design proposed by Amazon as part of its new downtown campus. On Wednesday, Seattle's Design Review Board approved the design by architectural firm NBBJ. According to Geekwire , the architects persuaded the review board that the design would be "engaging and inviting to the public passing by. " Amazon is just one of many tech companies pursuing a distinctive new campus design. Apple's spaceship campus was just recently approved by the City Council of Cupertino, Calif.
October 19, 2013 |
It's barely six weeks since the spring 2014 collections came down the runway at New York Fashion Week, and they're already starting to turn up on the red carpet. The fashion was all over the place at the Oct. 12 New York Film Festival closing night gala screening of "Her. " The movie's Rooney Mara was the first one out of the gate in spring Proenza Schouler, wearing a black chrome silk cloque dress with a pleated skirt that was both futuristic and feminine. Costar Olivia Wilde channeled Katharine Hepburn in a pair of sand-colored palazzo pants and a white blouse from Michael Kors' spring collection.
October 19, 2013 |
Actor Jay Huguley has spent the year in New Orleans shooting TV shows “Treme,” "Star-Crossed" and "Ravenswood," not to mention the new Steve McQueen film “12 Years a Slave.” Although he is grateful for the work - and for room service on the road - Huguley confessed that he missed his Silver Lake home. “Hotels are great,” Huguley said, “but by Day 15, you're ready to come home.” Huguley's homesickness is understandable....
October 19, 2013 |
When it comes to the latest Chromebooks, it's a battle of design versus speed. Earlier this month, HP and Acer came out with new laptops running on Chrome OS, Google's Web-centric operating system. The two machines are similar in size and price, but they could not be more different. While the $279 HP Chromebook 11 emphasizes aesthetics, the $249 Acer C720 Chromebook focuses on speed and efficiency. I got to try both machines, and there's a lot to like on each. Neither has major flaws, but neither stands out as a clear-cut favorite.
October 16, 2013 |
Welcome to the really, really green 'hood - 20 demonstration houses in Irvine's Great Park. Irvine is the cradle of the designed neighborhood, but not like this. These homes were designed and built to compete in the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, which ended Sunday. The 20 teams came from universities around the world. Stanford's, which placed a respectable fifth, was led by Derek Ouyang, who grew up in Arcadia and is now a newly minted graduate with a double major in architectural design and civil and environmental engineering.
October 15, 2013 |
In the four years since establishing her eccentrically-English, namesake shoe line, Tabitha Simmons has earned quite a following. Beyonce loves her striped “Dolly” espadrille lace-ups so much she posted photos of them on Tumblr, while the “Early” moto boots are a go-to for Miranda Kerr. A model-turned-stylist and shoe designer, Simmons hails from Britain, where she actually got her start in the shoe business as a teenager, working Saturday afternoons at Oliver's Shoes.
October 13, 2013 |
PARIS - After 16 years at the helm of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs showed his last collection for the French fashion house early this month. Charged during his tenure with designing accessories in addition to clothes, he helped create the phenomenon of It bags with his luscious designs that layered lace, sequins, feathers and contemporary artists' work onto those iconic LVs, twisting and recontextualizing their meaning as a status symbol. At the same time, he transformed a fusty leathergoods brand into a global force.