Wednesday, November 21, 2012


ON TIME!!! You're welcome! Here are the 5 things that LOVE this week.
Here we go:

1. The "Designing 007 Exhibition" at TIFF is open 'till January:

If you are a fan of the James Bond franchise, you will like this exhibition at the Toronto International Film Festival Lightbox. I took it in on Sunday, and thoroughly enjoyed it!! Yes, it is a bit 'packed in' the small space...and I may have done a little 'plussing' on the exhibit (but I am seriously a control freak). Here is a little video preview....

Here are some stills from the exhibition....

The iconic entryway!

These FANTASTIC felt marker set design illustrations - I LOVED!!!

Ken Adam was impossibly talented as a production designer

Cool toys!

More awesome props

Get into Bonds swim trucks....(or just get the reflection of you in the glass)


More cool props!!

Killer hat!!!

The $15.00 is especially worth it when you ALSO include this free exhibition:

X-MEN MASTER: GORDON SMITH: A new exhibition at the CIBC Canadian Film Gallery
till March 31, 2013

This new exhibition devoted to the work of makeup artist and special effects designer Gordon Smith. An Ontario native and a graduate of the University of Windsor's theatre programme, Smith is a thirty-year veteran of the film industry. This show explores the process by which Smith developed and applied his silicone prosthetic technology with artifacts that Smith preserved after their use in the films. Spotlighting seven characters — Wolverine, Mystique, Senator Kelly, Lady Deathstrike, Sabretooth, Toad, and Nightcrawler — the exhibition allows visitors to get a close-up look at the extraordinary effort and detail used to make these comic-book creations come alive on the screen. This is an invaluable opportunity to study and salute the work of a true film artist, whose work has had an enormous impact on the film industry both in Canada and worldwide.

IT WAS COOL!!! Go and check out both shows!!!

2.) I HAVE to mention this fantastic hotdog place I went to in Chicago! Franks and Dawgs.
YOU MUST GO THERE. I am not a hotdog fan...but it was remarkably fresh and delicious!

I had the mac and cheese dog!! MMMMMM!

Whats great is that it is local and organic!

COME ON!!!! This is what makes it taste better than other 'hotdog' places!!

When in gotta try it! You won't regret it!!!

3.) Forgotten Disney Princesses.  Artist Sam Nielson has come up with some excellent alternative "Disney Princesses" -- specifically, Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter), Ophelia (Hamlet), and Jocasta (Oedipus Rex). SICK....and FANTASTIC!!!!! Super clever!

4.) These photos (thanks to Cindy and Dale) are of the Atlantic City Boardwalk from 1870 - current. It was the first boardwalk in the United States.  No commerce of any kind was allowed within thirty feet of the boardwalk and for the first several years, the boardwalk was taken apart and stored during the off-season. The boardwalk experienced several overhauls, each larger and longer, until an 1889 hurricane brought about the 24-foot wide, 10-foot high, and nearly 4 miles long boardwalk with railings on both sides. It was improved and expanded in 1896 and is (was?) currently the longest boardwalk in the world. LOVE THESE PHOTOS:

(photos via BuzzFeed!)

5.) I saw this a few weeks ago........but I love it so much! I KNOW it is really not timely now.....but I really need to share!! Enjoy:

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