A Little Social Media Fun with #FOREVER21

Modern day inventors and artists, BREAKFASTNY created this brilliant thread spool installation as part of FOREVER 21’s instagram campaign. You post your photo on your Instagram account, use hashtag #F21THREADSCREEN and voila, your photo is spooled across the big screen.

AND they even send the video to you so that you can share it on your social media channels.

Your own personalized thread spool art installation. Brilliant.

Artist Interview: LeSean Thomas

While I was Senior Producer at Freestyle Collective back in 2009ish (NYC), we had the opportunity to shoot interviews with some really fantastic artists. Here’s one of my favorites…enjoy.

My New Obsession (NIN “Closer” covered by Kawehi)

I’m not sure if I’m obsessed with this song is because:
a. I had the same exact outfit she’s wearing in this video
b. I love “Closer” by NIN
c. I loved the 90’s
d. All of the above.

Alright…it’s all of the above. Check out her version of “Heart Shaped Box” by Nirvana, as well. Pure gold. This girl is going far.

What It’s Like to Have ADHD

I think too many people assume ADHD is an “invented” or “bogus” diagnosis.  I assure you; it’s not.  This young man captures exactly what it’s like to have ADHD.  I know because my brother was diagnosed with it as a child, and I often spent time tutoring him to make up for what he wasn’t able to learn in class.   My brother wasn’t slow.  In fact, he was, and still is, quite quick witted.  He just didn’t have the attention span most kids did.  He preferred to run laps around the classroom or get into some mischief (as most little boys do).  I often used to tell him he should be an actor, because he was so good at improv and making up storylines to act out for our entertainment. He just wasn’t able to sit still long enough to write essays and complete math tests accurately.

Now, having been a producer in the entertainment and advertising industry, I am positive he would have excelled in my industry- …just like many other celebrities with ADHD.  I’m surrounded by some very talented people with ADHD.  It can be an asset once you learn to manage it…which is well illustrated in this video. “Max” (aka Josh) is going places.

For more information about ADHD and ADD, please read this.  You may be surprised at what you might find.

VanDusen Botanical Gardens Christmas Light Show

We were recently in Vancouver and were lucky enough to have time to check out this light show while in Vancouver. Here’s a smidge of the beauty we experienced while in British Columbia. Enjoy.