Postcard Series: Palm Springs Weekend

Palm Springs has a lot to offer besides the desert, the cool hotels like the Riviera Resort & Spa or the Ace Hotel, movie star homes and art. That’s why in spite of the almost unbearable summer heat, I keep coming back.

Hope you enjoyed my first Postcard Series featuring Palm Springs. To close, here’s Troy Donahue singing “Live Young” in the 1963 movie, “Palm Springs Weekend“.

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Postcard Series: My Heart Belongs to Palm Springs

The Public Art in Palm Springs map lists 60, mostly large scale sculptures, scattered all over the city. There are more contemporary pieces not listed that I was able to photograph, and are worth checking out as well.

Unfortunately, I missed J.Seward Johnson‘s “Forever Marilyn”, who frequented Palm Springs during her short life. So instead, here’s a musical scene from the movie “Let’s Make Love”, starring Marilyn Monroe singing “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”.

My Heart Belongs To Daddy – Marilyn Monroe from Things from my things on Vimeo.

Postcard Series: Desert Homes of Palm Springs

Still using the map of Modern Palm Springs, I ventured towards the hillier side of town and saw these cluster of homes. Even without gates, they are almost hidden from street view, using boulders and desert plants, probably to protect them from the elements, photographers included.

The short walk in the desert made me think of solitude and peace, no wonder some do cross the Sahara, Australia and even Christoph Rehage, across China. Watch this video as he does it while growing his hair and beard using time lapse photography.

The Longest Way 1.0 – walk through China and grow a beard! – TIMELAPSE from Christoph Rehage on Vimeo.

Mobile Park Series: Track 2

Animated short: Much Better Now

Garden Series: A Final Salute

A cool music video to end this series, simply using flowers in the artist’s bedroom, a camera, soundtract and time. Thanks for viewing and I greatly appreciate your comments.

PS> I have requested experts to help me identify the plants featured in this series, and will update them soon for your reference. Thanks Sam, CJ and Ren. Cheers!

Chicken Monday

Here chicken, chicken, chicken… When you call, they will come, and today was no exception. I started my day with chicken karaage bowl with sugar and vinegar sauce. Midday, our inhouse chef made some popcorn chicken with spicy ranch dip, in honor of National Ranch Dressing day. Dinner was at Versailles, and I ended up getting their famous garlic chicken with plantains. Of course, I come home and my friend dropped of Chicken in Ginger broth. I love chicken!

karaagepopcorn chixGarlic ChickenGinger Chicken

 

maxilla 2012 Showreel from maxilla inc. on Vimeo.