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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

Production Designer’s Notebook #005

Flint Lockwood’s apartment interior: Rough pencil sketch & final design.

The tiny flat that Flint Lockwood and his father, Tim, are sharing in San Franjose was an interesting assignment. The Directors asked me to create an environment that would clearly illustrate the two distinct personalities of the characters that divided the room in half: Tim Lockwood’s earthy traditional values that are fixed in the past on one side, and Flint’s limitless sense of invention and self-expression on the other. Tim’s side is 70’s earth-tones and Flint’s side is an 80’s science experiment. Neither one of them can relate to the contemporary world and neither one of them wants to. They are both living in their own happy realities, while coexisting side by side.

*There are small changes between the rough and the final that were motivated by changes in story, but for the most part, I was able to keep my concept pretty consistent from start to finish.

I firmly believe in small gestures: pay for their coffee, hold the door for strangers, over tip, smile or try to be kind even when you don’t feel like it, pay compliments, chase the kid’s runaway ball down the sidewalk and throw it back to him, try to be larger than you are— particularly when it’s difficult. People do notice, people appreciate. I appreciate it when it’s done to (for) me. Small gestures can be an effort, or actually go against our grain (“I’m not a big one for paying compliments…”), but the irony is that almost every time you make them, you feel better about yourself. For a moment life suddenly feels lighter, a bit more Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.

Jonathan Carroll (via danmaru)

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cross-connect:

NeSpoon is a street artist from Warsaw, Poland. Her artistic focus is on the intricate patterns of lace, and breaking its granny stereotype by using it to beautify gritty urban spaces. NeSpoon calls her artistic approach the “jewellery of the public space”:

Jewellery makes people look pretty, my public jewellery has the same goal, make public places look better.

NeSpoon often uses the usual spray paint and stencils of enlarged lace patterns to produce her works on the street via

artist find at Lustik