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VOTE!

Whorange get out the vote 2014

"the biggest sin is sitting on your ass." -- florynce kennedy

voting day is today, darlings! better lace up your skates and roll on down to your local polling place. 

when i was young, my mom said, "if you don't vote, you can't complain when things don't go your way." not that i like to complain, but i'm pretty opinionated when it comes to a handful of issues and love to voice them in voting booth. in fact, i've voted in every presidential, midterm, and local election since i turned 18. guess you can say, i'm an election groupie.

also, when you vote, you get a groovy "i voted" sticker as a parting gift. the perfect accessory to take you from office-to-evening!

okay, enough chit chat. let's boogie in the voting booth!

{need to find your polling place? consult the aptly named where's my fucking polling place.}

{photography by WHORANGE.}

size matters: jacob hashimoto's gas giant

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant MoCA Los Angeles

it is amazing what paper, thread, wood, and a whole lot of patience and creativity can do.

this week , steve and i boogied on down to jacob hashimoto's breathtaking exhibition "gas giant" at the MoCA at the pacific design center. comprised of 30,000+ kite-like, paper sculptures, hashimoto's  installation is so sweeping and magnificent, you may curl up on the floor and cry, kittens.

just warning you.

behold the 50-foot strands of papery, gravity-defying grandeur...

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant paper installation MoCA at Pacific Design Center

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant paper and wood installation MoCA at Pacific Design Center

 

Jacob Hashimoto paper and wood Gas Giant MoCA Los Angeles

Jacob Hashimoto paper and wood Gas Giant MoCA

Exploring Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant MoCA at Pacific Design Center

"gas giant" runs until june 8th, so shimmy on down now!

more info at moca.org.

Whorange & the Homies!

Apartment therapy homies

hi kittens!

my hair rollers are spinning with olympic figure skater excitement. i am honored to report that WHORANGE has been nominated in round one of apartment therapy's 2014 Homies Awards! 

if you feel so compelled, please slip on your dancing shoes and vote for little ol' me by clicking here along with all of your other favorite blogs.

of course, i'm up against some of the most fabulous blogs in town (many of which are on my blogroll), but since i was nominated, i figured, why not give it a shot, right?

thank you, darlings! and if i make it into the top five, i promise to go for the gold, just like elizabeth taylor would do.

Elizabeth Taylor gold

xoxo & xoxo,

tula

ps - and THANK YOU to the lovely charles for nominating me!

calder and abstraction (and fabulousness!)

Calder and Abstraction LACMA exhibit

something special is going on in los angeles, kittens. if you're a local denizen, or plan to visit our humble city, you, too, may participate in this marvelous wonder.

alexander calder, darlings. alexander calder.

a WHORANGE hero. at LACMA. now.

Alexander Calder Blue feather at LACMA

experience this!

Alexander Calder stabiles and mobile at LACMA

and this!

Alexander Calder Little Face mobile at LACMA

and this! it's called "little face." see the face?

Alexander Calder Laocoon mobile and stabiles at LACMA

calder mobiles = instant joy.

with their slow and subtle movement, abstract shapes, and delicate balancing act, it is easy to feel like a little kid marveling at a gigantic, magical toy. hopefully, calder would be happy with that comparision considering that he once built a mini circus out of cardboard, pipe cleaners, and bottle caps.

Alexander Calder mobile at LACMA

oh, and frank gehry designed the exhibition space. inspired by a calder show he experienced at the guggenheim museum, gehry designed guggenheim-esque wall curvature. yes, he went there. behold the curves...

Alexander Calder and Abstraction at LACMA

Frank Gehry designed Alexander Calder exhibit at LACMA

WARNING: photography is not allowed in the exhibit, so no instagraming yourself replicating these mobile poses side-by-side, okay? don't say i didn't warn you!

name your color contest

Whorange phone vote

hello, darlings!

a few years ago, steve found this groovy old payphone at a garage sale and had it painted orange for my birthday! now, the whorange phone sits lovingly in my office, longing for the days when payphones were the "it girls" of on-the-go communication.

i wanted to give our whorange phone a little lovin', so i entered it in modernica's "name your color" contest. you can read all about the contest here.

our whorange phone just needs some sweet "like"-ing from you! simply CLICK ON OVER to facebook and "like" and/or "share" the photo. that's it!

thank you so much! and, if i haven't told you lately, your hair looks fabulous today!

xoxo,

tula

Whorange-pay-phone-modernica-name-your-color-contest

stanley kubrick exhibit at LACMA

Stanley Kubrick exhibit LACMA camera

over the weekend, i boogied on down to the los angeles county museum of art with steve and our friend denise to experience the closing weekend of LACMA's stanley kubrick exhibition.

i confess, i have been obsessed with kubrick since childhood. sure, his dark, controversial, and sexually charged films are not, um, appropriate elementary and jr. high viewing, but i simply could not get enough of the groovy '60s space costumes and decor in 2001: a space odyssey. i was also fascinated by malcolm mcdowell's false eyelash in a clockwork orange.

the true complexity and subversiveness of kubrick's films didn't kick in until i was much older. i studied his films in college and collected his screenplays when i landed a job in development at a film production company.

kubrick's characters are simply iconic. they make an impact emotionally and visually. they are the darkest of antiheroes and even manage to make us laugh (uncomfortably) when they do very, very, very bad things. it's impossible to go to a halloween party and not see at least one kubrick-inspired costume -- from alex's jaunty white jumpsuit and codpiece, to the grady twins' blue baby doll dresses and black mary janes. 

Film posters Lolita Stanley Kubrick exhibit LACMA

Kubrick camera lens exhibit LACMA

{above: kubrick's many, many, many camera lenses.}

Dr Strangelove top secret doc Kubrick exhibit LACMA

War Room production sketch Dr Strangelove by Ken Adam Kubrick LACMA

Dr Strangelove war room miniature Kubrick exhibit LACMA

{above: "dr. strangelove" props; the war room sketch by production designer ken adam; the war room miniature model on display.}

Stanley Kubrick exhibit LACMA camera from Barry Lyndon camera

{above: steve peeks through kubrick's camera for barry lyndon. NASA zeiss lenses were used to capture the candlelit film.}

The shining slate kubrick LACMA

The Shining Alder typewriter Kubrick LACMA exhibit

The Shining Alder typewriter All Work and No Play Kubrick LACMA

Danny Apollo sweater The Shining Kubrick

Danny Apollo sweater The Shining Kubrick exhibit LACMA

Grady girl twins The Shining

Grady girl twins The Shining Kubrick exhibit LACMA

{above: props and costumes from "the shining."}

Jack nicholson and stanley kubrick on the set of the shining

Kubrick exhibit LACMA The Shining maze model production

{above: on the set of "the shining."}

Kubrick exhibit LACMAThe Shining rejected poster

Saul Bass letter to Kubrick The Shining

{above: saul bass's letter to kubrick regarding five sketches he submitted for the shining's poster; kubrick's handwritten note states that bass's eye maze is "too abstract." by the way, how much do we love saul bass's signature?}

Alex A Clockwork Orange codpiece costume Stanley Kubrick exhibit LACMA

A Clockwork Orange Korova Milk Bar Kubrick exhibit LACMA

{above: "a clockwork orange." alex's infamous white jumpsuit and codpiece; porn statue from the korova milk bar.}

2001 A Space Odyssey pink groovy furniture Kubrick LACMA

Arne Jacobsen cutlery 2001 A Space Odyssey Kubrick LACMA exhibit

{above: "2001: a space odyssey" hot pink lounge furniture; arne jacobsen's cutlery featured in the film.}

Costume design 2001 A Space Odyssey baby Kubrick exhibit LACMA hardy amies

Hardy Amies costume design 2001 a space odyssey

{above: "2001: a space odyssey" costume sketches and design by hardy amies.}

2001 A Space Odyssey baby Kubrick exhibit LACMA

{above: 2001: a space odyssey's giant baby.}

{all exhibition photography by me. hope you enjoyed it!}

a wall of chair drawings

Ronan and erwan bouroullec chair drawings album exhibition

Ronan and erwan bouroullec chair drawings album exhibition close up

Q: what is better than a wall of magnificent chair drawings?

A: a wall of magnificent chair drawings...in france.

{the works of ronan & erwan bouroullec displayed in their "album" exhibition at arc en rêve.} {via designboom.}

hooray!

Obama rainbows and unicorn

kittens, last night was a good night! i'm functioning on three hours of sleep, but it feels good.

president obama was re-elected, marriage equality won in maine, maryland, and washington (legalized) and minnesota (wasn't constitutionally banned), an historic number of badass women were elected to the senate, and oh...you can now recreationally smoke and grown pot in colorado (UPDATE: and washington!).

and another big winner...nerds! congratulations, nate silver. you are a golden, brilliant god.

xoxo

{image: obama on a unicorn - reposted from my marriage equality post on may '12.}

forward together

President Obama Repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell

President Obama Reformed Our Health Care

President Obama Made College more affordable for Millions of Students

"It is so important for people to understand, to know that people suffered, struggled. Some people bled, and some died, for the right to participate. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool that we have in a democratic society. It’s precious. It’s almost sacred. We have to use it. If not, we will lose it." -- Georgia congressman John Lewis

if you follow me on twitter or are friends with me on facebook, you know how nervous and passionate i am about this election. i support a woman's right to choose, marriage equality, equal pay for equal work, student loan reform and increased pell grant funding, and affordable heath care for all. in the past four years, president obama has proven to me that hope can lead to real change. it's not just a slogan, but an action. i'm inspired. i want to continue the progress.

so kittens, let's move forward together. i'd be honored to walk with you.

please vote! click here to find your polling location.

xoxo,
tula

{illustrations via barack obama.}

welcome to my birthday party!

Vintage costume party toast

Vintage costume party dancing

Vintage costume party pyramid

Vintage costume party wire cubes

Vintage costume party mushroom column

Vintage costume party fishnets

Vintage costume party outhouses

Vintage costume party cavemen

kittens, i am one year older today!

please, pour yourself to a cocktail and mingle amongst the mushrooms and menfolk. party favors are on the ceiling -- do with them as you wish (and be creative!).

and most of all, THANK YOU for the best gift of all -- you! i've had the pleasure of making so many amazing friends through this little blog. it's enough to make this birthday scorpio swoon!

xoxo,
tula

{party pix via chateau thombeau.}

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