“When I’m reading a script, I can see people immediately,” she says. “I start drawing pictures and making notes. Then I’ll put ‘feeler boards’ together–how a certain character makes me feel. I’ll talk with the actors a little bit or do a quick character study to make sure we’re on the same page. Glen and [executive producer] Gale [Anne Hurd] have final say. They let me run with ideas, but they have to rein me in at times.” … [Read more...] about What To Wear To The Apocalypse: Walking Dead Costumer Eulyn Womble On Telling A Story With Wardrobe
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What makes Ample Hills’ ice cream worth the delay? Shop owner and ice cream maker Brian Smith looks at ice cream creation as a creative process–one where he taps the same kind of inspiration he relied on in his old day job, which was writing screenplays and directing audiobooks. Among Smith’s previous gigs are writing a TV movie starring Lou Diamond Phillips called Alien Express and a directing an audiobook of Barack Obama in his pre-presidential days reading Dreams from My Father. Ankling the media business has paid off: Ample Hills’ ice cream was named #1 in New York City by Zagat’s 2012/2013 guide just one year after opening. … [Read more...] about When Innovation Makes You Drool: The Hand-Made Story Of Ample Hills
environmentally conscious than their older peers and are driving the popularity of secondhand and upcycled fashion. Kremer says he’s heard from other fashion brands who want to learn more about Patagonia’s system, so they can copy it. “We’re so happy when we get these calls,” he says. “We can’t change the industry on our own, but collectively, we think upcycling could create a huge dent in the fashion industry’s environmental footprint.” … [Read more...] about Patagonia has had enormous success with upcycled clothing. Could other brands follow?
That’s the vision presented by the Munich-based activist architecture group Opposite Office. They’ve created dystopian renderings of the Capitol building, in which the classical dome design, inspired by Greek and Roman architecture, is surrounded by a brutalist wall of bricks, complete with castle-inspired turrets. This Capitol is not a symbol of democracy. It’s the Capitol Castle, a sealed-off fortress that wants to scare you from even taking a selfie. … [Read more...] about Designers reimagine the U.S. Capitol as a brutalist fortress
Do employees understand company policies? Not always, and this is why it’s important for companies to be prepared, warns Joey Price, founder of Jumpstart:HR, a Baltimore consultancy for small businesses and startups. Employee handbooks need to outline what is and is not allowed in the workplace and beyond. A business doesn’t have to list “no rioting” among its rules to fire a person for doing exactly that. … [Read more...] about Can you fire an employee who was a U.S. Capitol rioter? In a word, yes