A close friend of mine got married on Saturday and as part of Indian tradition I was asked to take part in having Mehndi two days before the wedding day. The Mehndi was done on both my hands, front and back. The Mehndi artists talents were amazing as you can’t just rub it off and start again, it was all created totally freehand. Once the design was created I had to wait for it to dry and over 24 hours it would dry darker.
The red cotton (Mouli or Kalawa) on my right wrist is to get a blessing from god and a sign of people part of an Indian wedding. The day was amazing, and the Mehndi is still on!
We’ve been busy producing these personalized information packs for the National Grid inspiring leaders conference. Engaging 200 leaders in Gas Distribution in National Grid to take their teams further to reach company goals.
For twenty years, Nottingham’s very own fashion designer Sir Paul Smith has been receiving an assortment of unusual mystery postal deliveries from a secret gift-giver.
The gifts, described as “inspirational” by the designer, have ranged from a mannequin’s torso, a galleon-shaped bird box, a traffic cone and a watering can. All have all arrived without packaging or a message from the sender simply arriving with elaborate stamps and an address label stuck to them.
Documenting the objects is Nottingham filmmaker Ben Wigley who has made a film about the fascinating story currently showing in a Paul Smith themed auditorium at Broadway cinema which features footage of the fashion designer taking the viewer through the objects and describing the gifts as significant inspirations in his design process.
In the film, Smith goes on to say “What’s amazing is it’s a completely unsung hero. It’s someone doing something massively creative but no-one knows about it.”
Been experimenting with some stereographic projections. I came across a plugin for After Effects that allows you to manipulate the projection coordinates. The result is rather interesting to say the least..
High res photos here and here. Original panorama taken in the middle of the crowd, main stage, Outlook festival 2011, Croatia.