Posts Tagged ‘wes anderson’

A Hipster with a Shoebox Camera Enjoys San Francisco’s Civic Center

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Not exactly sure what kind of photography rig this fellow was using in Civic Center the other day. It could be something as simple as two SLR cameras in a box, or maybe it has something to do with video or 3D.

(Perhaps he was scouting locations for the next Wes Anderson movie?)

Dude has quite a conversation piece, anyway.

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How is the Voyage of the Plastiki NOT a Wes Anderson Movie?

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Now, I’m not alone on this or anything, but I just have to say that this whole massively-delayed David de Rothschild Plastiki voyage is looking more and more like a Wes Anderson movie.


“Sea Trials, December 2009” via Plastiki:

…Imitates Art:

Good casting for this crew, huh? Lights, camera, action:

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(Now, please somebody video or photograph the actual Great North Pacific Garbage Patch / Gyre, if you’d please. As we know, the “patch is not a visibly dense field of floating debris.” So, it would be nice to have just one photograph on the whole Internet showing what the place actually looks like. You know, instead of more of this. Just saying.)

Bon Courage, Bon Voyage.

Loveable I AM PABST Mural Has San Francisco Laughing. Squid + Tennis + Beer = ???

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

This huge Pabst Blue Ribbon mural on 7th Street is arresting, no? (Do the people at the beloved and hugely-trafficked (hundreds of thousands of visitors monthly) Laughing Squid website know about this yet?)

Free public art, and yet, some scowl:

“Wow they finally figured out a way to combine the two of the things hipsters love most….Pabst and Cephalopods. If only they could have figured a way to get some yarn or felt in there?”

“I Am Pabst– by Jacob White, Los Gatos, CA.” Click to expand:

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As seen in front of the McAllister Tower part of Hastings College of Law, University of California, which is a just a “15 minute walk from Little Saigon.” (Ah yes, Hastings, where the “impoverished” students never drive German cars, and never power their marijuana grow lamps with unmetered electricity at the 100 McAllister dorms. Heavens no.)

Here’s a larger version for you to click on. How would you compare it with what they have in Kansas City? Or Minneapolis? Or Seattle? Or Boise? Is the artist referencing The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The Royal Tenenbaums? Food for thought.

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Actually, this is almost like a national ad campaign. Oh well. Check the gallery for 2007 and 2008. Enter the PBArt contest for next year, why not?

T-shirts available.

(And here’s a link to the photo that used to be here from Capt. Tim)

David Mayer de Rothschild, Captain of Plastiki, at the California Academy of Sciences

Friday, June 5th, 2009

This was the scene last night at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park during another busy NightLife program. It’s David Mayer de Rothschild, “British adventurer, environmentalist and head of Adventure Ecology,” giving a talk about ecology and his Plastiki boat as a part of the United Nation’s World Oceans Day.


The #1 Hottest Guy in Green at the Cal Academy. Subscribe to his stream of consciousness here, on the Twitter.


Can this giant plastic catamaran, can this Andersonian venture make it all the way from Pier 31 to Cindy, Australia?


Only Time Will Tell.

NightLife Welcomes Plastiki, Thursday, June 4

6:00 – 10:00 pm
NightLife, featuring Plastiki and David de Rothschild »

This week, environmentalist David de Rothschild gives two lectures (at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm) about his upcoming voyage across the Pacific. What makes it unique? He’s crossing the ocean in a 60-foot vessel constructed entirely of recycled materials, mostly plastic water bottles!

De Rothschild will share details of his itinerary, including his plan to navigate the Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating landfill and man-made disaster that’s twice the size of Texas.