Apartment Therapy is a blog that educates their readers about every area of life - family, technology, cooking, DIY projects, style, and more. We've been producing films for them for four years. But we recently started making a handful of videos for one of their many web-based series, "Maker Talks." The series is an on-site Q&A between Apartment Therapy CEO and founder Maxwell Ryan, and the "maker" that is the subject of each segment.
The first episode visits Rebecca Atwood, a Brooklyn-based designer and artist specializing in homemade pillows and textiles. Many of the patterns are hand-drawn entirely from one of her many sketchbooks.
This was the guinea pig for the series, as it was the first one of its kind. It was also a test run for us to try...
I have always enjoyed seeing the use of urban structures as canvases, this often comes in the form of graffiti, but is increasingly being supported by local governments. As a kid, I remember seeing the murals of Philadelphia and thinking they were the coolest thing, they were so large and colorful you couldn't help but notice them. Philadelphia was one of the early supporters of authorized murals and founded their Mural Arts program in 1984 as part of a larger Anti-Graffiti effort. The success of the Mural Arts program has been a model for other cities including Jersey City who recently launched a similar program to help beautify neighborhoods and promote cultural awareness in the community.