Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tamara Tunie's Turquoise Necklace in The Red Road

The Sundance Chanel has a new series called The Red Road. It's a little dark for me so I probably won't be watching it but I did notice Tamara Tunie's turquoise necklace. Does anyone know the jeweler who designed it? I'd like to give them a shout out. I should see if Tamara is on Twitter. I'm keeping a board on Pinterest that shows how many cultures use turquoise and coral for inspiration.

My Turquoise & Coral Pinterest Board
Search eBay for Turquoise & Coral
Search Etsy for Turquoise & Coral

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pamela Courson

I saw Oliver Stone's The Doors for the second time last night. The first time I saw it, years ago, I was more interested in Meg Ryan's portrayal of Pam Courson, Jim Morrison's common law wife. Great performance. When I watched last night I thought maybe I should read about Pam. I didn't know anything about her really. Wikipedia says she had, for a short time, a fashion boutique on La Cienega Boulevard called Themis. The location is now a rug store. You can go on a tour of locations at The Doors Guide to Los Angeles. From pictures on the 'net it looks like the clothes were Bohemian, a mix of ethnic and vintage. Wish I knew more about that store. I also didn't know that she died less than three years after Jim. So I ordered this book - Angels Dance And Angels Die: The Tragic Romance of Pamela and Jim Morrison - it has good reviews at Amazon. People say it is well researched. One reviewer wrote that after Jim died their so called friends stopped coming by and The Doors sued her because she inherited everything - all of the rights to their music. It must have been chaos for her. She was only 24. If you would like to watch The Doors again here are some links:

Buy the DVD at Amazon
Watch now on Amazon Prime
Watch now at Netflix

Monday, March 17, 2014

Getty Images Now Free for Blogs and Social Media

Getty Images has just announced a legal, and free option to share Getty images on websites, blogs, and social media. That is pretty shocking. I'm just going to embrace it. Can't put toothpaste back in the tube. So here is a picture of a woman walking by grafitti on a wall on March 17, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine by Spencer Platt. I think this is going to be fun actually. And the image links back to Getty where you can license it. This is similar to how I feel about Pinterest - as long as a pin links back to the source where you can find out how to buy a print or purchase a digital download of a high res version - then I believe Pinterest is only good for photographers.