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Missing The Beach

Missing The Beach

This has been the longest we've spent out of the tiny beach town just south of Santa Barbara. As the days grow longer and warmer, we usually start making trips up the coast once or twice a month.  However, due to an awfully long Winter coupled with the natural disasters that hit the area.  We've been sort of stuck in a holding pattern as Summer approaches.  

Patches On Swiss Army Blankets

Here's a little fatherhood post for you that may have been missing that from me over the past, oh I dunno.  Year maybe?

A while back I picked up these replica Swiss Army Blankets from Amazon.  I liked the wool vibe and gave the room a bit of an outdoorsy feel.  The best part is these were not super expensive.  Which isn't always the case when talking about wool blankets.


Over the past few years our family has been collecting these iron-on-patches from different trips, friends or occasions.  We hadn't really come up with a great idea for how to display them or in a way in which we'd have the opportunity to enjoy them for years and years.

I'd come up with the idea of putting them on the wool blankets.  Naturally my wife wasn't super sold on the idea, so I had to take matters into my own hands and iron them on myself.  
I liked the offset vibe of the patches giving it a bit of an off-center vibe and channeling a militaristic or Boy Scout style aesthetic.

Now here's to hoping they don't rip off during the night. 

The Day Shall Declare It

Here's the thing people of the internet world.  There are all sorts of people in your lives, I'm sure.  There are the wacky ones, the confident ones, and the crazy ones.  For me one of the people in my life is this lady Annie.  She's a wacky, confident and crazy.  Mostly because of her love of the theatrical arts.  

I've seen her act in a few different performances over the years, but none have I been quite as impressed with as what she's pulling off in downtown Los Angeles.  

Here's a synopsis taken from the ticket website: 

"The Day Shall Declare It is an immersive, site-responsive theater installation that explores the concept of work, both what it means to us and what it does to us."

WHAT THE FUCK DOES THAT MEAN?!   Good question I'll try and lay this one out nice and easy for you.

  • The performance is called: "The Day Shall Declare It"
  • Immersive/Site-Responsive Theater means:  You enter a building, which is the set of the play.  The actors will interact with you as needed or inspired and the building you're in acts as a HUGE piece of the performance.
  • "Exploring the Concept of Work":  What is WORK?  You go there, you do it, and you are rewarded for doing it.  Then you have to decide if it's all worth doing again.  You know, something like that.

Anyway, take a look at some of the behind the scenes photo's I grabbed a few weeks ago of the team building out the "Site-responsive theater" and I hope you can make it down for one of the showings.  I'm sure you'll be impressed. 

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