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Bloomberg Thanks Gays at Toy Party 2012

Mayor Bloomberg makes appearance at Toy Party 2012 on Pier 60 in Chelsea to show support for gay community and fundraser for Childern and Seniors, Toy Party 2012.

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Culture Safari: Maienza Wilson in Ontario Canada

The idea of Culture Safari with Maienza Wilson started with the notion that, just about eveybody we know wants to travel with us! So, I thought ‘why not try to

capture some of what the experience is like’ and post it here on GG. I picked up a HD HERO2 camera and a decent shotgun microphone and off we went. We wanted to make something fun, fast and entertaining and share it here. This all started when Gregg and I were asked by Architectural Digest to help out with a video for Ontario Canada. We were delighted to contribute. Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership then invited us up to come experience how incredibly close and convenient Ottawa, Niagara on the Lake’s Wine Region and Toronto are to New York City and what they offer up as design inspiration. I have to say, we were totally surprised by how utterly convenient Ontario is to the east coast. Its the same distance more or less, from Chicago as well.

As a destination location for a long weekends, its a 10! You can plan anything from adventure to wine country romance…or in my lingo.. “arty – archi” or “bikey – bucolic” . Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara are on our must do list! We are definitely going back and taking friends!

Well….see for your self. I hope we conveyed at least a sense of what we saw, discovered and experienced.

Architectural Digest’s promotional series, What Designer’s Know:

“Traveling for Design Inspriration with Maienza Wilson”

CULTURE SAFARI with MAIENZA WILSON : TORONTO’s “STARCHITECTURE”

CULTURE SAFARI with MAIENZA WILSON : TORONTO, HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE

CULTURE SAFARI with MAIENZA WILSON : WINE COUNTRY, NIAGARA ON THE LAKE

CULTURE SAFARI with MAIENZA WILSON : OTTAWA

CULTURE SAFARI with MAIENZA WILSON : OTTAWA ART

Culture Safari Ontario: Ottawa, “Looking for Rideau”

Day one for Gregg and me in Ottawa: We first checked out the Rideau Canal and took a water taxi over to Gati

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eau Quebec (10 minutes) to the see the totem poles at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. By car (taxi) we went to see Van Gogh “Up Close” at the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition was fantastic and were greeted at the Museum by Louise Bourgeois’s “Maman”.

The Rideau Canal, also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario, on Lake Ontario.

Image Courtesy: Travel.NationalGeographic.com from

“Top Ten Family Activities in Ontario”

The Rideau Canal built after the war of 1812, is a Unesco World Heritage Site and and in winter the longest skating rink in the world. In Summertime the Rideau Canal is gorgeous place to canoe, ride, run, or just hang out in the beautiful waterfront parkway.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau Quebec is Canada’s national museum of human history. It houses one of the largest totem pole collections in the world.

“Maman” by Louise Bourgeois.

The National Gallery of Canada was designed by Moshe Safdie .

Look for more “Culture Safari” Mini Vids here on GG about Ontario soon:

Checkout the “Webisode” we did with Architectural Digest and Ontario Tourism .

“What Designer’s Know: Traveling for Style Inspiration”

Day one for Gregg and me in Ottawa: We first checked out the Rideau Canal and took a water taxi over to Gatineau Quebec (10 minutes) to the see the totem poles at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. By car (taxi) we went to see Van Gogh “Up Close” at the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition was fantastic and were greeted at the Museum by Louise Bourgeois’s “Maman”.

The Rideau Canal, also known as the Rideau Waterway, connects the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on the Ottawa River to the city of Kingston, Ontario, on Lake Ontario.

Image Courtesy: Travel.NationalGeographic.com from
“Top Ten Family Activities in Ontario”
The Rideau Canal built after the war of 1812, is a Unesco World Heritage Site and and in winter the longest skating rink in the world. In Summertime the Rideau Canal is gorgeous place to canoe, ride, run, or just hang out in the beautiful waterfront parkway.

The Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau Quebec is Canada’s national museum of human history. It houses one of the largest totem pole collections in the world.

“Maman” by Louise Bourgeois.
The National Gallery of Canada was designed by Moshe Safdie .
Look for more “Culture Safari” Mini Vids here on GG about Ontario soon:
Checkout the “Webisode” we did with Architectural Digest and Ontario Tourism .
“What Designer’s Know: Traveling for Style Inspiration”
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Culture Safari: Savour Ottawa

We had an great trip to Ontario, Canada. Starting in Ottawa, on gorgeous Sunday afternoon, we were invited to the Savour Ottawa Harvest Table where farmers and chefs mingle and dine with their local groupies… and that included us!

Here’s a great article of the event by Ron Eade for the  Ottawa Citizen.

More on Ontario to come..

Santa Barbara International Film Festival: “The Great Huki”

We  are proud to announce the world premier of “The Great Huki” at the 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  This is our debut film, a short documentary that is also officially accepted to the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival.

Here’s a link to the SBIFF Program Guide

World Premier SBIFF, The Great Huki

Photo: Celeste Dudderar                       Link to IMDB Trailer

“The Great Huki” (huki is the Hawaiian word meaning “pull together, gather”) tells the story of how a tiny community organization took a huge first step toward saving a beautiful Hawaiian bay, by attacking the invasive alien algae (mudweed) that was killing it.

Maunalua Bay was a dying bay. Malama Maunalua, a tiny non-profit, was started by a small group of concerned residents to restore it. After identifying invasive alien algae (mudweed) as one of the top threats to the Bay, Malama Maunalua enlisted and trained community volunteers to begin removing it. One bag at a time, the community began to take care of its Bay. Then, Malama Maunalua was awarded a NOAA grant for a ‘shovel ready’ project and accelerated their efforts for the restoration of the Maunalua Bad. They hired a contractor to remove the mud weed and thus began ‘The Great HUKI’.

During the 18 months of “The Great Huki”, full-time crews removed 3.0 million pounds of invasive alien algae and cleared 26 acres of precious near-shore area.

Today, the 26 acres remain cleared of silt and mudweed. All of the removed mudweed is being used as composts. Scientists are finding that the removal of the mudweed is indeed improving the health of the Bay. And the community continues its work –knowing that even such a large step, was only the first step.  MalamaMaunalua.org for more information about the great work of this organization.

See Also:  Oceanflimfest.org

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SCION AUDIO VISUAL Presents: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY

Our good friend,  Lisa Schulte,  has her latest neon creation installed in a group show at the SCION.  Here is a link to RSVP to the opening on Saturday November 19. The show runs through December 10.  Also, check out the other artists represented in the show on curator Kenton Parker’s Video.

“A Conversation” 10′ x 20′  Neon Symbol Installation by Lisa Schulte

Artist Statement:

Neon is a unique and remarkable medium. It does not operate at a 2D or even 3D level. It is multi-dimensional alchemy. It is light extracted from air – and manifested into form. One could say that working in neon is akin to bringing sky to touch ground – harnessing the spiritual to the earth.

I have been blessed to work in this multi-dimensional medium for thirty years, creating works of light for others and expressing myself. Light, in one form or another, has been the only way I know how to express myself. I have always felt that light tells a story: it fills in the blanks, reveals the dimensions, and communicates feelings, but at some point in my work, something was missing for me in each piece I created. I had changed- and my world went dark – neon no longer filled in the blanks or communicated my feelings. My story was gone. It was if someone had turned the light switch off.

“Processing” by Lisa Schulte was installed at “A Certain Slant of Light”  an exhibition at The Church in Santa Barbara. Photo: Cyndee Howard

These neon pieces have evolved out of my personal struggle to move from darkness back into the light and to recreate my voice as an artist. Augustus Hare said, “Light when suddenly let in, dazzles and hurts and almost blinds us; but this soon passes away and it seems to become the only element we can exist in.” This is absolutely true for me. Light — dazzling, soft, dappled, and dripping from every surface and in every person, finally found its way back to me. Neon–extracted from the air, abundantly found in the universe, yet elusive on earth, is giving new vibrancy to my life, my art, and self again. To bend light, manipulate it, control it, and make it beautiful, when you once had the fear that it would never return to you, is truly a gift. My inspiration comes from the world around me and the transformative quality of light in and on land, sky, sea, and city. In the right light, seen from a certain angle, everything becomes extraordinary. I feel extraordinarily lucky to be able to devote myself to this work that brings illumination into a world truly in need of it.

Check out Lisa’s Website what a talent!

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