Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Steve Jones of bettershelter to be seen on KABC - September 25, 6 & 11 a.m.

Steve Jones, one-half of the visionary team behind cutting-edge real estate development company Bettershelter will make his television debut on LA's KABC (Channel 7) this Thursday, September 25 at 6 & 11 a.m. providing his expertise and insight on how to incorporate Green Design on a Budget into your home. Steve will take KABC reporter Jane Monreal to some of his favorite shopping spots, then to Bettershelter's hot new "Hybrid Housing" development, 12 @ Elden in Costa Mesa to show how going green doesn't have to mean spending a lot of green.

Arianne Zucker, Actress and Lowd Suga' Jewelry Designer Stars in New Web Series "Life in General"

Arianne Zucker, star of NBC's "Days of our Lives" and head designer of Lowd Suga' jewelry has added yet another new project to her list of credits... a web series called "Life in General."

Describing it as not quite a parody of soaps, but with a feel of all the chaos involved “punched up soap opera style”, “Life in General” also stars fellow soap actors, Lindze Leatherman (ex-Georgie, GH), Scott Clifton (ex-Dillon, GH), and John Ingle (Edward, GH; ex-Mickey, Days), as well as accomplished actress, JoBeth Williams whom Arianne couldn’t have been more pleased to work with. “Of course one of my favorite movies was “Poltergeist” growing up and [JoBeth] is lovely and such a hoot. What a funny woman,” she enthused.

“Life in General” is a Strike.Tv production, which was conceived as a place for writers to put their projects up during the writer’s strike earlier this year. A pilot has been shot, but currently viewers can only watch a behind-the-scenes clip of the show. If it gets enough hits, “Life in General” will be picked up and they will continue to shoot one episode a month. To help describe the process web shows must go through, Zucker explained, “It’s almost like you’re going into a room and pitching and hoping that millions of people hit your website rather than just one executive producer or studio saying, ‘Okay we’ll take your show.’”

To check out the behind the scenes clip of “Life in General” (and to help it get picked up), go to Strike.Tv on Vimeo.com. I can tell you that the show looks like a lot of fun and daytime lovers will definitely appreciate the soap-within-a-soap.

Also, check Arianne's complete interview on Soaps.com - http://www.soaps.com/daysofourlives/news/2331/Soapscom_Catches_Up_with_Arianne_Zucker_From_Days_

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cottage Living Photograph's Stacy McCallum of Pixie Dust Decor!

What better way to return from vacation than straight to a photoshoot with the ever-fabulous Shelly Strazis?! She is the master behind a ton of Cottage Living's great photos and an expert at getting the right shot (even if she has to lean out windows, perched in a tree with the sprinklers going off!).
She recently shot Stacy McCallum of Pixie Dust Decor for Cottage Living's inspiring column - Cottage Industry. We'll let you know when it hits newsstands!

2008 Art House - Art of Life Series - Calendar of Events

2008 Art House Comes Alive with the “Art of Life” Series

Daily Lectures and Demonstrations from Artists and Designers on Artful Living
September 13 - 20

The 2008 Art House – “Art of Life” Schedule is as follows:
Saturday, September 13:
11 AM How to Showcase Your Art: From Selection to Display – David E. Kelly, David E. Kelly Interiors
12 PM The Art of Great Sleep: The Craftsmanship of Building a Great Bed – Custom Comfort Mattress
2 PM The Art of Jewelry Design – Mimi Kim, Mimi Kim Jewelry
3 PM The Art of Chocolate – Diana Phillips, Artisan Chocolatier

Sunday, September 14:
11 AM Meet Jessie Godderz of CBS’s Big Brother 10Healthy Living: 101
1 PM The Inspiration Behind Chateau de l'Eau - Michael Schrock (He will also take
people on a behind the scences tour)
2 PM Framing the Piece: Choosing the Correct Frame for your Artwork – David E. Kelly, David E. Kelly Interiors

Wednesday, September 17:
3 PM Tips from an Expert: How to Make Your Photos Look Like a Professional – John L. Blom
4 PM Best of Washington Wines – Hosted by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Thursday, September 18:
10 AM-2 PM Plein Air Artistry – Learn what Plein Air is, meet the artists and watch them create!

Friday, September 19:
1 PM The Art of Jewelry Design – Mimi Kim, Mimi Kim Jewelry
3 PM The Art of Great Sleep: The Craftsmanship of Building a Great Bed – Custom Comfort Mattress
4 PM The Art of the Cocktail – Hosted by Kai Vodka

Saturday, September 20:
12 PM The Art of Chocolate Sculpting - hands on class taught by MJ Lachica of Downey's Artisanal our Chocolate Sculptor
1 PM The Man Behind the Artist: Nathan Fischer’s Personal Stories of Art & Inspiration
2 PM Selecting Gallery Artists: Science, Art and Alchemy – Diana Cook/Diana Ferrone Gallery & Fine Art Consulting

Tickets to the 2008 Art House are $10 per person (Children 12 and under are free) and may be purchased by calling 949.862.1133 and will be available for purchase at the door during the 8-day public tour. For additional information about daily events and the various evening galas held at Art House visit www.OrangeCoastArtHouse.com.