Monday, May 31, 2010

Ikea is my Friend

My new studio space.

This is a standing office.

When I was in the office trenches I rearranged my workspace into a hybrid standing/sitting arrangement. PC work was done standing and other was done spun around in the cubicle sitting. I was constantly standing up sitting down standing up. I came home to a $2,000 Ekornes Stressless chair. That thing turns your body into a marshmallow and when we sat in them in the show room both of us nearly fell asleep on the spot in minutes. Pity the keyboard arm was nearly useless.

Fast forward to present. Two years of home studio in that chair exercising no muscles in perfect ergonomics. Gained 10 pounds, and have noticed considerable weakening of those miscellaneous torso muscles. Plus with the keyboard in the lap, my typing was miserable. :) As I type this I noticed I wasn't even looking at the keyboard as I put in my password. Yay!

So what we have here now is an Ikea 74cm stool, wood so it's comfortable but not too comfortable, and a 103cm high table surface, about belt high for me when standing. The art photo, also from Ikea, is lined up with my standing eye level on the horizon to give the illusion of a window. Room paint job preexisted my arrival, and may be painted in the future, although the neutral gray helps other colours pop off the screen or other work surfaces.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Missing The Point

Bacon sushi. I suppose it was only a matter of time.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Some of my 120 new best friends.

Orcas do the dolphin too.

Looks painted, don't it?

The mountain view available from the ship.

The mountain view from a $295 a night before taxes room at the Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, from the exclusive concierge level.

Did you know that in Skagway, they keep an unofficial ship's registry painted on the rocks next to the docks?

And in the same place, something we all already knew.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Exploit A Friend on a Product Box? Me?

Definitely inspired by the White Queen in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.

Model: Her Grace the Duchess Loch Avie, Eva Bellambi
Wardrober: Nicky Ree
Jeweller: Alienbear Gupte

I went to a whole new level animating stands with this, it's over the top, princessy, comes with a voice/typing animation override and a very funky flight AO I've not before grafted as part of an actual full featured AO. Let us just say it will take your aerobatics to new heights.


And you too can look like an ingenue, or a drag queen, for L$1,000.