DJ's Andrew & Andrew were one of three crews who kept the bodies moving at the Museum of Arts & Design for the LED Ball on 051712. Part of Design Week, the event, co-sponsored by The Lighting Science Group and the Continental Mining and Metallurgical Corporation, saw the Museum transformed into a red carpet affair for fashion and design celebs with an all-star event committee of designer Dror Benshetrit, actor/director Shenae Grimes, and hockey star Sean Avery. Leading the way, as usual, was the irrepressible Director of the Museum, Holly Hotchner, pictured with her husband, Franklin Silverstone in his one-of-a-kind LED tie!
More photos can be seen in the feature at Interior Design Magazine.
With the annual One Show being hosted by none other than Fabio and the One Show Interactive Awards "Vegas" theme, the 2012 One Fest was a ONEderfully HOT-HOT-HOT affair this year.
Kicking things off at a high level was rock celeb, Beaux Foy lead singer of the group Ariel Down, at the ever-energetic student awards held in the Chelsea Arts District.
And as always, celebrating the tops in creativity, the One Show Design, One Show and One Show Interactive events brought out the industry's top luminaries.
Host Fabio gave photo assistant Laurelei McLoof a lift -
Fabio got stuck in traffic so a "Mystery Host" took his spot -
Leo Burnett CCO Mark Tutssel & his "Entourage" --
BBDO's J D Michaels with Brian Collins --
Brian Collins with Pum Lefebure, Co-Founder of Design Army and Graham Clifford --
When the last awards were handed out, the floor of Terminal 5 was transformed into a "Gambling Casino" where everyone got to play with "Club" money --
And, afterwards, the fabulous One Club Gang posed for their "After Party Portrait " as well as their "After Party After Portrait"
Somehow, in the midst of the madness that is Creative Week, Julius Dunn II of the 4A's managed to throw a 90's-themed "reunion" party to celebrate the High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media. IAM is an effort to coordinate the efforts of public learning and private industry, specifically the worlds of Advertising, Media and Design in order to encourage and foster the efforts to increase more ethnic diversity and inclusion. Given that it was a bit of an impromptu affair, Julius reached out and a lot of us jumped on board, donating time & services to help move the cause forward. Rapper Kris Kasanova entertained the costumed crowd that included 4A's Pres & CEO, Nancy Hill as well as 4A's SVP of Diversity & Inclusion, Singleton Beato, and Julius presented former Euro RSCG Exec Chairman, Ron Berger, who helped create the high school & contributes his expertise to its advisory board with a commemorative IAM High School Letter Jacket.
Paper or Plastic?! Window or Aisle?? Paper or plastic?! Aisle or Window?! Tuesday's Creative Week portrait features the great Hal Curtis of Wieden & Kennedy as he duels with the Inner Voices that haunt all creative minds . . .
It's Wednesday of Creative Week. We are right in the middle of it. Which way will the scales tip? Susan Credle, Chief Creative Officer of Leo Burnett USA plays the part of Creative Justice.
Arem Duplessis signifies the challenge of navigating through the seas of creativity
Marshall Sanford was a past Chief and had been 1st Lt and driver of Engine #1 for the Redding Ridge Fire and EMS Company #1, a truck he had helped design, when, at age 67, he passed away from a heart attack while on call. He was revered in the community for his long-standing service and un-flagging dedication to the fire department.
His funeral was befitting of his long and distinguished service and it was quite something to be a part of -- I had been asked by the Department to document the events of the day. It was an experience that truly brought home the sense of tight-knit community that exists between firemen. It also stood as a reminder of the debt we owe to those in uniform for the risks they assume every day in their dedication to serving the greater good for communities large and small.
The pomp and circumstance was especially touching in such a small setting. The state provided the color guard as well as the bagpipe band. Other CT fire departments sent representatives. Two ladder trucks hoisted a giant American flag over the entrance to the small cemetery that resides immediately adjacent to the firehouse. And the bagpipers led the old antique firetruck carrying the American-flag draped coffin of Mr. Sanford to his final resting place.
And, true to the words of a fireman I spoke to early on, as people were still gathering: "Everyone is fine and pleasant now, but when the bagpiper plays "Amazing Grace", there won't be a dry eye anywhere."