Monthly Archives: March 2011

006 / FRIDAY INSPIRED FASHION

AUDREY’S OWEN DAY OF INSPIRATION* REPORT

What I did yesterday for creative inspiration: Two new shirts for the closet… Experimenting with my serger and cover stitch machine a bit more.

Both are from a bamboo/jersey/spandex blend fabric that was on sale so I didn’t care as much if something didn’t turn out (I try to experiment with patterns on cheaper fabric for obvious reasons). It’s kind of an odd turquoise color but not bad and the edges/hem are in a neutral taupe color that is a nice compliment.

Asymmetrical design shirt: First time using this pattern… I altered it only slightly (made the neck opening bigger in the front and back and used rolled edges on neck and sleeves) and am pretty happy with the pattern overall. There will be some small fit alterations next time I make it but in general it fits pretty well. I was surprised at how well the asymmetry works… It gathers really nicely on the left side when wearing it and is just about the right difference in length to look nicely asymmetrical as it sits on my my waist/hips (looking at the pattern initially, I though it would be cockeyed and unflattering, but it’s great).

* Every third Friday of the month Owen shuts its doors to regular business and offers up a day for people to explore creativity and find inspiration however they like.

The cover stitch machine is awesome for hemming.

Rolled edge sleeve from the serger.

TANK TOP

This is a pattern I created based off an purchased pattern combined with a shirt I own that I like the shape of. It took a few times to get it right, but now I really like the way it fits. This is the second shirt I have made from this pattern now. It’s great with nice pants for a Wednesday night dance and I can also wear it climbing… Love it is when my clothes are multi functional.

 

GREETINGS FROM OWEN EAST

THE VIEW FOR RYAN DONAHUE | MARCH 16, 3:49 PM

 

Our Ryan Donahue, Captain of the Owen Jones East Team documenting the view from the Owen East Office. This was recorded on a Flip cam, and slowed to 60FPS. Music credits go to the Texas Troubadors with their rendition of Danny Boy. So sad. So pretty.

DRAGON FIGHT | FREE TO GOOD HOME

The dragon and knight are some small toys, the background printed on an inkjet printer and mounted on cardboard. Click on the image to grab it from Flickr.

 

All these shots use natural light with some warming up in Photoshop. Click on the image to grab it from Flickr.

Like the 57 Chevy shots from last week, we were pushing Depth-of-Field as shallow as we could get it. Click on the image to grab it from Flickr.

 

57 CHEVY / FREE TO GOOD HOME

WEEKEND PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT / DOWNLOAD HERE

These images are an exercise in super-shallow depth of field and selective focus. The car is a slightly over-sized MatchBox™ car, shot on a piece of of old wood– and all of the blur is pure in-camera depth-of-field blurring. No PSD work to augment that at all. If you like any of these shots, go to the OWEN Flickr site and download them for your own use. If you do, send us an example, and, if possible, credit Mr Owen Jones.

OWEN GRANT RAWLINS / CARD DESIGN

ANOTHER OWEN IS BORN

Not too long ago, Mark, Andi, Liam and Oliver Rawlins welcomed a new addition to the family. Owen Grant Rawlins was born on October 6, 2010. At a generous and healthy 8lbs the young new Owen is doing great. Not long after the birth, talented dad (Mark) designed and recently printed this super lovely birth announcement. It is a wonder to hold and touch. We tried to shoot it on some angles so you can see the great textures.

005 / OWEN PHOTOGRAPHY: TRAVEL

January in San Francisco during our video shoot.

During the shoot, we got in to a bunch of buildings downtown.

We got up high too. Perfect for tilt-shift action.

More up-high tilt-shift.

We drive the Columbia River Gorge a bunch.

More Gorge shots. This one farther east.

On the way to Arlington for a client visit.