Oscar-nominee’s Homes for Hobbits

Production designer on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Hastings-born Dan Hennah, features in an Architectural Digest 2013 Oscar nominees slideshow of the year’s best in set design. “Hennah, who trained as an architect and served as Peter Jackson’s art director on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, worked with both digital and physical sets on an eight-acre production facility in his native New Zealand while creating the worldscape for Bilbo Baggin’s fantastical journey. Staying true to the book, Hennah fashioned round, porthole-like doors within Baggins’s English cottage–style home.”


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Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

Billy Apple an Artist Who Was His Own Life’s Work

“Over his long, provocative career, the artist Billy Apple changed his name, registered it as a trademark, branded products with it, had his genome sequenced and, finally, arranged to…