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A Roof Over Your Head

I just switched to a different hotel today. The past three weeks I’ve been in living in a hotel since moving back to Colorado, and hopefully by the end of this month or early December we (my parents + me) will move into an apartment. But right now it’s cheaper to save up the money we’ve got coming in and the hotel is pretty affordable, about the same cost of rent here except without having to pay all the utilities and first months + security deposit to move into a place. 

All this transitioning and watching a lot of HGTV has made me daydream about getting situated and what it would be like to one day actually own a house. Moving around from place to place is something I do a lot, but maybe one day I’d actually find a place to call home and have the money to build that custom dream house.

It would be nice to think that you can easily just build a dream home, but in my daydream of building the perfect house, I never actually wonder about the building process. What all goes into making that dream house? It’s more than just a blueprint  you’ve got to have an idea for the design, the materials, and the contractors you’ll entrust with crafting you dream home.

Well if I ever had to make that house a reality, I’d have two requirements: a pool and a nice roof. Of course who doesn’t want a  lovely pool in their background, but how about a roof? Everyone needs a roof over their head and it doesn’t have to be a boring cookie-cutter roof.

There are so many different styles to pick from, and if you’re in the state of Illinois, you’ll probably want to make sure that roof is wind resistant. And if wind is not your concern, then in general, you’ll need to find contractors that can get the job done for an affordable cost. Well then, you should check out Benefit Roofing.  Click the following link to find out more info: http://www.benefitroofing.com/

From shingle roofs, cedar shake roofs, and so much more. Benefit Roofing has got your covered! And trust me, they are quite affordable. So if you live in the Chicago or Illinois region, and are in search of a “roof over your head” then check the out and see what they’ve got to offer.



Graffiti Artist Tilt Gives Behind-Scenes Look at Creating Panic Room [VIDEO]

Even though I was never superb at graffiti, as an artist (I’m a pop/abstract artist ) I still appreciate the intricate technique and innovative expression that goes into slashing a wall. While far away it may appear to some as just a bunch of colors, the above picture is just one example of how epic slashing a hotel room can truly be.

Graffiti artist Tilt designed this original hotel room, Panic Room, for the Au Vieux Panier hotel in Marseille, France. The concept of Panic Room basically takes on this avant-garde expression of minimalism meets an explosion of vibrant colors & words. With the help of graffiti artists Tober, Grizz, and Don Cho, Tilt and his crew were able to come up with a stunning design that exudes an air of originality I haven’t scene in interior design.

The picture above is just one of the many pictures taken by Big Addict (aka Roudet Benjamin) that shows off the essence of Panic Room, but the behind-the-scenes exclusive video is priceless. When discussing the project,  Tilt said:

“The hotel Au vieux panier asked me to design a room, I first told them that I wasn’t interested doing just decoration in the room but I wanted to create something that will look more like an installation. I thought about it also as a huge canvas where I needed to think about the composition and play with the empty white part of the room to accentuate more the idea of Chaos on the other part. Then I asked my friend Tober who gat a great old school style for tags, Grizz who is also the man behind the camera and Don Cho who is a Hip Hop singer from Marseille but who used to be a tagger from my home town Toulouse. It took one week to do the whole thing cause the idea was to exaggerate what you can usually see in some abandoned places. Too much tags, too much drips, too much sentences, too much throw ups … What I also wanted to show is that people can appreciate any type of graffiti, even the more basic, it’s just a matter of point of view …”

I really love Tilt’s perspective on point of view. He was able to truly take such a huge canvas and design such an exhilarating point of view that is exaggerated, yet still basic.It kind of goes with the saying, more is less. While one side of the room has quite a bit going on, everything is balanced out by the white space on the left side of the room. It would have been cliche for Tilt to slash the entire room, but the dual personalities of both spaces create a riveting statement.

The pictures are great, but the video speak to the full aura of the room. Yet, even then, it’s probably even more phenomenal to see this room in person. But needless to say, the pictures and video are more than award-winning, they are epic visions of abstract creativity brought to life.

More Pictures of Panic Room.

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