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EDEN: The Story of Element Eden

“Eden: The Story of Element Eden” is a short film that captures the story of Element’s women’s apparel brand, it’s family, Advocate program and vision to inspire girls on their own unique paths.  The film itself was co-directed by my handsome husband Kirk Dianda and myself. Over the course of the last two years we documented all the products and personalities behind the brand.  To string the story along, I created a set of handmade stop-motion animations that not only help tell the story of Eden, but also represent the brand’s quirky personality while detailing creativity and fashion.  Original soundtrack by  the Talented Loren Humphry.

Once upon a time…

This is the trailer for “Eden”, a short-film that captures the story of Element’s women’s apparel brand and the family behind it.

I co-directed the film with my husband, Kirk Dianda. Together, we shot and edited the piece over the course of two years, as we documented all the products and personalities behind the brand. To string the story along, I created a set of handmade stop-motion animations, that not only help tell the story of Eden, but also represent the brand’s quirky personality, while detailing creativity and fashion.

Short film available on December 1st.

 

Directed by:

Amber B Dianda

Kirk Dianda

 

Music by:

Loren Humphrey

 

 

TONEBUTCHER

Todd Rogers, the mastermind behind Tonebutcher, makes amazing custom pedals by hand.

These things were hell to shoot, but I love the way each one of them looks like a creature.

Check out the Tonebutcher site here and if you’re in Costa Mesa, check out his studio space; it is so rad.

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MR ANCHOR

Hello Family & Friends,

I have been working around the clock for my SUMMERWINTER exhibition which opens in LA on Friday, July 16th. Everything is coming together beautifully, and I can’t wait to show you all what I have created!

Kirk has been working on a beautiful short film that narrates the story of the art show, and it’s set to a soundtrack composed by Loren Humphrey.

I would also like to thank all the amazing people who have helped in preparation for this exhibition:

Jeremy Mora for his beautiful gallery; POVevolving, Todd Rogers for sound engineering, Matt Tammariello for sound effects, Loren Humphrey for the soundtrack, Luis Ramirez for printing help, Honest Tea and PBR for the drinks, Nylon TV for the coverage, and a very special thank you to Element for all your love and support!

Our goal is to raise $500 for Elemental Awareness, which is an organization that reaches out to under-privileged kids through skateboarding and wilderness skills. I created a limited edition of 10 hand-sewn, hand-screened totes that are packed with goodies from our sponsors, and will be sold to raise money for EA.

Inside each tote is an AB zine from the exhibition, an organic Element T-shirt, and an Element Eden wallet, along with stickers, Honest Tea drinks, and a copy of Nylon… So the first ten people to donate $50 will recieve one of these limited edition, hand made, gift bags.

I will also be launching a special line of ombré dyed scarves, which are grade 50, 100% Cheese cloth that will thread the exhibition together by combining black and white, to make grey.

New ‘zines are hot of the press, and will also be available! (If you’re a self-publisher & zine fan, bring yours to the show and we’ll swap!)

Lastly, check out this interview by Isaac McKay-Randozzi from Juxtapoz!

Thank you, and I hope to see you there!

xa

MEDIA RELEASE

SUMMERWINTER was born after my Autumn inspired show at colette in Paris, the natural progression was to explore other seasons. So about a year ago, I started observe the dance between the northern and southern hemispheres, and how opposites attract. I love the idea that one can not exist without the other. So in the end, it was the idea of all things opposite, and how they are also the same that inspired me… Black and white.

For this show I took a minimalist approach, which was inspired by my husband. I have always been about color, but in this show I kept it black, white, and grey. Along with my sewn creatures, I created a limited edition ombré dyed scarf made especially for the show. It is a symbol of black and white, which becomes one; grey.

My husband and I are also working on a short film that will be shown at the exhibition which is set to a soundtrack composed by Loren Humphrey. The entire show centers around a love story between Summer and Winter, and even though they live on opposite sides of the world, they fall in love, and continue their seasonal dance of love for eternity.

For more information on the show and my work, please go to amberbcreate.com

Ombré dyed scarves, grade 50, 100% Cheese cloth – thread the exhibition together by combining black and white, to make grey

Our goal is to raise $500 for Elemental Awareness, which is an organization that reaches out to under-privileged kids through skateboarding and wilderness skills. I created a limited edition of 10 hand-sewn, hand-screened totes that are packed with goodies from our sponsors, and will be sold to raise money for EA.

SUMMERWINTER Zines hot off the press!!

SECRET SQUIRREL

I am having an exhibition on July 16th at the POVevolving Gallery in LA entitled SUMMERWINTER.

I began thinking about the  SUMMERWINTER concept about a year ago. It was a natural seasonal progression after my Autumn inspired show at colette in Paris. I wanted to convey the way that seasons are different in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and how opposites attract… That feeling that one could not exist without the other, and that things all become one in the end.

For this show, I took a minimalist approach in my work, which was inspired by my husband. I have always been about color, but in this show I kept the pallet strictly to black, white and grey. I also experimented with other textiles and media for this show… Along with my sewn creatures, I created a limited edition Ombré dyed scarf to symbolize black and white becoming one (grey). My husband and I also created a short film that will be shown at the exhibition.

The entire show centers around a single love story between the characters Summer and Winter, who fall in love. Even though they live on opposite sides of the world, they consummate their love, and perform a seasonal dance of love for eternity.

Here is a sneak peak into my upcoming show… If you are in town, please swing by and have a drink with us.

xa

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THE WILLOWZ

Last night, The Willowz played in LA, and we were lucky enough to go behind the scenes for an amazing show.

With an impressive list of collaborations under their belt, including soundtracks to Michel Gondry’s films “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Science of Sleep”, they are a force to be reckoned with. Beyond their stellar discography, Loren Humphrey (drums) also wrote and recorded the tunes for “MAKE IT COUNT”, the Element documentary. And most recently, The Willowz have become the backbone of Element’s webisodes, highlighting the amateur contest series.

Click here to see more behind the scenes imagery and pictures from last night’s show.

For tour dates, check out myspace.com/thewillowz

To purchase their music via iTunes, click HERE

Also check out the music video “Take A Look Around” which was directed by Michel Gondry’s son, Paul.

xa

BONJOUR

Amber B Dianda - Bonjour!

For me, one of the great passions in life is to sit in my studio with a needle and thread, simply creating something that makes people smile. This is a skill that has been handed down from generation to generation, as both of my grandmothers were textile artists along with my mother and now myself.

This is my website, which houses all of my creatures, who are sewn with love, and created from felts and pre-loved fabrics. I am proud to continue the legacy of an ancient craft that once was considered a woman’s virtue, yet sadly is becoming forgotten.

My other love in life, photography will soon be featured on my site. In the meantime, and forever, the site will house my blog, including updates of illustrations, photography, sewn creatures, and coming features and projects. So please subscribe and most importantly, enjoy!

xa

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