18 Jun 2013

Tabac Opposite Palais de Justice,
Sylvia Plath [art of the visual]

"Only parts of us will ever
touch only parts of others –
one’s own truth is just that really — one’s own truth.
We can only share the part that is understood by within another’s knowing acceptable to
the other — therefore so one
is for most part alone.
As it is meant to be in
evidently in nature — at best though perhaps it could make
our understanding seek
another’s loneliness out."

Marilyn Monroe, [Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters]

19 May 2013

22 Dec 2012

Snow Artist: Simon Beck

Magical Winter Solstice and season's greetings to all of you.

15 Dec 2012

Soulful inner work. Growing self-awareness, healing wounds, discovering your soul potential!

For all you astro bohemians out there, visit The Owl in the Moon. A little niche of self-nurturing.

read: the exceptions to the rule
taste: wassail for the holidays
see: 10 extra years of life with a game
hear: californication, 2cellos
touch: the impossible instant lab

12 Nov 2012

Little Talks video, Of Monsters and Men, directed by Mihai Wilson.

Run Boy Run, Woodkid, directed by Yoann Lemione.

Small Hands, Keaton Henson, directed by Joseph Mann.

Breezeblocks, alt-j, directed by Ellis Bahl.

7 Nov 2012

Photographer: Michael Shindler
"I prepare each tintype plate by hand and make a single exposure of each person (occasionally two, if I make a mistake). The tintype is processed immediately so the subject can walk out the door with it about 15 minutes later."

21 Aug 2012

24 Jul 2012

Did you ever consider that the bike was an agent of emancipation? I bet then that you didn't know that women had to campaign for the right to ride bikes. You didn't? Well, next time you hop on one (I'm still coveting a vintagey bike myself) give it a thought.

My favourites from an 1895 list of don'ts for women cyclists, in New York World:

  • Don’t faint on the road.
  • Don’t wear tight garters.
  • Don’t criticize people’s “legs.”
  • Don’t wear loud hued leggings.
  • Don’t cultivate a “bicycle face.”
  • Don’t wear clothes that don’t fit.
  • Don’t neglect a “light’s out” cry.
  • Don’t chew gum. Exercise your jaws in private.
  • Don’t use bicycle slang. Leave that to the boys.
  • Don’t go out without a needle, thread and thimble.
  • Don’t let your golden hair be hanging down your back.
  • Don’t scratch a match on the seat of your bloomers.
  • Don’t ignore the laws of the road because you are a woman.
  • Don’t try to ride in your brother’s clothes “to see how it feels.”
  • Don’t scream if you meet a cow. If she sees you first, she will run.
  • Don’t appear to be up on “records” and “record smashing.” That is sporty.

Norman Batho Collection

"Many [female cyclists on cigar box labels] were shown as decidedly masculine, with hair cut short or pulled back, and smoking cigars, then an almost exclusively male pursuit. This portrayal reflected the old fears that women in pants would somehow supplement men as breadwinners and decision-makers.”
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way)

13 Jul 2012

I adore food photography that marries gorgeous food with rustic backdrops and the feel that the food is actually to be eaten.

For me, cooking, eating, and gatherings around food, are best uncomplicated, jovial, wholesome, fresh, and free from the restraints of high-brow etiquette. This photography style encompasses that for me.

Introducing you to Ian Bagwell.

I hope your weekend includes some good eats and relaxed times.

10 Jul 2012

If you watch films for only one reason, you miss out on many wonderful treasures. Some films may lack in a truly compelling narrative, or may be insubstantial in plot, but may offer a certain aesthetic that draws us into an unusual frame of mind, perspective, or set of emotions.

Beguiling. Cracks, 2009

read: interview with eva green
hear: stories of africa, cracks soundtrack
alison byrne, cracks costume designer
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