Archive for May 2009




From Paris Vogue May 2008. Found on Native Kee.

Posted at 5pm on 5/30/09 | 1 comment | Filed Under: music | read on


age of consent

Just filched this old pre-release trailer for Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette from The Rich Girls Are Weeping. Remember this? Perfection!

Posted at 4pm on 5/30/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: music | read on


woodland house

I’ve been obsessed with this house for sometime and have probably posted pics of it before, but it was only this week that I came upon its story and the man behind it, Simon Dale.

It was built for £3000 (!) with an estimated 1250 man hours of labor. Here is what Simon says about the house: “This building is one part of a low-impact or permaculture approach to life. This sort of life is about living in harmony with both the natural world and ourselves, doing things simply and using appropriate levels of technology. These sort of low cost, natural buildings have a place not only in their own sustainability, but also in their potential to provide affordable housing which allows people access to land and the opportunity to lead more simple, sustainable lives.”

For an explicit look at how the house was built (with lots of pics) and a short interview with Simon Dale (who’s philosophy about the world and the future or civilization is right-ON) go here. It’s really worth taking a look!

Posted at 11pm on 5/29/09 | 2 comments | Filed Under: environment, home | read on


studio magic


The desk of the late children’s book illustrator, Pauline Baynes.

Posted at 10am on 5/20/09 | 3 comments | Filed Under: art & artists | read on




Inspiration of the day from Habitually Chic who wrote about the “Picasso: Mosqueteros” (Musketeer) exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery:

“When I was little, I used to paint and draw all the time. I visited museums and loved art but hated Picasso. I always thought I could paint better than he could. During my senior year of college, I took an entire course devoted to Picasso. On the first day, the professor told the story of how Picasso could paint like a master at the age of 15 and then spent the rest of his life trying to paint like a child. Then I got it.”

Posted at 10am on 5/20/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: art & artists | read on


wind in the willows


*Inga Moore’s illustration from Wind in the Willows.

Posted at 10am on 5/18/09 | 3 comments | Filed Under: art & artists, books & writing | read on


the peace of wild things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

— Wendell Berry

Oh, so true! (Thanks, Kate.)

Posted at 10am on 5/18/09 | 3 comments | Filed Under: books & writing | read on


that roundhouse

Building a roundhouse.

Posted at 12am on 5/7/09 | 1 comment | Filed Under: environment, home | read on


district 9

I hate horror films, but I’m a sucker for a good sci-fi alien movie, especially one produced by Peter Jackson! The premise sounds fascinating – “District 9 depicts a fictional world where extraterrestrials have become refugees in South Africa.” I like the raw, pseudo-documentary feel of the trailer. The best sci-fi films are the gritty ones that are not too slick with just enough special effects to make it real. (Though, the film’s website is definitely slick.) I’m excited to see it, even though I kinda giggled when the alien started clickity-clacking away. A part of me is also worried these aliens will be mistreated and I’ll leave feeling horrible about the human race. Remember how you felt after E.T.?

Posted at 11pm on 5/6/09 | 2 comments | Filed Under: film, trailers | read on


the big one

How did we miss this? Johnny Depp was a guest character on this episode of Sponge Bob Square Pants. Doesn’t even sound like him.

Posted at 10pm on 5/6/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: random | read on

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