Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mix Tape

Love is

#3 ~ Ben Harper
Crosses ~ Jose Gonzalez
Golden Porsche ~ Mogwai

Saturday in

It's a dreary, grey Saturday and so far I've watched;

Les femmes de l'ombre
Paris je t'aime
2 days in Paris

Friday, March 26, 2010

Jumping ship

I packed up half my books last night and sent them to my parents house. It is the first step I have taken towards jumping ship. Although this is supposed to fill me with excitement about the prospect of flight and the glamour of foreign lands, all I feel is sadness to be parting with my books. I am a stuff person. Ahh glorious glorious stuff. I love things. Trash and treasure beats clean lines and minimalism any day.
Photos found at The Selby.
Why exactly, in my current state, I visited a site of beautiful homes filled with different things I am uncertain.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Shake it

One of the most difficult things I find about being a transient abroad is that I can't afford the space, or the postage home, to indulge in my passion (or as some people would call, addiction) for collecting vintage, kitsch nic nacs that steal my heart.

Particularly ... salt and pepper shakers ... I have an adorable pair of ceramic shakers in the form of mandarins at home I await to be reunited with one day.

And no, I can't believe I titled this post 'Shake it' either.

I wish i was ...

... making daisy chains.

Film joy

One of the sweetest things is picking up a new roll of film. The anticipation!!!

Days with my father

This is one of the best photo essays I have ever seen. Philip Toledano photographs the remaining time he has with his father and writes about the pain and heartbreak of watching a loved one grow old. He also captures hilarious moments, learns new things about his father and gains insight into the final stages of life.

You can view the photographs here

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Craft fail

Fucking hedgehogs.

Janet George, my primary school teacher, was obsessed with craft. I disliked her a lot. The woman would arrive at school with hot glue guns, crepe paper and sequins that would get stuck in your hair, cardigan and other highly inappropriate places. My peers loved Janet George, she was a craft crusader bringing fun and frivolity into our lives.

My problem was simple. I was craft challenged. I loved a funky kitten collage as much as the next person but my apparent lack of skills resulted in collage visual massacres that left even my parents appalled.

One day Janet George brought pine cones, fabric, needles, thread and hot glue guns to school. Her red button nose was particularly red that day, she was flushed with excitement.

Hello peculiar dream

The weird and wonderful works of Caroline Selmes

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A time to be still

Photos found at chillhiro


Miranda July: Professional eccentric, author and director, and the valid recipient of a thousand romantic crushes.
Milan Kundera: Opposer of censorship of the Czechsolvakian government, exiled author and purveyor of words.
Bill Murray: Veteran actor, comedian, master of sarcasm and self assurance, plus the all round apple of my eye.
Arundhati Roy: Activist of social justice and economic equality, author, weaver of dreams and the epitome of a formidable woman.

Simply delightful

Adorable. Amy over at One day creates these little treasures, I am super, super jealous.

Monday, March 22, 2010

A view of my room

Things currently occupying my apartment