Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I am Marina Script

Ooh be still my beating heart!
Do this!

*seemingly random image of woman and cat was something that came up on google image when I searched 'Marina type' ... and I liked it

nom nom nom

A cookie post for no other reason than that;

a} I haven't blogged in a long time due to lack of internet
b} I like baked goods
c} I'm starving

Pomegranate Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
6 oz semisweet chocolate chunks
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 350. Line baking trays with cooking paper. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, salt, and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and combine thoroughly. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the sweetened butter and mix until a very thick dough forms. Use a spoon to fold in the chunks then the pomegranates. Form cookies by dropping 1 heaping teaspoon of dough on the sheets two inches apart. Flatten slightly then bake until light brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on wire racks (if you can wait that long) then serve with plenty of cold milk. Nom nom nom!

little room

Everyone of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive. But inside our heads—at least that’s where I imagine it—there’s a little room where we store those memories. A room like the stacks in this library. And to understand the workings of our own heart we have to keep on making new reference cards. We have to dust things off every once in a while, let in fresh air, change the water in the flower vases. In other words, you’ll live forever in your own little private library.
Haruki Murakami


Mushroom collector
Music theorist
Print maker

Twilight zone

Japanese psychiatric art from the 60's and 70's is slightly loopy and unsettling. They're all a bit twilight zone. Born of rather imaginative brainstorming or perhaps an acid flashback it doesn't get much better/weirder. You can check out the catalogue of advertising dating all the way back from the 50's here. It seems, as time went by the advertising got worse, not better.
Whoever said crazy was a bad thing?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kim Jong II: neo tacky


Propaganda art is always slightly terrifying, especially when Kim Jong II is concerned. Despite the sunsets, roses and smiling laughing children, the North Korean Government art work is eerily unsettling. A cheery veneer hides a sinister agenda and Kim Jong II is proped, pasted and pinned up in most homes, street corners and respected establishments. North Koreans are told they are living in 'paradise on earth' and cheery art work aims to back up that statement. Depicted like a prophet, saviour or Jesus like messiah it can be guaranteed that the people of North Korea see Kim Jong II and his terrible taste in art wherever they look, whether they like it or not.

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