Monday, 31 August 2009
k, this is stuff is seriously neat. d-Vision has designed some witty and wonderful products like the fruit bowl above that holds different sized fruit. read more via eat me daily.
apple eating dish
Thursday, 27 August 2009
image by doug chayka
i'm having a seriously Kafkaesque day today. this morning - though it is not a part of my job, nor have i done this ever before - i was ushered off to another building to sit in a strange little room without windows and search through boxes containing thousands of precariously ordered cheques, looking for six in particular. after two straight hours of flipping through bundles with my rubber thumb, a gentleman appeared to inform me that i had been given the wrong boxes, and that i must begin my search all over again with the right ones. five and a half hazy hours later, i had found the six cheques in question, but was left in a daze, half expecting giant bugs to creep out from under my desk.
here's hoping your day was a damn sight better than mine, my friends. i need a big ole glass o wine! cheers Franz :D
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
born Barbara Jean Morehead on August 23, 1934, Eden had numerous roles in forgetable films throughout the 50s and 60s, but is best known for her role in the television series I Dream of Jeanie (1965-1970). for five years and 139 episodes, Barbara played a well meaning and lovable Jeanie, rescued by an astronaut, whose magical powers often ran amuck. hilarity ensued.
in 1960, Barbara played the part of Roslyn Pierce in Elvis' sixth film, Flaming Star (a western in which Elvis plays a "half-breed"). Eden replaced Barbara Steele in the role, who walked off the picture after an argument with director Don Siegel. Andy Warhol's famous diptych of Elvis as a cowboy comes from a Flaming Star still.
I Dream of Jeannie has gone on to become one of the most successful series in international syndication, earning Barbara many fans all over the world. Eden now lives in California with her third husband. her only son Matthew (son of first husband, Michael Ansara) died of a drug overdose in 2001, at 36 years old.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Evelyn Tripp was considered among the most versatile of the models famous during postwar American fashion's glamour years. her striking beauty was immortalized by dozens of noted photographers, and she was a particular favorite of William Klein, whose 1958 photograph of her, blowing cigarette smoke from beneath her veil, remains his signature image.
Monday, 24 August 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
actually, i'm happily married, and happy to be a bride's maid in my good friends' wedding out on the farm this weekend. they'll be married in a barn hung with chandeliers, and we will dance into the night under a canopy of stars. it promises to be a lovely evening. complete with a pig roast (!). us maids are wearing black dresses with red shoes and red gerber daisies in our hair. if you've read much of this blog you may already know that red shoes are one of my very favourite things, so i'm stoked. i'll post pictures next week if any turn out. have a magnificent weekend and try to get some dancing in. it's good for the soul.
Thursday, 20 August 2009
the Diana Mini is almost too awesome to be true. it takes square photos (36 per role), half frames (72 per roll), multiple and long exposures, panorama's, black n white, daylight cross-process, and it's bloomin' tiny. i need one. here are some examples of what she can do (from the lomography website, link above).
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
i am so in love with this project i could spit.
it seems that Michael Crowe and Lenka Clayton plan to write letters to every person on earth. they've begun by sending personal handwritten letters, notes, and postcards to 467 households in the small Irish village of Cushendall. the project has come to the attention of BBC Newsline who did a story on them, and the two artists are now documenting the project on their blog, Mysterious Letters, which you simply MUST go peruse because it's positively lovely. [click on images to enlarge]