Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Lucien Freud: The Studio
Centre Pompidou, 2010

I don't think he wears socks.
I love you, Lucian.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010


Perfume by Susan Irvine
Random House, 1995

I've always liked a good perfume advert.
The Obsession ads are so evocative of my teenage times.
Man, oh man, I wanted to be Kate!
Now I think she looks a bit hungry.
The YSL Pour Homme image of YSL himself is also a fav.
And I can hardly bear the decadence of Sophie Dahl's Opium. Gorge!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Store Front
Gingko Press, 2009

I am on hiatus! I've never been on hiatus before! But now I am! I am on hiatus from doing the window displays at Lawson-Fenning. The bosses have decided to keep the window full of furniture and open and fresh for the summer months - which makes complete sense because we are trying to sell furniture afterall! It means I have more time on my hands while I'm here at work, so hopefully this will translate into more blogposts. Fingers crossed. Of course it could also translate into naval gazing but I will try to be on top of that.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Transformer Number Two.

My friend Doan went to NYU. She has a huge brain. I may lobotomize her, steal some of this large cerebellum and enroll at the Department of Philosophy. Because this above, is where the students of philosophy study. What????


Gingko Press, 2010

This is the old port in Tel-Aviv - neglected for 50 years but then in 2003 the people-who-make-decisions-about-public-space decided to regenerate and hired Mayslits-Kassif Architects. What an outstanding job they did. In 2007 alone, 2.5 million people visited the port. The design is very "undulating" (excellent word) and is supposed to mirror the mythological dunes the port was originally built on. Love.

For England and St George!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


The Hermes Scarf
Thames & Hudson, 2010

Fucknuts! The new Hermes book is wonderful. My Mum collects Hermes scarves - so's I might have to get this book for her birthday. Luckily I don't think she reads this - she is getting very technologically savvy; she has an iphone and an email account but I think blogs have yet to grab her. She does still try to turn on the telly with the house phone after all and her iphone makes her jump (with fright not excitement).

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Of course I loved all the artists from the previous post but I really loved the work of Su Blackwell - and I found her blog! It's - it's lush (as Charlotte Church would say. She's got the voice of an angel, don't you know?)


Slash: Paper Under The Knife
Abrams, 2009

Makes my brains ache at how talented these artists are.
I've linked to their websites or articles on them.
I need a cup of tea.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


These two chubsters live in the store and I want them to be mine. There was also a porcelain hippopotamus that I had earmarked for my personals but some bee-yatch snuck in and purchased it from under my nose. Gizzards.

Sawdust Mountain.

Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain
Aperture, 2009

All the st-st-stunning photographs in this book are scenes from the Pacific Northwest and could be scenes from a Twilight film. I can not abide the Twilight books - for a few reasons - but mostly because whoever sub-edited them must have been on CRACK. But, I loves the films. I love them because they are campy and fabulous. I can't wait for the next one because David Slade's directing it and he's the cat's pyjamas. I am firmly in Team-Jacob-Werewolf camp. Sir, Yes, Sir!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Charlotte & Todd.

The wonderful Mister Todd Cole came by the store today. He's ridiculously talented. I was asking him questions and generally being nosey about the short film he just made with the Rodarte sisters and he mentioned he had also just done a video for Charlotte Gainsbourg! Who I love! Who I was listening to at that very minute! Of course as soon as he left I scuttled over to his website and watched both. Brizzziliant (which is a million times a brilliant - I am on pain meds - allowances must be made). Here is the CG video - this is the first time I've tried to post a moving image so fingers crossed.

ps. I do not know what is happening to my font.

Daphne & Zandra.

Don't Look Now by Daphne du Maurier
Jacket design by Zandra Rhodes

Daphne & Zandra! It sounds like a wonderful television show and one that I would most definitely watch. I should be allowed to name tv. shows. Cougar Town?! Really?! I'm pretty sure anyone could come up with a name better than that.

I found this book while I was pottering around Waterstone's The Bookstore in Cardiff. Cardiff is the capital of Wales and near to where my Mum lives. I once worked in Cardiff for 6 months at a mortgage company. It was whore-rific. But Cardiff is GORGE and in the last two years has become full of the most insane shops. Anyway - Penguin have released a selection of classic novels from the seventies and Zandra Rhodes has designed the covers for them...B-A-N-A-N-A-S. I would have bought them all but I was worried about my luggage limit. Curses.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


HELIOS Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change
Steidl, 2010

I luff old photos.
I also very much like the new Karen Elson album.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Juergen Teller.

Juergen Teller: The Master
DAP, 2010

The Master. Indeed.

ps. I've been trying to find a copy of the vintage Charlotte Rampling book, but can't find one for under $400 - if anyone sees one for about $100 anywhere - lemme know asap!