Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010


Zoo-M by Masako Suzuki
Foil, 2009

Excessive Heat!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Spiderwoman by Louise Bourgois.

The Fabric of Myth
Compton Verney, 2010

This morning when I left the house I walked into a giant spider's web. I did that demented dance one does when this occurs: arms flailed, head was smashed and much jumping about. It's ridiculous because an onlooker can't see why you're frantic. It looks like you've lost your mind. Then I found the spider and yelped as it started to crawl upwards. It was the size of a small petal. I am a chicken.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

David Hicks.

David Hicks: My Kind of Garden
Garden Art Press, 2010

Oh, I do love a good pathway.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Don't Disturb the Little Tern.

It's 95 degrees in the UK right now! Crackers! I love balmy British summers. Yesterday my Dad took himself off to Brancaster beach, one of our favourites. He sent me a bunch of photos because he knows I get proper homesick. The top one is the best. Little Terns! My Dad thinks I look like a Little Tern. It's fairly true - I am short, stumpy and covered in feathers.

Friday, July 9, 2010

What if...

What if I told you I'd discovered an exceedingly exciting, wildy talented new fashion illustrator? Kind of like a Garance-Dore-style. Look at the images below...

Aren't they gorge? The last one particularly - I WANT AND NEED that back-to-front robe-thing-of-heaven. What if I told you that the drawings are by Egon Schiele and he did them all between 1905ish and 1910ish? BANANAS right??? I mean, I know some clever clogs will have recognized his style and all, but golly gosh he's frighteningly contemporary. Imagine how shocking these were to peeps a hunny years ago. Shockers. I never get bored of looking at them. Ever.

Egon Schiele: Drawings & Watercolours
Thames & Hudson

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ellen Rogers.

Sharlene is a wizard. She finds the most magical things on the interwebbbbs. Today I got an email instructing me to CHECK OUT the website of Ellen Rogers. Man, oh, man - what a great start to the day. You also should CHECK IT OUT right here: www.ellenrogers.co.uk

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Le Flufy.

I have a friend called Carol Le Flufy.
Carol Le Flufy is pretty awesome for many reasons.
Here are just a few:

1. CLF introduced me to the wonderful blog: mrs-o.org
MO's style is MAJOR (a CLF word-favourite). Her arms inspire green-eyed monsters in my eyeballs.

2. CLF took me to Soho House in West Hollywood a couple of weeks ago. It's a private member's club that I would otherwise never be allowed to step a foot in. The interior is like an old English drinking club: taxidermy, dark wooden paneling, insane upholstered furniture and cushy leather Chesterfields. There is a 360 degree view of the Hollywood Hills and the bartender made one of the best dirty martinis I have ever had. The only problem with it was that it was full of successful, creative British people. It made my accent totally commonplace. Balls.

3. CLF lends me books (unsolicited no less!). These 2 arrived at the weekend. I will be devouring them soon. (Portrait Of An Addict As A Young Man and Life Would Be Better If I lived In That House).

4. CLF has a cabin/house thing on Bowen Island near Vancouver. I google image it at work and pretend I am there.

5. Occasionally she emails me pictures of her cat Grace emailing.

CLF! Je love!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

David Mitchell.

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
Random House, 2010

I'm stocking up on good books to take on holiday next month - I ordered this one a while ago from my local-best-bookstore-in-the-universe, Skylight Books, and it arrived yesterday. Huzzahs. I know, I know - I could have ordered on it on amazon and saved money but I lUfF Skylight Books. I like this fella, David Mitchell. One of his other books, "Cloud Atlas" is in my top ten all-time-all-stars. I am much looking forward to reading it.

I am a bit perturbed that the Hollywood people have deemed it necessary to make "On The Road" into a film. This book is also in my top ten. I don't understand why it needs to be a film. Why can't they leave it be. It's supposed to be a book. Not a film. Am I behaving like an old grump? Poss.