Tuesday, June 28, 2011



What are days for?
Days are where we live.   
They come, they wake us   
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:   
Where can we live but days?

Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest and the doctor   
In their long coats
Running over the fields.

Monday, June 27, 2011

How to Draw a... Penguin

The Guardian has an online series called How to Draw... that depicts step-by-step instructions on how to draw various characters.   These Oliver Jeffers illustrations caught my eye, because penguins are just naturally cute--- and his chubby birds are exceptionally cute!

 Must send link to my nieces and nephew...

Via: The Guardian 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

New York Love


Friday, June 24, 2011


Monday, June 20, 2011

Spam Burgers

Burger King listened to its customers and now has a Spam Burger on its menu in Japan. Kaizen at work!

Love me some Spam!

Via: CNN.com

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Inception Chair

Unlike most film buffs, I actually have surface space on my shelves, as I don't hoard vintage movie memorabilia, autographed DVDs or licensed character knick-knacks. But perhaps I'll make an exception with this homage to a such a mind-bogglingly awesome movie.  I am looking for a desk chair.... Hmmm.

Via: Lane Crawford.com

3.1 Philip Lim

Love the knot detail at the waist-line.  

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A History of Modern Music

Cool interactive timeline across a bunch of  music genres.... Very  UK focused, but still interesting.

Via: The Guardian

Monday, June 13, 2011

Humphrey Slocombe

...the breakfast of champions....

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Flaming Lips

Monday, June 6, 2011

Midnight in Paris and The Purple Rose of Cairo

Midnight in Paris was charming, entertaining, and worth seeing.  Every street shot is  unsurprisingly gorgeous and if you romanticize Paris the way I do, you'll get swept up in momentary Francophilia and briefly consider an apartment swap on AirBandB.com.    But to me, it didn't reach the caliber of  The Purple Rose of Cairo, one of Woody Allen's earlier films with somewhat similar escapist and fantastical elements (...and one of my all time favorite movies!).  Set in the Depression Era, the tonality of The Purple Rose of Cairo is tinged with more melancholy and the characters are more desperate, and to me the story is  more complex and emotionally engaging. Whereas in Midnight in Paris, the feeling is more light-hearted. The characters live in a world of the "worried well", so watching Owen Wilson fret over  his literary ambitions and chosen Hollywood vocation seems trivial, yet funny and compelling.  Some of the casting and one-liners are completely inspired (i.e. Adrian Brody, as Dali and the guy who played Hemmingway), but I wasn't totally immersed in the world or consequences bourgeois characters faced while experiencing "la vie en rose". Still....check it out, it's gotta be better than all the sequels that are hitting the screens...