Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Going Deeper.

a trailer to the latest masterpiece from my one-and-only....x

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ice Cold.

Tomorrow we head to Sundance. 
YOUNG LOVE was selected to screen as part of the international short fiction program.

A hearty congratulations to my fellow pigeons.
Here's to two weeks of snow, plaid, mulled wine, film and the marvelous Mr Robert Redford. oh my. x

(many thanks to my favourite uncle)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

oh my.

the genius that is stylist and costume designer, Casey Storm. it's like one long really interesting sentence. (thanks Vbs)

Smitten With... #10

1. PLAGIARISM: From Brazil With Love.

like the robin hood of art. these breathtaking collages are made up of images taken from the world's top magazines. 


2. IMAGES: NOLLYWOOD by Pieter Hugo

Behind Hollywood and Bollywood, Africa's film Industry, Nollywood, is said to be the 3rd largest film industry in the world.  Movies are produced and marketed in the space of a week. 

"They  tell stories that appeal to and reflect the lives of its public: stars are local actors; plots confront the viewer with familiar situations of romance, comedy, witchcraft, bribery, prostitution. The narrative is overdramatic, deprived of happy endings, tragic. The aesthetic is loud, violent, excessive; nothing is said, everything is shouted." - Petier Hugo

Brilliant photographer Pieter Hugo has tried to capture the essence of this industry through his mind blowing series. To have these images with you always, go here.

3. HANDYCAM: Spike Spends Saturday With...

I don't know how I didn't know about this Vbs series sooner. This episode features the perfect human, M.I.A. 

(thanks to my-one-and-only x)

4. ACTIVITY: Travel

I've got the itch.

5. OBJECT: Vintage Posters

I would fill my home with them if i could. To indulge go here

(Via the fantastic Design Files)

6. FOOD: Daniel Craig Ice-cream

As we move into the summer months, thanks to Del Monte, middle aged women everywhere can now actually consume daniel craig whole.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Smitten With... Porn

I don't know how I existed before stumbling across this phenomenal series conceived and co-directed by the marvelous Isabella Rossellini and produced by Rick Gilbert. The costumes and set design by Andy Byers are particularly glorious.

To lose yourself in the sexual habits of insects and sea creatures, go here.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

When two become one.

I no longer need to divide my love between the perfect bookshelf and the stupendous works of Michael C. Hsiung. Mr Hsiung has just joined forces with the awesome Book City Jackets to help improve bookshelves everywhere.

Disguise your Judy Blume novel and stolen copy of the Joy Luck Club with this very special piece of cover art. To maintain the facade, go here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Smitten With... #9

1. STYLE: soviet punks.

I challenge you to find a better combination.

2. GENIUS: Erik Madigan Heck.

This 25 year old visionary is the man behind Nomenus Quartlery - an incredible fashion and art publication, that focuses on the kind of artists who should be focused on. 

As well as publisher and editor of the most expensive magazine in the world ($6,500 for a hardcopy), this young prodigy takes absolutely breathtaking images. His photography is painterly and cinematic yet totally fresh...

3.PENMANSHIP: michael c. hsuing.

My secret weapon for battling a pesky bout of the blues. Something about Mr.Hsuing's style reminds me of my-one-and-only. Sea creatures, mermen, moustaches, animals and monacles...the work of this stupendous L.A artist will put a smile on even the tightest of faces and posisbly make you think a little about the totalitarian nature of mankind. 

4. FILM: la haine.

Mathieu Kassovitz's 1995 masterpiece is a slice of recent french history done to perfection. Along with costumes, casting, script and locations, the soundtrack is perfect. Many thanks to my-one-and-only for another stellar recommendation. You now share my heart with Vincent Cassel...

5. FOOD: borscht.

Push past any personal beetroot prejudices and you will be rewarded for your efforts. Serve hot with a dollop of cold sour cream, sprinkle of dill and thick piece of dark rye.

6. ACTIVITY: spring cleaning.

The time has come.

7. SOUND: the yardbirds.