Friday, 29 May 2009

Choking on Adam's Apple

I saw Angels and Demons last night (Ewan McGregor, yes please!). I've got to say as contrived as the ending of that book is, I still adore it and it's all too familiar vicariousness (I think I remember fittingly listening to Tool's 10,000 Days album whilst reading it. I have no shame for some of my musical tastes). All it really did was resurface my desperate desire to visit Rome and the Vatican City. That and my entirely random fascination for Biblical religion (historically, not spiritually) and its associated iconography. I'm completely geeking out about my chosen lectures next year being on the obsession of the apocalypse and the Book of Revelations within art, literature, music and film.

There's something so intense about European Catholic churches and cathedrals. I'm so badly cursing the PC at home right now for crashing and losing all my photos from Vienna 3 years ago.

( flickr )

Tomorrow I'm going to pick up a couple of books by Umberto Eco and finally get round to buying some Dante Alighieri. Now that I have time again to myself to read (though I really ought to finish the other two books I'm in the middle of first!).

Tuesday, 26 May 2009


I have such a girl crush on Milla Jovovich. She can be so beautifully masculine. Time to watch The Fifth Element I think (another of my favourite Luc Besson films).

Monday, 18 May 2009

We should have each other with cream

( ffffound, maya.bird )

I'm ridiculously ill and want nothing more than to snuggle up with my cats :( only 3 weeks.

(Claudia, Jessica)

(Fraser, Lila who passed away and I miss the most)


Saturday, 16 May 2009

El Día de los Muertos

Topshop released their Day Of The Dead collection on their loobook yesterday.

I came across artist Sylvia Ji.The colouring in the last two are just incredible.

A girl called Sara's Sylvia Ji inspired photography.

I bought the first Illustrated People jumper below (in this style, so comfy to laze about in) in the Topshop sale, but I'm really considering the other one now too... (summer clothing, what?)

Nickel rashes have sprouted up again thanks to my penchant for cheap jewellery (I never learn...) and my throat feels like I've swallowed a giant spider overnight. I really must make a point of selling on all my cheap jewellery.

To do today:
Tidy the post-apocalyptic deadline mess
Drink my body weight in tea

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Saturday, 9 May 2009

The Dead Weather

I came across something pretty downright incredible in my eyes whilst toiling over my programme journal all day and listening to The Kills.

The Dead Weather

These guys are like my ultimate superband. It's comprised of vocalist Alison Mosshart (The Kills), guitarist Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age), bassist Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes) and drummer/vocalist Jack White (The White Stripes and The Raconteurs). I've been telling everyone and anyone who may or may not care this evening. Their first album Horehound is due for release sometime this year.

And just for extra measure...

A little of Alison Mosshart & Jamie Hince's on tour photography.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Squid Rings

Inbetween watching The Mighty Boosh (for the first time might I add, and I love it!) whilst on the exercise bike and doing my laundry, I've been scouring Etsy this evening for earrings. I used to have an obsession with buying new ones, my collection is a tad ridiculous, but I'm now either bored of them or else my ears just can't cope with the weight of my favourites. Boo.

I came across Octopus Me and I think I'm a little in lust. My sad little student budget means it's not to be however.

Usually me and little holes and clusters don't mix... I get freaked out by bubbling rice! Kind of funny since octopi are one of my favourite sea creatures.

Keep Candles Handy

I've been so busy with uni and the house I've forgotten all about this little thing. I still have PJ Harvey photos to post and manymany new purchases I would like to share with you all. Unfortunately, my camera gave up the ghost... a half hour before Bob Dylan came on stage on Friday. Not that I could see him very well, but him & his band were just oooh incredible! Another entry for that as well I think at some stage. I've come to really enjoy doing bigger things like that alone. I get to meet so many more interesting people.

For now, an editorial from May 2009's ID. I've got a busy evening of tidying the empty flat and doing more sock designs. I have the new Patrick Wolf advance to keep to company though :) (less than a month until my friend and I go to see him. My life as begun to revolve around gigs. Pearl Jam are touring August as well now).