Aside from adoring this film & the electric chemistry of Penelope & Javier, I kind of have a teeny crush on Penelope Cruz, especially her sexy bed hair. Her character Maria Elena is at once funny and passionate and dangerous...and makes me want to ride around the Spanish countryside wearing a loose white smock and a cool black hat. So here's looking at you, Cruz.
I've wanted a phrenology bust since forever, so lovely with a fine cracked porcelain glaze.
My favourite part about all this? He tracked down some old library catalogue cards, and then spiral-bound some to make two sweet little notebooks for me as well as giving me a whole stack of loose ones to use as notepaper. Oh yeah, and then he gave me a porcelain 'paper bag' to hold the loose cards in. Not hard to love the man, not hard at all!
In my dream house, I want a very excellent armchair that would be set right next to a great wall (or inside a tiny hexagonal room) of bookcases crammed full of books and good things (maybe also a bottle of gin) and a little table next to a window. I admit in my dream house I've only really thought about the kitchen (basically the one from The Wonder Years but sleeker), and some small furniture in the living room. My dream reading chair has fluctuated in design over the years; my standard since I was little was either a rocking chair or the classic Chesterfield wingback (I've always been attracted to them, they're kind sexy and old fashioned and really solid, don't you think? Kinda like George Clooney).
Lately my mind has been drifting over to the land of Danes....and to their amazing, beautiful, elegant and kinda cheeky Papa Bear Chair. I thought someone put the decimal point in the wrong place, but no...they are literally about 12 thousand dollars. Le sigh.
Just....indulge me for a moment, isn't he cute? SO cute! I love his paws.
designed in 1951 by Hans Wegner, I couldn't resist posting a photo of one upholstered in IKB!!!
This amazing tome was part of my birthday present from Luke. It's a beautifully made hardback edition of the collected poems, from 1979 and came all the way to Sydney on a plane from NYC just for moi! I couldn't really speak much when he gave it to me, that's how happy I was... *happy sigh*.
I have a soft spot for ol' Kiki, I feel like we've grown up together as we are the same age and all. I love that she always does her own thing fashion-wise and makes awkward mistakes like the rest of us, I actually like her street-wear choices more than her public event dresses. And I think I am one of only nine people who actually liked Elizabethtown despite acknowledging it's a mediocre kinda film (some cute outfits and a cute apartment and of course, most excellent taste in music and propensity for epic phone conversations saves it for me). Also, I love that in an interview she mentioned her bed is from Ikea and she covered the bedhead in Chanel fabric...that's my girl!
aren't these two the cat's pyjamas? LOVE this photo!
I agree with the FugNation girls; navy and black is one of my favourite combos,
and her lipstick looks a lot like MAC's 'lady danger' which
I can tell you from personal experience is a crazy brilliant mood-changing colour.
this is literally one of my favourite outfits of hers c.2004, it makes me smile and is such
a silly but nonchalant mix of old tshirt/floaty chiffon skirt/sequins.
Behold, the bag that I am deeply in love with....I go by the store just to pick it up and pat it gently. Such a crazy fun mix of bright yellow, silver, red, navy and black leather and hot pink and brown suede. Sigh. One day, I hope it will be mine!
update: two weeks later andI am now the giddy owner of aforementioned dream bag, even my dad likes it and mentioned that if I have daughters, they'll be stealing it off me in years to come...my thoughts exactly!
I was reminded about Napoleon yesterday when we watched Love&Death; eeek....wouldn't want to piss him off, he seems the master of the backhanded compliment though, doesn't he?
I love you no longer; on the contrary, I detest you. you are a wretch, truly perverse, truly stupid, a real Cinderella. You never write to me at all, you do not love your husband; you know the pleasure that your letters give him yet you cannot even manage to write him half a dozen lines, dashed off in a moment! What then do you do all day, Madame? What business is so vital that it robs you of the time to write to your faithful lover? What attachment can be stifling and pushing aside the love, the tender and constant love which you promised him? Who can this wonderful new lover be who takes up your every moment, rules your days and prevents you from devoting your attention to your husband?
Beware, Josephine; one fine night the doors will be broken down and there I shall be. In truth, I am worried, my love, to have no news from you; write me a four page letter instantly made up from those delightful words which fill my heart with emotion and joy. I hope to hold you in my arms before long, when I shall lavish upon you a million kisses, burning as the equatorial sun.
We saw the last Woody Allen double-feature at the Chauvel last night, and it was a perfect balance of Love & Death and Stardust Memories...made me want to watch more Woody films, especially another black&white one.
"I had a mad impulse to throw you down on the lunar surface
I have been obsessed with personalised/embossed pencils lately. I kid you not. Obsessed! Who doesn't love the scratchy-scratchy sound of a pencil furiously scribbling quickly against paper? Take a look;
I almost squealed with delight when I saw these; tiniestj is now also taking
pre-orders for her amazing 18 pencil Rushmore Extracurricular Activities set
....such a clever lady!!!
quite fitting for working in a library...I have my eye on theseones
for my desk at work. Well, these, and some mustache pencils.