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irony, morbid delectations, art&music
and all the things i like ...

Monday, July 30, 2007

This week's grab bag of goodies

Gorby, cos he is still cool, if not 4real

SPOILER ALERT - GO NO FURTHER IF YOU ARE READING THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: Harry Potter t-shirt - potentially the most annoying t-shirt in Christendom.

Good analysis of the J Horror genre of which I am surprisingly into (considering I used to refuse watching horrors). I have the first Tomi out for this week's watching.

Eagle vs Shark - do the quiz. I am a SHARK.

Charlie Brooker rox as does BoingBoing

For the anime lovers - I also love how at the top of the page it says "Greetings guest! members can rogu in here. Having problems rogging in".

Upcoming bra revolution? - long long time coming. Bring in the engineers - it is all about cantilevers etc.

The Fragrant Gourmet - just because it smells like delicious food, doesn't mean you can't wear it.

Oddments of High Unimportance

I want to buy a paperdoll that I can call my own

Simon Pegg is bringing sexy back, to a Fratellis soundtrack!!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Simplify ... share your iTunes

Something I am looking forward to delving into:
Simple and brilliant from Andrew Dubber's New Music Strategies
Simplify Media actually manages to achieve what most music consumers have always wanted: a chance to connect to and enjoy each other’s music without the usual problems associated with that.

Simplify Media is a new plugin for iTunes on PC and Mac platforms (with later releases coming for Windows Media Player and WinAmp). It allows your friends to connect to your music library and listen wherever they are — and you can listen to their music collections too.


Wallpaper, design, j'adore

Courtesy of Fraserhead, and the book Wallpaper by Lachlan Blackley
delicious pattern and design
to fry your mind

Brigit Amadori
Cole and Son
Timorous Beasties
assume vivid astro focus
Basso and Brooke
Markus Benesch Creates
Rachel De Joode
Champion Graphics
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
Maxalot Gallery
Kustaa Saksi

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Do the D.A.N.C.E.

Dream video for T-shirt lovers and one of the most joyous songs and videos - Justice - D.A.N.C.E (Version Finale)

Lush new dollies - Honey Bunny encore, Save the Animals:

Two more Threadless products on their way:The Scr-Emo by Jesse McCormack pour moi and a hoodie of Sharp is relative for SS.

Watching the German Grand Prix. Aquaplaning, crashing, all the drama. And Kimi Raikkonen's 80 year old granny is in the Ferrari pit watching it all.

Off the interweb:
False braids cost beauty queen her title: The winner of a Bolivian beauty contest for indigenous women was stripped of her title moments after her coronation when judges noticed she was wearing false plaits, organisers said on Saturday.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Freudian Frankenfurters

I have some corker dreams ... In one of my most recent I was at Cannes film festival, sitting a few seats down from Bret and Jemaine of FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS fame. We were all eating massive frankfurters. I couldn't finish mine as it was too big and offered it to them. They declined. Later I won the Palme D'or ...

Recent articles and sites of interest:

Am thinking of buying another ukelele. The one I got at The Warehouse can't be tuned. Savage Hardy informed me of the cute and musically sound ones at Sedley Wells in Riccarton.

Some poetic gems:

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.
(Not waving but drowning, Stevie Smith)

I am part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untravelled
world, whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move
(Ulysses, Tennyson)

For Lycidas your sorrow is not dead,
Sunk though he be
beneath the watry floar,
(Lycidas, Milton)

I want to do with you
what spring does to cherry trees
(Pablo Neruda)

You're a serious
mistake in a nightie,
You're a grave disappointment all round
(God, a poem - James Fenton)


Tuesday, July 03, 2007


It's time for business
that's why they're called business socks
(Flight of the Conchords)

Ah Bret and Jemaine how we love thee.

I love Irregular Choice shoes, they are so eccentric, quirky and cute. Some are like mad little sculptures. Plus they have a Blythe range.
One of my faves from this season's range - Prom Princess - very Marie Antoinette:

Loving Simon Schama's Power of Art. Last Sunday's episode was on Bernini, who I knew for his Ecstasy of St Theresa, but didn't know much about his life: "He was revered in his time until a jealous rage caused him to have the face of his mistress slashed after discovering her romance with his brother. His reputation fell further after his bell towers for the Cathedral of St Peter's started cracking in 1641. He redeemed himself and kick started his career again with arguably his most famous work, The Ecstasy of St Theresa, in 1652." Schama is an amazing presenter and if you can watch this, read the book, buy the dvd ... do it.

Proof positive of cannibalistic incestuous blogging?
Blonde at the Bar in the NZ Herald VS Ask Sam, another blonde at The Age. What is it with the dearth of originality in these shitey "relationship, Sex and the City" blogs?

Return of the Mack!
Happy news! Bois de Jasmin and other perfume bloggers are reporting the relaunch of L'Interdit. I so so loved that perfume, it had a powdery femininity and grace. I lived in this stuff until they reformulated and messed it up.

Also coming soon: A new Thursday Next book by Jasper Fforde - FIRST AMONG SEQUELS

My sister in London published in thelondonpaper

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