Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pastel marvel.

Oh Marie Antoinette.

I want to be forgotten
I don't want to be reminded.
You say "Please don't make this harder."
No, I won't yet.

I want to be beside her
She wanna be admired
You don't miss me I know.

Oh Tennessee, what did you write?
I come together in the middle of the night.
Oh, that's an ending I can't write, 'cause
I've got you to let me down.
-The Strokes, What Ever Happened.

On Wednesday I watched 'The Young Victoria' for the second time, and fell in love all over again. Today I watched 'Marie Antoinette' for the forth time and fell in love all over again. Now I want to watch 'Elizabeth' for the third time and once again, fall in love. It may be considered a waste of time, watching things that I have seen numerous times, but I like it. It doesn't seem like a waste to me, because it is, love. It is History, though slightly altered. And that I like.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

So cold.

Its one of those terrible days, the weather just plants its mood in your mind. The kitchen roof is leaking and no matter how hard you try you just can't get warm. I want to bake muffins and have bonsoy hot-chocolates. I wish I could just crawl into bed and be held. The kind of hug where no matter how thirsty you are or how you can no-longer feel your limbs, you don't move, because you don't want anything to change.
Image via weheartit.


On monday night my Mammy baked a custard-tart. I love custard and I love pastry, so I loved it. I was responsible for putting the strawberries on top. I thought I would share with you a few photos of its glory.

Monday, July 26, 2010


I have decided that I am going through my Korean pop phase. After stumbling across Korean Lovers Photoblog I have discovered a plethora of brilliant Korean artists. IU's 'Marshmallow' has been stuck in my head for the last two hours. I think I want to learn to speak Korean.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fields of wild unicorns.

Pascal Grob is beautiful.
Photograph by Pascal Grob via Fashion Bits and Bobs.
And here is his Visual Diary

Dearer than Pluto's mine.

'There is my dagger, and here my naked breast; within, a heart dearer than Pluto's mine, richer than gold: Strike as thou didst at Caesar.' -Cassius, Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare.
Venetia Scott via Fashion Bits and Bobs.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cutlery for all times.

Twilight. I want to read you all over again.
Photographs from Vanity Fair.

Quite smitten.

'No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.'
-Rhett Butler [Clark Gable], Gone With The Wind.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

By the sea.

I first saw Todd McMillan's 'By The Sea' in 2007 at the MCA with Zee. I loved it but I forgot to check the name of the artist. For the months proceeding I tried to make my own version but I realised that mini DV tapes only went for about forty minutes in comparison to the twelve hours that Mr McMillan spent standing still in the bitter cold.
So three years later [three weeks ago to be exact] I was shown a copy of 'I Love You I Want You I Need You' and it all clicked.
Todd McMillan creates amazing time-based videos. He is definitely one of my favourite artists.

'Something I'm quite interested in is lampooning what you love, and in a way I really love that sense of romanticism and that sense of the bigness and the wonder. But in the same way I can't really see it having a real thing in my life, so it's a way of sort of making fun, but also paying homage as well to an idea that I find quite beautiful...'

I couldn't find any of his actual works online but I did find this, I think it is Todd McMillan but if not it is enjoyable anyway.

Still Photograph from 'By The Sea'.

Monday, July 19, 2010


Today, after my first trial exam for English, I retired to my abode and watched Tim Burton's 'Alice In Wonderland'. It was marvellous. I had expected it to be beautiful and well captured but I thought that the story may have been a little lacking. I was entirely wrong. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp are incredible. I simply must add it to my collection. When I grow up and build my Grand Design in a nice country field I shall have to have a library with an adjoining film-library. If it ever happens, it will be grand.

Almost Kevin Bacon.

... not quite.
Mark Summers for Vanity Fair.

Strange beauty.

Beauty is the strangest thing. True beauty almost borders strange, but it is always enchanting. These are my top four in no particular order:
1. Mia Wasikowska
2. Dakota Fanning
3. Eleanor Tomlinson
4. Amanda Seyfried

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I want a burger.

... stat.
Vogue Girl Korea Photograph.

Stupidity is infuriating.

It was my first day back of my last term of school today. It was pain-staking. I had forgotten how idiotic youths can be. I want to finish this quickly.
Hansel and Gretel shoot for Vogue.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I wrote my name in your book.

Photograph by Olive Cotton, Dead Sun-flowers 1985.


1. I wish I could find a tea-pot that I like so I could make use of my tea-cosy.
2. I wish I liked the ocean, then I would sail away to the Garden in the Night.
3. I wish that I could retain every piece of knowledge.
4. I wish that it was late November.
5. I am grateful for my family and all their love.
6. I know my saviour's love is real.

If you do nothing else today, have a cup of tea and drown your sorrows with some Van Morrison.
Image via weheartit.

Shoot me down with your revolver.

Then a Heart of Gold came on the stereo
Mr. Young made me cry
and all the colours of the rainbow
fell in my eyes.

I lost my mind long ago
down that yellow brick road.
I lost my mind long ago
down that yellow brick road.

Took a train to the river where I dove right in
a skinny dipping girl made the blue birds sing.
Fell in love in California, she blew my mind.
She shot me down with her revolver, she got me high.
-Yellow Brick Road, Angus & Julia Stone.
Photograph by Oprisco.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Abilities beyond means.

'The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.'
-F. Scott Fitzgerald
Photograph by Oprisco.

Pour upon paper.

"Oh Bess we ought to be, we must be, surely, shall be happy with each other again. Write to me a long, very long letter, open thy soul, pour upon the paper rough as it arises, thy hopes thy fears, thy joys, place thyself before me let me see my honest Bess"
-George Bass to Elizabeth Bass, eighteenth of March 1801.
Image via weheartit.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Dakota Fanning for Italian Vogue 2010.

Ten plus eight.

July. Selena Gomez will turn eight teen this month so I thought it quite timely to post this beautiful photograph from TeenVogue.

Taylor Swift.

... I had forgotten how lovely you are. I remember now.