I'm sorry about the lack of updating and reading of new posts, but I'm back home for Easter which means that I'm lounging around in sloppy jeans, baking chocolate chip cookies (eating them all on the same day) and watching *cough* One Fine Day (what is it about George Clooney?) and Working Girl. I might be having a good time, but I'm not yet sure. I hope you guys are having a peachy Easter bank holiday OD-ing on chocolate eggs!
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"Suppose you shoot a whole movie in a single frame?"
The answer: "You get a shining screen."
You can't help but be captivated. The central position of the static, luminous screen draws you in; it is hypnotising. It leaves you feeling as if you're suspended in a moment of timelessness, and it's completely unsettling.You're later left wondering why you have bypassed the ornate, empty beauty of the theatres and the vastness of the open skies to look at a white rectangle of pure light. These blank screens are anything but blank though, they are filled with images of motion and time.
(The originals are 4x5 feet so I can only imagine the effect they have in full size).
If you're interested in seeing more, I especially recommend "Seascapes".
I don't like animals. Any of them. I had some yellow goldfish about 2 years ago, and one of them committed suicide by throwing itself out of the goldfish bowl. I scare animals and they scare me (this includes children between the ages of 0 and 9).
However, I'm learning to embrace the beauty of all God's creatures via French design company iBride (a play on the word 'hybrid'). iBride designs are the result of a collaborative effort from 3 members of a family in the south of France, and the name is perfect because their collections are a meeting point of function and art, combining a modern aesthetic and nostalgic, romantic imagery. It's a plus that the trays are also made from recycled materials so you won't feel guilty about buying one (or more than one!), and they're multifunctional - wall art or serving tray? You decide.
The collection of animal furniture turns boring stores into menageries full of whimsical, unsmelly and useful creatures, and I can imagine that they'd have a real presence in homes they're in as quite surreal centerpieces.
And the trays are beautiful intricate affairs, covered with vividly-coloured images of curious squirrels and deer, as well as beautiful black and white photographs of women layered with floral sprays and dreamy romanticism. They're enough to turn the most domestically disabled person into a host/hostess (even if friends and acquaintances are gathered with the sole intention of showing off). The trays with the images of women from different cultures are supposed to be visual archetypes which are supposed to evoke the idea of ancestory; the way people used to hang portraits of older generations on the walls, which I think is quite an interesting idea.
Et finir, la musique avec un thème animal (though I'm not quite sure this is right, my french is a bit random):
Hounds of Love - The Futureheads
Spiders - Say Hi
Wild Horses - Mazzy Star
Kitty in the Middle - The Presets
Blizzard Ape - Eulogies
She's the One - Caribou
The Killing Moon - Echo and the Bunnymen
Balloons - Foals
I've now spent another day avoiding my work which I think makes this a record 3 weeks of procrastination. If anyone's beat me on this front, please let me know so I can feel like I'm not a complete failure. 12 comments
Annie Mac for rolling out the tunes that she does.
Justice vs. Soulwax?
Disco Sirens on repeat because I'm addicted.
Annie Mac's Radio Edit - Justice vs. Soulwax - Disco Sirens
Midfield General - Disco Sirens
Sidenote: Blogger now working on IE7 and Mozilla - Computer? Stop pissing me about, yes?
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I bloody knew I shouldn't have finally given in and upgraded to Internet Explorer 7, but the sodding university just couldn't let it be. Now blogspot is acting like an arse, and won't let me post anything unless it's in html, and what the bloody hell do I know about coding? I can't even do Sudoku without having a mental breakdown for Christ's sake!
Blogging will resume when technology stops being so idiotic, or I'm moving to typepad - so stick that in your server and smoke it! Tossers.
EDIT: Thanks to Blue Floppy Hat (my techno-hero), the problem has been solved...I'm sorry for the empty threats blogspot...really.
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