Monday, October 26, 2009

tea time

alice at the mad hatter's tea party by john tenniel, via gayleroberts blog

image via venusnaturalis

chelsea green lewyta "swan tea party" print, image via redbubble

i want to go to a tea party— a child's tea party. where there will be plump-bellied teddy bears and stiff-necked dolls sitting across from me at the too small table, and maybe the family dog will be there too, gussied up in a bow-tie, waiting patiently for a few crumbs to fall his way. i will arrive dressed up and full of imagination. i will wear a full-skirted garden dress and shake the paws of teddy bears and shake the little hands of each doll staring at me with forever-wide eyes, and i will say, "pleased to meet you mr. oscar" and "oh, how do you do, ms. dotty ?" and then i will sit down carefully and make polite conversation and daintily eat scones smeared with jam and cream and sip tea without slurping.
...i think that would be a pretty amazing way to spend an afternoon.

Friday, October 16, 2009

animal origins

"the pearl necklace" by charlotte cory, image found at michael coulson

drawing of bear lady with ribbon by oh my cavalier!

illustration by lou beach for the new york times, 2006

lithograph from 1847 edition of "the public and private life of animals" by j.j. grandville

photo from prada lookbook

best bunnies collage found at dollface design

Anthropomorphism— creepy, captivating and something i am completely obsessed with, particularly when considering it's possibilities, both visually and as a storytelling device. it forces us (meaning human beings) to consider ourselves in an almost carnival fun-house mirror context...where there are truths and there are fictions, but the truths are disturbing and elusive, unforgiving and repetitious...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

a sense of shadows

images via vivat veritas

the fall 2009 lyell lookbook— well, i just think it's styled beautifully and the right wide-eyed puffy-lipped model was chosen and i like the almost gothic-like quality of it all... there is the feeling of glamour and decadence, but also a hint of decay and darkness— a sense of brooding, a sense of shadows

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

etsy finds!!!

moss terrariums at greenbriar's shop

pig and tiger print by nicole j. georges at spinster summer's shop

general electric alarm clock at hindvik's shop

"children in paris" collage cards at storiesdivination's shop

1960's marble horse head bookends at uncommoneye's shop

la petite belle

lea seydoux— i think she is adorable. clean-scrubbed, bare-faced, almost kid-like. but still a bit tousled, still a bit sexy looking. my favorite kind of girl.

your enemy's arrows

image via sky gellatly

image via the china arts page

artist: cai guo qiang
exhibit: "i want to believe"
what i think: haunting, overt, bombastic, remarkable