Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tone of Taciturnity

Until then - I ain't even speakin your name
Just keep my name outta yo' mouth and we can keep it the same

It ain't that I'm too big to listen to the rumors
It's just that I'm too damn big to pay attention to 'em
That's the difference

Not so sick, my lord,
As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies,
That keep her from her rest.
Cure her of that.
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased,
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
Raze out the written troubles of the brain,
And with some sweet  oblivious antidote
Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart?
Therein the patient
Must minister to himself.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's Not the Bullet that Kills You

It's the Hole.


It is always during a passing state of mind 
that we make lasting resolutions.
Marcel Proust

Polly Morgan

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

So far away from me

The National Film Institute of The Netherlands has just opened an exhibition about Stanley Kubrick. Screening all of his feature films, short films and exhibiting his screenplays, storyboards, set props, and early photos.  They even promise to reveal a selection of some of his shelved film projects.


 The master at work

June 21 to September 9 at The Eye Film Institute.

Unhooked Generation

Awaking first thing with Freda Payne in your brain is a 
grand way to start the day.

 I kicked the habit...

Now to focus on the future.




 and actually being there to enjoy it

attention to detail

 because the little things are important too

enjoying the fruits of that labour


and finally - upholding the Bohemian ideals
truth, beauty, freedom

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Earthquake End

Truly believe that was no coincidence.  
Saying goodbye for good then the earth actually shook.  
Cela peut prendre un certain temps  -  c'est la vie. 

Even when every day feels like this.

Because eventually it will feel like this.


The US Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake of 5.2 magnitude.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Uncivil Servants

 The breaking line is where I walk, or where I sometimes think I do.  On the breaking line you can hear things getting ready to crack, the ground, the walls of air, the sealing sky.  Other people walk here but I don’t see them.  The lines are always somewhere else, they never cross.  No lines cross, no figures loom, all are alone on the breaking line.

from -

Fine Line

 Sculptural line drawings by David Oliveira

Sunday, June 17, 2012

La Crème - le meilleur du meilleur de la

 Jimmy Page and William S. Burroughs

  David Lee Roth, Sean Penn and the Beastie Boys
David Bowie, Damien Hirst and Julian Schnabel by Roxanne Lowit
 Carl Sandburg and Marilyn Monroe by Arnold Newman

 Lou Reed, Mick Jagger and David Bowie

 Brigitte Bardot and Kirk Douglas
More here

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Whattup MelBURN

Despite my ramblings and moaning mourning of Californian sun, Sardegna villas and Parisian Nutella crepe hawker vans versus another damn taco truck, I do love this city, very much, it's family and I will always call it home.

So let's all chuckle at the gold that is the when in Melbourne Tumblr.

When I run for a tram

How I react when I miss it  

How I react when I make it

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Architect and the Painter

 Julius Shulman (1910–2009), photographer, Pierre Koenig, architect,
Stahl House (Case Study House #22), LA, 1960 © J. Paul Getty Trust
After seeing the incredibly cool and very well designed California Design, 1930–1965: "Living in a Modern Way" exhibition at LACMA and then purchasing the equally inspiring catalogue, catching this doco was a no brainer.  There are now only a few days left to catch the insightful, sweet and inspiring doco on Charels and Ray Eames - Eames: The Architect and The Painter at ACMI and I highly recommend it.

From architecture and art to film making and industrial design, these guys made magic.  

 Winner of the San Francisco International Film Festival Award, 1958, this portrayal of the Mexican Day of the Dead consists of still shots reflecting the annual Mexican celebration of “All Souls Day”.

I ask you - who else would design a kite of this caliber?

 A little perspective from their most famous 1968 film about orders of magnitude.

 Dream Living - Case Study House #8 
(the building I chose at uni to learn CAD many moons ago)

Ring the bells that still can ring

Thanks Dazed.