Pearblossom Honey

by Angeliska on March 31, 2010

♥ I can’t get over these pearblossoms. Giant fluffy snowball trees exploding
all over town. I wish they had a nicer scent – our smells kind of awful, but
aren’t they heart-stoppingly lovely? I hope we’ll have pears this year, the
last few seasons it’s been the birds or passersby on the street who’ve
nabbed them. Oh, what I wouldn’t do for a homegrown Poire Belle Hélène!

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This is such a fantastic fashion blog. Sometimes I think that the only people
who really know how to dress with real joie de vivre are the very young
(Here’s lookin’ at you, Tavi!) or the silver foxes. I know I plan on being the
most outrageously well-dressed granny ever. No sweatsuits for me- not now, or ever!
(Thanks you for this, Mlle. Amelia!)

♥ On that note, I know probably everybody’s seen this already, but
LY is a great style hero of mine, and this peek into her marvelous home
and collections of dollies and toys is just priceless. I want to go there for tea!
Lynn Yaeger on a Lifetime of Collecting

♥ This made me happy: today, we operate on objects from girlwonder
(Thanks for the link, to Mr. Warren Ellis.)

Michael Bay to remake Rosemary’s Baby. Really? What a travesty.
I can’t think of anyone less qualified to do it justice.
I rarely am pleased by remakes of any films, although
I must say that we watched Alexandre Aja’s version of
The Hills Have Eyes, the other night, and were very,
very impressed. It’s seriously grim, but quite well done.

♥ If you’re an aspiring photographer, read this
and become part of the solution, not the problem:
For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path
(Clayton Cubitt, on a recent article in the NYTimes)

♥ Stunning images of sleeping insects festooned in dewdrop diadems
(By an aspiring photographer – I wonder if he was paid for them?)

On The Road With Dark Dark Dark Here’s a great playlist from Marshall
+ Nona + company. We got to see them again during SXSW,
and they were wondrous. They’re on tour, so see them if they
come your way – and get that new album, it’s so sublime.

So, something bad happened this past fall when I was recovering
from surgery. I developed a nasty habit. Not as bad as, say, crack-
but similar. I started watching Lost. Yeah, it’s true. You see, I don’t
have a television (I’ve never owned one, and never intend to) but
now you can watch these things on the internets, and that is very
dangerous indeed. While I was laid up in bed, I wanted to watch
something very absorbing, slightly supernatural and not funny
(because laughing with stitches in your belly is no good) and
somehow we ended up getting totally hooked. Two months later,
we’d made it through five seasons. Horrifying, I know. It’s like I
said: crack cocaine. If you’ve never seen it, then take my advice:
don’t. Not unless you are also laid up and high on darvocet
like I was. That being said, I am relatively unashamed of my
bad habit- especially since it’s very nearly over and done with.
Now we go to the Alamo Drafthouse every other week and watch
it with a bunch of other dorks (some who show up in Dharma
Iniative jumpsuits. Yes, really.) So, if you’re similarly addicted,
you will definitely appreciate the wonderful LOST Underground
Art Show
that Mister Ales Kot alerted me to recently.
Great stuff. A few of my favorites are below:


Ben Strawn
“The Number 108″
acrylic on plexiglass, layered


Leontine Greenberg
“Smokey In Disguise”
watercolor, pencil and gouache on paper


Chris Ryniak
“Circle Of Ash”
acrylic on panel

It’s interesting to think about art being inspired
by something as banal as a television show, but
why not? Being a latch-key kid, I was largely baby-sat
by the television (and large stacks of true ghost stories
and books about the paranormal- not great for reading
when you’re eight and at home all alone!) and I remember
being hypnotized by it for hours and hours, and how tired
and sad I would feel afterwards. The commercials always
made me hungry and angry. So I’ve tried to shun it for a long
time. Kind of ironic, considering that my grandfather was a pioneer
in that world (he produced and directed the first televised operas,
as well as the first science fiction television show, Captain Video.)
I was just reading Rachael Gibson’s (Fur Coat, No Knickers)
confession about her obsession with The Tribe. Oddly enough,
I caught a few episodes of The Tribe when my grampa and I
were traveling though Europe. I think maybe we were in Spain?
I remember being totally captivated by this weird show about
raver-goth kids living in a post-apocalyptic shopping mall.
Now, thanks to the magic of the youtubes, I can see what it
was all about! Oh dear. Someone stop me, please.

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Fruit + Flower
All The World is Green
Strange Season
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8 comments

I’m surprised I never have gotten into LOST though I have always meant to – I’ve seen a couple of episodes, years back. It’s odd because I’ve always been obsessed with stranded people/survival stories, and such. Maybe I should watch it. Right now I am obsessed with In Treatment.
That show The Tribe looks awesome…oh dear. What have you started me on??

by Lorra on March 31, 2010 at 1:26 am. #

Haha, I remember watching Tribe when I was younger! It’s one of them shows they show Saturday noons, after all the stuff intended for smaller children. I loved the outfits. ..and I don’t like television either, I haver to admit. I have a love/hate relationship with the Internet too.

by Veterok. on March 31, 2010 at 3:53 am. #

the idea of someone remaking rosemary’s baby riled me up so much i had to go google it. sounds as if its been scrapped, which seems to be the rarity these days, with hollywood seemingly and utterly bereft of new ideas, and remaking every classic and cult classic they can get their hands on. what a relief! – but still, theres a ton of other remakes of movies that didnt need remaking due to come out soon… argh. just painful.

by joel on March 31, 2010 at 6:24 am. #

I got into Lost while being feverishly ill as well so I know what you mean! The fever and lightheadedness went surprisingly well with watching episode after episode of mind boggling mystery at the very beginning of the series. One episode a week is such a deprivation, really.

One of my friends got me a Dharma Initiative care package for my birthday once. She downloaded some Dharma labels and repackaged a bottle of water, a can of tuna, canned tomatoes and such. I’m not normally this geeky, but it was a fun surprise at the time. :D

by Noire et Blanche on March 31, 2010 at 6:39 am. #

Oh dear. I am a LOST-watcher as well. I don’t even particularly enjoy it anymore, it’s just I feel like I’ve “invested” so much into it by this point, that I feel I must see it all the way through to the end. I sort of hate them for making me cry when they killed off (X character, don’t want to spoil it for anyone)…I really started out despising her. Damn you, show!

I am trying to stay open to remakes; I have an unkind habit of judging things prematurely…and even though they are mostly terrible (oh, Halloween, oh dear)…I …want to keep an open mind. I want to believe!

And I definitely think I need some dewey diamante dragonfly jewels to festoon some lacy, cobwebby shawls…what a look that would be! Maybe something like this, eh?
http://www.shetland-knitwear.co.uk/USERIMAGES/COBWEB%20WRAP.JPG

by mlle ghoul on March 31, 2010 at 6:42 am. #

WHOA WHOA WHOA the lost artwork, SHIZ THAT IS SO RIGHT. It is like a window into my lost-addled brain. So not into this final season but, ya know, can’t stop now.

by POUTFITS on March 31, 2010 at 7:50 am. #

Oh wow. Okay, I’m not feeling so guilty now –
and I must admit to feeling secretly glad that I’m not alone in covert Lost-watching!
Something I just realized: both Lost and The Tribe both focus on survival in either
stranded in the wilderness or post-apocalyptic settings. My sweetie and I have
long been intrigued by stories that focus on survivalist scenarios, so I suppose it’s no surprise.

by Angeliska on March 31, 2010 at 8:02 am. #

In Pittsburgh we have a non fruit bearing tree planted by the city along the street called Bradford Pear. The blossom scent is an acquired taste, but I admit to inhaling deeply now!
Rosemary’s Baby…is perfect as is.

by SimpleSue on April 8, 2010 at 8:22 pm. #

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