If you really knew me, you would know
When I made the post below, I thought about taking all those awesome pictures and arranging them into little photo collages and adding captions like I do sometimes. But I realized I would turn them all into the same thing— little domestic scenes, and ruin the thing that’s cool about the vision this dude has. His pictures on his blog all communicate danger and adventure, sex and...
Review of JJJJound
Jjjjound, the blog of Evil, has posted again. Go to his site for his complete vision of mystery, drug dealers, printing presses, “sleeping with” models, hotels in europe, minimalist clothing, antique cars, drafting tables, unmarked packages, apartments with nothing in them, and the rest of the trappings of his imaginary...
I wish these men for my friend Kxxxxxxx Gxxxxx
An Ancient Gesture
An Ancient Gesture by Edna St. Vincent Millay (pictured above) I thought, as I wiped my eyes on the corner of my apron: Penelope did this too. And more than once: you can’t keep weaving all day And undoing it all through the night; Your arms get tired, and the back of your neck gets tight; And along towards morning, when you think it will never be light, And your husband has been gone,...
You look like: an angel, a goddess, a mermaid, a...
“the parting of Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere” “King Arthur wounded lying in the barge” Orpheus and Eurydice by unknown photographer
You know you have been spending too much time...
Just saw a Tshirt that said locals only. Thought it said lolcats.
Love in the high country
My ancestors were from Transylvania. When I found that out, it was literally a dream come true. I was obsessed with vampires, and being from Transylvania was like finding out I was royalty-lol. This is an imagistic imagining of my ancestors.
An Orange House
coming back home to the heath
Great Hairs Curl Alike
A Country Christmas
It is christmas eve and I have arrived back at my parents house My younger brother is asleep with Lassie, our dog My older brother is reading the Onion We are all tired out from picking out a tree attempting to go sledding, and trudging hither and thither in the snow. I’m upstairs in my room with the door closed with my boyfriend, who is Jewish so he doesn’t have to celebrate...
made of old carpets. Used to be able to unhook into a rug blanket for long nights on cold trains. Popular since the 19th century.
Our neighbor is a witch
Our neighbor is a witch
Clap your hands if you believe in Fairies
A stroll in Kensington Gardens A snowy night in London. Seeing a play. The original set of Peter Pan in London These images reminds me of the idyllic London of Peter Pan formed in my head by movies about Peter Pan. Hook, the disney version, Finding Neverland, and the musical version with Mary Martin. Prams, Kensington Gardens, edwardian hairstyles and overcoats, dog nurse maids, big...
Natchez, Mississippi, August 1940
Natchez Mississippi, August 1940 remembered in black and white, lived in technicolor
We bought this house together
We bought this house together.
Where we would play after school
The Great Hall
Victorian Retreat On Lake Point Island
My greenhouse and chickens
One Morning in Maine
Betsys and Tacys
The Bowl Of Milk by Pierre Bonnard
I really wish I owned this piece of art.
Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells
Why am I thinking about the book Max’s Chocolate Chicken at this hour?
Self Portrait by Boubat
photog Edouard Boubat and his muse Leila
I stopped in Barnes and Nobles for a pick me up yesterday and saw the book Take Ivy on the staff recommends area. I had seen this book all over the blogosphere, but didn’t take too much note, but when I started looking at it in the bookstore, I knew I had to have it. I didn’t even really want it so much, but I needed to have this info in my posession. Not sure...
Bath in the Dark
A bath in the dark with glowsticks. Good idea!
A Botany Major
A plant my dad bought for me when he came to visit my freshman year of college. Fun fact: he told the shopkeeper I was a botany major and knew all about how to care for it. For my wide readership who doesn’t know me: I was a liberal arts major. It has now grown into as my mom says, a bionic plant. Crazy!!
A Jungian Mobile
I have an idea for an art project I want to make. A hanging mobile with pictures of people on it. One idea I am thinking of is archetypes I found a list of on wikipedia: The Child The Hero The Great Mother/goddess The Wise old man or Sage The Wise Old Woman/Man The Trickster or Fox or magician The Devil The Scarecrow/jester The Mentor/dumbledore Thoughts?
Nutting Day and The Autumnal Equinox
September 21 is sometimes called the Devil’s Nutting Day, and it was the date on which mortals should never gather nuts. In some areas of Britain, nuts were not to be picked on Sundays, either. There’s a story in the Warwickshire area that the devil himself was out gathering hazelnuts when he accidentally met the Virgin Mary (the story doesn’t explain why Mary might have...
Happy Autumnal Equinox
images from Finnish blog, puhti
Made From Scratch
I finished reading prob one of the worst books I’ve ever read. The writing made no sense and yet the author has many writing and blogging gigs now. Anyway, I learned a couple of things from it. One is that chickens, bees and a vegetable garden are a perfect trifecta. The bees pollinate the flowers, the chickens produce good fertilizer for the plants and eat the slugs off the leaves and the flowers...
To be LET, a large and commodious house
click to see larger from the aforementioned blog
Collecting Antique Clothes
“1930’s pyjama top with asymmetric buttons and a 1920’s black sequin headdress.” “nightdress with a silk lace 1900’s top.” “1920s silk embroidered jacket” “mid 19th century Italian silk and lace jacket” “1940s rayon bed jacket” “vintage Hoari (Japanese short jacket for wearing over...
\ Deserted Appuldurcome House on the Isle of Wight. pic from here.
The Jungle Cruise
this looks fun.
Two Sisters: One Beautiful, One Plain
These pictures of Shiloh and Zahara remind me of a typical thing in fairytales where there are two sisters—one is beautiful and innocent and the other is plain and ends up going on an adventure and becoming the hero in order to take care of or rescue the beautiful sister. It is a nice change from the “youngest and most beautiful daughter” trope that is probably the most...
Feelings at a wedding
I went to a wedding this weekend. It was the first wedding of my adult life. As the bride was about to come down the aisle I cried and felt very moved. I felt in a way she had made it. She never had to be lonely or feel like no one could love her or worry that she would never have what other people have again. Her wish had been granted to her. I felt I understood her and was happy for one of my...
In Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood, witnesses say the sky went pitch black at about 5:30 p.m. Trees started waving around like blades of grass. Large branches snapped and hit cars, smashing windshields. A huge storm happened in nyc yesterday. I was walking to the subway as the sky got darker and darker. It was lightning like in a play on stage—there were just flashes of silver...
black velvet rococo chairs