29 March 2011

Of cats and dames

The still is from 'Cat People' (the original movie from 1942 directed by Jacques Tourneur).
The song is 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' as here performed by Sammy Davis Jr and Carmen McRae (1957). The original score was created by Frank Loesser.
Go here to deciper the lyrics. For these lyrics are a gem. Constructed as (an overlapping) dialogue between a seductive predator and an indecisive dame, they will amuse you to no end.

Left and forgotten

Letterpress prints by Sapling Press (from the 'Dear Blank' line). We also like some of the others. Like this one, for example. For more, check here.

25 March 2011

Real Live Flesh

'Real Live Flesh', by tUnE-yArDs aka Merril Garbus (a bonus track from her debut album 'Bird Brains', 2009).
There is also an official video of this track (see here).

Opulence, I has it

Note that petite lap giraffe, exclusively bred at the Sokoblovsky Farm. "Petite Lap Giraffes are very funny animal that require special care," is stated on the breeders' webiste. "They need lots of love. Hugs and kisses every day. Otherwise they make tears."
Now think again: amidst all that opulence, have you noticed those poker playing dogs?

24 March 2011

Little spooks

'Dress games for kids, and older!' screamed the vendor as little Jimmy hurried past him that awful Sunday.


'Dans Le Port d'Amsterdam' by Jacques Brel... a little Belgian gem stolen from the past. A somewhat better translation can be found here.

21 March 2011


From the 'Motifs' photo series by Juha Nenonen, a Finnish photographer.

18 March 2011

Feeling pagan, yet again

'When I Grow Up', a macabre nursery rhyme by Fever Ray (2009). The video was directed by Martin de Thurrah. Fever Ray is the alias for the elusive Miss Karin Dreijer Andersson, the lead vocalist of The Knife.

15 March 2011


This stunning archaic 'Ark House' - to be beached on a mountainside of the Montana Plains - is developed by the Axis Mundi architects.
The residence takes up only one half of this structure: note the giant observation deck (of nearly 4800 square feet).
A sailing vessel on the dunes of wrath.