Josef Schulz's impressive photography projects are varied yet united in their attention to form and colour. there's a strangeness about them that makes you look a little closer and wonder just what's going on... sometimes I felt a little uneasy even... see for yourself -

I have been much enjoying Mice Parade's new album 'What It Means to be Left-Handed'. particularly the song 'Even'. but I couldn't find that to embed so here's another little gem instead called 'Old Hat'...

also! anything ordered from my shop before midnight tomorrow will be postage FREE :)


thank you so much to everyone who entered my giveaway and gave me some nice things to explore. the winner, chosen this morning by an impartial flatmate with the very techinical method demonstrated above, was Holly! (email me your address miss)

comiserations to the rest of you but here is my September mix a wee bit early as consolation.

Pop Unknown - Perfect in Venice



I give to you...

I am an episode away from finishing BBC series of Brideshead Revisited... it's so perfect I don't mind I haven't read the book first and I admit I am a little bit in love with Jeremy Irons (c. 1981). it made me very happy to discover it has its own fuckyeah tumblr.. oh, Brideshead, jolly good!

I also just finished reading this collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald stories which I also loved (and I therefore conclude I was born in the wrong era and social class.)

a nice monday song.

it seems this blog is no longer just for my own benefit - there's quite a few of you who seem interested in my nonsense - to say thank you I am having my first giveaway. up for grabs is my new Halcyon print and a little Mr. Lion (and maybe some other small bits I might find). to enter just leave a comment telling me about your favourite film or book or music or something else you think it is nice to know about :)

I will choose a winner next monday morning.


no shock, just awe...

I can't think of the words to describe how much I love this. if ever there was a reason why you should never give up what you love doing (even when you're not sure you love it or are even convinced you hate it), this, for me, is it.

I always knew Robert was almost as good at painting as he is at being a friend but it's good to know I'm right.

you can see more of Robert's recent work here, here and here


Felice Varini...

I only recently discovered Felice Varini... how did this happen? for those of you who are also unaware, Varini creates site specific optical images - incredible feats of perspective. I wanted to post everything from his site - it's all awe-inspiring and often very beautiful.

here is a good post about his work with photos showing his amazing process - http://www.newlyswissed.com/?p=998

anything else I should know about?


11 down...

23 to go...


Fortune Teller by Forest Fire

halcyon days...

A halcyon (pronounced /ˈhælsiən/) is a mythical bird—often identified as a kingfisher—said to breed in a floating nest at sea during the winter solstice, during which time it charms the wind and waves into calm.

here's the final result of the re-work (remember this) of an image I originally did for Canon Blue. it is an edition of 100, signed, numbered, archival - all the usual... for a limited time it's only $15 (about £10) +p&p



Verity's August

I didn't have a computer for most of August and mostly listened to Radio 4. but they don't have Radio 4 on spotify so I stole a load of tracks from Arild's mix and found some old stuff. this reminds me of being 14 (almost half my life ago!)...