14 December 2009

The time has come to talk of many things...

...Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings.
-Lewis Caroll, 1872.

Recently watched this amazing rendition of Alice in Wonderland on the Sci-Fi channel (I refuse to call it SyFy, sorry guys). So I already had a soft spot for Andrew-Lee Potts, of Primeval, but now I simply adore the guy. Plus, the actress who played Alice, Caterina Scorsone, was fantastic. And the White Knight, played by the wonderful Matt Frewer, was absolutely hilarious. Plus, the reimagining of the story was very well played, I was impressed. Not that I'm really a movie snob or anything, I am a sucker for a good book made into a film/tv program, but this was really great. And very creative.

15 September 2009

At Last!

I can't say how long I've been waiting for this album to some out. As an avid Muse fan since 2004, it's high time they release a new album, three years after their last, mind you. So to the music. I can't say what I was expecting. The vocals are truly Muse, as are the symphonic arrangements, but I'm not sure how I feel about how some of the tracks seem slightly electronic. I just don't feel like it's Muse. Sure, it's catchy, but is that what we want? I'm guessing after a few listens I might change my opinion.

Au revoir xx

14 September 2009

All is Love

Love is such an interesting concept. It can't be described in mere words
photos via weheartit

Au revoir xx

01 August 2009


As I was perusing the pages of various magazines, I came upon a lovely designer/design house. The name: Eley Kishimoto, comprised of Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto. They design things with patterns, to be brief, and have designed patterns for many a famous designer. They are based in London. Have a look for yourself:

You can see more on their website, here.
Au revoir, xx

28 July 2009


This little gem is a dream come true:

It's a combination Holga and Polaroid. And it's only $175. Err...I'll take back the 'only' part. I would sell $175 worth of clothing to get this camera. If my clothing is even worth that much. Which I highly doubt, considering most of it is thrifted. Time to sell that $98 Anthropologie dress which was worn twice.

But if those plans at gaining income fail, well, I suppose it's back to babysitting for $10/hour. Thats...17.5 hours of babysitting (the good thing about blogging is that you don't get to see how long it took me to figure out that amount).

Au Revoir xx

27 July 2009

Irana Douer

Whilst perusing the many blogs and whatnot that I keep track of on the interwebs, I came across this lovely artist,
Irana Douer. This is my favourite sort of artwork. It's a bit reminicent of the Decemberists' crane wife artwork. Or maybe it's just fantastic in it's own right. Or both.

Au revoir xx

13 July 2009

Sigh no more, ladies...

...sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea, and one on shore. To one thing constant never. But sigh not so, and let them go. And be you blithe and bonny. Converting all your sounds of woe into 'Hey nonny nonny'.

Recently watched Kenneth Branagh's version of Much Ado About Nothing. It's fantastic. The cast is amazing. I was particularly enamoured with a young Robert Sean Leonard (of House fame). Boy is he handsome. Plus Emma Thompson is great, as usual, as is Kenneth Branagh and Denzel Washington. Wasn't a big fan of Keanu Reaves' performance, but it was effective, although not much more than that.

That being said, go watch that film. Really, do.

Au Revoir xx

28 June 2009

it's been a long time...

I gotta say, the initial excitement of having a blog kinda wears off after a while, and then you get lazy, especially without people to prod and pester you to write things. Ah well. Summer has come, and I'm kinda proud of myself for calling those brogue-type shoes before they showed up in all these magazines. Actually it was more of "I'm gonna get some of these even if they don't become popular".

I just bought two new CDs and got 3 large songbooks out of the library:

Regina Spektor's Far

Cage The Elephant's self-titled debut album

And then I got these out of the library because I can't afford to buy them, but I really want to...

I'm excited to look through these. And hopefully be able to buy them at some point.

In other news, have people heard of
this? It's going to be epic.

Well, that's all for now.

Au reviour xx

12 June 2009

Give yourself to love...

...if love is what you're after. Open up your heart to the tears and laughter.

It's been a while. Didn't you miss me? Wow, that was a narcissistic thing to say. Please pay no attention to that. Ok. Anyways, let me begin.

Item 1:
School. it's over. really, truly over. for this year, of course. My goodness how fast this year went by. I still don't feel like school is actually out. It's surreal.

Item 2:
Well, more like items. I do believe it's time for a fashion blog.

Forever 21

Dorothy Perkins

Marc by Marc Jacobs

That's my fashion round up for this week. Has anyone else noticed how much I'm in love with flowers? Because it's starting to dawn on me...hmmm...

Au revoir xx

02 June 2009

Apocalypse Please

That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane, Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn – world serves its own needs, don’t misserve your own needs. Feed it off an aux speak, grunt, no, strength, turn, ladder, start to clatter with fear fight down height. Wire in a fire, representing seven games, in a government for hire and a combat site. Left of west and coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck. Team by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered cropped look at that low playing! Fine, then. Uh oh, overflow, population, common food, but it'll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed dummy with the rapture and the revered and the right, right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty psyched.

It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine...

(c) R.E.M. 1988

This song always brightens my day. It's fast paced, cheery, sarcastic, and a mouthful to sing. It's great.

Au Revoir xx

30 May 2009

Morning Glory

Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone?
Girls have picked them every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the young girls gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the young girls gone?
Taken husbands every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young men gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the young men gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the young men gone?
Gone for soldiers every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Covered with flowers every one
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?
photos © me, words © Peete Seeger

26 May 2009

Les enfants seuls savent ce qu'ils cherchent.

Only children know what they are looking for

Probably the best book I've ever read. I love it. I really recommend reading it, whether it be in French or English, or what ever other language you want. I've actually read it in English, French, and Mandarin. And it's just as great in each language. Really, it's a great book. Imaginative, witty, and great for people of all ages. Plus, the illustrations are great. Really, I recommend it highly.

Talking to stars

I'm actually really curious about this film, Telstar. It's about the Tornados, which is the band that Muse frontman Matt Bellamy's father was in. Anyway, here's the trailer, it looks great:

25 May 2009

I'm a Shakespeare nerd...

I was recently watching the 1995 film of Richard III (really good, by the way, I recommend it), and since I'd just been in a production of the same play, I thought it would be interesting to watch it again, since I'd watched it before I knew the play as well.
Now let me tell you, I pretty much spent the whole time obsessing over lines that were cut out or changed, and it was quite enjoyable. I'm a Shakespeare nerd, I admit.

Actually, the announcer's voice really annoys me...But, what can you do?

23 May 2009

Dressing up and out.

Things that I'm kind of lusting over at the moment:

Aaaand this:

From ChloƩ
That's all for now.
Au revoir xx

The cutest thing ever. And it looks so edible too.
Photo from the Epicute blog. It's my favourite blog to look at the baked goods and wish I could eat wheat...

Au revoir xx

21 May 2009

Summer in Siam

Probably my favourite song of the moment. It's got a lot of nostalgic value for me, and also, it's a great song.

The Pogues - Summer in Siam

Video Killed the Radio Star

For your consideration:
Florence and the Machine - Rabit Heart (Raise it Up)
A lovely fantastical video.

Ida Maria - Drive Away My Heart
(seeing a common theme here? I just realized it now, so you didn't actually have to notice)

Au Revoir xx

People these days...

May I present to you:
The funniest thing since sliced bread...which isn't all that funny...Or "
Pharaoh forced the Hebrew slaves to make bread without straw. Moses led them to the Red Sea, where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients."
So as funny as invisible bread? Who knows? there are some great bloopers in here, and it's definitely worth the read.

Au Revoir xx

20 May 2009

Beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder (pun intended)

I happened upon TrebleBee mostly by chance.
I was surfing the web, desperately looking for some good
Music when, while looking
At artists related to Muse, I
Guess I just clicked on a random
Image of album art that looked interesting, and
Now, I'd like to share with you the
Epicness of TrembleBee:


They're a swedish rock band that hasn't gotten as much recognition as they deserve. With witty, masterfully written lyrics and music that mixes a variety of rock genres into cleverly created songs, well, just see for yourself.

Au Revoir xx

19 May 2009

The first day of the rest of my life.

I've decided to write a blog.
No reason why, just thought it would be
good way to express my

Deepest thoughts, and all that jazz.
Vivid images are not what I intend to
xpress, but I suppose they will

Remain an easy way to show
hings that I can't find the words for.

Especially when my blog entries are all
onsense, really.

hough I do try to write things that make sense.

Au revoir. xx