Sunday, July 31, 2011

Well Said Sundays; A Quote to Note VIII

Mae West

A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up. 

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. 

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jewelry Now Available on the Opening Ceremony Website

Gypsy Caravan Essentials Jewelry is now available on the Opening Ceremony website, as well as at their New York store and off this site, of course! Check it out!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Fortitude (A contraction of Fort and Attitude, in case you were confused)

I still loves forts and am often tempted to build one, but I always worry about what I'd do in there once construction was complete, try as I might its just harder to play and pretend than it used to be. 

 A fort for grown-ups?

I suppose I could just build a fort and build a cocktail and sip it in there, with a good book or a project?

Still, they are fun to look at!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Well Said Sundays; A Quote to Note VII

W. Somerset Maugham

An unfortunate thing about this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?

It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Lucien Freud

Lucien Freud

The portrait painter has died, he was 88.  He was a brilliant man. Here are a few paintings, a photo of the artist, and his obituary.

The Benefits Supervisor Sleeping

Naked Man, Back VIew

Reflections - Self Portrait

"The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh."

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

No-Nonsense Paths

No, Robert Frost will NOT be included in this post. This is NOT intended to be metaphorical, inspirational, or uplifting.  I just like paths. 

Especially this one.

Don't you?

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Beginning of the Week Pick-Me-Up

Maybe you're excited that it's Monday, I am not particularly thrilled. If you have the Monday Blues (a continuation of the ultra sickening Sunday Night Blues) I have some images and video that should make you feel better, or maybe scared, hypnotized, inspired, confused, nostalgic, or at least, distracted. 

My homegirl! Shelley! What a fabulously strange woman.

Ringin' any bells?

Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre
If you, tragically, are not familiar, Faerie Tale Theatre was the most incredible television series to ever air. All live action Brothers Grimm and other such classic fairytales.

Suddenly I'm craving turkish delights, know what I mean?

Incredible accessories!

 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, ( the 1988 production)

I still half-expect this to happen to me and am often genuinely shocked and disappointed to discover that what I thought was a magical little something, glimmering in the morning sun, waiting for me, is in fact a discarded kit-kat wrapper from an already forgotten midnight snack. 

1986 production of "A Little Princess"

Charming, occasionally tiresome, heroes (Dick Van Dyke is so hot)

Horrifying creep

Evil, ostentatious, perverts.
All from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang



The treehouse scene in Swiss Family Robinson...

These movies always bring back such strong, specific feelings. They also seem to sit in the back of my mind, cooking and occasionally popping out and taking me back in time. 

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It's Hot Out

I wish I were at the beach, not this beach though!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Well Said Sundays; A Quote to Note VI


I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Jewelry Now Available at Opening Ceremony New York



That's right! Come one, come all, Resort '11 is now available at Opening Ceremony!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Square Footage

I live in a studio apartment in New York, that is  really more appropriate for a child or doll to be living in than 2 "adults". I love it, despite its miniature size, but it does make me wonder about square footage, not so much wondering if I'd be happier in a 7,000 square foot McMansion, but wondering what other tiny places I could call home.

Size-wise, my apartment is about the same as a sweet little cottage, but its in the middle of Manhattan, not the middle of a garden. It is very common in New York to propel the notion that moving from this city somehow induces severe mental illness. "Oh no, no, you'd loose your mind if you left!" We all very quickly remind friends who share fantasies of living on the beach, or in the country or just threaten general desertion.

Maybe, its too hot in New York, or maybe I just need a weekend trip, but right now, living in a little shack in the woods sounds pretty good.

This is ideal. I suppose it would get very very drafty, so perhaps it is only suitable as a summer house or in a warm climate.

Maybe I can just move in with Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, at least my laundry would be taken care of!

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Well Said Sundays; A quote to Note V

An artist is somebody who produces things that people don't need to have.
-Andy Warhol


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