i've had this ad hanging on the wall in my dorm room, and i even brought it home with me for the summer. it's from Gucci's 2008 Cruise collection. its so cute!
29 June 2008
i found this pretty sweet website that allows you to write emails to yourself in the future. you write it and choose a date that you'd like to receive it on...and they send it. its quite fun, and sure to be surprising (especially if you write one to be delivered in 5 years like i did.) although, it is pretty confusing to write a letter to yourself...i wasn't sure if i should say "you" or "we" or "i"...
28 June 2008
i don't remember when i came across samantha contis' photography page. but i went back today to have a look and fell in love with a photo set she titled, "the boys." i'm not sure who the boys are...her sons or brothers perhaps? but these photos open a window into the magical world of childhood in such a lovely & fresh way. im posting my favorite ones, but you can go here to see all of her work!
27 June 2008
i was going through my itunes and i found a song that i had forgotten about, but that i LOVE. it's so so great. i first heard it sung by Tuung, who did an amazing job. Later i found out that Bloc Party also has a version. i really don't know who sang it first...but all the same, it's a really great song that you should hear! (the Tuung version is my favorite!)
22 June 2008
you hardly ever see old fashion black & white photobooths anymore. which is really sad, because i would LOVE to take pictures in one. they are so fun! i decided to search and see if there was a photobooth in my town somewhere, sadly there isn't one anywhere near me. but i did find this blog that is ALL about old fashioned photobooths. it has a really handy locater (so you can check for one near you!) and a page that lists movies that have photobooths in them. fun!
20 June 2008
i saw the movie memento a couple days ago. it's about a man who looses his short term memory after his wife is attacked and murdered in their home. the whole movie follows this man as he tries to find his wife's murderers- but this proves to be difficult for him because he cant remember anything after a couple of minutes. by relying on polaroids and his own notes (some of which he tattoos to his body) he hunts the man who took away his wife, and his life, only to discover a horrible secret about who he really is and what he's been doing. it's really, really good. the main character, guy pearce reminds me A LOT of brad pitt.
19 June 2008
18 June 2008
i don't really want to get into politics on here, but i just HAVE to post this video. it basically scared the crap out of me. please please watch it! especially if you're american. and especially if you're thinking of voting for obama. i think it's really important for people to see. heres the link.
17 June 2008
i first discovered composer craig armstrong through one of my favorite movies of all time- love actually. i fell in love the songs he composed for the movie: portugese love theme, glasgow love theme, and PM's love theme. i downloaded them right after seeing the movie for the first time and i still listen to them all the time. today i was watching romeo + juliet and when i looked up the score i was SO excited to see that it's also by craig armstrong! i really, really love balcony scene but my favorite one is introduction to romeo. he's done SO many movie scores and you can buy them all off his website.
15 June 2008
we feel fine is a really amazing website. it collects phrases that have the words "i feel..." in it from blogs ALL over the world. when you click to enter the website you will be brought to a page with tiny colorful dots bouncing all over the place. if you click on on the dots they will show you the entire sentance as well as the gender, age and location of the person who wrote it. you can also search to see if anyone has written anything from your area and you can narrow the search options based on gender, age, location and feeling! so cool! if something really intrigues you just click on the sentence and it will take you to the original blog where you can read the whole post. i really don't know how they put all this together, but it's seriously one of the coolest things i've ever seen! oh, and its SO current...i just clicked one that was written only 8 minutes ago! crazy! i'll probably be up all night looking at this now. here is the link! have fun! oxoxo, b
if you were too lazy to read all that...just click the link! you'll thank me, i promise!
barnes & noble came out with newly edited texts of Shakespeare's plays. they're prepared by leading scholars from america & britain and feature essays on shakespeare's england, language, theaters and performances. they also have tons of helpful notes that makes reading them much easier. plus they have really, really amazing covers. i bought romeo & juliet, which i haven't read since my freshman year in highschool...oh the memories. i want to own all of them eventually, they're so colorful & fun! oh, and they're really cheap- only $7.95!
14 June 2008
just got back from seeing the happening....it was seriously creepy (its m. night shyamalan...how could it not be?) i thought it was pretty good, the dialogue wasn't the best...and the acting wasn't too great in a couple scenes....but it's worth seeing. some things i took out of this movie,without giving anything away:
1. john leguizamo has come a long way from his romeo & juliet days.
2. zooey deschanel has a perfectly symmetrical face.
3. i KNEW i recognized the little girl...and i was right- she was in crash
4. composer james howard newton is pretty much amazing.
5. i am SO excited to see this movie.
6. the song i posted a couple days ago (Lux Aeterna from Reqieum for a Dream) was used in the trailer for this movie. (which automatically gives it potential.)
7. i am slightly frightened to be living in the northeast.
i am so so excited right now. a couple days ago, while driving, i was thinking about how cool it would be to take pictures of people in the cars surrounding me. if you think about it cars are very busy places to be nowadays. people are having conversations, doing make up, changing clothes perhaps? oh, and now that most SUVs are equipped with built in TV's I can't seem to drive anywhere without seeing finding nemo playing through the back windshield. Well, not surprisingly, i wasn't the first to have this idea. in the late 80's and 90's photographer Andrew Bush attached a camera to the passenger side of his car and snapped pictures as he drove. here is his website with many of the pictures, and here are my two favorites:
i still want to try this. but i'll probably just have someone drive me around so i can hold the camera up to the window.
13 June 2008
For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.
12 June 2008
the painted veil is one of my favorite movies ever. it's so underrated though, which is why i wanted to write about it. i love movies that have really pretty coloring and scenery and music. the story-line is great too, of course. but i just love watching this movie; it's so beautiful. the composer who did the entire score is alexandre desplat. some of my favorite songs from the the movie are, river waltz, and the painted veil. i also love a la claire fontaine, because it is played during one of the best parts of the movie. it's pretty by itself, but once you've seen the film you'll appreciate it much much more. you should definitely see it! xo, b