Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pastel Prettiness

& other places around the internets


It's Halloween this Sunday, though here in the Southern Hemisphere Halloween isn't really a huge thing. Despite this I thought I'd share some of my favourite scary movies. Just to get into the 'spirit' of things, (ha ha)!

Rosemary's Baby, directed by Roman Polanski. There's a really interesting article here about the Dakota building in New York where the film was shot, and how much New York has changed since it was made. I love Ruth Gordon in this film. She plays the most annoying neighbour ever and just gets creepier and creepier…

Let the Right One In is a beautiful Swedish film about vampires and childhood, set in the 1980s. An American remake has just come out here which I'm quite curious to see, as apparently it recreates the whole style of the original. 

These first two films aren't really 'scary-scary', but more spooky and chilling. However, the scariest movie I have ever seen is this one - The Shining. The first time I watched it I couldn't handle it and left the room pretending to go to the loo. Then half an hour later when I was ready to come back my flatmate had paused the film and waited for me. I was so angry that my ruse had failed and I had to watch the whole of the scariest movie ever! However, I've managed to watch The Shining numerous times since then and it is now one of my favourites. It still gives me the creeps though! Even looking at these images freaks me out a little (I'm such a wuss!)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cover Stories

I've just spent waaaaay too much time looking at These are some covers I liked.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cookie Camera

And on the subject of cameras… how adorable are these Japanese Biscuit Cameras?!

Golden Summer

My Golden Half camera arrived last week. I'm looking forward to taking lots of summery photos like these ones from neonsleep!

Olde but Goode

I got some new 'old' books at the weekend. The Secret History, a long time favourite, which I actually re-read about a year ago. This copy here is going to be sent off to a friend who also loves this book, but has lost her copy. Jitterbug Perfume is another favourite that I first read over ten years ago (Oldtimer alert!) I never used to re-read books, there's always been so much new stuff I've wanted to spend my reading time on instead. However, lately I've been going back and re-reading lots of old favourites. I guess it's because I'm old enough now that I can't really remember them the first time round!

So, these first two books I got from the Spring Fling Street Festival, and Dawn's Big Date is from the Darebin Tip Shop. This is #50 in the series!! I stopped reading these books when I grew out of them at around #20. I'm looking forward to seeing what's been happening. I see Dawn is dating, and Maryanne and Logan look to be as smug as ever…

Lettering of Today

Lettering of Today is a great wee book Mr Meet-Cute picked up a while ago. It's basically pages of different type designs. I'm not sure when this was published, but it seems pretty 'ye olde' to me. Though it's surprising how fresh and modern some of these fonts still seem today. I guess good design never goes out of style!

I think the wood type is my favourite. Not sure what you'd use it for though… it's just so pretty to look at as it is, no need to be spelling anything out!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Market Plans

I don't know about you, but for me this week has been dragging on forever. Hooray it is finally Friday!! This weekend my wallet will be getting a beating because there are two fantastic markets happening. First up tomorrow is Craft Victoria's Craft Hatch market. I've been to this one before at their usual City Library venue, but tomorrow they are having an extra big market at the State Library.

I'll be on the lookout for these vendors:

Made by Mosey, and their cute mobiles, bunting and 'hankey blankeys' - the softest looking quilts made from op shopped hankeys. So clever!

Liesl Pfeffer's mountain and iceberg collages…

… And Emily Green's resin brooches. WANT!!

Then on Sunday it's the North Melbourne Market. This market is on every couple of months and I've been wanting to check it out for ages. I tried to go the last time it was on but got there too late - it wraps up at 2pm. I won't be making that mistake again! Especially as one of my favourite artists, Dawn Tan will be there. Maybe she'll be selling these beautiful 2011 calendars!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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