Sunday, November 21, 2010

da da da vinci

facts about Leonardo da Vinci that make me want to learn more -

number A - All of his journals and notebooks were written backwards and from right to left so that in order to read them you need a mirror... thats just freaking cool. I know, I know that some people do that because of a medical problem where there brain reverses signals and what no but I still find it interesting.

2. He dissected over 30 human corpses in his life despite it being illegal. Now he didn't do this for medical reasons, they weren't autopsies. He just did it because he wanted to learn more about the human body and make his drawings more accurate. I know a lot of you are thinking that this just made him a big creepy freak who liked dead things but chances are you are very wrong due to reasons 3 and 4 (read below).

3. He was a vegetarian before people ever really thought about doing things like that, which I find inspiring.

4. He had an obsession with releasing caged birds. How lovely is that? super annoying, I imagine for people who owned the birds or were selling them at markets or what not, but still a very sweet act of kindness.

5. He was the first to discover that counting the rings on a tree could determine its age.

6. He explained why the sky was blue 300 years before molecular scattering was discovered. Now that is some super smart like stuff.

7. And lastly he was a super talented artist and inventor whose work is still loved and admired by many.

So obviously all these interesting facts add up to the reasoning that I NEED to get me a good da Vinci biography. If anyone has any recommendations let me know. x

Thursday, November 4, 2010

only thing thats missing is the top hat...

I've loved Toddy's sleepwear for some time now (not that I've been able to afford any as of yet). Their onesies have always been the stand out for me and their current tuxedo style is no exception. Plus how can you say no to a functional bum flap? haha
You can find this over at

Friday, October 29, 2010

news that makes me smile

OHMYGOSH! just got an email from the Patrick Wolf mailing list and it has this to say-

"The Return of Patrick Wolf

We can now announce that Patrick is getting ready to release his fifth album.

As yet without a title, we can tell you that you will be able to hear the first sounds from the album next week.

The first track to be taken from the album, 'Time Of My Life' will be getting its first play on Nick Grimshaw's Radio 1 show on Wednesday 3rd December.

Discussing the first single, Patrick says: "'Time Of My Life' is a song that I began writing at the end of a relationship in 2006 and then finished three years later during a temporary break up in my current relationship. The new album has a direct narrative about love and optimism surviving through adversity and recession. I wanted to celebrate the love and hope I have found in the last few years."

Released on December 6 'Time Of My Life' will be available on very limited edition 7" vinyl featuring a Leonard Cohen cover of 'Anthem' on the Bside."

Super excited!!!

Can not wait to hear it!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


My latest want is this gloriously vibrant blush from MAC. It's from their Christmas collection, A Tartan Tale and it's called Her Blooming Cheek and I love it. Obviously a shade to use with a light hand but still. So V.pretty.

fundamentalist fun


1. Polygamy. Clearly that means drama and lots of it.

2. Chloe Sevigny as Bill's second wife, Nicolette Grant. I love her. Don't know how else to say it. Yeah yeah I know she was quoted as saying the latest season of Big Love was "awful" but who cares. She's allowed an opinion. Besides maybe she was having an off day. We don't always love our jobs no matter how great they are. Besides look how cute she is! (left)

3. The theme song, God Only Knows by the Beach Boys. Gorgeous, gorgeous song. Fits the show perfectly.

4. Amanda Seyfried as Sarah Henrickson. She's so lovely. I adore pretty much any storyline that she's involved in.

5. This is your last chance to jump on the band wagon while the show's still in production as it's announced that the next season will be the last. sad.

If you don't love bowie then I don't love you

It seems to me that the more you learn about Bowie the less you really seem to know. Clearly one of the most mysterious figures in popular culture. Love him. Love his music. Love his lovely androgynous-ness.

For anyone who loves Bowie but for whatever reason hasn't seen Velvet Goldmine then go away because obviously you're daft. Jokes... but seriously it's a BRILLIANT film based loosely on the enigma that is glam rock Bowie and I feel that everyone should watch it. Even if you think Bowie's a bit rubbish (not that I can understand how that could be but anyhow...moving on).

I'm going to go listen to Space Oddity and have a bit of a cry. Only maybe without the cry.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

these charming prints

OHMYGOSH! these prints are AMAZING and I want them all!

You can find them by clicking the link below -

I adore how they have the little Morrissey glasses at the bottom.

pastel please

Loving Essie's Art of Spring collection at the moment. I have Tart Deco on my nails as I type.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

No title needed...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

having a smiths moment...

Good times for a change
See, the luck I've had
Can make a good man
Turn bad

So please please please
Let me, let me, let me
Let me get what I want
This time

Haven't had a dream in a long time
See, the life I've had
Can make a good man bad

So for once in my life
Let me get what I want
Lord knows, it would be the first time
Lord knows, it would be the first time

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