27 March 2009

Looking for Eric

I am so thrilled to see Steve Evets in "Looking for Eric", the latest film of Ken Loach.


The postman : "Sometimes we forget that you are just a man."
Eric Cantona: "I am not a man. I am Cantona."

Steve Evets in "Babbling Fools".

25 March 2009


Found this morning in Bavaria.


A month ago I came cross this fabulous book.
"Wirtschaftswunder - Germany between 1952 and 1967".
It's an impressive collection of colour photographs of the "economic miracle"

Wirtschaftswunder - Josef Heinrich Darchinger
Hardcover, slipcase, 39.6 x 33 cm (15.6 x 13 in.), 290 pages, £ 350.00
ISBN: 978-3-8365-0733-2
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

You can have a LOOK INSIDE here or read some reviews here.

And this morning I saw that Tchibo is selling a more affordable version of this book.
24 cm x 19 cm, 256 pages, 12,99 €.

This is my economic miracle of the day.

20 March 2009

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt

40 years ago one of the most popular childrens books of all times has been published: «The Very Hungry Caterpillar» by Eric Carle, or, in German, "Die kleine Raupe Nimmersatt". Since March 1969 more than 25 million copies have been sold worldwide. Happy birthday, kleine Raupe Nimmersatt!

Even Google is celebrating this event with a lovely google doodle.

You can leave a greeting for the Caterpillar on the website of The Eric Carle Museum Of Picture Book Art.

11 March 2009

The Ballad Of Cable Hogue

Immediately after finishing work on "The Wild Bunch" (1969), director Sam Peckinpah started working on "The Ballad Of Cable Hogue" (1970).
While the "The Wild Bunch" is his most famous film, this one seems to be his finest.
It definetely was his favorite.

Cable Houge, played by Jason Robards, while walking through the dessert:

"Ain't had no water since yesterday, Lord. Gettin' a little thirsty. Just thought I'd mention it. Amen."

"Yesterday, I told you I was thirsty and I thought you might turn up some water. Now about sinnin', you just send me a drop or two and I won't do it no more... whatever in hell it was that I did. I mean that, Lord."

"Four days without water... if you don't think I've put in my sufferin' time, you oughta try goin' dry for a spell. Listen to me! Listen to me! If I don't get some soon, I ain't gonna have no chance to repent."

Then, when he "found water where it wasn't" he digs a well and sets up a business:

Great movie with great lines. More quotes here.
And the trailer here.

What sticks with me, is the soundtrack. Each of the main characters has a theme, Hogue "Tomorrow is the Song I Sing", Hildy "Butterfly Morning", and Joshua, the priest "Wait for Me, Sunrise", which is cleverly woven in all along. Can't get it out of my head.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2009

Amazing looks and an unexpected luxury show by Alexander McQueen. Outstanding and brilliant. I love it.

See the whole collection for Fall 2009 here.

The inkwell

I'm using the ink well as small vase. It looks really nice on our table.

09 March 2009

Barbie Jewelry

Margaux Lange is an art jeweler with the desire to re-purpose mass produced materials into distinctly handmade, wearable artworks. She creates stunning pieces of jewelry while she re-Members Barbie fondly...

Here are a few images of her work from her blog Midges Mind.

Smile and Eye Bracelet

Grinning Girls Necklace

Pink Lip Pendant

If the Shoe Fits Bracelet © Margaux Lange

Visit her Etsy Shop or her website.

Happy Birthday, Barbie!

Barbie turns 50 today, and she has never been looking better. And Ken's new looks... !!
Thank you, Herr Lagerfeld.

“The doll sells the fashion and the fashion sells the doll.” Ruth Handler.

True. For the last fifty years Barbie was always dressed in vogue.

Ruth Handler is sort of Barbie's "mum". On a trip to Europe she bought three Bild-Lilli-Dolls and took them to America. She pursuaded Mattel to produce dolls with adult physiognomy.

Here are a some more images of Bild-Lilli and some more info. Read about Bild Lilli's histoy here.

Dolls with adult appearance were not a new. Basically Barbie is following the tradition of french fashion dolls of the 19. century.

08 March 2009

Work in progress

Though it is Sunday I am working away here at the studio since lunchtime. Just leaving every now and then, to get myself a cup of coffee. When I entered the room again, some strips of fabric that I just ironed, hanging over a board, looked like a painting to me.

05 March 2009

Naked people

Clothes are our second skin, used for hiding or expressing our inner self. But can we trust the shell? What's underneath?

Naked people. Click on the images and the clothes disapear.

Found via clusterflock.

The great sleeping bear

This seems to be the most cosy sleeping bag ever. Brilliant work
by Eiko Ishizawa.
Found via Monster-Munch.