Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Je suis tellement terriblement désolé

The internet has been cut off at my house so once again I am unable to make regular posts.

I hope to be back very soon.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

I have been holding onto this for a while now having no idea how to post about it. A couple of sketchbooks made their way around a collection of artists in different countries and contributed towards some amazing bookish art that is available for sale.



Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Paris, Paris

I do not usually do book reviews of any sort. But I just read Paris by Andi Watson and Simon Gane and could not be more thrilled. At the conclusion of the book I felt like I was walking out of the nickelodeon after a film that has you in a spell for hours.

There is much to be gained from the experience. The artwork is beautiful - worth scouring each inch of every image. For those who are interested in the French language there are portions of French conversation. There is even a bit of art education to be gained.

In the back you will find an index of paintings mentioned and translations of all French phrases used.


Monday, July 7, 2008

The Power of Books

What's not to love about this idea by Mladen Penev?



While I Look for Something Else New and Interesting to Post About


“Earthling 1, Respekt - Istanbul”, 2005 from the series “Earthling 1” by Warren Neidich.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It's a letter opener. It's a book. No! It's on sale!

Somehow this just seems appropriate . . .


Get yours here only $8.


I'm not sure if I like this idea or not. For one thing if you're clumsy, or pregnant, or have pets - that seems like an invite for bookhaps (book mishaps.)


But I DO love the way its portrayed in Canadian House & Home



Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Marilyn Monroe Secret Poet?

I've been reading Blonde by Joyce Carol Oats. Which is the story of Marilyn Monroe with certain liberties taken (it is NOT a biography.) I like to fact check interesting things from books I read and it appears Miss Monroe was a bit of a poet. Team Sugar has done a beautiful job covering just this issue. You can read some of her poetries and look as some wonderful pictures as well here:

There is also a book called My Sex Is Ice Cream: The Poetry of Marilyn Monroe which can be purchased at

Dorothy Parker Moment

By Dorothy Parker

Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.

Four be the things I'd been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.

Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.

Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.

My source today was the July newsletter for the Dorothy Parker Society