martedì 18 maggio 2010

domenica 16 maggio 2010

Jessica Grindstaff & Erik Sanko

I've found on the Selby's, this amazing photos of Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko's place.
It is my dream home, in every shade, every detail. I simply love it.

Actually, Jessica Grindstaff is a talented artist, you can see her dioramas here:
Jessica also creates weird prizes broches.
Erik Sanko makes wonderful marionettes and he's also a musician, in the band Skeleton Key.

all photos © todd selby 2010, all rights reserved.

One of the preizes made by Jessica...I definitely want one of them.

venerdì 14 maggio 2010

conjoined twins always enchanted me.

Mary Chulkhurst and Elisa Chulkhurst (1100–1134) (also known as the Biddenden Maids) are one of the earliest known set of conjoined twins. According to local tradition, the Biddenden twins were born in Biddenden, Kent, England in the year 1100. The twins were joined at the hip, although illustrations also depict them joined at the shoulder. They reportedly lived until 1134, when Mary died from illness. Eliza was asked if she wanted to be separated from her twin, and she answered, "As we came together we will also go together". She died about six hours later. The two left their estate of about 20 acres (8.1 ha) to the churchwardens of Biddenden. The rent from this property was to be used to provide a dole of bread and cheese (and later beer and tea) to the poor of the village on each Easter Monday. There are various documents referring to this tradition dating to the 1500s. The first mention of the twins in print was in the late 18th century, and there is considerable doubt about whether they existed or are simply a tradition that developed around the Chulkhurst Charity. Even if they existed, the period they lived may have been as late as the 16th century.

giovedì 13 maggio 2010

I want this book

This is a book by Todd Selby, a view of creative hipsters and their houses or spaces. I'll order it on Amazon, since is already sold out...

lunedì 10 maggio 2010

Drawing Room Confessions

A game played at the end of the nineteenth century in England and France. The game consisted of a fixed questionnaire answered by the players to reveal their tastes, aspirations and personality. Marcel Proust is the most famous player of this game. In his teens, he answered a questionnaire in English in a 'confessions album' that belonged to one of his friends. Later, in his twenties, he produced a second version in a French album called Les Confidences de Salon or Drawing Room Confessions.

Blond redhead, here we go again!

Today i've returned to be a redhead.
My english rose essence.