Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Etsy's Featured Seller right now is oakmoss, a shop featuring different essential oil blends. I don't know about you, but whenever I'm having a bad day, I usually clean my bedroom (wash sheets, dust - everything) and revel in my good-doing by lighting a candle that I probably splurged on and save for these occasions while enjoying a book or magazine I've been waiting to read. It never fails and always makes me sleep easy at night, so that is exactly what I thought of while reading the oakmoss interview - sweet salvation!
Oh boy. Was I excited when I first saw this you may ask? Yes, yes I was. This is kind of like when you were growing up and someone gave you a new art set at Christmas, only for grown-ups and much classier! Anything referred to as "The Monster Collection" sounds pretty bad ass to me.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
"I like very classic things, the archetypes of objects. I like a chair to look like a standard chair, a lamp to have as much as possible the typical lamp shape. I also like things to be very simple, almost banal, but for the details to be delicate. My friend likes to say my style is 'classic with a twist." A few designs by Ana Kras.
Designed and implemented by Dutch firm Thomas Mayer, the log shack was requested by musician Hans Liberg. Liberg wanted a small building on his property where he could go to write and record music. Thomas Mayer had the perfect solution: a pre-fabricated shack disguised to look like nothing more than a pile of wood in the owner’s field.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I'm about a third of the way through and so far so good. I'm usually pretty wary about the books I read. I like a happy ending, but mostly a good (fast pace) story. I cannot stand books that drag on.
Never Let Me Go is narrated by Kathy as an adult looking back on her childhood and days at Hailsham where she and the other students are cut off from the rest of the world because they serve another purpose and are 'special'. Although often poignant, Kathy's matter-of-fact narration blunts the sharper emotional effects you might expect in a novel that deals with illness, self-sacrifice, and the severe restriction of personal freedoms. The book has currently been made into a movie with Carey Mulligan playing Kathy. (Keira Knightley as her friend Ruth and Andrew Garfield as their friend Tommy). It won't be released for a couple of months so you still have time to read the book before it comes out. The copy I'm reading is 288 pgs.
I would have to say the first time I listened to this I probably only finished it because I kept wanting to see the video. Then I would go back to it and listen again and now it's grown on me. Hope you like it!