Friday, 30 April 2010

Beasts of Bodmin

Today's fantasy trip is to Bodmin. I'm pretty sure we went here on a family holiday once but Bodmin Jail would have been seared into memory forever so maybe not. This flickr set is the source of my whetted appetite (the attractions on the Isle of Wight look pretty good too) and here is Cornwall's official list of tourist attractions. There are like 6 castles! And; "The legend of King Arthur is brought to life with spectacular laser lights, music and a narration by the popular actor Robert Powell" !!!
TUNNELS THROUGH TIME awh man this looked so good but has apparently been rebranded as 'Buccaneer Bay' for some stupid Duncan Bannatyne tv thing and 'injected with some PIRATITUDE'. Seriously?

Thursday, 22 April 2010


this below is by alvin langdon coburn

tutorial here, here or here.
this one looks especially good and this one is more lofi.

gocco mania

see also here

and for diy screen;

karla spetic

dreamy printed silk georgette from Croation-born, Australian-based designer Karla Spetic, see here.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

tara sinn

More nice work by Tara Sinn here

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


oviet non-conformist art from the 1980s a
16 April - 26 June at Haunch of Venison

Oh man. I have got to go to this it looks so awesome.
I have also got to start painting again. And look at that print! (ps actually just seen it's mixed media on cardboard)

Dear Thurston

I'm a lonely 14 year-old. I'm not pretty, outgoing or interesting. Why do guys only like beautiful girls?Anonymous

Because the majority of guys are too stupid and insensitive to realize a person like you may possess qualities of beauty. Become aware of what's beautiful within you and cultivate it. Don't be afraid of men. Be true to yourself, and hopefully an honest love will come your way. The more you have confidence and belief in your own beauty, the more likely this is to happen.

There's this guy that I really like. He tells everyone that he doesn't even like me as a friend, but when we're alone together we do things that are reserved for people who think of each other as more than friends. What do I do?
A friend, more, or less? Huntley, IL
The guy's a jerk. I know that won't discourage you from liking him, but he's got a major personality flaw: disrespecting you. Be careful of this kind of butthead, because his sleaze behavior may rub off on you, and then your life will become more and more hellish. Next time you're alone with him and he tries to get "friendly," tell him your friend Thurston Moore wants to kick his ass. And then tell him why.

here babe

kids make fun of me and i really don't appreciate it

i could give you some precious information


Hi Mummy!

awesome. see here and here

Sunday, 4 April 2010




The Fox Sisters

The Fox sisters were three sisters from New York who played an important role in the creation of Spiritualism, the religious movement. The three sisters were Leah Fox (1814–1890), Margaret Fox (also called Maggie) (1833–1893) and Kate Fox (1837–1892). The two younger sisters used "rappings" to convince their much older sister and others that they were communicating with spirits. Their older sister then took charge of them and managed their careers for some time. They all enjoyed success as mediums for many years.

In 1888 Margaret confessed that their rappings had been a hoax and publicly demonstrated their method. She attempted to recant her confession the next year, but their reputation was ruined and in less than five years they were all dead, with Margaret and Kate dying in abject poverty.

Chichicastenango, Guatemala

see here for list of top ten tombstones

Skulls in British Churchs and Churchyards

flickr group here


Another Karner/Beinhaus/Charnel House/ossuary, this one with over 600 painted skulls.
Located in Halstatt, Austria, which makes the UNESCO world heritage list.
See here.

More to see here. Why isn't there an English wiki entry?

Here is a good list of global ossuaries, including

Chapel of Skulls, Czermna, Poland

Brno Ossuary, Brno, Czech Republic


Skull Tower of Niš, Serbia


Derealization (DR) is an alteration in the perception or experience of the external world so that it seems strange or unreal. Other symptoms include feeling as though one's environment is lacking in spontaneity, emotional colouring and depth. It is a dissociative symptom of many conditions, such as psychiatric and neurological disorders, and not a standalone disorder. It is also a transient side effect of acute drug intoxication, sleep deprivation, and stress.

The detachment of realization can be described as an immaterial substance that separates a person from the outside world, such as a sensory fog, a pane of glass, or a veil. Individuals may complain that what they see lacks vividness and emotional colouring. Emotional response to visual recognition of loved ones may be significantly reduced. Feelings of déjà vu or jamais vu are common. Familiar places may look alien, bizarre, and surreal. The world as perceived by the individual may feel like it is going through a dolly zoom effect. Such perceptual abnormalities may also extend to the senses of hearing, taste, and smell. Because degree of familiarity is itself among one's sensory and psychological data when experiencing a place, the process of derealization, by blocking identification with one's surroundings, itself contributes to the difference between one's perception of one's surroundings under derealization and what one's perception would be in the absence of derealization. For this reason, the more familiar a place normally seems, the more unfamiliar it seems when a person is experiencing derealization.

Capuchin Catacombs, Palermo

like the wonderful ossuary at sedlec, an amazingly decorative Charnel House (bone house).

Friday, 2 April 2010