Tuesday, April 13, 2010

An All-New and Improved Blog Update!

I'm so glad you came for a visit! Pour yourself something yummy and let's chat and dish and snark to our heart's content! I have so much to show you today!

You know, sometimes pants look like they’re too tight, occasionally to the point of discomfort. Really, don't these pants look like they have an active vendetta against their owners?

I'm not exactly sure what I was looking for on the Martha Stewart website. But, instead of finding the object of my search, I found this beautiful paper rose with tutorial. If you'd like to give them a try yourself, click here.
I would love to stay here during a holiday in Alsace. And I absolutely insist that my concierge wears that delightfully decorated wicker basket on her head!
Who knew the fight for gay marriage started so long ago?!

Um, okay. I know that my concern is supposed to be with Grandpa No-Shirt back there and whatever he’s got going on in his garbage bag of wonders. But I can’t help but be distracted by the fact that the woman in the pink bikini has breasts that are LITERALLY bigger than her head. It took me ten minutes to even notice that her friend is walking around in her underwear.

I loved my Spirograph when I was a kid! Did you have one? I remember needing many different colors of pens so I could be sure my designs were organized!

I have no clue whatsoever what this is...but I want it!

To sag one's pants is to remain vigilant to any disturbance in the force that keeps them precariously balanced around your person. I wouldn’t slip a Susan B. Anthony dollar into my pocket if I found it on the sidewalk, much less try to tote my Fiji Water around on my ass.
Elton's inspiration, perhaps?

These Art Nouveau brooches from the Paris Exposition of 1900 are collaborations between Art Nouveau designer Eugène Grasset and jeweller brothers Henri & Paul Vever. The butterfly woman is Henri Vever’s own creation.
Well-known jewellers since the 1870s, Henri and Paul Vever broke new ground at the Universal Exhibition of 1900 when they presented a new line of “artistic” jewellery alongside more traditional pieces. They asked the decorator Eugène Grasset to design the new pieces. Grasset, who was the author of the famous vignette on Larousse dictionaries: “Je sème à tous vents”, had trained as a sculptor, designed furniture, posters, stained-glass windows and ceramics and made a name as an illustrator.

My first thought was that Wolfman Jackass here gets his thrills strolling the beach and asking ladies to pose with him and his headdress from hell. But then I noticed that these women happen to be wearing fur bikinis, so they must be somehow involved in this tomfoolery. Fur. BIKINIS. Two words that do not belong together.

Perusing the multi-bazillion dollar mansion listings in Beverly Hills, I ran across this beauty. I love everything about these rooms. But, what took me by surprise was that this is owned by Nicholas Cage. Nicholas Cage of ConAir and Face Off?! Who would've thunk it?!


You knew that when your hipster friend Shireee (she insists on the third e) dragged you to some warehouse in a bad neighborhood for an “art opening slash spoken word performance slash flan tasting,” that it was going to be weird, but not THIS weird.

A magnificent peacock stringed instrument from 19th century India. Made of wood, parchement, metal and feathers. It resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Okay, Okay, I get the point, already. I'll reform!!! I SWEAR!!!

"When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way. From your first cigarette to your last dyin' day!"
A page from Une Semaine De Bonte: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage. An inexpensive copy of this work by the legendary collage master is available here.
I just love this modern interpretation of de Bonte's work by Colette Calascione (2003). Unlike the original collage, this piece is oil on wood.

Before leaving, be sure to click the image below and go to the post to enter the giveaway for custom greeting cards! So far, Anne of el Milagro Studio is way ahead with the number of chances she has gathered, because she has had so many people say they were referred by her. But you can still catch up!

Oh, great! Now you've got EVERYBODY doing it.



Now, go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan
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