Monday, January 24, 2011

The Queen of Etruria

once upon a time, in the 1860s, there lived a very sad woman. she might have been a queen but that didn't help. her daughters had been taken away from here one after the other in her husband's mad quest for a son. you see his councilor had said that only an empty nest makes a hen lay and so her nest was kept empty. from the time she was 17 until her death thirty years later.

every time she had a child it was a girl and every time she was taken from her. she had seven daughters and when she gave birth to her seventh and saw that it too was a girl, she went mad. the king divorced her then and she died forgottena nd alone (as she had always been alone) in a village far from the royal palace.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

brezhnez, you dog...

it's always funny to realize that a man i a man and that no matter how powerful he becomes he can never completely escape the weaknesses of a man...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

don't worry summer will be here soon enough

a nice shot from the master henri cartier-bresson. 1926 Dieppe. today these rocky beaches are no longer the taste...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

beware. i'm watching you.

Brigitte Helm (17 March 1908 – 11 June 1996) was a German actress, best-remembered for her dual role as Maria and her double, the Maschinenmensch, in Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

i love this

working in the marketing sector i am constantly wracked by guilt that i am not making the world a better place but rather the opposite. i aspire to making communication a positive experience in the truest sense of the word to the consumer. this is not usually the case in advertising which constantly shows people images of a world and a body they are supposed to aspire to but which they can never attain...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

let's make 2011 as freaky as it is funky

yes, you're seeing straight. it's just that there aren't any straight lines anymore. curved is the new straight. so let's take it as it comes and not get all excited about things not being as there supposed to be. after all, we'll all be gone soon enough. (thanks weegee!)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

the divine lulu

this wichita girl is said to be personally responsible for the popularity of the bob haircut in the 1920s. after enormous success in hollywood she spent the second part of her life as a hard-drinking nobody or rather ex-somebody, even working for a few years as a salesgirl at saks in nyc. quite a goer her list of lovers ranges from paley (founder of cbs) who paid her a lifelong stpipend to a supposed one-night stand of garbo...