December 10, 2009

a little biased

I want to live in within these walls

Les Arts Décoratifs

I have always been interested in Decorative Arts, and this museum is the first place I will haunt once I drop my bag.
This exhibit on the unmatchable MADELEINE VIONNET took my breath.

She is best known as the inventor of the bias cut - absolute genius. With the invention of the bias cut in the 1920’s Madeleine Vionnet became a household name in the world of Haute Couture. Many of Madeleine Vionnets designs are highly influenced by Greek art, flowing garments that do not constrict the wearer but flow beautifully around the body.
She designed for some of the biggest stars of the time such as Greta Garbo and Katharine Hepburn. She was once quoted as saying ‘when a woman smiles, then her dress should smile too’.

you can ring my bell

most beautiful of flowers
ranunculus...or also called the persian buttercup

Parisian delights

Paper cut out map

word on the street

lonely planet? puleeze
this is the guide Id love to have
"fait main" which in english means "made by hand".

December 7, 2009

the dark side of the Land of the Rising Sun

A 3.5 hour drive from my home in Matsusaka is the center of the largest dolphin killing site in the world.

I present Taiji, Japan - "a little town with a big secret"

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Every year in Taiji, from September to March, dolphins are mercilessly slaughtered.

I just watched an excellent movie, The Cove, which exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises in Taiji, Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening as the Taiji cove is blocked off from the public.

The film has not and will never be released in Japan.

You can watch this movie for free, as I did, on You Tube

for those with weak constitutions, Section 9 is very difficult to watch. If it doenst fill your eyes with tears, I dont know what else would.

I feel strange such things are happening so close to where I live. I would like to go there, do something...

If you so inclined...please visit
I cannot see this site, as it has been blocked in Japan.

on a lighter note...South Park did their own take on The Cove

December 5, 2009

living in broke city

...but a girl can still dream

chirstmas wish
I have been a really good girl this year too...

Rei Kawakubo
discovered her and Comme des Garcon in a fashion history course at University in Newcastle. most inspiring designer, takes the cake, and this season is no exception. her store in Tokoyo is a legendary work of art

my heart melts

jonsin' to see this film in full but cant find it in Japan, Tarkovsky the Master of the Long Shot. How haunting and beautiful...enjoy