Thursday, December 19, 2013

You know you can't resist.


Ah, the holidays. My least favorite thing about this time of year- all of the end of the year/best of/here's who died/these were the big stories lists. (Although I've been known to participate in said activity. Shhh. I'm a hypocrite. What can I say?) 

As much as I like to look (way) back, I don't feel like looking back on things that just happened. I'd rather look forward. 

And in the interest of looking way back while looking forward, let's listen to some Thee Headcoatees and make plans to conquer 2014. 






(Today's blog post is sponsored by my twitter stalker who thinks I might be a prostitute.) 


Monday, December 16, 2013

By a fire, with a book.

That, my friend, is how I like to spend any and all holidays. John Waters was recently interviewed in the NY Times and had this to say about holiday gifting- 

"I always give books. And I always ask for books. I think you should reward people sexually for getting you books. Don’t send a thank-you note, repay them with sexual activity. If the book is rare or by your favorite author or one you didn’t know about, reward them with the most perverted sex act you can think of. Otherwise, you can just make out."

My kind of gift giver. 

Here are some suggestions of what to give your lover, friend, parent, sibling, boss, lab partner, workout buddy, aunt, uncle, chimney sweep....You get the idea. 
(For those who don't read, there are even books with pretty pictures. But, you know you should read more, right?)

A list, in no particular order. 















I could go on and on. But, this is a good start. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Paper Fantasies

Su Blackwell's  book sculptures are pretty amazing.





I love books. Did you know that? Although these books have to be deconstructed, the result is mesmerizing.









There is nothing sexier than a good book. There I said it. I could totally be wooed by someone's book collection. Even better if they've actually read them and we can talk about it.

I suffer from book lust, which is a sort of depressing fetish in a digital world. Don't get me wrong. I'm all for the digital, too. But, nothing can replace the look/weight/feel/smell of a book.

And trust me, you've never looked sexier/hotter/more erotic than you do when you're laying around reading a book.  (Granted, reading Nabokov is a lot sexier than Chicken Soup for the Soul.....but you catch my drift. Or not, in which case, we won't be making out later.)



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

"The only bad part about flying....

is having to come back down to the fucking world."




This just may be the best Kickstarter ever. 

In 1983, Mary Ellen Mark and her husband, Martin Bell, made an amazing documentary about street kids in Seattle, called Streetwise

(whole film)

(clips)

One of the main kids in the doc was Tiny, a 13 year old prostitute, who Mark and Bell kept in contact with over the years. 





With the help of this Kickstarter, they are making a follow-up to Streetwise called Tiny Revisited, focusing on Tiny, now 44, and her family. 


Aperture is also publishing a new edition of the book Streetwise in 2015, which will feature additional photos taken over the past 30 years. 



and my favorite photo...


I backed this, you should too. I can't wait to see it.