30.4.08

WKW circa 2000

"'The way we make films is very organic - it's not a product. It's not like saying, 'OK, we've finished a film and a film should be like this for ever.' I think some day we can go back and we can grow something out of it.' Projects cross-pollinate and, like collapsed trees in a forest feeding new growth, one film seems to fall through just so that others can sprout off it."

Mood Music, an interview with Wong Kar Wai by Jonathan Romney.

Birdland



[direct link]

29.4.08

eBay loot: randl


eBay loot: randl, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

Bought on eBay for the amazing sum of 99p. Seems brand new (is nice and crisp), is handmade using recycled materials, and from Seattle nonetheless! You can check out more of their designs on their website - they have plenty of other wallets in various sizes, as well as clothes.

28.4.08

all the black is really white


all the black is really white, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

27.4.08

watch in on the television


watch in on the television, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

26.4.08

Little Minx Short Films

Chew-your-own-fist-off because it's just so FUCKING GOOD short films from Little Minx. Inspiration in a handbasket. Christ. [via]

I define myself by how well I hide

25.4.08

Kanye West vs Wong Kar Wai


from kwest on Vimeo.

[direct link]

24.4.08

I want you naked I want you wild

23.4.08

Link Dump 23/04/08

  • The AV Club interviewed Morgan Spurlock re: his new documentary "Where in the world is Osama Bin Laden": " I'm a registered independent, so my political views are kind of not in line with a lot of other cats. I think the biggest thing I wanted to do was just kind of let other people tell their stories. Kind of open up their world to us, and we'd listen. I think that's one of the biggest goals I had in making this movie, was listening to what other people had to say."
  • EnglishRussia: The Permafrost Museum. I wonder if the Russians that live in that 65% of the country affected by permafrost ever just get sick and tired of it.

The Mother Art


The Mother Art, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

22.4.08

Philadelphia Votes Today


IMG_8455, originally uploaded by Barack Obama.

*fingers crossed*

21.4.08

Link Dump 21/4/08

  • What will life be like in the year 2008?: "The housewife simply determines in advance her menus for the week, then slips prepackaged meals into the freezer and lets the automatic food utility do the rest. At preset times, each meal slides into the microwave oven and is cooked or thawed. The meal then is served on disposable plastic plates. These plates, as well as knives, forks and spoons of the same material, are so inexpensive they can be discarded after use." [via]
  • Anyone here been abused and wear a size 10?: "What these women looked like bore absolutely no relevance to the story, but even so I knew they had to be 'photogenic'. I thought I had done well, until I was told that I really shouldn't have included a size 14 in the group. Size 10 was the maximum."
  • Francois Dubeau (somewhat NSFW after clicking around) paints complex simplicity.
  • How children reacted to Mark Speight's death: "Heather, 12, from Dublin, wrote that she was shocked at the news: 'Oh no, not Mark! I loved him, he was the best! He seemed so happy. I'm so upset.' But plenty of adults managed to behave appallingly: "Parents were angry that a children's show should report the death at all and complained that it was "sick and appalling", according to the Daily Mail."

20.4.08

Quickie

  • Hitchhiking across America. Check that map out. The photography is great, and the text is short and he shows a lot of what I love about America. [probably via]

Super Mario. Bottles. Song. Remote controlled car. China. GO!



[direct link]

19.4.08

The Fish Sessions

give every man your ear

a man may fish with the worm that hath eat of a king words, words, words
Sulphurous and Tormenting Flames Reckless Libertine


Had a long week temping... so harassing some fish with flash, shutter speed up high, on a Saturday morning is a good way to unwind... although I hope I didn't stress them out too much and find them dead tomorrow morning (they are not my pet!). These are not as edited as you think.

17.4.08

you can't win with your hands tied

LARF


LARF, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

Robyn - Who's That Girl



And she's playing Bristol June 12th. And I am going. I am going on my own (like I did with Slipknot!). Because I love her that much. yeh, whatever Dan

16.4.08

give it to me


give it to me, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

14.4.08

in the hour of our twilight


in the hour of our twilight, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

they don't get drunk until after dark

13.4.08

Link Dump 13/04/08

  • PingMag: Playing with Toy Cameras - thinking about getting a Holga at the moment. Not sure whether the cost of having film developed makes it worth it. The results are nearly always a pleasure to look at!
  • LUNCH, a blog of food eaten by lady architects. Makes me hungry.

we're living in that split-second of a car crash

12.4.08

Courage



aka: aggressive journalist picks the wrong mark. It feels staged, but how many people are having this conversation day to day?

they're starting to open up the sky

Quickie

  • Football Stadium fire - I started laughing, thinking it would be a little fire that gave an excuse for the fans to go a bit nuts on the pitch and have a laugh and generally bring the LOLs. And very quickly became extremely horrified, watching the police doing their best to drag people on fire out of harms way. The fire spreads really quickly, and within 10 minutes the whole stand is on fire. 56 people died/450+ people injured - it was caused by someone dropping a match near a polysterene cup - most of the casualties coming from the stadium having locked exits.
  • Also interesting to note from the wikipedia entry is that this footage has been repeatedly removed from the internet because it's such a taboo subject. Why is this a good thing? Why aren't we allowed to see and learn about what happened? I'd never heard of this before. It would make so many people think twice about dropping lit matches/cigarettes on the floor.

Broken Skateboard (Blue is the Magic Colour)

11.4.08

F50


F50, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

10.4.08

Pile O'Hats


Pile O'Hats, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

9.4.08

Good Morning


GOOD MORNING 2001 from kwest on Vimeo.

Hyper


Hyper , originally uploaded by _saturnine.

8.4.08

Selling on eBay

I don't think anyone realises how much stuff creeps up on them over the years. When my parents divorced, I pretty much had a teddy bear and a few clothes and books salvaged, and everything else I own now has been accumulated since I was 10 years old. It's a little bit frightening. I have too many clothes I've never worn, too many books that I can't let emigrate with me. So to go with my Bookhopper escapades, I'm now beginning to eBay off a lot of clothes and miscellaneous items that can hopefully bring me a little bit of income while I'm painfully unemployed. This is what I have right now:

And I have lots more to go up - I have to wait until some things sell because of fees. Fingers crossed that this makes life easier both money-wise and clutter-wise.

les dragons émergent des ombres

7.4.08

Downtown Public Library


Downtown Public Library, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

6.4.08

Quality of Revelation

"when someone pays so much attention to the grooming of their nether regions, it makes the naked body seem more like just another prepared outfit, which negates the quality of revelation which makes nudity, especially the first time it's revealed, so exciting."
- jonmc on pubic hair

Lincoln Towing


Lincoln Towing, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

3.4.08

Imposing Gentleman


Imposing Gentleman, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

2.4.08

Quickie

  • Ektopia is one of my new favorite blogs, although it's by no means new. Quite image based, it points you off in various directions of visually brilliant things. He's also on Flickr, and has various link ins with UK street art people (+ a really really cute kid!)

Only One Way


Only One Way, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

Silent City (NSFW)

1.4.08

Link Dump 1/4/08

  • In the name of Dov by Claire Salinda, a defence of American Apparel's advertising: "Naturally, I was waiting for the situation to turn into the opening scene from any basic porn flick, but Dov just offered me a Coke from his office fridge. I immediately began to dismiss the nasty rumors about him. He seemed just like any other dude who loves soda and hot girls, except he created the perfect T-shirt and he likes sex ... a lot. Which, really, what normal guy doesn't?"
  • The Polish Federation are finally calling out the Daily Mail for defamation against Polish residents of the UK: "Jan Mokrzycki, who chairs the FPGB, told Polish media: 'It was the headlines which were the most offensive, using emotive anti-Polish language. Poles seem to be unable to please the Daily Mail, whatever they do'"

Your Boo


Your Boo, originally uploaded by _saturnine.

The Estate We're In

When I turn on the TV first thing in the morning my default channel is BBC1, so I can catch a bit of news while I do my morning routine - this week, they've been showing an excellent programme called Estate We're In about Silla Carron who, after managing to turn around her own, is now tackling another council estate, this time in Plymouth.

As an accompaniment to the series, the BBC have put up 10 ways to turn around a sink estate based on her methods. She really is brilliant, and the series exposes how difficult it is to make local councils face up to their responsibilities, how demoralised council estate tenants have become thanks to living in such squalor and how little changes (eg: doing door checks on your neighbours to test if they're letting strangers into the block of flats, having the playing areas fenced off and locked every night) can have a massive affect on the quality of life.

If you're in the UK, you can catch up with episodes on BBC iPlayer and airs at 9:15am. Unfortunately I can't find any clips on YouTube or the torrents for anyone else, sorry chaps.