Sunday, May 30, 2010


My mom. What can I say? Love this picture. There was a few others but they didn't turn out. They are hanging above my Grandma's fire mantel. Well probably since they were taken 37 years ago. So moral of the story I stood on a chair quick to snap a picture of a picture. You can vaguely see my reflection in there.

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Fil's Melbourne flat packs a lot into a small space. Filled with a combination of vintage Danish furniture, iconic mid-century pieces of 70's plastic-ware, this is clearly the home of a collector. Whilst it's easy for collections to spiral out of control, it's the clear preference for specific colours, timber finishes and forms that draw us to this apartment's spell.

I only really like the accessories ie. the lamps & bowls. I think the problem is the staple pieces of furniture are boring. I take that back the credenza is really a noteworthy piece. I love the arabia, copco, cathrine holm, dansk, heller & kartell pieces though. TTFN.


It hailed here on Thursday night. Always a strange phenomena to experience. Glad I wasn't driving even though it was about 120 seconds long.


Flos Snoopy Table Lamp
Designed: Achille Castiglioni, 1967
Manufacturer: Flos

The Flos Snoopy table lamp by Achille Castiglioni is a superbly executed work of art/lamp; it features our favorite material; Italian Carrara marble. Carrara is a town in the Italian Alps. The marble (Michelangelo's favorite) from this area has been used in Italy since Roman times.

Snoopy was designed in 1967 by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni. Snoopy is a unique and fun table lamp that provides direct light. The table lamp has an enamelled black metal reflector, white Italian Carrara marble base and integral touch dimmer.

• Material: Metal, steel, Carrera Marble.
• Size: 14.5" h x 16" d
• Bulb: 1 X 100W

I am really surprised this lamp has no real following that i know of/hype. I was just browsing through a Mod furniture site maybe a month ago & there it was. The snoopy lamp designed to emulate Snoopy by Charles Shultz. How weird. I don't know what it is about it. But, what I think is great about it:

• The overall design is somewhat organic, minimalistic, well balanced & unfussy.
• Uncommon, thus a lot less predictable.
• Incorporates marble in a an innovative way.
• Still manufactured & can be had for $850-980 (not cheap, but somewhat obtainable).

Hmmm, I am sure there are other things. Moral of the story is I would like just two, I think they would make great bedside lamps. However one would be okay with me as well. I just wish they were available with a white shade instead of black. I like the black even so. Even better, a white shade with a black marble base & a white knob. Mmmm. Maybe I will have to photoshop one up. BTW, the green one is a vintage FLOS production. Not sure what other colors they were originally available in either. Green seems to be the only color that pops up when I try to internet research. If you have any additional information regarding this lamp please let me know. TTFN.

Friday, May 28, 2010


And Tenebrae.


The Phenomina aka Creepers poster got jealous of the Videodrome poster. So I obliged.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Wah 1983, let's see. James Woods

Okay, let me say that the special effects on this are totally RAD! Who knew a masochistic Debbie Harry stared in this gem either? I have to honestly admit she did some truly fine acting. What can I say some people are just multi-talented. Anyway I faded about 2/3 way through the movie & need to watch it again. I know I suck./