Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend Links.




I can't even believe how quickly this week has flown by! I've actually been quite productive this week and hope the momentum will continue. What are your weekend plans? My mom postponed her trip to this Saturday, so I will be spending some time with her. I also have another round of wine-tasting to look forward to -- this time, the theme is Australian and New Zealand wines. Any recommendations??

I thought I would post this amazing video for you -- I was listening to Portishead's album Third today in the car, and remembered this eerie video I came across some time ago: a four-minute version of the 1960 horror film Les Yeux sans Visage set to Portishead's song Hunter. Chillingly beautiful.

Enjoy your weekend and enjoy the links!

::Just in time for November's political shenanigans, check out this fantastic {and funny} collection of political signs over at Yes and Yes.

::Blood Milk's JL Schnabel celebrates her one-year anniversary with her husband, and posts pictures from their ceremony at Philadelphia's Mutter Museum...yes, they were married at a museum of medical oddities. Coolest. Wedding. Ever.

::Sheaff Ephemera -- This endlessly addictive site houses image collections of everything from "extreme typography" to "people holding fish."

::I don't personally own...or even like...velvet paintings. But they do hold a tender place in my heart due to the fact that my grandmother had a giant velvet Last Supper of Christ painting hanging over her dining table when I was growing up. Needless to say, I'm pretty sure grandma would appreciate the velvet paintings at Velveteria.

:: One of the things on my "101 Things to Do before I Die List" happens to be to live in a house or apartment with a chandelier. I can't even begin to dissect the psychology behind my obsession with shiny, dangly things, so I will just say that this NotCot post featuring some of the gorgeous chandeliers at Versailles has me working overtime trying to figure out how to meet this goal...

7 comments:

amberbromer said...

this is awesome! when my husband and i first listened to this portishead album we synced it up to old silent avant garde films and old creepy cartoons. it seemed to fit beautifully with them all. this is also an excellent fit.

Hammy said...

It's such a lovely song, really haunting! And the film looks pretty good too, I love old French stuff.

Jill said...

My husband doesn't understand my love of Portishead...it all started with the movie Stealing Beauty...the soundtrack is great.

Mary-Laure said...

I love Portishead's magic

{Tara} said...

Amber -- That is such a clever idea; it really does have a creep-vintage-avant-garde feel to it!

Hammy -- I agree; it fits so perfectly...

Jill -- You know, it has been ages since I've seen that movie; I need to put that on my queue again!

Mary-Laure -- Yes, they are amazing; I remember feeling a little skeptical before their comeback album, because sometimes a group can just lose their magic after a certain time, but that album continues to blow me away.

Zoƫ said...

The Portishead song and that 1960 movie merge together perfectly...and now I have to see 'Les Yeux sans Visage'!

{Tara} said...

Zoe -- I agree! It is amazing how perfectly they compliment each other.