Tuesday, 22 September 2009

On the walls

Domino game!

Stencil from Jim Jarmusch's Stranger than paradise. The quote below reads:

We have to make the place to meet again.

Found on a wall downtown. For my foreign friends, here's what it says:

Sewing at home kills fashion
plus, it's fun!

Saturday, 19 September 2009


FredFlare announced in the beginning of September in their blog an international mix cd swap. The rules were simple, make your own mix cd featuring at least 3 mashups and post it to their hq and in return you will receive their own cd plus one randomly chosen by another participant. Sending and getting things in the mail is my idea of fun, so I made my own and sent it immediately, with my personal, DIY touch. Here it is, with my handmade cover. Hope the person who receives it enjoys it!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009


image taken from here

Lying is the writing and directorial debut of M. Blash, starring Chloë Sevigny, Jena Malone and Leelee Sobieski and it premiered on DVD in the USA last May. Here's the synopsis from Wikipedia:

A long weekend brings four New York women together in the countryside. Virtual strangers, the women are forced to navigate the depths of social interaction. On the surface all seems placid. But the atmosphere of calm is a facade.
The women are forced to reevaluate their perceptions of each other as one guest turns out to be a pathological liar.

I just saw the trailer, and loved the ethereal, moody feel of it. It reminded me of The Virgin Suicides, and certainly intrigued me. Has anyone seen it?

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

A week's worth

Had a nice, relaxing time away from home, although I managed to sneak in a little work. Read my books, took long walks, took lots of photos and enjoyed the last holiday of the year. The photo above is taken on the plane, just before landing. No more words from me, enjoy the pictures!

The castle and the lake certainly add a special charm to the city. Having spent there all my childhood summers, it's great rediscovering it as an adult. Do you have a specific place that you hold dear in your heart?

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The tree by the lake

I'm still on holiday, but found a cafe with free wi-fi so, a small post from me to share this picture with you. It's sunny, cloudy and windy and the lake proves to be the perfect landscape. You should expect more photos and posts when I come back home. Until then, hope all is well with you!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

The one with the cupcakes

I went for coffee to a friend I haven't seen in a while, so it was cupcake time! I admit I had to make them from a box as I was pressed for time, but they weren't too shabby!

First, I lined the muffin tray.

Next step, make the cake. Mix together the powdery stuff, an egg and 2 tablespoons of water.

Whisk away!

Then, divide the mix equally to each cupcake liner and bake. I only made 9 out of 12 so I filled the empty cups with water in order to bake evenly.

While they were in the oven, I started making the frosting. I was in a green mood.

The cupcakes were ready after 12 minutes. I (messily) spread the icing and scattered sugar flowers and sprinkles on top, my favourite part!

Ta-da!! I realise the process is too simple to document, but I really enjoyed baking and photographing simultaneously. And look, I saved one for you!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Kas, Turkey

Another photo-heavy post to make up for my absence. (I blame blogger's block.) This time Kas, a seaside town in Turkey.

Herbs, spices and seeds in the local market.

The old curiosity shop, filled with rusty treasures.

Coffee shop in Kas, traditional herbal smoke and tea.

They take care of their beards there....

And, lastly, the cutest box of condoms!