Saturday, May 30, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

growing up we had beanbags for our swimming pool

When I was a child
I sat on a beanbag and
A bee stung my arse.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I came for the title, I stayed for the contents

I rediscovered the book Hand Job today when I was browsing a bookstore. Its full name is Hand Job: A Catalog of Type (those crazy Americans with their crazy spelling) by Mike Perry and it contains hand-written type by 55 freehand typographers (I think they should be called "fontists"). Anyway, apart from the great name, it's very pretty on the inside. It's better than a hand job for all those typography fetishists. (Actually, click on the last link. The sound effects are just dandy.)

Quantity, not quality (even more than usual)

What makes a nice night?
Browsing a bookstore after
Pizza and a pint.

Often I'm waved through,
When driving past a booze bus.
I must be lucky.

Working 15 hours
On a public holiday
Sucks arse something bad.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cosas mínimas

More of my photo wall. One of my favourite illustrators is Madrid-based Blanca Gómez, whose website is called Cosas mínimas (Spanish for "Tiny things"). The site has a gallery of her illustrations, past and present projects, and links to her flickr and etsy store.

The Blanca Gomez prints that I have are from the Bakers Dozen project, an online store curated by Aussie illustrator Amy Borrell. As the store's site says, "Bakers Dozen is a small happy silly online shop. 13 wonderful artists/makers were asked to create an object in a limited edition of 13..."

I have this cupcake diptych (what a wanky word for pair) on the wall in my kitchen.

Images: 1-3, 4.

dedicated to my friend sarah

Once you "go Asian"
You never go back. It's true
(Or so I have heard)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I just saw a stuffed toy store called Stitchface* and it made me laugh

What words are funny
when suffixed with the word "face"?
Poo, man, armpit, lump...

Check out the lovely Stitchface creatures here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

i need sleep and can't string a sentence

Dry raw red gritty
My eyes hurt to look, to close,
To gaze upon you.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Salty, fatty goodness with mum and sis today

Dim sum or yum cha,
Whatever you call it, it's
bloody delicious