Friday, October 30, 2009

enter if you dare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

happy halloween hookers and lookers! i have something big planned for later if i can get my shit done. DAMN, little kids make halloween difficult!! so come on back for the big reveal!! in the mean time please do enjoy my haunted house tour...


welcome to my home. it smells like rotting corpses and boiled fat but some of the rooms are nice...i know i know...i need to get those windows fixed. don't worry there are plenty of fireplaces inside to keep you warm...



i hope you didn't bother with your cell phones because we are in the middle of fucking nowhere and your cell phone will do you no good in case something should happen...




whatever you do DO NOT go in that shed...


something truly awful lives in there....




don't be alarmed...they grow up somewhat normal...



breakfast will be served in the conservatory, if you make it through the night...



dinner will be served in here...



i will be serving my famous seafood 3 ways...




later a game of tiddlywinks...




you can choose to sleep in the meat hook room...



or the creepy vine room (be warned that vine might come to life and choke your ass)...




i will be sleeping in here, but you can join me later for a seance if you want...





the other bedroom belongs to my freak of a sister...
if you hear acoustic guitar in the middle of the night you will probably see her spider walking down the hall...


thanks for visiting...HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!



images via grass doe, head over heels, google and DTI

Thursday, October 29, 2009

shiny pretty

sorry for the lack of post today and also the lack of my eyeballs on your blogs today. i will be back at 'em soon. in the meantime please enjoy this oh so lovely room i spotted on AT yesterday. my heart thumps for the blue shiny walls, perfect coffee table, fantastic lighting, and yellow drum side table/garden stool thing.
go and look at the rest if you haven't already. it's worth it. CLICK ME

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

in the round circle

i know there is a radio show out there in blogland called 'the skirted roundtable'. for some reason when i have tried to listen, it's in warp speed and everyone sounds like a chipmunk. so i gave up. anyway...here is my skirted roundtable. it's called 'in the round circle'. others might call it a blog(brilliant isn't it?) it's where i discuss things that don't suck and things that do in the design world. let the discussion commence!!! (said with great passion and drama)

here we have a beautiful kitchen from airspaces. i love it's simplicity. i also love the mirror tiles and marble counters (notice how they go all the way down). but it would be on the edge of cold cliff without that wood island and mouth watering tile floor.
also from airspaces. can we talk about how ridiculous this chandelier is? and when i say ridiculous i mean awesome. also i am not sure what that gold thing is on the wall, but it appears to be some sort of sconce. if this is so, it is REALLY cool. if it's just art with some sunlight behind it then it's just pretty cool. either way this is some entry. like wilbur is sooooome pig!


truman capote=wierdly fabulous. notice the lemon tree..or is it a kumquat tree? also cat figurines.

is there a more perfect suitcase anywhere?



this is an overall very pretty color palette. could someone please tell me where i can make my own color palette?



my cool dad is going to make these side tables for me. i am very excited b/c they will a. be custom b. be from my dad and c. hold a lot of stuff.



also, my beautiful and sweet and talented neighbor alison is going to make me this piece of pottery. in your face kelly wearstler.


and a show of hands- who damn near had an orgasm when they saw this fabric wall at anna spiro's?
discuss in the round circle....



images airspaces, ffffound, houzz, domino, lonny, ABT

like plates only better



joslyn at simple lovely posted these yesterday. needless to say i was in love. i have no idea how much one is but aren't they spectacular? all of her work is, actually...which you can see here.
i would hang them up like one would plates. if anyone wonders what to get me for christmas these would do nicely.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

i'll take movies that scared the ever lovin' shit out of me for 1,000 alex...

it's halloween week so i thought we should discuss some scary shit. i have a love/hate relationship with scary movies. in that i love them and i hate them. they can be a great let down or (if they are good or hit some kind of personal nerve) shake you to the core. or if you're me turn you into a hypochondriac-obsessed-with-the-devil-afraid-to-do-gymnastics-for-fear-of-floating-off-the-ground fun loving eleven year old!!!! let's talk about that for a moment...the movie of which i refer is 'the exorcist'. i was 11 (same age as linda blair's character) and very impressionable. i actually sat down with my parents in the living room to watch this movie. in their (parents) defense they did tell me that this was too scary for me. but me, being the stubborn gal that i am decided that i could handle it. everything started off innocent enough...
regan goes to the doctor cuz things just ain't right..doctor can find nothing wrong...(umm...cuz she's possessed by the devil!!!!)...

then this shit starts happening...the ole backwards crab walk down the stairs...

and this....
WHAT. THE. FUCK?!?!?!?!?! i mean that is an image that you'd be hard pressed to forget.
let's just say that at this point i was in my room immersed in paper dolls signing..tra la la la la laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! although my thoughts were on this.....
and this...wondering when in the fuck was this going to happen to me? i was tormented for YEARS by this movie. truly. i lived in fear for the better part of 3 years that i was possessed by the devil. i have since seen it many times as a sort of rite of passage. i also paid a visit to the actual stairs in washington dc that they used in the movie. you know the stairs that father karras falls down? yeah..those. it was healing.


moving on...
another movie that scared the shit out of me as a youngster was this....
very well done. very well acted and well directed. i believe these are crucial elements to a successful scary movie.
i mean, THIS scene???
it fucked with me..hard. i couldn't watch a movie with john hurt in it for years. or linda blair for that matter, i mean let's face it linda blair didn't go on to a very successful career because she couldn't act. it was because NO ONE COULD GET THOSE FUCKING IMAGES OF HER OUT OF THEIR HEADS!!!!!
moving on to another 70's era brainmelter:
was there anyone out there after this that didn't look sideways at the ocean and say....hmmmmm...maybe i won't go for a swim today? or a lake? or a pool? or even put your bare ass on a toilet without fear of a shark swimming up through it??!! changed my view on such things FOR-EV-ER! i was convinced sharks could manage JUST FINE without saltwater.


so those 3 are the ones from the MFAMB formative years that stick out the hardest with shook me to the core status.
onto the adult years...now let it be known that i have seen quite a few scary movies...i am somewhat of an aficionado, but i also know that scary to me might not be scary to you and vice versa. for example my husband says he was really fucked up from 'when a stranger calls' (the original with carol kane not the remake with camilla belle-that movie sucked. if only for the fact that we all knew HE WAS IN THE DAMN HOUSE ALREADY!!) not so to me. it just didn't get me like the others. now there was 'the shining'...super scary i know, but it wasn't core shaking to me. also, 'the omen', 'halloween' (my brother was pretty fucked up by this one) and countless others that were really, truly scary. and they deserve an honorable mention for sure but the ones i speak of here are responsible for fear that lasted well outside the few hours that i endured watching them.
have any of you ever seen 'wolf creek'?
this is one of those movies that not too many people have ever heard of. i hadn't. we watched it one night and were pleasantly surprised. (although do you say "pleasantly" when referring to a movie that makes you shit your pants?) there are no monsters, no supernatural anything. just some crazy austrailian outback hillbilly motherfucker. this guy:
i called my mom (another fan of the scary movie) an told her to rent it. she did. she called me in a fuckyoufortellingmeaboutthis tone and told me she had to turn it off halfway through b/c the suspense was physically hurting her. she's right...it does. it physically hurts to watch this movie.
i highly recommend this one, unless you have a weak heart.
moving on to what might be the creepiest, scariest, most innovative movie SINCE the exorcist...
i saw this one in the theatre, the only one of this bunch that i have seen in the theatre. and i could barely watch it. you know, eyes half covered looking up at mike gaging his reaction to see it i could look. of course i had no idea those first few moments when the girl's face melts that that was going to happen. i had never seen anything like that before...not since the famous crab walk had an image frightened me so much. this is when i decided that this movie was best watched through my fingers. but besides the melting faces... there was the waterlogged samara crawling in a crazy crab walk fashion out of the tv and well....and that goddamn horse scene!! not to mention the music, if you could call it that. i couldn't get the "music" for this movie out of my head. it became my own personal hellish soundtrack. now, no longer an impressionable eleven year old girl but a grown ass woman i wasn't nearly as traumatized as i was way back in '71, but i was pretty fucked up for a few days.
so...i have yet to be as scared from a movie as i was from these. but then there's this....

has anyone seen? there is a lot of hype here which concerns me. kind of like the blair suck project? remember that? that movie just made me mad. maybe had i seen it long before the rest of the world started hyping it up i might have been sucked in..but i wasn't. i am going to see it this saturday so we'll see. i'll let you know. here's a preview.. (for some reason you have scroll way down)









































so what about you? what movies scared the bejesus out of you??

Monday, October 26, 2009

i'll take things that are tufted for 200 alex..

you're welcome. and could someone please find me an affordable exact duplicate of the bed in pictures 7 and 16? king size. thank you.


images via airspace via maison boheme