Friday, September 26, 2008

Bits & Pieces

New Penguin Books → I was really excited to see a new Penguin stand at my local bookshop stacked with orange and white books. It turned out to be a collection of popular Penguin releases which included Breakfast At Tiffany's, The Great Gatsby, Lolita, Of Mice and Men, A Clockwork Orange and Perfume, The Story Of A Murderer (I recently read this and definitely recommend it!). Very clever timing with Christmas on the scary, scary horizon
Marion Bataille's ABC3D → Another bookshop find. Pop ups! Typography! Fun! While I obsessed over this book my friend pointed out that it doesn't really fill the requirements of a good book in that there's nothing to read and it would take a mere minute from start to finish. But I think it's the kind of book that turns a glance at one page into a million ideas. There's a video of it at the link which had me clapping my hands like a three year old.
Dennis Hopper's Art Collection → Dennis Hopper as an actor really scares me but his art collection excites me. Vincent Price (who also scares me) introduced him to the art world and Hopper went on to collect some seriously amazing pop art, collecting pieces by unknowns (Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Roy Lichtenstein) before it sold for millions. PS. One photo is NSFW.
10 Movies That Teach You To Commit Crimes → I love movies that teach me things. Like how to rob casinos, commit the perfect murder and make soap out of body fat. What a great list!
Pot Psychology → More NSFW, two hilarious friends, Tracie (she looks like Deb from Dexter!) and Rich, give highly informative, herbally influenced advice about relationships, sex and really awkward problems that can only be solved by stoners. I watched "Super High Me" the other night so I seem to be developing a theme. Perhaps the next item on my watch list will be a Cheech & Chong movie or How High?

1 comment:

molly said...

im intrigued and ill definitely be checking out some of these!