So, the Gilded Duo are Vegas bound this Christmas. T-minus 253 days and counting.
Gilding is feeling saucy about her dwelling. So, she decided to share a few of her newest acquisitions in the road to filling her new apartment. Remember, in the way of everything dwelling, she has nothing. A thing of which she and Mr. Gilding are slowly remedying.
So here are the newest prized pieces:
Looking for a DIY idea for the remnants of rubber paint you have lying around. What? You don’t have rubber paint lying around? Yeah, neither does Gilding. But this certainly gives her reason to buy some to keep in her cache of crafting shit.
B Light demonstrates on flickr how this rubber dipped origami crane was made, but the short of it is is, after learning how to fold the origami cranes B Light then dipped them in liquid rubber, and voila. Beautiful little cranes to hang about wherever.
Hmmm…wonder what else Gilding could coat with liquid rubber…well, other than the obvious everything. What could she usefully coat with liquid rubber. Yeah, you’re right that’s a silly question. Better one is, what could she cover in liquid rubber that would get her in the maximum amount of trouble. And what would the neighbor’s cat looked like coated in bright pink liquid rubber. Be looking for future posts for this one .^_~.
There’s something so incredible about the compositions of photogaphs done in infrared photography. Particular attention has to be paid to the colors of the objects you are photographing, for they will look quite differently in the end product. There’s always point-n-shoot photography, but truly great photography takes an eye; an eye for composition and color and the lack thereof should you photograph in black-and-white. There’s a knack to be had in understanding colors before you for what they will ultimately appear like in the printed photo; from what is actually seen by your eye when taking the photo to what will be.
Photographer Musin Yohan’s infrared photography has caught Gilding’s eye this evening:
Craigslist: Cabinet Chest — $300
A gorgeous cabinet/hutch with cross doors made from recycled fence, a vintage display chest, vintage barrel arm chair, a music cabinet dying to be refinished, matching solid wood side tables that would look great spruced up with paint, a retro tweed red chair and green sofa, A Brandtford Magnussen’s unique contemporary free form sofa table that draws on elements from the French furniture of the 1920′s and 30′s, an antique tall boy for an insanely cheap price, a 1920′s art deco vanity, a solid wood dressing table in distressed blue, a pretty in pink vintage couch, a contemporary chair in beautiful baby blue, and a retro kitchen stool dying for some shabby chic lovin’.
A man working at this parent’s motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in the motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969 — Woodstock. From “Important Things with Demetri”, aired 03/25/09.
This one is for glam junkie, a girl of epic pink proportions. Fiat 500 has created a Barbie show car in dedication to the most famous fashion doll ever. The vehicle was created by a partnership between Fiat Centro Stile and Mattel and was given to Barbie at her 50th birthday celebration in Milan.
The specs of the car, from paint finish to hubcaps, can be found here.
Loving this Virgin Megastore campaign for Audio Books.
Jungian thriller? Hitchcockian suspense? Artistic tour de force? How could this one have elluded Gilding even before she inadvertently hid her composition book. Oh blessed be the Composition Mission for once again putting it under her fingertips.
Madame Tutli-Putli is a stop-motion animated film out of Canada that takes Madame Tutli-Putli on an exhilerating existential journey as she boards a night train, weighed down by all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past. She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. And as day descends into night, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure; adrift between the worlds of the imagined and the real. It is here that Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense.
The animated short was released last year, but, as expected, never showed in theaters in Gilding’s home town, if in the states at all. Good thing you can now buy the DVD.
They’re not the convention of pretty. They’re brutal and grim and dirty. They’re honest as much as self-deprecating and at the same time exultant in its naturalness.
The photography of Jasmin Storch is often raw, which makes the few shots of serenity thrown in their cauldron of hedonism a sprig of mint in a vinegar soup. But there is passion in the gritty grime of her portfolio, all a-mixed with photos that are as vibrant and saturated with color and decadence you’d expect to find in upscale fashion campaigns. Her portfolio is like a roller coaster ride where the tracks take you from horror house to whore house to beauty pagent.
Via Gilding’s Mission Composition
Dancing on the ceiling by Tara Bradford, on her blog Paris Parfait
When Gilding fingered this entry (remember, Mission Composition) she thought her random thoughts had gotten the best of her. Not that that’s unusual. They ususally do. But what sense can you make out of this jumbled list besides the obvious naughty thoughts that go flitting behind the eyes upon hearing them. Then she thought that perhaps, that was the intent all along, and it probably still is the reason, to be quite frank.
So, Gilding had apparently been looking at a book entitled The Gilded Lily by Harry Street, a fiction erotica published in 2005. Yep, the naughty was definitely the reason for this list. Anyhoo, the jotted note is of sections of this book and what appear to be keywords for it. Prepare for pissed pants or wet panties, whichever floats your boat. For Gilding it was both. Not a comfortable combination, if she were to be honest.
[Section 1] – retakes, janet, lightly
[Section 2] – lily, janet, towel
[Section 3] – chad, cold iron, lily
[Section 4] – streamers, crotch, blushing
[Section 5] – crotch, stallion, penis
[Section 6] – larry, frigid, greer
And that proves it, kiddies. Gilding is not right in the head.
Though upon reading the synopsis: a well-written work that gives credible and quite vivid account of Lily, the girl with Spanish Fly in her veins…Gilding is pretty sure this is what inspired her post, Spanish Fly in the Blood. And Gilding did post the synopsis of the book in her post, The Gilded Lily way back so why this list didn’t make it in that post, who knows. Some devious muse behind her must have foreseen the better ensued hilarity that only time can bring to reading a list like this and stayed Gilding’s hand. Good Muse. Now, if you’d only let Gilding in on these flashes of brilliance sooner, she wouldn’t look like such a dumbass most of the time.
These pieces are so fabulous Gilding could just cream…all over them. And it’d be OK because she could just wipe it right up. God love patent leather.