Film: Tiny Furniture

This film really reminds me of the notion that I would never want to be young again.  I would never want to be in my teens or even my twenties and go through all the transitions that come with that time period. This film is written, directed and stared in by Lena Dunham.  This low budget coming of age story is a retrospective look of the life of a post graduate woman, who is really a little girl, returning to her mothers Soho apartment and refusing to grow up.  The film is cast with Lena's own mother, sister and friends.  Her mother is artist Laurie Simmons and the loft in the film is really her mothers loft.
The film won the Best First Screenplay award at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards.
I oscillated between wanting to smack her, thanking my lucky stars I don't have a daughter and cringing at the admission that I was not much different, in many ways, at that age.
Have you seen Tiny Furniture? 


Gummy Bear Dress By Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi

I should file this under things I would never wear, but I guess 'conceptual art' will do.
This dress, inspired by an Alexander McQueen dress (pictured below), is made up of over 50,000 Gummy Bears that were hand glued onto wire and vinyl sheets,
(Created by Hissa Igarashi and Sayuri Marakumi)

It appeared in the inaugural issue of TwelvMag (which is totally worth checking out and bookmarking)

(Alexander McQueen)

What is the most usual material you've worn?


Tasteful Nudes: Dave Hill

Love, love, love this book.  It made me laugh out loud on almost every page, unless it made me cry.
I was LOLing so much and Dr. J was SO jealous that he didn't want to be in the same room as me when I was reading it. (He just started reading it now that I'm done and when he LOL's I excitedly ask him what part he's at- I'm pretty sure that is not as annoying as it might sound).
Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician and actor.  He has an HBO show which you can watch on Hulu and I had never heard of him until I read his book.
Tasteful Nudes is a collections of (apparently true) essays from his life.  He is fucking hilarious and I can't wait for everyone to read it so we can talk about it.

This is a kinda funny interview with Dave Hill, Dick Cavett and Malcolm Gladwell another one of my favorite authors.

Have you read this book?
Do you have any LOL book recommendations? 


Origami Medicine

I love this concept by Singapore based artist Chan Min Yun.  Medicine is made in origami shapes which dissolve in water. My monkeys are older and able to swallow pills but they would probably enjoy watching these dissolve none-the-less.
What is even more interesting is the concept of gratitude, while waiting for your medicine to dissolve.  Gratitude for having the luxury of being able to afford and access medicine.

From the artist statement:
Although being able to afford medication means that one is well taken care of, the notion of medication has always been dreaded.
The experience of watching the blooming medicine serves as a form of emotional relief in addition to physical relief from the medication; by slowing down our pace, creating a moment to take a breather, and reflect on what we are blessed with.Luxury is feeling blessed in the face of adversity.

In the rare occasions that I do need to take medicine I must remember to focus on gratitude for having medicine to take. 
Happy Monday! 

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