Book Review: Grace Jones, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 This is the life story of one of the most iconic musicians and fashionistas in history. She’s a rebel, an iconoclast. A bit mannish, a bit womanish, a bit old, a bit young. Completely unpredictable, indefinable and wild in heart and soul. I am speaking ofContinue reading “Book Review: Grace Jones, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #68

Hello gorgeous friends, thanks for joining me again for another weird and wonderful tip-toe through a surreal realm, here are 10 things that looked good to me this week. Stay cool, stay inspired, stay cosy… Tiny and enchanting book necklaces from 19th century Ethiopia Via Incunabula on Twitter Here’s some books on a necklace forContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #68”

Book Review: Lost Wisdom by Una McGovern and Paul Jenner

* No Spoilers Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Lost Wisdom and its two other companion books Lost Crafts and Lost Lore are beautifully typeset and laid out. Their contents are a cabinet of curiosities – a wunderkammer of the same sort as the Book of Barely Imagined Beings, which I have mentioned in the past. Although in thisContinue reading “Book Review: Lost Wisdom by Una McGovern and Paul Jenner”

Comforting Thought: Rangimārie

Kua rongo ake au… Mā te karakia me te inoi Me te noho puku Ka tau te rangimārie ki a tātau katoa I have learned that… everyone can do a karakia Kua rongo ake au… Mā te āta katakata āta harikoa anō Mā te hiki ake i te wairua E tau tonu ai te māramatangaContinue reading “Comforting Thought: Rangimārie”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #64

This week I deep-dive into the 80’s pop nostalgia, go to a 90’s street rave in Melbourne, and shopping at the second-hand markets in Berlin, caress a tortoise, learn the history of a rude word and journey into some imaginary immersive worlds. I hope you join me. Tarsha Davis, Kurranji (Cassowary) (2019) No matter whereContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #64”

The Anatomy of Fantastical Creatures

Do you know what the juicy interior of a Kraken looks like? Have you ever seen the inside of a unicorn’s magical horn? What about the biochemical transformation of a man into a a werewolf? Here are some marvellous anatomical figures from French Chimerologist Camille Renversade who in 2014 combined zoology charts, anatomy boards andContinue reading “The Anatomy of Fantastical Creatures”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #60

Roll up roll up to another big top bonanza of circus acts and strange phenomena… A Day in Roaring 20’s Berlin | 1927 AI Enhanced Film The mythical Boobrie of Ayrshire in Scotland This is a gigantic aquatic bird is fabled to inhabit the lochs and open water around the west coast of Scotland. TheyContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #60”

10 Interesting Things I Found: All Hallow’s Eve Ultra Fattened Up Edition

All Hallows Eve, Samhain, Halloween, All Souls Night, Dia de los Muertos – whatever you call it, tonight is auspicious as the time when the veil between the worlds thins and becomes easier to walk through. Faeries, ghouls, ghosts and strange beasts romp and roam in the shadows and await patiently to be welcomed inside.Continue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found: All Hallow’s Eve Ultra Fattened Up Edition”

Ancient word of the day: Twankle

Twankle To twang your fingers on a musical instrument or absent-mindedly strum or play an instrument without thought. Other concatenations include: Twiddling, twandling, tootling, plunking, noodling, thrummling or tudeling. Tudeling (origin) German dudeln – to perform badly. The crappiest song that almost everyone can play on the piano Chopsticks was invented in 1877 by composerContinue reading “Ancient word of the day: Twankle”