Alice Neel, 1900-1984. Her oil-painting portraits, with their subdued, dusty color hues, are stark, original and beautiful, full of emotions and little personal gestures.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Scenes from "Ryan's daughter", starring Robert Mitchum. This movie is visually stunning and the story so bizarre, yet strangely heartfelt, it's bound to get under your skin.
Also, please watch "The gang who couldn't shoot straight", one of Robert DeNiro's first movies, a mafia tale full of quirky dialogue and humorous one-liners. The mother is one of the most eerily memorable characters ever in film.
And last, but not least, "California Suite", saw it late one night as I was about to fall asleep, but instead ended up getting immensely engrossed in the interactions between these captivating characters during an Oscar weekend at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the 70's.
The dialogue between Alan Alda and Jane Fonda is particularly riveting, so sharp and perfectly executed.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Photo by Jeana Sohn
Last spring in LA, I met this really interesting and beautiful jewelry designer called Kathryn Bentley. I have been meaning to write
about her forever. Then I came across a little story on her in this blog by Jeana Sohn. Now I am loving Jeana's blog as well, especially her textile collection.
This is the story on Kathryn and the link to Jeana's blog.
And, here are the links to Kathryn's website and her Tumblr account. I am really into the images she puts on Tumblr. Quite inspired and inspiring...
This ring from her collection is so heavenly: