Posts Tagged ‘hearts’

Daily Batman: Hidden treasures of the heart

June 11, 2010


Art by Shelton Bryant.

The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed;
The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.

But, there are hours of lonely musing,
Such as in evening silence come,
When, soft as birds their pinions closing,
The heart’s best feelings gather home.

(Charlotte Brontë, excerpt from “Evening Solace.”)

Daily Batman: Violette van Parys edition

November 22, 2009

After yesterday’s Ellen Von Unwerth photos of Melissa Haro Rose and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Chantal Thomass lingerie, I was bumming around on the Chantal Thomass website, not ashamed to say taking screencaps of lingerie (it happens!), and I stumbled over a link to the site of French jewelry designer Violette van Parys. She works mainly in porcelain. Here are some snaps of her “bad Batgirl” collection.


Phrases include, “I’m a bad Batgirl,” “Catch me if you can,” and “Born to be wild.”

You can’t buy her stuff online from her website, and it is only sold stateside at a store called Catbird in NYC. However, she did a run for Topshop’s A/W 09 collection in the UK, and you can probably get that online (or in person if you’re abroad).

edit: Just scoured the topshop website and the Violette van Parys brooches are not available online. In-store only. But I did find two fricking sweet pairs of tights with hearts, one all-over and the other with a row of hearts as a backseam.

Man, I would so buy those. Holy shit, when did they put up a “wishlist” feature? Dude. You’re getting no work out of me the rest of the day.

Music Moment: The Elected, “Beautiful Rainbow”

November 2, 2009


The Elected – Beautiful Rainbow

This is a very simple, nearly acoustic little number that is a perfect, short and sweet love song. I had originally planned to go a lot more in depth on the really great music of The Elected later, but I’m pretty slammed today reconstructing fragments of my catrastrophic data loss yesterday. So just the one song today, with some lyrics and pretty pictures. More to come eventually because I really like these guys!


My love, she is a rainbow
she moves from east to west
My love, she is the wind blowing
through my heart in my chest
And she’s the sun, the afternoon
I’ve seen her shining the whole day through
And you know, something just changes
when you see a rainbow

Her smile, it is the ocean
crashing on my eyes
Her arms, they are the oak trees
and she’s reaching for the sky
And she’s the lake under the moon
I’ve seen her twinkling the whole night through
And you know, something must be changing
cause I’ve seen a rainbow


And I’d burn my old house down
I’d get tattooed
I’d do whatever I had to do
And if the sky filled up with clouds of doom
and the whole world was ending soon
Well, I just couldn’t get scared
cause I’d have my rainbow
And I’d see her shining right through
Look, there goes my rainbow