Absolute Kinography

by tatiana on July 15, 2010

Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera (1929) is without a doubt one of the most visually inspiring films I have ever seen. It’s a big statement, I know. But it’s the truth. [click to continue…]

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Happy Birthday, Jimmy Stewart

by tatiana on May 20, 2010

A very happy birthday to a very dreamy fella. Mr. Stewart would be 102-years-old today…

“What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life (Capra, 1946)

and on a less sentimental note…

Rear Window (Hitchcock, 1954) /Dino mashup, a Sparks+Jimenez production

Thanks Kendra and Angel for the screencap!


Change Clothes and Go

by tatiana on April 6, 2010

Photo Credit: Bubble Girl by Banksy

Lately, I’ve found myself to be in somewhat of a strange head space. I attribute this to not having much time to do absolutely nothing… which, honestly, I rarely do because I don’t like being “bored”, but sometimes it’s really important. As my friend Frank N. would say, “it’s all a part of the creative process.” I need to remember this. [click to continue…]


Bob, I don’t really think you’re a poser.

I hope we meet again, somewhere some day.

Baby, you make my heart beat faster

And last but no least, I couldn’t find the scene from SLC punk with Steve-O and Brandy, so instead, here’s the song that made that scene so amazing.

Today is Factory Day for me! I’m off to finish up some sewing projects and work on an Upcycle Sunday. I know! It’s been forever. But it will be back with a vengeance. I love you all and I hope you spend today with people/things you love whether they be family, friends, pets or good music. Happy Lunar New Year as well. Besos!



I know that this is not really a movie most people think of when they think of holiday films, but it is one of my favorites to watch around Christmastime. Especially when I’m at home. And especially with my sisters and my mom. Watching it now as a young woman is still amazing and I can look back and understand why I loved it so much as a young girl. I can also see how this film has shaped me in some ways to be the woman I am today. [click to continue…]


Current Obsession: Old Timey Phones

by tatiana on December 10, 2009


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This current obsession occurred a mere 30 seconds ago. Seriously. I think it would be a hilarious and awesome addition to my apartment. An old timey phone just for decoration. Really, would anything be cooler?

Jack Haley in all his handsome glory

Ok, I can think of one thing that might be cooler. If Jack Haley rose from the grave and showed up at my apartment to serenade me. Ahhhhh. (swoons)


What’s Goin On: December 2009

by tatiana on December 9, 2009


Ahhhh, tis the season for “gaudy decorations” as my friend Bri mentioned last week when we were decorating her house. Also, tis the season for busy schedules made even busier by cool things going on around town. Here are a few things to pencil into your day-planner. (Does anyone use those anymore?)

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Notebook on Cities and Clothes

by tatiana on November 30, 2009


I watched this documentary last night called Notebook on Cities and Clothes. It’s a film about Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto directed and filmed by Wim Wenders.

Notebook on Cities and Clothes is a slow paced, relaxed look at an industry that often moves at a mile a minute. Filmed in 35mm, Wenders helps audiences see through the window of this man’s world. We get a lot of one on one time with Yamamoto. We see what inspires him, and are privy to his idea of what he does. He is not a fashion designer. That is not his goal. His inspiration comes from photos from the 19th century working class and the garments they had to wear to live their lives. He is the opposite of what his native Tokyo seems to promote: excessive consumption. He explains that Tokyo encourages over-consumption. Buy everything, be more fulfilled. He shares that his worst nightmare would be to design clothing that people cannot wear and function in on a day to day basis. Yamamoto is a quiet, yet mesmerizing man.


A few pieces from his A/W 09/10 collection. (Photo Credit)

The film as a whole was not as exciting as some of the other fashion documentaries I have seen. At times it was quite boring. But I think that is what makes it stand out from other depictions of the “fashion” world. In a way, Wenders was able to tell the story of an artist and philosopher than that of a fashion designer.

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“Put the f***ing lotion in the basket!”

by tatiana on July 27, 2009


I came to work today and saw my coworker wearing this bracelet. I had to share it with you guys. As creepy as that movie is, his bracelet cracked me up.


Woke up today, it was another lovely day

by tatiana on July 26, 2009

Just a few things that make me happy. One is a commercial (sorry!). I know, I always seem to be temporarily obsessed with some commercial, but I think that’s OK. Another is a band, and a song they covered. (The video is great as well). And lastly a trailer for a film that I need to see as soon as possible. All three things have something in common.

I la-la-la-la-LOVE Zoey Deschanel. These cotton commercials are great.

Now, She & Him. Haven’t heard of them? Let me introduce you:

Wasn’t that all sorts of lovely? Yeah, I thought so too.

Now this. This is the story of boy meets girl. You should know up front, this is not a love story.

I think any movie that features Hall and Oates on the soundtrack has the potential to be golden. I haven’t seen the film yet, but the soundtrack is a good introduction to the story of Tom and Summer. I can’t wait to see (500) Days of Summer.