Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nosiness

sofa
If anyone's ever wondered what Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller's house might look like then get your nosy self over to design*sponge and have a poke around.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Animation Weekend

I've had a couple of DVDs sitting on my shelf for a while and hadn't got round to seeing them this weekend, and they were BOTH great! Not just good, absolutely go-and-buy-it-now fantastic. Saturday's showing was A Scanner Darkly, adapted from the novel by Philip K Dick, about a not too distant future where everyone is constantly under surveillance in a battle against widespread addiction to new drug 'Substance D'. It's really beautifully, strangely accurately, animated through rotoscoping. At times you really have to remind yourself that it's animated because your brain kind of tricks you into thinking it's 'real'. Which complements the story quite well, too.


I also finally got around to watching Spirited Away. Again really beautifully animated, and a really charming, lovely, funny and engrossing story. The only other Studio Ghibli film I've seen is Princess Mononoke which I caught on tv a while ago, and I'm definitely going to hunt some more down now...

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy New Year!

Lots of chocolate
All the best for 2008. I hope you've all eaten as much chocolate as I have. I've been rather busy lately working and Christmassing but things will be back to normal soon, I promise. If they're not I might explode a bit...