Πέμπτη, 31 Μαρτίου 2011

μαυρός σημαίνει λαμπερός

                                                                                αlpha and ωmega
                                                                    Basílica y Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia
                                      

Τρίτη, 29 Μαρτίου 2011

Σὲ δή, σὲ τὴν νεύουσαν εἰς πέδον κάρα













'Ήσουν καλό ρομποτάκι σήμερα ;





red nose day

William Shakespear has a red nose. 



 On the 18th of the month the people of Britain dressed up funny and celebrated the Red Nose Day, that occurs every couple of years since 1988.  Red Nose Day is a day that gives people a chance to dress in t-shirts with pictures of, among others, Shakespeare with a red nose and Louis XVI lady with red breasts. However Red Nose Day is actually a chance for people to donate money that will help those in need. This year were raised approximately 75 million pounds. In the campaign participated British celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Pixie Lott, Ant and Dec, Nicola Roberts, John Cleese and David Walliams (photographed by Bryan Adams), as well as Bill Gates, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton by expressing their support.
Designer of the impressive t-shirts was of course one of Britain's best fashion designers, the most renowned Vivienne Westwood.

 

Κυριακή, 27 Μαρτίου 2011

I’ve been closing my eyes for too long

The Unforgiving
The fifth studio album of Within Temptation, released on March 25th 2011, is an innovative and multidimensional project. The concept is that alongside the album, a series of comic books and short films will be released, like the ones that have already been made public from their official site, the first being ''Mother Maiden''(that ties with the music video 'Faster') and the second ''Sinéad''.








So far, I had the chance to listen to some of the new songs only a few times but what is certain to me is that the sound of Within Temptation has changed, only slightly to be more aggressive and vigorous but when Sharon den Adel sings it still sounds like pure Within Temptation. Furthermore,it seems to me that their music orchestration in some songs is particularly thorough and gives an interesting edge to the songs.Obviously their sound has evolved and, if  I may say, this is always a good thing.


The Prequel Comic and further information concerning The Unforgiving are available through their official site www.within-temptation.com

Givenchy Womenswear Autumn/ Winter 2011






Photography by Morgan O'Donovan for DAZED Digital

Marc Jacobs Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2011









Photography by Morgan O'Donovan for DAZED Digital.



Σάββατο, 19 Μαρτίου 2011

consumption and insanity

                                                                                                                in front of loneliness i kneeled and wept.
                                                         To mennesker. De ensomme
 Edvard Munch (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944)
A life truly violent, lead by a calamity stricken individual, lost in agony, misery and self destruction.
Self-portrait with
skeleton arm, 1895


"The angels of fear, sorrow, and death stood by my side since the day I was born."

















Death in the
sickroom, 1893

"No longer should interiors be painted, people reading and women knitting: there would be living people, breathing and feeling, suffering and loving"




                            
                               


                                                                          
Salzspeicher und Holstentor, etching 1903
The Kiss


Young woman on the shore, 1896
Attraction, 1896





 

"My art is really a voluntary confession and an attempt to explain to myself my relationship with life—it is, therefore, actually a sort of egoism, but I am constantly hoping that through this I can help others achieve clarity.” 
  
"Two Human Beings, The Lonely Ones", lithograph

"From my rotting body,
 flowers shall grow
 and I am in them
 and that is eternity."
  

and as you showed me your scars i only held you closer

Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan

                                                                                                                                              Tuomas Holopainen
                                                    
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                Death Makes an Artist

Τρίτη, 15 Μαρτίου 2011

Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys

I am excited!
'Suck It and See' is named the upcoming fourth album of the Arctic Monkeys, that is to be released on the 6th of June 2011 and is produced by James Ford (from Simian Mobile Disco), at Sound City Studios in Los Angeles.

Tracklisting:
1.     She’s Thunderstorms
2.     Black Treacle
3.     Brick by Brick
4.     The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
5.     Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
6.     Library Pictures
7.     All My Own Stunts
8.     Reckless Serenade
9.     Piledriver Waltz
10.   Love is a Laserquest
11.   Suck It and See
12.   That’s Where You’re Wrong


So far they have released the music video of 'Brick By Brick' in their official site, and as expected, it sounds pretty damn good.





During the last five years, the band from Sheffield has released three indisputably magnificent albums, and every single time one of their albums is released you don't know what to expect. In every new album one can discern how their music has matured and altered since its predecessor. The raging energy in their first album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' turns into a somewhat more experienced sound, but yet explosive, in 'Favourite Worst Nightmare', and then changes completely into something more heavy in the ingenious last album 'Humbug'. Alex Turner's wit and ease with words is most remarkable and combined with Helders' dominance over the drums as well as O'Malley's and Cook's energy, especially on stage, is what makes Arctic Monkey's music mind blowing, and exactly what will have me sitting on the edge of my seat until June!






Δευτέρα, 14 Μαρτίου 2011

Πέμπτη, 3 Μαρτίου 2011

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 For years now, since I can actually remember, I have a Rubik's Cube on my desk. It used to belong to my father and one day I stole it and since then, every week or so I remember to play with it just to pass time. I have never managed to complete it, I only go as far as completing one side and another with only one square missing. Even so, it is an object I hold dear and fascinates me. I also have a necklase that is a chain from which a tiny 4x4x4x4 Rubik's cube hangs. It was a gift from my brother, from the time he had travelled to Sweden. This one, I have solved once but as well as the cube in my desk, is a dear possesion of mine. Consequently, as everyone can understand, Rubik's Cubes fascinate me and I could never have too many.

Recently, I remembered of a new Rubik's Cube that my brother had discovered a while back.
Now, how cool is this?

It's a Rubik's Touch Cube designed with touch sensor technology that works when you simply swipe your fingers across the cubes on the screen. It is a brilliant idea, and I am also guessing that it has to be pretty impressive.
 The best thing though is that I do not have to be guessing for much longer as the most amazing person in the whole universe, my brother :)  (I know you are reading this!), has ordered it for me and it is expected by the end of March's second week. That means that until then I will be on the edge of my seat, and the moment it falls into my hands, I will review it on the blog.

For more information visit www.rubikstouchcube.com

Τρίτη, 1 Μαρτίου 2011

moja bieda

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin 
01 March 1810-17 October 1849


It is the first day of the third month, and I stand still, I close my eyes and I sway to the heavenly music. It is slightly raining and sun is nowhere to be seen but yet the day is somewhat bright, everything seems so pure. Today, as well as eternity, is dedicated to F. Chopin.

'Murmures de la Seine 1' in B flat minor reminds me of a certain day in my ballet class as a little girl. I can almost feel as I am dancing along to it, sliding my toes across the wooden floor, catching glimpses of my hands in the wide mirror in front of me as I move.
Nocturne for piano No. 13 in C minor always makes me nostalgic, and I always lose track of my thoughts during the first two seconds, until the piano rebells and then there are simply no words to describe it. The boldness of the melody takes over you and in the end you sink. Into everything. And Nothing. How can something be so beautiful? How can human mind produce something so impecable?

Frédéric Chopin will be remebered forevermore, for he was one of the few people who walked this earth with true grace, leaving behind a priceless heritage. Leaving us with the sound of serenity.


I live for the day, I travel to Warsow, Poland, kneel in front of the place where his heart is buried, and weep.