likes, loves and lusts

alice in wonderland

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I am sooooooo excited about this movie I can't begin to explain! I wanna see it on IMAX HD! Tim Burton has redone Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice in Wonderland. If you've ever read the book, it really is quite a dark story, in the same way that the original Grimm fairytales were nothing like we know them today. This being Tim Burton, with his penchant for dark, the movie is *nothing* like Disney's original adaptation, and everything we've come to expect from Burton.

The usual faces are involved too: Johnny Depp and Helen Bonham Carter, with a little bit of Anne Hathaway, Matt Lucas (Little Britain), Stephen Fry and Alan Rickman thrown in for good measure. The last two are fabulous additions I think.
Depp plays the Mad Hatter (pictured), Bonham Carter the Queen of Hearts, Fry the Cheshire Cat, Rickman the Caterpillar and Lucas both Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Pictures have been released, and of course, the trailer. Enjoy!

camerabag kitty

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a guy's sherlock

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Here's a movie I'm excited about: Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. Robert Downey Jr playing a cranky, yet brilliant, substance-addicted detective? I don't know *where* he's going to find the inspiration :)

The world's first-ever literary detective will be brought to the screen by a daring director, and the casting of RD Jr couldn't be better. Did I mention Jude Law would be Doctor Watson? No? Oh well, I don't like him much anyway...

noisy alphabet

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from nadja

meetinks meetinks

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Have I ever mentioned how much I love the iPhone app Camera Bag? It lets you take your iPhone snaps, and apply one of a series of effects to them, no photoshop needed! Fun for us non-photoshop-trained types. Styles include fish-eye, helga (above), magazine, lolo, 1962, 1974, infrared, mono and cinema.
To do now: use the effects on pics taken with a better camera than the sad little iPhone one.

hotel never everland

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A while back I blogged about the extraordinary Hotel Everland - a designer trailer perched on top of the Palais de Tokyo where patrons were able to spend one night in uber designer surroundings overlooking the Eiffel Tower. What bliss!
Well, I got to see the hotel while in Paris in May - colour me excited! You can't actually go in to the room (that much foot traffic would undoubtably ruin it), but it's a spectacular thing to see - and to imagine staying in.
It's supposed to be traveling the world from one exotic location to the next, so keep an eye out - you may just get lucky and find yourself in a trailer for two with a glass of bubbles! (oh I wish I may I wish I might)

The walkway leading to the trailer.

The bed, with bathroom just behind.

The lounge.

The view out of the main window.

too good to eat

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How divine are these cupcakes nadja sent? It doesn't get more fab than this, but I could never bring myself to eat them...

each day

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I have to remind myself to appreciate the astounding and out-of-the-ordinary things I come across on a daily basis.