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None of these images are my own. Rather they offer a personal collection of photos I like, that catch my eye and are inspiring, or simply beautiful. Perhaps just an image I can't resist. I hope you enjoy and thanks for visiting - Fiona

Posts I Like

Gadhimai

I just signed a petition - a few petitions, but here’s one - to say a loud ‘NO’ to the Gadhimai slaughter festival. A friend on FB just posted about this. I had no idea this went on, at this level, to this extent. It’s horrific. The images are too graphic for me to share here. You’ll find the information and petition via this link. This is about ending barbaric practices. Once you know about something like this, you can’t simply ‘unknow’ it. We’re all part of humanity and this is simply not human.

Please take a moment to have a look and, if you feel moved to do so, please show your support by signing the petition. 

Thank you.

Has anyone been to see this? - A Most Wanted Man, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe and Rachel McAdams, directed by Anton Corbijn. Went last night. It’s a fantastic film - unshowy, intelligent, almost old school in style if contemporary in subject, and wonderfully performed.
On Hoffman, I liked this from Tim Robey’s review in The Telegraph: ‘Like so many other Hoffman characters, his Günther Bachmann is a stifled, almost ruinously intelligent and lonely being. He hulks, he shuffles, he measures his words – delivered in a clipped, curious Teutonic accent you believe belongs to one man alone – with a waiting-game precision. Even by the actor’s remarkable standards, Hoffman’s wheezing authority is lavishly mesmerising in this: it’s legitimately one of his three or four greatest performances, and as you start to deduce how great it is, you feel his loss keenly and afresh.’
Couldn’t have put it better. Go see this if you get the chance.
Photo via The Telegraph; see the trailer here.

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Has anyone been to see this? - A Most Wanted Man, with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe and Rachel McAdams, directed by Anton Corbijn. Went last night. It’s a fantastic film - unshowy, intelligent, almost old school in style if contemporary in subject, and wonderfully performed.

On Hoffman, I liked this from Tim Robey’s review in The Telegraph: ‘Like so many other Hoffman characters, his Günther Bachmann is a stifled, almost ruinously intelligent and lonely being. He hulks, he shuffles, he measures his words – delivered in a clipped, curious Teutonic accent you believe belongs to one man alone – with a waiting-game precision. Even by the actor’s remarkable standards, Hoffman’s wheezing authority is lavishly mesmerising in this: it’s legitimately one of his three or four greatest performances, and as you start to deduce how great it is, you feel his loss keenly and afresh.’

Couldn’t have put it better. Go see this if you get the chance.

Photo via The Telegraph; see the trailer here.

thelifestyleeditor:

I have long been a fan of the tile collections produced by Fired Earth, and their latest new additions don’t disappoint. They take their inspiration for their designs from far and wide, including far flung destinations such as Morocco, Malta, Shanghai and Stockholm. From the quirky new hexagons in the Graphix range, the classic Marrakech vibe of Ourika to the encaustic Valletta tile, inspired by a 16th century home in Malta, their range is ever expanding and always inspiring. Accompanied by beautiful lifestyle photography, take a look at their new collections here.

thelifestyleeditor:

Taking her first solo camping trip at the age of 14 and setting out on a month-long 600km canoe trip through the northern-most point of Ontario, Natasha Wittke was destined to design paddles! Being an artist and keen canoeist has proven to be the perfect formula for designing her cherry wood paddles, which are hand finished in her Montreal-based studio. Named after a tiny Algonquinesque island, nestled in the cool waters of Lake Huron, (where she took that first camping trip) Norquay Co. was launched in 2013 and the combination of Natasha’s Northern heritage and extensive back-country canoeing adventures have played a huge part in the influence of the designs behind each of the paddle series.  Though they are not recommended for the rigours of extended wilderness trips, they are great for cruising around lakes on day trips or perfect for gracing your walls at home, or even in your lakeside retreat. With each purchase, you also receive a complimentary handmade leather paddle harness. See more of Natasha’s designs here and follow on Instagram here. Interior images © Leslee Mitchell

Love these. I’d display these on a wall.