“The trouble with these here chimneys,” observed Mr. Puffet oracularly, “is that they wants sweeping.”

He was an exceedingly stout man, rendered still stouter by his costume. This had reached what, in recent medical jargon, is known as a ‘high degree of onionisation,’ consisting as it did of a greenish-black coat and trousers and a series of variegated pullovers one on top of the other, which peeped out at the throat in a graduated scale of décolleté.

“There ain’t no sweeter chimneys in the county,” pursued Mr. Puffet, removing his coat and displaying the outermost sweater in a glory of red and yellow horizontal stripes…

Busman’s Honeymoon, by Dorothy L. Sayers

 Mr. Puffet is one of my favorite things about Busman’s Honeymoon (other than Peter and Harriet and everything about them), and so I have made this silly little thing. 


"Magic in Motion". Lakshmi Menon by Prabuddha Dasgupta for Elle india  October 2008


Floki Appreciation Week - Day 7: Creator’s Choice

New Maybelline liquid eyeliner


Project of ex libris for Stanislaw Weingarten

Bruno Schulz



harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban | tilt shift

Kiki Smith, Dowry Book Insert
Dowry Book Insert , 1997

❝ When I’m asleep, dreaming and lulled and warm, —
They come, the homeless ones, the noiseless dead.
While the dim charging breakers of the storm
Bellow and drone and rumble overhead,
Out of the gloom they gather about my bed.
They whisper to my heart; their thoughts are mine.
“Why are you here with all your watches ended?
From Ypres to Frise we sought you in the Line.”
In bitter safety I awake, unfriended;
And while the dawn begins with slashing rain
I think of the Battalion in the mud.
“When are you going out to them again?
Are they not still your brothers through our blood?” ❞
—   Siegfried Sassoon, ‘Sick Leave’. (via j-august)   —

They are proud and wilful, but they are true-hearted, generous in thought and deed; bold but not cruel; wise but unlearned, writing no books but singing many songs, after the manner of the children of Men before the Dark Years.



Abakh Hoja Tomb, Burial Place Of Muhatum Ajam, Kashgar, Xinjiang, China by Eric Lafforgue on Flickr.


… and Ben Whishaw fit the bill.  He’s almost rock n roll like.  A little Keith Richards in there.  To be exact he looks like an Egon Shiele painting.  And he’s very thin and had the humor.  If you just saw him as an actor in rehearsal the sensual and sexual tension between this young, in-his-twenties actor and Helen [Mirren] was really cool.

-Julie Taymor