in the dark

“I see thee better in the dark / I do not need a light.” – Emily Dickinson

photo from 15 Cents Photography


The Count

From 40 Interesting Facts About Vampires:

The Muppet vampire, Count von Count from Sesame Street, is based on actual vampire myth. One way to supposedly deter a vampire is to throw seeds (usually mustard) outside a door or place fishing net outside a window. Vampires are compelled to count the seeds or the holes in the net, delaying them until the sun comes up.

Locked Illusions Photography

In the spirit of my previous post “Zombie Mums & Tots” I’ve found an incredible, adorable photography company based in Houston, Texas.

It started when I found this photograph on…

…and decided that any future children of mine have a mighty good chance of looking like this every Christmas.

The company responsible for the photo is called Locked Illusions and you can see their site here. It’s run by Brittany & Benjamin Bentine and they specialise in children & family photography.

Their finished photographs have a gorgeous gothic/fantasy/rockabilly/steampunk vibe and while I understand that some people might expect something more traditional when photographing children, I think it’s genius. The technical knowledge behind the images is obvious – the lighting, the composition, the locations – and the makeup and costumes are really beautiful. Everything works perfectly together to create each scene.


Reimagined movie posters

What if your favourite films had been made 50 years ago?

“Drive” with James Dean instead of Ryan Gosling, “Die Hard” with Leonard Nimoy instead of Bruce Willis, “The Terminator” with Steve McQueen instead of Arnold Schwarzenegger…

Check out this original post to see “Avatar” with William Shatner, “Fifth Element” with Sean Connery and “Superman” with John Wayne, among others.


hand soap

Tiny little soaps in the shape of tiny little hands!

Available from Etsy and mentioned on Jezebel


Shy Batman

I’ve been AWOL for a few days as I’m starting up a new business which is taking up most of my time. It’s an odd experience as it depends entirely on people joining, so I have to go out of my way to convince them it’s a good idea.

On the one hand, I’m essentially the face of the company and I have to be happy-smiley-confident-I’ll talk to anyone.

On the other hand, I’m painfully shy so there are a lot of moments when I wonder why I ever thought this was a good idea.

this is why I don’t like Twilight

Excerpts from Reasoning With Vampires