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Notes From the Haunted Doll’s House N° IV: The Thorny Way to Heaven

by Suzanne on July 27th, 2006


© Koitsukihime – via our beloved Trevor Brown – click to enlarge

Beloved reader,

You might have already noticed that I’m back from my voyage to Cambridge and London.

During my time in England, I

i) got invited to chase the ghost of the most haunted house in London (50 Berkeley Square – pictures will follow),

ii) got locked up in Kensal Green Cemetery for 20 minutes,

iii) made it into Ronnie Scott’s,

iv) spotted a punk hamster in Camden Town, and…

v) walked into Sotheby‘s at New Bond Street with muddy Doc Martens, a bleeding knee and a torn “L’art est inutile” shirt.

After long introspection, I came to the conclusion that England is as mental as ever.

So yes, I suppose I had a great time – even though my embalmed armadillo had to stay at home due to the strict British quarantine rules for zombie pets. *sobs*

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to some quieter time in Eastern Europe now. Tomorrow, I’ll be off to Budapest and Vienna with my brother and Gabor (here I come again, SzoborPark!).

But for now, dear reader, please steal your little sister’s doll’s house, turn all the lights off, lean back and enjoy Issue 4 of Notes From the Haunted Doll’s House.

Viszontlátásra!

In other 46.19% irrelevant news, this massive bird of prey darling little birdie landed on my balcony today and stared at me for half a minute. Cute! o_O


ENCHANTED DOLLS


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Marina Bychkova – Exquisitely detailed and finely crafted cast in porcelain.

(via Drawn!PixelSurgeon interview)


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Shary Boyle – Make sure to check out the drawing, painting, projection and illustration portfolios of this multi-talented artist too.

(via FecalFace)

HAUNTED DOLLS


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Natant – Featured at Vanilla Gallery.

(via Hugo)


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KoitsukihimeChâteau de Lune… nomen est omen.

( via Trevor Brown, c.f. image above)


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Gianni Candido – Fashion/beauty/glamour photographer experimenting rather skillfully with doll imagery.

ANATOMICAL DOLLS


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Kai Akemi – Confusing website navigation, but never-ending eye candy.

(via Doppelgänger)


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Zoe Leonard – Ingenious, life-like b/w photographs of anatomical models.

(via Mark Wallace)


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Anatomical model of a pregnant woman – An enchanting gem from the Kunstkammer Georg Laue in Munich, ca. 1680.

ROBOTIC DOLLS


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Shinichi Yamashita – Another fascinating treasure dug out by the ever-inspiring Mark Wallace.


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Hiroshi Araki – From Araki’s 1993 AstroBoy series.

→ PREVIOUSLY: Notes From the Haunted Doll’s House I | II | III

WurzelMicroUpdate™

by Suzanne on July 26th, 2006

PRO OCULIS – UPDATED PORTFOLIO SITES & E-ZINES


© Ronald Kurniawan – click to enlarge

Amy Sol | Camille Rose GarciaGez Fry | Jacob Magraw-Mickelson | James Jean (We ♥ you) | Kenneth Lavallee | Koren ShadmiKorin FaughtLens Culture | Lucien ShapiroMagnus Blomster | Marq Spusta | Moira Hahn | Ronald Kurniawan | Ruby MagSaid & DoneSchbleuh | StereoHypeWallSpankers

INTERVIEWS


© Jessica Joslin

Chris Ware Q&A (by The Chicago Sun-Times, inside blue box)

Jason Levesque interview (by Hampton Roads Underground)

Jessica Joslin interview (by Animal Magazine (PDF), pp. 78-81)

Jim Woodring interview (by Hour.ca)

Tony Millionaire interview (by Kioskerman)

Dormiens Vigila

by Suzanne on July 11th, 2006


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Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she’s half crazy
But that’s why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you’ve always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind.

Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she’s touched your perfect body with her mind.

(Excerpt from Suzanne by Leonard Cohen…)

PRO OCULIS – UPDATED PORTFOLIO SITES & E-ZINES


© Fuco Ueda – click to enlarge

A Polite WinterAndrew S. ArcontiAngie Mason | Bernard Benant | Bon GoûtBrandi Milne | CandyKiller | David HoDouglas AdeskoFuco UedaFumi Minnie NakamuraGenevieve Gauckler | IdeaFixa #1Jared Joslin¹ | Jeff JordanJeremy DowerJon FosterKen Kagami | Kenichi Hoshine | Kirsten UlveLilly Piri | Little Paper Planes | Ludovic Debeurme | MoonCruise #2Nicholas Deakin | PhireBrushPictures on Walls | Please Keep Me In Mind | Sam Weber | Scott Radke | Scott ScheidlyShift #116 | Subversive Cross StitchSymon ChowThe Creatures In My Head | Yuko Shimizu

INTERVIEWS


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Lilly Piri interview (by MookyChick)

• (Summary of) Vladimir Putin interview (by The Moscow Times)

Here’s an excerpt:

“Asked about the possible awakening of the giant mythical octopus Cthulhu, the fourth-most popular question among the more than 150,000 sent to Putin, he said that he believed something more serious was behind the question.”

NEW E-BOOKS & SCRIPTS

Aesop’s Fables (by Aesop / English / Ill.)

Reservoir Dogs (Movie script by Quentin Tarantino / English)

The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar (by Maurice Leblanc / English)

PSYCHICK WEBSITE OV THEE DAY

Budujemy Społeczności – Errm… I don’t have a fucking clue what this website is about and I think even a Polish interpreter wouldn’t be any help. But it sure warped my fragile little mind. o_O

RES INTERNA

I.) I’ll be in Cambridge and London – where I’ll hopefully meet Corran and Mike again – from tomorrow till July 23 and in Budapest with my brother from July 27 onwards. I don’t know when I’ll be back yet. If you’re in Cambridge, London or Budapest and always wanted me to give you an autograph on your boobies/bum, don’t hesitate to email me. I do this all the time and I’ll even bring my own pen.

II. a) Stoopid ThunderBird® lost all the email addresses that were in my newsletter directory. Sorry about that. But who needs newsletters anyway in these days of shiny RSS feeds?

II. b) Sorry that I didn’t get any time to reply to all your fanmail, but I have two terribly stressful weeks behind me. My apologies go out to Alex, Rik, Jessica, and all the others who mailed but didn’t get replies. Sowwy… Also, I haven’t forgotten about the print project, dear Kate. I’ll contact you a.s.a.p.

III.) K. Louise! Your prints arrived this very instant! They’re beautiful! I’m in awe. Thank you!

IV.) Reason Nr. 138946 why I want to marry Stéphane Blanquet.

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