no holding back, i'll tell you a feeling, tonight when I see you when I'm dream dream dreaming

Daniele Buetti is a talented and accomplished artist from Switzerland. Her work ranges from photography to installation, including many other mediums. Her work is very structured and neat, though still abstract in its own way. She does a lot of mosaic style pieces that are very interesting. Her installations are one of a kind and unlike anything you've ever seen before. I'm a big fan of a project she calls "Dreams Result in More Dreams" which is a series of perforated photographic prints on aluminium lightbox. I'm not quite sure what that means/how it's done exactly, but I'd be really keen to find out since the final product looks phenomenal. Here are my favourite prints from the set:

All images taken from Daniele Buetti's website. Visit to see more of her work


please believe me, think it's hard now but it could be so easy, if you got something to say, say it now or forever keep it down

I have lots of beads and meters of chain, so I am starting some new DIY projects. Basic necklaces with one charm or a few beads are boring; I want to find other ways to use chain (ie: not just purposeful) and other ways to use beads (again, using beads for things other than to be beaded) if that makes any sense!

For example: I used a hot glue gun to stick some heart shaped beads onto a headband that I wore out for pride weekend. It was really simple and so cute!

Another idea I really like is chain collar necklaces. I've found a few pictures for ideas and inspiration (most are taken from Tumblr and unforunately I have sources for none of them) but they are pretty simple and I think I can elaborate on the idea quite a bit more.

Collar clips are another thing I might try

I desperately want to get some bone beads (I have some... maybe 4 max) so that I can do something like this. Hopefully by October!

I don't care what my teachers say, I'm gonna be a supermodel, everyone is gonna dress like me, wait and see

What do Vanna White, Cher Horowitz and Miss Penny Lane have in common?

Caboodles is a company that specializes in cosmetic organization. Ever since their birth in 1987, the company has been creating and manufacturing fashionable boxes and cases to store make up, jewellery, and more inside. Generally made of plastic, these boxes were a staple inside the household of many women throughout the late 80s and early 90s. They were so practical, available in many colours and sizes to fit your storage needs. My sister and I had one growing up, I believe it was purple and pink. There we kept our Lip Smackers, scrunchies, peel off nail polish, perfumes and more. I distinctly remember it being one of my favourite, prized possessions.

This year the company will celebrate its 25th anniversary, and to celebrate they are re releasing their original, 1987 pastel case. The very first one, this edition was titled "My first love". In September, they will be selling a limited number of 1000 cases, each priced at $25, through their Facebook page. I most certainly plan on trying to get one.

Of course, they still carry various accessories available to buy online as well as stores like Target and Wal-Mart, but they definitely aren't as cool as the tacky retro styles from over a decade ago. You can find some being sold on Ebay as well, prices ranging from $10 to $25, generally. I've asked my mom to have a look around her house to see if we still have my old Caboodles case, but my sister is quite positive it hasn't been seen in years and is probably long gone.

When I tweeted to Caboodles about how excited I was for the re-release of the original, they replied mentioning a contest through Twitter might happen, and I could win one! They reply to, it seems, almost everyone that tweets them; they must have a great social media team.

Once I did some research to find out more about Caboodles, I discovered that the original inspiration for the products were tackle boxes. Tackle boxes for fishermen, and stuff! Who knows if she was the first one to come up with this idea, but Vanna White surely popularized it when she was seen in People magazine, August issue 1986, using a Plano molding company tackle box as a make up case. Thus, Caboodles was born providing women across the world with the ultimate in style and organization. For the life of me, I can't find the said picture of Vanna White, but it did get me to thinking because I was sure I'd seen someone else before, with the same idea in mind.

Of course it was Kate Hudson's character Penny Lane in the movie Almost Famous. The queen of the band-aids, and a true inspiration to all girls, Penny Lane had made costume changes that were noted throughout the movie and became fashion inspiration to many. A few times in the movie she is seen carrying an orange and white tackle box in the place of a purse or bag. The movie was set in the 70s, a decade before Vanna White was in People magazine, but the film came out in 2000. Perhaps only the costume designer Betsy Heinmann knows for sure why they chose to have Penny to carry a tackle box. All I know is that her inspiration for the coat Penny wears was taken from Shirley MacLaine's coat from the movie The Apartment (1960).

Also, most likely because I have seen the movie so many times and know every detail, every word; I remembered that in Clueless, Cher is sitting at her desk in school with a silver Caboodle style case on her desk. Again, it was a staple for the 90s so it makes perfect sense that Miss Horowitz would have one.

For your viewing pleasure: I came across a retro Caboodles ad on YouTube and took some screenshots. I'd love to make .gifs out of 90s commercials but I'm still unsure of how to get videos from YouTube onto my computer as files. If only you could screenshot a video!


I'll go through all this before you wake up, so I can feel happier to be safe up here with you

In 2000 Björk was said to be listed as one of the worst dressed celebrities. Apparently, this was partly due to the reaction she got for one particular dress, worn to Cannes 2000 for the premiere of her movie, Dancer in the Dark.

The pink lantern dress is by designer Marjan Pejoski and critics said it looked like
she was wearing a Christmas decoration? Of course the colour is not at all festive,
but the pleating of the tulle throughout the skirt of the dress had many folds
and was almost an accordian style all around.

And quite right, it did remind me of Christmas decorations my grandmother used to have that were in the style of tissue paper lanterns. Typically described as "honeycomb" shaped, they were a popular design for ornaments in the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Of course, all references aside, I personally think it's a great dress
And it is unlike any other dress I have ever seen. Well, leave it to Björk to be a trendsetter!

P.S. how cool is this turkey decoration for Thanksgiving? I want one