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Memphis Dasch_Art Deco teaset Japan sprinkles pattern

So what exactly does this piece, Memphis by Dasch Japan

Gracelands souvenir, miniature blue suede shoes

and this piece from Memphis, a souvenir from Gracelands, have in common?
Not so much. Considering the post-modern Milan-originated movement [1981-1985]  had nothing to do with the city of Memphis, or The King or blue suede shoes.

But Kitschness? Yes. After decades of modernist doctrine, the Memphis group liberated  themselves from the confines of smart, but soulless ‘good taste’ in design. They experimented with uncoventional materials, historic forms, kitsch geometric motifs and gaudy colours.

geometric pattern red black white

Ettore Sottsass, the leader of Memphis design was ‘quoting from suburbia’. ‘Memphis is not new, Memphis is everywhere.’

Like the polarising Memphis movement, where you were either for it, or against it,  Mrs Mia Wallace [Uma Thurman] in a deleted scene from Pulp Fiction, makes a similar definitive statement:  you are either an Elvis person or a Beatles person.


fat baby Elvis lookalike_side

Although I’m a massive John Lennon fan, I think it’s fair to say I’ve been influenced by the latter Memphis King from an early age. Uh-huh, that’s me. Rock on fat baby girl Elvis. Sadly I lost the shock of black  hair…

But I do have some blue suede shoes [full size too], my second pair as someone souvenired the first ones on a film shoot. Rude.
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes… 

I hope I didn’t bore you too much with my life story.
Elvis Presley


So what kind of person are you? And what do you think of that tea set?
Thank you, thank you very much…

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What’s the most feminist cheese in the world?
Germaine Gruyere.

Mouse Knife Cheese Spreader

What hotel do mice stay in?
The Stilton.
Handmade Silver Thai Mouse cheese knife.
Bought in a lovely silverware shop Khao Lak. Lost their card unfortunately.

The very lovely super friendly Thai shop girl asked the 4 of us to pose for a photo, then got us holding a quite strange and very large silver basket. She was so sweet, we just went with it. We suspect the pic is on the inter web somewhere, the shop has a website but we can’t remember the name and no luck on the Google. Wondering how ridiculous we look…

The terms Big Wheel and Big Cheese originally referred to those who were wealthy enough to purchase a whole wheel of cheese.

mouse_cheese knife rest white cheese plate platter

Worry is today’s mice nibbling on tomorrow’s cheese.
Are you groaning yet? Well I did say more cheese…

Silver knife rest
1 of set 2 x small porcelain plates

small wooden cheese board with 4 china cheese markers vintage modern

…boy he can please us like four kinds of cheeses…
L-A-C-H-L-A-N  by Your Wedding Night


Set 4 Cheese Markers
Small Wooden palette

+extra cheese

What did the blind man say after being handed a cheese grater?
That’s the most violent book I’ve ever read.

Cheese Grater by Stanislav Katz.
Image source: Design Boom


And the last bite…
my favourite scene in a movie involving cheese. If you got any others/better ones let’s hear it, please.

Royale with Cheese

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