And in more Joy Division news, I have been patiently awaiting the release of Control since I first heard rumblings in London last summer. Control is the Ian Curtis biopic, for those of you not familiar. Control was based on the memoir Touching from a Distance, written by his wife Deborah Curtis. It was directed by Anton Corbijn, who also directed the infamous video for Atmosphere.
The whole movie was shot in black and white and perfectly captured the essence of Manchester in the late 70s (or so I read, obviously I was not around then..) It was beautiful, the actors were supremely talented (and perfectly cast!), the "Joy Divison" performances (the actors played the instruments themselves) were spot-on. More than anything, the film humanizes Ian Curtis, rather than perpetuating his reputation as rock legend and icon.
And in Crafty News (I am painfully aware of what little of it there has been, but if you ever want to see what crafty things I'm up to, visit the Adorn Mag Blog, where I update almost daily (it is my job, after all!)) I have been busy making candles and envelopes for an application to the Bust Craftacular. My coworker Nikki and I are applying together.
Envelopes made from Vintage Sheet Music.
Soy Owl Candles, they will smell like Cedar or a vanilla/cinnamony/very "Autumn" smell, what do you think?
I have also been busy at work on a Craftster swap! This is my first one, and we are exchanging hand made scarves. Obviously, I can't post my progress in case she sees!
Today I'm going to this: Learning to Love You More, Miranda July's colloboration project, coming to life at the Journal Gallery in Williamsburg.
happy weekend, xo