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Undeniable. Always beautiful, Lanier Smith always conjures memories as if they were happening before your eyes….this anecdote of Marilyn Monroe, the spell of Hollywood, and the death of our idols simply caught {theEye}.

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SCENTS MEMORY

When Clark Gable, my mothers childhood idol died in 1961 I saw my mother cry for the first time…and I didn’t understand why. A year later I understood.

(little me)

Early on the Sunday Morning of August 5 1962 I was sitting at the breakfast table eating a bowl of Trix.  With Motion Picture magazine open before me, I was reading all about the adventures of Liz and Dick in Rome. That summer I was so engrossed in the incredible drama and getting a real education at twelve all about morals and Hollywood, and how mean the ladies on my block could be about a divorcee. Liz and my Mother were the most famous divorced women that anyone on my block knew of. Between them they kept the hens of Orchid Street clucking and pecking for hours.  Suddenly in a crackly transistor radio second  Shelly Fabares’ Johnny Angel was cut off by the announcer. “Actress Marilyn Monroe was…

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E.O.F. Photoblast: The Perils of a Mask


As we spend our waking days on the open road, we come across so many new faces any given sunday.  Each with a story, and a depth of compassion unique to each individual.

If one common thread runs true, it’s the restraint one can take to fit the ‘norm’.  We’re constantly encouraging our readers to do away with this mask of normality, and craft a new facade, mirror’d in your own image.  With qualities unique and true.

Time holds no barred, because this is a tale as old as time.  Make your mark, and proudly wear the mask of yourself while starring back at your own destiny.  Head no fear, temptation will be near.  The strength you have in diversity will always stand beside you in your courage.

Old photographs tell the oldest tales perhaps the loudest.  With mystery behind the eye’s, story’s we’ll never truly get to hear,  yet an expression of a mask telling every detail.

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

-Oscar Wilde

So head our words, the world is full of so many pressures today, and it seems like everyday the numbers are growing, so the last thing you need is adding yourself to the equation! JUST DO YOU!

Find what makes you happy, and what sets you apart, then just let the freak flags fly. For two thousand years we have been obsessed with being unhappy with ourselves, and it’s about time we start to change that!

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Music Minute: “Rainbow Connection” – Debbie Harry and Kermit


Over 20 years ago, Debbie Harry made a solo appearance on Jim Henson’s, “The Muppets Show”.  Taking on comedy sketches and a duo of ‘Blondie’s’ hits, the blonde siren shined amongst the motley crew of green boy scout muppets.   Truly sensational, sandwiched in a season of star hosts, the like of Diana Ross and Paul Simon, the new wave rocker let her hair down and had a lot of fun in Episode 509 of “The Muppet Show” in 1980.

We proudly bring you a clip of Ms Harry performing “Rainbow Connection”, one of the most iconic Muppet anthems, with the one and only, Kermit the Frog.  The Bombshell plays down any knowledge of knowing Kermit’s famed song, until the two come together for a beautiful rendition of “Rainbow Connection”.

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Never Give All The Heart – W.B.Yeats

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NEVER give all the heart, for love
Will hardly seem worth thinking of
To passionate women if it seem
Certain, and they never dream
That it fades out from kiss to kiss;
For everything that’s lovely is
But a brief, dreamy. Kind delight.
O never give the heart outright,
For they, for all smooth lips can say,
Have given their hearts up to the play.
And who could play it well enough
If deaf and dumb and blind with love?
He that made this knows all the cost,
For he gave all his heart and lost.”

 .ixi.


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W.B. Yeats


Marilyn Monroe Photographed by Andrew De Dienes.

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Commercial Break: “Don’t Bother to Knock” (1952)

Starring Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft and the irreplaceable Marilyn Monroe, in her days as a fledgling star on the rise.  We’ve recently had the opportunity to catch up with this feature and rediscover one of Ms Monroe’s truest shining moments in cinematic history.

This role would spark Marilyn’s intrigue with the practice of method acting, and Marilyn’s world would never be the same again.  Stress and nerves would upset the actress so badly, causing her to allegedly vomit before every scene.  Delicate and beautiful, She’d go on to find ways of managing her nerves only to leave herself unhinged and unsettled.

Femme Fatale.

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I Can See! I Can See The Eye!!

There is something to be said about what can be seen, and there isn’t very much to say when you can’t see at all.  We are taking a closer look at a Cat Eye, or Horn-rim.  A  bug-eye or no rim?? What are we talking about? Why, the wonderful world of corrective eye-wear!

Dating back to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, we find the first known case of ‘magnification’ depicted as ‘simple glass meniscal lenses’.  Evolving further to the days of Emperor Nero of Rome, when a globe or glass was filled with water to aid in enlarging small written text, it is also said that Nero would watch the Gladiatorial Games using an Emerald as a corrective lens.
Personnel style does not take a back seat when it comes to sporting frames for focusing.  Invented for the genuinely blind,  but manufactured in gross nowadays with plain plastic lenses for modern-day hipsters. We’ve taken a journey through decades to discover just how far we’ve come.  Glasses for fashion, glasses to see, but most importantly, a pair to focus on you and me.


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Photoblast: Women of The Eye of Faith


The social climate is changing, women no longer are merely muses.  They run the world! And we have to say we were a part of the women’s lib movement, right beside Gloria Steinem, we would know Adam from Eve!  The subtlety of the light touch, with a floral aroma so delicate to match.  We enjoy having the divine around morning, noon, and night.


But nothing is simply handed to a gal. It can be a struggle to get power in our chauvinistic world.  Men still out-seat women in congress.  Men are still sitting in the big corporate chairs of big Industry.  There is a blatant theme where we watch power go to the head of a man.  A power which truly only a women should handle.  Dare we say, we may have passed on Nuclear Fusion in pursuit of global free energy?

Theories are theories, but this we know: women are strong, and lovely all at once.  What would the world be without the mothers to the young, and guardians of the heart?  We shudder to think, but we take some time to share this collection with you all today.  Women of the Eye of Faith: strong, defiant and beautifully bold.  From all walks of life, they walked right up to our front door and into our heart. This one’s a doozy so buckle in and enjoy.


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PhotoBlast: Music Lovers of Every Generation


We take in the soundtrack of daily life, like it or not.  It’s handed out and eaten up.  But what we don’t tune out, sometimes can bring us true bliss.  We find ourselves groovin’ on this collection of pictures and decided to share our buzz with you.   Images through the eras, of music lovers like both you and me.


Any favourites?
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Dreams, Nightmares and Fantasies


Tuck your ambition where no one will notice, or wear it one your sleeve!  Only you can decide how you’d like to carry on through this life.  This is a destiny you’ve been planning in the pit of your own subconscious for many nights now!  Deem yourself worthy of being a hero and envision the future waiting around the corner, your destiny is your own to fulfill.


“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
Oscar Wilde


But be forewarned, the demons come out at night to play and to feast.  They harvest our hopes and turn dreams to waking anxiety.   A dream has turned to nightmare in what seemed like a flash, now arousing feelings horror and distress.  But you are more powerful than creature of the dark.  Fight or flight? Do we deem ourselves worthy of accomplishing the many feats which plague us?  Imperfectly conscious, the truth will be told.

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”
Edgar Allan Poe


There is an energy within our dreams which fuels our ambitions.  A strong desire to accomplish more than which greats us each morning, leaving us yearning for more each night.  A fantasy of a richer tomorrow, where dreams are bright, where we won’t see a fright.  We must battle the darkness as it comes to reap our hopes and prayers.

The demons are listening,  we must cast away any doubt!  Stay strong in our fantasies and remember, don’t be afraid of the doubt.

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Glamour, Glitter, Fashion, and Pills!

The glamour, the fashion, the fame! The lives of the rich and famous sure seems fabulous, but it seems clear to us there is a lot of pressure once you’re on top. Everybody else is doing it… you may think it would help you network, or maybe feel more relaxed.   But when it comes down to it, there are too many ‘yes men’ in this alienating industry. It’s no surprise that substance abuse, be it alcohol or chemical, has become far too prevalent in our time. But pop that pill! If it’s perscribed, it must mean that it’s tailor made for your condition… whatever that condition may be, right?

We want to take you back to a time of “female hysteria” in the early 1900’s, when women were not only condemned as being over emotional and erratic, but the most plausible solution is that these women had cravings their husbands were not fulfilling. So naturally the cure for a over hyped women’s libido was to get ‘some’. Now, its the ‘what’ of the ‘some’ you may be asking, will she ‘get’?? Well, back in the day, the good doctor only needed his own two hands, maybe even just a finger, to help satisfy a women’s cravings. This was the logic then, though most doctors are less hands on today.

Now we look back on this with a horrendous idea of what our society was, but the reality is, it was not too long ago!! These women trusted their doctors, who of course are educating themselves daily, constantly learning new techniques, and being fed tactics from ‘higher up’ declaring the latest craze to hit the medical world. Be it a snake acid injected into the skin to help alleviate age, penicillin, or some kind of sedative promised to kill or calm whatever isnt letting you ‘feel good’ so you can feel a hell of a lot better feeling nothing at all!

Anxiety and depression are curable with a pill, if you live in North America.  Yet astonishingly in poorer nations where water and food is a luxury, the population riddled with anxiety doesn’t seem to exist. We’re so distracted by our worlds innovations, we’re loosing the concept of finding simple joy.

We all have witnessed someone we love battle with their own content.  We are bombarded by countless pressures telling us that what we have isn’t enough. Whether it’s the stresses of our mundane work day, or a quiet ambition driving us to be the perfect version of ourselves, we have become brainwashed to believe that it’s wrong to be unhappy.

In truth, its the up’s and downs of our lives which give us humility. But answers are handed out far too quickly in the form of a prescription. Sure seems like the best remedy for a mild case of celebrity is some kind of a numbing pain killer.

The influence of our prescription bound society is not only evident through tragedy but also found in modern art works.  Back in 2002, Lullaby Spring, a humungous display of  6136 hand painted pills by Damien Hirst recently sold for whopping 22.8 Million Dollars. More recently, we can find work by Beverly Fishman, where pill play has a major role in the efficacy of the Art piece called “Pill Spill“.

We are not suggesting a complete rebellion against the North American healthcare system (necessarily), but we do suggest readers look deeper than their prescription slip. Often if investigated, the ‘discovery’ or ‘root’ of so many modern ailments, are shrouded in as much mystery as the illness itself. It’s disheartening to think that a system which is structured to take care of us, is actually striking fear into us, and draining us of all logic and dollars.

Ingesting something synthetic asking for a cure will not save us, we must embrace what is true to our experiences as we go through them. Trust that tomorrow will be a brand new day.

R.I.P. We love you Whitney.
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