fantastic mr fox is just as amazing as i thought it would be. i’m not going to get into it, because i think you should just watch it yourself as soon as you can. i laughed myself silly at almost every moment in this movie, but perhaps the funniest bit was when a south african accent just popped up out of nowhere. typical wes anderson humour, i suppose.
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i really really loved this film, and it warrants many more views just to appreciate every detail and nuance. if it doesn’t get nominated for an academy award, it’ll be a cussing shame i tells ya.
Angus Hyland was commissioned to design the book to accompany Fantastic Mr Fox, the latest film by Wes Anderson. Hyland and his team were given an overwhelming array of materials with which to work. These included: Wes Anderson’s drawings, along with his annotated scripts; pictures of props, sets and puppets; the Chaffin illustrations; stills from the film; concept designs and character development drawings; material swatches for costumes; and technical drawings and interviews with Wes and Eric Anderson, Jason Schwartzman and Liccy Dahl.
i won’t make a habit of posting youtube videos, but this song has resurfaced in my playlist this past week and has enjoyed numerous repeat plays once again (it’s in the top ten most played songs on my ipod). cute video, too.
i discovered this rad little gem hidden in the depths of a bookcase at my parent’s house (as you do). it was printed in paarl in 1959. the entire thing is illustrated by roman waher, who i unfortunately can’t find any more information on (sometimes the internet doesn’t have all the answers, who knew?). after a bit of digging around all i could i could find out was that he contributed to a number of other africana books.
my twitter & rss feed exploded with unhappy hipsters yesterday. this is too funny not to mention. “it’s lonely in the modern world”… whoever writes the captions deserves a high five.
jeesy, i haven’t done a music post in a while! come to think of it, i was working on a timeline of the music that shaped my life (when i say timeline and working, i mean me flipping through my old CD collection) – but that soon turned into a mini-essay and i decided i wouldn’t bore you with such inanities.
well, this is one of the songs that i would include on my music history list. funkdoobiest – rock on was on almost constant repeat sometime during 1998. it’s a stellenbosch / cape town / beach / sundowners / road trip tune.
perhaps you’ve noticed things look a bit different around here, that’s because i’ve implemented a brand spanking sparkly shiny new look . the layout is a bit simpler – with all the categories and archives far easier to navigate. this mini-makeover left me with precious little time to do an actual post… but things will be back to normal soon, i promise.
i would love and appreciate any comments and feedback.
kirsty mitchell is a fashion designer slash photographer from london whose photos i discovered on flickr.