cussing fantastic

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.

wines of the cape

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.

rock on

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.

aah, that new blog smell

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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.

wonderland

kirsty mitchell is a fashion designer slash photographer from london whose photos i discovered on flickr.

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probably the most impressive thing about these photos (besides the fact that they are so cool), is that she designed all the clothes herself, researched all the hair & make-up and all the “effects” are real. you can see all the behind the scene photos & stories at her blog.

maska

oooooh knits! jerseys! cardigans! flip, i can’t wait for winter again. i am very impatient with the seasons – summer especially (i love it, but once we’re in the thick of it i usually will it to be over as soon as possible). winter, however, can stay. and this wonderful knitwear from new swedish label maska (created by maria svensson & lisa leierth) can stay, too.