February 2010

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Portrait of Lillah McCarthy (1920) – Ambrose McEvoy {image source}

hunting high & low

i have precious little time to do anything today, so i’m resorting to a shameless what i found on flickr recently post. [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source] [source]


small is cool

if you choose to live on your own as a young person (and i say this assuming that you don’t earn major bucks or perhaps you live in an expensive city – or both) you will probably be faced with the reality of renting a studio apartment. unless you’re an…


happy pancake day

i woke up this morning and it was raining. yay, said me. i love the rain, mostly because it’s the anti-heat (and i loathe heat) plus it also brings that lovely aaah smell in the air. it’s also pancake weather. that was our family tradition (is it yours, too?) -…

frances may

frances may is a shop in portland, oregon that sells womenswear (and some menswear too) from designers such as vena cava, rachel comey, mociun, alexander wang and more.


Portrait of Elizy (1905) – Stanisław Wyspiański actually a pastel, ho hum (should this be a daily art post? no, too broad). highly recommend googling him for more pastelly goodness.

peter baker

i agonized for about 5 seconds over whether i had posted about peter baker before (i’m pretty sure i haven’t, but my tagging can be sporadic). even if i have – these photographs warrant a second look. and a third & fourth etc. i just love them, especially his images of iceland (what is with me and iceland?). i could hardly pick my top photos to feature, so please go over to his flickr and have a gander.

he also sums up his sentiments on film vs digital quite nicely:

If it didn’t look a million times better, I wouldn’t bother with it (film). Of course it’s subjective, but film looks more like what I saw when I made the photo. Plus, I like making decisions about what my photo will look like before I take it, rather than monkeying for hours on the computer to try and recreate what I saw. Photography is what I do to get away from the ‘puter, digital just makes for more sitting down time.

homer every day

i’m sure you’ve all seen this video. what i didn’t know was that the simpsons parodied it (what an honour!) i laughed at the youtube credits at the end. if i ever had to make something like this, i would put the happiest music in the background. seriously, no one’s…

head first

it took me a while to warm up to goldfrapp. i think i had my fall in love moment when listening to happiness at full blast on that leafy drive from the southern suburbs over the mountain to hout bay (if you know cape town, you’ll know).


i have high hopes for their new album head first – due out march 22nd. these songs should be listened to with good headphones (or in a car with an excellent sound system, whilst taking a leafy drive).

goldfrapp – rocket

goldfrapp – believer

Una, Lady Troubridge

Una, Lady Troubridge (1924) – Romaine Brooks i love this portrait, so delightfully eccentric. and her name is just perfect – UNA.