haasbroek t-shirts

remember the Z-A series by jaco haasbroek? well, he’s submitted a design to threadless that shows the entire character alphabet and people need to vote for it so it can be printed. i would personally LOVE this on a t-shirt!

http://i.imgur.com/fJ0gF.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/uzxvq.jpg

so please hop over to threadless and vote

update! the t-shirts were printed, yay. go here to buy.


lovis corinth

Women’s Half-portrait with Straw Hat (1898)Lovis Corinth

i’ve decided to start doing a daily painting post. i don’t think it warrants an explanation, it’s just that i like paintings a lot.

bicycles

i already have a bicycle (which i love – it’s a black & white cruiser with white tyres) but i just can’t help looking at bicycle sites. the latest one, which my brother sent me, is globe bicycles. there’s something about white/cream tyres that makes everything classier, non?

http://i.imgur.com/HqVtX.jpg

then i took a trip through my bookmarks (i have the most ridiculous folder called “things to buy” – full of things i could never actually afford to buy) and dug up this gem of a company that i was perving over a while ago – probably my favourite of all – abici italia:

http://i.imgur.com/BvBS5.jpg

then there’s also workcycles – they have these classic dutch city bikes called oma & opa:

http://i.imgur.com/5d480.jpg

more? ok.  gazelle: (dutch)

http://i.imgur.com/Cv12O.jpg

skeppshult: (swedish)

http://i.imgur.com/8NeHL.jpg

pashley: (british)

http://i.imgur.com/sf6X6.jpg

velorbis: (danish)

http://i.imgur.com/9XHYw.jpg

sögreni (danish)

http://i.imgur.com/Wtc1I.jpg

and there are probably loads more i don’t even know about…. i wish everybody cycled (to commute, i’m not talking lycra-clad road hogging cyclists). if south african cities & towns were more bike friendly it would be a dream. like copenhagen.

fast, fresh & green

one of my favourite illustrators/designers, jessica hische, did the design for this new cookbook of vegetarian dishes – fast fresh & green by susie middleton. definitely the kind of recipe book i’d buy as i am partial to fast yet healthy food. i’m the kind of girl who’d buy a tub of hummus and find things to dip into it, rather than actually going to the effort of cooking an entire meal. it’s not that i’m a bad cook (i’d like to think the contrary) it’s just that sometimes i am extraordinarily lazy.

that being said, i did some googling around and found a couple of pages of the book over at scripd, which gives you a taste of some of the recipes. the design

silky soft doo wop wonders

the fleetwoods – come softly to me (1959)

i’m not sure where i heard this song the first time, perhaps in the background of a video on youtube. but i LOVE it. sometimes doo-wop can be slightly annoying, but this is just right – would perfectly accompanying a scene in mad men.

pigeon post

beautifully illustrated valentines cards by canadian design company vanguard works, under their paperie label pigeon post. based on the theme of undying love.  inspired by myths, folklores & ancient stories from around the world.

http://i.imgur.com/oE9Gr.jpg