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?

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.

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.

sessùn

i really like the sessùn lookbook for spring/summer 2010. oh and the clothes too, of course.

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i want to see pretty french girls smiling, not pouting. after all, they are pretty and wearing cool clothes. when you see some random person walking down the street and they’re full on smiling, doesn’t it make you smile too?

cosmic love

when i heard florence & the machine‘s single rabbit heart the first time, i was totally blown away (that warranted a number of repeat playings), and as i made my way through their album lungs i was doubly blown away by track #9 – cosmic love. this song has resurfaced in my playlist in the past week, after various discussions about it on twitter (everyone agrees, it’s a goosebump inducing & powerful tune). there doesn’t appear to be an official music video (don’t you hate that? my favourite songs never have music videos) – but here’s a very impressive live rendition anyway. if you haven’t yet, get your hands on this album!

anja mulder

another fantastic flickr discovery, anja mulder lives in the netherlands and is a freelance photographer & illustrator.

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