February, 2010

on the beach

on the beach is a collection of super large format images by american photographer richard misrach, taken from a room in a high rise hotel in hawaii over the course of 3 years.

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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.

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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?

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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:

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

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more? ok.  gazelle: (dutch)

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

skeppshult: (swedish)

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pashley: (british)

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

velorbis: (danish)

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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.

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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 Continue Reading →

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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.

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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.

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roberto farruggio

roberto farruggio is a 21 year old self-taught photographer & second year graphic design student

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sessùn

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

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