appreciate please

i just wanted to let you know that i have started a tumblr called appreciate please. it’s basically a way for me to bookmark and save mostly fashion & style related stuff (which i know many people aka men find boring – so if that’s your thing head on over). naturally things also take a bit of a vintage slant because i can’t flippen help myself, so it’s a mixed bag really.

2010

if you don’t live in south africa or you’re not a football (aka soccer) fan, you probably don’t know or don’t care that the football world cup is in 22 days (you’d be one of a small percentage, if that’s the case). ever since we were nominated as hosts in 2004 world cup 2010 has been coming out of our ears – and by now you’re either on the edge of your seat with excitement or you just want it to be over (or both). i personally haven’t paid too much attention, and never thought i would ever do a football 2010 post – until i saw these posters.

flora

photos of flowers can be a bit hum drum, especially if you’ve seen one too many macro shots… but this series of photographs is amazing, like little pieces of art.

victoriana

david taylor has a great photo collection of victorian houses in the united states, along with an incredible knowledge of the history behind the different styles. aaaaah dream houses, i tell you.

best dressed

did you hear that? it’s the sound of carey mulligan in prada, knocking it out of the park at cannes

buttermilk fried chicken

for the first installment of our food series, jess wanted to try a buttermilk fried chicken recipe that didn’t smack of KFC. this isn’t the usual fare at nook, which is probably one of the reasons it was so appealing to make, plus it was a perfect sunny saturday and we had cold beers in the fridge. what goes best with cold beers? fried chicken. you’ll need:

holy wow

still contemplating tattoos (i’ll probably never get one). amanda johnson‘s tat is pretty amazing though…

balto building

greg martin did an awesome renovation of this old building in minneapolis, taking 2 years to turn it from a run down warehouse-like commercial building into 2 residential units (one of which he settled in with his daughter) and one commercial unit, to supplement his income. impressive & so beautifully done…