May 2010

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it’s cold outside

so, i really liked sharing my first playlist with you and was super happy when i got a few nice people telling me they enjoyed it. here is installment number two. something happy and upbeat to get you through this sudden plunge into winter (even though winter makes me happy anyway, but this music just makes things sweeter).

download the mix here, the song list is as follows:

  1. mumford & sons – winter winds
  2. band of horses – dilly
  3. the morning benders – i wanna be like you (jungle book cover)
  4. fanfarlo – what makes you think you’re the one
  5. pelle carlberg – clever girls like clever boys mucher more than clever boys like clever girls
  6. laura marling – crawled out of the sea (interlude)
  7. thao & the get down, stay down – bag of hammers
  8. rogue wave – solitary gun
  9. albert hammond jr. – holiday
  10. shiny toy guns – season of love
  11. human highway – all day

image courtesy olivia megalis

head scarf

we’ve had a week of lovely blustery rainy cape winter weather and i’ve had to drag around umbrellas that i keep forgetting everywhere and wearing rainjackets with hoodies that don’t fit or stay on my head (i don’t even have an exceptionally large head!). toying with the idea of a head scarf…

canadian pulp & paper

this was the canadian pulp & paper stand at the 67 expo held in montreal forests affect man and his world profoundly. paper, for which the forests produce raw material, is the principal tool man uses to record his thoughts. this is the theme of the canadian pulp and paper…

this & this

this old map & this painting by axel nilsson (which is currently on auction for close to R250,000 if you’re interested)


thaya keeps reminding me of the amazing stuff at vamp. flip. luckily i don’t live in cape town, only because if i did i’d probably be swinging past their shop all the time and bankrupting myself. in my dreams i’d be the owner of… … this liquor cabinet, so i could feel…


has anyone seen cracks yet? i’ve been wanting to watch it mostly because of eva green (i don’t like the term girl crush because it’s kind of annoying… but yes, girl crush). the movie looks really intense, but has stunning visuals & the costume design looks impeccable.


i discovered this tumblr filled with old playboy photos from the 50s & 60s (and some 70s). it’s all very tame, sweet & nice to look at (though many images are not suitable for work – boobs). if playboy was still like this, i would buy it.

lady on the water

lady in the water, taken in 1947 for harper’s bazaar (no photoshop, guaranteed) and the weirdest thing, as i was writing this post this song started playing on my ipod [audio:] lady on the water by blitzen trapper. image via shorpy

creamy highlights

daily paintings inspired by an image from the sartorialist clockwise from left: the sartorialist ; frederic leighton – gulnihal (1886) ; warren williams – conway castle

henry diltz

henry diltz is a musician & photographer who captured  some of the most famous musicians of the 60s and 70s on film, and was the official photographer for woodstock 1969. he is still active today.

the giant

i’m not usually a fan of the fantasy photoshop, but this image by spanish photographer ibai acevedo made me look twice