June 2010

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highest bidder

if i had serious money to burn & i actually knew how to work an auction, i’d bid on some pretty things at bukowski’s

dadda

dadda

my dad as a youngster…. happy father’s day love love love xoxo

air dita

i’m so tied up with real & personal work right now that i’ve neglected to blog anything worthwhile in the past few days. unfortunately that will continue for a couple more days as i look forward to a busy weekend and attending my first ever big sporting event (aka fifa…

doo wop

my copy of the miseducation of lauryn hill was basically the soundtrack to my life when i was 15 (as well as the fugees, actually). to the point where not only did i know the words to all the songs, but i knew the words of the interludes of the…

we’ll always have mexico

the mood across SA is a bit sad this morning (if you don’t follow the world cup…) and even though its technically not over for bafana yet, some people’s optimism has wained considerably since that awesome opening game against mexico. but my spirit isn’t broken, because i haven’t seen the…

02 june is nice

june is nice

a new music mix for you! mostly newish music, but one old (superb) paul simon tune thrown in for good measure. song list is as follows: the shins – goodbye girl arcade fire – the suburbs good old war – my own sinking ship fanfarlo – atlas she & him…

land art

i have always really loved land art (strijdom van der merwe is a particular favourite), and i know some people might scoff at the concept but most of the time i find it more interesting to look at than traditional sculpture… perhaps it’s just my tiny inner hippy that finds…

want to buy some art?

sotheby’s is having an auction of impressionist & modern art on 22 june. thought i’d pick out my favourites and see what they’re going for…

henri matisse – oudalisques jouant aux dames : £10,000,000 – £15,000,000

andré derain – arbres a collioure : £9,000,000 – £14,000,000

edouard manet – bouquet de pivoines : £4,000,000 – £6,000,000

egon schiele – portrait of eva freund : £250,000 – £350,000

brrrrrr

as i type this it’s 6.4°C outside (and i’m cursing myself for leaving my fingerless gloves at home). i visited one of my best friends the other day and her gran had left her a genuine fur coat in her will (i think it was… leopard? it was some kind of hectic big cat fur). i tried it on and even though it was lovely and warm i felt really, really wrong wearing it and had to take it off after not even a minute. perhaps if i lived as an inuit wearing fur would be okay, but for now i will just admire how nice it looks and maybe look for a coat of the fake variety.

yale joel

yale joel was an american photographer who started taking pictures at the age of 19. he was a combat photographer during WWII and eventually became a staff photographer at LIFE magazine. he died in 2006 at the age of 87

nice things

stuff i’m looking at right now. background image: ‘white’ 1913 from left to right: coffee ; golden girls ; ginny’s octopus ; buttons & bunnies ; buddha

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