niel: things i like right now

things i like right now by niel of a hymn

  1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
  2. Black Prairie – Feast of the Hunters’ Moon
  3. Jonsi – Go
  4. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
  5. Spaghetti Bolognese (eating it and making it)
  6. Long weekends with nothing to do.
  7. Starting work at 10 every Monday
  8. Yellow = (0 Cyan) (20 Magenta) (100 Yellow) (0 black)
  9. My secret free mp3 websites that I can’t tell you about because they are secret.
  10. This presentation
  11. Anything that can stop the censorship of the press. Without freedom of speech we are nothing.

newspaper image from brandon long

want

current wants indelicately smashed into one post

i want to go to there

… and to there

i want everything rachel comey has ever made

… as well as mostly everything from asos

i want this calendar

… and this book

i want to bring back a bike from velo vintage in paris

i want joelle to keep posting old family photos…

i want this bag from lalouka (coming soon)

i want to be friends with this girl because she looks rad. okay maybe i just want to be her.

i want to find a perfect leica at a junk yard sale for $5

i want to swim with these dogs (strangely enough)

i want to high five this guy

i want to be a kid again

and i want to marry jon hamm. the end.

the thrift collection

pippa and meg from durban emailed me about their new vintage source the thrift collection,

we’re in the business of scouring vintage and 2nd hand stores for pre-loved items that we lovingly repair, clean and re-button in the hopes of finding them new homes (in a way, we’re kind of like the fashion SPCA). All of our items are priced between R10 and R40 (if it’s a little more expensive than that, you know you’re getting something truly special). every month we will unveil a new collection – each with it’s own name – and for our market debut we will be featuring our peggy collection. where you can find once loved skirts, dresses, jackets, shirts, blouses, accessories, belts, bags and shoes. We have also added to our collection a range of lucky packets, full to the brim with goodies that will make you feel like a kid again.

they can be found every month at the I Heart Market from september onwards and online where they also take orders and requests. sounds very cool, if you’re in durban be sure to go check them out.

kate: things i like right now

kate is one of my best friends whom i met in high school. she is an aspiring bag designer – keep an eye out for this lady.

things i like right now by kate of mooi mooi

  1. Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in sepia ink with ultra fine eyeliner brush – its super easy to apply and long wearing so I don’t end up looking like a raccoon at the end of a long day (or night).
  2. Collect necklaces – especially the bokkie :)
  3. Peonies – a bunch of these beauties is the easiest way to get into my good books ;)
  4. Narciso Rodriguez for her – thanks to Miss Moss for introducing me to this, its no. 1 on my Christmas wishlist.
  5. Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener – I love this product. Think YSL Touche Eclat, just more affordable.
  6. My grandfather’s Praktica Super TL camera.
  7. Smith’s Rosebud Salve – forget eight hour cream, this is a miracle in a tin.
  8. Greta Garbo inspired Dior ad campaign.
  9. Patterns in my coffee – I have become such a regular at my local Vida that the baristas make a game of creating new and interesting patterns in my double meia froth. Both the coffee and the photo are by a friend of mine, Nathalie. Too cute.
  10. Feminine, lingerie inspired, summer frocks.
  11. Donna Karan Double Zip Messenger Bag – wouldn’t mind it being a bit smaller though… guess i need make my own version ;)
  12. Vintage margazit brooch from my mom – priceless.
  13. Comfy flat shoes for long summer walks with my dogs.

i need to get myself some of that eyeliner and eye brightener, am a serious sufferer of panda eyes

art inconnu

i have a couple of places that are my go to spots for online art gazing. art inconnu is certainly a favourite, being specifically geared toward little known & under appreciated art. i tend to sigh a lot when viewing the pieces that the curator shares… my future house is going to need a lot of wall space, that’s for sure.

many of these are from art innconu’s flickr stream

elle oh elle

the september Elle magazine has been out since mid-august, and i was determined to wait till september to actually post about this – but i am far too impatient for my own good….

kim, lana, lauren and i were lucky enough to be featured in their spring issue for ‘the scoop on spring’. in case you read the article and were wondering what on earth i was talking about – here’s my post about atonement & morris and here is the old mac daddy trailer park. i also mentioned pastel blouses, this is what i had in mind:

image from the sartorialist & equipment washed silk pocket shirt from net-a-porter

if you discovered my blog through the Elle, welcome! and thanks Elle mag, what an honour.

catherine: things i like right now

things i like right now by catherine of wolf eyebrows

  1. Bare ankles and APC loafers – I want some so badly
  2. Finnish patterns by Sanna Annukka
  3. My vintage children’s book collection– because a part of me will never grow up
  4. Triangle necklace by Laura Lombardi – because triangles are cool
  5. Scalloped shorts – so pretty
  6. Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe – a classic
  7. The Tallest Man on Earth – a little Swedish man who plays the banjo
  8. Mad Men – no explanation needed here
  9. Mast Brothers – chocolate, awesome beards and beautiful packaging
  10. Lizzy Stewart – I wish I could draw like her
  11. Coralie Bickford-Smith’s book cover designs

if ever i had a blogging twin, wolf eyebrows would be it. i can’t count how many times catherine and i have unintentionally done identical posts. so if you like the content around here, definitely pay her a visit :)

ps: those shorts!

slacks

first spotted this over at stay fancy free – they were taken by nina leen who churned out countless of amazing photographs that i’m happily discovering all over the internet. how amusing are these college girls parading around in their slacks? what a revelation. looking good.