October 2010

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Showing all posts made in the month of October 2010.

Le Apartomatic

wes anderson and roman coppola directed this ad for stella artois. damn, i wish it were a feature length film. seen via mid-century modernist

you called me after midnight

hello troublemakers, here’s a little bonus october mix for you! kind of an early morning with a slight hangover and i can’t play anything too upbeat mix. or perhaps an i’d like to play some music at 1am without waking up the neighbours mix. most of these songs actually got me through…

katherine: things i like right now

things i like right now by katherine of anything goes

  1. Picnics. There’s not much to compare to the simple pleasure of a baguette, cheese and a bottle of wine – particularly when enjoyed on the banks of the Seine.
  2. Stripes. Print by Valerie Galloway.
  3. Shoes by United Nude. I still haven’t got myself a pair of these yet, but the lo res design are my recent favourites. United Nude is the footwear brand co-founded by architect Rem D. Koolhaas.
  4. Babies. Perhaps because my sister just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I’m not usually that maternal – so I’m expecting this phase to pass :)
  5. Street art spotted while wandering.
  6. Fresh flowers. Especially when bought at a local market.
  7. Caramel au beurre salé glaces. (Salted butter caramel ice cream) I first tasted this in Paris and recently made my own batch from this recipe.
  8. Guerlain perfume. Specifically, Mitsouko, created in 1919. Guerlain is one of the oldest perfume houses in the world. In fact, I’m a little scent obsessed … look out for a post on that soon…
  9. I have to admit I’m a fan of the the rom-com genre. Intellectual it’s not, but sometimes a girl just needs a good laugh and a little romance from a movie. L’Arnacoeur (The Heartbreaker) make me laugh out loud – watch it, if only for the dance scenes!  *disclaimer – I may have been seriously affected by jet lag when judging this movie.
  10. Spotify. Sadly, not available in SA yet.
  11. Geeky specs. Just because.
  12. And finally, Pedicures. Nothing like a little pampering. It’s time to pack away the boots and put on sandals.


as you’re not allowed to take photos in the museé d’orsay anymore, i decided to write down every painting i liked. notice some of the silly lists i scribbled… (far more difficult to do when you’re copying the titles from french, i felt like a kid learning the alphabet for the first time)

these are just a few that made me stop in my tracks….

cuno amiet – snowy landscape (1904)this is AWESOME to see in person.  i wrote in brackets “HUGE!”

winslow homer – summer night (1890) – one of my favourite paintings of all time.

auguste renoir – fernand halphen as a boy (1880) the red practically shines from across the room.

odilon redon – eve (1904)sheesh, his paintings are beautiful. difficult to pick a favourite.

louis anquetin – henri samary (1880) – wicked. possibly a new addition as i don’t recall seeing it before.

joseph granié – marguerite moreno (1899) – luminous would be the right word here.

the shack

if i can’t have the shack then no one can! muwahahaaa. wish i could live out my drunk-with-power fantasies. as seen via here, there and everywhere.