salon

not the kind you have tea in. this is a french hair salon in the 1920s. look at that one lady’s locks!

all images from the collection of cardboy

These Things No. 04

let’s just call these things what it is – the kind of post where time is squeezed but i can’t bear not to share.

this amazing ad

bad girls throughout history by ann shenn

this picture from hannah and landon

her hair

this painting

audrey hepburn as a cowgirl

this photo by viviane sassen as seen via it’s nice that

vilshenko s/s 2011 as seen via les yeux sans visage

this cool dude and his dog

verabel lockets as seen via shiny squirrel

sophia loren’s magnificent bosom

this house (!!!)

and its opposite – this house

bowie’s blazer & mick’s tie

invest in some happiness

hey, want to move to sweden with me? malmö, specifically. it’s pretty cold there right now but we can hole up in this apartment. it’s for sale for R3,5m. did you know the swedish krona’s exchange rate is basically on par with the south african rand? i didn’t either. it makes me feel pretty great, except a coffee there probably costs 30 bucks which makes me feel the opposite. it’s okay, we can take our own coffee & live like monks! if you can bring the 3.5 million we’ll be set.

oh, you only have 1 million? let’s buy this one, then.

i could show you more but 100% of these apartments basically look the same inside.

betty skelton

betty skelton is a retired land speed record car driver and acrobatic airplane pilot who set 17 aviation and automobile records and helped create opportunities for women in aviation, auto racing, astronautics and advertising. she started reading books on aviation when she was 8 years old and became a qualified pilot at the age of 16. these photos were taken in 1948 when she was 22.

monki

monki‘s website always makes me smile. as do their clothes.

Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’

i wasn’t really thinking of a theme at all when putting the mid-november mix together, just smashing together a bunch of songs i’ve been playing a lot lately. then i realised there may be a hidden theme as many of them are actually love songs. new love, old love, lost love… maybe even a bit of hate love. so there you have it.

lovin, touchin, squeezin. listen on Spotify here. tracklist:

  1. best coast – the end
  2. the black keys – the only one
  3. sea wolf – the violet hour
  4. girls – heartbreaker
  5. tennis – take me somewhere
  6. seapony – dreaming
  7. lykke li – get some
  8. beach house – 10 mile stereo
  9. florence and the machine – cosmic love
  10. band of horses – no ones gonna love you
  11. devotchka – i cried like a silly boy
  12. junior boys – hazel
  13. journey – lovin’, touchin’, squeezin’

i would also like the clarify that the cover art is a tribute to movember. though it really should be beardvember, in my opinion. i suppose i wouldn’t mind lovin, touchin, and squeezin that fine ginger bearded fellow though.