hmmm, my no internet for the rest of 2010 embargo has been shamelessly broken. oh well! to tell you the truth i didn’t expect i’d make it more than a few days without a bit of surfing (i managed 3 and a bit…)

only one more day till 2011, can you believe that? i was flipping tv channels today (man i haven’t watched tv in a long time, it is as crap as ever guys) and randomly came upon cher performing that comeback track of hers “believe”. i didn’t even think anything of it until the channel’s voice over reminded me that was 12 years ago now. what! it felt like just the other day that i was pretending i didn’t know the words to that song. then i felt as old as cher looks.

so i compiled another edition of these things to distract myself from the new years blues.

illustrations by brian cook (c. 1935)

this room in finn juhl‘s house, seen via destined to design (everything hangs in that painting)

i love it when vanessa jackman updates her blog (remember the girl on the right?)

these ladies. they look like they’re having fun, that dude in the background does not.

desperate to have a print of these rainbow skiers by rainbow mermaid (beware: lots of rainbows)

my idea of heaven in a single photograph by flourfight

speaking of heaven, this living room is spot on (circa 1961) – scan courtesy of mod dog

the study is pretty groovy, too

these effing shoes!

rose byrne looking simple and stylish

on set with the like by olivia kate jaffe

enjoying the remarkable drawings of daniel mendoza

this editorial photographed by martha boxley

these rings by carrie bilbo

this girl’s style seen at erin’s tumblr

salva lópez takes exquisite photographs

sad smiles due to drawings from the estate of a WWII soldier

school afternoons in spring by ellen rowles

magical snow captured by katie de bruycker

organic by john patrick ss 2011

grassy rooftops in, where else? iceland. photo by ruito

i have decided my next car will be a peugeot 404 (please) – scan from jan 1968

what is an edition of these things without me harping on about a shot from stockholm street style?

learn all about the 1956 movie giant courtesy of the selvedge yard (starring liz taylor & james dean)

you probably know how much i love this song, but have you seen them perform it live? goosebumps central.

and lastly, i’ve been hugging every dog i see – photo by jessie roth


  1. wow.. i so get what you say about ‘staying away from the net’ i tried it.. it lasted a few hours.. i might just be addicted to Twitter! adore these snaps… so dreamy.. wow!


  2. oh my, what a collection! so many tabs open now… thanks for breaking your internet ban!

  3. Oh you just blew my mind with that Cher bit! 12 WHAT now?? But then you went and compiled such a pretty, pretty list that it’s eased the pain considerably :n )

  4. fabulous list. I love the illustrations by brian cook, and the photos by salva lopez. absolutely amazing. thanks for sharing. that will make for a great start into the new year :)

  5. those hobbit houses! oh my gaaaawd. your blog is seriously excellent, i am an avid fan. keep it up!

Write A Comment

Pin It