Jake Stangel

jake stangel’s body of work is so exceptionally mesmerizing that i had to stop myself from sharing basically everything on his website. focus, diana. i actually discovered him on flickr (once again, thank you flickr for being awesome) where photos from his project california wandering caught my eye. here are some of my favourite photos from his portfolio – but please, please go visit his website and enjoy a thorough browse (his nyc project for dwell in particular is awesome)

all photographs by jake stangel

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Bits of my (long) weekend

one of the best things about this past long, long glorious amazing easter weekend was that i “forced” myself to take my camera around with me. truth is, i’m a lazy photographer. i’m bad at documenting things – something i really should be doing because my memory fails me on an almost daily basis.

so i was thrilled when kate asked me to contribute a post to her new bits of my weekend guest series. kate’s bits of my weekend posts are just one of the many reasons i love her blog, and every single time monday rolls around and she shares her photos i think dang it, why don’t i take more photos? check out my guest post here.

here are a couple of outtakes, these were shot in a little vintagey bric-a-brac shop called sunshine trading at the old harbour in kleinmond (a town next to betty’s bay.) if you’ve ever cruised the coastal road between hermanus and gordon’s bay you’ve probably stopped in there. and if you haven’t – you should. i was pretty close to buying that crying girl print. but it was kind of steep at R850, and i wasn’t sure if i could handle her sad face staring down at me all the time, eyes-a-quiver. someone go get her!

ps: see the rest of my weekend photos at flickr

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These long, long weekend things.

it’s easter weekend, which means that south africa kind of shuts down for a while. we have a long-long weekend ahead of us – i’ll be on holiday from tomorrow for 6 days. so, this is adiós till next week thursday!

a these things post is in order for the meantime. also be sure to get the latest music mix if you haven’t already.

margaret howell s/s 2011:

need supply co’s spring catalog:

raft stool by norm architects:

this cat:

portrait of heath by inez van lamsweerde and vinoodh matadin:


my new roots makes simple mint pea dip:

the shaw sisters:

photography by Anna Ådén:

sofia coppola’s essentials:

her hair. photographed by sarah maingot.

puenta del inca by sabino demerson:

a victorian mansion in africa:

the bluth company tumblr:

and to end off on a pitch perfect note – the miss piggy calendar, 1982:

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High school fashions, 1969

i know what you’re thinking… are these more fashion snaps from coachella? no indeed! these are high school fashions in 1969 photographed by arthur shatz for life magazine.

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