Environments is a book of photographs documenting studio spaces of eleven creative people, most of them working in and around Melbourne. the photography is by the talented Olga Bennett with interviews by Sarah Caldwell. you can buy the book here along with beautiful prints of the individual spaces.
here are a few blogs i’ve been loving lately (besides my daily reads over yonder in the sidebar)
i included a track by leann grimes in the through the jungle mix, but i want to urge you guys to go to his site and get the entire album (it’s free). leanne grimes is shane conerty, a 24 year old dude from north carolina –
this album was inspired by music blogs. and it was made to show my appreciation for them. each track on the record features a sample of an indie band i have found specifically on a music blog in the recent past. the tracks are humble arrangements of bands that i really enjoy and it’s my hope that people that enjoy this album will seek out the bands i’ve sampled and support them as well.
that’s really all you need to know! oh and that i have it on repeat. here’s his take on mrs cold by kings of convenience:
BinBin McNiven delivers Edwardian inspired sophistication combined with a fun Sixties aesthetic, throughout her label To Be Adored. Stand-out dresses, tailored trousers and unique separates are brought to life with feminine detailing, in opulent silk and velvet finishes.
it’s mother’s day here on sunday. my mom is on a photography trip on the other side of the world where she will be gallivanting through the english countryside, so there will be no chance for me to lavish her with flowers and cups of tea. my mom doesn’t like eating sweet things – so no cake for mother’s day (i did not inherit that trait unfortunately.) we’ve recently had to overcome some difficulties as a family so mother’s day feels very significant to me this year. i feel that way more and more each day with my family.
so if there’s any chance she checks my blog while she’s away – love you mamma, dearest.
how fucking cool is my mom.
another edition of these things. i have yet to catch up with 1000+ unread posts in my reader. sigh, holidays get in the way of precious blog time. will be on top of everything soon enough, just you wait!
liv tyler in givenchy couture spring 2011 at the costume institute gala
image courtesy of streetstyle aesthetic
i was asked by catherine aka wolf eyebrows to contribute a Ten Things feature to Joburg based design & communications company nicework’s monthly nice magazine. “Each issue we pick the brain of an interesting person to list ten things that they like, enjoy, appreciate or get inspired by.” the latest issue has just been released and it looks GREAT! be sure to read it here (it’s also available for download.) my friend jessica’s list is also in there.
i had way too much fun making this collage by the way. it’s also pretty funny looking at all my things together because this is basically how my life looks to me… a lot of rainbow colours, in hindsight. mmm.
i put together this playlist of paul simon / simon & garfunkel cover songs last week and have been wanting to share it… been toying around with the idea of sharing the mixes via a streaming site, and 8tracks seemed like a pretty good bet (thanks to kate for turning me onto them.) i know streaming can be a pain for my fellow south africans, but maybe give it a couple of listens if you’re using office bandwidth (muwahaaaa.) to everyone else with first world internet – enjoy.
edit: i’ve uploaded the playlist for you to download – get it here. playlist:
all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!