row 1: iphone cat case / one year of white pages / cat coasters
row 2: the art of french baking / inkblot silk tee / ink blot tea towel
row 3: matte black pitcher / lolo flatware / zen corgi mug
row 4: just kids by patti smith / fabric & handle corbett backpack / shaving brush & stand
row 5: black spear necklace / black rope necklace / black dot bow tie
row 6: hand-stitched ipad case / poster / braun watch
row 7: gold feather ring /night smoke candle / gold dipped geo earrings
beautiful drawings by Spencer Studio extending scenes from vintage photographs.
i’ve been wanting to make the guest music mixes a more regular thing, and couldn’t think of a better way to kick that off than this playlist from my new friend Nick. he played it in the car when we were driving around cape town on one of those perfect almost-summer days, where the most important thing on your to-do list is eating gelato by the sea.
Because I’m out of touch with the new sounds, my mixes tend to be archaeological; I’m totally preoccupied with stuff thats a few sedimentary layers down and immediately recognizable and resonant to me when I find it. “Wait, holy shit, that’s Van Morrison?!? That’s important.”
To wit, 11 tracks of some importance to take with you on a leaky boat.
1. Once Upon a Time in the West – Dire Straits
2. Hold Me – Fleetwood Mac
3. Dweller on the Threshold – Van Morrison
4. Castles Made of Sand – Rhett Butler
5. Think Too Much (B) – Paul Simon
6. But I Might Die Tonight – Cat Stevens
7. Fearless – Pink Floyd
8. Green Shirt – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
9. Cattle and Cane – The Go-Betweens
10. Things Can Only Get Better (Live) – Howard Jones
11. Six Months In A Leaky Boat – Split Enz
Download the mix here.
cover image courtesy of the gahetna archives. all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!
thanks to jen for reminding me about the radness that is JF & SON. there are just too many cool shops out there, and i often forget to check in on their websites… i think someone needs to set up some kind of rss feed for that.
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