just like the old days

as a tween / teen in south africa, growing up without the internet / blogs / tumblr meant gaining inspiration from sources you physically had to get your hands on. we used to peruse the paperweight shop and buy outdated issues of foreign magazines by the bag full. and then what would we do with all those mags? we’d cut them up and make collages in our school diaries. hell yes! i never wrote down a single task in my diary at school, it was all full of CK one ads (thanks kate moss). once my parents friends came to visit from america and some allure magazines got passed onto me – with actual perfume samples. my diary smelled great that year.

strange nostalgia for the future

hey, it’s time for another edition of these things!

the four icon challenge by kyle tezak via design work life

Lately I’ve been working a lot with icons. Trying to capture the essence of an object or idea with only a few lines and at the same time maintaining its elegance is pretty much design in a nutshell. That’s what is so great about icons, they’re tiny poems. I decided it would be a fun project to attempt to sum up some of my favorite books, movies, historical events, anything, with just four icons; the meat and potatoes.

your fake name is good enough for me

another edition of these things.

(new readers: this is a mind-dump. or a blog-dump, if you will.)

the latest iron & wine album, kiss each other clean, was released yesterday. it’s so good – get it here. their album covers are probably my favourite of any band’s. especially the shepherd’s dog. i had that dog as my desktop wallpaper for the longest time. suffice it to say, kiss each other clean is on my desktop right now.

Hila: things i like right now

i love when you stumble upon a blog, and within 2 minutes you add it to your reader & become a devoted follower – that’s what it was like when i came across hila‘s blog le projet d’amour. i knew her list would be full of things that i too would love (like masculine style, YES!) but what i like most about it is that hila admits to loving gossip girl… just like the rest of us chicks. don’t deny it, ladies – cause i won’t believe you.

bicycle portraits

i’m not sure why it has taken me this long to talk about the awesome bicycle portraits project by stan engelbrecht and nic grobler. i’ve read about it many times, having been blogged by some of my favourites – lucky pony, fixed gear cape town, skinny laminx. but it wasn’t until i came across andrew boraine’s blog post that i thought more about the message than the aesthetics (a bad habit, my eyes > my brain most of the time.)