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père lachaise

i had been to père lachaise cemetery once before on a previous trip to paris, but had literally run in and out in a frenzy of sightseeing just to look at jim morrison’s grave (one of those shameless things you just have to do, like visiting the eiffel tower.) this time round i had plenty of […]

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alix: things i like right now

things i like right now by alix of unfashionable / alix is for hire

  1. The Runaways – 70s Rock ‘n Roll played by wayward teenage girls
  2. Denim on Denim ala George Harrison
  3. Cape Town jewellery design label Oh Dear, Megan by Megan Fogarty – In love with this particular ring, she has used the inside of a vintage watch to make it.
  4. Working from home
  5. Rock biographies – Just finished “I was Keith Richards’ drug dealer” by Tony Sanchez. Eye-opening.
  6. The photography of 17 year old Australian, Nirrimi. – At 17 I might’ve had hobbies but this girl has a career. She has just shot for the Diesel ‘Be Stupid’ catalogue.
  7. My new specs – Only found out a week ago that I need to wear glasses. The novelty hasn’t worn off yet so I’m like a kid with a new toy.
  8. Top knots – Ever-convenient and they somehow make you look slimmer, weird.
  9. Rose printed upholstery – In my early teens I was so ashamed of the out-of-date rose printed couches we had in our lounge. Now l want them to be left to me!
  10. Thomas Pepler’s film photography – Local Cape Town designer with an incredible eye for photography. Jealousy-inducing.
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ian: things i like right now

things i like right now by ian of fixed gear cape town

  1. I spend way to much time sitting down. Maybe if I had an Eames dowel base chair, I wouldn’t mind as much.
  2. I love Paul Therouxs books. In preparation for my American holiday, I’m reading The Old Patagonian Express – his journey by train through north and south America. Terribly nerdy, I know.
  3. Although its name sounds like a cancer ward, the Chemosphere house is a modernist masterpiece.
  4. The Citroen DS Pallas is one of the few cars that would convince me to drive more.
  5. I’m turning 30 next week, and I think it’s a good enough reason to buy myself a Canon G11, don’t you?
  6. American Apparel Standard t-shirts in any colour as long as they’re white.
  7. I need a canvas and leather satchel in my life. This one would do nicely.
  8. I love the simplicity and aesthetic of fixed gear bikes and I’m particularly psyched with my new Cannondale Track.
  9. Big up to the sales assistant at Selfridges for convincing me that Tom Ford Black Orchid “isn’t just a women’s fragrance”.
  10. Not having a TV means I have to be selective about what I watch. One show I never miss is Mad Men – it makes me want to work in a *proper* ad agency.
  11. I don’t really “do” jewellery, but I made an exception for this Konzuk ring in concrete and white gold.
  12. I’m off to New York on Saturday. And I CANNOT WAIT.
  13. Red Wing boots have been on my wish list ever since I spotted Kim Jones rocking a pair at Toffie Fest.
  14. I wanted a calculator watch soooo bad when I was a kid. It’s great that Casio have reissued them.
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niel: things i like right now

things i like right now by niel of a hymn

  1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
  2. Black Prairie – Feast of the Hunters’ Moon
  3. Jonsi – Go
  4. Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
  5. Spaghetti Bolognese (eating it and making it)
  6. Long weekends with nothing to do.
  7. Starting work at 10 every Monday
  8. Yellow = (0 Cyan) (20 Magenta) (100 Yellow) (0 black)
  9. My secret free mp3 websites that I can’t tell you about because they are secret.
  10. This presentation
  11. Anything that can stop the censorship of the press. Without freedom of speech we are nothing.

newspaper image from brandon long

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want

current wants indelicately smashed into one post

i want to go to there

… and to there

i want everything rachel comey has ever made

… as well as mostly everything from asos

i want this calendar

… and this book

i want to bring back a bike from velo vintage in paris

i want joelle to keep posting old family photos…

i want this bag from lalouka (coming soon)

i want to be friends with this girl because she looks rad. okay maybe i just want to be her.

i want to find a perfect leica at a junk yard sale for $5

i want to swim with these dogs (strangely enough)

i want to high five this guy

i want to be a kid again

and i want to marry jon hamm. the end.

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kate: things i like right now

kate is one of my best friends who i met in high school. she is an aspiring bag designer – keep an eye out for this lady.

things i like right now by kate of mooi mooi

  1. Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in sepia ink with ultra fine eyeliner brush – its super easy to apply and long wearing so I don’t end up looking like a raccoon at the end of a long day (or night).
  2. Collect necklaces – especially the bokkie :)
  3. Peonies – a bunch of these beauties is the easiest way to get into my good books ;)
  4. Narciso Rodriguez for her – thanks to Miss Moss for introducing me to this, its no. 1 on my Christmas wishlist.
  5. Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener – I love this product. Think YSL Touche Eclat, just more affordable.
  6. My grandfather’s Praktica Super TL camera.
  7. Smith’s Rosebud Salve – forget eight hour cream, this is a miracle in a tin.
  8. Greta Garbo inspired Dior ad campaign.
  9. Patterns in my coffee – I have become such a regular at my local Vida that the baristas make a game of creating new and interesting patterns in my double meia froth. Both the coffee and the photo are by a friend of mine, Nathalie. Too cute.
  10. Feminine, lingerie inspired, summer frocks.
  11. Donna Karan Double Zip Messenger Bag – wouldn’t mind it being a bit smaller though… guess i need make my own version ;)
  12. Vintage margazit brooch from my mom – priceless.
  13. Comfy flat shoes for long summer walks with my dogs.

i need to get myself some of that eyeliner and eye brightener, am a serious sufferer of panda eyes

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elle oh elle

the september Elle magazine has been out since mid-august, and i was determined to wait till september to actually post about this – but i am far too impatient for my own good….

kim, lana, lauren and i were lucky enough to be featured in their spring issue for ‘the scoop on spring’. in case you read the article and were wondering what on earth i was talking about – here’s my post about atonement & morris and here is the old mac daddy trailer park. i also mentioned silk blouses, this is what i had in mind:

image from the sartorialist & equipment washed silk pocket shirt from net-a-porter

if you discovered my blog through the Elle, welcome! and thanks Elle mag, what an honour.

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catherine: things i like right now

things i like right now by catherine of wolf eyebrows

  1. Bare ankles and APC loafers – I want some so badly
  2. Finnish patterns by Sanna Annukka
  3. My vintage children’s book collection- because a part of me will never grow up
  4. Triangle necklace by Laura Lombardi – because triangles are cool
  5. Scalloped shorts – so pretty
  6. Barcelona chair by Mies van der Rohe – a classic
  7. The Tallest Man on Earth – a little Swedish man who plays the banjo
  8. Mad Men – no explanation needed here
  9. Mast Brothers – chocolate, awesome beards and beautiful packaging
  10. Lizzy Stewart – I wish I could draw like her
  11. Coralie Bickford-Smith’s book cover designs

if ever i had a blogging twin, wolf eyebrows would be it. i can’t count how many times catherine and i have unintentionally done identical posts. so if you like the content around here, definitely pay her a visit :)

ps: those shorts!

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jessica: things i like right now

a bit of history: jessica and her twin sister debra and i have been friends since we were in grade 2 (around 7 years old). jessica and luke own & run nook eatery, the restaurant in stellenbosch i am constantly prattling on about. go eat there!

things i like right now by jessica of nook eatery

  1. Growing my own vegetable/herb garden (this is part of Jessica’s garden, by the way)
  2. Double denim – I want to be her!
  3. Gucci Eau de Parfum II – thanks Diana for introducing me to this fragrance 7 years ago.
  4. Rompers – My mom made one for me when I was 8 years old, and I lived in it every chance I had. It was yellow with blue straps that tied on the shoulders. I am searching for one for summer, and this denim one worn by Alessandra Ambrosio in NYC is near perfect!
  5. Spring flowers – it is this time of year that I buy more flowers than I know what to do with. Ranunculi (otherwise known as Persian Buttercups) are my favourite.
  6. Jean Gillon Leather Rosewood Sofa circa 1960s – I saw this couch at Pier Rabe Bosman’s Crossing showroom, and it was love at first touch and sight. At R22,000.00 it’s a fantasy rather than reality, but I can dream.
  7. Lemon Meringue Pie – I made some for Nook this week and was lucky enough to share a piece with Luke on Tuesday afternoon after work in the Botanical Gardens.
  8. Boston Terriers by Rubenacker – discovered through a random search on etsy. This print and others in his collection made me smile inside and out.
  9. Style contrast – Fascinated with this pic from The Sartorialist
  10. Quilts – perfect for picnics, and I am determined to make one this year!
  11. A bar cart – I don’t know if I would strictly use this for alcohol, but something about owning one is just so appealing.
  12. Retro food – I love the series Mad Men, especially when they mention classic dishes such as Iceberg Wedge salad with Blue Cheese, Oysters, Crab and Avocado, and Fillet Mignon. I find myself cursing the TV when they fail to actually show the food as it arrives in front of them! In Episode 1 of Season 4, Don Draper is going on a date to a restaurant and Roger Sterling says, “Have the chicken Kiev. Butter squirts everywhere.” Oh … wow …

hahaha, really laughed at the retro food. i’m also totally fascinated & grossed out by it!

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