old stellenbosch

i was lucky enough to get my paws on a box of original vintage photos of stellenbosch, taken by photographer christo s. botha, who started taking photos of the town as a student in 1938.  the photos are from a book called discover historic stellenbosch. if you’re a stellenbosch resident (or frequent visitor) you’ll recognise all these spots…


first spotted this over at stay fancy free – they were taken by nina leen who churned out countless of amazing photographs that i’m happily discovering all over the internet. how amusing are these college girls parading around in their slacks? what a revelation. looking good.

Cannes, 1962

if you peruse celeb blogs you might have noticed that the cannes film festival was on and ended a couple of days ago (see my favourite fashion picks if you like). these are photos from cannes in 1962… Actress Natalie Wood with actor Warren Beatty surrounded by photographers American serviceman admiring two…

oupa being shot at


i decided to start scanning in all our old family photographs, here’s some of the pretty radical images my parents have in their archives.


i’ve watched this advert a multitude of times, but decided to share anyway for those of you who might have missed it.

vivian maier

Vivian Maier left behind almost 40,000 undeveloped negatives of photos she took on the streets of Chicago during the 1960s and ’70s

the life of a poet

i found these old pics of poet rod mckuen over at life magazine. somehow, this is how i imagine poets to spend their days. you know – maxing out with the cat, chillin’ in the tub, reading some fan mail… life.