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These long, long weekend things.

it’s easter weekend, which means that south africa kind of shuts down for a while. we have a long-long weekend ahead of us – i’ll be on holiday from tomorrow for 6 days. so, this is adiós till next week thursday!

a these things post is in order for the meantime. also be sure to get the latest music mix if you haven’t already.

margaret howell s/s 2011:

need supply co’s spring catalog:

raft stool by norm architects:

this cat:

portrait of heath by inez van lamsweerde and vinoodh matadin:


my new roots makes simple mint pea dip:

the shaw sisters:

photography by Anna Ådén:

sofia coppola’s essentials:

her hair. photographed by sarah maingot.

puenta del inca by sabino demerson:

a victorian mansion in africa:

the bluth company tumblr:

and to end off on a pitch perfect note - the miss piggy calendar, 1982:

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Things for a friday

i saw this on tara-lynn’s tumblr, and it has almost 50,000 reblogs so you may or may not have seen it already – but i really love it. you see these kind of things all the time, but i enjoyed the straight to the point + non-fussiness of this one. it’s not trying to be charming or clever or cute. this is just good non-froofy advice.

have been listening to the new fleet foxes album, helplessness blues non flipping stop. lorelai is my favourite song, though montezuma comes a close second. here’s a completely non-official vid for lorelai so that you can have a listen.

these paintings of hair braiding & corn rows BLEW MY MIND! thanks meighan. (also made me think of ron swanson)

my favourite guys are back again!

speaking of stylish dudes - karl-edwin guerre wins. captured by citizen couture.

emo pony, aaaw. captured by sverrir thor

emo girl made me aww, too. captured by marija strajnic

exquisite porcelain work by kate macdowell – seen via it’s nice that

jenni rope for marimekko a/w 2011

i really, really, really want to read tina fey’s new book. now. (that cover!)

sushi for breakfast? i think i could. (as long as there is avocado involved)

as if i needed more inspiration for plants in the house! at the old chum tumblr. obviously.

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these friday things

been wanting to watch seinfeld lately. everything about this picture = the nineties to me. especially elaine’s backpack and the way her jersey is tied around her waist.

my favourite street style shot of the entire week at from me to you

disassembly project by todd mclellan

moulin rouge in 1958 at stay fancy free

au coin de ma rue via where the lovely things are

malick sidibé

kate shares her beauty products – super helpful for people (like me) who are lazy about make-up.

been listening to way too much ABBA. agnetha was a fox.

a private collection of swedish ceramics is up for auction at bukowski’s. i like this polar bear.

… and these stoneware miniatures

kristina’s illustration of hair colour at jeremy scott fall 2011

read hila’s great review of black swan

holiday houses at solid frog

i’m going to go watch U2 tonight. all i want is for them to play their old music & i’ll be happy.

post-script: new radiohead! remember: album coming tomorrow.

and finally, this poem via teenangster – words to live by.

Homage to My Hips
by Lucille Clifton

these hips are big hips.
they need space to
move around in.
they don’t fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don’t like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top

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wood & faulk

dear twitter, thanks for introducing me to matt who describes himself as a ‘builder, designer and tinkerer’ (i like that.) his blog wood & faulk is where he records his projects involving building, designing and tinkering. he also has a shop that’s stocked with all sorts of nice stuff. check out this cork wrapped french porteur handlebar he put together for his bike…

i mean really, go matt!

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tomboy style

trawling through the archives of tomboy style by lizzie garrett is a favourite thing to do.

To define a tomboy requires searching far beyond the simple notion of wearing boy’s clothing. Tomboys have influenced the expanses of popular culture including fashion, film, music, and literature. Although the tomboy is often identified by clothing, what makes her wholly so is an inherent sense of confidence, rebelliousness, and adventure.

read her article: katharine hepburn and the tomboys who followed

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These Things No. 05

time for another one of these (things)

exquisite design work done for the nolitan hotel by marque creative – as seen via september industry

her sunglasses

the work of isabelle arsenault as seen via where the lovely things are

loving every single movie moment over at if we don’t, remember me

summer = watermelons (i can’t wait to crack open my first one)

these rooms by james leland day

the levis photo workshop looks like a dream – as seen via miss modular

spending more time obsessing over issues of vogue from the seventies

these lights at the barbican foodhall & lounge

jonas bergstrand‘s work

and finally… cats + snow = golden

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These Things No. 04

let’s just call these things what it is – the kind of post where time is squeezed but i can’t bear not to share.

this amazing ad

bad girls throughout history by ann shenn

this picture from hannah and landon

her hair

this painting

audrey hepburn as a cowgirl

this photo by viviane sassen as seen via it’s nice that

vilshenko s/s 2011 as seen via les yeux sans visage

this cool dude and his dog

verabel lockets as seen via shiny squirrel

sophia loren’s magnificent bosom

this house (!!!)

and its opposite – this house

bowie’s blazer & mick’s tie

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These Things No. 01

these photos by jessica todd harper.

this garden makes me so jealous.

her pants and her braid

this bag at santokivintage (it was sold when i checked again, darnit!)

these boots from topsy design

this outfit at totokaelo

and finally, janine from being brazen kindly asked me to share my bucket list (click to read the notes)

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