i’m so glad you’re here

hello tuesday! it’s always nice to see you, monday is so crap. this mountain goat could probably stare down marina abramović, hey? here are some more silly photos to get your tuesday rolling in the right direction…

the past

i’m glad so many people are taking the time to share their old family photos on flickr. these belong to megazord.

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betty

this lady is in almost all my ouma’s photographs – i think she was her best friend, and somehow i imagine her name to be betty. you can see her in a stunning bridesmaid dress here ;) – to see more of my vintage family photos visit my flickr.

homework

esbjorn doing his homework (1912) – carl larsson that feeling – when it’s so nice outside but you have work to do. man.

mi madre

my love for old photos never wanes, look at the gorgeous shots of this guy’s mom in the sixties

nom nom nom

just had to show you the way my sister-in-law wrapped all the homemade stollen & cookies that she gave everyone at christmas (cut-out reindeer tags!)

root beer

one of the many reasons i love creative people is because they have the best & most original gift ideas. erin jang says, My husband loves good root beer. For his birthday I bought a vintage soda crate and filled it with 24 different kinds of root beer and made…

oupa being shot at

bygone

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.

beer!

bop & jive

the best thing about looking at old photos of your parents is realising that most everyone is the same when they’re young (beer! braai! party hats! dancing! fun!)

knysna

i want to go to there

holy moly, it’s only 18 odd days and then my SUMMER HOLIDAY starts. today i’m reflecting on summer holidays of old, 99.9% of the time spent by the sea (where else?). our family haunts were: knysna: when i was very small, we went camping in knysna. i don’t remember much…

flick flack

just some pics i’ve found + fav’d over at flickr recently ben pearce shtroxy suzalayne nich hance terr-bo artinconnu laser bread mademoiselle molly fryxell luxiferre superbomba stomach aches serena photography

the virgin suicides

Air popped up on my playlist this morning, which of course made me think of The Virgin Suicides. one of those movies that i love, but hardly ever watch. i think most girls my age can relate when i say this film had an impact on my teenage days (i was 16 when it came out). we were the same age as the lisbon chicks (but, hopefully, not as sheltered/melancholic/suicidal) and we all kind of had a thing for josh hartnett.

the irresistible combination of the visuals and music of this film must have inspired thousands of girls to create flickr photo sets that are dreamy + ethereal and heavily photoshopped to look pastel + lovely. sophia coppola is their queen, as you can also pick up in the recent ad she did for miss dior cherie:

it’s all very pretty though, isn’t it?