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…

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.

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!)

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?

birth-yay

my family has a tradition that when one of the kids has their first birthday, they get their own cake & have carte blanche with it.

happy father’s day

i meant to post this yesterday but didn’t have access to all my photos. i didn’t forget! got him roald dahl’s collection of short stories, he was chuffed. big love xoxo