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UNIQLO Hairdo

i LOOOOOOVE Uniqlo. every time i saw one in New York i’d turn to Anton and say, UNIQLO! i first discovered them in London many years back, and i still have some of their lovely woollen cardigans that i bought about 7 years ago in my cupboard. they’ve just launched this sweet series of how-to hairdos, pairs with new looks from their winter range. you can see them on their website or pinterest.

A variety of do-it-yourself hair styles paired with looks from the 2013 Fall & Winter collection, based on UNIQLO’s LifeWear philosophy. Capturing the step-by-step process of creating each hair style, Uniqlo HairDo is where style meets utility.











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Green Renaissance

Green Renaissance is a film production company based in Cape Town that specialises in green content creation – helping environmentally conscious organisations to develop creative content that promotes green and conservation initiatives. they have released some really sweet little films that encourage people to be green at home.

i especially loved the story about Gary ‘The Mushroom Guy‘ who started picking & eating wild mushrooms on his walks in the forest after suffering a heart attack. eventually he started growing his own shiitake mushrooms at home – and he shows you how you can also do it using a log and some mushroom spores. they also collaborated with Marisa from Opus, who all Capetonians will know for her gorgeous plant creations – she shows you how you can make your own hanging plant at home.

also check out how to make your own home made cleaner using lemons, using recycled tyres to grow artichokes, making real vitamin water, and picking & roasting wild chestnuts. explore all their clips on vimeo.

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now you know

a very informative series of cigarette cards on how to do…. just about anything

how to draw a duck without pencil leaving the paper:

how to extract a splinter:

how to keep saucepan’s lid raised:

how to prevent an ink bottle from upsetting:

when boiling cracked eggs:

how to cut new bread into slices:

how to blow over a brick:

but my favourite of them all has to be…

how to light a cigratte with a piece of ice:

a very astonishing trick based upon the chemical property of the combustion of potassium on contact with water. place a small piece of potassium in the end of the cigarette, on touching this with the piece of ice, the resulting flame will ignite the cigarette, much to the astonishment of your friends

from the nypl digital gallery

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cinnabons

just a wee pictorial teaser before i kick off the new food series jessica and i are doing (she cooks, i take photos and we eat). this isn’t a real how to because i wasn’t really paying attention while she was making her famous cinnabons – i was just picking at the pastry and warming myself in front of the oven, really.

she defrosted some dough from the freezer  - jessica uses croissant dough (her own recipe, which i can’t divulge!)

roll it out, with vigour:

spread some muscovado sugar:

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perfect eggy

eggs-benedict

oh man, do i love me some eggs! i could quite possibly live on eggs benedict for the rest of my life – if a diet consisting entirely of english muffins + hollondaise sauce +  eggs + ham wouldn’t be harmful to my health (or dress size). it wouldn’t you say? great! Continue Reading →

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