pink bathrooms

looks i think i would actually consider for my own home… (not pink bathrooms though)

all images via plan 59

gertha

i’d like to introduce you to gertha – she’s one of my favourite houses in stellenbosch. all weird angles & low walls, just like the day she was first built. there are many other houses like gertha in town, but unfortunately they are being knocked down one by one to be replaced with tuscan-african monstrosities.

pin-up

am i becoming precitable? apologies but i can be a bit of a tart for vintage – especially if it’s bordering on kitsch. most of these pin-ups certainly fit the profile, and a couple of them are even rather classy. nothing like some fifties babes to start your weekend off on the good foot, though.

rétrofuturs

stéphane massa-bidal is a french illustrator & web designer who combines vintage imagery with thoughts & proverbs about life. he says, my global concept is called “retrofuturs”: mix the past, the present, the future and shake it! i especially like the car series.

californ-i-a

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I LOVE THESE PHOTOS. yes, caps lock. they make me want to jump into a time machine and be right there on those beaches in the sixties without a care in the world. they were taken by leroy grannis

rocking vans

van

Once upon a time — or more accurately, back in the 1970s — the van reigned supreme.  Riding in right on the heels of the fading muscle car era, the custom van became the ultimate self-expression vehicle– tricked-out and personalized to show all the world just how your bad self rolled. […]

legend

i’ve watched this advert a multitude of times, but decided to share anyway for those of you who might not have seen it yet – it’s been all over the sa blogosphere (for good reason). it’s an ad for the south african investment firm, allan gray. read the background story & making of over at king james and pay close attention when the dust clears at the end of the ad, that’s actual james dean right there : )

hastings park, 1955

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Hastings Park, 16 July 1955 (2008) is from Stan Douglas’s project Humor, Irony, and the Law, in which the artist re-stages historic moments of unrest in his native Vancouver. This particular image recreates a scene at a Vancouver horse track in 1955 using models dressed in period clothing selected to match the look of color film at that time. The models were photographed between takes while they were off guard. This image is composed of 30 separate shots.