Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bow Ties

Speaking of bow ties, check out these rad ones here. I am seriously considering adding them to my daily wardrobe. Tres Chic.

Nerd Boyfriend

There aren't enough great things I can say about these classic images of Steve Martin, Bill Murray and John Candy! Check out Bill's sweet bow tie. Oh Bill, if you were here... Thank you awesome Nerd Boyfriend.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Music Philosophy

Been searching the net for motivational quotes and stories for a job I'm working on and stumbled upon these rad poster series by designer Mico. Great type work for the lyrics of some my favourite songs.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Moustache type

I held a moustache-themed birthday party a few years ago - wish I used this as inspiration for the invite.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hero 4: Nelson Mandela

Wow. Yesterday was his 92nd birthday and I think the rest speaks for itself. Every year he spends with us is the real blessing.

La Planete Sauvage

For some obscure reason, I have been delving into sci-fi, fantasy and post-apocalyptic films lately. I am even digging up The Abyss and District 9 again for some crazy cosmic fare. I am not sure why as I have a very low threshold when it comes to futuristic, Armageddon-type story lines. I get extremely paranoid. But I'm also a sucker for punishment, so I feel I must get my hands on cult classic La Planete Sauvage (Fantastic Planet). It has some really freaky Czech animation courtesy of the Jiri Trnka Studio ("Walt Disney of the East") which reminds me a lot of the Moomin series (which freaked the heck out of me as a kid). Also, the incredible Madlib aka Quasimoto uses a lot of the film's sound bites on his brilliant album The Unseen. I am really curious to see it, but I am getting goosebumps already.

The Blue Boat

It is definitely a fantasy of mine to buy a boat before I buy a house. Madness? No. The Blue Boat by Xavier Veilhan gives my argument that much more weight. I would love to see this in an advertisement for a fashion label.

Harry Potter Books

I hate to admit it, but I am a bit of a Harry Potter freak (not the books, just the movies - which doesn't make me any cooler, right?). I am not sure who did these book cover redesigns, but I'd definitely would've given them the once-over if they looked like these.

Haoshi rings

Oi! My postings have been taking a real backseat lately - which I am not cool with by the way. There is a lot I wanna share, but so little time.

Let's get to it then: I am so broke these days, I really do need to change things around. However, one day when I am uber riche, I will get one of these lovely rings by Haoshi. They have plenty more lovely things there, such as this awesome Merry-go-round clock.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Parra "Not So Happy Bird"

So, as mentioned it was my birthday last week, and I celebrated it with a bevvy of beautiful young ladies I am fortunate enough to call my friends. I scored some really sweet gifts too. Now if I had not treated the lasses to a round of tequilas, I would have treated myself to this perfect piece from Parra. Although I have a feeling I'd still be a few dimes short.

Hero 3: Anjelica Huston and Beck

You're probably wondering why I have introduced two heroes in this part of the Hero Series. Well, last week Thursday was my birthday, and I share that most awesome anniversary of life with the birth of these two wonderful people: the scene-stealing Anjelica Huston and the incredibly talented Beck.

Ms Huston is just the epitome of the cool a lot of hipsters are trying to copy these days. I saw Choke recently, and as much as I am a huge Sam Rockwell fan, she totally made a mundane movie a very watchable experience. And I love that she is pretty generous with that kohl pencil.

Also, last week I rediscovered my copy of Mellow Gold after hearing "Pay No Mind" and my personal favourite "Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997" on repeat at a friend's house. Despite the Scientology allegiance, he's just too cool. And I would love to get my hands on his Record Club albums. Drool.

Imagine the cosmic explosion that would occur if they were a couple (when Anjelica was as young as photo above, of course)!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I am amped about these two films coming out later this year:

The Facebook story, The Social Network starring sweet Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Timberlake (please, let this not be the movie's "fail" moment).

Sophia Coppola's Somewhere - looking promising after the pretty but poor Marie Antoinette.

The sophisticated posters are great and the casting looks interesting. If I can manage to not give in to the hype surrounding them, I might actually have a cool viewing experience.

Fresh Kicks

Conceptual artist Jenny Holzer collaborated with Keds to do a range of sneakers for The Whitney Museum, titled "Protect me from what I want".

And some killer studded kicks from Christian Louboutin that are doing the rounds in celebville.

Jo Calderone

Hmmm...recognise him?

Turns out its Lady Gaga as her alter ego Jo Calderone for Vogue Hommes Japan. Great shots by notorious Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. Kinda speechless otherwise.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hero #2: The Cookie Monster

Last week, I sent this link to my friends - it was probably the greatest thing I have ever seen. I proceeded to watch it over, over and over again. Its pretty addictive. And so the Cookie Monster obsession I had as a little girl reared its head and I Can't. Let.Go. He refers to himself as "the Robert Downey Jnr of cookies" which obviously increased my affection for the blue, googly eyed one. C is for cookies was my anthem. Do read his brilliant Wiki here and of course, here.

Amy Fleisher for Penguin

Pretty cool. There's even a USB! Close to something I'm working on at the mo'.

Joon & Jung

A really inspiring portfolio from Netherlands-based design collective Joon & Jung. This South Korean team has got a knack for clean, modern charm. Would get my hands on those teardrop sugar cubes and awesome cloud stool if I could.