Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
If you're anything like me, and have a deep appreciation for all things old and original (or if you're a bit of a hipster) you might enjoy checking out the Museum of Obsolete Objects.
Created by Jung von Matt/next, this site's purpose is to show appreciation and remember all those objects that were once household items but are now just unwanted relics.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
What a wonderfully interesting site, dedicated to all things donkey. Every picture or piece of writing is related to donkeys...donkey, or rather the actual definition is a wild ass of Africa! I'm not even making that up! Oh, how I lol'ed.
Anyway, it's a really awesome collection - the same subject, with every piece as a different interpretation of it. Beautiful and amazing. Check it out here.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Some pieces I picked up on a lunchtime adventure... Nature is incredible.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
So I've got these cool music sites that I've been frequenting for a while, and thought them worth sharing with you guys :)
Designers.mx is made up of mixes created and designed by designers. It's about discovering new music and listening to what inspires other designers to create. The themes are very varied and there's pretty much something on each playlist that you'll like, and the playlist cover images are a real inspiring visual treat.
Gorilla vs. Bear is a music blog based in Texas. They feature a wide range of music, not specific to any genre. But apart from their music, how rad is their blog design?! I love it to bits. Their polaroid page is also worth checking out, filled with pics from various music events.
Also check out this site that I featured a while back for more music.
If you find something you love that makes you skin-tinglingly happy on these sites, please do share :)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
"The idea behind the exhibition “Broadcasts” is to capture people’s opinions from various communities around the world and then translate their ideas into various media such as paintings, illustration and film."
It was very cool to see an exhibition of some of South Africa's best illustration talent in Durban last week. All the work was really inspiring to see, especially the piece above, partly because of it's size - it was a massive mural.
My faves were the Sojourn series - little hand-written and illustrated notebooks, like the one pictured below. There were several, and they were each done by a different person, telling a bit about themselves and their story. Ironically, these weren't really part of the exhibition as pieces of art, but were part of the process of Paul Senyol's pieces. During his trip to Finland he gave out these books with some questions in them to people and got them to fill it in, and then based his art upon their answers.
What an awesome idea. Check out his catalogue of paintings derived from these booklets here.
"The series of works hopes to draw parallels and similarities, as well as differences between South Africa and Finland. The people, their hopes, dreams and life experiences."
Monday, October 10, 2011
Zebra & Giraffe played at the Botanic Gardens this past Sunday. I dig their vibe and Botanic Gardens is one of my favourite places in Durban, so was pretty keen to be there. It was a blistering Durban summer day... perfect for the gardens, thank goodness it's always a bit cooler there. (How's that for overuse of the word "gardens").
Zebra & Giraffe were spectacular as always (both to look at, with that amazing hair, and to listen to).
Rexor came with, too. Check him hogging the chips and playing silly buggers in the Smarties box. Oh, Rexor.
Katie brought some delish strawberries and made this droolicious chocolate brownie cake... I'ma have to get that recipe out of her somehow...
Crash Car Burn were the supporting act, and I'm not a fan, but we did discover that the lead singer is wasting his talent in that band. They did some covers and it turns out he sounds incredible as ACDC and Bon Jovi.
I also discovered that I'm a latent Bon Jovi fan and enjoyed that cover way too much. Watch the video and see how many words you know (I knew more than I would have expected!). If not for that, then at least watch it for the hair :)