Wednesday, 31 August 2011

This song... makes me feel... I'm in a sad-nostalgic-cool movie about... life or something... so floaty and dream-like in an Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind kinda way :) (And not just because it looks a bit like a scene from the movie :P)
Do you like it?

Your Ex-Lover Is Dead - Stars

Monday, 29 August 2011

"I wanna fly, up to the sky"

Now this is one talented lass! Shan Shan is her name, and she's from Osaka. She's got a blog, 3 shops including a photography shop, a crafts shop and a clothing shop, she's a textile designer, and also occasionally writes and teaches! Wow. She also seems to be a rather good model. 
I love the look and feel of all her photos: the colours, the clothing and style, the lighting... beautiful.

Check out all her other stuff here!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Celestial Cats

So I've been seeing these images all over the internets for quite a while now, and I love them everytime I see them. There's just something very cool and mystic about it. And, of course, they're cats :)
They're created by ZipporaLux, a.k.a Boya Naomi Zippora Latumahina, photographer, illustrator & recent graphic design graduate.

Happy Friday, everyone! 
Have a great weekend, be mindful and make it count, no matter what you do :)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Space Skates and Roller Boogie!

Dug these old guys out the cupboard the other day and decided they deserved their own post - that's how much I love them. They're probably around 30 years old and belonged to my mom's younger sister, and were then handed down to me :)
Many good times were had, at first spending a lotta time on my bum, then rollin' around the house and down the road. They're really looking their age now, but I won't be letting go of them anytime soon, sentimental old sod that I am. They're so freakin retro-cool, stoked to own a pair of original skates before rollerblades took over :)

Couldn't resist delving into the past for some kitch kiffness...
Warning: If anyone's interest was in any way piqued by the above half of this post, the following bit will surely dash it to shreds.
Here goes anyway. Watch the video, it's fun :)
And do let me know your thoughts. Did you ever have skates? Were you a blader?

Roller Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind and Fire from the skating movie Roller Boogie, 1979.

And, of course, there had to be something about cats and skates, too.

Amazing stop motion video!

500 people, 1500 photos, one crazy stop-motion film... wow.
Love the soundtrack and the vibe... worth a watch :)

Shared by my friend @dean_hooper

Sunday, 21 August 2011

I do not like green eggs and ham!

So look what I got back from my cousins! I had loaned my childhood Dr. Seuss books to my aunt for my little cousins ages ago, and now that they've outgrown them, we've been reunited :D
Was relieved to find that they were a little rough around the edges with several more scribbles than I remember, but pretty well intact and in better condition that I feared :)
Man oh man, do I love books. Especially old ones. And especially these ones. I'm so glad to have them back!

Two of my faves are Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat... 
dr seuss,happiness is,books,reading,memories,nostalgia

I also picked up an old copy of Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories at a charity sale...

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Don't hug me I'm scared

An odd and somewhat disturbing video on creativity, created by This Is It Collective. Watch the whole thing ;)

Drugs were possibly involved in the process or inspiration for this, haha.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Magical Embroiderations

So I checked out this exhibition by Hendrik Stroebel at the KZNSA gallery several moons ago, and somehow never got around to posting the pics... better late than never I reckon.

The wood and ceramic parts were really cool, but it was the embroidery that was truly amazing. It must take such a high degree of patience and accuracy to get that level of detail.
It made me appreciate how much more awesome it is to see art in real life as opposed to seeing photos of art on the net (which I realise is ironic since that's what I'm doing here, but you get what I mean, right?). It has way more impact in real life, and I've gotten so used to finding inspiration on the net that I kind of forgot about that feeling.
I only found out about the exhibition the day before it was to be taken down, so I only got to see half of it coz they were already taking down the other half. Pity.

Here's a bit about the artist and exhibition taken from the KZNSA site...
"This exhibition is the culmination of the artist’s remarkable journey, spanning 15 years to the near East, Levant and central Asia. Stroebel is one of KZN’s leading artists and his ceramic and embroidery work has been critically acclaimed. The exhibition is composed of works that combine ceramic, carved wood, bronze an embroidery. His 'free style' use of this labour intensive medium takes his art form to a new level. Stroebel's work abounds with the pattern and texture of the Arab and Islamic world. The artists abiding interest in antiquity is literally woven into these extraordinary images."

Read more about the artist and his work here.

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