Wednesday, 26 November 2008

feast your eyes






on these amazingly enchanting photos on eyecatcher's flickr { found via fffound.} aahhhhhh I want to dive in.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

dear santa...

although i know very well that im not getting anything this christmas on account of my very generous birthday present, you should take a look at this site for inspiration for everyone else who's been good. so many nice things to choose from...

im sure anyone would appreciate a 1930's gramophone...why wouldnt they?

I know you....



....even without the bouffant joe starsmore, you can't fool me.
{a friend from uni ....in a mystery jets video....looking a tad creepy i might add}

Saturday, 22 November 2008

the trouble with life.....

there just isnt enough time to fit everything in, boring things like work can really get in the way of fun.... can someone please tell me how you're meant to fit in working and actually living life?all that personal admin you know paying bills, cleaning, laundry, shopping.... and then theres hobbying, holidaying, culture soaking and socialising ...AND blogging ? my *to do* list is never ending its really quite demoralising.

one solution would be to just stop adding to it, I know but the thing is it consists of equally really really important things that I want to get done....like sample the legendary pizza at franco manca, test drive ondine's new stunt kite, go back to life drawing class, buy a carpet, write to mrs b, learn to web design, cruise for new tunes on emusic, paint my floor boards, revisit america and thailand and france. go to a car boot sale, make christmas cards, get tickets for la clique, go to la clique, attend many of the cool things I read about in my weekly subscription to time out...and so on. how can i possibly cram this in to two piddly days at the end of the week? {evenings dont really count in the winter, theyre too dark, my body thinks its night time and curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and csi is just about all I can manage}

anyway so I havent posted in a while due hectic work and if im honest, dark evening induced laziness, so im just going to let it all out in one go:

some of the things that have caught my eye this week....



jamie lidell singing to his cat.




lennon interview...found by typing *cool animation* into youtube...





I have been dreaming of escaping somewhere far away...and sunny. its not that I dont like england, its just that I dont like winter and dark evenings and rainy weekends.
I always said Id do another big trip when I turned 30...that time has come and travel plans are yet to be laid. (another * to do* for the list)


this is harpy my new flickr favourite, Im in love with her photos, all of them, especially the california set. I think thats where I'll go next... in my dreams at least.



I have done most of my day dreaming to the sound of okkervil river this week... mmm-mmmm this song; sad but sweet.



and finally for some art:


irana douer im liking your style.




jim houser; Im liking yours too...even though you really overuse the word rad in this interview. I forgive you.





you know I'm a sucker for a collage, there are some nice ones to be found here on martin o'neill's site




and one last thing....in case you hadn't been told in a while;


oh yes you are! from this site which has nothing to do with this site.... im glad to see people are spreading the word.

Friday, 14 November 2008

......sigh


the bfi is running a tennessee williams season, I saw sweet bird of youth last night.

....paul newman makes me weak at the knees I tell you.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

my 30th birthday...the best ever.

I did it! and without referring to the manual once. It turns out I was doing it right all along but the poor little laptop was taking so long to compute and I am the most impatient person on the planet which meant I kept aborting before it got the chance to get the job done.

So as promised {mum} here is a taster of some of the 1978 weekend....












A youth hostel on the south downs with a view of the sea. kites and walks and picnics in the golden autumnal sunshine. a camp fire, harmonious song and ukulele lessons. A special 70's buffet complete with prawn ring and cheese on cocktail sticks {natch}. a delicious feast {or 2 or 3} . balloons and party games. dressing fancy and disco dancing!
All that plus 21 of the best people in the world, who made sure I didnt have to do anything but have immeasurable amounts of fun all weekend long...
I am so lucky to count you as friends.

you made it the best bithday ever.


Friday, 7 November 2008

Im officially the lamest photography enthusiast in the land.

...I still haven't worked out how to download photos from the new camera ( nikon d60)
I took them all in raw which seems to be confusing the poor little laptop no end ( ok yeah and me). It just freezes with the enormity of the task every time I try to even open the files. i know this is something to do with compressing files and I know that eventually I will have to pick up the manual... but at the moment Im still holding out for divine intervention. when I do finally manage to get to grips with this *idiot proof'* technology, there will be some cracking birthday weekend pics plus some other pretty things Ive seen since.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Me likie


Tokyo born london based illustrator Natsko Seki.

..nice dontcha think?

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

what a day!



I just wouldn't have believed it if you'd told me a month ago. really not in my wildest dreams could i have hoped that america would actually vote in an intelligent {first shocker}, black man {second shocker} who is also fairly easy on the eye {see above...yes that really is the young president elect smoking a fag...or maybe even a spliff who knows?}

I cannot tell you the tremendous feeling of hope this fills me with. This news is like a ray of sunshine at the end of a damp and gloomy tunnel. Suddenly instead impending doom I see endless possibility...the times they are a changin and i for one feel kind of giddy with excitement about that... well done America, never thought I'd say it but you should be proud.
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