Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 2009





I know late post.... but I hope ya'll had a good one.
I know I did, it went so fast! It was somewhat surreal because I always have Christmas
festivities with my family. So it was a new experience having Chrissy here with my London friends.
A lot of food and drinks. I was still stuffed when I had work the next day. Thank goodness I
I wasn't hungover. My sister made awesome snow flakes that she hung from the ceiling.
very cool. I want to hang them in my room later on.

Next up NYE... can you believe it 2010!!!!

Image Source: photo taken by me.... snow flakes made by Mara.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Soldier Boy

I have always had a fascination for red army type jackets. Maybe it's my inner
soldier boy coming out of the wood work.



Meanwhile, back at the ranch.... I finally went out on my day off work. It's been a
bloody age since I walked the streets of London by myself, besides the normal trek
to work. It was quite nice actually (except for the weather) to roam around, window
shop and actually shop. I went to Urban Outfitters (dope store) and bought two basic
t's. And bought very very late presents for my sister and the boy. Whilst in UO I was
so close to buying a sequin tux jacket, very out of my style range because I'm scared of
all things sequin and animal print. However, I think I'm getting lured to the dark side.
Because these days I seem to like the two. But back to the sequin tux story, I didn't buy it.
haha. The fit was perfect and it did look nice on, but I knew I would get the post
purchase dissonance blues when I got home, plus it would of hung in the wardrobe for
eternity (like a lot of things in my closet). I'm notorious for buying random clothes and
leaving them in my closet and not wearing them then giving them to salvation army then
regretting it for not wearing it.

Off tangent now....
I just realised, that this is probably the longest written post I have done in a while. Maybe
I should write my rambles more often. That and more of my (fantastic) Holga shots (skills). haha


Image source: ?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Hedi Slimane X Oscar Nilsson

This is brilliant.
Rock & Roll and Ballet... I love the way Hedi mixes the two.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Let's sail



I feel like I have something profound to learn while I'm here in London.
I get ahead of myself, I am too pensive. I tend to over think and analyze things.
I think I'm too focused on what I'm going to 'learn'. Too focused on the destination rather
than the journey.
For Pete's sake, I'm living my teenage fantasy; living and working abroad, most importantly
traveling Europe.
I need to live in the moment more, I need to sail. I need to coast.


Image source: Photograph taken by me

Ink me



I dig these tattoos.


Image source: Yvan Rodic

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The past revisted?



Certain memories and feelings are resurfacing again,
I hope it is not a reoccurring nightmare. I hope the
past doesn't repeat itself.
Twenty-something now, I wonder how I'll handle the situation
if it were true.


*Photograph taken by me

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pocahontas hair and White Prarie Dresses











Two things that have been inspiring me; Long hair and prairie garments.

I have been thinking about growing my hair really long. But at the same time, I reckon I will pike
out and cut it regardless. I'm one of those people, that, grows my locks to a length I think is
long, then chops it all off. I have been seeing quite a lot of girls with beautiful Rapunzel hair.
It's just too beautiful.

Meanwhile, prairie dresses = dainty love.

Image Source: Matt Sundin
*An awesome photographer by the way

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dan Martensen

Can I please be your assistant?
I love the simplistic elements of his photographs. There's a nostalgic aspect to them.
















*Image source: http://danmartensen.com

Warwick Saint

I love his photographs of Jaime King and Dita Von Teese.



Sunday, November 15, 2009

McBess – Malevolent Melody @ Concrete Hermit

On my day off, the boy and I went to Concrete Hermit to check out McBess's Malevolent Melody.
I swear, he has some awesome illustration skills. I especially liked the way he drew shoes.
I know random comment. But I thought it was pretty cool, maybe because I miss my dunks
so when I saw pen to paper shoes I cooed a bit.

We also saw some awesome graffitti by ROA. It was freaken dope.

























ROA:






Photo's taken by Tim and I

Check out:
http://www.concretehermit.com
http://www.mcbess.com

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Halloween

It's was an epic party.
The best we have had so far....

ps
35mm film, I adore you...
Film in general, I adore you....







Pauline Wiertz- Ceramics





Ok, Pauline Wiertz is ill.
And by ill, I mean f*cking awesome.
I should have taken more shots of here ceramics because it was seriously brilliant.
The first two photo's (above) were taken by me, But the pics below aren't mine (from her
webiste and google).

I seriously want to buy her pistol ceramics and above fruit/vegie/pistol vase.
The reason why I love her work, is because, it has such a different take on ceramics/ vases/
figurines. What normally comes to my mind, are, dainty girls in little prairie dresses, either
holding baskets or twirling in pretty dresses. The type my mum has at home.

I love how she turns the 'daintiness' on it's head, I love the randomness, I love the uniqueness.
I love how I was taken aback by her pieces; that I was immediately drawn to them due to it's
quirkiness. My first thought was "WTF, how odd, those elements don't mix, yet they do in a
non traditional unique way".
In some ways her pieces reminds me of Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia.

I swear, if Pauline ever exhibits in your neck of the woods. CHECK IT OUT!






Thursday, October 29, 2009

10 Rolls



Are you just as curious as me?
I cannot remember what I have shot in the last couple of months... Amsterdam, Paris,
Cinque Terre, Munich road trip, random happenings in London town?

I have a feeling it will cost me my soul to develop the film.
But every penny is worth it.
Because i love my Holga as if it is my child. haha.

*Image Source: Photo taken by me

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Anthony Roussel - Jewellry Designer

During the month of May I went to the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at
the Saatchi Gallery London, with my good friend Clarette.

I was suppose to post all the artists who I thought were simply amazing, but obviously, I have only got around to it now.
I know I'm a bit hopeless like that.

So, I guess the next coming days, I will do these sort of posts. It's been a while since I have
written art/design entries.

Here I go.......

The first one is Anthony Roussel; a jewellery designer.

Ps all pieces are made from Birch Wood. F*cking awesome, no?

RINGS:










BANGLES:





Check out his website:
http://www.anthonyroussel.co.uk/



Image source:
* First three images by Juliet Sheath
* Last three images by Rob Popper