Thursday, February 19, 2009


these things are making life grand...

1. STYLE: Two For the Road. 

This 1967 classic starring audrey hepburn and albert finney is one of my absolute favourites. the costumes are INCREDIBLE (as is the music by henri mancini). watching it for the first time in my early teens, cemented my passion for styling, film and going back in time to live in the 60s. 

2. TRANSPORT: International Harvester's SCOUT.
NEED this car. i NEED to be sitting behind the wheel of it, smoking a pipe with my one and only and our staffi in the front seat next to me. (via A Continuous Lean)


i dont have an entourage. if i did, i would very much want it to look like this one.

4. FILM: Days of Heaven (1978). 
another malick masterpiece. a truly incredible film. spectacular in every way. amazing sound design...

5. FOOD: jolly ranchers. 

the lolly of my youth has been reborn. Embracing the true nature of the jolly ranchers aftertaste, the marketing dept have opted for a medicinal-style packaging. pop two blueberry's and you'll feel good all day...

6. IMAGES: Alec Soth
from his brilliant 'Sleeping on the Missisipee' series.

makes me want to chew tobacco and head down south.

7. SOUND: Fever Ray. 

why just the other day i was professing my love for an all time favourite band of ours - the knife

little did i know that Karin Dreijer Andersson, one half of the phenominal brother-sister duo, has a side project and a new clip for her track, 'When i grow up', to go with it. STUNNNNNNNNNING clip, directed by Martin de Thurah. i want to go swimming...

Sunday, February 1, 2009


these things are making life grand...

1. STYLE: Renata Morales

My one and only put me on to this visual feast of a clip by director Jeramie Saindon for We are Wolves. However, it is the spectacular styling by Renata Morales that truly blows me away. According to wikipedia, Renata is a Mexican Born, Canadian fashion designer and visual artist. I simply cannot wait to see what she does next... 

2. IMAGE: JH Engstrom

This photo by the amazing JH Engstrom perfectly captures those moments in which no matter how hard you try, it is all utterly hopeless. I can't help but smile when i look at it.

3. DESIGN: Alvin Lustig

I am completely in awe of the design work of Alvin Lustig. He died in 1955 at the tender age of 40, but his contributions to the world of graphic, interior and textile design are undeniable. (thanks HI + LOW)

4. FILM - Amores Perros

I realise that I am a little slow on the uptake, having only just watched this brilliant film directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu in 2000, but i loved it! The soundtrack is also fantastic.

5. FOOD - Smoked Trout

Something i avoided at family gatherings throughout my childhood, but have come to love with age. Teamed with a solid slice of dark rye bread and a beer of your choosing, i would argue that there is nothing better on a sunday afternoon. 

6. OBJECT - Apothecary Bottles

I have a secret obsession with vintage militaria. I have not yet decided what i would store in these, but i will definately think of something...

7. SOUND - Leonard Cohen

In honour of his recent visit to melbourne, my one and only has been playing Mr Cohen all week. I think I could listen to So Long Marianne every second for the rest of my life.