Monday, November 30, 2009

Black Balloons

Elouise van Riet-Gray 
via Simple Blueprint

You don't have to use it for Christmas...

...but you should totally buy this x-ray-vision-geek gift tag from Melbourne's Able & Game. I wonder if he's modelled on Xenogene from Beauty and the Geek Australia?

Original Writing

So I was climbing a tree, the branch I was holding snapped, I fell, caught another twig which pulled my pants off, landed on a coke bottle and that's why they call it greek sex. By me.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Yes Sir, Yes Sir, three bags...

I'm on the hunt for a new handbag (black, not vegan-friendly) to replace my current shoulder-crippling maroon number (made from up-cycled leather pants by Hurwundeki). Can anyone help? Here are the favourites...

Marc by Marc Jacobs Petal to the Metal Sasha Shoulder Bag

What sort of stupid name is that for a bag? And why does it have those darn birds on it? I read somewhere that they are "a nod to tattoo culture". Despite the birds, I was all ready to buy this bag off shopbop (they do free international postage and the Aussie dollar was strong) but by the time I got around to it, they were sold out. No longer available, unlike the girl with the birds tattooed on her back. If you're in Perth you can pick it up at Wasteland for $850 or so.

Deadly Ponies Mr Flopalopagus

Mr Flopalopagus doesn't have the charm of Mr Quack but he does reek of practicality and style. I would totally be rocking this bag by NZ's Deadly Ponies if fellow glogger D didn't already own it. DP stockists in Oz include The Grand Social, Emporia (in Perth), Alphaville and Somebuddy Loves You (in Melbourne).

ILEMI PARIS 2 ways Leather Bag

I saw this on etsy and it was love. Can I defend spending this much on a bag and shipping it halfway around the world? Alternatively, I could send myself to Paris and buy it in person. Ilemi, my heart is yours.

Anyone know a local leather smith who can make me a bag? Preferably out of some old pants or upholstery or something?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Song of the day

Another one to watch with the sound off.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

'tis the season to overspend

Inspired by Pantone and bored by reds, greens and whites, the people behind Christmas by Colour created this excellent A1 poster of Christmas colours using submissions from thousands of people around the world. This year, colour-lovers voted on their 3 favourite hues, resulting in a choice selection of Christmas cards. My favourites? Yellow Snow and Grandma's Whiskers.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Original Writing.

The traditional Sunday evolution diatribe. An exercise in absurdity and an exposition of pointlessness. Bet you don't wish you were a hummingbird now. By me.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Balloons of the day

There's an interview with Aussie photographer Garry Trinh on Booooooom! today. This is his:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bad Santa

I can't escape the Christmas everywhere. Willy and his "gear" will give me respite.



Monday, November 2, 2009

Tule Monday

Original Writing

Only grow what you're willing to smite. A new, religious, article about the pOlice and their association with the world's major river systems. By me.

Song of the day

This reminds me of donning the skates at Rollarama in Kalamunda (or whatever that place was called, that was down the street from Wet 'n' Wild), trying to keep up with my older and much cooler cousins.