Sunday, 19 December 2010

Yesterday I was minding my own business, pushing my bike through the mall when a woman suddenly made a beeline towards me and threw a Christmas card into my basket. Thanks for riding your bike and making the city great, it read. Then later on in the afternoon after I came out of the markets, there was another exactly the same tied around my lock.

Today I discovered arrows made from flour on the footpath outside my house, and being curious about things like that, I decided to follow them. At first I thought that perhaps they were for a child's party. But they kept going for two or three kilometres. Sometimes there would be four arrows pointing in different directions and I had to ride down each of the different streets a little way to find out where the trail continued. Then they went around the back of the Julia Farr centre, and I thought they might be for some underground gig or whatnot. But they still kept going. Through parks, down side streets, onto main roads. It began to rain and I was worried that I wouldn't find the end in time, until finally I was just down the street from my house again, and I saw a slightly open gate with some spilt flour and buckets inside. I rushed home and wrote a letter. Hello, Were you the creator of the arrow trail? If so, please leave an arrow in the driveway of [the address of my block of flats] at your earliest possible convenience. I very much enjoyed the trek. x

Now I'm waiting for an arrow in my driveway. I'm not sure what I'll do if it comes - perhaps write another letter?

What a strange weekend.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Globes. (See what I did there?)
Etsy and Arik Levy via Design Boom.

Gin and tonics.

As much as I like categorising things by words, this series is a challenge. I'd love to hear your favourite things starting with G, if you'd care to share?

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Freunde von Freunden. Let's just all take a moment to reflect on how totally amazing it would be to live in a third floor apartment with large windows that let the sun stream in onto the mismatched pot plants, parquetry floors and white walls that are perfect for casually leaning artwork against. Oh yeah, and all that, but in Berlin.
A notable mention goes to For Me, For You. Man, that girl never gets it wrong.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Efterklang. They do silly things like wear funny hats and play with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra. (I'll never forgive myself that I was in town when they did this, and didn't see it). I love their music to pieces, but had never seen this video until today. It's an emotional one for me to watch - it was filmed here. Such a long, long time ago.

Essimar. Lovely things with my favourite medium of all time: paper.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Don Draper. But I do. But I don't. But I do. But... oh man, why fight it?

Dresses. Flouncy, ballerina, verging-on-ridiculous ones. (See also: Don Draper, Mad Men)

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Copenhagen Streetstyle (Copenhagen in general - but we already knew that)
Cables by Steering By Stars
Good things like cream cheese and cinnamon and ohmygoodness I need to bake these

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Bizarre Love Triangle (but not the 'extended dance remix' or the official video version).

Bows (but not too girly).

Banana Bread (no buts!)
It's been a while, hey?

I've wanted to come back. But the longer you leave things sometimes, the harder they are to start up again. I know I'm sporadic with this. But that's just the way things are. I think I accept that now.

Here begins a collection of lots of things I've seen and heard and love to pieces, beginning with 'a'. It's not comprehensive. It's just what comes to mind right now.

Amy Borrell (a long term love!)

...and fittingly, All The Mountains
The most beautiful pictures of Austria by bawkbawkbawk

All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone by Explosions In The Sky
Anna Karina. I have a friend who looks just like her!
anna karina_el soldadito 3

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Back in Adelaide, I finished the roll that was in my camera. The map shop across from Format has an atlas in the window and the page changes every day. We went on a 'retreat' to a forest in the hills. Tannon recently moved house and now not only does he live with some super-nice housemates, but if you squint through his window you can see their overgrown red shed with white trimmings - and it's ALMOST like a Swedish summer house.

We were in Sydney to see Jónsi, which was of course absolutely magical. I gave film a try - I shot some in similar conditions last year at Deerhunter that worked OK - but alas, there was little to salvage from the 35mm photos especially after the processing place cut them all incorrectly! We both fell a little bit in love with both Jónsi and his amazingly handsome bass player, Úlfur.

Sydney, from a few weekends ago. I used my AE-1 for the first time. Needless to say I need to a) use better quality film and b) work on my exposure. Some are quite lovely though.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

People I want to be #652: Owen Gildersleeve.

(Via Pillar Box Post)

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Mia Nolting keeps me amused for hours. What with her questionnaires, free stuff and art school money making scheme - which totally sounds like something we'd do at Format.

Now she's selling envelopes of 'stuff' and I am totally buying one. She also makes really nice pictures. With nice hand drawn type. Did I mention how witty and whimsical she is? Yeah. I kinda want to be her. (Just like I want to be Hattie Newman. Perhaps I should write an entire blog post about people I 'want to be'.)

I can't wait to see what I get in my envelope.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Photographs that were taken a long time ago but have only now been developed.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Renew Adelaide is another project I've been working on these past six months or so. Last Friday we finally opened The Reading Room and Workshop. This Stateline story validates all of the hard work we've put in (and yep, that's me - fleetingly - in the second to last frame - black dress and bouncing around like a dork. Ha.)

Amazing. Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved. We're going to do something about this city yet.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Also, at Format we're at it again! This time it's a Christmas in July market, complete with a forest of plastic christmas trees! Facebook event here- do come! Email to book a stall!

My little Swedish horse looks so at home in the diorama.
I'm relieved more than anything that this is finally out. It's been a few months of hard work, but it's good, it's finally looking good. It folds out all pretty, it's got lots of layers (like the music), it's really something special.

It's called Rewind The Fall, it's by Box Elder, and it's available in person for $5, or via Bandcamp ($3 if you grab a code from here).

This is my favourite song on the EP.

Box Elder - Microdots

Friday, 18 June 2010

Kate's had me spying on backpacks lately - and indeed, I've bought not just one, but two! This one, however, ticks a lot of boxes.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Steering By Stars - Closer from SteeringByStars on Vimeo.

Look, I don't want to gush about this, but... Steering By Stars are are little bit amazing. I think everyone in Adelaide has been waiting for this clip, not to mention the album due out in July.

Sure, the vid ain't all sunshine and rainbows but there is something so compelling to watch about it. It's also always nice to recognise places, and the dark-rainy-night aesthetic is just perfect.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Oh boy, I think I have found the best tumblr in the entire world. And OH-MY-FREAKING-GOD, they link through to the foundry page. Genius. (Although slightly delayed for those of us in the 'future'!)