Monday 16 July 2012

this week.

  1. My new haircut - what's the point of getting your ears pierced again if your hair constantly covers them up?  So the hair had to go.  Simple.
  2. My antique Mexican pendant - my parents picked this up in Vancouver when they were on their recent travels and I love it to bits.  It's turquoise mounted on silver with a silver, copper and bronze Aztec design.  I'm going to have to get some mixed metal earrings to go with it.
  3. Labradorite - as the boy doesn't wear jewellery (*snerk*) my parents brought back a piece of this from Canada.  It's gorgeous, a glossy black slab with flecks of peacock blue and gold.
  4. Uniqlo t-shirts - I think I may live in these in the autumn and winter, layered with jumpers.
  5. Haim - as I've mentioned before, I think Haim are going to feature heavily on my soundtrack for the summer, when the summer actually gets started that is.

  1. Neon Genesis Evangelion - I first heard of this series when Pullip released their Rei and Asuka dolls but hadn't ever checked it out.  Until I heard that it involved mechas.  We've been watching it online and I am in love.  I think it's my new anime addiction.
  2. Tourmaline - I love pink and green jewellery so I think I'm going to have to add some tourmaline to my collection.  I'm eyeing up this watermelon tourmaline piece on Etsy, I think it may be a post-birthday treat.
  3. figma Inori Yuzuriha - I know you shouldn't judge an anime by its action figure, but I think I may have to check out Guilty Crown!
  4. Gemagenta on Etsy - I've been eyeing up several pieces in this lovely shop, especially this lingerie inspired ring.  Her work is so detailed and delicate.
  5. This sweet online paper doll game - I can't get over how adorable this is, the textures are gorgeous.

Sunday 8 July 2012

summer sounds.

I've created a spring/summer playlist this year.  I was hoping it would be the soundtrack to my summer, tunes to chill out to while enjoying a sunny bus journey into work, but I suppose that's wishful thinking at the moment!  Here are some artists I've only just discovered this year who have made the list.

Haim - I've downloaded Haim's EP, Forever, and it's such addicting listening.  It's this bizarre blend of pop, rock and R&B which, as mad as it sounds, really works.  

Kimbra - 'Settle Down' is a fab track with vocal percussion that builds and builds.  She's got a great bluesy voice which is very easy to listen to.

Icona Pop - not my usual thing, but 'Nights Like This' has the potential to be a great summer anthem.

The Jezabels - I downloaded Prisoner before going to see Garbage after learning that The Jezabels were their support act.  It's a fab alt rock album.  I especially like 'City Girl' and 'Long Highway'.

Oh Land - I remember reading that Oh Land, born Nanna ├śland Fabricius, is the daughter of an opera singer and an organist.  It sounds like she's broken free from these traditional bonds, creating amazing electronic sounds.

Jessie Ware - this is a really chilled track, very sophisto-pop.  She's got such a smooth voice, extremely easy to listen to.

Tuesday 3 July 2012

this week.

  1. Our new retro games consoles - we've had a Sega Master System II and a Famicom arrive this week.  Old skool!
  2. My skull shirt from Mango - I wore this shirt to work on Friday and was asked if it was from Alexander McQueen.  Definitely put a smile on my face.
  3. Going to see Garbage live (again) - I saw Garbage again at Brixton Academy last night and I'm still in awe.  I can't quite put into words how amazing they are.
  4. Edamame beans - Waitrose are selling these in small tubs now with a light soy dressing and they go perfectly with my leaves and roast chicken at lunch.  Yum!
  5. Aranzi Aronzo - I bought another craft book from Aranzi Aronzo from Japan Centre and I'm really looking forward to starting some new projects soon.