Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Charlie Brown Christmas

I like this better than the original clip

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Drive Thru

Like the video.

Need help choosing a Drive Thru? Try this flowchart.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday font fun: Blanca Gomez

via one of my favourite illustrators, Blanca Gomez of Cosas Minimas
Let's play
Originally uploaded by blancucha

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Present & Correct

I admit it, I'm addicted to stationery. The latest hit to soothe those paper cravings is this Stamp Sheet Wall Planner from one of the best dealers, Present & Correct. It's like an Advent Calendar for the whole year, just without the chocolates. (Pictures from Present & Correct's facebook page.)

If I knew it would clear customs, I'd also pick up this 5 Hole Pencil Sharpener. Not that I use pencils. It's just I can't stop buying stationery.

Balloons of the day

Song of the day

Original Writing.

If you cloned me, I'd be twice as nice. By me.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

I asked you to go to a Green Day concert, you said you'd never heard of them

My sister dragged me along to Green Day on Friday night (not that I have anything against them, I just haven't bought any of their albums since the mid nineties). It was fun. It was good value. The set was long. I have no complaints.

There was an Asian family sitting next to me, complete with little boy who couldn't have been more than seven years old. He was shorter than I am, even standing on his seat (which some usher woman stopped him from doing, boo). His uncoordinated, skinny little arms punched, waved and made hand gestures as enthusiastically as anyone else there, except maybe his Dad. When Billie Joe accused the crowd of sinning ("Having sex! Drinking alcohol! Smoking the devil's something") my little friend resolutely shook his head to reassure his folks that he was doing none of the above.

You expect a polished performance from a band that's been around since I was in high school, and Green Day didn't disappoint. They also did juvenile shit, which I love from a band. (I almost became a Blink 182 fan after I saw them at a festival and their finale was punctuated by the word "FUCK" lit up in flames above the stage.) Green Day had flames on stage, they drenched the (indoors) crowd with Super Soakers and hoses, they toilet-papered the front rows and they shot t-shirts into the back rows. My sister complained that they didn't set the drum kit on fire this time but it was only the first show on the tour.

There was crowd participation to the max, including a kid who was dragged up on stage to be healed, assisted stage dives, crowd sing-alongs and a couple of wailing chicks invited up on stage to ruin my favourite Green Day song, Longview. (They were so bad that my sister's man commented, "They could be on Australian Idol.")

Green Day sucked up to the Perth crowd no end (did I even hear an Adelaide joke at some stage?). As well as telling us they were starting their tour with the best city, they:

1) played AC DC riffs;
2) told us we have the best beaches in the world;
3) commented on what a "Green Week" it'd been; and
4) played "Last Night in Perth (on Earth)" in the acoustic encore.

They did general Aussie sucking up too, with chants of "Aussie Aussie Aussie", playing Johnny O'Keefe and telling us we're better than Americans (don't they know we're a carbon copy?).

Other larks? A totally Green Gay medley, punctuated by rainbow lights and horns, of King for a Day, Shout, Hey Jude, Satisfaction and Highway to Hell. The two hour set was finished off with thirty minutes of encore, including three acoustic tracks.

Balloons plus bicycle plus pedals plus polaroid plus plus plus

 i rode my bicycle past your window last night 
by Anna Amphigorously 
via Kelsey Genna 
via Stompface

Hearts on Fire

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Balloons at breakfast

No photoshop involved!

Light Breakfast by David Sykes

Saturday, October 24, 2009

aka zeass, zeedonk, zebadonk

"Zonkey" is not the technically correct name for such a cross. The most commonly accepted terms are zebrinny, zebrula, and zedonk.

Living Photograph: Chris with Teacup


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Eat this Campbell

Yeah, like everything on Etsy doesn't belong here...


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tim Walker + Balloons =

We heart hearts...and Kermit

Elvis Costello, Palais Theatre, St Kilda 10th October 2009

I realised upon entering this concert that I was one of the youngest members of the audience, barring the young children who were dragged there by their parents because it was probably cheaper than paying a babysitter on a saturday night. Elvis Costello and the Attractions were kicking it before I was even born and not being that familiar with his other work, I didn't know what to expect for a solo performance.

The crowd were neat and polite. The seasoned entertainer stood on the stage with an array of guitars and intricate foot pedals surrounding him.

Costello has a fantastic voice. One that could be heard thoughout the entire theatre without amplification. He played many of his famous songs including "She", "Veronica", "Watching the Detectives". "Good year for the roses" was one of the shining songs of the set which was well rounded by "What's so funny about peace love and understanding?"

Another celebration for music lovers. Thanks Elvis.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Booooooom Bernauer Balloon

Today is an important day

Today marks the important "two months and 13 days until Christmas" anniversary. Therefore, I share these Christmas gift cheat-sheets that can be downloaded for free from Made in England (the blog of designer and illustrator Simon Cook ). Just print one off, fill it in, then leave it in a conspicuous spot for your loved ones to find. It's even less subtle than sticking "Buy This" Post-It notes into jewellery catalogues.

While you're there, check out "Poo Views", a photo series by Cookie (who is also a keen hiker, it would seem) documenting his outdoor shitting experiences.

Bibio - Fire Ant

Afro Samurai

This series currently being shown on ABC2 combines two elements very dear to me. Afros and Samuel L Jackson.

Afro Samurai is a five part anime series starring Samuel L Jackson as the forementioned main character. The series is set in futuristic feudal Japan. The story revolves around various villains attempting to defeat Afro who has deity-like superpowers.

Samuel L Jackson is at his best in this anime series. And yes, there are many " opportunities for him to say "" which he takes full advantage of.

We heart hearts

 modelmayhem via weheartit

Font + fun = Funt

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Balloons of the day

"Pinned" by Adam Parker Smith

Arguably the most sig breakbeat in history. 1969
Interesting: Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions song 'we're winners' very similar baseline 1967, BUT Greg Coleman was the same drummer. Shame he missed out on all those royalties. AND.... Jester Hairston's Amen was the melody.
Original afterall?