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Monday, March 28, 2011


still haven't got it back. wank.
update, as of just now I do. I'd left it at hammersmith. Closest to me. Great.
Anyway, had a lovely cycle ride home in the dark, making pussy-licking/wanking gesturesat the old perverts on askew road that yelled after me.

Lundberg Loses It

A couple of nights ago, in a hazy panicky (oh-god-i'm-late-and-drunk) freak out I parked my bike somewhere in london in order to get the piccadilly line. I do not remember which piccadilly line tube stop I got on at. The usual suspects are normally Hammersmith, Leicester square, Covent Garden, Holborn or if I've been a total wanker and gone up to north east for the jokes of it, Seven Sisters on the Victoria line. Now I have to go find my bike. I'm not happy about this and the fact I have only myself to blame for what will be an expensive bike-hunt is making me even more angry.

HOWEVER. There is a lot that's cool about bikes - not mine, mine has 3 gears, the highest of which is literally like the 2nd gear on most children's cycles. My bike also has a basket that's bent out of shape and a stand that is so wonky it makes a tuneful strumming noise as it plucks the spokes of my back wheel when I go faster than jogging speed.
But back to the cool stuff. Going down hills. The best part about living at the top of Castle hill, other than proximity to both Tandoori palace and the thriving squirrel colony, is going down the hill super fast, with all my books and laptop and chunky heavy stuff in the basket to tug me down even faster. I think I'm so cool when I'm doing that, but obvs I just look like a poodle somebody's pointing a hairdryer at.
Erik Lundberg is one of those crazy/cool people that spends nuff money on skate equipment so he can ride super fast down hills and possibly fall to his death. BUT, mostly he doesn't fall off, and mostly he just has a GREAT TIME. Here's a dope video by Kenny Luby documenting a day in the life of Lundberg as he attempts to not "lose it" on a hill.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

jen jen jen

Happy Birthday Jen.

Today I had the loveliest of days with Jen and her parents in and around Kensington. A BEAUTIFUL lunch and cocktails, that were still yum despite the raw hanging that was happening.
Speaking of which - John Rodnitsky. If you are out there, call me. As all of last night's holborn macdonalds diners know, I think you are "SOOOOO FIT".


I was just organising my useless backups from years and years ago and I found my yearbook page for Chiswick.
I miss that common room, the toasties, secretly disliking Miss Lee, hiding from chemistry in the computer rooms and watching clique politics. AND FAISAL'S RED HAIR.
ohhh, chiswickkkk...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Takun Williams

Me and Larry have been bumming the 90's as of late. I wish I had a pair of brothel creepers, or a pvc mini dress and a bad weave with candy coloured stripes in it. And LIP LINER.
The 90's was so great.

Anyway, the more I google images for 90s fashion, or watch films like 'But, I'm a Cheerleader!' (GREAT), the more I fall back in love with bright colours. I've had a little break from them for the past few months, black and grey are easier and don't show food stains as badly. Yeah, yeah, I'm gross. Whatever.
My heart leapt when I stumbled on Takun William's art focussing on modern pop icons... BRIGHT, ANGULAR, CLASHING, EVERYTHING I WANT. And unlike most pop art I fall for, I've been alive while most of the icons featured were as well. Don't judge me, but that shit is exciting..
Check out his tumblr, it's wonnnderful..

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Friday, March 25, 2011

i eat hot boys for breakfast

in my dreams

and sometimes when i'm perving over editorials i lick the models i want to lick in real life.
by the way - that's a total joke, i don't do that. I like hoarding magazines too much. Its just my sense of humour has taken a turn for the worse and I thought it would be funny to type that and now I've typed too much to use the backspace button.
Stussy x Fred Perry, how odd you might say, how british, how americana, how are they merging?
I don't entirely know, but I like these photos, the location looks like it could either be a rutty english pub or some kind of underground american bar. And the models are fit.

Also, don't forget to look at the Japan post - http://theshinybaz.blogspot.com/2011/03/japan.html
Donate some money, just cos its not popping up on bbc news as often doesn't mean its all fixed, like my sweet old granny thought.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

mushrooms & roses

I don't really have much to say about this video, other than it is absolutely beautiful - the closing shot of only Muse's face illuminated in the dark is just, uuugh, makes me shudder.

Friday, March 18, 2011


This post is inexcusably late, but here are the few ways you can help Japan with donations to some of the UK charities already out there:

And for US residents, check out this amazing list put together by designboom

emergency supplies + food

already onground in japan and accepting donations online to increase the aid they can provide,
the organization delivers boxes of emergency shelters, water, and vital supplies to families affected by disasters.

salvation army
donate online, or text JAPAN or QUAKE to 80888 to make a 10 USD donation from your phone balance.

medical aid

direct relief international
working since friday  in the pacific rim, the organization coordinates volunteer efforts
and offers medical assistance in emergencies, providing approximately 30 USD worth
of medical materials and aid for every 1 USD donated. donate online.

doctors without borders (médecins sans frontières)
the organization, which sends licensed doctors to offer free medical aid to those in need,
is expanding the teams it has sent to northern Japan, and is accepting donations online.

international medical corps
text MED to 80888 to make a 10 USD donation from your phone balance.

red cross
visit redcross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a 10 USD donation from your phone balance.
japan red cross society
american red cross

onground response and distribution of funds

global giving
donate online, or text JAPAN to 50555 (US residents) to make a 10 USD donation from your phone balance.

world vision
donate online, or text 4JAPAN to 20222 to make a 10 USD donation from your phone balance.

other services

ARK: animal refuge kansai
the organization is accepting volunteers and donations to help animals made homeless by the earthquake and tsunami.

google crisis response page
the google crisis response page includes updated information and contact information about the disaster,
a person finder, and donation box to the japanese red cross.


In the Sky

While bumbling about on the internet I found this amazing project by student Lisa Reinermann. Reinermann put together this alphabet of photographs during her degree at the University of Duisburg-Essen, it makes me feel shite about my lack of creativity at Cam. Apparently, the project began in Barcelona with the letter Q, and once she'd found that, the rest followed.
I love the scary shapes of the letters and the optimistic blue skies that fill them. Apparently you can buy a book of the photos, but I'm not sure where from... Either way

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Live Bed Show

One of the most beautifully lit editorial's I've come across for a long time. From Love#5, shot by Willy Vandeperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Celebrating five years of Target Go International collections and collaborations, Opening Ceremony have created this sweeeeeeeeet video.
The Bad News Step Team from the Bronx BRING IT.

Step, Clap, Go! from Opening Ceremony on Vimeo.