23rd May 2013
We started using Flickr right before we left London in 2007 to go travelling, and it’s been my friend ever since.
Photojojo’s Timecapsule is just one of the reasons it’s so amazing – every 2 weeks we get an update of photos from the same time last year which is beyond cool. You can also send messages to yourself in the future.
Anyway, this week Yahoo launched their new and improved site and I have to say I love it. Admitedly I haven’t had a good play yet, but I love the layout and being able to view all of our photos in one long stream.
Flickr, you will forever have my heart (along with 7000 of our most favourite photos that I will continue to add too). xx
2nd May 2013
So we’re off to Si’s motherland for 2 months today and I can’t wait.
London here we come!
I’ll be back on the 13th with some British love… so until then, stay happy my neon friends!
26th April 2013
Handpresso is an espresso maker for your car.
Yep, that’s right. Your car.
Plug it into the cigarette lighter, add water, a E.S.E. coffee pod, then press the button and wait for the 3 beeps to tell you your espresso is ready. With a 16 bar pressure system the espressos are bound to be tasty and the design itself is pretty slick.
Now if only they would make a milk heater + foamer for my latté…
3rd April 2013
Shanghai photographer Maleonn came up with the idea for a mobile studio when he looked back at his work and realised that although the images he was taking meant a lot to the people he was photographing, they were actually quite detached from what was going on.
After seven months of preparation, painting, prop hiring and making, Maleonn began travelling with his Studio Mobile, and 25 Chinese provinces later he’s photographed 200,000 people.
You can find more images on his site here.
2nd April 2013
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 366th birthday of Maria Sibylla Merian, the German scientific illustrator and naturalist, known for her exquisite documentation of the metamorphosis of the butterfly and her studies in Suriname between 1699 – 1701.
27th March 2013
It’s pretty awesome and let’s you get up close and personal to all kinds of places you might otherwise never see.
All you need to do is enable Maps GL on your Google Maps and then take a photo tour of a place you want to explore.
14th January 2013
I just had to share with you guys another awesome present my little sister got me for Christmas (yes, she’s really, really cool!)
This one pretty much outdid all the other gifts – and my sister-in-law (who also got one) and I almost cried when we opened them!
Meshu is a company that makes custom pendants and earrings based on journeys. My Meshu is made up of the places I’ve travelled to in the last few years from Australia to Mozambique and each place is a point on my facet necklace. You can choose from Bamboo, Silver, Nylon and Acrylic and each piece comes with a postcard of your design in a little black box.
I absolutely love it.
14th January 2013
Everyone knows how much I love skulls especially my sweet little sister, and when she gave me this amazing bottle of wine for Christmas I completely fell in love with it.
Skulls 2008 was produced by R Wines (a collaboration between winemakers Dan Philips and Chris Ringland) in South Australia. It was then imported to Vancouver where she bought it and took it back to Hong Kong. Then she gave it to me for Christmas and I brought it back to Cape Town. How’s that for around the world?
The best bit about this wine though (aside from it’s 16.3% alc./vol.) is the AMAZING label by Hungarian designer István Orosz, entitled Ship of Fools. It’s surreal and beautiful. Orosz is often compared with M. C. Escher because of his forced perspectives and optical illusions, so spend some time seriously checking it out.
As Eat Magazine says: “This wine, and its label, is not for the feint of heart.”
Think we’ll have to save it for a special occasion.
9th January 2013
Love today’s Google Doodle.
Happy 150th birthday to the London Underground!
7th December 2012
This afternoon we fly to Hong Kong for Christmas and New Year with my family! It’s been almost 3 years since we were there and I can’t wait to get back.
I also have the added bonus of some realtime Between the Neon and the Sea action – my blog comes from a short story with the same name, which reminds me of Hong Kong everyday. I will try my best to get some awesome HK-neon-inspired posts uploaded while I’m there.
Happy Friday everyone!
21st November 2012
Jonathan Trappe is off on an adventure in his floating house, just like Mr Fredricksen in Up!
Trappe was the first person to cross the English Channel with cluster balloons and this test run at the Leon International Balloon festival in Mexico was a warm up for his Atlantic crossing attempt next Summer.
The clever guy plans to fly the 2500 miles in a 7 foot lifeboat with 365 balloons … and so he can’t fail really. Perfect!
19th November 2012
This beautiful video of 3 friends travelling around South America left me dreaming of our trip a few years ago.
Well worth a watch.
16th November 2012
Do you remember Between Friends with the lovely Miss Yael Fachler?
Well, after a couple of delays (including a massive, inconsiderate superstorm) her American road trip has officially begun!
I’ve been checking out luckily the seats go back almost hourly to see where they are, what they’re eating and where they’re staying … and I feel like I’m tagging along in the backseat. Yay! Miss you hunny!
5th November 2012
So, after a pretty hectic 2 weeks we arrived back in Cape Town this morning.
London was awesome. Cold, busy, and fun … but it’s nice to be home. I thought this timelapse of a Heathrow approach was lovely and appropriate.
22nd October 2012
We’re back in London and having an awesome time – even though it’s drizzly, cold and so foggy you can’t see 2 feet in front of you!
Tubes, chocolate skulls, sexy neon and Chilli Beef Ramen = the perfect start to a 2 week trip.
17th October 2012
Midway is a film by photographer, director and activist Chris Jordan shot on the Midway Atoll in the North Pacific Ocean.
“The MIDWAY media project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.”
With filming continuing throughout this year and a Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 (they ended up raising $112,273) the completed film is due for release next year. I can’t wait to watch it.
16th October 2012
On Friday we went to our favourite Mexican Restaurant in Cape Town, San Julian. It’s probably the most authentic Mexican we’ve had outside of Mexico (except for Wahaca in London), the tortillas are sooooo good and the chilli sauces hot, hot, hot! The best bit though is that we always reminisce about our Mexican travels over tequila and cerveza and get to practice our Spanish with Arturo = Perfecto.
San Julian on Rose Street – Cape Town
What we ate:
Nachos (yum!), Ceviche (yum!) and Sinaloa Chilorio Pork Tacos with lots of spicy sauce! Yum!
What we drank:
El Jimador shots washed down with Sangrita and Coronas.
Dreaming of Mexico while sipping on tequila.
11th October 2012
These cheeky London Underground stickers have been appearing for a while, but it looks like they’re only just beginning to create a stir with the BBC reporting on them yesterday.
Do you think these stickers qualify as graffiti or are fun little distractions to brighten your day? I think they’re awesome and will totally be on the lookout next time we’re back!
Want more? Check out The Poke.
28th September 2012
Miss Yael Fachler is one of the most talented people I know. She’s small, sweet and a bad-ass photographer.
The thing about Yael is that if she’s not working on a shoot, she’s planning the next one, or organising an exhibition with one of the hundreds of creative people she’s friends with. She’s quietly motivated and she’s never afraid to take risks with the subjects she shoots. Sexy girls, sexy boys, nudity, quirky fashion and music bits and bobs in between.
In a few weeks she’s off on a 2 month America road trip and I can’t wait to see what she comes back with. I know it’s gonna rock.
(To view a bigger version, please click the image above)
18th September 2012
Hello! I’m home!
Zanzibar was amazing. Beautiful, relaxing and chilled (that’s another post all turquoise and aquamarine) and because our flight left super early on Saturday morning from Jo’burg, we decided to fly up the day before.
We spent the day hanging out in a rather awesome hotel, complete with private jacuzzi, champagne and Nelson Mandela next door! And since we were there we thought we should check out a bit of the city too. 44 Stanley was recommended to us by the lovely Maike, so we went to have a look. It was super cool and we killed a couple of hours wandering around and eating. Here’s what we found:
Bean There - an afternoon wandering is never complete without a good coffee stop. Jo’burg’s Bean There is just as sexy as Cape Town’s and the coffee rocks.
Anatomy Design - I fell in love with the skull screenprint in the window.
Lucky Fish was a gorgeous shop selling everything from cotton Indian bedspreads to handmade soap. Si bought me one of Fiona Goldthorpe’s Día de los Muertos Skull Soaps. It’s much too pretty to use so I’m going to find a box frame for it.
Vovo Telo - Mmmm. Pizza bread and juices to die for. Their awesome branding was done by South African illustrator Alta Stegmann and the best bit? They just opened a cafe at the V&A. Sweet.
Decade / Wasteland had some gorgeous vintage furniture that reminded me of pieces my grandparents used to own.
So 44 Stanley was the perfect start to our trip and definitely check out if you’re ever in Johannesburg.
(Thanks Maike x)
5th September 2012
Can you tell I’m excited?
4th September 2012
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10th August 2012
My friend Chris just sent me this cool shot from Berlin’s nHow Freedom Park.
For the 50th anniversary of the building the Berlin Wall, the Dudes Factory and Lux Pop Art Group collaborated to present Freedom Park, a painting exhibition from a selection of the best contemporary artists in the world, onto original cement segments of the Berlin Wall.
The exhibition runs until the 09.11.14 – the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall, with every year seeing more artists join the exhibition.
You can watch more about it here.
Thanks Chris (hope you guys have an awesome weekend!)