Since I obviously fail at regular updates, I thought I would do this post as a list. A list of things that I really enjoy right now. If you don’t know me very well (but I know that everyone reading this does ;) ), you should know that I like really random things. So, without further ado, I bring you The List:
1. What Do You Live For, ad by Ogilvy Asia.
Seriously, this made me tear up. Granted, I am a wuss and tear up at most anything even vaguely emotional. Watch this one at full screen for emotional power that goes up to 11.
2. Welcome to the Jungle, 2CELLOS.
I really enjoyed this and it made me want to play an instrument. Real bad. I don’t know much about them other than they play a mean cello, but you can find out more on their site or their facebook page. This one also benefits from full screen viewage*.
* I know that viewage isn’t a word, I just like it.
3. Hennie Haworth, illustrator and designer.
This is her beautiful Skyline poster I love all the detail and the use of color :)
And how great is this Alphabet print? I think it would be great in a nursery, but as that isn’t going to happen for a pretty long time, I could settle for it anywhere. Again, it’s all the detail in the drawing for me. I also love the colors. I seem to have some sort of obsession with a red, white and turquoise combo at the moment. I bought Gavin a print that was red and white, I bought me a print that was turquoise (mostly) and then I bought us both another print that will go in the kitchen… I think I am noticing a trend…
4. The World’s Smallest Post Service Kit
I think I just like stuff that is not normal sized… On a side note, I would LOVE if I got one of these in the mail!
5. Deep Dark Africa, an store that sells stuff made in Africa, but of great design.
There are these beautiful lace vases that are only $35! I love that the stuff is just classic, nice looking, affordable pieces, rather than the ram-it-down-your-throat-ethnic vibe that most fair trade products/stores give off.
How about a gorgeous bamboo shawl? This one’s a twofer as you get eco and humanitarian cred all in one ;)
Seriously, check them out as all their stuff is amazing, handmade, affordable and it helps people. In their words, Deep Dark Africa is “carefully selected hand designed and made pieces created by or in collaboration with a diverse range of local artisans, designers & crafters, Deep Dark Africa aims to promote this uniquely talented continent & its rich creativity, showing that African design is evolving whilst still holding firm to it’s handmade roots.” I couldn’t have said it better myself :)
So we have reached the end of my list. I can now close all the tabs on my browser and perhaps give my poor dying laptop a well deserved restart..