Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Don't look back

It should come as no surprise that we are fans of Zooey Deschanel. More than just a little bit... We really like her... & of course we really like her musical endeavors with M Ward- She & Him.

She & Him have just realised the new video from their second album Volume II & it's brimming with fantastic-ness! From the fashion, to the dancing to the mid century modern design... Its a bit of us!! Enjoy!

She & Him - Don't Look Back from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Polyester meets acetate

We're super excited that the Brunettes are playing this Friday with Sarah Blasko.
If there were a facebook quiz called "What super cute NZ band is your shop?" We would definitely get the Brunettes. It's true! Other people think so too!

To get us in the mood here are a couple of my favorite tracks & a beautiful number from Sarah Blasko. Squee!

Monday, 18 August 2008

I think you're just so pleasent

Eating apple crumble & watching this- It's going to be a good week! X

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

1, 2, 3, 4...

If you haven't watched this yet, you have not lived! Do it now! Your work mates will appreciate it I promise. (Found via Meet Me at Mikes)

sky blue sky

So sorry for the blog slackness! We've been beavering away in preparation for our evening last week (which was just lovely by the way & thanks so much to everyone who came!) & for Craft 2.0 which is this Saturday. It's going to be so much fun, We've got lots of great things up our sleeves & I'm really looking forward to NOT being hung over this time. (More to come on the craftyness soon!)

I've been trying to organize some good weather for the weekend but it's not looking good so far, today is super grey & cold & I can tell the clouds could burst at any minute... But winter ain't all bad! Check out this photo found via Apartment Therapy by Artist Sam Spenser as part of this show. Winter has it's ups! I'm thinking layering- don't you love being able to wear lots of clothes? Gumboots, what not to love about gumboots? I have cowboy boot ones & they are just super! Umbrellas, beautiful bright umbrellas, although not very practical in windy wellington I am totally in the market for a beautiful umbrella I've got my eye on these two from Fred flare...

Right now I am listening to Band of Horses, their beach boys-esq sound is the perfect combat to the greyness outside. They are playing at the end of the month but in Auckland only & I don't think I'll be able to make it. Ah well, I've got my cowboy (gum) boots & my layers, I think I'll survive. x

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

What's new pussycat?

Yup, very cheesy. But I said I would use song tittles for my posts & couldn't think of anything else.
This is my favorite desk accessory- Romy. She's loving herself sick here in the sun & wouldn't stop posing for me. Bless.

Also My friend's band Songs are playing this Saturday at happy, it should be a great show! According to the experts "songs are four people who know a lot of stuff and who make music that sounds like they know a lot of stuff." (Vice) Have a listen to them on their myspace page or check out their great video here.


Friday, 20 June 2008

like it or not

You've got to check out this video by Architecture in Helsinki!
It'll have your legs jigging & fingers tapping as you sit at your computer with a cat on your lap, promise!

Friday, 25 April 2008

Highs & Lows

I had a great time in Auckland, but I'm super glad to be back. We had a heaps of fun at the Sommerset reunion show, if you're a fan check out this video, that's my geeky young boyfriend doing a thumbs up at 1:44 mins! & I found a great new gem- Fabric & Pretty Things (by Trelise Cooper)
I know what you're thinking & I have to say I'm not a fan of her work, but this shop is great!! It sells trims, buttons, all sorts of haberdashery & of course fabric! It's very nicely merchandised and even though it is essentially a house, it doesn't feel awkward at all. Also there is a whole wall of draw shelves - just like World Sweet Worlds wee project (below). Fabric & Pretty things is located at 479 Parnell Road, across the road and up a bit from her other shop.

On a different note a great food spot that used to be our regular is Zap 2. Freshest & cheapest Thai food in Auckland, there's no denying it. 639 Dominion Road Balmoral. I have yet to find Thai this good in Welly, suggestions please!

I'm just starting to get back in the swing of things here & am about to go print up some more scarves, but I'm really feeling in a bit of a musical rut. There is only so many times one can listen to the Shins! Searching through YouTube now I have come across the Concretes, where have I been? I feel like I'm so behind the times, I always seem to discover bands long after they're cool or just after they've toured here. I really love this video & they're Swedish- anything Scandinavian is automatically cool. Also have a look at this great clip from
The concretes singer Victoria Bergsman's solo project Taken by Trees.

Aaaaand, have a look at these great blogs that featured us! Studio Home Creative & Etsy Love.

Sunday, 6 April 2008

Sunday Funday


Hello! I have had a delightful weekend so far, dog sitting & watching every episode of Conchords. Today has been a typical lazy Sunday, drinking chai tea with vanilla soy milk, reading Nylon (I had hoped for Frankie, but I can't find anywhere local that sells it! help!) & listening to the Fiest. Oh & of course, trawling the web & reading some of my fav bogs. (did I say reading? I meant looking at the pictures.)

Nylon surprised me with a feature on Alyson Fox, I've been a fan of her work for a wee while after discovering her on a blog somewhere. Her drawings are just lovely, I really like the unfinished look to them, they remind me a lot of some of my work which I am thinking of revisiting.... (see the second image)



Ms Fox also makes lovely clothing & her website has such pretty photographs & wee videos of the pieces in (staged) everyday environments. I'm all about beauty in banality, so they really appeal to me. There are small delightful details to watch out for too, like uneven socks & the vintage-y prints on the walls. All the clothing is made from natural & sustainable materials, even down to the zips (no zips! they are made from nylon) & buttons- made from fallen twigs. No kidding. Alyson Fox is very talented & I admire her commitment.


This is going to be a bit of a long post, but I just feel like I need to share! While perusing Modish I came across these delightful prints by Wolfie & the Sneak (cute!) They remind me a bit of Jill Bliss' work (which is great also) I love the colours, the awkwardness of the compositions & of course this statement- "each piece represents a saturated beauty and an attempt to compensate for the mundane." :)


Also! I just discovered Chronicle books, where have I been? this is the best online book store by a mile! Check out my wishlist. (Great invention btw, especially if your boyfriend is lazy.)

I am going to be experimenting with the gocco some more tomorrow, so keep an eye out for some new gocco goodness in the shop.

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Swonderful lovelyness

We got the most marvellous package today! Lovely Liv has sent us some treasures that we had favourited on Etsy because we made her a frock to wear for her graduation. Thanks so much Liv! They are amazing! It's so cool to see such delights in the flesh & just makes me want to shop on Etsy so much more! The faux log (We heart faux!) is by My Imaginary Boyfriend, it came with the best packaging! The crochet Clementine is by Eternal Sunshine. It is so cute! I have arranged both next to my desk so I can absorb some creative goodness from them. Also in this package of joy were these cute little owl salt & pepper shakers, I collect s & p shakers & these are the perfect addition to my set! Twoot!!
On another note, we purchased our first album off Itunes today too & I recommend it, (buying off Itunes & the album!) I thought it might be dissatisfying not having the actual physical object to hold in my hot little hands, which might have been the case if the album wasn't so great or if we didn't listen to all our music through the mac.
Anyways go and get yourselves She & Him - Volume One. She & Him is M. Ward & Zooey Deshanel. Zooey is one of those rare celebrities who is actually cool! & she can sing! Aaaand she has great style, this photo makes me wish I had curly hair.