Friday, 31 December 2010

new years eve 2010

goodbye 2010. hello quarter life crises.

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metamorphosis: [met-uh-mawr-fuh-sis] –noun, plural

Biology . a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly.

when we're in our teens we have an excuse to screw up. this is the period where we attempt to find who we are and what we want in life. the ethical and moral behaviours that we are exposed to in our teens is a significant factor in moulding the person we become. it is expected that we make mistakes along the way, and here's to hoping that we learn from them.

as we approach our mid 20's, we should have a fairly decent understanding of the social norms and etiquettes that we, as quality people, should adhere to. however, it seems a select few people, due to their superiority complex, are forgetting the crucial post-screw-up steps. that is, learning from their mistakes, ensuring that shit does not hit the fan again, and ultimately becoming a better person because of it.

i know i'm not perfect, but i respect people and i take others into account before following through with my actions. it seems that respect for others has been taken for granted. i've said it before, i'll say it again - it's a give and take world. if you're not willing to cooperate, slowly but surely - there will be no one left to scratch your back. in my opinion, if you've reached adulthood and you're still an obnoxious arrogant prick, unless you're willing to do something about it, then this is essentially what will define you. there's only so much bullshit one can tolerate, and i'm done with chances. so here's my two cents - stop being so self-absorbed and ignorant. take a good look around and gain some much needed perspective.

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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

artifact bag co. | no. 215

"Be the talk of the office when you bring your lunch in this sturdy, waxed canvas lunch tote. Handmade with Horween leather strap and hand hammered, solid copper rivets. Double stitched seams using heavy (size 138) mil spec nylon thread." - artifactbags

billingham | hadley small

"Following on from the success of the Hadley Original, we have introduced this smaller version. Just as its bigger brother it can be a well-equipped camera bag or with the photo insert removed, a business case or a posh beach bag."-

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Sunday, 26 December 2010


tulip - gifted from my parents
pond - gifted from phillip
girl - gifted from my parents
forget me knot - gifted from my parents
turtle - a.k.a. the awkward turtle, gifted from jonah
teacup and saucer - gifted from jonah
dolphin - a.k.a. fail whale (it fails as a whale), gifted from ptee

Saturday, 18 December 2010

mean green machine

the colour scheme inspiration for my push bike.

image source: mobiuscycle

montante for maserati

sex on wheels

"Montante bicycles express the personality of a unique work, holding fascination and charme. Today these bicycles are one of the most prestigious bicycle brand driven bt Antonello Mantante. All bicycles are realized through craft handed production processes and constantly subjected to strict quality controls. The collection are embellished with unique details and features, which make the bicycles an authentic jewel of tradition and technology: the hand-sewn leather grips, the leather saddle with a new ergonomic design, the front light, the traditional dynamo and the road brakes, which were typical of the Montante bicycles of the Thirties." -

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

angus & julia stone | big jet plane

she said, hello mister pleased to meet ya
i want to hold her, i want to kiss her
she smelled of daisies, she smelled of daisies
she drive me crazy, drive me crazy
gonna take her for a ride on a big jet plane

Sunday, 12 December 2010

metric | twilight galaxy

did i ask you for attention when affection is what i need
thinking sorrow is perfection, i'd wallow 'til you told me
there's no glitter in the gutter, there's no twilight galaxy

band of skulls | i know what i am

questionable friend

there's a fine line between witty and rude commentary.
be a little more considerate of others feelings.
filter your thoughts before you speak and tone it down a notch ... or two.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

dazed & confused #92

3D cover shot by sharif hamza. styled by robbie spencer.

image source: coutequecoute

pale blue eyes

a classic favourite.

tdk boombox

oh, how i love aesthetically pleasing gadgets - especially vintage classic redesigns. three words - touch sensitive buttons. swoons. i think it's time to upgrade my dusty minimalistic tdk cube with tdk's sleek redesign of the classic boombox. comes in two models - 1) larger three speaker model with a subwoofer in the center; 2) two speaker model with a leather strap. not that i intend to walk down the street with my modern boombox, but knowing i have the option to is nice, and the leather strap makes it that much more snazzy. but the handle on the three speaker model is so smooth, and how can you say 'no' to subwoofer. decisions, decisions.

"The analog switches typical of old-school blasters have been swapped out for touch sensitive buttons embedded into the front of the device, similar to those found on many smart phones. While all of the information displayed is digital, it has a decidedly analog feel, even including a retro-styled EQ. Controls include a left knob for controlling the power and volume and one on the right for toggling through radio stations or adjusting the settings. Both models have USB, 3.5mm and RCA auxiliary ports to connect a huge variety of music sources. There is also a larger auxiliary port that allows you to connect a guitar or microphone in case you want to join in the music magic." -


kaleidoscopes + the beatles + australia = tame impala

Thursday, 2 December 2010

the cambridge satchel company

aren't they gorgeous? i'm anxiously waiting for my red 14" satchel. swoons.