Gah. Epic + Adorable:

A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn't stop smiling.
- My Modern Met

See more of Sacha Goldberger + Mamika here.


Dear Pixar

... please make a movie featuring the team fortress 2 characters.

Valve seriously makes me wish I had the patience and skill to learn how to properly play video games. Abso-fucking-lutely genius stuff.

Moar muzak

Lovely person introduced me to a lovely band from Brooklyn, been leaping up and down to their tunes for several weeks now yay! Brilliant stripped down sound, they're like the counterparts to my band of 2009 - The XX (both very minimal but one's leapy day music one's more cued for moody night time listening). Hopefully I'll get to see 'em live once I'm in the Americas ... Excited? Me? Hellsyeah.


Delirious Ramble #1

Ill Ill Ill as a dog. So thought it'd be good to stop being a lazy cunt and post on this thing again. Got down with some upper respiratory tract bollocks this weekend (someday I will be fit and healthy ... this day is obviously not today) and so have spent the past few days wallowing in bed feeling sorry for myself while hacking out bits of little green things from my lungs which may or may not hold sentient qualities. Have also spent the whole time catching up on TV, or more specifically the first two seasons of Lie to Me, which is a vaguely mediocre run-of-the-mill show that has captured my attention due to two things:

1) Its vaguely interesting premise that looks at decoding human emotions through facial expressions

2) Tim Roth.

Since the first starts to get quite repetitive as the series goes on I think this can be narrowed down to one thing:

1) Tim-motherfucking-Roth

This man's been an all time favourite actor of mine, specially after creating one of the most lovely films I've seen, The Legend of 1900 - where he plays some poor old sod that refuses to get off his boat (the plot is undoubtedly more layered and complex and beautiful than that but right now my head hurts too much to think)

Tim Roth on his boat with some guy wearing HATS. 

I forgot how much I loved him until I stumbled over this show (on a sidenote how obsessed are the yanks with the brits these recent years? Hugh Laurie in House, Ricky Gervais, Russell Brand and Simon Pegg in various movies while Estelle, Amy Winehouse and Jay Sean nick the music front, and now Tim Roth... I am hoping this obsession lasts for when I traverse stateside since hopefully my transatlantic accent will cause legions of men/women/small household animals/inanimate objects to generally worship me :x) 

Ramblings aside, watching Tim Roth being the snarky little bastard that he is made me think of another snarky bastard who I adore - John Constantine. Which got me thinking, some big hollywood media mogul should definitely do a proper Hellblazer film starring Mr Tim Roth as Mr John Constantine:

I mean seriously, they're both English, they both smoke and most importantly, they're both absolute wankers. It would be AMAZING. (unlike that hollywood tripe with Keanu bloody Reeves that I refuse to watch EVER) 

So please big hollywood media mogul man. If you happen to stumble on this blog, make this happen yes? :x


Epic Tales of TK455 + TK479


Stumbled on this months ago but a prompt from a mate of mine reminded me of just how fucking awesome these are. Fantastic concept, I'm just upset there's only 365 of them. I want moar plz. Mister Stéfan, you are a god.

Find the entire set at Stormtrooper 365 and more of Stéfan's work at his flickr. Fuckin A.



I am absolutely devastated. I think I need to stop supporting teams since any I touch tend to fail. First Green's bumble and now this? Imminent mass weepage. I've been supporting Spain since I was a wee one, back in '98 during the days of Raul. They captured my heart completely in South Korea/Japan in 2002; their moves were fluid, their games exciting, and they had a hunger about them - one that was decidedly lacking last night. Sure they were technically decent, sure their possession was off the charts but there was no drive, no energy. They were a pale, lacklustre shadow of what I (and most people) had hoped to see. Whether it was complacency or just another case of the Spanish Jinx, I've no clue, but regardless, I am utterly, bitterly disappointed.

This whole World Cup's been decidedly mediocre so far though. Nothing's stood out apart from the North Korea v Brazil game which was a bit brilliant really. Totally backing N. Korea after watching their show, fantastic stuff. For a side to keep fighting, and push attacks to hit a goal in the 89th minute despite being 2 down .. that's what this game should be about. It's depressing to see how scarce that mentality is within these supposed top teams. Brazil just cocks about half the time, Argentina is strong but not consistent, England, France and Portugal are lacking any coherency to their play and now this! 

Never thought I'd say this but thank god for North Korea for keeping the spirit alive.

Hoping this is only due to it being early days but only time will tell ...


But that is a rant for another day :x

[EDIT/UPDATE: SPAIN MOTHERFUCKING WON. My hard on is YAY big. 12 Years of support and my team have now become double winners - holders of the Euro and World Cup. My happiness cannot be quantified. Also I fucking love Oktopus Paul and his wee little magic tentacles. What a G.]



I am so utterly obsessed with this song. Jai Paul, on the off chance that you stumble onto this: you are a bit fucking brilliant really and your EP needs to come out NOW. Find more of his stuff (and d/l this beautiful track) here.

The great thing is that when I was trying to find out more tunes by this Landan boy, I managed to stumbled onto another gem: 

dippedindollars - a fantastic music rec site by Chief and Danger who also come up with some pretty sick mixes. Cause I know roughly jack all about music, I fear I can't provide a suitably deep description on what genre their stuff falls in apart from Fuckin A. 

Stumbling on this treasure trove has been super pleasing, specially as I've been horrendously backward on all things musically related since I left LDN. 

(Hello my city! I miss you.)



In lieu of my impending state of unemployment, I have decided to take up a hobby. My long absence from my usual haunt of East LDN dictates that I have missed being surrounded by the fantastically fashionable douche-baggery of the Shoreditch crowd. Therefore to inject a little bit of home into my surroundings I have decided to get into the 3rd most pretentious field ever - just below "Art" and "Film": Photography.

... Actually to be brutally honest, all three are probably interchangeable on the scale of wankishness, this was just the easiest considering I don't have the patience for the other two :x

And so I have sent out my orders for these two babies:

Ultra Wide & Slim

Golden Half 

Both are by Superheadz, a Japanese toy camera company who are making the most adorable point and shooters on the block. I'm actually pretty impatient to get my hands on these, the photos that come out of these two are actually a little bit ace really, as can be seen at the Ultra Wide & Slim Flickr Group and Golden Half Flickr Group

More importantly;

Retro photos + Kitsch look + Made in Japan
= Suitably Pretentious Hobby Extraordinaire 

I am satisfied 



I've been obsessed with this video forever. Now that I'm back on this thing, it's only fair I share this with whatever sorry folk stumble on my little corner of the web.

HE'S ON A HORSE! Pure fucking Genius.

I miss...

... my 12 year old boy legs. Puberty is starting to hit at the ripe old age of 22 and I find myself growing hips and thighs. This is disconcerting business. Wandering around le interweb I stumbled upon this which made me feel incredibly nostalgic for my former figure:

I want my non-existent thighs back :( 


Because I haven't written anything for ages and because French waifs are awesome:

♥ ♥