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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday's stuff

I usually prefer analog to digital watches, but the new Huffer store online could sway me. The Golden Olden is ultra chic.

Always big-upping The Wire ... and here's a version of the theme song Way down in the hole from MIA and Blaqstarr courtesy of The Guardian.

Johnny Marr discusses the new Smiths compilation

How come the supposedly best bottom in DA WORLD is spotty???

Let us spray from the Sunday Times Style. The new Stephen Jones/Comme des Garcons perfume sounds divine:

I wanted it to somehow smell like outer space and to be slightly space-agey — which is weird, coming from a hat maker, because even though we try to escape the past, the Queen Mother is our patron saint. So I wanted to have something modernistic, but still quite sweet and familiar. Eventually, I came up with the concept of a violet hit by a meteorite.” Of course he did. Housed in a black bottle inspired by a late 19th-century ink bottle, the fragrance — a blend of violet, cloves and mandarin — is, according to Jones, what the Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo said it should be: “Strong and beautiful; that is the way she describes Comme des Garçons’ fragrances.”


Sunday Salon: I heart Brian de Bois-Guilbert

My recent posts on Christchurch City Libraries
The Fire Gospel by Michel Faber - "a visceral read - literally - blood, guts and the byproducts of humanity"
I've got a crush on you - literary crushes - "You can rely on The Guardian’s fab books section to come up with some entertaining mind teasers. This one is fun Who is your literary crush? (my favourite answer comes from filleperdu ”I wouldn’t mind trying to make Morse happy”). Alas I discovered it too late to add my pick. I hate to be a cliche and pick a bad boy but … my once and future lit lover is Brian de Bois-Guilbert from Ivanhoe.
and the New Romantics - autobiographies from Tony Hadley, Adam Ant etc

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I am not in the office at the moment ...

Funny story on the BBC site:
When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed. Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated".
Another cool street style spotter: Facehunter. He's got a few shots of Melbourne Cup fashion, there are more here at The Age.

Leonard Cohen is coming ... in January 09. Pure perfection.

Went to the Tony Hadley (lead singer of Spandau Ballet) and Paul Young concert on Monday night at the James Hay Theatre, Christchurch. Bloody good show and showmanship. Young even did a tasty version of "Love will tear us apart".

Another fabulous Threadless t I am in deep amour with. Time travel's always going to push my buttons.

Good news - Battlestar Galactica season 4 set to be released in NZ in December.

Still the best podcast out there - The Guardian Music Weekly. Last week's was particularly wonderful ... Tony Christie on the making of his album "This is Sheffield".

Bands and musicians from Sheffield - it's an astonishing lineup. ABC, Human League, Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, hey Joe AND Jarvis Cocker.

Must be on a bit of a Sheffield kick, as am also enjoying the stonking novel set in that city - The Northern Clemency. It's got the meatiness and substance of a big Victorian novel.