Friday, 3 June 2011

i n s p i r a t i o n - Peace, Love and Mud

The summer festival season is fast approaching, and I just can't wait to don some wellies and splash about in some Glastonbury mud. The line-up this year looks AMAZING, good ol' Mr Eavis, he's come up trumps again. There's just one thing I need to buy... a tent. But why go for the same ol' same ol'? Etsy crafty cats have inspired me once again to go for somehting a little different. Maybe my new tent idea is a little crazy, but judge yourself and see below...

First Glastonbury essential: Wellies. These are from Coral Vintage $32

Second? Accessorizzzee. Daisychain headband from Blushing Dove Boutique £5.30

The piece de resistance... camping in style. Splash out a little and Stand out from the rest with a handmade playtent from Miss Pretty Pretty for $305. Not entirely practical, but don't deny it: you want one.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Vinyl Revival

I've been getting all nostalgic with my music lately, and to be honest, these mp3s just aren't cutting it for me. Let's bring back some vinyl; you cant beat the crackling intros, the oaky ambience. iTunes can take a hike, I've found some right gems on Etsy...

Gorgeous record player in red leather carry-case from Ark's Endeavors for $75

Portable record player in black carry-case from All Unique for $169.95

Niiice. From Haus Proud at $48

Goes without saying. Beatles record $80 from Hourglass Archive.

Monday, 9 May 2011

I have just got my mitts on some bloody lovely cat-eye glasses. Coming to my Etsy shop very very sooooon!

Friday, 6 May 2011

The Future of Farming?

Tackling the problem of how to feed the cities' growing population is a massive issue. However, in Manchester this summer, as part of the Manchester International Festival, Dickson Despommier will be delivering a talk on his solution; the Vertical Farm. Think of a high rise greenhouse, or parking lot with carrots for cars? Or just check out the plan below.

The Vertical Farm seeks to revolutionise the way in which food is consumed in inner city areas; reducing air miles, pollution and utilising abandoned buildings. The Vertical Farm no doubt raises about as many questions as it answers, but it's certainly worth checking out. Despommier has also delivered lectures on TED talks if you can't make it to his Manchester appearance.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Royal House of Choke

In Manchester, England, something big is going down. The Royal House of Choke is a massive up and coming project which started with a humble improv performance in an old victorian swimming pool. The result was more than music; it was creative energy, a vitality which spanned music, art and performance.

Royal House of Choke will be releasing a short film, vinyl + cd, and are planning a summer tour. Keep an ear out for these guys, i've a feeling there will be some great things coming from this project...

Thursday, 28 April 2011