I have been passing this shop near my work, for weeks now. Weeks. I have still not been in even though I always say I am going to suss them out, and I still am not entirely sure what they sell, but it looks interesting from the outside. The shop is on Great North Road. At number 11. Kind of near Satya. The shop is called ‘Raven vs Pony’.
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Raven vs Pony replaces a shop that had a sign in the window saying “Foxton Fizz”. I always wanted to go in that shop too, but never did. Anyway, the moral of that little side-story is that I should really go into shops before they close down.
ANYWAY, the REAL point of this is, that I have done a little research (‘little’ being the operative word in the sentence) and can confirm that they stock “screenprinted tees, retro sunglasses from Giant Vintage, Ugly Dolls, Sprout Dolls, Imported Jewellery, Kooky Collectables, hand-crafted modern Furniture, Cushions & Bags, Miniature Bonsai trees, and other exclusive Homeware.” Delightful! The store shots (below) look interesting anyhow – the yellow typewriter is particularly intruiging.
According to the internet (and you can always trust the internet, right guys…?) the shop is open Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am to 5pm, or by appointment. Check it out – I promise I will too.
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I am really out of the loop, apparently.
I didn’t even know Tom Ford was directing a movie.
It’s called ‘A Single Man’. It’s got Nicholas Hoult in it (the kid best known from About a Boy, and Skins). I love that kid. Check out the trailer. IMDB describes it as “A story that centers on an English professor who, after the sudden death of his partner tries to go about his typical day in Los Angeles.”
So, it’s not very descriptive in the way that you watch it three times and you still don’t really get what the movie’s about, but the music is intense, and visually it is pretty amazing.
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For anyone who watched the last season of Project Runway (season 5), and voted for the collection from Portland-based winner Leanne Marshall (or for anyone who even remembers her) – I just came across her Fall 09 collection. Okay, so it’s a little old (the site doesn’t have any newer collections on it), but I like her architectural sort of style – I would totally wear this dress. The zigzag layers are awesome. They’re structured, but soft at the same time. More below.
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Big Day Out. 2010. Mars Volta, Muse, Dizzee Rascal, Girl Talk. The Decemberists. Peaches.. etc.
Not overjoyed, but Girl Talk will be awesome.
Um. All I can say is, omg superband factor 10.
“Five years ago, when Jim James, Mike Mogis, Conor Oberst and M. Ward first toured together, they were a study in contrasts as well as in camaraderie…That was a rare, up-close opportunity to watch the interaction among these young artists, a send-off, in a way, as each went on to greater individual acclaim. But it was also just the beginning, a prelude to the collaborative adventure of making their first record together — an album years in the planning and months in the making, one that has turned out to be far more than the already impressive sum of their parts”
And that album is out. now. And it is good. I like. My brother has it. If you don’t like conor oberst (CLAIRE) you will hate it. Listen to it. Interview with the band here.
My work friend sent me a link to this last week. I am not the biggest tea drinker, coffee is more my game, but this is almost enough to totally convert me. Look at these amazing tea bags (below). Directed by Russian artist/designer Natalie Ponomareva, the tea bags are “produced under the principals of origami”. As the tea infuses, the little bird gradually unfolds. So cute. I love the packaging as well.
While we’re on the topic of tea-packaging, I love these Mallard cups. Actually, I love all the branding (the patterns are amazing). Mallard is a specialist tea company which sells loose leaf tea through its shop and tearoom in Knutsford. The packaging is designed by UK designer, Sarah Walsh:
More Mallard cups after the jump.
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