A Weekend of Discoveries, and such

Monday, October 08, 2007

  • Women named Rickie
  • Jauntily coloured beach huts
  • The seaside, collecting shells
  • Roisin Murphy

Stuff I liked yesterday

Friday, October 05, 2007

  • The line Respectfully I saw to thee I'm aware that you're cheating / But no one makes me feel like you do from Ms Diana Ross' Upside Down

  • Any DJ that sees fit to play Kylie's Your Disco Needs You

  • The inimitable campy queeniness of someone who is cabin crew

  • The weird and wonderful experience of meeting a fox on a drunken ramble home, especially if the street is empty and it's only you and the fox.

Discoveries #3

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

  • The phrase creakingly posh.

  • The Wet Look Jersey Maxi Dress by Kate Moss for Topshop. I can't wait to see it on the drunken streets of London. It would be amazing to strut in.

  • I've been reminded of the immense gloriousness of Sia's Breath Me.

  • Eurovision 2008 has a stage, with a great big phallic pole up the centre, and tentacles.

  • Eurovision 2008 has a logo. It is intriguing. I'm quite excited to speculate what the purple shape is - a plum? a pepper? a wind-based clay instrument? Your suggestions please!

    Discoveries #2

    Tuesday, October 02, 2007

    Bhutanese stamps

    • The Norwegian church in London hold a traditional Norwegian Constitution Day Parade in London every year.

    • Camden Arts Centre's new website is ever so nice.

    • Finland and Estonia's national anthems share the same melody, but different words.

    • Port Cities documents the seaward life of the UK's cities. London's Chinatown was once in Limehouse.

    • Bhutan's stamps are amazing - 3D, metal, colour, bonkers. Great!

    What I Discovered Today

    Monday, October 01, 2007

    Beautiful carp fish

    • The art of making patterns on kimono and Japanese material is called Shibori.
    • The carp is a symbol of masculine strength in Japan, because the carp swims against the current to mate.
    • An understanding that nostalgia for the Soviet era in post-Soviet countries does not mean a longing to return to that era, but a longing for the past that is universal for all.
    • Tetra Pak is owned by two of the richest people in the UK, yet remains very difficult to recycle.