Thursday, 26 April 2012

BOYISH

being a trendy boy, got some new kicks, loving life

















tomorrow  i'm going to manchester represent at sound control with phil n helen n some other kids and i'm reaaaaaaally looking forward to it AND i'm working sunday this week so i can have a lie-in

SWEEEEEEEEEEET

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

BURIAL

i just downloaded burial's new 3-track EP and i'm really EXCITED about it, it sounds like burial but also fresh and has this incredible atmosphere to it, i love it. it cost £3.49 from the hyperdub website (wav download, not mp3... mp3 quality sucks ass and you really want good sound quality when you're listening to something like burial. right now i'm sitting here listening to it with my amp bass over-ear audiotechnica headphones i use for wriiting/recording/mixing and it sounds INSANE, like i'm in an audio arena with all these sounds bouncing around me)
ANYWAY i'm not a music critic but if you want an overview of what it sounds like (honestly you may as well just listen to it, it's only a bit over half an hour long) read here - http://drownedinsound.com/releases/16824/reviews/4144519

kindred is an absolute beast of a track though, my favourite at the moment, it's pretty dark but also uplifting. burial's sick mix of ambient/garage/dubstep is perfect, i can't listen to a lot of standard dubstep because all the wobble bass and gritty, dirty sounding synths get to me after a bit. burial's music has this sort of smooth, echoey, clean sound despite all the rain/thunder/burning/crackling sound effects. it's what i'd describe as round music, because when you listen to it, it surrounds you and sort of envelopes you.


Thursday, 12 April 2012

VEGAN LIFE

april 23rd is my one year vegan anniversary! dinner this evening was a testament to how much my diet has improved - vegan-friendly pizza with garlic, tomatoes, onion, spinach and basil followed by a dessert (!) of warm tomato and avocado salad with balsamic vinegar
wish i'd taken a photo of it, but it was all too delicious to wait!

Monday, 9 April 2012

PARIS

some snaps from when me & my sister went to paris

DENIM

bought some new jeans from american apparel when i was in france (they had a sign up saying they were hiring... that NEVER happens here. i don't think AA is as popular over there). they fit perfectly because AA are considerate enough to make 27 jeans for those who are too big for 26 but a little too small for 28
god bless american apparel (i wanted levis but these were really too perfect to miss)

Sunday, 11 March 2012

KALIFORNIA

i also watched kalifornia yesterday. brad pitt makes a very convincing and alarmingly sexy psychopathic serial killer, and juliette lewis is fantastic


THELMA & LOUISE

this weekend i've been really ill. yesterday i lay on the sofa under my duvet watching films from 9am-10:30pm. i watched thelma and louise all the way through for the first time (only seen bits of it before) and oh my god it was amazing, GIRL POWER (and awesome clothes and accents and sexy brad pitt and i really want to go back to america)




Thursday, 8 March 2012

EXPERIMENTING N SHIT

so every lesson my art teacher gives us different "experimental" tasks to do. this week i totally fucked up my image transferring task but ended up with a waaaaaaaay better result... i think these look SWEET. (i uploaded them onto flickr here in their own photoset)

ANTM

i have a HUGE girl crush on azmarie off this cycle of ANTM. hot damnnnnnnn i'd kill to look like her












































Tuesday, 6 March 2012

VIGGO

i just watched lord of the rings and thought i'd take it upon myself to remind everyone how goddamn sexy viggo mortensen is.






Sunday, 4 March 2012

NIRVANA

nirvana are my favourite thing
ever

STUFF I WANT

- to be in a band
- girl power
- a portrait of kurt cobain tattooed on the inside of my left forearm
- to not have to do a levels
- to get an offer from LIPA
- to meet new people
- someone who will come round n chill n play guitar n drink beer n listen to nirvana/sonic youth n watch the year punk broke n give me hugs

Monday, 27 February 2012

SK8ER

phil took photos for his art project. i was really tired and grumpy (going to bed @ 5am is bad for me) and started getting really annoyed at him picking outfits for me and telling me what to wear, so   i put on what i wanted to wear. and then phil added the hat and fake nose ring, we threw in the skateboard and i basically looked like a boy which was cool

Thursday, 23 February 2012

PEOPLE

http://www.buffaloparade.blogspot.com/

every so often i read shi buffalo's blog and chastise myself for not doing more with my life. she seems like a marvellous person and makes me feel more inspired (ordinary people can be extraordinary)

http://www.greenkitchenstories.com/

amazing food inspiration.

people who really care about things inspire me, basically

Monday, 20 February 2012

AMBITION

i want to be in a rock band. i've wanted this since i was approximately 11 years old. i'm getting older and older and older and i still haven't managed it

it's my one dream in life and it's pretty unobtainable but if anyone in the greater manchester area ever needs an extra dogsbody for their band i'm VERY KEEN, can play bass/guitar (both appallingly), piano/synth/keyboards, can sing and write reasonably well i mean i can be anything you want me to be

(note: will not, however, dress sluttishly and look angsty a la taylor momsen. would rather be joan jett, kim gordon or similar)
















BADASS GIRL POWER

Sunday, 19 February 2012

KIRSTY COHEN

deserves an entire post dedicated to her paintings. i wish i had a big, sparsely furnished room to hang one of these paintings in. they are so beautiful. looking at them makes me feel something. that's what art is about.


























ART

so i somehow need to combine hasegawa tohaku's 16th century japanese art with douglas matheson OR kirsty cohen. i really, really love kirsty cohen's work, it's so beautiful and emotive and wow i think it's totally amazing

here's some of hasegawa tohaku's work - i'm struggling to believe it's really from 500 years ago:









BRAEMAR


















i stayed in braemar syha with my family for 3 days, it was lovely. i took this by the side of loch muick - the melted snow turned what's normally a small river into a mass of cascading water. i took a lot of photos for my LAST EVER art project - "responding to the landscape". i want to combine the style of japanese landscape art with a very typically scottish style of modern art - brightly coloured landscapes in oil or acrylic. not sure how well they'll mix but i'll give it a crack.

Monday, 13 February 2012

JAZZY PANTS




















i bought some awesome trousers from cow for a fiver
they were in the sale and i don't know why no-one else wanted them

i mean, first and foremost, they're awesome as fuck, and secondly, according to asos it's all about bright prints this spring. so i'm on trend, apparently.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Thursday, 2 February 2012

CRUSH

yuri pleskun: not intimidatingly handsome but massively attractive oh my god

 pretty boys are a bit of a no for me. i want someone with attitude


WHAT I WANT RIGHT NOW

tangy juicy sugary deliciousness