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From the outside looking in // Peckham online

12 Jan

So I Googled where I live to see what the world sees when they look at us:

(3am magazine)

(Galinsky.com)

(absoluteastronomy.com)

 

only fools and horses(BBC)

(ideal-homes.org.uk)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/adevlinphotography)

 

Try it!

 

I need sunshine!

8 Jan

So it’s pretty much been raining on and off all week (year?!), and I’ve been struggling against the mud to rake up the gazillions of leaves that have over taken my garden all afternoon…. I’ve decided that I seriously need some sunshine! I think that looking at all the pre-collections and spring summer 11 trends has been making me a bit jealous of summertime, so here’s a dreamy photo I took back in New Zealand… I seriously miss this place and can’t wait to get back there – hopefully very very soon (!) Anyway, the days are gradually getting longer here since the Solstice a couple of weeks ago, so hopefully we’ll be out of the dark soon!

 

Maison du Brésil // Le Corbusier // Cité Universitaire, Paris

5 Jan

I went here last year as part of my Le Corbusier-in-Paris Marathon. It was designed as (and still functions as) a dormitory for Brazilian students at the Cité Universitaire in Paris. Built in 1959, the interiors and design features of this brightly-coloured little gem (one side is a lot like the Unité d’Habitation at Marseilles) are some of my favourite around, combining interesting and exciting textures and lighting with Modernist, 1950s features. Check it:

(images 1-6: my own)(thanks French Disko for the last image [click for her Flickr]- it was raining the day I went!)

New Year’s Resolutions, or, Things To Do This Year

2 Jan

1. Spend more time here…

(photo: The Telegraph)

….and less time here

2. Get around to processing the last year’s worth of films from this little beauty:

(photo: My Way)

3. Much more of this:

(image: prints.co.nz)

4. THIS. I wanna see it at least 100 times.

(image: indiegeniusprod)

5. Blog!

(photo:Riz Sanchez/gchic)

Let’s do it, 2011.

Hergé // Finding TinTin in Brussels

30 Dec