Whilst I am still without my own laptop, I do have a new phone, which came with the flipboard app pre-loaded and I am obsessed. I am reading and discovering so much more new and interesting things than ever before. If you have an ipad or smartphone, I highly recommend the app. I predict my bits & pieces section is going to become a lot more regular and interesting as a result. Here’s a bunch of cool things I found over the past week and loved.
A slideshow of work from photographer Todd McLellan’s book ‘Things Come Apart’ - the crazy cool deconstruction of everyday items.
I broke my laptop. I was re-watching The Wire season 2 at 3 in the morning, and spilt water on the keyboard, wiped it off, thought nothing of it, tried to start it in the morning. Dead. I even bought a 10 kg bag of rice and put my laptop in it to dry it out (don’t laugh, it worked for a friend and her phone once) (OK, laugh, I laughed too) But it was too far gone. So, I’ve been without blogging capabilities for awhile. The bf is going to have to lend me his laptop until I get it repaired/a new one but you know, he’s been busy of late finishing up a classic album and has been in more need of his laptop than I – hence the lack of posts. But I will be back properly, soon. Promise. Just thought I’d check in quickly with y’all. Cos, also, have you noticed how freaking rad my site looks now? Thanks to the cool kids at sorbet design.
Oh, and I got my hair colour re-up & this cool PassPort beanie from Arcade. Laters
After cafe hopping in Kingsland, Shirl and I went into the vintage and gift shop Mixt for a quick look. Maybe it was the two coffees in the space of an hour, but we went a wee bit crazy, left a little poorer but with a few super cool pieces we couldn’t wait to add to our rooms. Everything we bought was made by NZ designers, so cool!
I also made my own bunting out of Kikki.K envelopes & cross stitch pieces my sister Talia made for me based on the David Dallas – Til Tomorrow and Take A Picture video animations. In case you’re wondering, Shirl’s bedding is from Urban Outfitters.
Woo! How cool does that look? I just had to do a lil collage of some of your pics from the first day. Thanks again to all of you who have decided to join in the fun of #InstaMay2013. The first subject to kick off the month has been choice to watch, definitely a fun pop-culture history lesson and a huge trip down memory lane with all your great music, movie and TV pic choices. I hope you all keep having fun for the rest of the month, see you tomorrow with something ‘delicious’. xxxx Lani xxxx
Hello !! #InstaMay2013 begins on Wednesday, w00p! Here is the list, with help from you guys, so thanks again for that.
A couple of things: 1) the hashtag this year is #InstaMay2013 – it’s just easier for everyone to track it that way. 2) I’ve arranged for a couple of giveaways for you guys (NZ only, sorry!), to keep you motivated throughout the month haha.
The giveaway is x2 $50 boohoo.co.nz vouchers that will be credited to your boohoo account if you win. I’ll put up the conditions on the day again to remind you. But basically if you want to be in to win, you need to incorporate boohoo somehow into the picture you post that day and @boohoonz + @boohooofficial in the comment. Anyone from NZ can enter, but preference will be given to you guys who have been consistently taking part in #InstaMay2013.
And, as you can see, I’ve made a plain & kitten version of the list. Choose your fave to share with your friends Thanks guys, excited for May 1st!!
Last night I got sucked into a replay and recap of the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter 17. 28 dudes fighting for 14 spots on the show, from all walks of life, having gone through all manner of hardship to get to this point, with high hopes that this will change their lives, pay their bills and make their families proud. This all makes for a very emotionally charged show, with many moments of triumph paired with heartbreak and disappointment. It’s why I love shows like this, boxings 24/7 and sports docos like ESPN’s 30 for 30, because we see all the talk, all the work and all the belief, but ultimately it ends with a winner and a loser. It is equal measures sobering and inspirational.
Here are a few things that stuck with me from that episode :