pretty things and random musings

There Is Only Make March 4, 2009

Filed under: Art,Music — Alison @ 5:10 pm
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A motto to live your life by from the composer John Cage. Buy the print here.


Adidas ad February 26, 2009

Filed under: Music — Alison @ 4:23 pm

Loving this Adidas ad with the ever-so-hot David Beckham, Katy Perry, Russell Simmons, Estelle, Missy Elliot, the Ting Tings and lots of other US stars I don’t recognise. I’ve even bought the music – a Pilooski remix of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ Beggin’


Little Joy January 22, 2009

Filed under: Music,USA — Alison @ 1:58 pm

I’m totally in love with the music of Little Joy at the moment who I found via the ever-delightful {frolic!}. Thanks, Chelsea! You’ve saved me from the sameness of my music collection and showed me pastures new. Not that my music is boring per se; it’s just that I rarely listen to whole albums any more due to the ability to download single tracks from iTunes for 79p so it’s all a bit bitty. Any suggestions for new tunes welcome!


the weepies

Filed under: Music,Shopping,Stationery,USA — Alison @ 1:22 pm
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These are The Weepies, a lovely new band (to me anyway) who make cheery music that makes your day feel a little brighter. I bought one of their tracks on iTunes and am sure I’ll get more when finances allow.

I came to hear of them via all stripes, the blog of Black Pearl Press. BPP is a letterpress studio in Boston, MA who make the most delightful stationery including these gorgeous notecards:

Their personalised stationery is also fabulous but waaay too expensive for my meagre budget: