Thursday, 27 October 2011

One of my favourite times of year

Halloween is approaching! Got my outfit sorted for my brothers halloween party tomorrow up in Nottingham. Requires lots of facepaint so if it rains I'm screwed. I saw this wicked pumpkin yesterday...

Dogs With Caps

Just saw this via Dario's blog. I think they're BRILLIANT! All photos taken by Thomas Høedholt.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Weekend bits & bobs

Had a really nice weekend just gone which I never got to recap yesterday. Lots of night time bike riding through crunchy leaves and crisp air in my face. Mmmmm I LOVE Autumn! Went a house party and ending up with these items in my pocket. (The debadging wasn't done by me.) And Jenny showed me this lovely song. (Parix by When Saints Go Machine)
 Parix by When Saints Go Machine
She's also super jammy because she's going to Egypt for 3 days as part of work for a client! Lucky git!

Doggy bag :) (Not at the weekend but taken a few weeks ago)

Owned by Tom at knuckles :(

Friday, 14 October 2011

Lots of tech (IOS 5)

I was a proper geek and stayed up late the other night to get the new IOS 5. Very snazzy. At first glance it doesn't seem like a dramatic change but there's actually tonnes of improvements which makes it feel like a brand new phone for a while. :) The new notification centre is great! I had a text (or should I SAY iMESSAGE! *geek snort*) off a friend saying that IOS 5 wasn't even that different. An hour later I had another message off the same friend saying 'wow I just found the pull down menu.' I haven't tested out the location based reminders but I think they'll be very handy. The new facebook update is especially cool with a twitter style side bar.
In other needs shaking up a bit, I'm unfulfilled.

This post is too text heavy for your short attention spans so I'll show you my desktop background.

Monday, 10 October 2011

New Beyonce vid

New Beyonce video is crazy good!

Watch it HERE.

October weekend recap

I spent the weekend in a remote part of Wales at a friend's parent's cottage. Eight of us convoyed down in two Volvos and with no phone signal or internet we entertained ourselves with games of Articulate and Ring of Fire, watching Home Alone and making trance and 80s synth tracks on an old microKorg and glockenspiel.

Hence why the the highlight of my Monday so far is eating a Halloween Creme Egg with green fondant.

Oh. An interesting point discussed whilst walking out in the woods. We are amongst a very small fraction of our generation who will remember the sound of dial up internet.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Here's to the crazy ones.

I am genuinely upset at the news of Steve Jobs' passing. Apple has been engrained into my life long before the new generations of iphones and ipads. Our first family computer was the Macintosh and I can even remember the old interface with the load up screen, blocky windows and plonky error sounds. Playing solitaire. And then came the iMac. Wow, that seemed revolutionary at the time. Hours were spent playing Bugdom. I bloody loved that game! And using Quark on the eMacs at college. And my dads first ipod where the menu buttons were separate from the click wheel. My pocket money couldn't keep up with the technology as I was still using my iMac with the swivel dome base at uni but now, typing this, every direction I look in the office I see Apple. And it is all thanks to one man. I wonder how the world of design would look without all Steve Jobs has done for us.

There are many people far more eloquent than me who can put this sadness into words so I will leave you with this.

Monday, 3 October 2011


Not really a fan of Ryan Gosling after getting my hopes up about the The Notebook. (I was told it was a tear jerker. I thought it was a pile of shit.) But his performance in Drive was easily more than watchable. Not a massive lots happens and it's quite brutal in places but its refreshing to watch a story that doesn't scream Hollywood budget with a shit, predictable plot. If anything, go watch it for its amazing soundtrack done by Cliff Martinez. Definitely makes the film.

 Nightcall (feat. Lovefoxxx) by Kavinsky