Y’ulz, went to Milnerton on the weekend. Was rly scary. Y’all ever been there? Wish someone had warned me. Went to “go fetch my ID book which was stolen 1.5 years ago and was found by an old lady in a Reader’s Digest in the pensions office in Milnerton”. Is that not the biggest mindfuck? Read it again: Went to “go fetch my ID book which was stolen 1.5 years ago and was found by an old lady in a Reader’s Digest in the pensions office in Milnerton”.
This is Milnerton. Frightening.
But more frightening even than this, is this THING I found. WHAT IS THIS? Found it outside the guest house next door to On The Rocks Restaurant. Thought it might be some Halloween fun but there was no reference to Halloween near it. Seriously y’ulz. WHAT IS THIS?:
Is it a tokoloshe? A "Zulu Orc"?
Let’s take a closer look.
WHAT IS THIS???
WHAT IS THIS???
I need to lie down.
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Tagged Cape Town, guest house, milnerton, my branded life, on the rocks restaurant, sculpture, south africa, stolen ID book, suburbia, tokoloshe, zulu, zulu orc
I can haz medal.
Kathi, Paige and I did the Virgin Active Indoor Triathlon last weekend. This is the first triathlon I have ever done, which is why I am impressed by my 25 min 41 second timing for 2km running, 5km cycling and 125m swimming. The event was really well put together and loads of fun – I’ll definitely be doing the next one.
James and the Giant Penis.
Last Friday’s drinks at the agency was themed ‘Cool as Ice’ and featured Vanilla Ice being blared over the loudspeaker, as well as the carving of a giant penis. The penis was carved live in front of everyone in about 30 minutes, and a clear hole runs through the middle of it so you can pour tequila down the top and put your mouth at the bottom. It kind of made everyone look like hamsters licking at their water bottle. I stress ‘kind of’.
Enough glee to last a week.
childhood friend of mine, Sam King, stopped over to spend the weekend with me before she headed back to Korea where she is teaching English. she brought me this Polaroid One600 and 2 packs of film to get me going – which made me so excited I basically couldn’t blog for a week. she also got me some other cool things, namely:
The latest installment in the Choo Choo stationary series - La La La Mona Lisa Choo Choo journal. LOVES it!
Korean cigarettes - lovely to look at since am no longer smoking.
then we bade a sad farewell to longtime designer here and dear friend of mine, Carla Kreuser, who heads off to Coley Porter Bell (the S. African branch, still very new). we went to Col’Caccio and ate pizza and drank tequila in the sunshine.
Carla looking more sober and composed than she is.
The design department shares my hair. From left, VonBrandis, me, Carla and Mallix
Natalie (left) was also leaving so the girls felt it appropriate to kiss, while Mallix felt it appropriate to get a really good shot. For later.
It wouldn't be a party without a Jason Head around. Jo happily holds the fort.
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i spend so much time online, and the more time i spend online the more cool stuff i find, and the more cool stuff i find the more fragmented my time spent in any given place becomes. i’ve resolved to make a concerted effort to document more of the things that inspire me, for whatever reason. starting with this rad sofa box i found at swissmiss:
ffffound.com is an image bookmarking site i like to frequent for sheer viewing pleasure, or what i call a Brain Massage. some gems include:
and then i see that Courvoisier is kicking their latest branding efforts up a notch by collaborating with urban/skate / hip hop brand LRG this (USA) spring. some of the awesomeness includes these branded gadgets – iPhone and BlackBerry. mmm, me please.
i also came across this article on a speech given by Bill Cosby on how to combat racism, and i find it pretty inspiring. as someone who lives in a racially charged country, it’s refreshing to hear someone speak from a rational place on the topic.
Posted in alcohol, branding, celebrity, collaborations, consumer, cool stuff i like, online, popculture, technology, youth politics
Tagged alex, bill cosby, BlackBerry Curve, blog, brains, branded, chair, co-branding, collaboration, courvoisier, dead stuffed bear, designer, ffffound.com, gore, graffiti, hip hop wear, illustration, inspiration, instant grass, iPhone, LRG, marketing, melted ice cream truck, mybrandedlife, online, pac man ghosts, panda, pharrel williams, racism, sculpture, sensible stance, sofa box, south africa, street art, swissmiss, wall