went to go see Mark and Jo Stead’s caravan the other night. walked into the beautifully redone foyer of the old Metropole hotel (now the Grand Daddy as in Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel) and asked where i could find the caravans.
“You mean the Gulf Streams?” said the receptionist. Aren’t Gulf Streams jets? Turns out they are called “Airstreams”. NEways, ascended the staircase and landed on the roof of the metropole. Mark and co were sitting around with ciders and wine. The only 2 caravans i saw worth documenting were Mark’s and another artist who did a polkadot dorothy theme. some pics:
Dot dot dot.
There's no place like home.
We were joking that it would be funny if the south easter picked up this caravan and dumped it in the middle of Bree Street.
Me in a dot mirror.
And onto Mark and Jo’s Gulf Stream Jet:
Momma bear's chair. Note the embroidery in the cushion.
Wait, this is more like Momma bear's chair.
Bear family heritage. A proud mantelpiece.
A solid bear face. The kind of bear you'd like to sit down at a fireside with and talk berries and salmon.
Special bear porridge bowls.
Kinky post-its from Goldilocks.
Goldilocks wig. Her dress hangs up in the cupboard.
The bear head is also in the cupboard. Things start looking very kinky round about now.
Mark in his bear mask. Far more charming than the Dead Kennedy's mask he wore to the christmas party.
And there you have it. If you’d like to stay there, get ready to pay 4 star prices. Book by popping into 38 Long Street or by calling +27 21 424 7247 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Jason: hire him to stand in queues for you / pick up your washing / take your dog to the vet / read to your blind mother.
now you can make that wish a reality. i hope this company gets very rich off the generally low standards of service in SA. way to go, guys.
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in Green Point. Fantastic sandwiches and some delicious lebanese food too. plus it looks stunning. you’ll find it in Hudson Street, de Waterkant. I recommend the Black Forest Ham and Emmenthaler on rye. it’s not just a restaurant, but also a boutique clothing store where you can get your hands on Blue Blood jeans – a brand cofounded by the same guy who brought Evisu jeans from Japan to Europe.
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also found on Notcot. Subzero is less than life. to quote the packaging of this mantlepiece masterpiece:
“subzero came from a look at the psychology of populations. and well, myself….seemingly conscious, educated and caring, but completely paralyzed by the understanding of a lawless administration, various nations at war, a planet reaching boiling point, and it all seems out of control. Subzero does nothing; Less Than Nothing. He is depressed from his incapacity to affect anything. In the end it’s a call to arms really but for now he remains motionless, frustrated, mad, and simply bummed out.”
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