Attitude On-Stage #7

Like or loathe the Irishwoman, you’ll admit that she’s a unique individual. I’ve seen her perform on a number of occasions, and my response to these live performances puts me firmly in the “like” category. Sinead’s attitude on stage is meek. Meek, that is, ’til her voice soars loud and true, and her passion for her art comes to the fore. She’s Ireland’s finest export, unpredictable, beautiful, passionate, iconic.

Capturing A Moment

Photographer Martin Klimas specialises in capturing split-millisecond moments in his photography, such as the moment of breakage of a fragile object, or the beat of wings, as seen here. Beautiful.

Grey Hole

Grey seems to be small town favourite. I was walking down the street in my hometown this morning, everything and everybody was grey, grey and the same. As if there were no other colours, designs, styles. Just grey. Grey and shapeless.




I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to time pieces. The more out-there the better.

It doesn’t get more out-there than this, from Urwerk, the 201 they call it. Get this: the thing even features an oil change indicator to show the “watch” is due a servicing. It has a 100-year-plus lifetime expectation, and the hands adjust their length to display the correct time on the face. Swatch it’s not, nor is it Swatch-like in it’s price, it’s gonna be over US$50k, and they will make only 10 of the suckers… I could be waiting a while.

Take a walk in Palermo Viejo

The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires has everything, and for fashionable people it is the most important destination in South America.

Foremost is Palermo Viejo, the coolest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, full of hyped-restaurants, coffee bars and trendy shops, and the most stylish people walking around the area. Here are my personal highlights:

For bars and coffee shops: don’t miss Bar Uriarte, where you should take the “té para dos”, it’s what comes with the tea, rather than the tea itself, that will impress you. By night it becomes something really special. The owners also run Gran Bar Danzón, one of the coolest and trendiest places in Buenos Aires, which is in La Recoleta.

For restaurants, try Casa Cruz, probably THE hippest place in the city right now.

For the all-important shopping in Palermo Viejo? Definitely María Cher, Trosman, Cora Groppo, A.Y.Not Dead, Sal si puedes+Condimentos, and you also have Mishka and Josefina Ferroni for some really cool shoes. All this shops are for women. For men I  recommend Félix.

With its leafy cobbled streets, hidden terraces, and friendly people, Palermo Viejo (literally meaning “Old Palermo”) is a must. Let me know how YOUR visit goes!

Turnstile Blues

It sounds a touch bland, but it works. Photography of people passing through NYC subway turnstiles.

Wish I’d thought of it. More about it here.

Models, Mere Puppets?

Comment by Trinity

October 17, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

I blame Barbie! the muppet.. um I mean puppet..doll! 🙂 According to a recent survey, some English Uni I think, Barbie has been a big influence on the way young girls perceive appearance, starting out as young as 5 years old.

As far the way she reacts to the camera, most aspiring models are told to ‘act’ and ‘perform’ a certain way in front of the gahoot holding the camera in the first instance. At that stage they are puppets for deffo! She’s a gawd damn rake! Miserably thin.

Awareness Bracelets Muck

These things have gotten out of control. Some cyclist or other wore one once, then everyone thought it was a good idea. While purportedly worn to show support for good causes… people now wear these things to tell the world X, Y or Z about themselves: that they’re a geek, or that they support a particular football team, or that the like the colour green. Ridiculous stuff.

A fashion item it’s not. If you’ve got one of these around your wrist, do us all a favour, don’t cut off the bracelet – cut your wrist!

Google Hit Count Ring

Comment by Trinity

October 11, 2007 @ 9:23 pm

Jazus another gizmo, that drives me seriously ga ga gadgety!

but really it’s not about hits, it should be about rank and conversation roight 🙂 and not to mention the clicks! Hits mean nothing. As long as one has an SEO savy webdesigner/master yer away on a hack! I prefer to be clicked than hit 🙂 it’s the clicking and the ranking that leads to the all important conversation, n’est pas? Hits only matter really if content creates enquiries but I guess it’s a nifty idea from a guy with rather unusual nifty ideas! I could do with a third hand myself!

Interfacing With Accessories

Wearing clothes because they happen to have a custom-made iPod pocket is pretty dumb. Whatever happened to normal pockets for holding normal things? It’s not as if iPods come in one fixed size for one fixed pocket size anyway, Apple’s selling-out-to-the-masses ensured there’s now about 10 different dimensional sizes. Nor is it like the things are so heavy that pockets need special stitching or reinforcement. And BROTHER, these cars with the iPhone dock, what are they thinking!? You’d hope your car would last longer than your iPhone, right? And with iPhone on average (from personal experience) lasting a total of 366 days before they die, you’ll have gone through at least three before you plan on selling-on your wheels.

Get WITH it! Music players, wallets, mobile phones, cash and coins should fit into YOUR life, you don’t mould your life, or change your clothing, to fit with THEM!