We are so in love with these beautifully decorated trucks of Asia. Famous in Asia these designs are particularly popular in parts of India and Afghanistan. Truck owners will send up to $3K to customise there ride, and include items that remind them of their homes. What a wonderful travelling Prospector Store these would make ;). We love love love a sub culture don't you.....
They say that necessity is the mother of all inventions. And not a truer word or phrase could be said of the people from Freetown Sierra Leone. Jo Dunlop an Australian who has lived in Sierra Leone since 2011 picked up early that the people of this country don't have much in fact the average wage a day is $1.30. But what they lack in wealth they make up for in abundance in style. Here are a few of our favourite moments. Check out more at her blog : http://freetownfashpack.com . Enjoy - super stylin
The definition of this word is enough to take your breath away or maybe that is just us?!? But we definitely had a 'we are home' moment when walking into this exhibition what a true rare treat this was - wiki defines it as - from the Japanese zak - ka or 'many things' is a fashion and design phenomenon that has spread from Japan throughout Asia. The term refers to everything and anything that improves your home, life and appearance".
It is often based on household items from the West that are regarded as kitsch in their countries of origin, but it can also be Japanese goods, mainly from the fifties, sixties, and seventies. In Japan there are also so-called Asian Kakka in de zakka stores; that usually refers to Southeast Asia. The interest in Nordic design or Scandinavian design, both contemporary and past, is also part of this zakka movement. Zakka can also be contemporary handicraft.
Zakka has also been described as "the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane". The zakka boom could be recognized as merely another in a series of consumer fads, but it also touches issues of self-expression and spirituality. "Cute, corny and kitschy is not enough. To qualify as a zakka, a product must be attractive, sensitive, and laden with subtext." In other words this is what we live for, it's what we are about and what do it - amongst many things! How amazing - we have found our tribe (apart from all of you of course). Please enjoy Zakka through our eyes -
Drift through your sunday and beyond with these sounds for your sunday
We love our books, they are simply something we could not live without! A consist source of inspiration and escapism. And this one in particular is definitely our happy place...we hope you too enjoy going underground as well......:)
It's always lovely when people recommend music to you and when we rate it we'd like to share it with you all. If you haven't heard of this amazing singer - winner of the Mercury Music award this year. Listen in, look up and get absorbed by this talented lad who is described as a poet and musician. Who comes from London but lived homeless on the streets of Paris for years busking and is famous for not wearing shoes.... We'll let you decide what you think of Benjamin Clementine.
Feeling a little antsy this weekend and feel like you want to work some power tools.....We have a project for you taken from one of our books in our collection. Why not build your own armchair for starters.
On the weekend we treated ourselves to the viewing of this amazing and inspiring documentary - Advanced Style. This doc is all about seven stylist "advanced" woman of New York and shows that no matter what age you should always dress with style. They be words to live by in our books.
We could not agree more,