When I first listened to the song “To the lighthouse” of dream pop group Memoryhouse, I wanted to buy it immediately… But back then, it was not sold in Germany (now it is possible to buy it via Sub Pop Records, but with expensive shipping costs). The band exists only since 2010, their first album TBD is planned for 2012 and I keep my fingers crossed that it will also be available for us german fans.
Only two more weeks until the first of advent. Time to prepare X-Mas calenders for your dears: Whether for your partner, your friends or the kids, isn’t it a big fun to fill the little pockets with sweets and treats? And who wouldn’t enjoy the small kick of anticipation before open the door/parcel in the 24 mornings before the big feast?
Here are six beautiful X-mas calendar ideas: Grey felt box calender via dawanda.
Country style: Blue-white cotton bags via dawanda.
What a beautiful idea: 24 gift coupons on a line. Seen at country living.
Since this category is named Arts and BOOKS, today I will present you one of the best books I read this year: Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I only realised on the book fair in Franfurt (where the german edition was advertised) that the book is destined for teens. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed reading it and I’m convinced it’s a nice book for all ages.
It tells the story about a young girl, which lives in a society a little bit in the future, where love is identified as a severe sickness. After their 18th birthday, all young adults are getting a surgery and after that they are not capable of loving anymore. They are not allowed to choose their partners themselfs, but a system based on an evaluation does it. The cruelty of this society really sticks with the reader and becomes even clearer when the main character starts to ask questions about what makes sense and what not.
Read it and let me know, what you are thinking about it. I would be happy to know!
…or Wouter “Wally” De Backer is an incredible Belgium-Australian singer-songwriter, who is responsible for my private song of the year “Somebody I used to know”. In Australia Gotye is already quite successful, with both the album and the single at number one on the Australian charts. In Germany his new album “Making Mirrors” will not be released before February 2012, but is already available via iTunes.
It’s getting colder outside, so let’s make it cosy inside! There’s nothing better than a good cup of tea, a nice song in the air, sitting on the couch, relaxing and concurrently be productive by knitting a beautiful rug/earwarmer/pullover…
Actual, I intended yesterday a post about the Easy Living fashion editorial “Oh happy Day” (October issue, see upper picture), but I changed my plans immediately, when I realised that these beautiful pictures were made by the same editorial and commercial photographer that is responsible for a range of fashion editorials, which really grabed my attention during the last years: I’m talking about american photographer Kate Powers. For me, it is remarkable, how she plays with the light and the situation in her pictures, thereby bringing the person and the fashion just into the right focus.
Amsterdam label Maison Scotch was launched in 2010 and with Fall/Winter 2011/12 they present already their fourth collection. The clothes are simple, yet always stylish with this certain “je ne sais quoi”. One can wear them either with a rebellious or a romantic-vintage attitude.-I like both ways.