. Shame your prints are an utter rip-off. I'm going to make one myself though, because I'm reading a nerdy
by Simon Garfield that I got for Christmas so I just need to pick one and copy it. A-hah. I've been quite interested in fonts for a while, because I like painting words on to tshirts, and I'm always looking for appropriate ones. It's giving me some excellent tips.
No point being interested in fonts if you're not also interested in words I guess, AND suddenly I keep getting rap music stuck in my head. Hence the blog title. I blame Annie and her constant sneaking of Kanye West into playlists. And you can't beat a bit of Beastie Boys for making January a bit less boring, with lyrics like the above (I also like "Vincent van Gogh go and mail that ear"). I've also gotten right into Leonard Cohen recently, which obviously is far removed from rap but it's still a sort of narrative.
- it's in my list of resolutions to listen to more music this year. I may even buy a radio!
MORE COLOUR was one of my more abstract resolutions - it does make you much happier when you're surrounded by colour though. People in Notting Hill must wake up delighted every day - I wish everyone in London could just collude in this scheme!
It's like living in a box of pastels. Or possibly in Balamory.
I thought this was really cool - I don't know what purpose it serves, if any, but couldn't everyone do with a "Ballooning over the River Nile" painting in their house?
[Yellow bike outside Ben Sherman, Notting Hill]
I thought this optician tried a bit tooo hard to make glasses look cool. Everyone knows they are. Speaking of, I got a letter saying I'm due an eye test - yussss new glasses! The only problem is I still really like my current ones. I go to
in Glasgow, but
in Covent Garden looks pretty cool too (they do bespoke! Imagine!).
Oh yeah, and I went to the British Museum for the first time this month. This might be a little bit controversial, but I feel I speak for fellow architecture geeks when I say that the building itself is FAR more impressive than the stuff inside it. I also went to the British Library, and was disappointed to find out that the reading room of Virginia Woolf
fame wasn't there. In the end, though, it was all fine, because it turned out to be
Except it has a Grayson Perry exhibition in it at the moment. No need to wonder what Woolf would have thought of Perry - you can be certain that she would have found him too common to allow into the museum in the first place.
[I love that all this shop sells is umbrellas. It says very little for our climate that it has managed to survive for all these years].
[nice sequinned dress, Topshop - alas, not the one I was looking for]
[Wall planner, made with card and a library stamp -
because this is a year for getting things done.]