CFS Loves 82

by Amber on November 27, 2011

National Geographic - Fox of the Year

Best Wild Animal Photos of 2011 | National Geographic

Elle Decor - Antwerp GuideElle Decor’s stylish guide to Antwerp | Elle Decor

Tjalf Sparnaay - Hyperrealistic Food Paintings

Tjalf Sparnaay paints hyper-realistic pictures of food | Trendland

XKCD - money chart

Money – an infographic | XKCD

Engaged to Prince William

Engaged to Prince William, a sculpture | A Cup Of Jo

Oasis, (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?

Famous Albums on Street View | Vice

Alexey Titarenko

Alexey Titarenko, The Zombies | But Does It Float

Superlatives Used in Missed Connections, oh how I adore Craigslist | Center for Missed Connections

Marked, a series of prints made by hand | Karin Wolters

Jay-Z – a man of the year. “Jay’s tourist-bureau anthem, “Empire State of Mind,” comes on somebody’s radio, and for a block or so it’s like we’ve strolled into a montage.” | GQ

Late Bloomers – Why do we equate genius with precocity? | The New Yorker

Nathalie Lete, artist | Wee Birdy

aaaaaand my favourite of the week…

How to properly hide booze in your Facebook pictures | Celebr8wewill

Inspired this, I made my own PUPPY version. Check out the gorgeous Mon with her vodka & soda:

Vodka&soda Puppy


CFS loves 81

by Amber on November 11, 2011

Twisted, Nicholas Kennedy’s photography | But Does It Float

Twisted - Nicholas Kennedy

Best of Breed, 102 champion dogs photographed at the Westminster Dog Show | NY TimesBest in Breed - Westminster Dog Show

F.lux and Ommwriter, 2 programs to increase the aesthetics of productivity. I have been playing with them both and they are an excellent alternative to the Word.doc of death | Cellar Door

Miranda July Q&A, from Stylist’s clever masterclass series. I had a Q and MJ gave me an A! | Stylist Magazine

More Inspiration from Miranda July

And even more inspiration from MJ – on Strangers | The School of Life

Codeacademy – an interactive way to learn programming by actually coding!

Code Academy
Rose & Clover
 and other colour schemes | Apartment Therapy

Rose & Clover Colour Scheme

The arc of drama, explained by Kurt Vonngeut | Sivers

Kurt Vonnegut

Kaleidomaniac, an image blogging experiment. Below: Tsukiji Fish Markets by Rory Hyde  | Jarred Bishop

Kaleidomaniac - Jarred Bishop

Starbucks’ augmented reality app makes your cup come to life! Naturally, I like the fox | Mashable

Also of note:

Vintage cameras in London, an alternative shopping experience | Last Minute

Lapday, a definition to consider | Dictonary of Obscure Sorrows

A wedding in the woods | Jody Rogac

What’s on the mind of Laura Ford | STW Nextness

Anita Calero: Curated Chelsea Home, I want to live here | LoftLife


… I leave you with a Steven King quote that I enjoyed this week:

“Look, writing a novel is like paddling from Boston to London in a bathtub,
Sometimes the damn tub sinks. It’s a wonder that most of them don’t.”



CFS Loves 80

by Amber on October 27, 2011

20 unmissable paintings in London, including  Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait | Time Out

Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait

Requiem Lass, an interview with Patti Smith | New York Times

Requium Lass - Patti Smith

Online Checkout – In Real Life, with all the drama of a time-out | Google Analytics

20 Lessons for Creatives from Miranda July, words from a powerhouse | Nextness

Miranda July

Winter Wonderland, Eniko Mihalik by Terry Richardson | Harper’s Bazaar 

Harpers Bazaar - Winter Wonderland

Collated satellite views of the Imperial Valley, otherworldly views of crops | Lillian Wilkie

Imperial Valley

The Chameleon, a fascinating account of French child impersonator Frederic Bourdin | The New Yorker

Frederic Bourdin

Austin Diaries, enticing photos of Texan vintage | Sea of Shoes

Austin Diaries - Sea of Shoes

Badlands – an Oral History, the turbulent making of Terrence Malick’s first film | GQ


An archive of fantastic old French posters | Galerie Montmartre

Vintage French Poster Archive

A simple DIY side table | Design*Sponge

Simple DIY Side Table



CFS loves 79

by Amber on October 6, 2011

 TEA! The English love tea. I seem to be offered a cup of the stuff everywhere I go. While I love tea, Earl Grey is not for me and  mostly I opt for green. Here is some interesting browsing to go with your cuppa of choice.


  • Jessica Stanley’s  The Quiet Tourists Guide to Hackney couldn’t be more timely! It’s an insider’s view on everything that’s good and great in East London. As it’s all local to me, I will be merging this list with my London must-see list.
Mad Jack Fullers Grave
  • What Girls Need. So refreshing and insightful. Read this now, whether you have a vagina or not.
  • Back to the Future - this meme has gone on for a while, but here’s a batch of fresh recreations of family photographs. I’m tempted to make my own!

Party Animal Candle Holders

  • The Beekeeper’s Bible is high on my reading list with a ‘extensive history of beekeeping section, a food and drink section, a domestic uses for bee products section AND a craft section’.

Steve Jobs flipping the bird to IBM



CFS loves 78

by Amber on August 12, 2011

Urban Stargazing: Hunter

  • Where Children Sleep –  by James Mollison features children from around the world, and their bedrooms. It’s a provocative, moving series – and will make you ask a lot of questions about the rights of children.
  • Hello! I want a one of these Peugeot café racers. It’s such a sweet moped, forget the pedals, let’s go gas.
  • How to talk to little girls. Yes, yes, yes. This approach (engaging them not complimenting them)  is good! And works excellently with  grown women too. “Cute shoes” is such a dire way to start a conversation.


CFS loves 77

by Amber on July 13, 2011

Karen & Avril's kitchen - The Selby

Sunglasses Strap - Sic Gloria


CFS loves 76

by Amber on June 23, 2011

Daniel Kornrumpf embroidery

  • Artist Daniel Kornrumpf is giving needlework a contemporary twist with his detailed portraits. [Above: Focal length, 2009.]
  • Tono (a “pseudo intellectual folk pop singer for the streets” and regular performer around Auckland) has written an interesting piece on perseverance within an artist’s practice: [a] busload of faith to get by.

Defeat Deflector - Maricor/Maricar

Embroidery - Maricor/Maricar


CFS loves 75

by Amber on June 16, 2011

Patti Smith

  • See Sofia Shop – an old Seventeen magazine feature that trails Sofia Coppola around L.A. shopping & eating.


CFS Loves 61

by Amber on May 16, 2010

  • Photography’s longest exposure – a pinhole camera was strapped to the side of a bridge in Bristol for 6 months.
  • Ensuite – A collection of inspired and inspiring things as seen by Clarisse Demory from Paris.

  • The Graffyard uses QR codes to preserve grafiti after it’s been scrubbed off – yow, what an idea!
  • WANT: A Julian scarf from Wintercheck. It’s a scarf with zip pockets in the side, for stashing you keys, cellphone and expensive things you shouldn’t take out and about with you, but you do. The perfect solution to mega bags and overstuffed pockets.