Hello friends and followers! In case you’re wondering, I did not disappear off the face of the earth. I stopped posting back in July because life got too busy, too suddenly. I’m sorry! I’m not sure when I’ll be posting TOP 5s again, but you can find me in many other places until then!
These days, you’ll find me blogging over at Thefty:
I’m also on Pinterest, @theftypins
On Pinterest you’ll find images that inspire me (spanning fields of science, humour, a silly amount of food, and of course colours and patterns).
You can also find me on Twitter and on Facebook.
Let’s keep in touch please. I’ve missed you.
Posted by thefty on 02/10/2012
Here’s a good-looking hit of caffeine to get you through your day. (I’ll take a #4 to go, please.) Enjoy!
1. Hot Coffee Splash in an Ed Hardy mug. By Thomas.
2. Coffee at high frequency. Isn’t this awesome? By David Melchor Diaz.
3. How to make dry cappuccino. A delicious doodle by Hyoin Min.
4. Chocolate-coffee cupcakes with mocha ganache and mascarpone cream. GIMME! By Chotda.
5. Coffee cup cookies. By DistopianDreamGirl.
Posted by thefty on 22/06/2012
I’m having a very sleepy Thursday, so decided to make ‘TOP 5: Sleepy’. However, the bed-related photos that caught my eye were far more…energetic than I was anticipating. Here they are:
1. Siesta, by Jenna Kristina Nilsson.
2. Aerial Roll. By Zoe J.
3. Shady bed jump. By Gemma Bou.
4. Starburst Comes in Assorted Flavours. By Scott Joseph.
5. Time To Go To Bed. From here.
Posted by thefty on 21/06/2012
When I began searching for images of planets, I wasn’t expecting this. Aren’t they cool? I like the idea of creating a galaxy of impossible planets, made of whatever you like (in my case, a massive sandwich).
1. A concrete world. By Klaus Friese.
2. A polar panoramic photo by Hans Brinker. Beautiful.
3. Planet Reykjavik, by Nate Bolt.
4. A twisted planet, created using the Bonnemaison transform. Photo by fdecomite.
5. Dhonveli Lagoon Planet. By Sleepy Chinchilla.
I wouldn’t mind spending a week on planet #5 right now. SIGH.
Posted by thefty on 20/06/2012
I love it when the edges are blurred between art and science. Here are five intricate images captured down the lens of a microscope.
1. Gingko biloba leaf stalk 16x. By Eckhard Völcker
2. Rhizome of a stinging nettle 10x. By Eckhard Völcker
3. Onion root meristem (aka the bit where growth happens) 20x. By Blue Ridge Kitties
4. The beautiful cross section of a stem. By Shihchuan.
5. Red geranium petals 400x. By Umberto Savagnin.
Posted by thefty on 19/06/2012
Oh man, just take me to a place where the light is golden. London’s greys are fine in January, but in June they destroy me.
1. ‘Last of The Summer (Wine)’. By Bethan.
2. ‘Siamesina’. By Rufus Gefangenen.
3. ‘Good Morning’. By Frank Wuestefeld.
4. ‘Lake Point Tower Chicago’. By Reto Fetz.
5. ‘Bagan Balloons’. By Martin Sojka.
I hope you’re all some place warm and bright.
Posted by thefty on 11/06/2012
I found these images by using Multicolor Search Lab. Have you ever used it? If you like playing with colours, you’re in for a proper treat.
1. Bright yellow flowers in punk bursts, by Crystal A Murray.
2. ‘Mythologie.ch’ by _underscore
3. Created using GlitchMonkey, by Juan Antonio Zamarripa
4. Rust-O-Vision by Tim.
5. Torn, but alive. By Aftab Uzzaman.
Posted by thefty on 07/06/2012
On Sunday, I volunteered at the Alternative Village Fete at Battersea Park, organised by Home Live Art.
Together with artists Harold Offeh and Barby Asante, the team of volunteer make-up artists, stylists and photographers created the Bling Jubilee Court. We dressed the public up as ‘Queens of the COMMON-wealth’, then led to a stage and photographed before an adoring crowd (photos over here). Here are 5 of my favourite shots from the day!
1. Our boudoircontained about 50 wigs, a tonne of make-up, a pile of stick-on mustaches, and 2 long rails of dress up clothes. Naturally, we tried it all on.
2. Two of our dress-up queens. Disco Queens, to be precise.
3. A rainbow of eyeshadow.
4. A gorgeous drag queen popped in to say hello.
5. Harold getting his make-up done.
You can see the full set of my photos over on my Facebook page.
Oh, and I promise this is my last Jubilee-related post!
Posted by thefty on 06/06/2012
Hot v. Cold / Fire v. Water
I swear, colour is my favourite thing.
1. By Ned Raggett
2. By Roland Tanglao
3. By Karla Lopez
4. By Leo Reynolds
5. By Andrey Okonetchnikov
Posted by thefty on 31/05/2012
The Diamond Jubilee is coming up this week! The crown motif is everywhere and I’m loving it. Here are five of my favourites.
1. A stunning screen print by PayperShaykers on Etsy.
2. A chocolate crown by Demarquette, displayed Harrods. Photo by me.
3. Diamond Jubilee crown and flowers: A print by Nick Barnett.
4. Royal Crown Jubilee Cupcake, by Clare’s Cupcakes
5. A Pearly poster for the Diamond Jubilee! By SugarushUK on Etsy
Posted by thefty on 28/05/2012
Matcha is a brilliant green powder made from ground green tea leaves. I’ve been intrigued by it since I stumbled upon this recipe for Matcha panda bread, which is funny given that I don’t particularly like drinking green tea. (I do like pandas, though.)
1. Vanilla and Matcha whoopie pies by Sylvia. I very much want to eat one.
2. A can of iced green tea. Very peaceful, apparently. By Shanon Wise.
3. Semi-sweet green tea candy from Japan. Photo by Andrew Magill.
4. Green tea and red bean Kit Kat! From Japan, of course. By Selva.
5. Green Tea Frappuccino Bento box. By Sakurako Kitsa.
Which one do you want to eat?
Posted by thefty on 18/05/2012
Today’s post was brought to you by the bag of peanuts I just ate (they were salty). Here’s salt – aka sodium chloride – in all of it’s unexpected splendour:
1. Chunky, cuboidal salt crystals, by Rob.
2. ‘Red Bacteria in ponds for making salt’. This striking photo was taken over San Francisco by Aroid.
3. Close-up salt crystals by Fergus Ray Murray. They look somehow like feathers, no?
4. Peruvian salt pans, by Dachalan.
5. Vivid indigo salt crystals. By Matt Hoffman.
Science is cool, kids.
Posted by thefty on 16/05/2012
London skies have been very grey lately, and I’m craving a bit of blue. Here are five blue-skied photos from my archives:
1. Spanish seas mirroring Spanish skies.
2. Bermondsey evening lights.
3. London on a crisp spring day.
4. My (admittedly filthy) skylight.
5. Bristol blues.
You can see more of my photos on my Flickr.
Posted by thefty on 15/05/2012
Here’s another glorious explosion of colour for you to indulge in! Alternatively, you can consider this blog post as an unintentional visual tribute to Elliott Smith.
1. Bright bands of rainbow neon. Photo by an untrained eye.
2. Paper Cranes. By Chris Gladis.
3. Pixelated stripes in a gallery. Photo by Kaptain Kobold.
4. I really want these in my house! Photo by Daniel Perlaky.
5. Rainbow Kiss, by Eliza Rmz.
Posted by thefty on 11/05/2012
Oh, Disco! You are so fabulously ridiculous! There are so many more photos I wanted to include in this TOP 5, such as Disco Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes, and Miss Understood.
1. The beautiful age of disco! (Although the lady in the middle doesn’t seem so excited.) Photo by David Zellaby.
2. There is nothing more magical than a light-up dance floor. Photo by PT Greg.
3. Worshipping the glitter ball. Photo by me.
4. Camp Galore! By Pat Padua.
5. Vintage records. Photo by Emiliano.
Posted by thefty on 02/05/2012