There are many kinds of brownie, all of them sweet:
1. Twin sisters with Brownies sweaters. By Naomi Campbell
2. Oreo and peanut butter brownie cakes, by Tirzah.
3. Coca-Cola Brownie Starflash Camera. By John Kratz.
4. ‘Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and other supernatural creatures.’ Photo by John Keogh.
5. Brownie Baking by Hyoin Min.
Posted by thefty on 08/06/2012
I’m on a roll with vintage imagery at the moment. After I found the first image, I had to keep digging for more soup gold! Enjoy them.
1. Lipton’s Sip’n'sup! Looks pretty watery but the colours and soup dishes are beautiful! By Alsis35
2. My Matzos ball soup is looking at me! Photo by Bart.
3. Man, they wore anything in the 60s. By Wackystuff.
4. Instant Rosehip Soup. Only in Sweden? (I really want to try some.) From Justin Kerr Sheckler.
5. Soup kitchen boys. A flea market find by Luise.
Posted by thefty on 03/05/2012
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
Pucker up, ladies and gents!
1. This inspired image comes from 16 Magazine from 1965 . Ringo’s are my favourite, and John needed some serious Chapstick therapy.
2. Mega red lips, by Michele Molinari. (Is that a hint of ‘tache I spy?)
3. ‘That night in August’. Seems like quite the night, indeed.
4. Sugar lips, literally. By Eli Santana.
5. One day, I’ll own a Lulu Guinness Fuchsia Metallic Snakeskin lips clutch. Sometimes I go to Selfridges and just look at them.
Posted by thefty on 20/03/2012
My beloved grandpa passed away this week, which is why I haven’t updated TOP 5. I spent this morning looking through some old photos, and I couldn’t resist sharing them with you. I had a great childhood, and my grandparents definitely contributed to how happy it was.
1. Me and my brother, easily fitting our skinny asses onto one chair.
2. Mustachioed grandpa and snow-haired grandma were my superheroes.
3. It appears that I was always a poser, and that I always liked unique eyewear.
4. Here, I am admiring my birthday gift. (That’s dad’s leg I’m hanging off.)
5. Check out my mum’s awesome 80s hair.
Sometimes nostalgia just comes and smacks you in the face. Huh.
Posted by thefty on 22/07/2011
When I last visited my parents, I looked through old boxes of drawings and books from mine and my brother’s primary school days. In these boxes, I discovered something about my brother John: He was a one trick pony when it came to illustrations. Rockets, rockets, rockets, rockets, rockets (and, ok, the odd sketch of an aeroplane). It really made me laugh. I’ve selected a few for your enjoyment:
1. A classic John sketch.
2. This one is dated from 1987. The obsession started early.
3. One of John’s handmade books. Note shoelace binding and ‘© 1990′.
4. I think this is my favourite one. That title (and that speech bubble) is gold.
5. ‘the fule tank holds hundreds
of galons of fuel.’
What did you used to draw when you were a kid?
Posted by thefty on 31/05/2011
I recently looked through boxes of my old toys. I was quite delighted with what I found: hand-sewn doll dresses (made by me out of ribbons and chopped up t-shirts), dozens of sketchbooks, and the odd Pizza Hut tiny plastic table (used for Barbie dinner parties). Turns out I’ve always been a bit DIY.
1. My mum used to tape Disney movies from TV onto VHS. Good times.
2. I was a big fan of Trolls and Sylvanian Families figurines.
3. I saw these at Selfridge’s. I’m all grown up but I still want one.
4. Stripes, lace and loud prints? My style is clearly Barbie-influenced.
5. There ain’t nothing like a piggy wedding.
Posted by thefty on 17/05/2011
My love for vintage clothing revolves around the thrill of the chase. I’ll happily dig through mountains of frumpy, ill-fitting frocks, because I know that a Eureka moment is never too far away. My favourite places for vintage are London’s markets: Portobello on a Saturday, and the Sunday Upmarket on a Sunday. Bliss.
1. Spitalfields Market on a Thursday is a multicoloured goldmine.
2. A common sight around London’s Brick Lane.
3. Onesie swimsuit + fur? A cracking combination.
3. I like the yellow ones!
4. Retro-glam by Georgia Nash. Saucy!
Posted by thefty on 13/04/2011
I don’t have much to say about vehicles, except that sometimes they look pretty.
1. The Spitalfields Routemaster.
2. A bedazzled Mini at Selfridge’s.
3. Bobcat tires: Bold and oversized.
4. Me and my brother as mini speed-demons.
5. You can take the truck out of Brick Lane, but you can’t take Brick Lane off the truck.
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Posted by thefty on 23/09/2010
Hello! COLLECTIVE 5 is a weekly feature involving photos submitted by readers. Anyone can contribute! The rules, as well as next week’s COLLECTIVE 5 theme, can be found over here.
Here are this week’s photos:
1. Copenhagen Fashion Week, by Claire Harrop.
2. Kate at the De La Warr Pavilion, by Roger Woodiwiss.
3. Glamorous Granny (in Camden!), by Kerry Tucker.
4. Fashion by Louise Gray, Style by Fashionista in a Hat. By Eleni Sardi.
5. Dress to Impress, by Yvonne Christie.
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Posted by thefty on 03/09/2010
My mother doesn’t understand the appeal of wearing old clothes. Once, when I told her my jacket was second hand, she gave me a pitying look and said ‘Do you need more money, dear?’
1. Beautiful, old-school tin robots.
2. Those Ferregamo shoes were – tragically – too small. (At Rokit Vintage.)
3. Crazy jumpers at the market, probably knitted by a grandma.
4. One of the lovely shops at Kingly Court, London.
5. A rather sinister looking space hopper.
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Posted by thefty on 23/06/2010
Colours that remind me of this and this and this.
1. Punchy pastels on Columbia Road.
2. A vintage blanket.
3. Old chairs in lemon and lime.
4. The fair ground.
5. Men’s accessories at Selfridges.
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Posted by thefty on 25/05/2010
‘When I was your age, phones didn’t have internet, only Snake.’
1. Etch-a-Sketch is the definition of Lo-fi.
2. Gameboy! Yesterday I realised that I remember all 3 songs from Tetris.
3. Satin bows and puffy leather jackets are what 80s dreams are made of.
4. My childhood is retro. (I’m the little one in the stripes.)
5. Flannel shirt, denim jacket, Walkman. It can only be the 90s.
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Posted by thefty on 08/04/2010
One thing I love about London is that it gives me plenty of opportunities to indulge my vintage-glamour fantasies. These photos were taken at two different events, here and here. Both involved feathers, pearls, and moonshine served in teacups. (Next time, I think I’d be up for a 1940s party, just to switch things up a bit.)
1. Londoners take fancy dress very seriously. I respect that.
2. All that’s missing here is a long cigarette filter and a brassy attitude.
3. Modern flappers wear PVC frills.
4. The lady on the right won first prize in the pageant, FYI. Well done, miss.
5. Perfection. Feather head dresses are very underrated in this day and age.
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Posted by thefty on 12/03/2010
In no particular order:
1. Greek island retro-kitsch.
2. I’m in love with this Fornasetti Bocca chair. Sadly, it costs 3x my rent.
3. Sexy legs.
4. I love Athens because of corners like this.
5. Who needs a bird table when you can have a bird chair?
Posted by thefty on 26/09/2009