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Winter is Coming

In the Game of Thrones sense of the phrase; winter is coming.

Ok, not quite – it’s Africa. Even in mid-July there’s a distinct possibility that at some stage of the afternoon you’ll be in nothing but a T-shirt drinking a beer in the sunshine. As a result, we as Africans live in complete denial of winter as a concept. Houses, restaurants, everything is designed to bask.

Then the icy winds start.

And we scatter. Screaming. Like the season is a Godzilla-like anomaly…

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Added by Isaac Kosmides on April 30, 2013 at 8:55 — No Comments

An Ode to the Cosby Sweater

An entire generation of young hipsters are wearing Bill Cosby jerseys in the name of irony* and vintage apparel. Blatantly ignoring the fact that my youth is now termed “vintage” (I’m 31), one can only interpret the irony in that alluding to the fact that they are, by design**, hideous. Even at the age of 5, this was an irony I was aware of whilst watching The Cosby Show in days…

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Added by Isaac Kosmides on June 27, 2012 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

New from Boutique Collection

 

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Added by Isaac Kosmides on May 23, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Fashion: Royal Mail

 

Royal Mail have launched a set of 10 stamps commemorating post-WWII British Fashion.

Shot by Solve Sundsbo, designers include Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Ossie Clark and the late (great) Alexander McQueen.

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Added by Isaac Kosmides on May 15, 2012 at 13:30 — 2 Comments

Food: Grilled Snapper with Thyme, Chilli and Rosa Tomatoes

 

 

Whole Red Snapper (or any fish really), butterflied

Fresh Thyme

Dried Oregano

1 Punnet Rosa…

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Added by Isaac Kosmides on May 11, 2012 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

Music: 8tracks.com

“The making of a great compilation tape, like breaking up, is hard to do and takes ages longer than it might seem. You gotta kick off with a killer, to grab attention. Then you got to take it up a notch, but you don’t wanna blow your wad, so then you got to cool it off…

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Added by Isaac Kosmides on May 10, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Travel: I Love Paris (In The Springtime)

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Added by Isaac Kosmides on May 7, 2012 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

In Bed With: January Jones

 

Avert your eyes – we’re talking about the bed linen.

Whilst perusing the GQ site in eager anticipation of the Mad Men Season 5 premier, I noticed that the bed linen on which Ms. Jones lazes is currently available on our local shores; even if the season has yet to officially air.

Boutique Collection’s…

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Added by Isaac Kosmides on May 7, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

ART: Artist Proof Studio

Celebrating 21 years of the print medium (and beautifully curated at JAG), Newtown's Artist Proof Studio showcases the talents of local artists and collaborations over the last 2 decades. From the likes of Kentridge and Catherine to astoundingly fresh current student work, this is one of the finest exhibits I've seen in recent years - well worth a visit...…

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Added by Isaac Kosmides on May 7, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments


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