Anyone else a bit pleasantly surprised by the new Google logo? It’s the talk of the town. I have to say when it first popped up on my feed this week I actually thought it was a prank. Google change from their classic and timeless serif logo? I didn’t believe it was a likely change out of the blue like that. Perhaps I hadn’t been paying enough attention? It’s certainly been the talk of net-town ever since it ‘dropped’!
Speaking of Google and lovely things, how pretty is their dedication to Audrey Hepburn’s 85th Birthday? It’s from May 2014 but it popped up on my ‘Feeling Lucky” click just now and I had to share my appreciation.
I think it’s very sweet just quietly.
Anyway. I hope you had a lovely day Celebrating Fathers Day if you’re an Australian and a lovely day regardless of what your day entailed wherever else you may be from.
I’ve been watching a few new music videos the is weekend and had to share some of my favourites.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have just dropped their latest piece of work, Downtown, and I for one think it’s incredible! I’m so fascinated by this video clip! I’ve been singing this all weekend and watched the clip 89647985 times. Addicted is an understatement.
The Rubens have got me totally hooked with their latest work too. I bought their new album, Hoops, a few weeks ago and have been playing it on repeat. Especially loving the title track Hoops. The clip is quite clever too. This one just gets stuck in my head so much… but I really love it!
I’m actually also digging the new One Direction song, Bring Me Down. And the clip is a bit of fun too…
My talented little sister, Jessica Lorraine, recently did a cover of the song Black Roses which was sung on Nashville by the character Scarlett O’Conner(played by Clare Bowen). Love the show. Love this song. Love Jessica’s cover. I’ve included both videos below for your listening pleasure. Jessica Lorraine
Nashville Original – Clare Bowen aka Scarlett O’Conner
As per usual it’s already Sunday evening and that sad feeling sinks in that another weekend has disappeared with far less completed tasks that my well intending Friday evening self had planned. All in all it’s been another busy full of socialising, sport, good food, entertainment and domestic duties. And Sunday Pancakes of course! Anyway. That’s all standard stuff. There were a few little things I just had to share today…
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I was just scrolling through my Facebook feed and was absolutely delighted when I came across this gem of a project. Windows of the World by Andre Vicente Goncalves that Frankie(my favourite magazine of course!) was sharing with their loyal followers. It’s a lovely piece of work where in a typology many different windows in similar places are collated into a gorgeous collection and reflection of the exterior style and character of these particular places. I think it’s just so charming! My favourite image is Evora. I love how every building is white and most windows have gold and this level of consistency yet they’re all so very different. They’re all so beautiful. All of the images are. So inspired! Check it out and tell me which one is your favourite? Maybe you love the bright and blocky style of Burano or that extra dimension that The Alps carries.
I would also like to share my childish excitement that the MINIONS film was released this week and I did in fact go and see it last night. The cinema was packed and I definitely had a good giggle at many a moment indeed. Loved it! Following the history of the Minions featuring the great adventures of Kevin, Stuart and little Bob is just hilarious. Add in Sandra Bullock voicing the baddest villain ever, Scarlet Overkill and her genius husband Herb voiced by Jon Hamm(Mad Men) and you’re set! It’s great light hearted fun entertainment for everyone and anyone who is a Minion fan I believe. 9/10. I’m already anticipating where they’ll take the Despicable/Minion story next! Will we get to watch Gru’s full detailed childhood on the big screen sometime soon?!
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I’m so in love with Minions right now though… I can’t even explain why I love the Minions so much. Probably the same reasons everyone else does. Is it there bright yellow and happy colour? Their friendly round shape? Their cute little blue overalls? The cute goggle like glasses that they all wear? The fact that they make so many funny sounds and speak so little English? I don’t know. All of the above and I’m totally obsessed. Confession: I’ve even been getting the special Kinder Surprise‘s for my treat nights so I can collect the little Minion figures! Yep. This is serious! If you happen to see the Minion TicTacs anywhere give me a shout!
The bitter part of life right now is to think this time last year I was overseas on the biggest adventure of my life. I believe I was in Rome at this point. The sweetest part is that feeling of nostalgia and the memories that flood back every time it comes to mind or I see a picture pop up on my feed or go back and look at my own collection… But then again both of those things are bitter and sweet all at the same time.
Such is life.
But if you follow my instagram you probably already realise I really do enjoy getting nostalgic about such things.
Oh the memories!
I think one of the saddest moments of the trip is featured in this image below. The Trevi Fountain had been drained for maintenance the day before we got there!
If you know me, you know I am a bit of a Triple J listener and enjoy the “alternative” side of the music scene. Lately this song has been stuck in my head. I’m a Fantastic Wreck by Montaigne. As soon as those first few notes hit my ears my fingers dart to the volume and it’s only up from here folks. Yes. I definitely belt along with Montaigne as I claim I too am a Fantastic Wreck. I cannot get this song out of my head! Montaigne is onto a winner here. If you haven’t already heard of this gorgeous young lady that is making her mark on triple J’s playlist right now, Montaigne is the stage name of 2012 Unearthed High finalist Jessica Cerro. You can find out more about Jessica/Montaignehere. Also, interestingly ‘Montaigne’ is defined in the dictionary as “MichelEyquem de1533-1592. Frenchwriternotedfordevelopingtheessay as a literaryform as well as forthelively,personalquality of hisprose.” – The Free Dictionary
I remember hearing I’m a Fantastic Wreck and instantly feeling connected with the lyrics. A lot of young women and really young people in general would relate to the feelings expressed in the lyrics throughout this sweet tune. Sometimes you do feel like a bit of a Fantastic Wreck. Or maybe always. I’ve been in love with it ever since my first listen. The lyrics are just so relatable and it’s quickly a catchy tune to sing along with. Looking forward to hearing more great things from this young talent! She has a track up on her Triple J Unearthed profile which you can download too. I Am Not an End, which I believe is her original Unearthed High Entry.
I remember totally loving this track she released under her real name, Jessica Cerro in 2012. Anyone But Me. It’s a bit faster in pace than IaFW but it’s also super catchy. I dare you not to get it stuck in your head! She also did Like a Version for Triple J in November last year and did a killer cover of Sia’s 2014 hit, Chandelier.
Check out the quirky video for I’m a Fantastic Wreck though…
I love it. So simple yet effective with the illustrations interacting with her throughout. Clever but not overdone.
Great things to come from Montaigne I’m sure! If you’re liking her work as much as I am you might even want to go and check out her EP, Life of Montaigne, which is available on iTunes. I’ve just collected it myself and am looking forward to it in my playlist this week! I’ll be keeping my ear out for an opportunity to see her perform live! ... Actually I just found she is touring and nabbed some tickets!
Also I quite fancy the EP Artwork! Quirky combination of a portrait photograph and some sweet textures and effects to create a striking composition complimented by the simple type. Gorgeous!
Have you checked her out? What did you think? I may be gushing a little bit!
Side Note: Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. It’s certainly been a warm one. I’ve been pretty quiet on the blogging front lately, busy chasing my tail at the moment! And it’s not slowing down any time soon but I hope to get on top of things a bit more… Always the best of intentions…