Friday 17 January 2014

Friday Favourites #17

It's Friday!  This weekend is going to be awesome!  There's going to be a bit of DIY, a birthday party, a trip to Atomic Burger with friends, and hopefully some pottering around a museum.  What do you have planned this weekend?

Favourite film

We finally got round to watching Red 2 last night.  I absolutely loved Red at the cinema, but for whatever reason we never managed to catch it at the cinema.  When I grow up I want to be Helen Mirren's Victoria, she's awesome.  Heck, I'd settle for being Helen Mirren who is every bit as awesome as her character, but probably with less bullets.

Favourite street art

I know, I know...I'm rabbiting on about street art two weeks in a row?  These are cute and inventive and well worth a peek!  The hug above makes me smile every time I see it, and the knitted R2-D2 is beyond amazing!  Check them out here.

Favourite mug

via Not On The High Street
I do love a good mug, and this one is perfect for me as I often find inspiration at the bottom of a mug of coffee.  (Or two.)  I've also been known to find my get-up-and-go lurking there, too.

"My Thinking Cup" Mug, from Not On The High Street

Favourite past/present photographs

1982 and 2005, Paris
A friend of mine shared this link on Facebook and it was so amazing that I just had to share it myself.  London-based photographer Chino Otsuka has taken nostalgic to a new level by photoshopping her present-day self into photos from her childhood.  It's beautifully done, and thoroughly believable, as though she's taken a trip in the TARDIS and cheekily posed in the original photographs.  It also makes me think of the age-old question: "What would you say to your younger self?"

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  1. Those past/present photographs are amazing. I'm seriously stunned by the Photoshop work. That is NOT easy!
    I'm working all weekend. Such is the life, though. It helps to make each month a bit less stressful when I can pull in weekend jobs. So I'm happy about that!

    1. I know, right? The Photoshop work is so seamless, it's incredible.

      Hope you had fun working this weekend--at least it's something that you love!

  2. Oh that mug is so lovely! <3

    Jennie xo |

    1. Isn't it just? I bet they had a lightbulb moment when they were drinking coffee from a boring mug :)

  3. Oh my! Those photos are amazing. I wish I could do that. I'm not sure I would say to me. I think my childhood self was a lot more carefree than I am now and could teach me a lot. Thanks for the comment! If you do go to the Balmoral then definately save yourself. The marshmallow snake looked so yummy. Although you can take a box of stuff away with you too! x

    1. I would probably tell my younger self to put down the cakes, as they WILL catch up to you in the end! And to keep swimming...


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