Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Coca Cola - Coke Ads

I love Coke.

I don't drink a gallon a day or anything, maybe only a can or so a week -
certainly not enough to rot my innards or teeth (well, maybe my teeth...)

But there is no denying, that sometimes a can of coke 
simply just hits the spot - Coke is it.

I also loved the Coke ad's from many moons ago,
with their catchy tunes and phrases.

Here are a few of my favourites...
(Australian ad's bar the last one)

'Coke is it!' 1983
Giant Coke can at the beach.

Diet Coke ad 1989
featuring a smokin' hot Kate Cebrano
dancing & jingle sung by Wendy Matthews...
(never been a Diet Coke fan, but I used to love this ad)

'You can't beat the feeling!' early 90's
Hot guy gets tired of the stuffy restaurant & heads 
into the kitchen where the real fun...& the Coke is. 
(Q. Why is Ted Bullpit there?)

'Always Coca Cola' from the early 90's...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

hunter gatherer Royal Arcade

This sign stopped me in my tracks on a recent visit to the city, 
whilst wandering through the Royal Arcade off Bourke St Mall.

The shop is hunter gatherer run by the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

The store is a great mix of secondhand vintage goods, upcycled wares
and new jewellery pieces/items made by local artists.
The vintage stock is specially handpicked from thousands of items donated
to the 27 Brotherhood of St Laurence Op Shops - so it's all the good stuff!

Trouble was, the 'Back in 10 mins' sign was up & the shop was closed -
('Arrrhhhh! Please let me in!!!' I screamed in my head) but, I had to keep moving.

So, I managed to get a few (albeit horrid - please accept my apologies) photos of the shop on my phone, and hope to get back there (or to the Brunswick store) to purchase one day very soon.

hunter gatherer
Off Bourke Street Mall
Melbourne Vic. 3000
Phone: (03) 9650 1843
Mon–Wed  9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Thurs–Fri 10 am to 6 pm
Sat 9.30 am to 4 pm

hunter gatherer
274 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy Vic. 3065
Tel: (03) 9415 7371
Open 10.15 am – 5.45 pm daily

Bike 'signage' for hunter gatherer out in Bourke St Mall - love it!

Monday, November 28, 2011

J.H. Lynch's Lovely Ladies

J.H. Lynch's paintings were mass produced, & extremely popular in the 60's and 70's. They have become increasingly popular again in recent years, and are being sought after and snapped up by retro and vintage hunters and gatherers.

Here are a few of my J.H. Lynch favourites...



'Autumn Leaves'



'Tina: Green Dress' (poor quality pic)

'Woodland Goddess'

All pictures by Quasimondo on Flickr.

You can visit for more pictures of his work and
some information on the artist himself.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Freaky Friday - Air Jeans

Just when I thought I'd seen it all, 
along come the inflatable exercise 'Air Jeans'.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Retro Bike

I finally bought my very own retro bike off eBay!

Single gear/speed, Malvern Star with it's original bell, tyre pump, 
chain cover and plenty of surface rust to boot. But, I love it.

It still has it's original stickers in relatively good condition which is great.
 And judging by the style and colours of these stickers, I would say the
bike is from the 70's?

The thought of me having a bike, or indeed riding a bike has become
the source of much amusement to my friends and family.

'You? You bought a bike? Why?!'
was heard just earlier this week from a visiting pal, while
she stood gazing at my new treasure with great confusion.

I am not really one with the world of exercise (to put it mildly), but I figure a bike is the perfect way to ease myself into some form of exercise this summer.
This way I can ride my bike round to the milk bar to get a Snickers bar.

This same friend then gathered some excitement at the thought of us
going for a bike ride together soon, & suggested we head off to a cafe
in a bayside suburb several kilometres away!

'Steady on' came my hasty reply,
'let's just see if I can make it round the block first!'

So, my intentions are pure. 
May I enjoy cycling round the neighbourhood for many months to come.
If not, there is a high probability that this awesome bike will end up
as a great wall feature in our garage/bar area like this...


Or as a garden feature like this...


or this...


Happy Cycling!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ghetto Superstar

What do you get when you combine a re worked chorus from
80's classic 'Islands in the Stream' written by The Bee Gees...

...which was a huge hit for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers...

 ...with some Pras, rapper ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard) 
and the beautiful Mya?
You have Ghetto Superstar!

The song was also featured on the soundtrack for the movie
Bulworth, starring Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, and Don Cheadle.
'From one corner to another, ah ahhhh...'

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pastel Pretties by Crazy House Capers

Beautiful photos of lovely vintage wares by Simmone
of Crazy House Capers found on Flickr.
Simmone also has a wonderful blog - Crazy House Capers documenting the DIY process of renovating two truly beautiful cottages, along with many of her fantastic vintage finds along the way. Be sure to pop on over and have a look!

Many thanks to Simmone for allowing me to share some of 
her gorgeous pics here : )

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Getting organised

I have a huge urge to get piles of paperwork and clutter organised today.
I can feel the christmas crush looming, and I really want to avoid the last minute christmas dread this year, and relax & enjoy the season.

So in order to clear my head, I need to clear the clutter around me.

I found some Flickr pics searching 'Studio Mess' (I am the queen of procrastination). 
How come these 'studio mess's' are somehow still pretty and nice to look at?

Righto - pretty or not, my own clutter must be dealt with.
Here's to 'Getting things DONE'!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Freaky Friday - Chad

Not sure where to start...perhaps it's best not to speak?
You know, like when you are visiting one of the
world's seven wonders...just breath, and take it all in.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vintage Lounge

I purchased this vintage lounge at the beginning of the year.
I loved the floral print, and dark wood arms, but alas,
I could never really make it work in my house.

I no longer have room to store it - so before I turn into one of those Hoarder's who wonders where her pets are disappearing too, (anyone remember the Augustine episode? Truly the stuff of nightmares),
this beautiful, clean, vintage piece is headed for ebay.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dirty Harry 1971 - 'That's my policy'

Awesome film which spawned four great sequels, 
and many memorable quotes and scenes.

Thought I'd run with this clip of Harry meeting the Mayor to kick it off.
 There will be plenty more 'Harry' clips over the coming months.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Street spotted - Ford Capri GT

I spied this very cool 70's Ford Capri GT
in the neighbourhood recently.
Love the colour.

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