Thursday, 8 April 2010

Hipstamatic iPhone App

I just discovered this iPhone app via The Paper Pony, and unless I write it crudely, I’m just not going to be able to express it right:  this app is AWESOME!!! !

Best £1.19 I spent in a while.  The basic idea of the Hipstamatic App is to re-capture (pun intended!) the lovely effects of the analogue camera, which many would now consider obsolete.  You get chose from a range of lenses, flash and film options, and depending on your combinations it produces different effects.  If you get bored of the 2 flash, 3 film and 3 lens options you can always purchase additional packs, for a maximum of 336 different combinations.  See all of those combinations here, and check out the Flickr Group here.

 

NB If you haven’t been to Asda to pick up your obligatory bunch or two of daffodils yet– you should – even if you don’t live in Wales - another bargain at 99p each.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Twinkle

Check out this cute cute cute dress.  I can’t think of a suitable occasion to wear it to at the moment, but I’m sure there is one!

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via the fabulous Hollygab

Lucky

I’m back from a fantastic holiday, am refreshed, spent some really nice time with my family.   A holiday always helps me to feel that my mind has been cleared up a bit (more on the holiday later in the week)

Whilst on said holiday I re-read My Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland.

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(image via www.blue-chi.com)

The cover is stunning.  I originally read it in my first year in Uni, borrowed off my neighbour Lucy.  I then bought it myself, specifically hunting for this cover – it’s far more pretty in real life, with lovely bronze shiny bits.  (I also bought all of Douglas Coupland’s other books, and have continued to do so. I can’t recommend them enough). 

 

I struggled to explain to Anthony what the book is about, and that’s kind of the beauty of the book in my opinion.  It’s got something to do with this though:

 

(via Basically Anything That is Awesome)