May 7, 2011

That GOOD GOOD Around the Web

Hey everybody, I’m finally back! First off, I would like to thank all of you who wished me a happy birthday on Wednesday; I really appreciate the e-mails and tweets that I received! Secondly, I want to thank all of you who nominated this blog for The Black Weblog Awards! Your support really, really means the world to me. Since I haven’t done a “real” post since April, I thought I would get you guys caught up with the jewels that I have discovered around the web recently. Enjoy!

I am an admirer of companies that are able to construct creative ad campaigns and lookbooks. A concept that cannot be emphasized enough is the importance of aesthetics; no matter what your creative niche is, be it blogging, photography, fashion, music, etc., how you present your product means a lot and says a lot about your product as well. That is why I have so much appreciation for those who present their products so beautifully, such as the brand Minimarket. Minimarket is a Swedish women’s clothing label that was started by 3 sisters in 2006. I absolutely love their lookbook for their S/S 2011 collection, I found it to be beautifully simple yet very effective. 
Here are some photos from their S/S 2011 accessories collection:

Listen to this:
A few days ago, Solange released a previously unreleased track named Left Side Drive. The song was written 2 years ago over the song Left Side Drive by Boards of Canada, a duo based out of Scotland. Solange states: “It’s completely unofficial, and was just inspired by the song which I have had a deep love affair with for years. I am a huge Boards of Canada fan, and got the chance to work with them on Sol-Angel on ‘This Bird’. Still feel honored to this day.” As a huge fan of Solange’s music, I am more than happy to see that she is liberating more of her musical magic. I have been waiting patiently for her to do so since 2008. You can listen to the lovely song below:


I discovered Toro y Moi many months ago while perusing a blog called JUSTNORMAN (which is seriously a great blog, I suggest you check it out!) Chaz Bundick, a.k.a. Toro y Moi, is an amazing musician; his music has a gorgeously pop infused electronic sound. It is relaxing to me, his breezy vocals have a tendency of lulling me to sleep (in a good way of course). This mix was dropped a few days ago and is the latest installment of Modular’s Modcast series.
Click HERE to listen & to download for free!

New Blog to Love: (click the picture)
My friend Teju Bolaji, owner of the London-based travelling vintage store called Vintage Tartlette, has created a lovely blog, also called Vintage Tarlette. You can click on the photo to check it out and make sure you follow it if you like what you see (which I am sure you will)! If you are unfamiliar with Teju, please read the interview I had with her by clicking here

I received an e-mail from a woman by the name of Kavita Parmar who is the creative director of an initiative by known as The IOU Project. In the e-mail, she states: “I am a fashion designer, and together with my company, we set ourselves up with what we thought was an almost impossible challenge: to design and produce a line of totally unique clothing that would be cool and casual, but no matter how many people bought an item no two would ever be the same...”
I never really thought about the repetitiveness in the mass production of clothing, but it definitely exists! The love and intimacy that goes into clothing made by hand is simply monumental and is a beautiful sentiment. That GOOD GOOD Blog proudly supports the IOU Project! Be sure to check out their website here and be on the lookout for their launch which will be in 3 days.

31 comments:

  1. Great to have you back. I've been a blog break myself. I hope to get back real soon. Happy belated birthday!!
    Chic Modern Vintage

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  2. Wello hello there! How you been? I love Minimarket their pieces are incredible and the advertising is pure gorgeous simplicity...I will check out Vintage Tartlette and I love the IOU Project...I got the email too and I´ve been so busy lately I totally forgot to post about so many events and things...gotta find them time is a genius movement!

    xx
    Andy
    The Black Label

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  3. Happy Belated Birthday .... Checking out Vintage Tartlette now , so excited , sucker for anything vintage lol , yes i love that spread too very unique.

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    Beeba.x

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  4. Anonymous5/07/2011

    Lovely post! I love every single thing here, Solange's new song is awesome! And I am a huge fan of Toro y Moi! Glad to have you back!!! And happy belated birthday :D

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  5. I love Minimarket! Photos are gorge. And Toro Y Moi is so cool, as well as solange! and Vintage Tartlette's spot looks AMAZING!!!!

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  6. happy belated birthday :))) that brown bag is gorg and i am checking out vintage tartlette asap!

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  7. I got to say Happy Belated B'day as well. Had I know I would've def. sent you an email. Hope if was fun!

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  8. Entertaining post. And welcome back. :o)

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  9. i love this blog . sometimes after ive read all the content i listen in just to play the music. Good job Dee

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  10. great post! i love the cut out black shoes and the black leather bag. i'm definitely gonna check out iou! ronan x

    ronanronanronan.blogspot.com

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  11. you just blew my mind. those cut out oxfords and those sunglasses! holy cow! love!!!!
    xx

    http://charlesbgoode.blogspot.com

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  12. i like these "good good around the web" posts a LOT. you find the coolest stuff. i love solange's new song and toro y moi! i am downloading his mix as we speak!!

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  13. happy bday again! hope all is well with your studies!! School's almost over.yayyy!

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  16. Welcome back! you've been missed :-)

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  17. mee too! her music is brilliant, and i love how she pulls off all those flashy colors and prints and her beautiful hair.

    xx

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    Shasie
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  19. nice post, lovely blog. i like the vintage tartlette picture. thanks for commenting on my blog.
    Newest follower here :) xx

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  22. Thank you all for commenting!! Glad to be back, that was the longest I had ever gone without blogging lol :)

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  23. Anonymous5/10/2011

    Good post!!!!

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  24. off to check out Vintage Tartlette

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  25. Welcome back and Happy belated birthday! I LOVE the Minimarket collection; you're right they've relaly nailed the presentation. I'm particularly loving the cut out men's shoes. Does that scream DIY or what?

    The Pink Monocle

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  26. I love you SO much for putting me on to all this amazing stuff everytime I visit this blog!! I nominated you for the awards, I really hope you get it because you definitely deserve it :]

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  27. oh i like all the itmes that you posted here! i love those sunnies!


    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

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  28. It was your birthday? I'm sooo late to this party! Happy birthday! Hope you had loads of fun, and wishing you all you wish yourself!

    Adiya
    http://thecornershopng.blogspot.com/

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  29. Oh, I love the shoes from the Minimarket collection!

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  30. I've had Left Side Drive on REEEPEAT! SO GOOD! Those shoes? I die.

    -Kris

    http://thekrisbliss.blogspot.com

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  31. Solange's new song is pure bliss to my ears ^_^

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