I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.

Kew Gardens

By the time the boy and I got to Kew Gardens last Sunday morning we were so hungry that every other question we found ourselves asking our guide was Is this one edible? Then we noticed ducks and we ran for it. I always knew carrying around a pack of HP sauce was good for something, yum. No, we almost did ‘the lawnmower’ but miraculously the tour ended right next to the Orangery so we cooked the duck there. What a magical place, like hopping from one continent to another! It’s truly amazing to see how plants adapt to the climate and geography, and even more fascinating to see how the engineers there maintain thousands of species in England’s capricious weather. I guess that was extra fascinating for me because I’ve never managed to keep a plant alive for more than a week, even a damn cactus, which you basically ignore. (Too much love I suppose <3) Anyway, in Kew you can’t help but marvel at how creative God is… well I can’t, dunno about you. So sorry for putting this together into a fat kid, there’s a little more to come and I just didn’t want the blog to end up looking too shrubby if that’s even a word.

Note: Topless girl in paisley is not me. You wish.

Thank you Frida of 247 Social for arranging the visit!

Shirt, Shorts, Bag – Uniqlo, Shoes – Topshop, Watch – Casio, Bracelet (right arm) – both COS, Bracelets (left arm) – mix of DIY, Kellu Melu, H&M

World, meet my new bicycle, CW, or China Woman. The first day I rode it out some idiot in a run-down car drove up to me and yelled TAKE IT EASY CHINA WOMAN. Who, me? Since I’m not Chinese I assumed he knew something I didn’t know so I started calling my bike that. So World, my China Woman and I go fast & slow on the bus lane and sometimes through very narrow alleys. Man… had to go to Thesaurus.com to find child-friendly words for that dirty line, are you happy, parents? Too bad though, because I’m going to woo-hoo with my new favourite shoes tonight. (IT’S OK BECAUSE I’M MARRIED TO IT.)

Thank you Alice (of Alicepoint) for helping with the photos and the lovely brunch!
This is also the first instalment of Uniqlooks for August.

United Nude London flagship store in Covent Garden

In 2002 I used to play the Sims so much that whenever in real life I’d walk into a room and forget why I went there in the first place, I’d think HEY SOMEONE DELETED MY ACTION… then I’d go kick the gnome in the yard before having a shower that leaked water everywhere. I disgress, wait I forgot what I wanted to say. HEY SOMEONE DELETED MY BRAIN. Ah yes. The other day I dropped by the new United Nude flagship store in Covent Garden – I had to gasp at the sight of the darkest shop interior I’ve seen, lit only in the boxes of the Wall of Light. Every few minutes a streak of colour would run through the wall and you couldn’t help but think that they could throw one heck of a party in here. The Lo-Res project is what tickled my fancy most though, as you can tell by the Sims reference – not that it’s comparable, really. The concept is that surface information, or ‘resolution’ is deducted from a 3D model, to build abstract low-poly models of an ordinary object. Brilliant really, I’d like to see others be more experimentative with everyday objects like the United Nude team. The pink Low-Res mary janes is probably why my Sim keeps disappearing in the night dressed as a criminal.