Monday, December 31, 2012

Music for 2013 - Jake Bugg

It's almost 2013, and we made it past the end of the world ! To bring in the New Year here is a singer song writer called Jake Bugg, he's only 18 and from Nottingham in the UK. He has already played at Glastonbury, and been on Later with Jools Holland, and his first self titled album went to No 1 in the UK.

This track is called Lightning Bolt :

Friday, December 14, 2012

Ted Baker's Kinky Snowman !

This has to be one of the kinkiest snowmen out there this Xmas, he's in Ted Baker's window in Victoria Square, Belfast :

Paperchase Xmas in Belfast

With Paperchase looking so good at the moment, it's great to find some of our art in the store, especially at Xmas. 

Paperchase window at the Belfast Store in Arthur Street. 

Steph T's art on some party goodies. 

Follow this link : Stephanie Thannauser to see more of this print on the Xmas products in Paperchase.

Here is one of Andrea's jungle prints on some fun gift wrap. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Music For The Weekend : Little Feat

One band whose music has remained timeless, and right up there with the best is Little Feat  ! Their singer, songwriter, and guitar player Lowell George sadly died at the age of 32 back in the '70's (yes the '70's) but the band still keeps going to this day.
The sound recording back then was probably not what is is now, but this track was filmed at a festival in Holland in 1976, and sounds pretty good ! Their sound was all their own, and this track is Fat Man In The Bath Tub :

Their albums include Little Feat, Dixie Chicken, Sailing Shoes, and Feats Don't Fail Me Now, check them out ! 

Mamas and Papas II

Mamas and Papas certainly have some of the best soft toys out there at the moment, the colours are great ! Here are some more photo's from their Belfast store :

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ryan Adams and The Cardinals

One band that would be great to see next year would be Ryan Adams and The Cardinals. He has had some great albums in the past like Gold, Heartbreaker, and Easy Tiger and was touring all the time before he married Mandy Moore. I guess he has a good reason to stay at home now ... there are no dates planned at the moment ...

This track is off III/IV titled Breakdown Into The Resolve :

Enjoy ! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mamas and Papas

The Mamas and Papas store in Belfast was really buzzing on Saturday. Nordic patterns were very prominent on the boys knitwear, and the girls clothing had lots of colour and a great fox print too.  
The soft toys really stood out, mainly because of their strong vibrant colours :

More soon ! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Masters in France : Playin' With My Friends

Here is a great tune to start the week off, and it's from the new Ikea advert. The band is Masters in France and the singer sounds just like Damon Albarn ! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

More Next Autumn 2012

It's been a very busy two or three weeks here, so apologies for not updating the blog as frequently as we would like. Here are some more images of what is in Next UK at the moment :

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Next Autumn 2012

Next have one of the best kids clothing offers on the high street, the baby and toddler area's often have great artwork on the garments. This autumn there are some new photographic techniques and lots of fun graphics as well  :

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Patina Store 4

The front of the Patina store has lots of bright colour furnishings, bird cages, accessories, cushions and chairs. And you only have to pop next door for the best Ice Cream ever at Sebastian Joe's ! 

The End !