Friday, 26 February 2010

Those were the days








In light of my nostalgic posts today... here's another. Featuring the original newspaper from the day the (once) mighty Ipswich Town won the FA Cup. A friend of mine, Italian and football daft, recently wanted deck out his men's salon with football memorabilia. He came to the right place asking me. I've boxes of the stuff. Check out the UEFA Cup winning edition too. A little piece about Ruud Gullit joining the Town. See, I said we were mighty.

"Wow, this is better than Sainsbury's!"



Quite. Bloody Ikea... if you must go, take children (preferably your own). It's far more interesting.

More Citroën CX pics...


Try explaining those hand and foot prints on the windscreen...


Eco?


Space Age. The revs and speedometer rotated horizontally.


I'm loving this. It's like Slim Aarons.


The 70s were backlit all the time, no?

If Darth Vader was French...



You get the idea...

Citroën CX Suspension



Should you have been an architect in the late 70's, who was proposing a large development in a major conurbation featuring numerous condominiums in intricately landscaped parkland, this would have been the car for you. It is no exaggeration to suggest that this detailed scale model would have survived the journey to the pitch. Go get 'em tiger!

Citroën CX



Check this... the amazing Citroën CX. This is what the young Matt Brooke spent most of his childhood driving around in when everyone else was in a Vauxhall Viva or Ford Cortina. Thanks Dad. It was proper cool, what with the hydraulic suspension that took a little while to rise and the space age dashboard. There's a great site www.citroenet.org.uk with brilliant old brochure pics on. A few I've pilfered and popped here.

Volvo P1800 Convertible



This is the bee's knees. I've never come across one of these. The P1800 is usually a hard top, like the one driven by Roger Moore in The Saint. If I lived in LA, this is what I'd drive. That colour is killer too. Nice. Very tidy wheelie bin action too.

Volvo Amazon









I'm hunting for cars for a shoot. Thing is I always come back to the Volvo 122 Station Wagon (or Amazon as it's often called). We had one in California on a shoot a couple of years ago, just like this, and drove from San Francisco down to Big Sur. It was fantastic. It came back on a trailer though. Bloody packed up. Tommy, our production guy was more of a mechanic that week! I'm not sure why I am so obsessed with Volvo's. As a kid my dad always had Citroëns, because they had more flair about them. Am I subconsciously rebelling? I don't think so, I still love those Citroëns, I'll post some later. I found one or two yesterday.

Anyway, the Volvo's have their own style, more influenced by American chrome than Gallic flair.
I love the station wagons, but a coupé in powder blue (suspension lowered a little) is pimp. Well, too cool for a pimp.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Daisy Roots at Teddy Boy







Check out these cracking boots from a little store on Allen St in the Lower East Side called Teddy Boy. Lots of nice clobber from their own label too. www.teddyboyinc.com

New York Polies


The Snowpocalypse (allegedly).


Nice. Because those books are always shit, eh? These weren't. Although there was a lot of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, which isn't that cheery.


Not sure where this was. I think you might be ok if you get drunk on their beer. Otherwise it would be a one pint wonder pub in my book.


Guess the movie.


Snowmageddon 2 (allegedly).

Manhattan








A few snaps from a recent scout. No need for captions.

Friday, 12 February 2010

New York

video

This always feels good... no matter how many times you do it...