& other things: october

I can’t believe there’s basically only two more months left of the year. Now’s that time when Christmas decorations are creeping into stores and New Years Eve plans are starting to be panicked over. I feel like November through to December is akin to cramming before an exam. Everyone seems to be rushing to buy presents, attend events, or generally fit in as much as they can before either the 25th or the 31st of December. So these are a few things that are keeping me sane as I begin to hyperventilate over the end of the year.
– Building up my record collection. Yes, I buy records now. I saw this record player on the cheap and couldn’t not buy it!
California Design 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way at the Queensland Art Gallery. Something to look forward to in November!
The Wes Anderson Collection book. Christmas present to myself? I say yes.
– Prints by Jasmine Dowling for Molten Store. Love some good typography.
Ace & Jig’s Spring 2014 RTW collection. The multicoloured checked print reminds me of my childhood.
– I finally succumbed to creating a Facebook page for the blog. Funnily enough, I like using it more than my personal page. 


  1. Matthew Pike October 26, 2013

    I see Wes Anderson has a new film coming out, really looking forward to that. Liked all his stuff up to now. Darjeeling especially. I'm sticking that book on my wishlist for sure. We have a record player, thought we haven't bought any new records as such yet. Just old musty ones.

    Have a good weekend, just going to check this design link out.

    Buckets & Spades

    • soph // and other things October 27, 2013

      I think I'll always be a Royal Tenenbaums girl. Hopefully I can take a few snaps at the California Design exhibit but it's ticketed and they're the ones that are usually no cameras allowed.

  2. Christina October 26, 2013

    This player is just amazing!! I was thinking of buying a retro one too, and start buying more vinyls!

    • soph // and other things October 27, 2013

      Soooo it was actually from Big W. I went to buy speaker cables for another turntable my brother lent me but then saw this for a pretty good deal and was like umm… ugly DJ style turntable or cute suitcase turntable? No contest.

  3. luzmaría Alam October 27, 2013

    Yes, just 2 month and welcome 2014 :S creepy
    I want to buy records, love the idea, a romantic and cool idea

    have fun

    • soph // and other things October 27, 2013

      It's crazy how quickly the year flies by. Buying records is such a novelty right now so hopefully it doesn't wear off too soon.


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