Things I like on a Wednesday

Sammy Slabbink
Collages by a Belgian artist called Sammy Slabbink. More here and here

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Book Paintings by Ekaterina Panikanova. Via Honestly WTF, and more here.

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This raincoat by Petit Bateau. Picture by Niotillfem.

Statue of Liberty
This story by the Statue of Liberty being made in Paris, with original photo’s and drawings from that time. More to be found on this lovely blog called Messy Nessy Chic.

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The fall/winter collection by Kira Plastinina for Lublu. More here.

Patti Smith
Yesterday I went to see Patti Smith in Bruges and it was amazing. Patti Smith seriously is one of the most genuine and talented artists out there. Her voice is incredible, her humbleness is real, her jokes are witty and she’s incredible on stage, just doing what she wants and not giving a fuck about what other people might think. Found some footage of the concert on Youtube here and here , but it really doesn’t do her voice and the performance justice. I’d say, if you ever get a chance to see her live, go and order tickets. You won’t regret it, I promise.

Isbells @ Huiskamer Ernest

So… I’m back! I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. I’m currently working on my thesis, and I can’t wait for it to be finished so I can hand it in and never have to look at it again! Think I took too much on my plate by doing too much research and using too many different research methods… In a month and a half I will (hopefully) be finished and (hopefully) have passed so I can graduate and finally have my master’s degree in Communication sciences.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, my friend Amelie and I visited this new coffee place in Ghent, called Huiskamer Ernest. This coffee bar simply wants to be a cozy and artsy living room in the city, where you can relax, hang out with your friends, read, study, work, etc… They organize concerts and workshops as well, and on the 2nd of June, Amelie and I went to see Isbells.

Isbells

Isbells is a Belgian band which is mostly known for its melancholic pop-folk songs. To be honest, I didn’t know that many songs, but I still had a great time. They’re amazing live and the music fit perfectly in the intimate atmosphere Huiskamer Ernest advocates. It literally felt like Isbells was performing a private concert in your living room.

For all of you who don’t know the band, here’s a live performance of their song ‘Heading For The Newborn’ at our youth radio station Studio Brussel. Couldn’t find any of the footage taken at Huiskamer Ernest online, so you’ll have to do with this. You can find more about them here and here and here.

Hope you enjoyed and talk to you soon!

Janice

Spring Playlist

When spring finally came (and decided it had better shit to do and just left again) I felt like making a playlist with all of the music I was obsessed with at that time. It has changed a lot since then, but now I’m finally happy with it. It has poppy songs, classics, some hits and a lot of happiness. Enjoy xx