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Zilvinas Kempinas artist from Lithuania (Via Yvon Lambert Gallery)
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This is excellent.

Wow those Superga trainers are really nice. *looks at site, they cost £99* Oh, of course.

Wow those Superga trainers are really nice. *looks at site, they cost £99* Oh, of course.

That’s what I call pharmaceutical packaging design.

That’s what I call pharmaceutical packaging design.

Final acquisition for my stereo system, a pair of nicely minimal Bang and Olufsen Beovox S45.2 speakers complete with stands. Months of searching for a good deal finally worked out, and I’m very much looking forward to listening to some of my more recently acquired records for the first time.

Final acquisition for my stereo system, a pair of nicely minimal Bang and Olufsen Beovox S45.2 speakers complete with stands. Months of searching for a good deal finally worked out, and I’m very much looking forward to listening to some of my more recently acquired records for the first time.

High Highs - Once Around The House

Haunting Bon Iver-esque Folk/Dream Pop: Check.
Pretty Girl: Check.
Fuckload of fairy lights: Check.
Obligatory bokeh shots of said fairy lights: Check.

After hours of trawling eBay and various forums I’ve finally got round to buying a turntable. I just bought a Technics SL-7 (one step down from the SL-10 I posted about before) linear tracking turntable as a buy it now, in near mint condition for just over £100 including shipping. Whilst it’s not quite as beautifully minimalist as the SL-10, it still looks pretty good and does cost about a third of the price which is always a bonus.

From the various reviews I pored over before making the plunge it seems I’ve got a pretty good deal, and I was lucky to find the auction by chance only a couple of hours after it was listed. I’ve been holding off on listening to some of my favourite albums until I can play them on vinyl again so I can’t wait for it to arrive! Now I just have to try and not spend several more months trying to select the best value pre-amp…

After hours of trawling eBay and various forums I’ve finally got round to buying a turntable. I just bought a Technics SL-7 (one step down from the SL-10 I posted about before) linear tracking turntable as a buy it now, in near mint condition for just over £100 including shipping. Whilst it’s not quite as beautifully minimalist as the SL-10, it still looks pretty good and does cost about a third of the price which is always a bonus.

From the various reviews I pored over before making the plunge it seems I’ve got a pretty good deal, and I was lucky to find the auction by chance only a couple of hours after it was listed. I’ve been holding off on listening to some of my favourite albums until I can play them on vinyl again so I can’t wait for it to arrive! Now I just have to try and not spend several more months trying to select the best value pre-amp…

Purchased these today in the YMC sale. May have to go back when I get paid…

Burst out laughing. I love King of the Hill. Imagine how good this episode would be

Burst out laughing. I love King of the Hill. Imagine how good this episode would be

(Source: consistentlyoverdressed)

I will own these.

I will own these.

Whilst looking for a turntable on eBay I came across this amazing example of 80s minimal product design: The Technics SL-10 Turntable.

Whilst looking for a turntable on eBay I came across this amazing example of 80s minimal product design: The Technics SL-10 Turntable.

An hour and ten minutes of colourful video art(efacts)? Yes.

(Source: vimeo.com)

Seeing this reminded me of an old “project idea” I had involving painting my old 80s boombox white and converting them for use as auxiliary/portable MP3 speakers. It also made me think that I now want to paint the majority of my functional belongings/furniture/appliances white.

Seeing this reminded me of an old “project idea” I had involving painting my old 80s boombox white and converting them for use as auxiliary/portable MP3 speakers. It also made me think that I now want to paint the majority of my functional belongings/furniture/appliances white.

Com Truise - 84 Dreamin’

Just found this rare Com Truise track whilst flitting through YouTube, I didn’t recognize the title and there’s hardly any information about it online but oh shit is it good.

After searching for about 6 months on eBay I finally found a good deal on a Nimslo 3D camera and purchased it. The one I got looks like it’s barely been used, though the frame counter is a bit sticky and it the hot shoe is loose, so I’m debating with myself whether or not it’s worth opening up to give it a minor CLA. A quick tip is to NOT use WD40 for stuff like this, for reasons shown here. Hopefully the hot-shoe will be fixed easily with a bit of epoxy. 

Whilst the cameras may seem quite similar, The Nimslo 3D is the higher quality predecessor to the somewhat laughably shoddy (though cheaper and easier to find) Nishika N8000. Whilst both Cameras have 4 lenses, though the Nimslo’s are glass and the Nishika’s are inferior plastic. The Nimslo also has continuously variable automatic shutter speed and aperture, whereas the Nishika has a fixed shutter of 1/60s and manual 3-option aperture selection.

The main reason I bought this camera is because I really wanted to have a go at creating some wiggle stereoscopy GIFs, Something these cameras are very good at, due to having 2 more lenses (and thus frames) than most stereoscopic cameras. For examples of wiggle stereoscopy, have a look at the excellent GIFs on the Lenticulations website.

After searching for about 6 months on eBay I finally found a good deal on a Nimslo 3D camera and purchased it. The one I got looks like it’s barely been used, though the frame counter is a bit sticky and it the hot shoe is loose, so I’m debating with myself whether or not it’s worth opening up to give it a minor CLA. A quick tip is to NOT use WD40 for stuff like this, for reasons shown here. Hopefully the hot-shoe will be fixed easily with a bit of epoxy.

Whilst the cameras may seem quite similar, The Nimslo 3D is the higher quality predecessor to the somewhat laughably shoddy (though cheaper and easier to find) Nishika N8000. Whilst both Cameras have 4 lenses, though the Nimslo’s are glass and the Nishika’s are inferior plastic. The Nimslo also has continuously variable automatic shutter speed and aperture, whereas the Nishika has a fixed shutter of 1/60s and manual 3-option aperture selection.

The main reason I bought this camera is because I really wanted to have a go at creating some wiggle stereoscopy GIFs, Something these cameras are very good at, due to having 2 more lenses (and thus frames) than most stereoscopic cameras. For examples of wiggle stereoscopy, have a look at the excellent GIFs on the Lenticulations website.

Best crossover.

Best crossover.