Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Out And About

Today I woke up feeling adventurous (and oddly, simultaneously lethargic) and was greeted with a brisk cool Monday that seemed, adventure-conductive. So out and about I went, with aimlessness, I headed to Hong Kong island via the average 11:20am ferry to pay a couple bills followed by seating myself on a bench to simply feel the breeze and watch the people.

It seemed a quiet sort of day, and by the time 4 o clock rolled by I was happily entrenched with old, used books. I've discovered old books are equally good if not sometimes better. Opening a book to a handwritten dedication, scribbled groceries lists, or love doodles makes it feel like you got a little extra something in addition to deep discounts. A history of sorts to go with that particular book. Children's books are particularly good for hidden secrets maybe because they had no fear of writing on the pages, and a need to be heard. Either way I picked up some books then went window shopping!

First stop was Vintage HK today the clocks really got my attention. There was this orange one, which was wind up with a little date on the side. Every time you flip it over it counts upwards! (how awesome is that?) it' makes lots of satisfying click noises but was sadly 700 HKD which is about 90 USD :( booooo. Instead got a dress with elephants holding stars :3

Next stop was Homeless, they have three branches all on Gough street. The main store focuses on decor and designer housewares, the second furniture and bigger items , and the third is a specialty store for handmade  mostly metal, rubber, glass, and pottery (this store is called blacksmith :3 so it follows..)

Finally my fav shot of the day! These pictures look antique but closeup it's clear they're fairly new (still perfectly glossy) But they look faded to various degrees purely from the effects of the sun. I think it's interesting how you can see their sequence by their pigments.


Oh! I got myself an instagram and thinking about pininterest! Message me you sn if you have either!

2 comments:

  1. I have instagram! Let's be instagram fwends.

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  2. okay! what's your sn girl?
    p.s. your lightning fast!

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