#btnetsy Blog Hop

We’ve been nominated by designosaurYEAH (makers of very cool dinosaur inspired jewellery) and The Emperor’s Old Clothes (unique handmade clothing) to take part in the Brighton Etsy team blog hop. The blog hop involves answering a selection of questions and then nominating other people from […]

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Competition time!

It’s YUK FUN competition time! We’ve put together a mixtape for the world to enjoy, available to listen to below. There are two sides to the tape, just like in the olden days. Side A is YUK and side B is FUN – all you’ve […]

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Kure Kure Takora

Still from the opening titles Kure Kure Takora with love interest Monro, a sort of pink walrus dinosaur Kure Kure Takora (クレクレタコラ) is a children’s TV show that originally aired in the 1970s in Japan. Produced by Toho Company Ltd, the unofficial translation is Gimme […]

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Music video Friday: Ibibio Sound Machine

Ibibio Sound Machine – Let’s Dance (Yak Unek Inek) We went to see Ibibio Sound Machine at The Haunt in Brighton last week. They are excellent musicians and the atmosphere at the gig was right thrilling. The band sounded great and they had also gone […]

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Nice book: Folk Arts of New China

Folk Arts of New China – published in March 1954 by The Foreign Languages Press. Foreword by Jack Chen. We found this book in a charity shop in Leeds back in 2007. The photographs look hand-coloured and the performing artists are wearing great clothes and costumes.

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Music video Friday: Udi Baba

Asha Bhosle – Udi Baba from Vidhaata (1982) The first instalment of our weekly music video series is Udi Baba from the film Vidhaata. We haven’t actually seen the whole film but this sequence is pretty mind-blowing. Sinister, dream-like and incredibly funky. Who is the mysterious […]

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Big fun show: Food Party

Food Party is a very surreal American comedy cookery show presented by Thu Tran. This is our favourite episode and features bird puppets, the devil, a character called Yolk-O Oh No and wonderful lo-fi special effects. We especially love the shoot out and the resulting […]

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Inspiring places: 彩虹眷村 Rainbow village, Taiwan

This village in the outskirts of Taichung, Taiwan was completely transformed by Huang Yung-fu (aka Grandpa Rainbow) using brightly coloured paints. The colours and the designs are amazing! Photographs by Steve Barringer via Oddity Central

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