STM hits DULLIES!

SOME SCENARY EN ROUTE
SOME SCENERY EN ROUTE

STM decided to hit the road for a little dullstroom relaxation with the crew! This always starts out as a relaxing journey and so we take in the sights of the journey – amazing how beautiful the sunsets get the further you head from the smog of JHB!

Dont get me wrong – i love this city but that’s why i appreciate the people who live here!

SEXY'S - REALLY THATS WHAT YOU WANT TO PUT ON YOUR CAR!!!
SEXY - THATS REALLY WHAT YOU WANT YOUR NUMBER PLATE TO READ? SNT THAT JUST ASKING TO BE MOCKED!

We decided in the spirit of the soundrtack on the trip that this would be from here out known as old school weekend – hence drinking Jenga (well drinking kiddies jenga is more like it) setting fire to whatever dead wood we could fit on the braai and spotting the old school around dullies – which to be fair isnt too hard – its ALL OLD SCHOOL!!

OLD SCHOOL LAWN MOWERS!
OLD SCHOOL LAWN MOWERS!
OLD SCHOOL PETROL STATION (sorry filling station)
OLD SCHOOL PETROL STATION (sorry filling station)

There was a little old school dress code – well not really but it does lend itself to it!

OLD SCHOOL ERMAN SCHOOL CHILD OUTFITS (thanks hans - what are you sinking about?)
OLD SCHOOL GERMAN SCHOOL CHILD OUTFITS (thanks hans - what are you sinking about?)

LEAF decided to play around with the old school signage!! WE tried to find MRS LEAF but to no avail!

LEAVE IT ALONE LEAF!
LEAVE IT ALONE LEAF!

And finally some fire loving!

HEART ON FIRE!
HEART ON FIRE!

After all the old school and a serious amount of braaing and laughing – oh and BEERPONG!! If you are looking to get out of town for a bit its a short two hour drive to hit dullies and a most special place it is! Dress warm – pack massive amounts of vino / vodka / beer / cider / gin etc – four blades!! And get the hell down there!

Oils rigs may have a purpose after all – and it may not be destroying the earth!

Could a former oil rig become a luxury hotel? Houston-based architecture firm, Morris Architects, has conceived a new purpose for old rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, turn them into hotels with beautiful views. The hotel which won a design competition earlier this year, would have a glass lobby floor, rooftop white sand beach and infinity pool and pre-fabricated guest-room modules which would close up during the Gulf’s hurricanes.The spaces are organized around a core of water that stabilizes the rig and could also serve as a venue for aquatic shows. The hotel would be powered with wind turbines and solar power. The design also shows a helipad and a docking area for boats.

STM hit the POLLS!

Voting is a true priveladge! I mean esepecially in our country – people have died to give their children the right to vote.

Today was an amazing experience! For the second time in my life i was allowed to vote and although the overwhelming numbers actually mean your vote counts close to nothing does not at all offset the excitement i felt when placing my ballot in the boxes! I managed to slip in and out of the booths in a matter of minutes but i managed to have a quick interaction with a diverse number of individuals and their excitement was absolutely evident!

All in all a great day for all South Africans! WELL DONE to those of you who voted! And for those of you who didnt  – if there is one uttered word of complaint about the running of this country – you deserve to get beaten!!!!

THE BALLOTS IN THE BOOTH!
THE NOGIN AND I!!
THE NOGIN AND I!!

Seriously! How cool is VEUVE!!!

I love this brand – in fact if i could choose one liquid to consume, bath in etc etc for the rest of my life – veuve would be it! As a brand it is just so appealing – so bright and exciting with the promise of everything Champagne should be – life, laughter, love, happiness, joy etc!

It certainly has a special place in my life!

M&A GLASGOW 2009 - SMASHING THE VEUVE & CHOC STRAWBERRYS!! (inside joke you wont get it)
M&A GLASGOW 2009 - SMASHING THE VEUVE & CHOC STRAWBERRYS!! (inside joke you wont get it)

Visual artist, Florence Deygas, best known for creating Caprino & Peperone, the iconic dog duo for Colette in Paris as well as Winney the animated cow, has a brilliant new collaboration with luxury champagne house Veuve Clicquot.

The current collaboration , offers chic and timeless illustrations using paintbrush techniques over more classic line drawing. These illustrations use Veuve Clicquot’s classic red signature across it’s iconic yellow with scenes that vary from seasons to special occasions

Born in 1965 in France, Florence Deygas studied film animation at Gobelins University in Paris. Her work mixes illustration, drawing, photo and animation and started working with Olivier Kuntzel in 1990

She has also collaborated with brands such as Fendi, Yves Sain Laurent, Nokia, Vogue and Lacoste. Her work can be found on addadog. and kuntzeldeyga

If you have a plane and personal porters then this is the way to go!

On May 19th we’ll get a glimpse into the bygone era of traveling in true style when Christie’s London South Kensington branch auctions off an amazing selection of vintage Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Dunhill luggage. With the favorable exchange rates currently in effect it’s an enticing opportunity to build a collection with lasting value, while truly timeless luxury items are more appealing than ever.

“Harking back to a golden age of travel, vintage luggage encapsulates the glamor and decadence of a bygone era when journeying to a foreign land involved adventure, romance and style,” notes Christie’s’ Director of Textiles Pat Frost. “These exquisitely crafted pieces evoke a time when the journey was as important as the destination. With iconic names including Louis Vuitton, Dunhill and Hermes leading the field and remaining very collectible they not only functional but design objects in their own right.”

Love the abuse!!

If you are going to be a smart ass in your advertisements – make sure the people or company you are targeting cannot dispute it – let alone make a complete ass of you turning all your good work bad!

I am a massive Audi fan but they have just managed to walk themselves very calmly and arrogantly into this giant bear trap – whats the moral of the story?

DONT BE A COCKY DICK UNTIL YOU HAVE WON OTHERWISE YOU WILL END UP SMASHED BETWEEN TWO METAL JAWS BLEEDING TO DEATH!

Hats off to BEEMER!

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Is this not the most beautiful vehicle you have ever seen!

On April 24-26, fashion designer Ralph Lauren is going to show off his rare Bugatti Type 57 SC Atlantic at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este, in Italy. Worth several million dollars, the ultra-luxurious coupe (one of only three ever built) will make its European appearance for the first time in 18 years to

celebrate the marque’s 100th anniversary and to headline more than 50 classic beauties. A collector’s dream to drive or just look at,  if you happen to be in Italy next week, drop by and let us know how amazing it is to see them in “person”.

GO SEE THE REST – ITS GLORIOUS!

Dissapointed YES! At losing? NO!

This morning i woke up very dissapointed! Dont get me wrong – i am a massive Manchester United fan! I have seen every game this season and dont plan to miss any until the end – but sundays FA Cup semi made me bitterly sad! Not because we lost – because sometimes in life you do lose – you strive and play for victory at every moment but sometimes things dont always go your way and you are left to taste the cliched bitter bitter defeat. But i have always believed that there is a certain respect you must pay to the game itself!

I have never been a fan of the saying ‘its not whether you win or lose etc tc’ thats something whiney loser say – but sometimes, just sometimes it is more about the game. FA Cup semis and finals are about the game! They are about wearing a newly tailored suit in your clubs colours and travelling to the grand Wembly stadium praying you will be the one to give your team glory! You put out your best team and they play with the pride of millions of fans around the world watching them!

Im not stupid – i understand that the superstars were tired and rightfully so – but that is no excuse for not travelling with your team – no excuse for  half hearted penatly and i bet if you were to ask Wayne Rooney he would have told you he wanted to be on that field every second in the Glorious Wembly Sunshine!

It gives me no joy to write this but to day i see what all those other fans think of us – arrogant and smug!

After all is said and done – United are gone from the 2009 FA Cup and very sadly i say rightly so!

Nemanja Vidic tracks Leon Osman

GO READ A VIDIC’s COMMENTS!

This really is how i feel today!

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While this thing is intended to help people with essentially GREEN transport – it really makes me think of how sad we have in fact become. I mean just think about it – we have f**ked up our earth so badly that in order to get to work without doing more damage we must behave like giant rodents!! And yes before you get on your gree high horse – i do realise this is our own fault – or atleast our parents – but be fair in their time they thought smoking was good for you! I mean when a low IQ’d man paints himself into a corner and starves to death – surely you feel sorry for him? Get used to it – we are the low IQ’d man and we are painting!!

If you havent yet – go to JZ country! POLOKWANE!

Having never flown to the glorious city of Polokwane i was very pleasantly surprised by the place!! The airport looked like someones Sandhurst Mansion – it made half the airports this country calls internationals seem like an Iraqi cave!!

It really is a most beautiful place if you survive the tiny prop plane that takes you there – and thats only if you find the plane first time (which our bus driver took 45 min to do!!))

All in all good fun to go touring the dorps!

VERY COOL SETUP!
VERY COOL SETUP!
SUNSET AT POLOKWANE INTERNATIONAL!
SUNSET AT POLOKWANE INTERNATIONAL!
The polokwane countryside from my room!
The polokwane countryside from my room!
More dorp countryside
More dorp countryside

What a fantastically brilliant idea for tasting!

newton tasting bar

The rather amazing piece of furniture shown above is an eco-chic wine tasting bar created by U.K. designer Claire Danthois in partnership with Newton Vineyard. The six-foot bar is constructed of 100% reclaimed materials including wood from barrels once used to age Newton’s Icon Label wines, as well as 300 year-old oak barrels acquired from a wine merchant in England. The 112 segments of oak symbolize Newton estate’s 112 distinct vineyard blocks.The glass shelving and steel cables holding the bar together were reclaimed from an architectural site.

There are five bars, one will stay permanently at Newton Vineyard estate and others will be showcased at a series of Newton “Unfiltered” events in 2009 in New York City, London and Tokyo. One bar will be sold at auction later in the year with estimate of $20,000 and 100% of the proceeds going to Global Green USA, a non-profit dedicated to curtailing global climate change through the creation of green buildings and communities.