Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bring Out The Glass Tables

For the last few days, I could not listen to anything else but The Weeknd. It’s the r&b project of Toronto-based 21 year old singer Abel Tesfaye. He released his first free mixtape, House of Balloons, in March and the second album ‘Thursday’ followed earlier in August. Supposedly, a third long player is due before the end of the year, titled Echoes of Silence.

So, the young one is pumping it out like crazy. Got twittered, hyped, collaborated and all-in-all supported by fellow Torontonian Drake. Of course, he’s been the talk on all the bloggies and whatever else it’s called. Recently, the song ‘High For This’ was featured in the trailer for the final season of HBO’s Entourage. By now, I’m actually a little scared that I’m turning straight. Anyways, here is a pfun clip of ‘High For This’ from The Weeknd’s first ever concert at the Mod Club in Toronto, July 2011.

Most of the songs are slow, moody numbers – hot vocals, falsetto – sex & drug references on top. There are Aaliyah and Beach House samples, chunky guitar outbreaks. And this probably not the last time I’m falling for music that carries some Prince and Kanye – 808s & Heartbreak – influences.

I’m wondering, when he sings about new glass tables in ‘House Of Balloons – Glass Table Girls’, does this really mean The Weeknd is all about Glass Bottom Boats? Me thinks YES, he’s going right thurrr. Although, rapgenius says otherwise but what do they know?

And we can test out the tables
Got some brand new tables
All glass and its four feet wide
But it’s a must to get us ten feet high

Bring out the glass tables

If after all the downbeat druggyness you feel the need to crawl out from under the layers of smoke and get hit by a four to the floor beat, listen to the Prince Club remix of The Morning. Does the trick!

My favourites: Life Of The Party, The Zone, The Birds Part 1 & 2, Gone

The Weeknd – Thursday by The_Weeknd

My favourites: House Of Balloons – Glass Table Girls, What You Need, Coming Down, High For This, The Morning

The Weeknd – House Of Balloons by The_Weeknd

Not Without My Pug

My not-so-secret pug obsession is running into ovHERdrive. I bought German literature: Nicht ohne meinen Mops, you guessed it: Not Without My Pug. Es ist ein “WG-Roman”; all about the Turbulenzen of sharing a flat. The pug in the book is called “Earl of Cockwood”, and of course belongs to a faggy fag. Coincidence?

Tanja found her dream apartment in downtown Stuttgart. Too bad she can’t afford it by herself and so she’s hosting a casting for flat mates. Tanja decides on Chris, a florist who works at a call centre and Rolf, a mailman who moves in with his pug “Earl of Cockwood”. Tanja is head over heels for these guys. Of course she is the last to know that Chris and Rolf are becoming a couple.

Not Without My Pug

Thanks Zesty.

Next on the Collab List: Missoni X Target

Missoni Malle

Just came back to Frankfurt from a little trip to Mallorca where I scored Missoni towels and a small zig zag cushion. Last night, I stumbled upon the first pictures of the Missoni for Target collection that is going to be in stores in the US on September 13. A couple of pictures of the cutest homeware items below. I really need to get the blanket. Target.com doesn’t ship to Canada, so I think a shopping spree to Buffalo is in the cards once I’m back in Toronto.

If a Missoni bike and cushions are not for you there’s also tons of Italian patterned clothing.

Blanket

Cushions

Luggage

Bike