Posts Tagged ‘Three Wise Monkeys’

Still waiting for spring

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Fits like a glove

Friday, January 29th, 2010

My friend likes many things. Buying clothes not included. And shopping together with him (for his clothes) is not only stressful for him. To make it easier for both of us I have decided to go shopping without him. By that, I mean to buy my friends clothes in his absence. This does not mean that I have to make sacrifices. On the contrary. I know very well how to take advantage of this situation. I have a good eye for fashion and know exactly what I want for him. Yes, what I want for him! Of course I know what he likes but since he is not at all interested in fashion I buy the clothes which I want to see on him because I think he will look great and feel comfortable. Now that my friend is not dumb nor a mindless puppet I must of course carefully go to work. One piece after the other. And sometimes it ends with the effort.

Since he dislikes at most trying on clothes while shopping I even started to buy his trousers. As happened yesterday. Accidentally I ran into a very nice pair of jeans. I had to buy them. What I didn’t know at that time was that I’ve bought the wrong size. It really was a great mistake. I mixed up the waist with the length. So I came home with a very nice pair of jeans but my satisfaction about my purchase didn’t last long because my friend immediately discovered the wrong size. “They’re too small”, he said, horrified. Horrified and accusing. “Try them at least,” I gave back. Probably I sounded like a field marshal but there was no return. Once he reached the top bottom it become increasingly tight. “Damn,” I thought. “Suck in your belly”, I ordered. “Are you crazy,” he shrieked and looked at me angrily. “Suck in your belly!”

“You know, there is that much spandex in these trousers they want diverge,” I tried to assure him. Whereupon, following a further grim glance, he indeed sucked in his belly. In a moment we probably both have urged the air. And after a brief moment the unexpected happened. My friend lit up like a pancake. There was no need to say much more. The jeans fit like a glove!

I love being his pain in the neck!

Primitive jungle

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Hip is the sophistication of the wise primitive in a giant jungle (Norman Mailer).

Three Wise Monkeys Inspiration Collage 7

Loftmag

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Even the monkeys laugh

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

50 years Asterix. Reason enough to use Asterix and his friends as inspiration for my next collage. But sadly it came to nothing. Only the pendant lamp fits the theme because it reminds me of the head covering of Asterix. Or maybe it just points to a dying swan.

Inspiration Collage 27

The Fashionspot Hotze Eisma

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Laugh now

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

The art of waiting. Savoring the anticipation. And if it is complete. How does it feel to laugh at somebody? Anyone would probably feel worse. Perhaps the one who is laughed at. Or maybe even the laughing.

Inspiration Collage 26

Monkey Banksy Bean Bag Red

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Urban jungle

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Alone in the urban jungle. Alone sitting in a caffee. Alone but not lonely. Satisfied with the perception. Filled with impressions. And yet, standing with both feet on the ground. Ready for new adventures.

Inspiration Collage 19

The Fashionspot 2

1. Walton Round Dining Table John Lewis 2. Value Curve Chair, White John Lewis 3. Wallpaper Vintage Wallpapers 4. Three Wise Monkeys Poster Allposters 5. Ringeling Pendant Light Large Dutchbydesign 6. CUCKOO CLOCK WALNUT The Conran Shop 7. and 8. Images via The FASHION SPOT 9. BLUE FLUTED MEGA TEA CUP & SAUCER The Conran Shop 10. BLUE FLUTED MEGA TEA POT 100CL The Conran Shop