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DIARY // Weekly Chronicle

I spent a bit of time this week looking around some of my favourite op shops, searching for a few things in particular. The first being a working Super 8 camera of some sort. A combination of things have had me lusting after one for a while now:

1. A friend has recently acquired an old projector but has no use for it as yet. The more time I spend thinking about it, the more I enjoy the idea of sending away a raw piece of footage to be developed. There’s no editing out of parts whatsoever, and you are watching it back on a projector for the first time without any expectations or knowledge apart from the fleeting moment of shooting. It’s so tangible and has such a spontaneous quality about it, and I love that.

2. I came across multiple music videos/old film clips floating around the internet shot on Super 8 film, like this video shot by Ray Roberts. Swoon!

3. I was involved in the production of a music video recently (soon-to-be-released, I’ll keep you posted. In the mean time though, watch this) which is partially shot on Super 8. This was my first experience holding something of such beauty. I’m sure by now you can guess how I reacted.

So I am admittedly quite the admirer of this little machine. And now, the proud owner of one too.

See the latest addition to the family, a Canon Canosound 514XL-S: 

lookingglass035 favouritefinds01 copyIt was made in the 1970s, and is still running like a gem today. She came complete with original leather case, canon microphone, and attached lens all at the cost of $25. What a dream.


I also nabbed this dainty polkadot ceramic pot for $2.50, and found a plant at the garden centre to go with it. I seem to be gathering quite an abundance of house plants! I love how gawky this guy is, he fits right in with my succulent collection.





favouritefinds064I couldn’t resist this wee cutie! His leaves will grow big and tall with time.

ImageI found this pretty blouse amongst the racks at The Salvation Army. The embroidery is so divine! It was a steal at just $5.


ImageHere’s one last shot, because how fun is this plant?!

These bargains were the highlights of my week, I’m super glad I made time to hunt around for them. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and find some second hand bargains for yourself.