Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The Last 3 Movies - Christmas Movie Countdown

Christmas Movie Countdown: 22, 23 & 24 
OMG it's almost Christmas Day! And here they are the last three movies in our countdown... 

Movie 22: Scrooged

Movie 23: Trading Places

Movie 24: Christmas Vacation

I really hope you enjoyed our Christmas Movie Countdown, and joined us in watching these classic Christmas movies. Team DK wishes all of our followers a Wonderful Christmas. 
See you all back here soon. 
Posted by K.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 21

Movie 21: The Muppet Christmas Carol 
Another one of D's favourites and yet another reworking of the classic Dickens Christmas tale. A few years back we were lucky enough to watch this movie a couple of days before Christmas at the movies (the first time I'd ever seen it)... it was wonderful. Check out the trailer here...

Posted by K

Christmas Movie Countdown: 20

Movie 20: Home Alone 
I don't even know how many times I've watched this movie 10... 20? Even after all those watches it still doesn't get old. I love this movie and I think I'll keep watching it every Christmas... forever! Watch the trailer here...

Posted by K.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 19

Movie 19: Fred Claus 
My oh my, what a find. Last year we came across this beauty... oh and what a fantastic Christmas Movie it is. If you've not seen this movie, go out buy it and watch it tonight. Funny, christmassy, stupid and super sweet. Everything you need from a great Christmas movie. Watch the trailer here...

Posted by K
Ps- Just 5 movies to go!!! Whoop whoop! 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 18

Movie 18: Bad Santa 
Words just cannot describe this film... it's that good. Watch it, no really, you just gotta. Here's the trailer...

Posted by K

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Mega City One (Sounds of 2000ad) Playlist

Anthrax – I Am The Law
Squarepusher – Dark Steering
Death Grips – Takyon (Death Yon)
Swans – My Buried Child
Killing Joke Wardance
Helmet – In The Meantime
Prong – Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
Napalm Death – Scum
Mistress – In Disgust We Trust
Judas Priest – Breaking the Law
The Prodigy – Their Law
Portishead – Machine Gun
Oxbow – La Luna
La Roux – In For The Kill - Skream's Let's Get Ravey remix
Orange Goblin – No Law
Nine Inch Nails – Heresy
Geoff Barrow – Scope The Block
Godflesh – Like Rats
Swans – Half Life
Aphex Twin – Bucephalus Bouncing Ball
Tobacco – Street Trash
Have A Nice Life – Bloodhail
Clark – Winter Linn

Posted by D
Ps- You can click on each of the tracks to watch the music videos... enjoy!

Christmas Movie Countdown: 17

Movie 17: Die Hard
There are just 7 days to go until the #ChristmasMovieCountdown No.1 movie. So far we've had so much fun, watching all of these awesome movies each and every day. This has been the perfect way to build up to Christmas this year. Check out the Die Hard trailer here...

Posted by K

Christmas Movie Countdown: 16

Movie 16: Surviving Christmas 
We found this gem by accident last year. Oh boy, what a find. It quickly became one of our favourite Christmas movies. Such a fantastic cast - especially the late James Gandolfini. You need to watch this movie this Christmas... trust me! Check out the trailer here...

Posted by K

Christmas Movie Countdown: 15

Movie 15: Elf
What can I say? It just wouldn't be Christmas without Elf. Oh, we're really getting to the good stuff now! Check out the trailer here... 
Posted by K. 

Christmas Movie Countdown: 14

Movie 14: Jingle All The Way 
This one has been in the Christmas rotation for the last few years now. Not a favourite of mine, but D loves it - what ya gonna do? Check out the trailer here...

Posted by K. 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 13

Movie 13: The Golden Compass
I truly love this movie. You just gotta watch a fantasy adventure at Christmas... right? Why didn't they make anymore of these? Such a shame. Check out the trailer here... 

Posted by K. 
Ps- Sorry for the delay, I've been stuck in bed with the flu for the last few days :( 

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 12

Movie 12: Batman Returns 
What a movie... Michael Keaton is the best Batman EVER! Okay, once again not strictly a Christmas Movie, but it is set at Christmas and it's super snowy. Watch the trailer...

Posted by K.
Ps- Today is my Dad's Birthday.... Happy Birthday Big Mick! 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 11

Movie 11: Home Alone 2
Oh, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, and we're really getting to the good stuff now. Home Alone 2 - I wish I was in New York with Kevin this Christmas... guess I'll just have to settle for a Christmas in Norfolk with D instead. Check out the trailer here... 

Posted by K

Frankie Magazine

So there I was in the Bury St Edmunds WHSmiths on the hunt for Oh Comely magazine (check out my Oh Comely post Here), which I've still not found - boo!!! We gave up and were just about to leave when I found something else... 
the unicorn of the magazine world - 
Frankie Magazine
Now, what you've gotta understand something, Frankie magazine is hard to come by (it's Australian). I've wanted to read this mag for a while (at least three years or so), but I just couldn't get my hands on a copy (yeah, I know I could just subscribe - but where's the fun in that). On a recent trip to London I finally got my hands on a copy - Issue 60. I was so pleased with myself and read it cover to cover on the train back to Norwich. But, I figured that was it. I was resigned to the fact that I wouldn't get to read another copy (unless I took a trip to Magma). But, there it was... Issue 61, just sitting there looking back at me. Oh and I'm loving it... 
This issue is jam packed with so much great humour, the most interesting articles, beautiful artwork and illustrations. 
If you ever manage to get your hands on a copy... buy it, you'll love it! 

Posted by K

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Team DK Christmas Cards

It's time for the Team DK Christmas cards. This year we picked out a couple of cool designs, but the big purchase for us was a wax candle stamp from Clas Ohlsen (there's no longer an online link - sorry!). Check out this bad boy...
We decided to stamp all of our cards with this stamp. We had a few wax based mishaps at the beginning, but we really had it down towards the end. 
How cool are these wax seals? 
I love how these stamps turned out - it's really helped us personalise our Christmas cards this year! I think TeamDK will be sealing all correspondence with a wax seal from now on. 
Posted by K. 

Christmas Movie Countdown: 10

Movie 10: Die Hard 2
Oh yes, it's day 10 of the Christmas Movie Countdown and it's Die Hard time. It just wouldn't be Christmas without McClane! Check out the trailer here...

Posted by K.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Out & About: Bury St. Edmunds

Today we took a little shopping trip to Bury. I worked there for a while last year, but it was D's first visit. We had such a great time. Hours of shopping and a spot of lunch at the Really Rather Good Coffee House. 
Such a cute little cafe with super friendly staff. We scoffed down our delicious sandwiches in record time. 
Check out the cool plates... 
Then we headed back into town to check out the cool Christmas lights (and a little more shopping).
What a great day! We headed back to Norwich in the early evening and decided to finally try to the Dray Yard Smokehouse (we've been meaning to give it a go since it opened). OMG... the food was fantastic. D went for the steak, which was unbelievable. And I went for a simple chicken salad, which was just as good (sorry for the lack of pictures - the food was so distracting and we totally forgot!). The next time you're in Norwich, you gotta grab yourself some authentic American Barbecue - Dray Yard Smokehouse.

Posted by K.  

Christmas Movie Countdown: 9

Movie 9: The Grinch
Our 9th movie this year is one of D's favourites... The Grinch. It's a great movie, so make sure you check it out this Christmas. Here's the trailer for you...

Posted by K. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 8

Movie 8: A Christmas Carol (2009) 
Here's number 8 - Jim Carey in Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Again, this was a new film for us this year, and what an odd little film it is. Check out the trailer here...

Posted by K

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 6

Movie 6: Jack Frost
I've not seen this one in years, and D's never seen it. Sure, it's Christmas-y, but it's not the greatest film. However, Michael (Batman) Keaton and Henry Rollins are in it - that's gotta count for something right? Doubt this will make the TeamDK Christmas Movie Countdown next year. You can check out the trailer here...

Posted by K

Friday, 5 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 5

Movie 5: Arthur Christmas
Yet another new one for the Team DK Christmas Movie List... Arthur Christmas. Oh, but it was a great one, we loved it. If you've not seen it you must. It'll really get you into the Christmas spirit.

Posted by K

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 4

Movie 4: Trapped In Paradise 
Here's another new one for us this year... Trapped In Paradise. I've got a feeling this one will be making another appearance next year! Check out the trailer here...

Posted by K

Here's Some Christmas Music For Ya...

Here's a new playlist to help you get into the Christmas spirit. You can click on the links and watch the videos... you gotta check out the Jon Lajoie video at the end of this post, oh it's funny! 

The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
Run-DMC - Christmas In Hollis
Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
Tom Waits - Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis
Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas
Frank Sinatra - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Jingle Bell Rock
Perry Como - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Doris Day - Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride
Iggy Pop - White Christmas
My Morning Jacket - Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Fiona Apple - Frosty The Snowman
The Shins - Wonderful Christmastime
Mud - Lonely This Christmas
Reuben - Christmas Is Awesome
Brenda Lee - Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby
Check Berry - Run Rudolph Run
Jon Lajoie - Merry Christmas Exclamation Point

Posted By D

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Movie Countdown: 3

Movie 3: Mixed Nuts
We decided to try out a couple of new movies this Christmas and here is the first... Mixed Nuts. We figured a Steve Martin Christmas movie from the 90's, what the hell. Check out the trailer here...

Posted by K

TeamDK: Christmas Labels

Here's a quick and easy Christmas label project. This is what you'll need...
- Some old style tags 
- A to/from stamp (this is optional) 
- An ink stamp pad (again optional)
- Some metallic pens 
My design is just a guide. I wanted to make some (sort of) handmade labels this year, and I'll be using these with some stag wrapping paper and vintage string (I'll be posting pictures of my wrapped presents Christmas eve). Go wild with your labels. I wanted to keep mine as simple as possible, to ensure they wouldn't clash with my chosen wrapping paper. This will add a fabulous handmade touch to your gifts this year. 
As you may have noticed... I didn't have a wooden stamp block, so instead I stuck the stamp to an old tupperwear lid.
And here are my finished labels... pretty simple, but I like them. Have fun making yours. 
Posted by K.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

A Spot of Lunch at Charmed Interiors

Today we took a little trip to my folks. On the way we stopped off in Downham Market for a spot of lunch at the fabulous Charmed Interiors. We had a couple of delicious sandwiches and a piece of Gluten Free Dime Bar cake each (very naughty). After a little look around it was off to Kings Lynn for a spot of shopping, then a large hot coffee from Costa for the journey home. All in all, a good day!
If you're ever in Downham Market, be sure to check it out.
Posted by K.

Christmas Movie Countdown: 2

Movie 2: The Ice Harvest
Not the most Christmas-y of films, but it is set over the Christmas period. A little bit of crime, black humour and murder, what more could you want from a movie? Plus it's directed by Harold Ramis! Check out the trailer here...

Posted by K.

Monday, 1 December 2014

TeamDK Christmas

Here are some shots from the TeamDK christmas tree decoration ceremony... 
Posted by K.

Christmas Movie Countdown: 1

This Christmas TeamDK will be watching 24 movies, everyday up until Christmas Day! Each and every day we will be posting our favourite (plus some new and unseen) movies here in our TeamDK Christmas Movie Countdown.

Kicking off with Movie 1: Deck The Halls
Each and every year TeamDK put up the Xmas Tree on 1st December. So what better way to get things started than a movie about decorations! Check out the trailer here...

Posted by K.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Feature Post: Homeward Creative

Homeward Creative is a small yet unique independent based in York. The company was formed a while back by my buddy Dave and his partner Emma. These guys create the most amazing pieces out of wood. You'll find their current collection online at Homeward Creative 

More about the brand... Our bespoke furniture and homeware is created from the abundance of reclaimed wood and materials found around our home in North Yorkshire. We believe that by giving wood that may otherwise end up in a landfill site a new lease of life, we can make one-off pieces that are full of character. We carefully select and treat all the materials we find, and take inspiration from the traditional art of woodworking and furniture making. 

Check out these amazing pieces, all available online...
Check them out #homewardcreative
Posted by D.

TV On The Radio: Seeds

Working hard at home one my final film project and listening to TV On The Radio. Both K and I are loving this new album. If you've not heard it yet be sure to take a little listen. Here's a wee taster for ya...

Posted by D.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Morpheus Rap: Hannibal Buress

Seen The Eric Andre show? No? Why not?
The fact is... some of your won't like it, and some of you won't 'get' it. But, some of you will love it. This clip made K almost spit out her coffee. Watch 1 show... you'll either regret it, or you won't.

"Morpheus drinking a 40 in the death basket" 

Posted by D.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Seinfeld... It's All Over (again)!

TeamDK have been watching Seinfeld, a lot of Seinfeld. In fact, we managed to squeeze all 9 series' into just one month! That's a lot of episodes... 180 to be precise. Larry David's Curb Your Enthusiasm has been one of my favourite shows (perhaps my all time favourite show), and even though Larry created, wrote and produced many Seinfeld episodes, I really didn't think I'd like it. Oh, but I was so wrong. It was awesome. I can't believe we were 25 years late!

Jerry, George and Kramer killed it, but it was Elaine's dancing that made me laugh the most. And here she is... throwing some of her worst shapes. Enjoy... I did!

Posted by K.

I So Wanna Watch This Movie...

As you know, we love movies here at TeamDK. Going to the cinema is one of our favourite pastimes, but Norwich doesn't have the greatest selection of cinemas. Yeah, we've got three, but they rarely show anything but the most mainstream of releases. We have to travel to either Cambridge or London to catch Indies, which kinda sucks.
There's one film I so wanna watch right now... What We Do In The Shadows
But, it looks like I'm gonna have to wait for the DVD release. Boo! If it's playing in a cinema near you, watch it. It looks hilarious. Check out the trailer here...

Posted by K

Architecture In Helsinki - Heart It Races

Check this out... 
I've been loving this band since the summer, you gotta love the video too!!!

Posted by K.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Team DK: In Search of The Perfect Bag

I needed a new bag. I really fancied a little vintage satchel, so I dragged D into town in search of the perfect bag. 
So the adventure began...
We started our adventure with a quick bite to eat at the cute lil' Logan's Cafe - Norwich. 
After our delicious sandwiches, we took to the streets. First stop - Goldfinches (located in the Norwich Lanes). 
We found tons of cool stuff, but no bag! 
Next, off to some charity shops. 
Still no bag. We then headed to Norwich's famous market 
to check out the vintage stalls. 
After the market and at least a dozen other shops we 
decided to take a little coffee break. 
It was getting late, so we decided to head to 
one more store - Dr. Martens.
And that's where I found her. What a beauty. 
A little newer and a little more expensive than I originally anticipated, but well worth it. 
All in all, a great day. 
Posted by K.