It's all about ME!

Okay first of all: Happy happy birthday to me!!

Second of all: if you are subscribing (yay!) and you're reading this on your e-mail, please oh please come read on the actual website, it's so much prettier.

Okay, back to the me!

My birthday was actually a week ago, but I haven't shared my awesome gifts with you guys yet! My boyfriend got me some really great presents. He got me a bottle of Chanel No. 5. CHANEL! The best way to describe how I felt after spraying it on is this:

Okaay, so, Tinkerbell and Chanel aside, let's talk about the gifts that actually fit into this part of the blog! I will show you guys the books I got from my boyfriend in this post, and will discuss the presents I got from my family tomorrow! I got the third volume of a comic book named 'Star Wars Tales'. Why the third volume? Because it has Han Solo on the cover. My boyfriend knows me so well... ^^ Also, it has a really cool bit about princess Leia as a rebellious teenager who doesn't like her neat 'bun' hairstyle. 

Also, I got a book from Shaun Tan called 'The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook'. If you guys don't know who Shaun Tan is, please oh please look him up. He is so amazing! I will write another post about him later, entirely dedicated to his work. The book I got is like his autobiography, but instead of just writing about his life, he compiled a lot of drawings from old sketchbooks. He explains how some of these tiny raw drawings are often better than the perfected final version he publishes. There's also a lovely part where he explains a theory of Paul Klee, who says that sketching is like taking a line for a walk. Shaun Tan also thinks everyone should try to give their own meaning to his drawings, which I really like because I feel the same way about our music and lyrics. When people ask me what a certain song is about, I can't really answer them. I can tell them what it's about for me, but that doesn't mean it can't be about something entirely different for somebody else. So anyway, here is a picture of the book and I'll show you more of his work later! 

Alrighty that's it folks! Don't you just love these presents? I love getting presents. Apart from the terrifying act of aging, birthdays are pretty amazing. They always remind me of that one scene in the movie 'Hook' where hook explains how children always think "Me me me, I want I want I want, now now now." (you can watch it HERE) Haha, I love having a me me me day. ME ME ME! 

✎ Jade (me!)


Welcome to Elviism!

Hey you! 

Since Jade already told you what's she gonna post on this blog, I'll give you an idea about what my future posts will be like! It's going to be a mix of fashion and d.i.y.'s. What kind of fashion? Any kind, as long as it's not too normal or boring. I get inspired by high fashion labels, but also by walking in the city or travelling. This can be sitting in a train for 3 hours to go see my parents in the Netherlands, flying to Shanghai or exploring a new part of the world! (This works fine through Pinterest as well)

I'll show you pics from awesome things that inspire me to create an outfit or to make a d.i.y. project. These projects can be anything fashion related (including fashionable nails / fashionable hair braids / fashionable interiors / fashionable food / fashionable hair dyeing  and not to forget fashionable clothes). I'll try to make as many original projects as possible, or will give you the best d.i.y. tips that I found somewhere else. 

For now, I'm working on my first d.i.y. project for this blog and it will help you organise and store your tights and stockings in an easy way, so you can always find that exact pair you were searching for! 

I also did my first real fashion photoshoot yesterday, so will be sharing those pics with you too! 

I'm really looking forward to share my ideas, inspiration and projects with you all! 
Thanks for reading! 

Xx Elvi 


Mekanik Moebius

Hello you!

In my first 'actual' post I'd like to share one of my favourite stores! It's a comic book store called the 'Mekanik Strip' which is located in Antwerp. I used to go there as a kid, because they have a lot of action figures and weapon replicas from really cool movies and TV series, but now I also go there for the books (haha sounds very grown up). The thing with this store is, walking around there is an activity as it is. It's like going to a museum, or the zoo. However, if you have the money, leaving the store with a bag full of goodies is obviously even more fun. I went there this week and bought my first book by Moebius, called 'Sra'.

Moebius (some might remember him as 'Giraud') makes such fantastic drawings! I only recently discovered about his existence when I found some of his work on my dad's pinterest. Then, I found out he also made the concept designs for one of my No. 1 favorite movies: The Fifth Element! And then I fell in love with his work. Looking at his drawings feels like getting sucked into this really weird science fiction world, that -while your in it- seems to make more sense than the world you actually live in. Apart from the weird and absurd elements, I really like the colours. They are so vibrant and cheerful!

To give you guys an idea of how awesome he is, I will share a part of the first page of the book I bought with you: 

Okay, beautiful drawing, but still rather sober (colourwise). But wait! What is that wonderful creature to the right? Why, it's only the coolest bird ever! And this is only a detail on the actual page. 

That's all for today! Mekanik Strip = Awesome. Moebius = Awesome. 

Enjoy some more drawings of Moebius below and see you next time! 

✎ Jade


Enter the Jadieverse!

Hi everyone! 

As they say in the first episode of Futurama: "Welcome, to the world of tomorrooow!" Or as some people with no sense of imagination would call it: our new blog. I'm quite exited about this new blog, because here I will have my own space to type about stuff I really like, and maybe I'll get to know some people who like the same things (or inspire people who didn't like them to start liking them too!). Wow, that sentence didn't come out the way I thought it would. Clearly I've been out of this for a while! 

So anyway! Thanks for checking in and hopefully you guys (and girls, duh) will enjoy reading my posts! And to end this first post -to which in the future people will refer to as 'the beginning of the supergeneration'- I will add a photo of two of the best llamas in the world, because. 



Welcome to the TNT Universe

Hi everyone! 

We are back! And not only are we back, we are better! We started our first blog on Wordpress in March 2012 and we've learned a lot from that experience. We had a lot of fun doing it back then. We would wear cool outfits and have one of our best friends take a picture of us every day after class and then share these pictures with you guys! This was super fun but after a while it got a little boring. We were so busy with school and other projects that the taking of the pictures had to be done really quickly. And the final blow that killed off the last blog, was basically that our lives just changed. Initially, we were together almost every single day and it just felt easy and natural to have this blog together. But then we weren't in the same class anymore, and didn't even live in the same city anymore which made everything a lot harder. So about a year ago (wow has it been that long?) we stopped blogging. And we didn't really finish it off neatly, it just sort of... died out.

There. Hopefully that Pumba gif made it all better! 

So anyway, we are back! And as we said before: better! Why better? Well, first of all we are -as you can see- using a different website. Even though we are very thankful to Wordpress for allowing us to start blogging so easily, we think Blogspot will give us more access to free customisation. For now it still looks pretty simple, but we are working on a personalised banner already! Another reason we're better is that this is basically an entirely different kind of blog. We are not just going to post random pictures anymore, but instead we'll be talking about some of our favourite things. We named the blog 'TNT exploring the world" because that's what we're doing. We are living our everyday lives and exploring the world around us, and then we tell you about our experiences and all of the wonderful things we discovered! For Jade this means talking about her favourite videogames and anything nerdy she can think of such as comic books, tv-series, action figures, etc. For Elvi this means writing about fashion (including her own, obviously) and sharing her DIY projects with you! So hopefully, reading this blog will inspire you to read comic books, play videogames, wear awesome outfits and make really cool stuff out of the stuff you already own! 

Last but not least, we are still a band! We don't have a lot of time to work on our music together but we do still make music and will share updates on this blog too! In case you haven't seen it, here is our music video for sold his soul! (Please watch in full screen, this little video is just ridiculous)

And if you have no idea who we are and what the hell we are babbling about, you can find our previous blog HERE. Also, we have a Facebook page which you a very welcome to follow here: www.facebook.com/tallandtiny. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below or send an e-mail to tallandtiny@hotmail.be! 

We're really excited about this new blog, and hope you are too! 


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