I'm Helen and this a load of stuff I like. If you want to see more of the things that I've created myself head to www.helenbrodie.co.uk .

Best. Video. 

I wish I could bed dance as well as this.

— 1 week ago
#matt and kim  #it's alright  #bed dancing 

This week after work I have been paper maché-ing balloons to make into Easter Egg pinatas. 
It’s really fun and now I want to make loads but don’t really have much of a reason to, so if you have a party coming up and want me to make a pinata please get in touch!
This is Polly the Pinata, an example of my previous pinata work. 

— 2 weeks ago with 1 note
#easter  #pinata  #unicorn  #paper mache 
I’m going to Bulgaria next month!

And planning to travel around Eastern Europe a bit.

If anyone has any recommendations on where to go that would be amazing!

I’m having a lot of fun looking into it all.

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note
#adventure  #eastern europe  #one way ticket 

This time last month we were in France and had just spent 2 weeks in Spain. I can’t wait to go away again.

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#should do a proper post about adventures soon  #france  #sun  #valentines day 

Nobody likes you when you’re tweeeeenty-three

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#blink-182  #23rd birthday 
12 playlists - You’re So Cool


Finally a reason to compile playlists and explain why I’ve chosen each track! 

It’s long, and not particularly well written, but I needed a reason to start writing again. 

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll - Ian Dury and the Blockheads

My Dad introduced me to Ian Dury and the Blockheads when I was a kid, they were the first band he ever saw live. I remember seeing them on Top of the Pops 2 or something similar and thinking Ian Dury must be cool because he was wearing sunglasses indoors! Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick was always my favourite, but Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll are meant to be cooler than sticks right? 

50p - Dirty Revolution

Dirty Revolution don’t know what it takes to be celebrities or gangsters, and that’s cool in my book. If that wasn’t enough they also have bigger bums that Britney Spears and harder mums that 50 cents’. The song pretty much explains why it’s cool within itself, I barely need to write this description it’s that cool!

Burn Bridges - The Grates (I’m not sure everyone can listen on spotify, I have it on my computer, so here’s a youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbxa6j-WXMs

The Grates are an awesome band from Australia, whose support set was so cool I can remember it far more vividly than The Fratellis’ who followed them who I’d paid to see. Apart from that, having the courage to consciously burn your bridges with people makes you feels amazing - I can only really relate it to quitting a really crappy job, but seeing that metaphorical wood turn to ash really did make me feel cool!

I Love It - Icona Pop

From burning bridges to crashing your car into bridges. “I Love It” features in possibly the best episode of Girls so far - the one where Hannah takes coke to write an article about it - which is cool in itself. It’s my favourite song that’s been in the charts recently, and you’ve gotta be pretty cool to not care that you’ve just crashed your car into a bridge. 

Huddle Formation - The Go! Team

There was a night called Confessions every Friday night while I was in my first year of university. It was free entry before 11 and there were student discount on drinks, amazing! The DJ took requests and as long as he liked the song and had it with him would play whatever you wrote down. Every week me and my housemate would request this song, and despite the fact that pretty much every week it cleared the dance floor because no one else knew or liked the song, the DJ played it because he did like it too. Having the same, niché, possibly bad, music taste as the DJ of the club you’re in = COOL!

Rock Lobster - B-52s

I’m not sure why I’ve included this song. My brother and I had a strange dance to it when we were younger, which probably isn’t very cool. It’s strangely mesmerizing though and I like that. Or maybe it’s just hypnotized me into thinking I do? If that’s the case it’s definitely cool!

You Can Make Him Like You - The Hold Steady

“There’s always other boys and you can make them like you” you know why you can make them like you? Because you’re so cool, that’s why. 

Atomic - Blondie

Having done my research it turns out this Atomic is actually about nuclear war which is decisively uncool, although given the name maybe should have been more obvious. Blondie and especially Debbie Harry are incredibly cool though. The song features the film Trainspotting, when Renton first sees Diane, despite being underage she’s the coolest person in there and this song always reminds me of that moment.

Spiderwebs - No Doubt

When I was 16 I was in a band with my friends and, like Gwen Stefani, was the only girl. I thought I was kinda cool because of it, but I didn’t pull it off anywhere near as well as she does, probably because she has major musical talent where I have none. I like this song because of the pace changes and also because of the steel drums, steel drums are well cool.  

Well Measured Vice - The Correspondents

If you ever have the chance to see The Correspondents live, do it! They’re amazing, and once you’ve seen them you’ll understand why I’ve included them in this playlist, they have cool music, cool dances, cool costumes, cool everything. I have Well Measured Vice on vinyl, the sleeve of which is a frame of the hand drawn animation that promoted the single which was drawn by Mr Bruce, the front man of the band, definitely the coolest album art work I own. 

Drop It Like It’s Hot - Snoop Dogg

When Drop It Like It’s Hot came out in 2004 (WHAT?!) I thought it was super cool, and that clicking along to it made me super cool as well. I was probably wrong, but that hasn’t stopped me. I also saw Snoop Dogg live a couple of years ago and was pretty much blown away by his cool-factor, at the end of his set he told all the ladies that he loved us. That’s right, Snoop Dogg told me he loves me. 

The Chariot - The Cat Empire

The Cat Empire have named themselves after an empire of cats. As we all know, cats are the coolest creatures, this alone sets them above the rest. Were their name different this song would still feature, it reminds me of my friends, having a good time and dancing, what could be cooler than that?

— 3 months ago with 1 note
#12 playlists  #you're so cool  #cool music  #playlist  #ian dury and the blockheads  #dirty revolution  #the grates  #icona pop  #The Go! Team  #b-52s  #the hold steady  #blondie  #no doubt  #the correspondents  #snoop dogg  #the cat empire 
A New Mixtape Era!


Hello! Last year saw a group of music-lovers get together and found #13for2013, a challenge where we curated thirteen playlists in response to a series of monthly themes (plus a bonus one for good measure).

We enjoyed ourselves so much we have vowed to carry on. As a result @12Playlists was born.

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My friend’s introduced me to this and I’ve spent all evening putting my “You’re So Cool” playlist together. I think I’m thinking about it too hard, but I don’t even mind because it’s an awesome idea and I can’t wait too think to hard about the following 11 months playlists :) 

Everyone join in! Seem’s like a fun way to find new music! 

— 3 months ago with 5 notes
#12 playlists  #music  #playlists 
Went to Bristol to see a couple of friends and got my nose pierced today.Then, when I got home, booked a one way flight to Spain for next Thursday. Spontaneous! 

Went to Bristol to see a couple of friends and got my nose pierced today.
Then, when I got home, booked a one way flight to Spain for next Thursday. 


— 3 months ago with 2 notes
#spontaneity  #plans 
Mock up cover of Where the Wild Things Are poster. 
Should be all printed on Tuesday so photos of the full thing should go up around then. 

Mock up cover of Where the Wild Things Are poster. 

Should be all printed on Tuesday so photos of the full thing should go up around then. 

— 11 months ago with 5 notes
#where the wild things are  #typography  #book cover  #poster cover 

I made a style guide for the circus event we held earlier in the year.
Might remake the dust jacket so the tabs are slightly larger, but other than that I’m pretty pleased with it. 
Fluorescent colours! 

— 11 months ago with 3 notes
#fluorescent  #style guide  #circus  #elephants  #pink elephants  #orange elephants