Sunday, 29 May 2011

Mick Jagger: The Photobook

Now, it's no secret that I'm a little teeny-tiny bit obsessed with the rock 'n' roll legend that is Sir Mick Jagger (see the "Jagger shrine" in my bedroom for proof) So, naturally, as soon as I heard there was going to be a book filled with photographs of him, spanning his near five-decade career, I HAD to have it.
But Mick Jagger: The Photobook does more than simply document Jagger's swagger and style, from the '60s right through to the present day. In fact, this book also shows the changes and advancements in photography during this time, as well as showcasing the many different photographic styles adopted by the countless noted photographers who have captured Jagger over the years. 

Featuring work by Cecil Beaton, Karl Lagerfeld, Annie Leibovitz, Andy Warhol and Peter Lindbergh (to name just a few!) This book isn't just a must-have for anyone nearly as obsessed with Mick Jagger and The Rolling Stones as I am, but for anyone who's at all interested in the wondrous world of portrait photography.

Mick Jagger: The Photobook is published by Thames and Hudson and is available here

Saturday, 21 May 2011

8.L.A jewellery

Pretty with an edge. You could easily think we're talking about your favourite blog/magazine (bigheaded? what? us?!) but in this case we're talking about jewellery from 8.L.A

Kick-started in Brick Lane by London-based Lucy Holbrook, 8.L.A manages to nail that perfect blend of creepy-but-cool. With a range of luxe necklaces, bracelets and rings featuring tiny gothic skulls, crosses and delicate pearls, 8.L.A is kind of exactly what you'd imagine the modern-day Lydia Deetz to be rocking. 
And if it's cool enough for us to envisage fictional Tim Burton characters wearing it, then you can sure count Tantrum as fans of 8.L.A!

With quirky, high-quality pieces that are definitely worth splashing out on, 8.L.A might just be your new favourite jewellery brand!

Cece cross necklace - £45
Harrie silver skull bracelet - £86
Luster turquoise cross necklace - £105 
Stevie gold skull bracelet - £110
Cece skull necklace - £89
Roxy pearl and gold skull cuff - £98

Check out to buy the pieces or for more info, and become a fan of 8.L.A on facebook

Friday, 20 May 2011

The Rock Boutique

Camden. Home to the famous markets, The Hawley Arms, Koko, Amy Winehouse and... The Rock Boutique.

Set against the backdrop of what's arguably London's coolest borough, The Rock Boutique produce customised clothing with a rock 'n' roll edge. Think quirky logo tees, ice-cream coloured sweatshirts and re-worked vintage levi's cut-offs - pretty much everything you need for this summer's coolest festivals.

AND if you've got some dull, lifeless pieces of clothing that could do with a bit of Rock Boutique lovin', head down to their Camden Store where they often offer FREE customising!

The Rock Boutique, 839 Camden Stables Market, Camden Town, London, NW1 8AH

visit for more info, or check out their facebook page here.
images by LevaFalls.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Lucid New York

We all love a bit of bling, but the eternal problem is how to keep it cute and quirky without overdoing it. Well, Anna Sabino, the talented creative genius behind Lucid New York has totally helped us out with this one.

Lucid New York have created a line of quaint little charm necklaces, keeping it simple with dainty chains and tiny pendant charms that range from anchors to bicycles, pandas, treasure chests, pretzels and wishbones.

Every piece of jewellery by Lucid New York is made even more extra-special by the fact that it's handmade. Yep, that's right my dear friends. Cute, handmade jewellery that doesn't blow the budget!

Buy 'em as gifts for your quirky best mate/sister/mum or mix, match and layer up your favourite pieces, Tantrum-style, for a look that's totally off the chain!

Anchor necklace - $45
Fortune Cookie necklace - $45
Treasure Chest necklace - $45
Wishbone necklace - $45
(all available in gold or silver finishes)
visit to purchase and for more info 

P.S  entering the code LN20d at checkout will give you an amazing 20% off and Lucid New York ship all over the world!

Thursday, 12 May 2011

The Ragged Priest

We're pretty big vintage fans and are frequently on the prowl for some cool, unique pieces - whether it be in vintage boutiques, charity shops or, indeed, on Ebay. So when we came across The Ragged Priest's ebay store, you could say we were kind of a little bit more than psyched.


Although their Ebay store stocks all manner of vintage clothing and accessories, from fringed jackets to grungey dungarees and boho-style bags at prices you can actually afford, this quirky label specialises in 're-worked' vintage pieces. 
Yep, that's right, The Ragged Priest individually alter each item in their re-worked collection to give it that one-off, rough-and-tumble look. And whether you're into 70s hippy chic, 80s punk or 90s grunge fashion you can rest assured you'll find something to suit your style (and your budget!) at The Ragged Priest.

Key pieces from The Ragged Priest's re-worked collection include their signature studded biker jackets and arran knit jumpers featuring stud patches (anyone out there who's feeling generous - Tantrum HQ is in desperate need of one of those jumpers!) You can currently find the label stocked at Topshop Oxford Circus, Ad Hoc (on the legendary Kings Road) and of course, The Ragged Priest's Ebay store.

With their standalone online store due to launch this week, I think it's safe to assume Tantrum may have just found it's new favourite vintage shop...

visit The Ragged Priest on Ebay or on their own store (launching this week) at

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Behind The Zines

Zines are cool, we all know that, but they're commonly thought of as a media-form of days past, before the likes of facebook, twitter and, erm, blogging existed. Alas, this way of thinking shall be no more, thanks to Gestalten's new release; 'Behind the Zines: Self-Publishing Culture'.
'Behind the Zines' showcases the immense variety of zines which are created in this day and age. Produced by all kinds of creatives worldwide - from illustrators to photographers, writers and graphic designers, zines can be seen as quirky portfolios and exhibits or just a way of getting their work, ideas and views out there to share with the world. 

Filled with full-colour images of contemporary zines as well as informative interviews with their creators, 'Behind the Zines' shows us that zine culture really is still alive and kicking in the 21st century

Guess it's time for us to break out the scissors and glue and become part of the revolution...

Behind the Zines: Self-Publishing Culture by R. Klanten, A. Mollard & M. Hubner is published by Gestalten and available here.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Meet our newest BFF's.

Love hurts. We all know that. Sometimes the things that seem to be made for one another can cause each other the most pain. So why not harness all those weepy, ironic, eat-your-weight-in-ice-cream, achey-breaky moments and transform the agony into... something cute?

That's what Travis Cain's done for his Kidrobot BFF'S mini-collection. His newest collection, consisting of these teeny-tiny little blindboxed vinyl cuties, features the 'perfect pairs' that have a habit of causing each other more pain than pleasure. 

Meet Eddie and Sprinkles - the sweet little cupcake and his spiky metal buddy. Or how about the Ray of sunshine and the hot relationship he shares with Softee the ice-cream cone? With sixteen surprisingly super-cute couples to collect, you'd better clear some room on your shelves for your new BFF's.

Just like Incubus said: Love hurts, but sometimes it's a good hurt.

buy the BFF's and find out more here

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Kick-ass eyewear.

Now, I'm not sure if you've noticed but here at Tantrum we're pretty big fans of all things quirky and fun, whether it's do with fashion, music, lifestyle or anything in between. So it's safe to say when we came across the latest project from Nono muaks we were more than a little intrigued...

Kick Eyes are a playful take on those drawled out plastic hipster shades. Created from a kind of felt, they're soft and flexible and feature laser cut novelty shapes in place of lenses. Perfect for fancy dress parties, wild nights out or even if you're just feeling a bit eccentric!

buy them and find out more here