Merging onto the wonderful world by Anna Aden.

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Scarlett EVE who loved nothing more than gold that glitters. As the years went by, Scarlett’s dreams from far-away lands became real and tight to strings & straps, now available to Scarlett’s followers.

Watching clouds with ALIN Coen’s wonderful ballad Wolken.

All winners! You Me & the Royal We are Oliver, Mac and Aaron who dreamed of creating things that didn’t yet exist. From their tiny Brooklyn studio they offer simple, well made & funny things you simply can’t live without.

Yummy O Yummy CARROT CAKE!

Things I ♥ THURSDAY

April 29, 2010

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Spice up your life/flat with Lauren & the Lost Boys. All things from Lauren & her crew are hand-made & perfect to polish up nana’s hand-me-down items.

Life seems different through JULIAN WolkenSTEIN‘s eyes.

Polaroid photography by Amalia Sieber aka Amalia Chimera.

Wandering down memoryLANE with illustrations by ANDREA WAN.

The profound longing as in Jakob Dylan’s Nothing But The Whole Wild WORLD To Gain.

Things I ♥ THURSDAY

April 22, 2010


The best POLAROID by Susannah Tucker.

Absolutely loving THIS: The HAPPYness Project is a site that aids to boost your happiness! A handy toolbox comes with Personal Commandments, Resolutions, Lists, a 1-Sentence Journal & an Inspiration Board with posts form fellow Happiness Pursuer!

Happy tunes with BEETLEJUICE & Harry Belafonte!

Adorable TEAsub for chilly autumn/winter days.

Things I ♥ THURSDAY

April 15, 2010

BEACH BIKE pic by She Hit Pause.

PRIMOEZA‘ Autumn Winter 2010 collection by Elizabeth Rayman Yong. Collection No. 1 shows knitted fabric & delicate pieces on vintage manual knitting machines with scarves worn as tops or turbans and detachable bows can be taken off and worn with other outfits.

The ultimate autumn tune: Lisa Mitchell’s Incomplete Lullaby.

MUST have this season: Swedish HASbeens.

auTumn

April 13, 2010

‘The LEAVES are falling, falling as if from far up,
as if orchards were dying high in space.
Each leaf falls as if it were motioning ‘no.’

And tonight the HEAVY earth is falling
away from all other STARS in the loneliness.

We’re ALL falling. This hand here is falling.
And look at the other one. It’s in them all.

And yet there is SOMEONE, whose hands
infinitely calm, holding up all this falling.’
(Rainer Maria RILKE)

Things I ♥ THURSDAY

April 8, 2010

PICs by Bee Hives that make you SMILE.

Great little post on how to quit your s***y day job for good: That Hobby Looks Like a Lot of Work.

Petula Clark’s DOWNTOWN.

These shoes are made for … walking! Joux Joux Le SHOE

Things I ♥ THURSDAY

April 1, 2010

Photogenic easter EGGS by Lenaah.

I ♥ SWEET TREATS! Frankie magazine’s new recipe book is packed with all sorts of deliciousness including honeycomb, toffee apples, candy hearts & mint patty delights (just to name a few). Not only yummy for Easter!

Pssst! Lisa Mitchell’s Oh! Hark!.

Here’s a quick peek at these cute & quirky tops by UK accessories designer Kate Garey.

Sail the WILDEST stretch

March 29, 2010

‘If you had your time over again-would you do it ALL the same?
Down through all the twists & bends, are there MOMENTS you’d erase? …
And if your course could be reset – would you steer your ship my way? Or would you sail the WILDEST stretch, just to feel the force of the waves?
Would you just leave me waiving on the dock as you pull away, savouring the BITTER TASTE?’

Things I ♥ THURSDAY

March 25, 2010

Everyday PHOTOgraphy by empreinTe.

MILKBBI by Justin Wallis offers cute stuff to the inner kid in grown-ups or those who want to be one – one day that is.

DREAMER by Sophie Zelmani.

A SPOONFUL is a delightful little zine that offers more than a spoon-full of thoughts & drawings. Congrats on issue 1!

GoodBYE Alice

March 23, 2010

Five years from where I was then, some calendar sheets have fallen down like leaves and I still find myself in the same situation within the same setting, still being the same old me with the longing to shed my skin, stripping bare all the inhibitions that had stopped me from being me.

Although there was a time in my life, where I was keen in wearing other people’s dresses and slipping into someone else’s shoes, I reached a point where being me and myself became of utmost importance and the pursue of all these things that life had forced me to postpone for the one or the other reason became of high priority.

Life, some years ago, was largely a matter of mere somersaults. All I cared about was to be a female version of Huckleberry Finn walking barefoot across other people’s clear-cut lawn or sitting on the little bridge with my feet slightly touching the surface of the water.

Once I longed for some sweetness but one of life’s lessons told me that life & love are not always sweet as in dreams and some episodes have no fairy tale endings.

In situations like that I wish I would believe in something, would see that green light that Gatsby used to admire across the bay at night. Or preserve that sense of wonder and strength for living life like Jo and her little women. And be brave like Pippi and see the best in life as it is.

But in the end it’s gonna be all good and just fine and I think Jewel is damn right when she sings that “dreaming is a good thing ‘cause it brings new things to life, pretending is an ending that perpetuates a lie…”

A year or so from now, tomorrow will still come after today. And around the corner life will still linger, presenting bits and pieces of my past and present. And for now it’s okay to slowly slide back into my shoes and step back into the scenery that surrounds me, eventually joining the crowd of all these strangers out there in the daily grind, stuggling to navigate through the chaos called life.