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?’

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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.

Things I ♥ THURSDAY

March 18, 2010

Story of Sleep editorial featured in Issue #10 of Little Thing.

The Package Project is a sweet attempt to connect bloggers around the world. If you’re up for swapping pretty packages & handmade delights sign up NOW!

Nora Does everything from designer toys and collectables, plus a lovely range of prints and work by independent artists.

This video to Kris Allen’s Live Like We’re Dying is somehow moving…

Sophie Splatt, the craftster behind the Melbourne-based label is a vintage fabric collector and is particulary inspired by design from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Her products are available on Georgie LOVE.

Things I ♥ THURSDAY

March 11, 2010

GINGER LILLY Tea’s photographs make me want to ride “my horse to banbury cross.”

Detachable collars. I really love how versatile they are – you can update your favourite dress & there’s no sewing required! Check the lovely LOLA COLLAR made by Loulou Love You. Pair them with dresses, sweaters and plain tees…

Hayley McNugh is a crafter, sewer, knitter & lover of all things fabric. Her stuff is to be found here: Twoboosstuff.

You Mean NOTHING To Me Anymore by Anna Ternheim.

Gracia & Louise “explore, through inventive narrative, a heady combination of new and existing worlds; worlds where wild thoughts take physical form and imagination is given free rein.” Et voila – these lovely artists’ books, prints, zines, postcard collages & other small projects are the result.

Things I ♥ THURSDAY

March 4, 2010

A 1.00000 different stories & other photographic stories by Chrissie White.

These truly unique magical things to have by Jesophi. Everything is handmade using new & vintage materials – jewelry of the sweetest kind.

The Don’t Sweat Shop guys & their initiative to raise awareness about social, environmental and ethical issues of everyday consumerism.

Nothing beat’s Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A Changing.

Crafty corner: Online seamstressing & DIY sewing lessons a la Burda Style.