Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

on process.

I was so honoured to be part of a project at the lululemon lab in which the designers turned on their head what it meant to design - to come at it from a direction they had never worked at before.
my writing was included in a printed zine, released in conjunction with the release of 4 limited edition tshirts. you can check out an extended version of my piece here, along with photos of the beautiful designs. or, if you're in town, pick up a zine at the lab.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

the best place

The best place to turn 30 is in your parents home. After a night of festivities with most of my closest friends and some extended family, and after a day of relaxing and just enjoying being with my parents, the most appropriate way to fall asleep as a 30 year old is in a childhood bed (the one you only got after spending 3 months sleeping on the floor because you were too picky - even when you brought that crying fake baby home from school, that was supposed to be a lesson in not becoming pregnant early - which luckily, instead, became the impetus for my choosing a bed), staring at photos that have been hanging since you put them there in high school. not to mention, my bedspread is leopard print, so there's that.
I keep hearing 30 is incredible - the best of the best. Things happen. Things start moving in your favour and you become one of those people with things I've only ever imagined up until this point in my life - things like 'disposable income' and 'a job you love'. And it starts to be the time for complete and utter wholeness.
And I have to say, that sounds pretty good - for someone who already has a pretty outrageously good life, I'm also pretty ready to see what the universe thinks will up the ante.
I'm totally sure that there is so much more to say about being 30, and yet, I'll leave it at this: for now, all I need, is to fall asleep in the room I became who I am, in. Leopard print bedspread and all.

Friday, August 29, 2014

things i'm in love with

this week was sheer insanity - i haven't felt a level stress much the same in a long long time. the good news is, it peaked with a showing of fifth element. and popcorn and beer and grilled cheese. the bad news is, i'm likely off meat/cheese/all things un-vegan again, in addition to wheat, spelt, anything that tastes good until i get a solid check in with my naturopath. again. i feel like i'm in second year university again, but with more wrinkles and less free time.

so, things i'm in love with this week....
these utterly beautiful, self published, DIY guide to at home tattooing. so wonderful. i'm about to embark on a home tattoo adventure (more details to come), so this is totally intriguing me.

this song is haunting my dreams - is it haunting if you like it? nevertheless, i want it to play all the time. all day. all night. all the time. (seriously).

i've become incredibly obsessed with graphic silk scarves lately, and this one is topping my list. just want to drape my whole body in things like this.

this incredible playlist by one of my favourite teachers (and PEOPLE) in vancouver - carolyn anne budgell.

Monday, August 25, 2014

the players

got to hang with some awesome DJs this past weekend while at work - captured DJ sad girl in her element. something about a DJ who moves in beat to the sounds she's creating makes me want to move constantly - in ways i have no control over.
i was fortunate to meet shawn and her crew mate nathan (DJ Ekali) this weekend, and am always totally impressed by people in the industry who give me such humble moments of interaction. i've spent a good amount of time surrounded by musicians, and garnered a certain amount of knowledge about the lifestyle and personality traits. by shawn, and nathan, i was impressed.
check out sad girl's soundcloud and her crew chapel sound. (and ekali's as well - of course)

Friday, August 22, 2014

things i'm in love with

crazy town.
need i saw more?
ok. i'll say more.
it's been a crazy week. crazy month. crazy everything. days off all over the place impacting my schedule to a degree that i feel all over the place. and it has me seeking inspiration - something to settle it all. so i've found art in all corners of the internet. to soothe and inspire.
so, things i'm in love with this week.
(spoiler alert: it's almost all art).
ART GIFS?!?! my life is so much better after having discovered this whole new world. love these from chris harnan.

this beautiful video and photos from lou & grey's lookbook. the colours and the mood, and the music, and the everything. i'm swooning.

watercolours by satsuki shibuya. the most beautiful.

photography by coral amiga, including this beautiful series of a trip around bulgaria.

happy weekending everyone!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

anita sikma

while i have recently (it seems) lost all sense of inspiration for my own jewelry, i am constantly surrounded by those who ooze creativity. in chatting with a friend recently, he shared a designer he was quite fond of - and after learning more about her, i couldn't agree more.
creating pieces that are all one of a kind, anita sikma is a metal smith based out of vancouver. inspired by her apprenticeship within the setting of a garage (where i've often found inspiration), her pieces each reflect a mechanical, art deco style aesthetic. her rings, her pendants, everything she touches is a beautiful one of a kind artifact.

take a look at her goodies for purchase here.

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