Posts from October 2013

“she had an immense curiosity about life, and was constantly staring and wondering.” // h. james

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i do quite a bit of that.

just staring and wondering. it’s not without cause – i’m just probably in awe: of shop windows on the street, of random graffiti, by local artists, by the clouds in the sky. my creative outlet is this – coming here, and hearing the constant click of the key, trying to describe to you why it is i think something is beautiful. how some random piece of clothing, some silly notion, a chair, a piece of glass – can make my heart sing a little beat. but it’s those who make those beautiful things that really inspire. i want to climb into their minds and just for a moment, see what it is that they see – and how they put it all together. it must be so absolutely amazing to have that…power.

since my mind is a bit slower in catching up with my hands, i take my curiosity and patiently wait for the mailman to deliver me my copy of uppercase magazine. each page is an inspiration and beyond that, just gorgeous to look at – and sometimes, though curiosity killed the cat – sometimes, satisfying that curiosity – is enough to bring it back.

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→ find it : uppercase magazine and in toronto, at type books

“we love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.” // d. stojanović

there are those things that can only be found in nature.

the perfect snowflake, a leaf that’s gone from bud to green to crimson; a wave, a raindrop, the perfect plum, a stone. the geometry of nature is some kind of wonderful and it isn’t a wonder why we’d want to try and translate that and bring it inside. red hook’s pelle designs looks to common, every day objects and re-imagines them into something inspired – and just a little a lot less than ordinary.

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→ source : all the pretty things via pelle designs, and available in toronto at pimlico design

“i found I could say things with color and shapes that i couldn’t say any other way – things i had no words for.” // g. o’keeffe

i wish it would become more plain – this divide i have in my brain between the appeal of monochrome in most everything i own/do/am attracted to, and the joy it elicits when dressed in head to toe black, how a splash of exuberant colour can make me positively giddy. it’s almost as if i’m opening a door, just a crack, to make certain you’ll find a sense of humour hiding behind this dark exterior. never let the façade fool you into thinking what the inside of the house looks like; after all, you know what assuming makes out of you (and me), don’t you?

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→ source : crystal nine bead necklace via emily green

→ source : jewel plaid mini zipper clutch via kindah khalidy

→ source : yarnz beige leopard face cashmere scarf via liberty

→ source : jura mittens via marimekko

“the moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are– bald or old or fat or poor, successful or struggling- when you don’t feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. to be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.” // c.b. handy

i have come to that point in my life where i flatly refuse to be uncomfortable.

whether it be a social situation or an elastic that creeps deeper and deeper into my waistline – i’m just not doing it anymore. life is much too fleeting and at times, much too tedious to waste even a moment on any sort of physical malaise, (barring the eating of seven slices too many of pizza). you could take this to mean that my wardrobe has turned itself into a locker room of sweatpants and forever cotton socks. it hasn’t – it’s just become less structured, less constricting, and overall just nicer to the touch. if you haven’t yet – look into it, i can see how it came to be, that comfort really is king.

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→ source : all the pretty things by black crane via la garçonne and in toronto, at fawn boutique

“the most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children. ” // j. henson

far be it from me to disagree.

if you’ve ever thought to yourself, ‘i’m too old for all of that now’ – take it back. if you’ve ever said it out loud, ‘i’m an adult now – i need to act like one.’ you can have a do-over. if you ever stopped yourself from doing/saying/purchasing something that you thought was perhaps a bit twee, a bit nostalgic, a bit unnecessary – do it anyway. stay in touch with the little in you, it’ll make growing up so much easier to do…

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→ source : all the pretty things via rie elise larsen & available at tea & cake

☆ // find yourself a see-saw this weekend.

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