Posts from October 2013

“two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and i’m not sure about the universe.” // a. einstein

i’m not overly pleased to mention that october, though my favourite of months, has been rather annoying. i could blame that on any number of things; a lack of sleep, constant rain, growing pains of a certain little girl i know, etc., etc., ad infinitum.

previously, those handful of corners that would have me believe that a planet moving in the opposite direction of other celestial bodies could make my life a series of minor humiliations, would never have given me pause. now, i think i’m being forced to take notice. i think mercury in retrograde is giving me the gears. spots, lethargy and a complexion as grey as the sky have been proving that planet’s point. so, until mercury does what it has to do, (while making me want to lie down for a very long nap), i’ll just fake it till i make it with a handful of new faithfuls…





→ source : corrective concealer via face stockholm

→ source : the original beauty blender via beauty blender

→ source : dynaspot via eve lom

→ source : lip & skin balm via rms beauty

“even a small star shines in the dark” // finnish proverb

though geographically large, finland can’t claim to have an issue with overcrowding. with the population hovering somewhere around 70% of what the island of manhattan can hold – they have room to roam. and roam they do. it is a country replete with lakes, islands and verdant forests. and now, this is all beginning to sound a little too national geographic.

the point is, one wouldn’t be blamed for not being able to look past their geography – forgetting that the fennoscandia look has an awfully modern feel to it. throw out the contents of my closet and fill it will helsinki-based samuji – though a small star, these finns shine fairly bright…





→ source : all the pretty things via samuji

“you can’t use up creativity. the more you use, the more you have.” // m. angelou

for ages, i lamented the fact that i wasn’t a bit creative.

i could write a sentence or two that would humour a few – but university-era creative writing courses always seemed a bit too self-important to be included in what i thought creativity to be. angsty prose didn’t scan as creativity, more than a glorified way of explaining away how annoyed we were with our parents/boyfriends/girlfriends/roomates/meal-cards. i wanted to make pretty things. i wanted to gild, and hot-glue, and fold and paste, and wrap and cut and shred. i thought to be creative meant one should be able to see and feel the end result – not just read it, see it littered with the mighty red-pen, and then thrust it into the very back of our bookbags, only to be humiliated by it years later.

now, i know. i know that to be creative means just about anything you want it to mean. whether it’s colourful bunting, an accordion centre-piece made of old magazines, beautifying any surface you can stick your washi tape on, and my particular talent – wrapping a gift. my wrapping skills are the stuff of legends, (in my own mind). so, you be you – where are you using your creativity?





→ source : ‘star stuff’ quote poster by halfpence design via etsy

→ source : silver oversized hobo by patkas via etsy

→ source : rain & cloud tea towel by oelwein via etsy

→ source : sea mist hair & body spray by herbivore botanicals via etsy

“as far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” // c. jung

far be it from me to ponder human existence in an open forum such as this – i’m no good with virtual-heckling, and i don’t think this is the appropriate venue – i think we’d need to head over to reddit to do that, and well, reddit just doesn’t appeal to my particular tastes. i can, however, ponder the the tie-in between aspiration, discerning taste and consumerism. to wit, i read a copy of monocle and suddenly, i’m either very-well informed with a soupçon of airs, or i’m grasping at straws, trying to find the meaning in certain articles through context alone. YET – yet, i walk into our local monocle shop and i get what it is that they are selling. you want in – you want in to the lifestyle, so along with the book-ish mag, you pick up a print, and a diary, maybe a wallet and a candle. and you’re feeling that much closer to being the well-read, the well-bred, and the well-lived. i mean, we all want to feel a part of that, right?





→ source : akira sorimachi’s perfect house for/via monocle shop

→ source : comme des garçons scent two for/via monocle shop

→ source : mjölk volume 2 via monocle shop

→ source : mark’s 2014 daily diary for/via monocle shop (if you think i made it out without one of these, you’d be mistaken…)

“why would heavy metal ever go away?” // s. ian

my tastes over the years have run the gamut – from bold bangles, to wisps of delicate chain, my collection of trinkets is varied and obscene copious. my current inclination is toward heavy metals. it’s not that i’m looking for heft or weight, but for something solid and something that would make quite the clanking noise when i’m flailing my arms in conversation and all my other bracelets are fighting for my attention. my eye has been disinclined from the overtly pretty to a slightly rougher view – and these heavy metal pieces are attracting my consideration.

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→ source : all the pretty things via quarry

☆ // have a breezy weekend.


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