Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category

You are listening to

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

you are listening to

Gerda

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

If I was in a band, I would name my band Gerda Taro.

Since I’m not….I’ll just link to her wiki here.

Maya

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

how do I

Monday, April 14th, 2014

become good friends with Lupita Nyong’o so that, after a good amount of time of hanging out, drinking wine, talking about books and movies and art and stuff, she’s like, “OMG, LIZZ, you have to take home this big bag of stuff designers keep sending me because I can only be seen wearing it once, and I’m sure you have tons of places to wear it” ?

 

Kathleen Hanna

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

forever! And this documentary (now on Netflix) is great!

Hale County

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Thought-provoking piece about the impact of architecture, hope, opportunity, and reality in Hale County, Alabama.

Read it on Fastcompany.

Lula

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

magazine is changing editors. Leith Clark is moving on to “VIOLET,” and Sheila Single and Maya Kolqvist are coming on board. This news via Fashionista.

I love Lula magazine, case in point here and here.

I couldn’t find some of my favorite images from over the years: a shoot of Veronique Leroy dresses on Iekelina Stange, Kime Buzzelli’s drawings of Michelle Williams talking about tap dancing,  a girl on a couch wearing mustard tights with a huge collaged wall behind here, but I did find these:

 

song of the weekend

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

whoa!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

amazing Kokedama -inspired hanging plant sculptures by Fox Fodder Farm x Light and Ladder. Seen via Anthology.


new apartment, new ideas

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Isaac and I are moving to a new apartment soon. We wanted to just stay where we were till we moved to our house, but eh: what can I say: things like building a house take a long time and doing laundry at the laundromat sucks. So!

We’ve lived together for 12 years now and we want to make some actual changes in this next apartments, because things like our books, art and furniture don’t change move to move, and this is a good chance to mix things up as opposed to reinstalling our life in a bigger apartment with a laundry room.

Change 1.

No. More. Malm.

We bought it because it was simply designed and affordable, but I think I have scars on my shin from our Malm bed. And it’s huge! So, we are ditching the bed, and having a low mattress…but not in the way I used to (simplicity in youth looks a little slovenly, now that I think about it). We’ll go for something a little more like this:

Change 2. House Plants everywhere (and alive). I‘ll put in the effort to water, I swear!

I’m emotionally ready to have a ton of plants indoors: trees, philodendron, and some little ones for texture.

Change 3. Get low.

Our current apartment is so small that I always looked up: our dressers and bookshelves are tall to preserve precious square feet.

However, this next apartment is bigger, and has windows on three sides (four if you count the surprising and somewhat creepy ‘building hole’ window), and want to keep it looking wide open. We’ll be making low bookshelves and dressers throughout the house.

all images and their respective links on my Fifth From The Top Pinterest board.