April 17th, 2013
1. These little gold elephants are so cute! Seen in Rue Magazine .
2. Love the design on this Anthropologie plate.
3. Love the quirky use of pineapple and metallic in this Dark Dog Studio print.
4. Yasmine has the most beautiful Instagram feed.
5. Knitting something in this Tosh Merino DK wool would be amazing.
April 15th, 2013
I really love magazine, I find them an interesting source of information; often more substancial than blogs and internet articles but more flexible and current than a book. However, it is not always the content of a magazine that makes me buy it, more often it is how the magazine looks. Being very visually focused I really enjoy finding magazines that marry design, text and images beautifully. I am generally first drawn to the images within a magazine, but the whole atmosphere of a magazine effects my opinion of it. The best thing is finding a magazine that feels good and has interesting content.
Last year Keith and I went to Facing pages, a bianual independent magazine festival. It was incredibly interesting to hear stories and learn more about the magazine industry, but it was also a little over whelming with such a variety of independent publications available. The festival definitely made me aware of how saturated the independent magazine industry is, there seemed to be a magazine on everything. Since then we have really enjoyed buying and exploring independent magazines. I already had quite a lot of fashion focused magazines which I used for research for my photography but it has been really exciting to grow our collection of other magazines. Recently Keith found the site Anikibo which stocks a huge variety of independent publications from all over the world and we decided to get these magazines:
I have been slowly reading Makeshift, its information heavy so I don’t read too much at a time but I am finding it really interesting. Keith was really impressed with Hot Rum Cow and read it in one sitting! Neither of us have read The Carton yet.
I especially love discovering independent UK based magazines. A few that I have been following recently are:
Also at the start of the year I was given the very exciting opportunity to create and produce my own magazine. At the moment I can’t talk about it too much but there will soon be news about this project!
March 31st, 2013
A while ago a good friend shared the phrase “you can’t stay on top of the hill”, explaining that it is through the struggle of the climb that you grow, but once on top of the hill you stagnant as you aren’t pushing yourself. This has been further spoken to me in a Donald Miller talk Keith and I listen to, talking about story, he too said that it is through the conflict that ones story deepens. I’ve felt that my story has been pretty boring since graduating in July, but now the past 8 months are really coming into perspective. As I have gained experience and taken risks I have become involved in work that I enjoy and I have started to explore future exciting projects.
Recently I have also been thinking about the bodies need for salt, our bodies crave its flavour and nutrients because without it we die. I see salt and conflict as metaphorically the same; both are needed for life, one for physical sustenance and the other for spiritual. So this is the beginning, a journal to document those things important to me, the salt that I feel deepens my journey.