I wrote this blog post several months ago. it’s a testament to my ongoing battle with fear of all the things, really, that i’ve found it, near completion, still sitting in my drafts. Posting it now is an act of defiance against my former self, who probably thought it wasn’t good enough. And also, a few months delayed is better than never at all.
i want to pause time. just for a little while. my grandfather is sick and i just want people to stop growing up.
“For the creative person, what’s going on outside is trivial compared to what is going on inside… Don’t try to change the structure of the outside world hoping that then you’ll be fine, then you’ll be creative and then you’ll be brave. No. First, figure out how to be creative and brave and courageous, and the outside world will change on your behalf.” – Seth Godin.
this week i’m thinking about entrepreneurship. starting something of my own. even if it’s just something little, as long as i can call it mine. i just don’t know what it is yet.
in the spirit of pursuing bold ideas, here are some people who have given birth to projects that are making our wardrobes a little more colourful and our world a little bit better.
reve en vert: an online boutique dedicated to sustainable and conscious luxury items, featuring designers who operate their businesses with respect for people and the planet.
Yevu: i’ve been following yevu for quite some time. yevu is the outcome of a local designer partnering with ethical makers and textile designers in Ghana, a country known for its kaleidoscopic, vibrant prints.
“A few years ago we both became interested in seeing flowers and plants in situations where they naturally shouldn’t be.” i am so into the aesthetic of Simone Rocha, and share her obsession with louise bourgeois. her new book, the book of Simone Rocha, has me in raptures.
I read Hunter S Thompson’s letter about finding your purpose several years ago. Today I read it in a different light.
a takeaway show: they never get old. i like the way tenniscoats can create so many sweet sounds with every-day objects. it reminds me of the way some of my japanese musician friends create little instruments on a whim, and often made of every-day items like keychains and wooden sticks. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-rvJsH_WcU).
image: from The Book of Simone Rocha, source: Another Mag.