Apologies for my absence/lack of posts lately. I know it generally sounds pretty wanky/self important when bloggers act as though everyone is constantly refreshing waiting for their new post but I don’t know, I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired and been having a weird month so I haven’t been updating much even though I want to be posting 3 or 4 times a week. I’m starting a new job next week and I’m hoping that will help with a new routine with lots of blogging and with that in mind, here’s some heaps cool stuff.
DIY: all you need is some clear plates and some scrap booking paper and ta-da!
This mug changes from sleepy face to awake when you add hot coffee (or tea. or probably hot chocolate). How cute.
I’m generally not that into clutches but these Kate Spade book clutches are pretty cool. (Brought to my attention by Oh Happy Day).
I think I’ve mentioned before how beautiful I think Colorado is but here’s another reason I want to go there – The Stanley Hotel! It’s beautiful, reportedly haunted and was the inspiration for Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’. Apparently they play the Kubrick version on a loop on channel 42 on the televisions in all the guest rooms.
Speaking of The Shining, lately I’ve been really into ‘making of’ documentaries. ‘The Making of The Shining’ (shot by Stanley Kubrick’s then 17 yr old daughter Vivian) is on YouTube in full and I also recommend Hearts of Darkness.
Have you guys ever heard of fatal familial insomnia? Basically it’s permanent insomnia that eventually kills you. Pretty scary stuff.
I love Kelli Connell‘s ‘Double Life’ images. She scans in two or more negatives from self portraits and edits them to look like there are two different people in the photo.
I love obsessing over houses I will never own (now that I know I have to move out of my current house by the end of March I’m finding myself doing this more and more) and this L-Stack House (designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects) in Fayetteville, Arkansas USA is beautiful. I love the window boxes and floor to ceiling glass doors.
Henry Miller’s eleven commandments (from Henry Miller on Writing).
My favourite of all the ‘shit ____ says’ videos – Shit Liza Says!
Lesley Kinzel wrote a great article for XOJane about fat shaming.