Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Pick 'n' mix
I'm on a constant mission to nurture my creativity, and lucky for me the internet is a very inspiring place. Being a blogger doesn't mean limiting your interests, and inspiration comes in many guises. So today I thought I'd share a pick 'n' mix of the best things I've seen and read on the web recently.
Let me know what you think - if this little pick 'n' mix proves popular I might make it into a regular feature.
♥ David Schwen puts a new spin on Pantone colours with his instagram project #pantonepairings
♥ Get the hot water flowing and discover 13 reasons why a warm bath is the bees' knees
♥ David Lynch's Interview Project gives a fascinating insight into people's lives.
♥ Pablo Neruda is one of my favourite writers, and this animated interpretation of his poemThe Med Bird by 18bis is beautiful.
♥ I don't know why it is I find the word 'panties' so offensive, but this article made me feel I'm not alone. What do you think?
♥ I must have watched this deliciously dark animated short about a north London pub 50 times already.
♥ Etsy seller Gimmcat sells these awesome My Little Pony wigs and tales. WANT!
♥ Fancy some dancing lessons from James Brown?
♥ Elsie shares her thoughts on lifestyle photography.
♥ Erika writes an awesome blog post on why we should overcome the lie that we're not good enough.
♥ Tim McNamara's grammar rant lit the fire in my belly.
♥ Charles Bukowski shares the'dos' and 'don'ts' of being a writer.
♥ 'Good vibes rasta man' has been making Londoners' commutes (including mine) better for the last 6. This interview can't fail to warm your heart.
♥ Expand your brain - 700 free courses from great universities.
♥ This homage to the steadicam will give you a new appreciation for the art of cinematography. Amazing backing track too. Can you name all the film clips?
♥ "In high school I thought the absolute height of love was a mixtape," - yep, that's me.
♥ Artist Cecilia Paredes tries a new kind of camouflage, which I totally want to replicate.
♥ This 3-step process for beating worry is simple but effective.
♥ What the art of letter writing should really be about.
♥ Patti Smith's cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit strips the song down to its heart.
♥ Should you work for free?
♥ These images of liquid art are incredible.
♥ To make you laugh - Franchesca Ramsey's video 'Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls'
♥ Amy Shock cites 4 Marilyn Monroe quotes that the world has taken the wrong way.
♥ Beautiful photos of ballerinas dancing on city streets.
♥ I love Pinterest, but I can see Danny McMurray's point. What do you think?
♥ Taylor Davies piece is a must-read, Give yourself some credit: Bloggers do it all.
♥ Moving on from bad relationships never looked so beautiful.
♥ Loved these 21 most badass bald-woman moments.
♥ Lost in Translation: Fashion brand Mango gets itself into a spot of bother marketing 'slave jewellery' in France.
♥ The geometry of Thomas Wilder's animal 'wanted' posters is just brilliant.
♥ This beautiful reunion between two artists (and former lovers), will make you cry.
♥ Jason Isley is an underwater photographer who has taken a series of photos of plastic toys figures interacting with marine life - brilliant!
♥ For typeface fans, check out this amazing light installation.
♥ This illustrated video gives a surprising insight into what motivates us.
This powerful video was created to mark International Women's Day on 8 March.
The first ever episode of Popeye the Sailor from 1933 made me smile.
I have so much respect for Beyonce.
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