yesterday i bought the latest issue of dumbo feather.
this is one of the many magazines that i had a subscription to, but have since let lapse (on a side note, the latest russh came in the post the other day: sweet! i thought that i had already received my last issue).
for those of you unfamiliar with dumbo feather, it really is unique in the magazine world. each ‘mook’ is dedicated to long interviews with super-inspiring people – artists, farmers, chefs, scientists, the lot. there’s hardly any advertising, it’s not seasonal and it doesn’t make you feel like your life is in anyway inadequate. it is full of wonderful photography and artwork and it’s printed on a delicious smelling matte paper, which is perhaps the best thing of all.
this issue is the first of the new-look dumbo feather: new editor, new content (more short articles as well as the in-depth interviews) and a new design. and as much as i loved the old-school simplicity of the previous issues, i think i love the new styling even more.
think this might be one magazine that i’ll be renewing my subscription to…
update 7th april: guess what arrived in the mail today? and i thought i’d received my last issue already…
one day i’ll get some new favourite colours…
that day isn’t today.
colour swatches from pretty colors
how awesome is this handmade briefcase?
leather, canvas, wood, linen and brass: it is every girl’s dream…
from maryam nassir zadeh
this is what i do when i should be studying.
(one of the many things that i do when i should be studying…)
alyson fox necklaces available in melbourne at fat
i don’t often read street style blogs, but i make the exception for streetfsn.
nam’s photography truly is miles above the rest.
these photos are all from paris fashion week: what beautiful light.
i’m looking forward to crisp, sunny days…
this is the most heartbreakingly beautiful video ever.
it’s a couple of years old, but i’m sure those who have seen it will want to watch it again…mesmerising.
i’m getting in to music again lately; i was obsessed as a teenager but grew out of it a little as i grew up.
if anyone has any recommendations – i’m pretty open minded but i draw the line at any genre with the word ‘metal’ in it – i’d love to hear them.
i had a restful and distracting – in a good way – weekend away from it all.
sometimes a change really is as good as a holiday…
anyone else going?
and luci: your work really does rock.
photo by noemie goudal, via see hear say
thank god it’s friday.
i just can’t seem to be able to switch off at the moment. it has been a very difficult and very restless week.
when i try to fall asleep, i feel as if my eyes are wide awake behind my eyelids; that my body is physically exhausted but my brain is working overtime with worry and anxiety.
and then when i sit down to do some work – like now – i’m drowsy and i can’t focus. i feel like i’m walking around in a state of semi-consciousness, neither here nor there.
it is as if my mind and my body are living in two different timezones.
but today is friday, and fridays always bring a sense of optimism and freedom.
so i have been listening to olafur arnalds, whose album i downloaded months ago and promptly forgot about until today (please click over and watch this amazing video: you won’t regret it, i promise).
it is a nice full-stop to the week, i think.