27 Feb 2015

{hear} Karise Eden

Once in a while a new voice emerges that touches you in your centre and rocks your socks off. What bohemian doesn't go weak at the knees to a voice that drips with pain, sorrow, and passion?

Inevitably, she's been compared to Ms Joplin, and that's high praise indeed. Winning an Australian talent show at only 19, she went on to have the biggest selling album nationally for an Australian artist that year.

However, news of her troubled life soon leaked out. Young girls in hoards looked to her as a role model, but she was still so young, and by no means out from under her own struggles. How could she give answers that she was still seeking herself?

The pressure led to a breakdown. It took two years of healing before she returned to the spotlight.

Yet it's likely that her pains have fed and fuelled her artistry. She deserves our attention. She deserves our support. Her debut CD sits on my shelves.

Watch her audition:

3 Feb 2015

{see} uppercase magazine

Every Creative needs to know about UPPERCASE magazine.

Founded by Janine Vangool in 2009, UPPERCASE publishes books and magazines for "the creative and curious". Delicious visuals that "spark the imagination and inspire creativity". The magazine is a quarterly craft, fashion, illustration, and design journal.

But that doesn't begin to encapsulate the gorgeousness of design, attention to detail, and cutting-edge inspiration. I'm salivating to have one of their back issues in my hands, but glory, the postage to UK is more than double the issue's price! I envy you North Americans!

30 Jan 2015

{senses} 30 Jan 2015

read: Get In Trouble, Kelly Link
taste: Gwyneth Paltrow’s clean comfort eating
see: Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman
hear: Game Grrrl, Maramza
touch: bohemian clutches
"Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work.
which is mostly standing still and learning to be
Mary Oliver (Messenger poem excerpt)

23 Jan 2015

{senses} 23 Jan 2015

read: Kazuo Ishiguro on The Remains of the Day – books podcast
taste: glorious and their descriptions:
"Balanced with ginger, lemongrass, lime leaves, lazy days sleeping in hammocks and island hopping in longtail boats."

see: Riusuke Fukahori , Three Dimensional Goldfish Sculptures
hear: Shaky Ground (Hey Na Na Na), Freedom Fry

touch: Making Mail
think: The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is.”
Stephen Fry, The Fry Chronicles

15 Jan 2015

{boho} Bohemian light (ii)

After the first collection of bohemian light over here, I thought I would share some more finds. Boho decor needn't be cluttered, rich, or dark colours at ll. It's an aesthetic of uniqueness and freedom first.

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