Monday, 25 March 2013

Just a minute...


... in March.



Watching... Cloud Atlas & Vogue: The Editor's Eye.

Reading... The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared 

Listening... to M.I.A's Matangi Mix, The Rains of Castamere by the National & Outro by M83.

Winning... a pair of flats, thanks to Fifi Lapin.

Using... MailBoxApp (and loving it!)

Eating... Maple Syrup Ice Cream.

Drinking... Mimosa.

Loving... The History of Rap by Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon
Part One - Part Two & Three - Part Four

Recommending...
• 'Become a Lonely Hunter for a Better Hunt' by Kirk Tuck [photography]
• 'Sign Painters' The Invisible Artists via Vert Cerise [street art]
• 'Fight For Everyone' by the Leisure Society [music] 


And on the blog...
Making Monsters 
The Devotion Project
European Identities
Six Habits of Highly Empathic People
700 Delaware by Hense 



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Friday, 22 March 2013

Making Monsters



"Has fashion bred its own generation of reality TV stars?" 

Tim Blanks nails it. 




How long before fashion stops being fun?


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Devotion Project - Love in all its forms.



Bill & John, 1962.


Bill & John, 2011.




Filmmaker and social activist Antony Osso has captured the multiplicity of relationships in a series of 10-minute documentary portraits (all available here). The entire project is heartwarming, uplifting and simply beautiful. "There are many, many possibilities for love at all points in life."

To do: Spread the word. Spread the love.


Gail & Audrey.



Thursday, 14 March 2013

[Oh Hello Oslo] European Identities at the Nobel Peace Center






Is there a European identity? How does it enter into play? What separates us? What unites us?

The European Photo Exhibition Award  – epea –  aims to create a free space where socially relevant topics concerning Europe are developed and discussed by talented young European photographers. The twelve appointed photographers will translate their observations, analyses and statements into a photo essay. The results will be presented in a joint touring exhibition within Europe. 

Read more about these twelve photographers here.
And here are a few more snapshots I took during the exhibition opening.







If you were to define your identity, where would you get started? Would you start by looking at yourself or at your family? Your hometown or the place where you decided to settle down as a grown-up? 



Exhibition: European Identities
8th March - 15th September 2013
Nobel Peace Center - Oslo



Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Six habits of highly empathic people.


"The 21st century should become the Age of Empathy, when we discover ourselves not simply through self-reflection, but by becoming interested in the lives of others." 





Photo by Shimizu.


One - Cultivate curiosity about strangers.
Two - Challenge prejudices and discover commonalities.
Three - Try another person's life.
Four - Listen hard - and open up.
Five - Inspire mass action and social change.
Six - Develop an ambitious imagination.


Set yourself the challenge of having a conversation with one stranger every week. 
All it requires is courage. 

Full article: Six habits of highly empathic people by Roman Krznaric







Monday, 4 March 2013

About Colour Blocking : 700 Delaware by Hense






Atlanta-based artist Alex Brewer, a.k.a. HENSE
was commissioned to paint this old boarded-up church that had long been in disrepair.







All photos by Mary - Inside My Hideaway.

Make sure to visit Mary's blog 
to read her wonderful description 
of what it feels like to see this church in person.