27.1.11

{love by dickinson}


"I had no time to hate, because
the grave would hinder me.
And life was not so ample I
could finish enmity.

Nor had I time to love; but since
some industry must be,
the little toil of love, I thought
was large enough for me."

{photography via kiss the groom}
{xxii by emily dickinson via bartleby}

25.1.11

{new look: bcbg max azria pre-fall '11}






. . . thanks to a glamorous little side project I discovered BCBG Max Azria's new pre-fall collection, which I promptly fell head over heels in love with. What  I love about it is the use of svelte, classic lines and colour. With the current heavy emphasis on subdued colours such a camel, the addition of colour to  outfits tends to be limited to bright tights, shoes, headbands, and purses. But Max Azria shows here that bright colour can be included in the clothing themselves without the danger of being too overwhelming. 

I was far from enthusiastic when Vogue and Marie Claire announced months ago that camel is the new "it colour." But this new line has shown me that there is a classic and interesting way to wear it, and I must admit my curiosity is piqued enough that I may just try it.

{patterson maker}

Patterson Maker may just be one of my favourite new websites. It's full of beautiful pictures and quotes and links to an endless supply of new websites to discover. 

{thnx}

{via thnxthnx}

24.1.11

{quote: Maggie Jackson}

"Technology is the key to understanding our world, but it is not the full story. Instead we must ask, how do we want to define progress? We are adapting to a new world, but in doing so are we redefining "smart" to mostly mean twitch speed, multitasking, and bullet points? Are we similarly redefining intimacy and trust? Are we so enamored of our alluring surface gains that we are failing to stem or even notice the deeper, human costs of these "advances"?
 We may be getting expert at pushing buttons and wiring our thoughts with bells and whistles and tracking two virtual enemies across a screen, but [we're] losing the skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex world: deep learning, reasoning, and problem solving. We may be getting better at juggling three people simultaneously over a screen. . . but forgetting that what we need more than ever in a time of growing mistrust and seemingly expendable relations is honesty, unhurried presence, and care."
Distracted by Maggie Jackson, pg. 22

18.1.11

{in a library}


"A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is
To meet an antique book,
In just the dress his century wore;
A privilege, I think,

{iced beauty}


{donna karan spring campaign '11. Marcelina Sowa in D&G, 
Metta Metalworks, and Adrienne Landau. via fgr}

9.1.11

{Personal Statements}

I'm writing a personal statement right now and it has me quite peeved and at loss with myself. After years of teasing my father over his inability to narrow his focus onto one particular subject I find myself in similar straits. For while I've managed to narrow my subject matter into a one page statement, I sound like a hedonist who has no concept of anything but instant gratification, and I am having trouble with finding a means by which to clarify that in a concise manner.