Happy Tuesday! Here is a new themed compilation for you…all tunes that will offer you a slice of paradise. Enjoy!
( Listen on Spotify )
01. ”Stars” – Sures
02. “Don’t Run” – Bad Veins
03. “Further Out” – Beat Connection
04. “Tokyo” – California Wives
05. “Where Have You Gone” – Carousel
06. “Boy From The Sun” – Niva
07. “Tropics” – Polarsets
08. “Mr. Overtime” – Punks Jump Up, Dave 1
09. “Stella” – San Cisco
10. “Roosevelt” – Sea
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My boyfriend tipped me off to this awesome duo. Super dreamy music and this video is truly a heaven-sent, enchanting present to your eyes and ears…do yourself a favor and give them a listen.
Wish I coulda seen them at Coachella this year!
How stunning would a giant version of these look on a wall? Aerial photography always gets me, and these beauties from Steve Back are fantastic whether they are bright or subdued. In fact, I can’t decide if I like the punch of color in the pink lagoons (top) or the neutral tones of the salt flats better. Hmm… maybe I just need them all.
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There’s no hiding the fact that I have a thing for astrology and all things cosmic. This has been a crazy month of events in that arena already: Mercury retrograde, a new moon on the 11th…the impending MONSTER MOON — which admittedly has me a bit nervous. I know, I know…that makes me sound like a nutcase. But I feel like I’m really tuned into the universe (digging a deeper hole here).
I love this photo. When I look up at the night sky, it really captures the essence of what life means to me: endless possibility, wonderment, mortality, fate AND free will (yes, these two things exist harmoniously for me, despite the antinomy). It also reminds me of my dad, who used to point out the constellations to me and taught me a good balance between science and spirituality.
Space is a beautiful, fascinating thing.
Weekends are wonderful too. I’m looking forward to mine…cheers!
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Well, it’s been a month since I wrote this post on my social media sabbatical — I thought I should give an update as to how that’s been going…
In a word: freeing. I have felt so much happier and more tuned in to my real life. My relationships, hobbies and my work have gotten much more attention since I haven’t been spending time on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. So, have I missed those platforms or felt the urge to jump back into my old ways? Surprisingly, not really at all! I’ve truly enjoyed the time away.
Last night I posted on Instagram for the first time since my self-imposed break. And it was because I genuinely wanted to share a picture, not because I felt compelled to. I also noticed that I didn’t feel the urge to scroll indefinitely or pay attention to likes/comments. I think I may stop back by IG occasionally, but I’ll be continuing my Twitter break for a while longer. I definitely don’t plan on ever getting back on Facebook (ha!)
+ the photo above was an accidental one I took (no editing)…I thought it was kind of cool! :)
Last week, after I posted some of my abstract photos, I thought it fitting to share this series by Taisuke Koyama that I love so much. It’s amazing how fragments of surfaces and their textures can make for such intriguing and artistic subjects. I’d highly recommend buying his book, which showcases the whole series. Truly stunning.
Here is what Taisuke says about his work:
“Life and matter, the city and the nature, micro and macro, moment and trace, I sense equal things which is in a process of a change and the circulation. And I shoot superficial phenomenon.”
I’m hoping to take and share more photos soon :)
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Yep, I’ve been awesome at keeping up with this column, per usual. Consistent at being inconsistent? Hi there, party of one.
This picture is super Seattle-y. It’s been a bit rainy and a lot windy here lately. Actually finding the rain to be quite peaceful, but the wind blows. I know you guys keep coming back for my goofy humor…derp. ;)
Also, you may be thinking, “DAMN, this girl LOVES her ocean pictures.” And you’d be right, because I do. I’m actually thinking of making a water wall in my home…as in, an entire wall covered in framed pictures of bodies of water.
If you’re an H20 fanatic, this pin board of mine is chock full of sea photos.
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Take me away to the tropics and slice me up a cantaloupe. These images make me wish I could jet off to a resort immediately…
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Ahh, Mercury retrograde. I can always feel it immediately. Things just don’t seem to move forward easily at all, starting new projects is a complete nightmare, things break (especially electronics). In fact, as I started to write this post, I discovered that our refrigerator stopped working…bye, bye brand new block of Beecher’s cheese that I just bought. Go figure!
Anyway, I have decided I’m going to spend this month working on developing those tips and tutorials I talked about sharing, so I can take some time to refine the content and present them in the best way possible. March is looking like it’s going to be a wild ride…so taking one thing at a time seems like a smart move.
This is a photo I took of a glass; it came out looking really abstract and cool to begin with, and I went to town editing until it ended up looking like what you see above. I have been really into arty photography lately, especially still life and more conceptual pieces like this. I find it very soothing (and fun!) to take a seemingly ordinary photo through a series of manipulations…always yields interesting results.
My sweet cousin, Jeannie, treated Henry and me to Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna this past Wednesday. It was a stunning show. I’ve been to La Nouba before, which is also incredible, but a completely different vibe. As the name Amaluna suggests, the performance tells the story of an island ruled by goddesses, guided by the cycles of the moon. Right up my alley! Since I’m not Instagraming anymore, I thought I’d share a photo I took outside the tents before the show started (you’re not allowed to take pictures during the performance). If you ever get a chance, I feel like everyone needs to take in at least one of these shows — so go if you get the opportunity!