13 New Year’s resolutions for writers

Instagram loves: Fer Montoro | Hannah Queen

Discover your personality colour (mine was spookily accurate :)

Authors with tattoos | An amazing history of women & tattoos

“Tattoos established visible links between the spiritual and the natural domains by tapping into them, allowing the body to escape into a world where there was nothing but the magical essence of things, sublimely detached from the here and now.” from The art of magical tattoos (via Jo)

I’m in love with these ceramics (via Holly)

Zadie Smith on joy

Have you joined Vine yet? It’s a new iPhone app that let’s you record and share 6-second video clips. They launched this week so there are plenty of kinks they need to work out, but it has so much potential! I’m ‘Susannah Conway’ on Vine — my first clips are here and here (check out actor Adam Goldberg’s feed — he’s really running with it!)

Magic carpet yoga mats

“There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton (74 more inspiring quotes over here)

10 famous authors on the importance of keeping a journal | Virginia Woolf on the benefits of keeping a diary

Favourite photo of the week

Apple skillet cake with rosemary crumb | Amaretti ice cream sandwiches | glazed beet + carrot salad

Angie made some free Photoshop light leak brushes

This candle and this candle are currently making my home smell good

[video] And finally, Erica’s gift made me cry (in a good way)