If you find yourself in Londontown this month, make sure you go visit the Cornershop (above). Artist Lucy Sparrow has filled an abandoned shop with 4,000 items, from biscuits to lager, chocolate and chips, and ALL of them are made out of felt. Read more over here, here and here (you can buy goods online, too)
Be full of yourself — loved this from Julie
[Podcast] The science of Mindlessness and Mindfulness
This desk collection | this mini printer
“Living the life of an artist, Gisèle is a woman of imagination. She still finds herself wondered by this world.” — 100 years old and so inspiring
More reasons to adore Jeff Bridges
How to make your anger divine
[video] The coolest tattooed grandma ever
Green goddess sandwiches | cherry + amaranth panzanella | green powerhouse salad
Everything is wonderful. Everything is terrible. — thank you for this, Kate
How a password changed my life
Happy weekend, loves! xo
Well, we’ve got over
1,500 2,000 people signed up to get the daily emails so I think it’s fair to say this year’s August Break is going to be a lively one! We start tomorrow and there’s still time to sign up to get the (totally free) daily emails — I’ll leave the list open so if anyone wants to sign up during the month they can.
I’ve been prepping the emails (from my sick bed – summer sickness sucks. Fact) and there’s been so much goodness coming in from the contributors I think you’re going to love it. I’ll be mainly sharing on Instagram this year as I don’t feel the need to take a break from the blog — there’s still plenty of stuff I want to talk about — but however it all unfolds, I’m looking forward to taking my foot off the pedal a bit this month. August only happens once a year, amiright? ;-)
Happy August Break, everyone! xo
It’s that time of year again! Back in August 2010 I realised I needed a break from blogging so decided to only post photos on my blog that month. I don’t remember if I kept this up, but I invited my readers to join in and just like that, the yearly August Break was born.
This is a community project that has no real rules – the idea is to simply take a photograph every day for the whole of August. That’s it. Pause, look around you and shoot what you see. Live inside each moment. Pay attention to what’s there. If it’s the summer where you are it’s a lovely way to be present to the moments that will be gone before you know it. If it’s the winter, what better way to liven up your day than with a creative project to play with? :)
You can use any camera. You could shoot every day or every other day or just on weekends. You can share your photos or just enjoy taking them without sharing. You can start and not finish. You can join in at the end.
Anything goes, loves!
Last year, inspired by Chantelle, I created a list of photo prompts to shoot during August, and this year I’m taking it up a notch with the introduction of daily emails! Each day you’ll get a short ‘n’ sweet email in your inbox with a photo illustrating that day’s prompt and a few ideas on how to tackle it. Nothing too taxing — just a shot of inspiration each day.
The daily emails are completely free, of course — you just have to sign up to get them sent to you. PLUS I’ve invited some photo-loving pals to contribute to the emails, so expect to hear from me and Andrea Scher, Vivienne McMaster, Denise Andrade-Kroon, Ali Edwards, Karen Walrond, Tammy Strobel, Leonie Wise, Xanthe Berkeley, Tracey Clark, Amy Gretchen, Bella Cirovic and Susan Tuttle, too!
Pretty sweet, yes?
Read more and sign up to get the daily emails over on the August Break page — you can also add your blog to the blog roll and join our Flickr group, too.