Something for the weekend


If you’re reading this post in Google Reader or by email you might like to pop over to the site — I’ve had a revamp! I wanted a return to the simplicity of the early days, so we’ve pared back the design a tad and hopefully infused a little more calm. There’s a brand new page revealing the skinny on my Big Sister Sessions, and a new shop page, too. I’m also gifting the Exploring the Senses ebook to everyone who joins my mailing list — I’ve never been a big fan of optin offers, but I AM a fan of presents, so gifting a whole ecourse-in-an-ebook felt like a fair compromise :) I hope you like the new look!

[video] Montaged signature camera angles from Wes Anderson | Kubrick | Tarantino | Aronofsky

I need these pencils. I need this clutch. I need this photograph.

[audio] My soul sister Megg has launched her magical new site and she’s sharing her first book chaper-by-chapter in a weekly podcast — there’s something so lovely about listening to a story, so I’m hooked already :)

It’s amazing what you can do with an iPhone and cool app: Nicole Franzen’s photographs

The new normal… insight from Martha Beck

Lasagna bolognese | pumpkin, chorizo & chickpea soupbutter lettuce salad with tahini-honey dressing

Needing this lately: the perfect snooze

More from Iceland

Business is a sacred container for creative growth and transformation: wisdom from Hiro

[video] Holy naked us

[video] Completely obsessed with WALK THE MOON’s debut album. Love all the songs, which is so rare these days. Listening to it right now on repeat… I think ‘Tightrope‘ will be my anthem for moving back to London…

Have fun this weekend, loves! xo

Something for the weekend

What matters is the work

Free ebook! How to tap into your badassery

Humans of New York (sigh… i miss you, NYC)

[video] What do you call the dark part of you? (it’s a good question)

This is important: Half The Sky

Vintage camera book end DIY

How to break through your creative block

Love Gabriela Herman’s bloggers series

[video] A fire devil in Australia

Salad with figs, pecorino & honey | brown sugar roasted fig oatmeal | proper tomato sauce

Always find new music to love on Music Mondays | my new favourite song

Susan Piver talks about mindfulness, serendipity & the unplanned life

Thoughts, advice & inspiration from Steve McCurry

The scientific cure for hangovers

Happy weekend, everyone! xo

Something for the weekend


Not much makes me wish I was a man (read: nothing) but this just might (also: the world’s best father)

My favourite animal in the world (well, and giraffes. I fed one in Kenya — converted me to giraffism for life)

Shit my spirit says

[video] Thank you for sucking at loving me (sweary, so don’t watch at work)

Celebrating six pioneering women in science

Lisa and Sarah have just visited Iceland (more here and here), convincing me I NEED to go there next year (also this and this)

Famous writers’ writing sheds

Are you positively addicted?

Instant: The Story of Polaroid (yay Christopher!)

Kale salad with roasted squash | quinoa & kale patties | peanut butter & honey milkshake

If you’re in the UK, please consider signing this petition. Because this is the 21st century and enough is enough

Finding peace with uncertainty

Have you met Tanya? She’s the real deal. I may have even mentioned that before (because she really is). Check out her pay-what-you-can day to celebrate turning 40 (be joining you in 127 days, babe!)

And finally, this has happened to me too ;-)

Happy weekend, everybody! x

Something for the weekend

* Instagrammed detail of ‘I and the Village’ by Chagall in the MoMA, NYC. I stood into front of it for a whole 20 minutes with tears in my eyes. I’m such an art sap.

[Video] Watch this now: My friend Maia (via Heidi)

Gorgeousness, as always, from Julie: Celebrate & radiate the feminine, without apology

Calling all manifestation junkies: How to deal with things that suck

Tammy has inspired me this week — check out this and this. I don’t think I could live in such a tiny space BUT it’s making me feel better about downsizing into the new London flat. Smaller kitchen and bedroom? Bring it on!

How a woman can write to change the world

There are foodcarts in London! It’s like being in Portland ;-)

I was interviewed over on Sassyology this week

Nutty quinoa energy bites | pesto deviled eggs | vegetarian coconut curry | blackened greenbean & quinoa salad

The ultimate guide to drinking absinthe and avoiding death

I’ve signed up for Hannah’s Spirits of Joy

Useful: Which password manager is the most secure?

Loving Statigram for viewing my Instagram feed online

Writers on the meaning of lifeSusan Sontag on love

[video] beautiful a cappella singing from Clare Bowditch (via Leonie)

And finally the winners of the book giveaway are Lynn, Debbie and Raychel — congrats, ladies! Email on its way to you xo