Most of my favorite things this week I’ve been saving over the past few weeks that relate to fashion, art, and music. A lot of it comes from browsing ideas for blog stories, influencers, and possible partnerships while at work.
Lately, I’ve been interested in how technology shapes how we experience culture, specifically art, music, and literature. It may have something to do with the start of summer, which in New York means gallery visits, free music shows, and outdoor screenings as just a small part of the abundance of accessible culture available to us. It’s interesting to see how over time, the presence of culture hasn’t change, but the ways we access it and how it’s available to us has. All of my favorite things this week relate to the shifting (or not shifting) of culture. Continue reading “My Favorite Things #18 – Cultural Access”→
I can’t describe to you what a great week this was – and it’s all due to the weather. I literally feel the SAD slipping away. With the beautiful weather came impromptu walks around SoHo, a flood of support for a good cause, amazing mini infographics, and something you should watch in the privacy of your own home. Below is what made this week awesome:
1. The phenomenon of many Facebook users changing their profile picture to a red version of the Human Rights Campaign‘s logo. What was most exciting was how it was constantly remixed and spread throughout Facebook. Whether I was in a private group, look at my friends tab, or just scrolling through the newsfeed, the logo was there as a constant reminder of how much support there is for gay marriage. Check out the Daily Dot for more examples.
When it comes to the holidays, there are some years I am on top of it; buying thoughtful gifts and wrapping them in hand drawn paper, baking cookies, making cards, and the week I have off between Christmas and New Year’s Day is incredibly relaxing. I’m not sure what happened this year, but I wasn’t able to get half the things I wanted to accomplish done, but one thing I refused to let go was making a bunch of holiday cookies. Always overly ambitious, I made five different recipes. Two were family staples, one is a holiday tradition, and two were new discoveries via Pinterest. Continue reading “My Favorite Things #13: Holiday Cookies You Must Try”→
Throughout my workday, I need to take a mental break and go through a few blogs that are very visual and inspiring. I’ll be at work and discover a new one and laugh out loud, more so out of surprise and delight at how many creative people are out there than actual ha-ha’s. Most of these blogs are minimal in design. I feel there is an emerging trend in minimalism and organization that serves as a welcome break in our chaotic and disheveled selves. Some of these blogs I discovered through my friend Namrata at work, who by now knows my tastes in cooking, design, and irony.