Comforting Thought: Remember, don’t be frightened

“So don’t be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. WhyContinue reading “Comforting Thought: Remember, don’t be frightened”

Comforting Thought: Life as a Roman Candle

“God speaks to each of us as he makes us,then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your recall,go to the limits of your longing.Embody me. Flare up like a flameand make big shadows I can move in. Let everything happen to you:Continue reading “Comforting Thought: Life as a Roman Candle”

Design: Adam Hillman’s symmetrical foods are oddly satisfying

Satisfy your inner control freak with this delectable selection of painstakingly colour coded and intricately arranged foods by Adam Hillman on Instagram. Hillman is now at the helm of one of the most popular Instagram accounts in the world due to his amazing collection of art which is funny, obsessive and quirky. Here is aContinue reading “Design: Adam Hillman’s symmetrical foods are oddly satisfying”

Comforting Thought: We are all made of stars

Every element in the universe is composed of parts of a cataclysmic explosion of supernovae. This encompasses the iron found inside of the hemoglobin of our blood, the primary element of supernovae. That’s what we all are. The instant of star death.    

Lebensader: a little girl finds the whole world in a leaf

This is a luscious trip into a parallel microcosmos where colours, sounds and mystical beings all abound and swirl together. Lebensader is a short film with a sweetness, innocence and curious wonder about it that will stay with you for a long time afterwards. It was created in 2009 by animator Angela Stefffen who worksContinue reading “Lebensader: a little girl finds the whole world in a leaf”

Phantasmagorical Paper Recipes to Fuel your Belly and Brain

As you probably have realised from previous posts about the automated paper town called Paperholme, I’m obsessed with paper art. And here is yet another fragile and whimsical creation that I’ve fallen in love with. Paper is a medium that can trump rocks but not scissors, and in these stop motion animations you will discoverContinue reading “Phantasmagorical Paper Recipes to Fuel your Belly and Brain”

Every Picture Tells a Story: A Surreal Midnight Dream

This etching by a Reddit artist called JDrift01 reminds me of the Google Deep Dream generator which ran amok on the internet about 2 years ago. Suddenly the online world was jammed with ten eyed dogs and sushi that had faces on it. Infact this art reminds me of a post from a few yearsContinue reading “Every Picture Tells a Story: A Surreal Midnight Dream”

The sacred feminine: The art of Chie Yoshii

Chie Yoshii’s oil paintings explore timeless psychological themes and the inner landscape of women’s experiences. There’s a hint of luminosity to her panels that’s reminiscent of traditional Flemish paintings, although also a pagan symbolism and a dark sensuality to them as well. Born in Kochi, Japan, Chie Yoshii moved to the US to complete a BFA at MassachusettsContinue reading “The sacred feminine: The art of Chie Yoshii”

Album Review: January Tapes by Cut Copy (2016)

Cut Copy are electro-pop icons of Australia. The band is  known primarily for glitchy, synth-laden and uplifting beats that are perfect background music for pool-side BBQs in the endless Australian summer. Although quite unexpectedly this September, Cut Copy released a limited edition, 44 minute collection of ambient music entitled the January Tapes. It’s their firstContinue reading “Album Review: January Tapes by Cut Copy (2016)”

The magic of Matariki and Māori winter sea navigation

Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. In Aotearoa Matariki rises in mid-winter–late May or early June.  It traditionally heralds winter solistice in New Zealand or the Māori new year. Matariki translates to the ‘eyes of god’ (mata ariki) or ‘little eyes’ (mata riki). According to myth,Continue reading “The magic of Matariki and Māori winter sea navigation”