I am keeping it simple and going for beautiful this week. Spring is around the corner, I am off on an adventure in 7 days time, Christmas and its attendant holidays are on the horizon and life feels good. So – let’s celebrate with some loveliness.
- When I am a grown up I am going to wear his clothes. See the rest of Dries van Noten’s collection for Spring 2016 here. (tattoo gloves anyone?)
2. Marvel as the pantsula dance. Shot in Thembisa, these proudly South African moves feature The Indigenous Dance Academy a group of ace dancers from a township on Gauteng’s East Rand. Love it, huge respect. The music is by Sons of Kemet, the song: In the Castle of my Skin. Watch the video here. Learn more about Neo and Jarrel and their work with IDA here.
3. The Goulding Summerhouse. Architects Scott Tallon Walker didn’t want to take up any of an established garden when the added this room to an existing house. So they cantilevered it out over the Dargle River. Inspired. Read more about it here.
4. Espejo – a short film about empathy. “Empathy is not to bring comfort, nor to advise. It is not to judge or try to distract someone from his pain… It means being fully present with the other, to serve as a mirror of their feelings and needs, so that they may find relief and clarity through our attention.” Via Films for Action. Watch it here.
5. I am not crafty – by either definition of the word. But these lanterns look like something even I could manage – and I can already see them hanging in McGregor in time for Christmas. From my fave new digital magazine Sweet Paul. Find the how to here.