My Life in Movies
Fun | Inspiration

My Life in Movies

(Something completely silly I wrote a few years ago when snowed in and bored) Movie my brothers got taken to see while my mother was giving birth to me: Return of the Jedi First movie I can remember seeing in a theater (the library screening room, IIRC): The Fox and the Hound Movie I fiercely…

Make Money Online: Swagbucks
Lifestyle | Recommendations

Make Money Online: Swagbucks

One of the things I admire most about the “Greatest Generation” (besides their amazing fashion sense, of course) is their frugality, their “make-do-and-mend” approach to money and possessions. They knew that banks fail, economies go through major depressions, and it’s better to have a coffee can full of money buried in the yard in case…

Replacing a Coat Lining
DIY | Sewing | Vintage

Replacing a Coat Lining

I’ve been meaning to write about replacing a coat lining for months–I’m either very late, or very early! J has a now-vintage winter coat from Structure (the former men’s line from Compagnie Internationale Express) that has held up to much abuse over the years. The lining finally gave out though (and was hanging from the…

Inspiration: Jose Romussi embroidered vintage photographs
DIY | Inspiration | Vintage

Inspiration: Jose Romussi embroidered vintage photographs

I absolutely love what Jose Romussi does to vintage photographs of dancers… string art and embroidery taken to a whole new level. Related articles Inspiration: Essential Instagram Accounts about Art, Photography, & Creativity Blogs I Read about Art Tuesdays with TED: Sir Ken Robinson, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” The face of the giant | Wallace…

Inspiration: Stephen Shore
Inspiration | Vintage

Inspiration: Stephen Shore

  I probably shouldn’t admit that I first learned about Stephen Shore on Pinterest. I became kind of obsessed with the picture above. I feel like I’ve been in this motel room before, and yet I wish I could buy every object in this room. Stephen Shore (b. 1947) is a NYC-born, self-taught photographer who…

That time I was in a Haiku Club
Inspiration

That time I was in a Haiku Club

Once upon a time, I was in a club which required its members to send a haiku by text message (SMS), one day per week. Each member had an assigned day (I think mine was Monday, then Wednesday). It was a great way to spark a little creativity into daily life. I learned a lot…

Inspiration: Our Favorite Instagram Accounts Featuring Detroit (and Elsewhere in Michigan)
Inspiration

Inspiration: Our Favorite Instagram Accounts Featuring Detroit (and Elsewhere in Michigan)

As you probably know, around these parts, we love Detroit fiercely. The city is exciting and inspiring, not to mention sprawling. Happily for all of us, though, there are lots of folks on Instagram documenting what’s good. Detroit Happenings: March 8th- @acronymcreative ・・・
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