Growing up on the circus, I spent a lot of time in the circus shop, making popcorn. I’m talking hours and hours, every day. It’s hard to imagine now, but when I would get bored watching the performances (what’s a triple summersault when you’ve seen it twice that day already after all?), I would devote an inordinate amount of time to testing and tweaking different ways of making popcorn.
How would you like a little desktop accessory that blows a bubble whenever you have a meeting?
A beautiful new kind of friendship bracelet.
Missing Game of Thrones? This episode of Song Exploder on the opening credit music might scratch the itch a bit.
Interesting piece on Mashable’s new story-telling techniques (one of them involved Lego!).
How did I not know Stars had a new album out? I have No One Is Lost on repeat.
Above: If Taylor can do it… inspiring downloadable artwork from Cocorrina.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
I celebrated my birthday this month. Just a few days beforehand, my mum received this incredible video of her, my father and uncles performing in their flying trapeze act. The year? 1983. She flew through the air with – as you can see around the one minute mark – a great deal of ease, when the reality must have been far from it, because I was just a few months old when the video was shot.
Some pics after the jump from an intense, fun couple of days shooting in Belfast for the March-April issue of Image Interiors & Living.
My first day in New York was perhaps the most unforgettable. There was something about having breakfast in Dublin and, just a few short hours later, getting stuck into lunch in Brooklyn that made my head spin. Kathy Rose and I crammed a lot in, thanks to a mix of serendipitous wandering and a beautiful day that was too good to nap through. Browse some pics from day one after the jump, if you’d like…
Very quick Saturday update – I hope you’re enjoying the bank holiday weekend. I’m writing this post from Dublin Airport, as I’m about to hop on a flight to New York, where I’ll be for a couple of days.
I’m incredibly excited, as I’ll be trying out this epic chair on the flight and then staying with a lovely friend in a Brownstone in Brooklyn. Just typing that makes me giddy.
There are a lot of things on my wishlist – including this Frida Kahlo exhibition in The Bronx, walking the Highline, taking the ferry to Staten Island, Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg…. but really, I just want to go on long wanders, camera in hand.
Back with an update on Wednesday, have a brilliant weekend!
I love magazines: working on them, reading them, learning about how they’re made. Whether they’re chunky glossies or hip, heavy stock indies, I have stacks and stacks around the house (something Ben is very sound about). I’m working on a post of my favourite mag storage ideas, but in the meantime, here are some lovely magazine-related links, for any fellow mag nerds out there…