Saturday, November 19, 2011

Home is where the Heart is

Now I don't fancy myself savvy when it comes to interior decor, it's more my mother's forte, and I know it's not exactly a fashion post. However, when it comes to interior design and fashion design there are a lot of overlaps especially when it comes to fabric and color trends. If you look back throughout the decades you'll notice the way people dressed was often reflected in their homes and visa versa. The same could still be said for today.

Personally when it comes to interior decor I don't like things to match. I find if everything it 100% coordinated to a T it doesn't really feel like a home, at least not one someone lives in. Don't get me wrong, I still pin for the day when my future house or condo looks like an ikea catalogue but for now I prefer a more disheveled aesthetic.
Lately I've been going through my tumblr dash I've come to a realization; I to follow more interior decor blogs than anything else. It might have something to do with my increasing displeasure with the way my own apartment is set up. Hate to be sexist but the majority of single heterosexual males have no idea about any of this stuff and my roommate is not exception to this stereotype.

So many a night I find myself perusing through images of kitchens, living rooms and more occasionally glancing up at the lime green walls of my room and feeling slightly nauseous. One day I'll finally put my foot down and give this place a proper 'woman's touch'. But for now, here are some of my favourite interior decor ideas. All these images were found on tumblr.

Tell me, what would your dream home look like?
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Something more fashion related to come, I swear! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Fear of Failure

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one [project]. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through." 
-Ira Glass                                                                                                                 

Truth be told I had this post saved as a draft for the longest time. It was during a design/illustration class my former instructor Lisa showed us this video for the first time. I figured I would make a blog post about it and did but could never find just the right moment to post it. Now that I've had to withdraw from my program and have been away from it for a few months re-watching this has so much more of an impact on me. The timing seems right.

Don't be afraid to fail, embrace your mistakes.


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