I took this picture last May in a wild rhododendron forest in Sevenoaks, Kent. Just like the blooms that come each and every spring, life can also have a funny way of repeating itself. Not to be too cryptic, but more to come soon.
I’ve been trying to post this photo to the bgsd IG all day BUT insta’s been down so womp-womp, I can’t. It’s such a good reminder that we shouldn’t put too much emphasis on the power of social platforms, and should instead share our shit on sites we own. We could wake up tomorrow, and our social platforms could literally be gone*. Fuck you, Suckerberg! ☺️
*I wake up every morning hoping this is true for Twitter lol
Photo of a rhododendron in bloom taken last May. And here’s a bigger version, just because it’s so damn beautiful.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
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How are we folks? The sun in our corner of England is shining and it’s freakishly warm. I hate it! But I love it, too. And here are some other things I love/like a whole heck of a lot.
Let’s start with a smile - an eight minute and 25 second smile, because that’s how long Amy Sedaris chatted with Stephen Colbert. I need to know: where did she get that dress?!
To follow up from last week, the Challen 4 television programme about Laura Dodsworth’s Bare Reality project is one of the most powerful things I’ve ever seen. I hope it’s shown to teenagers is schools - I think it could change the way so many young women feel about and understand their bodies.
I always like to know what people are reading in movies, so these 50 literary cameos in 90s movies was very fun to read. Did they miss any good ones?
“If you’re a person, everything is personal – that's just the way I feel. I’ve come to recognise that my own sensitivity is not just emotion, but it’s empathy. It’s how you position it, how you frame it. You could say I’m too emotional, or you could also say I’m deeply aware of what’s happening in the world, deeply connected to the world, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. What other way is there to live?” Love this Extraordinary Routines interview with Debbie Millman.
I also LOVE Debbie’s exercise of writing down your 10 year plan and then re-reading it every year until the ten years expires. I’m going to put mine on paper this week and I’ll let you know how close I get to making it a reality in, well, ten years.
Does anyone want to hire me to design a newspaper for them? I’d have so much fun doing it.
Ogling the heck out of these colourful panels by Eva LeWitt. Sooo pretty! I think a long panel would look really great above my sofa. Maybe I should put that in my ten year plan?
Taylor Lorenz gives us a fascinating look at how kids feel about their existing internet identity when they’re old enough to become aware of it. There will undoubtedly be much more data on this over the next many years and it’ll be really interesting to see how the photos we share of children impact them as they get older and come into themselves.
No, you’re crying reading this thread of mostly wonderful folks praising Starlee Kine and mourning the loss of Mystery Show three years after it ended. God, that show was good.
Hanna and I fell hard for these recently rediscovered and remastered Bauhaus typefaces while researching a project this week. This g in particular made us weak in the knees.
Hanna and I made* these cute little jam jars for the TEDxRoyalTunbridgeWells goodie bags this year. I guess you could say that helping clients share what they do is kinda our jam.
*lovingly hole-punched and rubber-banded each one
Exploring the Rhododendron forest in the lost gardens of Sevenoaks.