Category Archives: idle thoughts

fabulous llama is fabulous!

because everyone’s monday would be improved by…a fabulous llama!

the wonder of small things…

taking the first bite of a watermelon.  cracking an egg.  floating in the ocean on a sunny day…

“…these are brief, seemingly inconsequential moments that almost immediately slip from memory as they pass, neither life-altering or particularly remarkable, and yet taken together they become a sort of texture of our lives. filmmaker Vitùc recognized the importance of these small moments and collected several dozen of them in his new video short called the pleasure of…”

brightening monday gloom

seems everyone is on the pinterest bandwagon these days.  so i thought i would share some of my “makes me smile” collection…some winsome images that brighten my day.

{all image via pinterest}

the world according to toast…

this little animation by laura jane favela introduces you to “toast” – one of the most wickedly quirky and absurdly pertinent speakers!  i not-so-secretly agree with many of toast’s rantings…

how to build an owl

1. Decide you must.

2. Develop deep respect
for feather, bone, claw.

3. Place your trembling thumb
where the heart will be:
for one hundred hours watch
so you will know
where to put the first feather.

4. Stay awake forever.
When the bird takes shape
gently pry open its beak
and whisper into it: mouse.

5. Let it go.

{poem by kathleen lynch}

collection I : cornucopia

i have decided to begin a series of “collection” posts, themed around certain interests of mine, namely: food, illustration, design, packaging, the great outdoors, literature etc.  i have such caches of internet-scrounged images that inspire and motivate me on a daily basis, so i thought why not share them.  who knows: someone might be out there needing a little dose of visual stimulation?

i am starting off with most everyone’s favourite: food.  i recently became (and trust me i do cringe at how pretentious it sounds) a pescetarian – meaning i eat only fish and seafood as my source of “meat”, other than that it is vegetarian all the way.  so here is a collection of vegetarian/pescetarian recipes i have been hoarding…

vegetable fritter salad

sweet potato veggie burger

wintery vietnamese spring rolls

white bean burgers with sundried tomatoes and rosemary

lentil meatballs with lemon pesto

zucchini & ricotta pancakes

browned butter mushroom panini

salmon with quinoa and toasted seeds

egg, avocado & arugula breakfast sandwich

tuna sandwich with coconut & cilnatro

peri-peri pumpkin with haloumi on a sweet couscous salad

{click on images for their recipes}

brown paper packages tied up with string…

another christmas-y post on a few of my favourite packaging ideas…

{etsy.com}

{wedfully.com}

{tokketok.com}

{katherinemarie photography}

{martha stewart}

{deebeecampos.com}

{urban comfort}

{blissful inspiration}