16 January 2011, 09:03
I love these photographs by Michelle Holden, this series in particular! It’s so eccentric lady of the manor. It inspires me to swan around in a big hat & feathers & sequins too!
Australian photographer Michelle Holden’s images capture a world of polished yet approachable femininity. Her visual vocabulary, honed over almost two decades in the industry, is one of sumptuous light-filled glamour inspired in part by her early years growing up surrounded by Sydney’s spectacular coastline.
9 January 2011, 13:13
“According to current research, in the determination of a person’s level of happiness, genetics account for 50 percent; life circumstances, such as age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, income, health, occupation, and religious affiliation, account for about 10 to 20 percent; and the remainder is a product of how a person thinks and acts. In other words, people have an inborn disposition that’s set within a certain range, but they can boost themselves to the top of their happiness range or push themselves down to the bottom of their happiness range by their actions. This finding confirmed my own observations. It seems obvious that some people are more naturally ebullient or melancholic than others and that, at the same time, people’s decisions about how to live their lives also affect their happiness.”
(Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project.)
2 January 2011, 10:35
19 December 2010, 07:58
“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realised it sooner.”
12 December 2010, 07:38
Kanye West’s Runaway. Put aside half an hour today & watch it full-screen. It is sublime.
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