Quotables: Jon Krakauer

Make a radical change in your lifestyle & begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances & yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, & conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, & hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new & different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security & adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning & its incredible beauty.” — Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild.

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Carousel: Week Ending 27th November 2009

11.27.2009 · carousel

Sarah is the best, because she told me that you can choose a colour & print your own GET EXCITED & MAKE THINGS sign! (I just switched up the colours in Photoshop.) Internet Vices by Patrick Moberg. Shibari makes its way into an editorial, & it’s not safe for work! Felt & Wire is radness2 […]

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Things I Love Thursday

11.26.2009 · things i love thursday

How appropriate! It is Thursday & it is also Thanksgiving! Isn’t it wonderful that we (as in you & me, baby!) say thank you every week?! YES! I’ve been sitting here all morning gawking at the Thanksgiving parade on telly & being amazed by the scope. It’s madness! So here are things I love this […]

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Daily Outfit: 24th November 2009

11.25.2009 · style

Greetings from New York City, where it is starting to get really, really cold! Faux-leather jacket from H&M Wrap cardigan by Paula Ryan (worn undone) Building A Mystery dress from ModCloth Belt from Forever 21 Ripped black stockings Faux Doc Martens from Forever 21 Bag from Forever 21 Fingerless gloves from St Mark’s Place The […]

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Over-The-Knee Boots: How To Do It

11.24.2009 · style

Left: Pretty Woman. Right: Hussein Chalayan. Over-the-knee boots are constantly going in & out of fashion, & have done since the time of pirates. Yarrr! They were daily-wear for pirates, who often turned the cuffs down, as well as crazy adventurers & buccaneers, who wore them as protection while they were riding & often hid […]

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Carousel: Week Ending 20th November 2009

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Happy Friday! Welcome to the one, the only, the original Carousel! Stickers & Donuts tells us what they love about Amsterdam. International playgirls ahoy! Did you subscribe to If It’s Hip, It’s Here yet? If not: these brollies change colour, these beds are amazing & balloon mania. This is old but amazing: One Is The […]

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Love time! Let’s be lovelicious & moonstruck & bewitched & smitten & enamoured by our lives! Here is my heart-bursty list of the week! Le Dish — yesterday, today, tomorrow. He is my favourite person by a country mile! IKEA! Oh IKEA, I do love you. You may have noticed that I move quickly. Last […]

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Daily Outfit: 17th November 2009

11.18.2009 · style

Last night was amazing. The Dish & I made our way to MoMA for the opening of the Tim Burton exhibition. It’s open from November 22nd to April 26th 2010 (!), so there is plenty of opportunity for a descent into his creepy world! Follow the whirligig road… There is so much to take in, […]

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11.17.2009 · style

I love lavender. When I was about 4, my parents let me choose what colour I wanted my room to be. I AGONISED over two shades of purple, finally picked one & never looked back. Later, when I was 13, it was time to paint my bedroom again — in a new house this time. […]

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Carousel: Week Ending 13th November 2009

11.13.2009 · carousel

Yay, Friday the 13th! Go spooky go go! Here are some things to keep your eyeballs busy this weekend. Win 1 of 3 copies of Zoe Foster’s Textbook Romance with Frock & Roll! Corrine says… Zoe has just released her second novel here, Textbook Romance, and it’s an absolute gem. It’s one of the best […]

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