There are so many reasons to fret for. There are so many it’s weakening to mention each and everything. But each one of us… should find a way to go on with life. To find out what makes us passionate to live for. Because there despite one’s perceived boredom, the lull of of our present life, lies the fact that we live and breathe for a reason… the days, months and years that go by with meditation and faith slowly unfold to reveal to us His plan for our lives.
I’ve known interiors stylist and illustrator / artist Abigail Edwards for a little while now so I may be biased, but I am thoroughly in love with her wallpaper designs. Abigail launched her own collection of wallpaper with two designs in 2011 and the range now consists of five designs, four of which are available in two colour options. All designs are hand drawn and mostly in soft, muted tones inspired by nature. My favourite has to be her ‘Seascape’ design which depicts rolling waves made up of many lines. It feels very British and it’s quite apt that it is available in blue (Summer) as well as grey (Winter). The Summer version feels light and fresh and would brighten any room, while the Winter version has a moody edge which is utterly enticing. I love them both. ‘Storm Clouds’ is another design which makes reference to British weather, showing storm clouds brewing with flashes of lightning and…
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I can’t believe how far into January we are already! I start university on the 2nd of February and that day seems to be getting closer scarily fast.
Something else I want to make into a more regular feature on TGWHW is to spotlight aspects of art and design, as well as to showcase future projects of my own, and of artists and designers that I come across. Today I thought that I would talk about one of my favourite design elements – typography. I literally didn’t know that there was a word for ‘pretty letters and stuff’ until about a year and a half ago when I spent a day at a design agency, and I was seated next to a designer who was obsessed with typography and showed me some incredible examples on his Pinterest. Shoutout to him because it was after that day that I wanted…
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[Writing] was how I understood the world
Fourteen years ago, I wrote a story about a girl.
I was thirteen at the time, and writing stories was what I did. And not just about girls. Planets that spoke to each other, mice who lived in the Underground, magic meerkats and friendly boats. Writing was my thing; it was beyond a hobby and more than just something I enjoyed. It was how I understood the world. Words had all the magic and possibility anyone could ever need. Put them in the right order, and you could create a world of your own. And maybe, if you got them just right, that world would be a place that would mean something to other people.
I’d written countless stories by the time I was thirteen – the first at age 6, in which the acknowledgements page listed all our family pets by name, including the guinea pigs – of varying length…
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