design, heard it loved it, saw it loved it, three things

Three things.

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Do you catch yourself at times actively avoiding the news knowing it will inevitably cause your head to spin into a thousand different directions? Me too! (Important note: In writing this, I know I am beyond privileged that I have the chance to even live in my little bubble when I choose. And for that I am thankful and ashamed and have really no good way to acknowledge this fact.)

What if there was nothing new to report? “Nothing new in the news”

“living in a world of constant sensory overload, sideline collective offers us a little respite with their project titled ‘nothing in the news’. 24 hours a day, people are bombarded with real-time information by every media outlet and platform competing for their attention through one pop-up notification at a time. so, what would it feel like to go just one day with absolutely no news, no massive data intake?

even though the world is living in particularly sensitive times — when truth really matters and newspapers play an integral role in democracy — societies are becoming frighteningly addicted to breaking news, gossips, top tens, conspiracies, internet videos and porn. therefore, for this cultural precipice, the team offers the one thing people need more than ever: nothing to read about. absolutely nothing. today, and today only, there is nothing in the news. enjoy it whilst you can.’”

From the concept to the design, I love everything about this.

lorde

You’ve most definitely heard Lorde’s newest banger, Green Light, right? So stoked she’s back with more gems. (She is incredible.) But have you heard her new ballad, Liability? (Listen here.) It’s my new anthem. Because holy shit could the message behind this song have been plucked right of my brain. I mean the lyrics include

They say, “You’re a little much for me / You’re a liability / You’re a little much for me” / … I’m a little much for everyone

As someone who has literally been told “you’re just… a lot” of course this song hit me right in the honey nut feelios.  Bustle has a great write up on it, too.

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Joanna at Cup of Jo asked about “First Period Stories” and the comments are a great read. I even included my own story which she posted about later in the week which made me lol. Hooray for the internet now having my first period story! Might as well share it here, too. 😉

PERIOD

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bloggers, design, favorites, inspiration, workspaces

Dreamy workspaces…

Rachelthe chic writer of the inspiring blog Little Bits of Lovelywrites a weekly feature called “Wednesday Workspace,”and it is one I always look forward to. 
Rachel has an eye for picking out the most beautiful, creative spaces to share. 
Here are some of my absolute favorites:
(click through for original post on Rachel’s blog.)
 


Since I am moving out soon, and living on my own for the first time (since the dorm days), I am getting really excited to make a space in my apartment where I can solely write and create. (Opposed to the couch… 😉

Eek, so much inspiration A girl can dream, right? 

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blog design, design, inspiration, january 2012, job searching

inspire(d).

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whew! i finally updated my portfolio/professional site. i still need to tweak a few things, but i’m pretty stoked with the results.  i’m getting pretty antsy with this whole graduating concept- i’ve got resumes & applications on my mind all the time. when did this all get so real?
also: as well as blog design, i’d love to help you create a portfolio site of your own. just get in touch (aeallen@gmail.com) & we can work on a rad site to represent you!
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apartments, beautiful, creative, design, features, flats, inspiration, NYC, places and spaces

refinery 29 tours a beautiful brooklyn apartment.

One of my favorite sites, Refinery29, featured the apartment of Gap’s Director of Concept, Jane Herman. I was immediately smitten- that sweet kitchen! the crisp, serene bedroom! the gorgeous framed photos above the couch! the divine jewelry stand with beautiful flowers! (& that perfectly chic pixie cut!) absolutely wonderful, i tell ya!

xo-

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