I’m not a confident person, though you’d be forgiven for thinking that untrue. I’m outgoing, sure, but confidence isn’t something I find naturally. I fancy myself a lot of things. A storyteller. An artist. A writer. A musician. But I harbor plenty of doubt as to whether I am really any bit remarkable in any of these. When I was I’m middle school, I was (I kid you not) a competitive writer. It was through a… Read more »
I often choose not to post on US holidays. I don’t want to crowd your stream of information and certainly don’t want to use a holiday with deep meaning as a ploy for easy clicks. Please rest assured this is no such thing. While military life has not been a part of my story, I know how deeply it affects those it touches. It is a great tragedy that men and women who have risked themselves… Read more »
I can’t remember where I first heard the following quote: “When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you, but because, in that brief moment with the coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you’re hoping for.” I can’t think of a phrase that better applies to my life right now. Kicked out of a nest I’ve relied on, my proverbial coin is in the… Read more »
It’s fitting that, in celebration of his life, many outlets have honored Jim Henson in his death this week. My grandmother passed away just a few short days ago. And in doing so, as is often the case, she has left behind many people who are now reflecting on their own mortality and familial bonds and the essence of time and goodness and meaning. Such is my state. And I’m, not entirely sure why, but I… Read more »
I love paper and I sure as deuce love art. That means, by default, that I love Li Hongbo. I’m a little bummed I have no travel plans to Sydney any time soon. I would love to see this installation. That paper skull is absolutely trippy.
Do you ever feel like your experiences – your daily life – just aren’t as romantic as you expected life to be? Like the act of living, of creating, of working is just not nearly as beautiful in real life as it is in your head?
Yeah, I do that, too.
First, Jes Gordon pinned (and tweeted) this:
Then, this happened: Thanks to @jesgordon, I’m working in concrete today. http://t.co/33ZT8Q90eU — Matthew@A Fine Press (@aFinePress) August 20, 2013 There was a little banter about whether I was working with or in concrete. And now this: I’ve been thinking a lot about concrete as a material for invites and Jes’ pin was enough… Read more »
I’m not sure how I missed this when it came out. Like a lot of designers, I’m fascinated by Jessica Hische and her pretty incredible momentum. This is a very nice little video series and Jessica’s might be the best of the bunch. Bonus points for keeping it clean, Jessica!
Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack. Is it just me or is the new Civil Wars just not the same? There was something so incredible about Barton Hollow. There was so much vibe. Such simpatico. The duo’s parting of ways was fairly public. And then this album came out. I’m guessing I would have loved it had it not followed Barton Hollow. But it did. And it’s just not the same. I have my… Read more »
Music Mondays: because life’s better with a soundtrack. I think a lot of people are introduced to jazz through Miles Davis’ 1959 classic Kind of Blue. It’s a fine record; it introduced some of my favorite tunes to the world. But I came to jazz from a different angle. In 1964, John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones and Jimmy Garrison stepped into Rudy van Gelder’s studios and recorded Trane’s meditation A Love Supreme. I remember the day I… Read more »
Well, this is inspiring and apropos of recent events. A short glimpse into the lives of creatives.