月別: 2020年5月

Althea McNish – Textile Revolutionary

Britain’s first black textile designer of international standing. Althea McNish was an influential textile designer who sadly passed away at the age of 95 on the 16th April 2020. We would like to celebrate her life and her contribution to British Textile Design She was truly an inspiration and a revolutionary black woman who managed to radiate lively colours in Britain during its postwar greyness. Althea was born on the 15th May 1924 in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago. Since a young age, she had been an enthusiastic painter, exhibiting her first work when she was only 16 years old. In 1951, at the age of […]

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Is it Worth It?

Rest now, e Papatūānuku Breathe easy and settle Right here where you are We’ll not move upon you For awhile We’ll stop, we’ll cease We’ll slow down and stay home Draw each other close and be kind Kinder than we’ve ever been. I wish we could say we were doing it for you as much as ourselves But hei aha We’re doing it anyway It’s right. It’s time. Time to return Time to remember Time to listen and forgive Time to withhold judgment Time to cry Time to think About others Remove our shoes Press hands to soil Sift grains between fingers Gentle palms Time to plant Time to wait […]

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Hydrotherapy

We’re really excited to have Laura as a guest blogger – Today she’s releasing her short film Hydrotherapy ⬇️ A short film exploring the reason a swimmer swims throughout winter has been released. The project was a collaboration between Laura Sanderson and Friction Collective, “Friction Collection wanted to create a film short about someone who uses swimming throughout winter to improve their health” explained Laura. After a near death experience in 2018 and several blood transfusions later Laura started to suffer with muscle and joint pain which was later diagnosed as Fibromyalgia. It was the recommendation by a doctor to try cold water showers that spurred Laura on to start […]

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Vote with Your Wallet

Indoor Life During quarantine, there isn’t much we can do. Some of us cook, watch TV, exercise, read and/or play games. But what pretty much everyone is doing, especially right now, is buying things online. We buy puzzles, clothes, gardening tools, appliances, food, sports and outdoor equipment. Amazon, Asos, Argos and other retailer companies are supplying the world with everything we need. We realize that the only way to buy necessities nowadays is through digital means but it’s still important to keep in mind how our choices and actions can affect our planet and the people living on it. Our Planet How wonderful it is to see dolphins swimming next […]

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Saudade – Mariri Jungle Lodge

By Barbara Krzonkalla Mariri Jungle Lodge; an eco lodge, a home, a natural reservoir. A dream come true, located in the heart of Brazil, along the Amazonian Rainforest. A dream of living in tune and harmony with nature, with one another and one self. A place where healing takes place. Where our home, the planet, mother nature and her children are being cared for together in unity. A place of smiles, laughter, lightness and simplicity of being. Let me take you to this place, through a little imaginary journey. Welcome to a place, where you can nurture your soul, your mind, your creativity, your inner and outer being with love, […]

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