all photographs by jeana sohn
budget. i hate that word. my financial methodology is more along the lines of “try to be sensible and then hope for the best.” i’m not a planner by any means. i don’t, for instance, make lists when i go to the grocery store (that’s why all those tins of stuffed olives keep cropping up in the fridge.) but, i do keep the financial lessons learnt from my parents fresh in my mind – my mom still has her little notebooks where she wrote down every single thing they spent money on as a young couple starting out. they even made their own beer. how’s that for thrifty, eh?
i received a lovely email from maxine telling me about the bootstrap project – an organization she founded after travelling through swaziland in the summer of 2009, where she was inspired by artisan thembekile tsabedre’s hand crafted wooden platters (which are now sold out on their website.)
i can picture an arrangement of origami animals by south african origami artist quentin trollip on a table somewhere in my house. that would be magic. these have been designed & folded from a single uncut square of paper (where the animals have more than one colour two pieces are MC’d together)
ellen rogers is a london based photographer fashion photographer. through her work, rogers creates timeless dream worlds where temptresses seduce and lure you into unknown, dark lands. a firm believer in the art of analogue photography, rogers does not utilize any digital equipment or computer based manipulation (other than scanning the end result) and has developed most techniques through experimentation with traditional darkroom processes.
Josh T. Pearson promised himself he wouldn’t shave until he put out a second record. Now he hasn’t seen his face in “over ten fucking years” and doesn’t know what he’ll do with the length of ashen fodder he’s grown when his new album Last of the Country Gentlemen is released this spring.