Every week we have a staff meeting to touch base on any pressing issues about the company: new procedures, production updates, upcoming events, etc. But every other week one of us get’s to show a TED Talk to the rest of the group. Usually it’s something inspiring and thought provoking. I look forward to this every other week so I thought I might as well share them with all of you! I found this talk, given by George Monbiot, about “Rewilding,” while listening to the NPR TED Radio Hour–if you like Podcasts please subscribe to this one, it’s life changing!!
The reason I wanted to share this talk with you all is because of it’s semi-hidden-semi-obvious message that everything is connected. We must always be conscious that the decisions we make, large or small, can result in a domino effect. Something as small as complimenting a co-worker to make their day a little better, or as serious as not letting your friends drive under the influence (haven’t we all heard that speech?). Know that as tiny as we are compared to this ever-expanding universe, we are all connected in some way.
***Song of the moment: Life on Mars? by David Bowie***
Now that we’ve washed off all the glitter and confetti we can take some time to reflect on 2013 and open our minds to this new year.
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January always brings new beginnings. It allows you to set goals for yourself and decide what you want to accomplish. It brings optimism and self realization. #cheezybuttrue. If you haven’t made a resolution for the year then I challenge you to do so. My resolution is to take a carpentry class and get more sleep! If you have made a resolution then let’s hear it! We love learning about your dreams and goals.
***Song of the moment: Let’s Live For Today by The Grass Roots***
As per usual, these last few months have run right past me. I dream of the day things won’t be so all-consuming busy; but I also would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy it. Being this busy sort of forces me to not let a single moment go by unappreciated.
So here they are, however raw and undone, some appreciated moments of the passing weeks and changing seasons:
That’s it, just a little slice of my life as it passes.
Love to you all!
***Song of the Moment: Gone Tomorrow, by Lambchop***
This statement ring is one of my favorite pieces from the new collection and the perfect little gem to dress up your digits. Its symmetry and shape demand attention, especially with the negative space it creates. It’s architectural and uniform, with a twist on modern tribal.
The Colima compliments many styles from “tomboy” to “socialite,” and everything in between. For a more casual yet fashion-forward look I brought back the wildcard overalls (that we all love to hate and hate to love) and paired it with a flirty crop tank. Throw on a structured jacket, ankle boots, and top things off with a hat, sleek tote, and accessories.
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Overalls from Modcloth
String Crop tank by Lille Boutique
Toboggan coat by Pendleton Portland Collection from Shop Adorn
Indigo Spye Belle boots from Imelda’s Shoes
County Line fedora by Goorin Bros.
Mia Folding tote by Ellington
Chains That Bind necklace by betsy & iya
Colima ring by betsy & iya
Did I mention it comes in four more different color options? Swoon!
***Song of the moment: Dance Apocalyptic by Janelle Monáe***