Berlin Spring

I haven’t done colour palettes for a while and I’ve really missed it. In these really difficult times I’m finding it therapeutic to work with colours. I’m now testing a more commonly used format so that the colours take up more space of the layout. I’m really curious what you think of this palette and […]

Read more

Mahogany

I came across an image of Diana Ross wearing this gorgeous purple ensemble that turned out to be from a movie she did in 1975. I haven’t watched many movies from the 70’s but as usual my curiosity got the best of me. Now, this movie was made 45 years ago so there’s a lot […]

Read more

YouTube faves right now – Part 4

Kirsten DirksenThis is great channel that covers compact living spaces and alternative living in general. I really like that you get to see clever solutions from all over the world and spaces that people actually live in. For HarrietDiscussing race and feminism on huge platform like youtube can be really tricky but I think Kim […]

Read more

Loppis hopping in Jacob City

Ok, so the name of the place is actually Pietarsaari or Jakobstad but I’m hoping that Jacob City will catch on soon. For non swedish speakers loppis means flea market. I visited this lovely town during some really hot days this past summer. It’s a town that has an unusual amount of second hand, vintage […]

Read more

The Fall

Ever since I watched Mirror Mirror, I’ve had Eiko Ishioka’s body of work on my watch list. The costumes in that movie are just amazing! So when I had a calm sunday a few weeks ago, I sat down and watched The Fall. I’m not gonna try to explain the plot of this Tarsem Singh […]

Read more

Carmen Jones

I stumbled on this movie when I was doing a school project last year and became fascinated with African American style icons from the 50’s. I was looking into Dorothy Dandridge’s work and saw the trailer for Carmen Jones. A movie based on an opera made in 1954 with an all black cast? I had […]

Read more

Joyce Bryant

Last spring I was working on a school project that was partly inspired by 1950’s fashion. While doing research I came across these amazing black women in entertainment that I had never heard of before. Women who were being their awesome bad ass selves at a time when racism was the norm. One of those […]

Read more

Belle

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the culture I consume. I’ve been for example asking myself why I like watching costume and period dramas so much and the problematic aspect of watching them as a black woman. There’s this interesting article by Monique Jones where she explains the many things she finds difficult watching […]

Read more

YouTube faves right now – Part 3

Teela Cunningham I’m usually very impatient with photoshop and illustrator tutorials but I find Teela’s tutorials very helpful. Avant-Garde Vegan One of the most amazing vegan food youtube channels out there. This is the channel I send to people after we’ve had the “vegan food is so boring” discussion. I hope Gaz starts a restaurant […]

Read more

Ceremonial Blooms

When I visited the Alppiruusupuisto last summer, I vowed to visit the park earlier this year so I could see all the flowers in full bloom. So when the images from the park started showing up in my insta feed I got on a bus towards Haaga. Is it kinda lame? Maybe. But you guys […]

Read more