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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A rainbow of gems

When I visited the Munich Residence, I also visited the treasury out of pure curiosity. There was all kinds of artifacts, from jewellery to sculptures. Being a lover of gemstones however, it was the crowns and jewellery with colourful stones that caught my eye rather than the ones with perfect cut diamonds. It was a […]

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