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All I Ever Needed Was Some Change
Talking about traveling, changing, making, and what is good taste?
After a speedy journey by train across Spain, I’m back in Barcelona after a long stay in San Sebastián (hopefully, I’ve managed to skip most of the punishing heat and humidity!). San Sebastián is a tranquil town to hide away in. The ocean and greenery are peaceful, it felt so serene looking out our windows at the verdant hillsides, as well as magical floating rain (”sirimiri” as it’s known in Basque) passing through every now and then. I’d describe it as a “Goldilocks” sized town, not too big, not too small, just right. There were many great places to eat, charming streets to wander, wonderful beaches, super friendly people, you really can’t go wrong.
Though, the concept of being “on holiday” is still a funny concept for my American brain (despite still working for a majority of the time). It’s funny because you’re living in a random apartment, some things from your real life stuffed into a suitcase, a random assortment of clothes you hope will combine to make interesting outfits. And beyond that, you’re in a place with a different culture, a different way of doing things. So you’re also adapting to fit in and learn from your temporary home. It’s a huge part of why I love being here, having these new experiences and expanding my world view.
In speaking with friends, it feels like there’s a strong undercurrent of change happening now, a lot of newness on the horizon. For me personally, Kyle and I are moving into a new apartment here in Barcelona, downsizing a bit to save up money. Perhaps to buy a little spot in the next few years? I’ve also been doing more graphic design work on the side (you can see my current work here!), picked up a couple of freelance assignments, and had a great consulting session with a strategist in New York. Lots happening, trying to embrace it all and go with the flow. I hope you’re doing well!
— New Stills from Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ →
I’m super excited for Miyazake’s next film The Boy and the Heron and I love that they’ve been doing basically zero marketing for the film. Miyazake knows his fans are going to see his movie no matter, why waste the yen?
🔥 — ‘Feel The Heat’ by Jon Burgerman at WOAW Gallery →
It feels like artist Jon Burgerman is having a real defining moment with his work. Known for his quirky and playful style, his newest body of work puts quite a twist on what climate crisis inspired work looks like.
🏁 — Nosaj Thing & Jacques Greene Release “Too Close” ft. Ouri →
One of my favorite tracks from the last few weeks. Both Nosaj Thing and Jacques Greene leave their mark on “Too Close,” a perfect blend of their signature styles.
🏠 — Viruta Lab’s Casa Cabanyal is Checkerboard Maximalism →
When it comes to edgy apartment design the folks at Viruta Lab are clearly pushing the boundaries. When you see this apartment, what’s your first thought? I’m personally loving the duality of the space.
🖤 — On Jenna Lyons, Having Taste, and Creative Progress →
I was hit with a bit of inspiration and decided to opine on the idea of taste in culture and why Jenna Lyons is such an inspiration to me. Writing down why we do things helps us continue to explore our motivations.