monday mood / feb. 16th

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Listening to…
Stars’ No One is Lost, The Decemberists’ What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, Belle & Sebastian’s Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance

Reading…
Inferno 
by Dante Alighieri

Check out…
this yummy banana bread recipe (I added walnuts and sprinkled sugar on top of the loaf) / this DIY crayon lipstick project, which I can’t wait to try / these strange and surreal art typefaces

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Happy Presidents’ Day! Hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing day off. I apologize for the lack of updates—things have been pretty crazy lately. But this pink, dreamy imagery really spoke to me this week and I knew I had to share. Enjoy the delicious banana bread recipe above, and more posts from Mode and the Like coming soon!

monday mood / jan. 5th

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2015 is here—and things are, as usual, changing at a rate faster than I can comprehend. In order to keep my head on straight, I always try to come up with some solid new year’s resolutions, things that are not necessarily easy to do, but are productive, practical, and uncomplicated. It will take every ounce of me to achieve these goals on a daily basis (especially the last one), but I’m up for the challenge.

Write everyday—free writing, notes, poetry, a short story, anything, everything.
Read everyday—news, fiction, essays, poetry, magazines, anything, everything.
Simplify your life, and don’t take on what you can’t accomplish.
Be open to new experiences and new points-of-view.
Do not procrastinate; each moment is wasted when you’re worrying about what you’re not doing.

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Listening to…
The Album Leaf’s In a Safe Place

Reading…
Ordinary Love & Good Will
by Jane Smiley

Check out…
new NASA photos of the “Pillars of Creation” / an insight into the movie Foxcatcher, and manipulating nonfiction into allegorythe woven art of Maryanne Moody / this inspiring weaving DIY from “A Beautiful Mess”

monday mood / dec. 22nd

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Listening to…
Mø’s Mythologies, Rhye’s Woman

Reading…
Meditations in an Emergency
 by Frank O’Hara

Check out…
Genis Carreras’s “philographics” (graphics explaining philosophical concepts) / these photos of Disney animators studying their own facial expressions / a Flavorwire article that defends watching a movie before its book counterpart (which I don’t agree with, but still found interesting) / this stunning short film by animator Erik Wernquist

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The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of finals, gift shopping, and holiday parties. Amidst the craziness I’ve finally found time to read (and blog!) and I’ve never felt so relieved to just relax for awhile. (And as you can see from the images above, I’ve been dreaming in technicolor lately… and unintentionally inspired by the Meditations cover!)