Saturday, April 28, 2012
posted by Nate at 7:44 PM
Friday, April 27, 2012
There is something about childhood that makes it so nice to revisit. Maybe it's the wonder you have about everything around you, the perspective of being only a couple of feet high, or maybe it's the fact you can wear and do whatever you want every day and feel no stress. Maybe. Well, if you like remembering bits of your childhood and have a vivid imagination, you need to read Swallows and Amazons. The book is actually in its 80th anniversary publication and is well worth a read.
Written by Arthur Ransome, the books is a tale of a group of children that play out on the river near their house on a boat called The Swallow and map out the islands and surrounding areas as if they were mysterious lands of pirates, natives, treasure and danger. They make war and make friends, as all children do in the end. It is such a fantastic read and I'd love you to read it to.
posted by Nate at 6:28 PM
Monday, April 23, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
So I'm looking on the internet at a continual flow of images and photos with tumblr-like text scrawled over them and the thought struck me - I could do this myself. I love quotes. I write them in little Moleskin notebooks all the time. I write my own even. And I'm also a photographer of sorts. I have plenty of my own images.
So I made some of my own.
Here are my first batch. What do you think? I think some work better than others. I still have to perfect the art. It'll happen eventually I guess. In the meantime I'm going to keep uploading new ones.
Have a great week everyone.
posted by Nate at 6:57 PM
Monday, April 2, 2012
I would really love to know what is actually in those rooms beyond those windows and tiles. Inexplicable piles of old maps? A trunk full of black and white photo albums? A parrot? Who knows. I'll let you ponder over that too.
posted by Nate at 9:44 PM
Colin Meloy must have woken up one morning and wondered about the large dark wilderness that seems to frame every part of human civilisation and ask himself what was actually in there. And, as readers of his mysterious novel Wildwood, we find out just how amazing the IP (Impassable Wilderness) is on the other side of the bridge in Portland, Oregon.
Meloy blends fantasy and reality so seamlessly that you almost believe that the hidden world could be true. Hmm. And to make the entire thing even more delectable - Carson Ellis' illustrations are perfect in every way. They were in fact the reason I walked into the dusty old bookshop on Bourke St. and picked up the book in the first place.
Go and get yourself a copy today and remember what it's like to get lost in the woods. You'll love what you find there.
posted by Nate at 9:31 PM