This weekend Joshua and I are vacationing in Florida for his 30th birthday. Today we’ve seen friends and his old stomping grounds in Tallahassee, and the rest of the weekend we’ll be near St. George Island. Any suggestions for relaxing activities while in the area?
I am absolutely LOVING The Uniform Project, one woman’s “[pledge] to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion.” Reminds me of the time Lucie Shuker committed to wear the same shirt every day for several weeks as part of the More Than Clothes campaign. Back then anti-materialism led the charge in favor of regimented garb, whereas The Uniform Project is all about living eco. It is fascinating how one practice can have innumerable inspirations.
Just got back from my home state, and I must say, the new license plates are yucky. The previous iteration was classy and full of Texas spirit, whereas the new, digitally produced design looks like a bad Photoshop job. Why do we feel the need to change something perfectly beautiful just because of new technology?
Alright, friends. I’m letting you know ahead of time that I’ll be in Texas this weekend. So if posting is sparse, this is why. My guru has just let me know about scheduling posts ahead of time; but we’re about to leave for the airport, so it’s too late for that. Next time. Catch me on Twitter if you want updates. Loves!
As an artist, I have spent the last 13 years of my life as a photographer. Film, darkrooms, smelly chemicals, stained clothes and all. The aspect of analog photography that has become DEEPLY ingrained in me is the archival nature of the medium (black & white and polaroid, that is). I would go so far as to say that I am obsessed with things being archival––i.e. they will last, in good condition, for 100+ years. I will not wall-paper our home, ever, for this reason.
But digital media is not archival. I can be sitting in the same room with files that I have lovingly saved on a hard drive, but the files are lost forever because the hard drive will mount on no computer. Did I DO anything to lose the files? No. Was there a fire in my house? No. Time happened. Corruption happened. And don’t think that backing everything up on DVDs will save the day, because they can be corrupted too. They won’t tell you they’re about to do it. My only hope is to print out everything I create, which completely defeats the purpose of going digital. So then really, what’s the point??
Happy Monday, friends.
Scathing comments on Seventh Generation’s blog are enough to turn me away from the new Gift Shop. I love me some Seventh Generation products––liquid dish soap, dishwashing detergent, feminine products, baby wipes… But I suppose I’ll continue to buy them on Vitacost.
Do, however, frequent their site to discover the importance of sustainable living. Their Learn section is an invaluable resource.
But this quandary still lingers: how does the pollution of generating electricity compare with that of gasoline? Zero emissions vehicles are awesome, but they still generate pollution when you plug them in (think coal power plants). Is it still better than the old system?