This beezy’s going to SXSW

artist: mattias adolfsson

It’s been an overcast week. I’ve barely slept at all in the past two days. I’m living off of protein supplements and bananas. AND I FEEL GREAT.

So I’m sitting in my cube this morning, typing away, when my boss approached and asked to speak with me in the break room. Naturally, this strikes fear. Did I accidentally plagiarize? Did I omit an important fact? Did I flood the bathroom somehow? Are we all going to die some day?

We sit down in a nearly silent kitchen as sail boats and cruise liners drift past outside. She sets her notebook on the table, pulls out a chair, and sits down quietly. She folds her hands on top of her notebook. She faces me. My lip quivers a little.

Boss lady: Have you heard of SXSW?

Me: Yes. Yes, I have.

BL: Do you want to go?

Me: What? Yes. YES.

BL: Cool, we’ll pay for everything. You’ll be in Austin for about a week. Please just write us a blog post. Have fun!
(Not at all paraphrased for simplicity)

I could elaborate, but now I actually am going to go flood the bathroom…with tears of joy.

Mixtures of color, pattern, and texture

The Bay Area experienced a cold snap a couple weeks ago, and ever since, I’ve been really digging the simplicity, coziness, and versatility of a good knit. And not just knit clothing. Vibrant colors make dreary and sunny days brighter. The mix of textiles, color, and patterns temporarily tames my wanderlust with a worldly, traveled vibe. A few inspirations:

source: pinterest

“And like flowers in the fields, that make wonderful views, when we stand side-by-side in our wonderful hues.”
-Michael Tyler

“The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!”
-Coco Chanel

source: free people

“The world is exploding in emerald, sage, and lusty chartreuse – neon green with so much yellow in it. It is an explosive green that, if one could watch it moment by moment throughout the day, would grow in every dimension.”
-Amy Seidl

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and un-allied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.”
-Oscar Wilde

source: free people

“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.”
-John Ruskin

source: pinterest

“The craving for color is a natural necessity just as for water and fire. Color is a raw material indispensable to life. At every era of his existence and his history, the human being has associated color with his joys, his actions and his pleasures.”
-Fernand Leger

source: four knots

“All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.”
-Marc Chagall