An article from Rev Lydia (who sounds completely delightful and someone I want to read more from anyway), with whom I completely agree about the joys of having your own space as a quiet space from time to time.
Cover by @janetehansen
Go and check out Grace Hartigan’s art, after marvelling at her beautiful, concentrated attention (and her similarity to my friend Mim.)
dreaming of the next India trip.
I’ve been reading a lot of snippets recently – cooking memoirs, collected essays etc – craving a bit of nonfiction and some doses of new ideas. A book of short stories (collected by a favourite author) seems like a good way back in to fiction. Or do I just go for a doorstopper?
Finally got to it after their move in premises two (?) years ago. All the inspiration…
photos May 2019
There’s already been Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, but this book – published by the charity Pink Ladoo (that encourages south Asian mothers to celebrate the birth of their daughters and push back at prejudice that ladoos (sweets) should only be gifted for a boy’s birth) looks equally good. I’m guessing there’ll be a hefty amount of intersectionalism around anti-colonialism and feminism too.
I’m dreaming about day trips to Paris right now – no 1 to see this place, the Maison Louis Carre built by Aalvar Alto; no 2 to visit the Brancusi atelier (which sounds like it might be similar to this and also the Burberry / Henry Moore exhibition); and no 3 to see the new display of black models in French art.
If her earthsea quartet wasn’t enough, this schedule alone would endear me to author Ursula Le Guin
Such pretty selections by illustrator Melanie Johnsson for her colour palettes series. When I was at uni I’d have hunted these down as cards and dotted them about the walls in my room, and now I think something like this would make a fun display for a guest bedroom. Of course it’s not just the colour mix but also Melanie’s fun captions that are the success.