Monthly Round-Up

The January Round-Up

February 1, 2014

Photography credit: Jonas Nillson Lee

The monthly round-up is a collection of internet goodies that have caught my eye over the past four weeks. Videos, blog posts, beautiful photography, tutorials, excellent websites and geeky goodness: you can find them all here on 1st of the month. Perfect for long commutes and lazy Sunday mornings.

Let’s start this month’s roundup with Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida’s adorable food creations, shall we? Some of these tiny scenes really made me chuckle, particularly the grapes and raisins scene and the  miniature camels! Just perfect.

The perfect combination of ceramics and greenery, these pieces by Mineo Mizuno are wonderfully simplistic and I love how these look when they’re introduced back into nature.

Leo Babauta has one and so do I: the child that holds us back.

Occasionally you come across things online that really stop you in your tracks, and this post from Order of the Good Death really did that for me. The Life and Death of a Most Belov’d Meow is a unique article that talks about the passing of life in a way I never imagined possible. If you struggle with the idea of your own mortality, you need to read this.

Can we please just take a moment to appreciate Scheiffer Bates’ incredible impressions reel? This guy is seriously talented, and will have you in stitches!

I love these photos of the London Underground in the 1970s and 80s.

Etsy artist Clive Roddy designs and laser cuts these beautiful stackable rings. Houses, trees, or mountains? Take your pick and wear them in any combination you fancy. Together they remind me of a Bavarian mountain scene. Yodelayheehoo!

Equal parts creepy and fascinating, but I promise you won’t be able to stop watching Rino Stefano Tagliafierro’s classic 2D paintings come to life.

As mad as it sounds, I’ve long considered that I would actually be pretty unhappy to win the lottery. This month I was chuffed to read Fifi’s post on why manifesting a lottery win won’t actually bring you happiness. I knew it! And I also love this girl’s posts – she’s the living example of content being king when it comes to blogging, and even though she only posts a couple of times a month, you can bet it’ll always be a great read.

And from my other Blogcademy babe Miss West End Girl, a exploration of why it’s still shameful for a woman to have tattoos. And love them. Such a doll.

And whilst we’re on the subject of kickass women, how better than to finish with a list of the seven most kickass women you’ve probably never even heard of?

This video has done the rounds on Facebook, Twitter and a whole host of other blogs during the month of January, but when I watched it I couldn’t help be moved too. You’ve probably already seen this, but make sure you take a moment to watch it again. This lady is remarkable.

I’ve shared posts from Midlands Musings before, but Keri is a master of words so you’re getting another today. The Modern Condition is perfection: “Pay to get away from it all. Pay to be able to sit in silence. Pay people to listen to your problems. Pay for water in bottles and for fresh, organic vegetables that you could grow yourself.” This lady is astute.

This is hypnotising. The lines of nature.

If I kept count of the amount of times I proclaimed to Google “I just want to be happy” it would number in the hundreds. Here’s one of the best answers I’ve found.

And to finish up today’s post, the best thing I’ve read on the internet so far this year. It had me chuckling all the way through. If you live in London or ever have, are familiar with the tube or just want a good laugh, this one is for you: The Definitive Ranking of London Tube Lines.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Jordie March 1, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Your blog is very cool. So many interesting/inspiring things you find. Thanks.

    And your birds are beautiful!
    I’m into birds, too. I’m in Canada, where the birds are a bit different, so it’s fun to compare :)

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