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.
Shall we start with one of my favourite blogger posts of the month? I always feel like Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky is never that far away from nature and adventure, and this story about her grandmother’s parka is full of Alaskan spirit and history. Such beautiful photos too! This girl is blessed with perfect “wild girl hair”.
And whilst we’re on the topic of wild, aren’t these photos of the Dinka tribe just breathtaking? I’m transported to another place altogether when I look at them.
I remember reading this post at the beginning of March and it bringing tears to my eyes. Hummingbird is a heart-wrenching post about the conflicting emotions of parenthood.
From the age of about eight, I had a high bed. You know, a bed on stilts. I absolutely loved it, and used to dream of the day I’d be able to have a double high bed that I could climb into at the end of the day, or even better an attic loft bedroom. I’m still dreaming, but at least I can pin every single one of these images as inspiration.
If you’re bored of watching out-of-date, boring and cheesy in-flight safety videos when you go on holiday, then be grateful for Virgin. As well as being one of the best airlines to fly with anyway (in my opinion) they’ve also revolutionised their safety video and made it an experience you’ll look forward to, rather than dread.
Are you stuck in adolescent love? Perhaps it’s time for your relationship to grow up.
I stumbled across the Scout Project quite by accident, and now I’m desperate to earn my badges! Hello birdwatching patch!
Katie made this gorgeous little garden planter for her girls, and it’s one of the few DIYs that I’m itching to have a go at. I don’t even have any children, I just really love the idea of a plushie garden!
I like to think that tiny boat life has perfectly prepared me to move into my own house on wheels in the forest.
Have you ever heard about the practice of selling “lucky birds”? By the sounds of it, it’s anything but. I would empty my pockets to free as many as I could.
It’s okay though, if you need cheering up after that slightly depressing story then look now further than this: ten pictures of animals leaping in the air.
Or this wonderful story about the artist who paints groovy designs on the non-descript protective helmets worn by babies with flat head syndrome. I love the one that says “masterpiece in progress”!
Last week I watched this BBC documentary about Twitchers. A twitcher is a next level bird nerd, not just like me (diving to the window of my boat every time something splashes by in the water), but jumping in their car at the first opportunity and driving miles and miles to catch sight of a rare migrant bird. It’s a brilliant insight into what makes people tick.
Leo Babauta over at Zen Habits is back on form, asking us “what if you didn’t have to worry about yourself?”
And here’s another one from Elizabeth over at Delightfully Tacky. Not only am I obsessed with her hippie-esque fashion and tales of travelling across America in an old RV, I’m also in love with her adorable little corgi, Dusty.
As an anxiety suffer, knowing that these images are out there, doing the internet rounds and making more people aware is kind of comforting in a way.
I should imagine this will be a real polariser… would you want to read a book like this? Personally, I think I’d quite like to give it a go. Once you relax and stop trying to physically read, it actually becomes like second nature.
We’ve all had a sneaky go at one of those “jumping photos” (and failed…) but how about these wonderful iPhone pictures of being floating effortlessly through the air?
Twenty-two photos that prove why children need pets. I dare you not to go “awwww”.
I know a few people that would definitely go in for this crazy gadget, even with the hefty price tag! Video chat with your dog or cat from the office, and even dispense treats!
These detailed bird illustrations are incredible enough, without even considering that artist Rebecca Jewell has painted them on feathers! Absolutely stunning.
And finally, let’s call it a day by giggling at thirty of the naughtiest dogs. I think it’s their puppy dog eyes that make these “dog shaming” photos even more hopelessly adorable.