Saturday, January 21, 2012

My move has devolved into disaster and now seems impossibly stressful. In situations like these my go-to response is procrastination, utter avoidance and sleep however I am trying my best to forge onward. Doing things for myself like going to a yoga class or taking a coffee break have been playing their part as well, but eventually I'm going to have to suck it up and solve this problem. 

I've also realized that it takes an incredible amount of energy to try and conceal my inner panic and that it is okay that I'm feeling a bit shaky. Moving is stressful, leaving a place/home/life is sad and transitioning is difficult. 

Then I read this and was relieved to discover that I am not the only person who feels the way I do. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Just finished looking at the Best Typefaces of 2011. The fact that I don't understand typography lingo somehow made the descriptions of each font that much more entertaining.

 My faves are:



Sunday, January 8, 2012

I've spent the better part of this weekend contacting every moving and storage company I can find. I've spent the better part of the last month wondering and worrying over how the hell I'm going to get all of my stuff out of my apartment in Toronto and what I'm going to do with it. (Sell it there, store it there, ship it from there, move it here, store it here, drive it here...)

I can tell you that moving is more of a hassle than I remembered it being, and when moving involves long distances it is also far more expensive than I could have predicted it being. All in all I was so very pleased to find this video over on flyingbuttresses. It pretty much sums up the state of my life at this current juncture.

Found this photo on my friend Alan's blog. It's so wonderfully him and just a great shot.

via the paris apartment

Sunday, January 1, 2012


2011 was a rough one so I'm looking forward to a year that will kick last year's butt!

And as I look forward to the promise of a new year this is the song I'm humming in my head. It's my anthem du jour and my favourite song off Florence Welch's new album: