Feeling tired and sluggish this Monday? We all do. We just need a jolt to make things go smooth.
I don’t loathe Mondays… intentionally. There are just things that happen on the weekend that may also be the cause of the Monday Blues. My favorite author Kurt Vonnegut talks about Blue Monday in one of his novels and it’s far from what you can imagine. Get over your blues. Regardless how tiring it may be, just keep your head up.
His book Breakfast of Champions is a tragic comedy that reflects real life. The humanist in Vonnegut always saw the good in people and in what surrounded him. He believed in being kind above all else. His satirical voice is like a backhand to reality. He was funny like that.
But the famed writer left nuggets of wisdom that I personally hold dear. To provide some kind of inspiration for you to get over your Blue Mondays, too; here they are:
“We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.”
“There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.”
A bright blue sky on a Blue Monday doesn’t sound so bad now, doesn’t it?
It's been a boiling, scorching, baking hot summer here in the Philippines since March, and believe it or not, I haven't been to the beach yet. I'm going to do something about that, but not without making another playlist for the trip! This time, I decided to make a mix inspired by the summer vacations of my younger days.
There are just days that you feel you’re colored black and blue. But somehow, you can still see beauty in the most unexpected moments. This series of photos from Silvia Grav silently communicates a tornado of kept emotions.
Any analogue enthusiast worth his salt will know what features an analogue photo needs to have to stand out in a sea of digital shots. And they might as well just stop looking for pixels in photographer Nastya Kaletkina’s work.
They're among the first things we see in a movie, yet they're also among the ones that we often overlook. For this week's dose of inspiration, we'll have a look at a number of lovely, elaborate movie titles from yesteryears.
Inspiration comes to us in different ways, in various forms, sometimes in unexpected ways. I've always been interested in the workspaces, processes, and things that inspire artists around the world, so I really enjoyed watching the short documentary detailing the creative world of a Venetian artist called Zaira.
So, how do you make a beautiful series of photographs? It’s simple – merge two already beautiful subjects like women and flowers the way photographer Lara Kiosses did with this amazing series of multiple exposure photographs.
Anyone who has ever wanted to live in a fantasy world should definitely see the amazing work of Alexandra Khitrova. Khitrova’s out-of-this-world illustrations can definitely make any dreamer’s eyes go wide with awe. See more of her work after the jump.
Once again we rely on good ol' history for that much-needed dose of inspiration to start the week with. This time, amazing circus girls take the spotlight through photographs by an equally talented female photographer, Nina Leen.