All posts tagged: pass it forward

Curated: A Weekly Digest 6

In the last week or so, my time has been spent poring over photography books and reading articles on the topic.  Discovering talented people (here, here and here), tools as well as, well, interesting things.  All in the name of research, of course, for an interview I was writing. Slipping in this shot from the uber talented @kthegroove as it brings to mind a movie pertaining to the life and trials of a certain scarred, young wizard. What I especially love about trawling the web is stumbling upon interesting bits and pieces. Logos with hidden messages, for instance.  Sidenote: Mashable unearths the coolest stuff #obsessed Or ceramics.  Which I used to think were only for ladies who sipped.  Or eccentric artistes like Gaga, perhaps, but not done this way.  Too cute. Speaking of tea cups, I would very happily take a swig of Drink Me potion for these darling little things.  Willingly forego my diet with nary a twinge of guilt for that which makes my heart sing. Still in the spirit of guilt-free moments …

Curated: A Weekly Digest 5

Hello weekend, I’ve missed you!!! That’s a picture I took of the three of us when we were at the Richmond Ave Farmer’s Market last weekend.  It was stellar.  And this weekend promises to be yet another epic affair because I’ll be at Macy’s Get Ahead Of The Curve event tomorrow afternoon, hosted by none other than Emme.  Who’s Emme?  Only the world’s very first plus size supermodel.  Hopefully, I’ll have photos as well as a few words with her to share come Sunday. For now, I leave you with some awesome sauce nuggets from around the world wide web. My admiration for Mr Obama grows.  The man has impeccable comic timing. How we really feel at art museums. Perhaps this will encourage my mum to get a Twitter account too. Awwwwwwwww. And I leave you with an adorable little girl called Willow who’ll charm you on Instagram all October long.   Enjoy your weekend. Love, Sheela

Curated: A Weekly Digest 4

Hello beautiful world. Hello beautiful people 🙂 Another long week which makes me even more thrilled with the prospect of a 3-day weekend.  Bliss. I’m running behind on practically everything so this is going to be short on words but packed with cool stuff for you to explore 🙂 I didn’t think it’d be possible but I’m quite taken by Ree. She makes me laugh. And her recipes are, well, rootin’ tootin’ good. No matter how smart the world becomes, there are still so many misconceptions surrounding gay and being gay. This is a wonderful, you-must-read-now piece on gay women, the stereotyping they’ve encountered and how they deal. Go on, read it. Nom nom chocolate. Apple flirts ever more with fashion. Grow up, woman. Do we really need another tome on street style? What do you think? So, you know how drinking juice right after brushing your teeth is truly gross-gusting? Did you ever pause to wonder why? The wacky genius of Warhol. Lather up. And this is on my must-try list for the weekend. …

Curated: A Weekly Digest 3

Ahhhh, it’s been a long hard week. The kind of week that has you cranking those lungs when Friday arrives and the weekend’s here, you know? What have you got in store for the next few days? Me? Loads of rest, I mean LOADS, stay in, watch home movies and just chill. Literally chill with some epic granita the man is whipping up. My fave? Cantaloupe. It’s October and October means National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There’s a sad truth in Elaine Schattner’s piece for Forbes that awareness of Breast Cancer and interest therein appears waned. As though it’s no longer in fashion. And, I’ll be the first to admit, the pink can overshadow the seriousness of the cause BUT before you cast the first stone, pink also radiates positivity, joy, and hope. This isn’t going to be a lengthy dissection of the topic but rather, a gentle reminder to all of us that we cannot, we simply cannot, allow Breast Cancer to slip from the world’s eye. And if it takes candy colours, so …

Curated: A Weekly Digest 2

Seven whole days have passed since my inaugural Random Love post and those seven days have been insane, insane, insane. First off, Eve was horribly ill and missed an entire week of school, which she then promptly had to make up for by going to school over an hour earlier every day for the ensuing week ~ a concept which does not sit well with me because it’s so counter-productive and that’s a catalyst for another blog post. Secondly, my man had knee surgery and was essentially unable to move or walk for the first few days. I love him with all of my soul and would do it again in a heartbeat but helping him, taking care of my baby and managing a full-time profession has left me just exhausted. Insert big, fat yawn 🙂 Onward ho with this week’s Random Love. I think you’ll really like my discoveries. Ever wondered why men become gynecologists?  I’ve always been stumped. Read why they do what they do here, explanations from 10 male female parts doctors. …

Curated: A Weekly Digest 1

When it comes to work, I try very hard to stick to a 9-to-5 mentality (although, do we ever shut off completely?), but am rarely able to actually take advantage of the freedom it offers.  This past week, however, has reminded me just how fortunate I am to be able to control my own schedule, and for that, I am grateful.  Here’s to never forgetting. Say hello to Pocket, the app previously known as Read It Later.  You know how it is.  Multiple tabs open for reading when we have a quiet moment to spare.  Post Its on every conceivable bare space.  Pocket is God’s gift to journalists, bloggers and just about everyone who utilises the Internet as the treasure trove of research it is.  It’s a smooth download, and an even smoother user experience.  All the stuff you want to check out tonight, tomorrow or over the weekend, gets saved in one location, easily accessible from the Pocket icon on your Sidebar.  Go on, download it.  You won’t be sorry. I’ve finally gotten around …