I adore the trend, fashion and color inspiration that The Ultra Bright generates. It’s super cool that they’re a global collective that focuses on local lives and local habits and how they affect our perception of color. Additionally, I think it’s awesome that they offer free content to the general public too! Their word for the Spring Summer 2014 season? HARMONY. Wanna to read all the details? Check out their website HERE!
This may seem like some sort of wild CGI-meets-Alfred-Hitchcock kind of thing. But it’s not; I double checked and it’s totally legit (Thank you, Philippe Lavaux, for creating this mini film!). Yes, these are real birds, doing some sort of improbable sky dance over the Provence landscape. Apparently, this is a December-March ritual for the little birds, so I’ll miss it this trip… but it gives me a great excuse to come back. Oh, you may notice that there’s just a link below, rather than the embedded video; sucks, but it’s just as well; click and you’ll be taken to vimeo where you can watch it in HD, as it was meant to be viewed. I know that’s a drag, but just do it anyway. (Just in case you’re overwhelmed by the urge to geek out about this after watching, click HERE to learn more about the birds from the folks at the BBC)
Since I’m in Geneva, I thought we’d celebrate a Swiss artist today. Then I realized there wasn’t a single track in my music library that fit that bill. As I started exploring the possibilities, I made a magnificent discovery; Switzerland’s Sophie Hunter. Egad – how have I not heard her before? She’s brilliant! Brilliant as in I bought entire albums instead of just a few favorite tracks. Give it a go and let me know what you think! Travelogue by Sophie Hunter from the album 1983, 2010.
Have you noticed that the Swiss cross has been showing up everywhere lately? (As always, click to shop!)