“If you have a voice: Learn it. Believe it when it shakes. Activate your humanity somewhere between building and repairing trust with it. Emotionally prepare it. Rest it. Grieve old language. Anticipate the loud thunder of new language. Fund it with love. Use it.”
-Melissa M. Tripp
What a process the above has been for me. My voice still shakes sometimes when standing up for myself and my beliefs, but I do it, because there is so much that using my voice is symbolic of: courage, strength, self-acceptance, growth, vulnerability, trust, self-worth, love, healing, intelligence, self-care, & moving forward with the knowledge that there is still work to be done.
I hope that we all find a way to learn and use our own individual voices singularly and collectively to make changes in the world when necessary. Micro or macro, every step is a step. -tM
Just as I gravitate toward simplicity when it comes to my wardrobe, I too am drawn to the less is more concept when it comes to the design of my space, and in particular the design of the washroom. I want the space to feel like and be just as naked as I am, free of clutter making room for the letting go of whatever I am carrying in mind, on body, or that is spiritually weighing me down.
It’s a place where I connect to myself, quietly, or sometimes in song, opening myself up to letting the water soften me, making me flexible once again. -tM
Graffiti inspired walls and stairs that speak. I am not certain I would be brave or daring enough, but I appreciate the bold sentiment and panache it brings to ones space. -tM
Leaning on and finding support in one another lightens the burden of life. -tM
What a strange and beautiful power there is in clothing. -tM
The art and skill of vintage cover art. When covers were just as intriguing as the words housed inside. -tM
I have always found it interesting to listen to what guides a person. Some turn to God, others to fortune tellers, dreamers interpret dreams, while others look for signs. Then there are those who go inward, connecting to their intuition.
Destiny and free will are the two major stake holders in what we choose to believe in and in turn how we choose to live our lives. We are endlessly looking for answers, in hope and in solution. -tM
This video still makes me laugh. And from time to time I still find myself singing the chorus. It’s a song once hearing, that you can never really walk away from. Yet another nostalgic moment and a reminder that fish heads are incredibly versatile. -tM
People will always judge, and they will never mind their own business. The masses will always have a need to react sanctimoniously. The key is being confident enough in oneself to not give a shit. -tM
This is a the way to use accents of colour to anchor a room. I love the way this space is peppered with red, from floor to feature walls. There is such purpose in this design. Money has nothing to do with taste, style or design. Cuba and its people have a beautiful way of expressing just that. -tM
Photo found at: Samo Tako, Tako, Tako… Link to source below.
“Night does not show things, it suggests them. It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness. It liberates forces within us which are dominated by our reason during the daytime.” - Brassai
Photography: Brassai | Paris, 1930’s
I have always appreciated her punk rock roots in design, and attitude. -tM
The more the world becomes fascinated with a life unobtainable, the more I gravitate toward its truth and actuality. Beauty, for me, exists simply. Its presence can be found in the space that life creates. -tM
Photography: Jamie Hawkesworth
Take time to observe the movement in life. Movement is life. Life is a process. -tM
Photography: 1. Unknown; 2. Unknown; 3. Habie Schwarz
The beauty of repetition in art and design, meditative in quality and eloquent in its tone, it raises our consciousness and takes us higher. -tM
“…but friendship has something I hope love has too: respect for others’ freedom. It’s not possessive.” -Éric Rohmer
Here are to those walks, those drives, those moments shared that seem to go nowhere but touch you everywhere, where words catch flight, pulsing further away but nearer still. -tM
Athens-based filmmaker Thanasis Tsimpinis’s poetic portrait of two lovers—entwined with a story about a deer.