Weekly Culture Roundup: cool threads, capsule clothing, and a tiny desk concert
So, the eclipse was a bit of a letdown in these parts (too cloudy), but I enjoyed every bit of the buildup. Check out a few TOTAL-ITY awesome things that happened on EARTH this week.
ART: Do you believe this embroidery from Game of Thrones costumes?!
Textiles are having a real heyday right now, what with yarn-bombing, stich n' bitching, and DIY wall weavings all over the darn place. My students love fiber art lessons like sewing, weaving, and knitting. I love teaching fiber artists, like Faith Ringgold and Darrel Morris, alongside the giants of Western art.
FASHION: Everlane relaunched their street shoe in new fall colors. And I'm the biggest sucker for everything they make.
So, I went ahead an bought myself these,
Had to have 'em, but they're a tad pricey, so that's IT! No more back-to school spending!
After that purchase and this post on a 6-piece work uniform, I was inspired to think about a work capsule with what I already own. I have the messiest job around, but an art teacher wants to mold young minds in style!
Are you working on your work wardrobe for fall? Let me know how it's going!
LIT: Everybody's talking about Jesmyn Ward's (Salvage the Bones, one of my late summer picks) new novel, that's set for a Sept. 5th release. It's supposed to be epic (like, literally, an Odyssey-style epic, and, also, really great).
Get a glimpse of the landscape that inspired the work and hear Ward describe it in this short video:
Little side note: Her style is supercool. Check it out in this video. Got me thinking all about red eyeshadow and fringe-y studded jumpsuits.
Finally, I'll leave you with this lovely poetic thought:
I hope your week is peaceful, magical, and full of tiny victories.
COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY MAYNARD OWEN WILLIAMS, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC