On a whim I wanted to see if anyone had created anything with one of my favorites songs of all time, Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra. Well, they did... and it's pretty amazing. Grab a drink, turn the lights down, take a seat, and spend a few minutes seeing the world through a lonely toy's eyes.
Also pretty awesome, go to Rainy Mood and then play the song in another window. Amazing! I can't ever get enough of this song.
I stumbled across The Goodwin Project through Elizabeth's blog The Littlest (who is partner to the The Flashdance). After living on the constant ebb and flow of the ocean in a lifestyle of simplicity and adventure, I'm always excited to see when people are chasing a similar quality of life. When I first started watching this I was in love with the filming style, editing, music, and words. Then I got jealous of the amazing adventure they're having, and then I became inspired that we have the ability to create whatever story we want to for our own family. It's something you just have to make happen, otherwise it'll slip away in complacency.
They're traveling the world and documenting their story. Follow them by visiting their website here, and make sure to watch the below in HD. Mind blowing.
My children will have no youth spent experiencing a modern society through technology, instead they will explore the world around them through touch, smell, sight, taste, sound, and appreciation for the beauty it holds and the stories of the people that inhabit it.
This playlist is so damn good! Mumford and Son's cover of Wagon Wheel? I'm going to be listening to it on repeat all day long. The cover of 99 problems may be a problem though in certain company, so don't play it around your grandmother. (Except mine, she's cool.)
I hadn't heard of dribbble before, but now I'm hooked. It's like a show and tell for designers, and you can browse tons of awesome work. It's perfect for finding inspiration for that next design, or finding someone to design it for you! Looks like I just found another way to procrastinate.... just what I needed.