Sunday, October 27, 2013

slow sunday

Ahhh Sunday. I feel like its already a characteristically slow day, it is after all the day of rest and many people get the luxury of spending it that way! This will be a new series where I will share some things going on in my life and in the world of the slow movement. 

Slow Reading:


I have been reading this Y.A. book series I got for my birthday called The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. It is freaking incredible. Stiefvater is an amazing story teller that has you so sucked in that you can hardly think of anything else. I love a YA series were boys take the main stage and the Raven Boys is just that (don't worry there is a girl front and center too!). This is very dark, twisty with lots of the occult. Taking things from dreams, being best friends with a ghost and searching for a mythical king all while struggling with the day to day life of high school students are just a few of the things that happen in this series. If you are into fantasy and like a well written book this is for you. Even if you don't dabble in the Young Adult world I highly recommend this series. Put on a pot of tea and call yourself in sick because you won't want to put these down until you finish. 

Slow Fashion: 

John Bartlett and Ruthie Davis have partnered to make a vegan shoe line called Ruthie Davis (Heart) (the original article was found on Ecouterre, a great site if your interested in eco-fashion). You may remember some of John's stuff if you have been reading my blog for awhile in the year (Day FortyTwo, Day OneHudredFiftyEight). I bought the pig shirt. I love his tiny tim fund design which is the design on these shoes. Davis already has a wonderful vegan eco-friendly line of shoes and this partnership makes me ECSTATIC. Eco-friendly comes with a price though, all designs start at about $400. They will be available in Spring 2014. Better start saving my pennies now!

Slow Art: 

There are a few definitions of slow art. The one I like advocates an appreciation for art work itself, as opposed to a rapid, flitting witnessing of it. I used to be heavily involved in dance in high school and college, so this piece of work by MIT professor David Gifford with graduate student Adrian Dalca and the Boston Ballet is VERY moving to me. Combining time lapse photography and slow motion this piece captures what makes dance so complex and beautiful. The time-lapse sequence highlights the geometry and synchronicity that is required of the group as a whole, while the slow motion shows the individuals specific grace. It is a stunning piece I hope will be seen by people everywhere. Definitely different from most time-lapse photography which captures city motion and landscapes. Seriously spend the 2:45 and actually watch it, its wicked cool. 

Slow Blogs:

mnmlist (aka the minimalist). I am fully obsessed with this blog. The minimalist is a practical blog about slowing life down. This specific post I screen captured is about the dangers of reading about what other people are doing. In the blogging world this happens all to much so this was a great reminder! Each post is under 400 words which makes them super easy to read. My only issue is he does not post enough!!! He posts 1-2 times a month. Which is very characteristically slow but I am in love with his view point and I find myself wanting more. Part of the struggle trying to live a slower lifestyle is to just enjoy what I have been given. So instead I find myself going back to these posts over and over again to read them. 

Here's to a Slow Sunday! 


  1. ugh if one of my favorite bloggers posted 1-2 tmes a month i'd get an eye twitch haha. but then i guess it'd go against his slow mantra! and how cool that's a vegan shoe line- and a stylish one at that :)

    xo marlen
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  2. Loved this post so I think I'm going to really enjoy this series :) Thanks for sharing all these cool things!


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