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“ in life, very few things are priceless and many others are costly distractions. invest yourself in your most valuable treasures every day. [joy b]
“ Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.
“ The company you keep is contagious. amaze yourself with the life you CREATE by choosing wisely.
“ stop looking for what you want. let it find you. this is key.
“ Be bold enough to adapt, evolve & reinvent yourself. Resuscitate the life back into your life. Follow, do & be surrounded by what you love. Stay inspired so you can be an inspiration. Tell status quo & societal norms to go fuck themselves. Seize the life of your wildest dreams. Create your happiness. -Joy B.
“ To achieve something that you have never achieved before, you must become someone that you have never been before. -Les Brown
“ You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” -Maya Angelou
joie de vivre. be inspired.
Oh you fit & fancy, huh.
Dear Mizz Fit,
Your manifesto inspired me today. Truly, it embodies my approach to fitness & life. Thank you for your existence. Rad people make the world a better place. Pass it on..
“Women who work out, feel sexy and radiate confidence.
Who embrace their inner jock and fashionista as one.
Who are proud to sweat and accessorize (a lot).
Who are determined, consistent and open-minded.
Who crave new challenges and know how to have fun.
Who love their bodies in and out of their workout clothes.
Who push hard, cheer loud and never give up on a dream.
Who inspire us to feel great and cherish who we are.”
This goes out to all my fellow fitness whores who live out loud!
be happy. live life. now.
What is Blik? Blik is sick.
Look around your living space. Are your walls such a snore, it literally puts you in a narcoleptic state? Blik has just the solution to your woes: removable wall art. Let me rephrase that. RAD-movable art.
When I say art, I’m not talking about royalty-free generic graphics. Yaaawn. No way, no how. At Blik, you’ll see street art and up & coming talent from the likes of Upper Playground & Threadless. Think of these wall decals as a giant t-shirt for your wall. Forget art behind glass. Free them from boring frames. Let your walls go commando!
Oh baby. David Bray’s modern mother nature. Isn’t it “jumping-up-&-down-on-the-couch” cool? Hellmuthafuckyeah. This is a true life photo of my wall. It is the radness. Every time I enter my living room I see this. It inspires me. It makes me admire art + nature more than I already do. It makes me feel powerful. It makes me happy to look at something beautiful. The owl reminds me that it’s okay to be nocturnal.
Speaking of nocturnal, I stayed up past 4:30 a.m. shellacking this on my wall all by myself. Due to its size, it’s advisable to have a second pair of helping hands to do the job. But if you’re OCD like me and can’t wait to slap it on your wall, just know..it’ll be a while. This one in particular has to be put on transfer style. Yeah, like those temporary tattoos, minus the water. Except this is easily 1,000 times the size. Note the little crack head details of the dandelion wispy’s flying in the wind. Those were fun. Well worth it, though.
This silhouette piece surrounds a mirror and comes in a variety of sizes. For me, bigger is better. Not for everything. But in the case of art, make it larger than life.
Dia de los Muertos piece by Saner. You won’t find this at Bed Bath & Beyond (thank God).
Butterfly Gun by Sam Flores. I want this. Art+girl+guns. What’s not to want? I’ve been a long time fan of his work. Take a look at his website and you will be, too.
Little fish > big fish. Strength in numbers. Don’t worry. The graphic comes in 6 pieces. You don’t have to assemble all of the 10,000 fish into a perfectly formed shark on your own. Blik has your back.
They also have simple, clean designs like this. Bet you can keep this bonsai alive with little to no maintenance. My kind of plant.
Love these. They’d look great in a boutique or salon as well. You pretty much can’t go wrong with ornate silhouettes. They never go out of style.
What you get when cookie monster & ms. pac man have babies. A cookie eating pac man. Awesome.
Panda bears. Little elves with crazy hair. Need I say more?
You can let a tree grow into your living room without the guilt or expense if an actual tree came crashing through your walls. Not to mention you can have black birds as faux pets. They won’t poop, chirp or do any of the annoying things a real pet bird does.
See? Blik can do it all. That’s why I heart their faces. And I don’t even know what those faces look like. Don’t matter. They’re rad. The end.
“ the things you’d least expect to happen. the things you weren’t looking for. the way things turn out to be exactly what you wanted without you even knowing it. expect the unexpected. #omniacausafiunt
words to live by in 2011 & always. happy on-to-the-next-one day.
simple. true. live & learn.