Hope - I put together this vision board together one morning in 2011; when I woke up too early at my friend's house. My friend's mother was awake & offered to read my taro cards. The card I picked was Hope. At the time my mother was very sick & it really felt like hope dead non existent, so this card really resonated with me. After, we decided to put a vision board together & one of the first words my eyes saw was Hope. If you are currently in a dark place, please remember; where there is life, there is Hope.
The @virgilabloh X @louisvuitton Tokyo pop-up, sold faster than the @supremenewyork tie-up with sales in the first 48 hours 30 percent higher than last year's luxury skate collaboration, so it seems Virgil has the midas touch including launching a new jewellery line under his own name taking to @instagram to share pictures of his new endeavour showing a box labelled as “Recycled Jumbo Paper Clips” and another of the designer himself wearing a necklace fashioned from paper clips by the brand “Virgil Abloh”.
🔺 @clifeyouth We carry God’s presence not only as a benefit to ourselves but also as a ministry tool so that we can more readily reach out to others. God’s presence flowing in and through us will be a testimony of His love to those we come in contact with. People will recognize God’s presence in us and will see the joy that we carry and will want it. It will also help us to be more sensitive to the needs of those around us. Be a carrier of God’s presence and watch as he fills you up with all the fullness of himself! 🔺
Amaro = Bitter ~ Sharpness of taste, lack of sweetness ~ marked by intensity or severity Been having lots of moments lately where the various things I’m studying connect ~ some real AHA shit. food, earth, culture, politics... they really can’t be separated. for example, a lot of herbalists have been doing work with bitters, and rightfully so, it’s such an important flavor for us to consume for the vital function it plays in our digestion, and it’s also largely absent from the standard American diet (SAD indeed). I’ve been experimenting with different recipes for an Amaro I plan to make this spring and I came upon some really interesting information about the history and use of bitter greens in Sicilian food, another area I’m constantly digging into. . I cook a lot of Sicilian food but am often limited in the ingredients I can find and have to make adjustments, often those ingredients being the bitter components. Of course I’m familiar with amaro and it’s history as an aperitif/ digestif, but I hadn’t realized how deeply this flavor is imbedded in Italian/ Sicilian food. And like most delicious food I can think of, it of course originated with poor people. Out of need in an agricultural state they couldn’t afford to partake in, they foraged for these wild greens, embracing the most remote, least valued, and often disregarded taste: bitterness. Out of need they figured out how make use of these bitter greens in a way that elevated the other flavors in the recipes. Those peasant traditions have completely shaped what Sicilian food has come to be. To this day bitterness plays a lead role in their food alchemy. . I love this and I love that I found out this deeper connection I have to this flavor and my culture. I gravitate towards bitter even though I have definitely had to acquire the taste... but I didn’t necessarily know why. We all have this ancestral connection to land, food, taste. I’m trusting my body more and more to lead and the reasons for what I do always follow closely behind. I’m going through seeds, prepping beds, building... this years garden is going to be so wild, so bitter, a little poison 🕸🌝🌱🐝
I can’t wait to get stuck into @jzwinepeek brilliant new book ‘The Chinese Wine Renaissance’ - a close up look at Chinese wine 🍷 🇨🇳- past, present and future. Huge congrats again Janet - great to celebrate with you and thanks Michael and team @pandafinewine for a wonderful and varied line up of Chinese wines. Here’s to the (very promising) future of Chinese wine! #thechinesewinerenaissance#janetwang#penguinbooks
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@virgilabloh X @off____white Fall 2019 Mens collection "Public Television" was the standard lineup of sportswear staples rather than aiming for reinvention. “You get better through repetition, more focused,” Abloh said. “I’m finding my voice, which is what happens when you repeat.”
On Sunday 3rd February at 3,30pm, The Pound Project is running a workshop at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival. For exclusive tickets for just £6 follow the link in bio. - Held in the city's beautiful art gallery, we'll be covering the power of ideas, and using a range of provocative source material to help participants come up with original and compelling stories. - By the end of the session, everyone will write a narrative of 100 words or less. And we intend to share the best ones with our followers. - It is suitable for all abilities and ages, and it is a great excuse for a couple of hours in the centre of Wolverhampton, where the arts scene is blossoming! - Hope to see you there and act fast as the tickets will sell out.