JIMIN: hobbies that I do are billiards, bowling and playing computer games all together at a house with friends. when we play, it’s different who wins, but it’s certain that I do the worst no matter what
SUGA: when it’s vacation time, I try to do things that people say are ordinary (to do). It’s important to me to go to a cafe alone or meet up with friends or just a casual every day routine. because it’s a vacation, I think it’s important to spend it relaxing, rather than planning to do something special
V: I listen to several types of music, regardless of genre… classic, jazz, opera, R&B, hip hop, EDM. right now my favourite is especially Hisaishi Joe’s ‘Summer’. dadadadan~(starts to sing) I want to listen to piano performance live one day
JIN: because Jungkook said that he’s going to learn the drums in his free time on the world tour, I started to play guitar too. but since he can’t carry the drum set around with him on tour, in the end it was just me who kept practicing from bringing the guitar (laughs) I play our songs like spring day and butterfly. one day I want to show it on stage
JHOPE: recently, my hobby is collecting figurines. nowadays, things that i’ve been collecting is called “deck of skate boards”. since there are a lot of colourful designs, it’s nice just looking that them. sadly there’s no way to ride them outside
RM: the thing that I’m consumes with right now is learning Japanese. I’m watching the drama “late night restaurants” as it’s easy to understand the dialogue. getting in touch with nature is one thing that is a way of changing the mood. I go for a walk in a park that’s close by or if i have time I go far until I reach the sea.
JK: recently, I enjoy playing FPS games. I spend about 3~4 hours every day playing so time flies in that moment (laughs) and I always listen to music. I listen to exciting music like future bass but more than that I like melodies that make my mind become calm and the and the quietness of the quite sad atmosphere.
2. favourite fashion and things in fashion you always uphold
JIMIN: once I find a fashion that I think is good, I’ll buy clothes similar to that for several months. right now I like simple fashion, such as shirts with slacks and white shirts and denim (jeans?). since I haven’t decided what fashion to do this summer…. I think I should shop and and think carefully because once I start to buy things, I tend to buy a lot of it (laughs)
SUGA: rather than having a lot of different types of clothing, I rather have an attachment to things I like and use them for a long time. I think that after debut, I’ve worn thousands of clothing that are expensive that are my preference. since I want to be a person hat looks special even just wearing ordinary things, I choose to wear simple clothes. other than that, because I don’t like to show my skin, I wear long sleeves in the summer too
V: the item I wear most often is shirts. I have several shirts that go from simple to unusual print designs. I like the Boston bag too that I bought from New York in spring. I will use it carefully!
JIN: I like neat and simple fashion. when I go to places where a lot of people see me, I try to wear as many things that I received as gifts as possible. because I think if i were them, i’d feel really happy to see precious person wearing something that I gave to them
JHOPE: I try to do styles that express me well, that are not too easy going, and not too loud either. I plan to deliver a fashion that looks cool this summer. but I haven’t been shopping since I purchased a street brand fur jacket last winter…
RM: I pick clothes that are a good style whilst having a comfortable feeling. I didn’t have confidence in my style since I didnt dress well skinny but after debuting everyone told me that my legs are pretty and long, so I challenged it. the person out of the members that dresses well, if it’s not me (laughs), is JHOPE. he’s good at matching items.
JK: I like big shapes (silhouette) like parkas, and I like the colour black. I wear similar clothes in the summer too. the genre is different but I think that RM and JHOPE dress cool
3. favourite scents?
JIMIN: the scent of flowers and meat is cooking. because I like the smell of nature more, I don’t really wear perfumes well. I currently use the scent of a diffuser that’s refreshing. but J-HOPE who is my roommate, prefers scents like this more than me
SUGA: I like perfumes that have a sweet smell but I don’t use just one kind of perfume since I only wear it occasionally, depending on the mood of that day. I like to drink coffee, when I smell the scent of it my mind becomes relaxed. coffee is like a substitute for water to me.
V: in many cases I select a refreshing scent or a scent that I relax to. I use several types to match the mood or fashion
JIN: I use sweet perfumes that linger softly. if I were to give an example, the soft feeling is like the texture of candy floss. but the smell isn’t candy floss itself (laughs)
JHOPE: since i’m very sensitive to smells, it’s only natural that I spray perfume. before I got to bed, I use a diffuser all the time that’s in our room with the sweet smell of body lotion. from our vacation in hawaii in april, i bought kona coffee powder but i tried using it as quadrant substitute
RM: smell of natural fabric softener. and I spoke with jungkook, and the smell of Japan buildings (laughs) especially the airport. when we got here we all said together “we’ve arrived in Japan!”
JK: the smell of green or the wind when spring arrives. one day in spring, I listened to music and rode a bike down the river together with RM and V, so when the distinctive air of spring arrives I feel happy and excited because of that day
4. Japanese movies, dramas, manga etc that have stuck in your memory?
JIMIN: I have seen almost all well-known manga and anime. recently I bought the novel “between calmness and passion” at the bookstore. I look forward to reading it!
SUGA: The best manga throughout my life is slam dunk! I must’ve read it over a hundred times since I read my favourite ones repeatedly. when I was young, most of the things that I watched were Japanese anime
V: recently I’ve watched all of 'we married as a job’! I like the scene where the protagonist gives a hug to the other guy who she has a marriage contract with, on every Tuesday. I remember seeing the male actor in somewhere else, I was surprised to find out that he was Hoshino Gen, an artist that I listen to often on a average day. I love the song 'every day life’ the most. I’m also practicing the love dance from the ending of the drama
JIN: I like Japanese anime’s a lot so when I was a trainee I watched one piece or bleach every week. recently I’ve been obsessed with the manga about high school volleyball called haikyuu, so I read that often
JHOPE: I really like Otsaku Ai’s 'Sakuranbo’. I listen to YUI’s song often too.
RM: I listen yo AK-69 or KOHH, Sakamoto Ryuichi, Yuhki Kuramoto’s music. I like movies that are directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. I became captivated by his calm outlook on the world that he films. If his movies screen in korea, I will certainly go.
JK: I like Japanese anime’s, I’m currently watching the same one as Jin too, haikyuu. and it’s helping me learn Japanese too!
Paolo Pettigiani is an Italian graphic designer and photographer from Turin of 24 years, based in New York. Recently settled in New York, he decided to to capture with poetry a surprising collection of pictures of Central Park’s landscapes, in an ongoing series namedInfrared NYC.
A venture starts .. another meter comes down .. another effort to start again .. and another bunch of fresh ideas and people to work with ..
First days are the worst temperamentally - how will it go, the scene the make up the director crew all .. will there be expectation, apprehension, will we be able to do it, has the right decision been taken .. and the uncertainty of all at the end of the day ..
Film and film making as a profession .. is it does it really spell the fortune bells ..?
Come visit us someday .. feel the effort, the dedicated crew, the team that produces and organises, and then the temperature .. in the mid 40′s today .. no I am not complaining .. I am from the heat, from the means that did not permit the cooling temperament of the many that were .. I am ‘gudari ka lal’ ..spoken so often about it .. wrapped in the commonest and the most mediocre, we are of spirit that bends, tolerates, gives in utmost servility .. we are they ..
No humbling here .. or effort to seek sympathy - samvedana - no none of that .. just a thought for them that do not visit and come in knowledge of ..
there is 33 years of Sharaabi .. there is 16 years of Ek Rishta .. Sharaabi designed some 38, 000 feet above sea level on a flight from New York, to Trinidad & Tobago for a concert tour of mine .. where Prakash Mehra was in attendance .. somewhere over the and past the ‘pan handle’ of USA, about some distance from Cuba and approaching the Caribbean islands .. that is when exactly the film was discussed .. and on return its initiation .. the working discussions with Prakash ji, its timings and length, its immaculate writing, its moments of scenes, the music which Prakashji always excelled in .. and so much more …
Then there is Ek Rishta.. the first film with Akshay .. a warm affectionate film .. at a time when the KBC fever was quite prominent … and the quick getaways by the cast to catch the show in between the shots ..
And to day it is the first day of ‘102 not out’ .. sweltering heat and out in the open .. rushing back to the van not for rest but to change the garments that drip with the liquids of sweat .. and yes remember .. its sweat for men, and perspire for women .. never make the mistake of uttering women sweat !! You may get hit .. !! Hahahahahah ..
5:00 in the morning again .. and alarm set for it ..
“The Voice of Spring.” D.L. Glover, Sc. from The Poetical Works of Felicia Hemans. Complete in One Volume. With a Memoir, By Mrs. L. H. Sigourney. A New Edition, from the Last London Edition, with all the Introductory Notes. Elegantly Illustrated from Original Designs. New York: W. I. Pooley, 1868.
Lisa Folawiyo (@lisafolawiyo) is one of the best-loved designers in the African Fashion industry, a pioneer in the popularity of beaded ankara and internationally known for her fashion labels under the Jewel by Lisa umbrella, namely Jewel by Lisa, the J label and Pretty Precious kids collection. Although her work has been featured worldwide, from Lagos Fashion and Design week to New York Fashion Week, Folawiyo emphasises the notion of looking more inward rather than internationally for recognition.
Guardian life caught up with Folawiyo for a chat to celebrate International Women’s Month and find out more about her progression as a fashion designer in the Nigerian high society.
In a world focused on youth and beauty, New Jersey figurative painter Michael De Brito takes his creative cue from all that is homely, comfortable and comforting—namely his Portuguese grandmother’s ever-open kitchen and welcoming table that come with a constantly reconfiguring, but full and fascinating, cast of characters.
Michael DeBrito’s paintings document evocative group gatherings, characters in solitude, unconventional portraits and ominous still lifes. His paintings display an acute sensitivity to human interaction in conventional settings. The characters contribute to a sense of conflicting moods and dissonance or provoke the viewer by forcing eye contact. There is a voyeuristic element to his works which are rarely staged and capture everyday life that are at once nostalgic, foreboding, and deeply complex open-ended scenes. His works mark an authoritative departure from traditional figurative art while preserving a recognizable influence from historical epochs.
Michael De Brito received his degree from Parsons School of Design and did postgraduate work at New York Academy of Art. Since 2004, he has been awarded Best of Show from the Audubon Artist Annual Exhibition as well as the Allied Artists of America 92nd Annual Exhibition.
Summary: Shea Coulee is supposed to be a fashion designer, NOT an assistant campaign manager, but when she finds herself out of school with no job, she’s forced to take a position working for Trinity Taylor– just in time for the election, with a cute boss, a lot of events to go to, and a secretary that won’t stop calling everybody “sis,” Shea realizes that maybe, just maybe, she’s exactly where she’s supposed to be. Warnings: (past) abusive relationship), homophobia in future chapters.
A/N: Alright, here we go! I’m back at it again with a new chaptered fic, and I’m super duper excited! In this, Sasha is a campaign manager for Trinity Taylor, who’s running for New York governor, Shea ends up being her assistant, and madness ensues.
Hopefully, I’ll be able to get out an update every week, but I wouldn’t swear to it.
Also, I am writing Sasha’s perspective of “To Be Alive” but it’s being very difficult, so that could still be awhile.
*This is also published on ao3 under the name “itwilleatyourbabies"
Sculptor, ceramist, and tableware designer Russel Wright built his home in Garrison, New York, in the 1950s. Design influences from Japan stemmed from a trip to Asia in 1955. The kitchen, shown here, features windows that look out upon rocks that lead up to Wright’s studio. The ceramics are nearly all of his design.
When I put out this challenge in … April? I think? I completely underestimated what a challenge these prompts would be. I’m working on them I promise!
Anyway, all my love to @hedgiwithapen for encouraging me to go full angst.
Hopeless Hearts Just Passing Through
The summer storm had rolled in fast enough that Iris paused to text Cisco from her parked car, as rain drummed madly on the roof. Is this Weather Wizard?
It’s meteorology, not a meta
Somehow I doubt you’re L-ing at all, much less OL
She shook her head and stuck the phone back in her purse. She didn’t know why she bothered to try and fool people anymore.
She watched the rain hammer down for a few minutes, sheeting down the windshield, blurring the world outside. She watched hopefully for lightning, but there was nothing. She sighed.
She debated over whether to subject her hair to the pouring rain, or the knockoff designer handbag that Wally had brought back from New York City for her. She decided the handbag could take it. She dashed through the downpour, holding it over her head, splashing through puddles in the parking lot that soaked her to her knees, and gained the safety of the lobby doors, breathless. She huddled under the awning, watching the rain again. She was soaked in random patches all over her body.
Barry would have whisked her through the raindrops, she thought, and clutched the door for a moment.
Sometimes she thought she had to stop thinking like that. Sometimes she thought that thinking like that was the only thing that kept her sane.