So much reading to do! I was without a computer for several weeks and now have to catch up on all my favourite blogs and online magazines. Here are some of my favourite internet picks of the past weeks so far.
While I am very, very happy to no longer be a teenager, I am still addicted to classic teenage movies. So of course, I love this Compendium of Teenage Bedrooms on Screen. I might also use this for some inspiration for my future home…
As some of you might have noticed, I am quite obsessed with Instagram. Here are some useful tipps on how to take better photos with your phone while on the go. Because carrying that heavy camara with you all the time can just be so annoying: How To Take Your Travel Photos To The Next Level.
Some interesting learnings from one of the world’s most influential travel bloggers: 15 Secrets I Learned Along The Road To Freedom.
My favourite teenage feminists have published a cute, yet smart guide on How to Deal With Catcallers. Because NO, catcalling is NOT OK and unfortunately, we all have been and will be in situations where those tipps might come in handy.
The important questions in life: Would You Have Ended Up With Daniel Cleaver Or Mark Darcy?
You might have heard about the north Indian village Mawlynnong, in which women are in charge – one of very few matriarchic societies in the world. German photographer Karolin Küppel visited the village and took a series of portrait of its inhabitants, saying: “In the Khasi culture, (…) women and girls have a special standing in the society and, of course, this exceptional role ‘produces’ a great self-confidence. I did not want to do a classical documentary on their culture, but tried to capture this outstanding role somehow. I decided to make a portrait series of the girls because I was so impressed by their self-assured appearance and thought this must be how matriliny becomes visible.” Watch the beautiful slideshow over at the NY Times: Girls Rule in an Indian Village (via Rookie)
After two months without a computer, I have plenty of emails to catch up to. Luckily, my mailbox is not only full with overdue bills and other lame stuff, but also lots and lots of new music from “MailTape” – a weekly newsletter with the perfect tunes for a lazy Sunday morning. I will take the time to listen to all of them and already love this one.
One of my biggest pleasures in life is riding my bike around the city when the sun is out. So you can imagine my delight when I learnt how the rise of early feminism was connected to the invention of the bicycle. As one magazine from 1896 described it: “To men, the bicycle…was merely a new toy, another machine added to the long list of devices they knew in their work and play. To women, it was a steed upon which they rode into a new world.” – How The Bicycle Liberated Victorian Women & Kick-Started American Feminism (via Rookie)