Juliet Sulejmani | April 11, 2016
How to be Danish – A journey to the cutlrual heart of Denmark, by Patrick Kingsley
Originally published in 2012
Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian’s migration correspondent, journalist, author
November 28 1881 – February 22, 1942.
I was in Avenue Bookstore in Albert Park about two weeks ago and this book caught my eye. I have been unconsciously looking for a book of it’s kind ever since I got to experience Danish culture through the wonderful women behind the blogs “UNGT BLOD” and “IDA LAERKE“.
This book gives you a great over view of Danish culture.
Kingsley has divided the book into 8 parts covering; education, food, design DNA, welfare, immigrants, Copenhagen, The Killing and Jutland.
I recommend the book to anyone who is curious about Denmark and I wish that there were a book like this for all the cities in the world.
The gist of the book for me was that Denmark is about being a collective nation. Everything that anyone does is for the benefit of everyone else and for the benefit of the country and also the world. Think low unemployment rate, think small gap between lower class and upper class, think world’s largest producers of windmills, think design innovation etc.
Some things I’m inspired to do after reading the book are; travel to Denmark, start riding a bike, think about ways that I can make a positive difference in the world, watch The Killing, go to NOMA and read more books on How to be Danish.
Notes and Quotes:
- “It’s no coincidence that the name of the Danes’ most famous export -Lego toys- is derived from the Danish words “leg godt”. Play well.” Page 19
- “The last two (debating and philosophy) are particulary important because the ability to articulate an argument is a key part of being an active citizen.” Page 22
- Lurpak Danish Butter, Page 27
- Rene Redzepi, Noma, Page 32
- Watch Borgen and The Killing
- Read, Being Danish by Richard Jenkins and Life Between Buildings by Gehl
- Copenhagen Cycle Chic Blog, Page 122
- “No. We dress for our destination, not our journey.” Page 122
Book 15 for 2016
by Juliet Sulejmani | March, 07 2016
Today is day one of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF).
VAMFF is a week long celebration of our countries finest established and emerging designers.
VAMFF will play host to a range of events and activities around the city that Melbourne’s fashion savvy folk, have been patiently awaiting and preparing for.
These are some of the events that we can look forward to-
- Runway Shows
- Click HERE to find the shows.
- Beauty Workshops
- Industry Seminars:
- Live Entertainment and more.
I went to my super chic friend Steph Jackson and asked her to put together some outfits that she would wear to fashion week, and here is her first look.
- Life With Bird, 3/4 sleeve jacket (find the jacket ‘HERE‘).
- Black, sleeveles, high neck top.
- Black waxy jeans with rips at the knees.
- Valentino, black rockstud pumps.
- Valentino, black rockstud pouch.
Juliet Sulejmani | November, 20 2015
I made it to a week of daily blogging. Amazing. I was kind of testing myself to see if I would actually keep doing it or if I would get bored and I’m finding it’s actually quite a fun thing to do. It kind of forces me to think about what I’m doing and what’s going on in my life, and that’s always a good thing.
An update on meditation.
I’ve meditated 2/2 days, it’s a start. I’ve really been enjoying Tara Brach’s guided meditations. I was used to doing 10 minute meditations, but I’ve realised I get much more benefit from doing the longer, 20 minute ones.
Lately I’ve been so busy with illustration work,
which is great, but I haven’t really been spending time on learning and practicing my drawing. And I feel like I’ve kind of lost my inspiration. A friend of mine gave me some advice and told me to go within, reconnect with Juliet, and to meditate. So I’m on the right track, I just need to make more time for experimentation.
I realised I started a fun project a while ago, #julietandherfriends, my goal was to draw something for every single one of my followers on Instagram. I’ve done 22 so far, (I’ve included some of them are the illustrations at the top of this post), I have a lot more to go, so I might use this project to experiment with and try some fun things.
So if you’re reading this and you also follow me on instagram, tag me in a photo that you’d like me to draw and I’ll add it to my ‘next to draw’ list.
[ Credits: Words and Illustration by me. ]
Juliet Sulejmani | November ,13 2015
Starting today, I will be blogging daily. Woo!
There won’t really be a theme, it will basically be me sharing things that I learn, or find interesting or what ever I’m obsessed with at the time. Like for example at the moment I’m obsessed with Casey Neistat and his Vlogs. He is actually the inspiration behind this challenge. I figured if a guy with a family and a new tech company, amongst other things, can create a 6-10 minute high quality vlog/movie daily, then I can at least do one post a day on my blog.
There will be no specific medium for this daily blogging routine. It will be what ever I feel like, so, words, lettering, illustration, film, animation, or all of the above.
Maybe I’ll come up with a challenge that I can document, or just daily life, which is something that I always try to make interesting.
I’ll try to post them at 8am everyday, I’ll also still be posting collaborations with my friends, hopefully I can get some more of those up soon!