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About: the good life near mountains, oceans and lakes.

Vancouver.Ashfield.Montreal.Charlottetown.and the spaces in between.
These things happen.

These things happen.

Setting the table.  #vscocam (at Milwaukee Art Museum)

Setting the table. #vscocam (at Milwaukee Art Museum)

Found where I was staying, then walked one block and found this. Hiiiii Milwaukee! (at Hi-Fi Cafe)

Found where I was staying, then walked one block and found this. Hiiiii Milwaukee! (at Hi-Fi Cafe)

Hello highways

Going on a road trip in just over a week!


All through the roadside eccentricities and folk art environments of Wisconsin. That’s right. Wisconsin.

I’m so excited that I wrote my itinerary, in a way that probably only I will read and appreciate but nevertheless it feels GOOD.

This is it:


Saving Taiwan’s Rainbow Village

To view more photos and videos from Taiwan’s Rainbow Village, explore the 彩虹眷村 Rainbow Village location page.

In the hills outside Taichung in western Taiwan, a tiny village shines with bursts of color.

Every day, an elderly veteran—known locally as Grandpa Rainbow—adorns the walls of a former veterans’ retirement home with colorful paintings. His work has led to the town’s nickname: Rainbow Village. The village is under threat of demolition for development, but locals continue to petition for the relics to remain while avid Instagrammers travel to see Grandpa Rainbow’s intricate handiwork.

Dear Instagram, I am very into this. Thank you.


Blobby: now online for your viewing pleasure.

My goal with this film was mostly to make people feel something. The question of why I made the end so sad has come up a few times in showing this film to others. The best answer I can give is that I enjoy telling stories that are a little bit tragic, because let’s face it, life is a little tragic. Too often films, especially animations, are cute and happy and wholly one dimensional. 

I like making animations that are a bit darker. Maybe I’m a little sadistic. I want to make people feel a little bit sad, but I also want to make them laugh, and maybe evoke an “awww” or two. All in the span of two minutes and seven seconds. 

So watch my film, feel some feels.

Talented best friend alert!!! Feeling all the feels right now!

(via mfmfmf)



Quiet white moment at The Bird’s Nest on Sunday #vancouver

Quiet white moment at The Bird’s Nest on Sunday #vancouver

Several Altitudes of Not Talking
You are part of other people but not
like them. You live in a little wooden box
and wake up with your face
in your palm and some sunlight.
Which is a sign of resignation but not
for you. Which is part of what I meant
by trying to effect change
in myself and also talking. By describing
to you that before a city can become
spectacular its buildings must put on
an iron gown. And then some workers
climb all around it. And it is like having
no teeth because you are waiting
for better teeth. I tell you I am very attached
to my old teeth. In a game called all of this
is hypothetical I did not once slide
my teeth across the table. I do not
even remember what you offered
as the hypothetical exchange for a life
where I only drink soup. There were
some girls on their bikes
and wind. There were some people
reuniting after many years apart or just
a day. You were not like everyone else
making demands with wild
gesticulations. I thought about maybe
trying to sharpen my knowledge
of jokes. I thought about really
needing a hug. A very important car
with sirens rumbled by and sounded
exactly right.
- Wendy Xu

No winds or rains caress the moon’s dead face.

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