Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Like scrapbooking, but less dorky.

While I don't usually flip through fashion mags for crafty lifestyle tips, I found a lovely little gem in British Vogue.
...since high school, I've always kept a "date book". I put everything in it - pictures, plane tickets, concert and movie tickets. It's like a visual map of my life. - Charlotte Ronson, designer
I love this idea! I'm still an old school devotee of the calendar book and I shove everything in there. I've never thought to keep fun souvenirs permanently attached, though. I do have an almost pathological fondness for color coding. I can't wait to see what it looks like to add in more color and texture and memory! It reminds me of one of my favorite books of all time. The Journey Is The Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon is the journal of a young man who was killed in the early 90's while working as a photographer/stringer in Somalia. His mother published his journal after his death. He collected pictures and all kinds of random things, pasted them in his journal and then painted over them. It's beautiful and creative and his life was fascinating.

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