collected, weekly

Happy Monday! It's a fresh week and I'm feeling rejuvenated and organized, which has been no easy task lately. It's the last week to get some work done before heading out of town for a two week spring break, so I thought I'd start the week with a few things that are inspiring me.

the list (clockwise)................................................................................

1•

This space

from a note on design completely drew me in. I struggle with

meditation

, but feel like I could really clear my head here.

2•

Graphics

,

graffiti

, and

big bold shapes

are catching my eye.

3•

A museum in the mind of someone contemplating the sky

 by Dale Megan Healey is a beautifully written essay about James Turrell's installation called

Meeting

, at MoMA PS1. In one of my favorite paragraphs she writes, 

I admit that I mostly go to PS1 just so I can sit inside Meeting. I enter the building and try to look like I’m moving slowly through the galleries, contemplating the sculptures and video installations like everyone else, when really I just want to run up the stairs into that cold, bright room. Meeting is a permanent installation, and I sometimes don’t want to take the time to be moved by something new. I want to go straight to where feeling something is guaranteed.

4• I liked the cleverness of 

Nina Katchadourian's

Sorted Books Project

. She searches through collections of books, clustering titles to create witty sentences, unlikely groupings, and book spine poetry. She got her start while studying and trying to put into practice the theory that art lives in the everyday and is located in unlikely places.

And speaking of books, I thought

this article

in the New York Times about the battle of the bedside table was great. Social scientists say that bedrooms are honest spaces and your real self lives on your night stand and in the books you keep there. So true.

5• Want to see the hardcopy precursor to Pinterest? This video on Nowness is an interview with photographer Taryn Simon who has created a series of works inspired by The Picture Collection. It's an archive of 1.2 million prints filed in over 12,000 folders labeled with beautiful terms like handshakes, sunlight, swimming pools and waiting. As someone who still collects torn-out images, someday I will enter that room.

6• Love this print by 

Ky Anderson

.

7• I've been living in a similar

outfit

lately. I still prefer my skinnies, but boyfriend jeans are giving me a relaxed springtime look.

8• The simplicity and lines of 

this painting

by Piet-Mondrian is perfection.

What are you loving lately?