May went by in a flash, almost too quick to get these 30 photos in! I can’t believe how much the vegetable garden came along in a month– check out the garden photos from May 2nd vs May 28th.
What I watched, read, and listened to in May:
Cunk on Earth on Netflix
This show was so unexpected– I went into it almost blind, and it was a delightfully silly surprise. I’ll also tell you nothing if you haven’t heard of it and want to take a chance!
The 1991 movie, not the book– though I’m hoping to read the book at some point too. Josie Lawrence is my favorite part of this movie, she is genius. You may recognize her from the original British Who’s Line is it Anyway? as she is also a gifted comedian and singer. This movie is an experience, like a wonderful dream of sunshine and wisteria.
The Tale of Princess Kaguya on Max
I’ve been savoring a long watch-through of all the movies from Studio Ghibli, and I’d waited a long time for Princess Kaguya. I wasn’t familiar with the traditional folk tale this film is based on when I sat down to watch it, which I think added to the experience, since it was all new to me. The art style is also new, employing hand drawn brush strokes that add a ton of expressivity of each scene.
Design Matters Podcast on Stitcher
Host Debbie Millman is a great interviewer because she gives the sense that you’re eavesdropping on a private conversation. She talks to all kinds of designers and artists on this podcast, which has been a great way to discover their work, and to hear their stories. Most often, I get the sense that these artists are just like you or me– just people doing their best to follow their inspiration– which is, for me, the most enjoyable part of listening.