We check out a lot of blogs and sites. Of late, the most refreshing and instantly illuminating, without becoming a tortuous rabbit-hole, is Nitch, a tumblr (our favorite) and instagram. It features a really good quote plus a somehow perfect photo of an interesting person…to make a really compelling little blast of illumination. Here are some favorites…

John Lee Hooker // “I don’t think about time. You’re here when you’re here. I think about today, staying in tune.”


Bob Dylan // “And it dawned on me that I might have to change my inner thought patterns…that I would have to start believing in possibilities that I wouldn’t have allowed before, that I had been closing my creativity down to a very narrow, controllable scale…that things had become too familiar and I might have to disorient myself.”


Waris Ahluwalia // “I don’t think men get enough flowers. A deeper pink or red peonies are my favorite. But I’ll take anything, really.”


Federico Fellini // “Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.”


On Niche’s instagram is a button for a go fund me for Sarah Dunn, a portrait photographer who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being hit by a speeding car. We did some research but couldn’t figure out who created Niche, if the created it for Sarah’s cause or if Sarah is part of Niche’s editor’s life. A poignant mystery, and an opportunity to help a stranger.

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