Pursuit fifty four: I heart Memphis

A couple of weeks ago I began getting the itch to go to Memphis. Having grown up in Memphis my entire life prior to going to college, almost all of my memories surround this city. As much I enjoy exploring new places and taking adventures elsewhere, it is always nice to come home to Memphis.

This weekend my dog Smith and I made the five and a half hour trek across the state of Tennessee to come 'home'. After spending time today exploring midtown and downtown Memphis with my dog and camera in tow, I was reminded why I love this city so much. Sounds of workers and music patrons enveloped my senses as the annual Memphis in May Sunset Symphony was gearing up. New architectural developments amidst the old buildings of downtown peaked my fancy. And of course, seeing old friends and family after spans of time have passed and feeling like nothing has changed is always comforting. So, no matter where I end up in life, a part of me will always be in Memphis.

Following my pursuits,



Pursuit fifty three: Latest blogs of interest

Every once and awhile I come upon a new blog that peaks my fancy, or someone suggests a blog to me that I end up really enjoying. Below are a few of the latest blogs that have pulled at my heart strings...

1. Miss Social

2. Mimi + Meg

3. Peacock Feathers


Following my pursuits,


Special thanks to:
Nicole Miller


Pursuit fifty two: Mood Boards

This past week I had the opportunity to interview for a summer internship position with Scripps Networks Interactive. Scripps consists of lifestyle television brands HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and country music network Great American Country (GAC). After checking in with the front desk at the Scripps Headquarters, I patiently sat my behind down in one of the comfy couches and began observing the overall design and layout of the lobby area.

To say that I was excited to even be sitting in the waiting room of the headquarters is an understatement as I am a lover of HGTV as well as many of the other channels within the Scripps umbrella. Not knowing whether I would have the opportunity to return there again, I got up and walked around. The lobby area had several mood boards placed sporadically around the large room. Each encompassed a different design scheme. I have seen mood boards on TV, but to see these design inspirations laid out before me in real life was very thrilling!

Although I did not take any pictures of these particular mood boards, I perused Google and found some great design boards that inspire me! Enjoy!

Following my pursuits,


Special thanks to:
Scripps Networks Interactive: http://www.scrippsnetworks.com/index.aspx
All mood boards found on Google 


Pursuit fifty one: Atlanta

I am headed off to Atlanta today with the UT Advertising Club for the following week. We will be touring around several Advertising Agencies, checking out a Braves game, and exploring the city. 

I have decided to take a couple of weeks off from the blog world in order to explore life and gain some new insight for future topics on The Pursuits of Price.

Don't worry, I will be back!

Following my pursuits,


Special thanks to:
Artist Vicki Boatright: http://bztat.com/


Pursuit forty nine: Inspirit

Today's Inspirit post features a video created by *Fair Companies which takes a look inside Christian Schallaert's 258 square feet apartment located in the hip Born district of Barcelona. Designed by Barbara Appolloni, this space-saving remodeled pigeon loft was inspired by Schallaert's love of the design aboard boats, as well as the clean lines of Japanese homes.

Following my pursuits,


Special thanks to:
*Fair Companies: http://faircompanies.com/


Pursuit forty eight: Learning From the Pursuit of Another ~ Elliott N. DeVore

May 2011 has seemed so distant, an unattainable place in time for quite some time… it’s hard to think that I graduate from college in a mere two weeks. Wow how time flies. College has provided me so many experiences, so many memories, and a lot of life lessons. I’ve learned about my self, about the world all while finding my innermost passions. After graduation I’ll be hanging around Knoxville for a while longer until August when I move to the booming metropolis of Ames, Iowa (population 40,000) for graduate school! I’m attending Iowa State University to pursue a Master’s in Higher education administration and Student affairs, with a concentration in Social Justice. 

I would say that my constant pursuit is to attain social justice for all people. Though it may seem unattainable, my goal is to at least educate people about social injustices around the world, and about identity privilege and how they can make a change. I’ll be spending the rest of my life working with college students, helping them to grow, helping them to understand and develop their own personal values and how their actions affect others. 

Being a mentor makes me so happy, and enabling others to achieve their goals is such a great feeling - I couldn’t have picked a better field! You can call me an illogical idealist that floats around in the utopia of my mind; however, I really believe that if I live my life with integrity and by my values of kindness, laughter, and the sanctity of human dignity that I’ll rub off on some people. 

I like to think of my dream of changing the world as a pay it forward model. Howard Sinn said, “Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." Zinn was a genius! Think about, when one person takes a stand, sticking up for what they believe - people notice. And chances are that someone else that noticed had those same passions, yet they were too afraid to express them. Now that person knows they’re not alone, thus giving them courage to speak out in the future. 

My pursuit is for justice, my pursuit is for you to advocate for justice, my pursuit is for everyone I come into contact with to gain new insight and to recognize and value the humanity of all people.

Dance like no one is watching,

Elliott N. DeVore