Designer, art director, photographer, and world traveler Troy M. Litten started his website Troyland.com 15 years ago to share his love love of travel, photography, and design. I can’t remember if it was his website or one of his travel journals that I first discovered, but both were a huge inspiration in both the creation of my blog exploring how we travel, and my travels themselves. In the manifesto of his book Wanderlust, Troy notes “it’s not about getting there, it’s about all the fun you can have along the way,” as he captures the mundane, often overlooked details of travel and combines them in interesting ways. After taking a few years off from his travel series to work as a Senior Art Director at Apple, I’m so happy Troy is back with his newly, cleverly designed Troyland and account on Instagram (@troylitten). He has 20 years of archives to pull from (now I’m dying to see his system for organization), and two new Wanderlust journals scheduled for release Spring 2014, and I can’t wait to see what is still to come. Thanks, Troy! –Anne
last trip taken:
Last May in Berlin I met a wonderful bunch of talented folks at The Hive Conference. One of the most colorful was graphic designer and stylist, Sibylle Roessler of Funkytime. Despite being from Berlin, she actually was coming from Madrid (her latest home) having just moved from Canada. Just the way she lives there’s travel built in! (And she keeps moving because they are still looking for the perfect place). Funkytime is filled with clever ideas, DIYS + downloads. I hope you enjoy a voyage through Sibylle’s travels and then go check out the influences in her work. Thanks, Sibylle! –Anne
Berlin, though I haven’t lived there in a very long time. If I had to live in Germany again, this would definitely be the only city I would go to!
where you live now:
I am living ‘la vida loca’ in Madrid! Before that we lived in Canada, and before that in L.A. and before that……
When we moved here I had that dream of a typical Spanish apartment, with big windows, high ceilings, moldings and a little balcony in front of the windows. I got exactly that right in the center.
last trip taken:
Teneriffe. They have black beaches there, and the sand is sparkling! We visited a hidden cove that was only accessible by going through banana plantations, they had a little blue cafe build into the rock, awesome!
next trip on deck:
Berlin for sure. And before that Valencia and Barcelona for a weekend.