Falene Nurse


United States

Published in Architectural Digest, Inverse, High Country News, Fieldmag, Miami New Times, Slate, The Hollywood Reporter, Details.


Culture & Design

LGBTQ Nation
The search engine's daddy is a Black gay man

Tech inclusion has been described as "the most important drive for economic progress in black America," by Van Jones, who founded #YesWeCode with the support of music icon Prince. Yet today, little is known about the contributions of tech pioneers from marginalized communities, like people of color and the LGBTQ+ community.

Field Mag
This QPoC Artist Is Building His Dream DIY Home in Barbados

Drawing on Japanese minimalism and the traditional architecture of enslaved people, this self-taught QPOC designer is building a dream with little regard for convention Limited-edition internet from Field Mag friends and fam. Falene Nurse is a British-Bajan American writer who lives on the road.

Architectural Digest
5 Macabre TV Shows With Frighteningly Good Interiors

Even before Mia Farrow stepped foot into her chicly redecorated new apartment in The Dakota in Rosemary's Baby, monstrous creatures-and people-have resided in some of the most lavishly designed on-screen homes.

Architectural Digest
Before There Was Millennial Pink or Digital Lavender, There Was Messel Green

One of England's most distinguished multi-hyphenate designers of the 20th century, Messel's work ranged from production design for film and Broadway (his set design for House of Flowers won a Tony) to interior design. Of the latter, his most famous creation was the lavishly ornate, Regency-inspired Oliver Messel Suites at London's Dorchester Hotel, once touted as "Elizabeth Taylor's favorite place to stay in London."

The Hollywood Reporter
5 Statement 'Sherlock' Wallpapers, From Devil Damask to Vortex Spirals

Production designer Arwel Wyn Jones has a reputation for transforming a room in one fell swoop. Since 2010, Steven Mofatt and Mark Gatiss's British TV series Sherlock has popularized Jones's signature standout wallpaper selections, an obsession for many interior-minded Sherlockians.

Vixen Chat: Ruth E. Carter, The Queen of Costume Design

In the late 1980s, a theatre student and a young filmmaker collaborated for the first time, on his second film. 25 years later, (theatre student-cum-costume designer) Ruth E. Carter and Spike Lee are Academy Award nominees and Hollywood icons-and they still work together (most recently on Lee's remake of the controversial Korean masterpiece Oldboy).

Treats! Magazine
The Making of The Broad

[Automatic PDF download] In 2010, six architects were asked to present their designs for billionaire Eli Broad’s hyper-ambitious museum in downtown Los Angeles. Five years later, the 120,000 square-foot $140 million museum opened on September 20th to a red-carpet gala of movie stars and art luminaries. Treats! looks back at how the Diller Scofidio+Renfro designed “veil and the vault” structure survived a $20 million lawsuit, critical backlash, delays and sniping in the press to become one of...

Medium: Originally Thought Catalog
Show Tunes, and Dance Fights: Ode to the Musicals

But the genre is one of the film world's true mavericks, introducing audiences to characters and ideas, they've never experienced before. West Side Story was ahead of its time as the Jets lament to Officer Krupke sang of ethnic gang warfare, junkie moms, mental illness and cross-dressing siblings. In 1961!

What to Know About Living and Working Abroad Right Now

If you're interested in relocating, here are some basics to know about safety, visas and more. Thinking about moving abroad for a few months or a whole year? Maybe you want to pursue peace, take advantage of remote work or live out a dream.

Travel Noire
10 Celebrity Hot Spots You Can Experience In Barbados - Travel Noire

Serena Williams, the Beckham's, Wendy Williams, and Mariah Carey are just a few of the celebrities that have descended onto Barbados during the winter months. From luxury villas to the most Instagrammable views on the island, you too can vacation like the stars. Here are 10 celebrity hot spots in Barbados, that you need to visit.

TOBIAS MENZIES: A Thoroughly MODern Man - BELLO #69

MI6's Villiers or cable's latest villain? House of Tully hostage or Caesar's assassin? 1940s Frank Randall or Jacobite-quashing Black Jack? Perhaps his RADA training and chameleon-like appearance help him achieve all of the above so believably.

Why Alex Winter is My Wonderland!

Alex Winter feature/profile first published on MeInMyPlace, 2013 To say I was (am) a Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure fan is an understatement. To me these movies recalled simpler times, and the characters' world represented a better, sunnier life.

REAL LIFE Caribbean | Fall 2018
Beyond Electric Ave - Eddy Grant's Return to Plaisance

At REAL LIFE we explore the Caribbean to reveal the best the region has to offer, with sneak-peeks inside remarkable homes and profiles of the talented and intriguing characters that live amongst us. In this issue our cover home, Casa del Cielo, takes a different approach to the indoor-outdoor living concept by opening the roof to the sky.

Advertising Copy

PR & Native

Make "Wellness" A Long Term Investment for Employers

Does creating a climate of well-being within the workplace help improve the culture and overall attitude of the workforce? What are the benefits for the employer? Many of these programs have become fixtures at high profile companies such as Google, Facebook, and Coca-Cola.

Poolside - 21 Of The World's Most Beautiful

Want to conjure up memories of St. Tropez, yachts and other exotic locations, from the comfort of your home? A divine outdoor swimming pool is the way to go. For inspiration take a dive into 21 of the most beautiful pools in the world including; Fez, Morocco; Zushi, Japan; and Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Steve McQueen's 1976 Porsche Likely To Go For Over $1 Million At Auction

Anyone familiar with Steve McQueen's love of speed, will tell you none of his sports cars could ever be considered "standard." The actor-cum-racer was renowned for the custom features he personally executed on his classic car collections. His 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera is no exception to the rule, expected to sell well over the $1 million dollar mark at auction.

Grindr's Gone Straight - Get Ready For Blendr

If this is the first time you are hearing about the new mobile dating app that could greatly improve your hook-ups, um, I mean prospects, don't feel bad. Blendr has gone through many incarnations before it made its way into the booth at the Emmy gift lounge.

Me In My Place ® - beautiful women at home
Is Octomom Uncovered (NSFW) The Only True example of Feel Good Porn?

Satirical Op Ed by Falene Nurse illustration by Jesse Benjamin As this site is dedicated to celebrating womens' bodies in a positive (and intimate) way, I thought it might be interesting to discuss other areas relating to the topic.

Shout Outs

The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

Here are five stories that moved us this week, and the reasons why. Sign up to receive this list free every Friday in your inbox. Jason Fagone | HuffPost Highline | April 26th, 2017 | 7,799 words I'm breaking from tradition here and highlighting a story that's already been in one of these newsletters, and as a top pick no less.

Halito from High Country News

Watch this week’s Halito from High Country News. Brian Oaster rounds up some of our news stories from this past week. Oaster is one of our editorial interns and a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. “Halito” is the Choctaw greeting for hello.