Architecture Photography: Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta (9) (163269)

Prickly beasts contained behind a glass! Looking into the privacy of your bathroom, waving their fat thorny flappers at you, you – naked and warm, only just having emerged from the safety of your soft bed… They are waiting.

Architecture Photography: Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta (9) (163269).

“Advanced Style”

January 29, 2014

"Advanced Style" by Ari Seth Cohen

“Advanced Style”

Wouldn’t you like to have this kind of presence?! Not for the limelight, not for the special occasion, but for the everyday’s “movie of your life”?

This is the book published by a blogger Ari Seth Cohen, and below is the most inspirational trailer to his film, which I’d love to see!

In his own words: “My name is Ari Seth Cohen. I roam the streets of New York looking for the most stylish and creative older folks. Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest. Advanced Style offers proof from the wise and silver-haired set that personal style advances with age.”

Home Ideas: Landing Strip

January 28, 2014

I love functionality. I love order. Ideally, I’d strip bare everything in Life right to the raw frame. But, you know, emotional bonds, compromises and such like… As a result, my home and my stuff would convey anything BUT the above statement. However, slowly but surely, I am pinning together my Ideal Home, an important element of which is a Landing Strip:

Apartment Therapy. Recessed storage

Small Space Solutions: Recessed Storage

– Well, it’s a tough question.
– Why?
– I haven’t got a mirror big enough to embrace all of me, and without being able to see myself how am I going to form my style? Can we switch the topic now?
– Gotcha! You are wriggling now! Painful, uncomphortable?
– Ok, then. Bring it on! In three months time you’ll see what I have to say about my personal style!
– Deal!

– But I am not doing what she’s doing. Even though I admire the idea and the presenter!

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Being ridiculous is fun!

March 14, 2011

I am researching being ridiculous. Before I dive into actually being ridiculous. I know it is inevitable, but my mind needs some convincing in order to cooperate rather than sabotage. We’ll get there…

… but I am not so sure about living that life! Alas, one doesn’t come without the other. Anyway, do visit this site, the work is awesome to the devine degree of awesomness, and humane to the last photo-grane. And please, read the “about” page!

Dogon tribe

January 11, 2010

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Don’t you wish you were a little plasticine person who gets to live in this enchanting plasticine village when you look at this picture?

A trail of YouTube clips, starting from Australian whales, brought me eventually to an article on Dogon people in Wikipedia. It is extremely interesting.

A few brief facts:

– Dogon people are The Most Positive Tribe of the planet Earth. They are known among the neighbours as Sewa People (Everything is Fine People)

– Women are economically independent from men (their husbands) and the equivalent of a jewelry box in Dogon is the size of a house.

– Man too have their own space for “boy’s only” time. Very wisely, the roof of the building they use for that is made low, so that to prevent fighting, in case a conversation heats up somewhat (below is an example. Isn’t it a fun place to spend afternoons with the mates?)

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– Women have 5 days a month off family duties in their “girls only hut”

–  Makes one cringe a bit – both genders undergo a ritual of circumcision…

– The Dogons are very harmony oriented. In their rituals, the men praise the women, the women praise the man, the young appreciate the old and the old appreciate the young!

– In their myths, for apparently millennia Dogons cary knowledge about Sirius star system, which modern science came upon only within the last few decades.