Lewis Miller is a professional floral designer by day, and The Banksy of Flower Design by night. He’s created a project called Flower Flash whereby he and his team install large flower displays on city streets under the cover of night. They are put together in less than twenty minutes, and usually vanish within a […]
(via Hindustan Times) This is Sri Amma Nanammal who, at 98, currently holds the distinction of India’s oldest female yoga instructor, and second-oldest in the world (the aforementioned Tao Porchon-Lynch is just a few months older). Via Quartz India: “Nanammal, the 98-year-old yoga expert from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, believes that, in its true […]
I watched the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? on Netflix last night, and the effect is lingering. The list of reasons why Nina Simone remains the High Priestess of Soul is extensive and beautifully elucidated in this film, so I won’t enumerate them here. However, I will point out that throughout the film (and her […]
I’d been working my way through the XLR8R podcast archive, and was listening to a mix by the Crystal Ark. It opened with some soothing ocean sounds, then a (surely magical) man began reciting this prayer/affirmation/mantra with majestic intonation and absolute certitude. WHAT? IS? THIS? Why had I not heard it before? How is he […]
Have you seen Kumare yet? Admittedly, I am way late to this party. I had heard a bit about the film from friends awhile back, then I made it a point to see it after I stumbled upon an extensive conversation between the director Vikram Gandhi and comedian/podcaster Pete Holmes on the latter’s weekly show You Made It Weird. They cover […]
……and for anyone, really. A healthy reminder of our human volition, courtesy of a longtime fave, the dear departed David Foster Wallace. This video by The Glossary takes a portion of the audio from a famous 2005 commencement speech Wallace made at Kenyon College and sets it to visuals and music, to heartswelling effect. […]
15 minutes of pure inspiration from one of Germany’s most progressive painters. “Art has to come into power. There is no other way”. If this man had a newsletter, I would readily subscribe. So many quotable philosophies! (Begrudging thank-you to Vice for stubbornly keeping our love-hate relationship alive)
It is 2013, we are in the Aquarian Age, the Flying Star positions are back to the original Lo Shu, and there are auspicious signs all over the place!! This is the year of the Black Water Snake, according to Chinese Five Element astrology (though the actual New Year is ushered in with the first […]
In case you need a reason…… Physiological benefits: 1. It lowers oxygen consumption. 2. It decreases respiratory rate. 3. It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate. 4. Increases exercise tolerance. 5. Leads to a deeper level of physical relaxation. 6. Good for people with high blood pressure. 7. Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering […]
“Keep up and you will be kept up”. I thought of this well-known Yogi Bhajan quote immediately after viewing these photos of the incredible Tao Porchon Lynch. She’s certainly kept up, still a devoted yogini after over 70 years of practice and 45 years of teaching. If she can do it, we can do it! […]
This one comes straight from Colossal: “Artist Meg Hitchock has completed a number of new, elaborate collage works with letters cut from assorted books including the Koran and Salmon Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. The patience required to assemble these absolutely astounds me. If you’re unfamiliar with her work here’s a quote from her artist statement: […]
I know, the mustache, but stick with it if you can. Lifeline to the heart: (Thanks RTP. This always helps.)
(courtesy of Lucas Adam Chute) Are you ready? I am SO READY. It’s gonna be a good one. Open your windows, people! Let it in!
First off, I must publicly declare my love for Ari Seth Cohen‘s blog Advanced Style. He’s got a great eye, and takes lovely photos. What’s most impressive to me though is his devotion to the depiction of beauty with a sense of depth, the kind that only comes from a life well-lived. So many aspects […]
Even though times are often hard, I am still SO EXCITED for every day of life. Here’s to the best year yet!
As a female musician, it always warms my heart whenever I see a woman playing some badass guitar. I felt the same way when I first discovered Sister Rosetta.
I experienced this iteration of Kusama’s Infinity Room at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea in 2009, and it changed my life. The piece was installed in the very back room. I approached this innocuous white cube, having absolutely no idea what might be revealed inside. I walked in, and stood motionless on a small platform […]