Ooh, my favorite!


‘Someone Like You’
March 31, 2011, 2:58 am
Filed under: Music, Videos

She’s done the circuit stateside, but this live version from her home is my favorite. Thank god for Adele.



‘Liz’
March 25, 2011, 12:46 pm
Filed under: Movies, Nostalgia, Simply Amazing

I’m feeling completely overwhelmed and a bit lost today so I think a Liz movie marathon may be in order for the weekend. I’ve always loved old movies, and for as long as I can remember I have been captivated by Elizabeth Taylor. I recall being mesmerized by her jet black curls and china doll skin when I first saw her small role in Jane Eyre. Did you know that a genetic “mutation” gifted her with two rows of eye lashes? Perhaps the last of the real movie stars and a true humanitarian, she was truly one of a kind.

I hope you have lovely plans ahead of you. Sending lots of positive thoughts and love to anyone that needs a little extra. Happy weekend!

[image via tumblr user Queen Ashley]



Origami by Brian Chan
March 24, 2011, 2:16 pm
Filed under: Art and Design
Hermit Crab – Brian Chan

I love these beautiful and fun origami creations from Brian Chan. I struggle in folding a piece of paper in half (I swear sometimes the paper isn’t cut evenly), so when I think about the patience and precision that’s needed to create these my eyes go crossed and my head starts to ache. Such great work!

Check out the video to see how he creates Wall-E. Also be sure to check out his folding pattern diagrams to see how intricate these really are. Lots more here.

Flying Carp – Brian Chan
Wall -E – Brian Chan

[all images are the property of Brian Chan.]



Still here…
March 21, 2011, 1:34 pm
Filed under: Compassion, Personal

Please excuse my long absence, dear friends. I’ve been preparing for some big and exciting changes while also trying to make sense of the sad state of our world. I have much to be thankful for, but I also want to be respectful to those who have lost so much. I’m reminded that I use this small space to share healthful and happy things, and while I think posting on fashion and extravagances is not appropriate at this point, I’m sure we can slowly ease back into things. Thank you for sticking it out with me.

 

[image via weheartit]

 

 



Today we are all Japanese
March 11, 2011, 10:29 am
Filed under: Compassion, Videos

Please keep the people of Japan in your thoughts. Living in earthquake country we often make light of the possibility of “the next big one” but it’s scenes like this that remind us that we are indeed at the mercy of our living planet, and that we are all thisclose to needing help and compassion from others.

Please take a moment to help our friends in Japan. Today we are all Japanese.

American Red Cross donation form

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/video/embed

 



Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
March 9, 2011, 11:52 am
Filed under: Simply Amazing, Travel

This is what happens when a hotel restaurant dining room celebrates its fifth anniversary. The Ithaa restaurant at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island switched from dining room to luxury suite at 16-feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean. The suite is only available for one night of a guests stay, but comes with champagne dinner and breakfast in bed. Gorgeous!

[via Luxury Travel Advisor]



Happy Weekend!
March 4, 2011, 2:01 pm
Filed under: Art and Design, Simply Amazing

It’s Friday, my brain is fried, and I’m just plain beat. I’ve got some really exciting things ahead but since I can’t share anything quite yet I’ll leave you with the master of camouflage Liu Bolin. Really cool stuff.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

[More on him here at Mighty Optical Illusions.]

 

 




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