Monday, 30 January 2012

Harry Callahan

I came across these images in The Guardian this Saturday, i had forgotten how much i like Harry Callahan's work!
These images are of Callahan's wife, Eleanor, and daughter, Barbara, in and around Chicago in the 1950's.

See more of Harry Callahan's work at the new Photographers Gallery at the V&A, London.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders

“I think there are lots of different kinds of thinking. Your hands learn to do things that you could spend a whole day trying to write about and articulate. What’s intuition? It’s a kind of thinking. It’s not stupidity. And so I think there’s a discomfort associated with trying to put all those different ways the brain works together. So I kind of like to avail myself of that discomfort.”

“It’s odd to be in the studio and not know what you’re going to do. I think being an artist and choosing to put yourself in a circumstance where you don’t know just how things are going to work out and what you’re going to do is very exciting and rich and also difficult.”

— Jessica Stockholder, Art 21


'Yoga Room' at San Francisco Airport...

The Yoga Room at San Francisco Airport is the first of its kind...brilliant!
“The room gives modern travelers a space that fosters and supports quiet and reflection. Those aren’t emotions that people typically encounter at the airport,” said Melissa Mizell, design director for Gensler, the Terminal 2 architecture firm that also created the yoga room, in a statement.
Located just past the security checkpoint in the recently renovated Terminal 2, the new yoga room is bathed in calming blue light, with a floating wall said to symbolize a buoyant spirit and enlightened mind. Lights in the room are low and warm — to counteract the bright concourse — and loaner mats are supplied.
Bonus: If you’re not interested in getting sweaty with strangers, you can simply go sit and meditate with them at the Berman reflection room — “a centre for quiet reflection and meditation.”

Come on Heathrow, your turn!

Source: yoga dork

Thursday, 26 January 2012

via oldchum

"The human frame being what it is, heart, body and brain all mixed together, and not contained in separate compartments as they will be no doubt in another million years, a good dinner is of great importance to good talk. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. "

Virginia Woolf's writing desk.
via oldchum

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Friday, 13 January 2012

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Randy P.Martin

Randy P. Martin

Raise Your A-Game!

a·wareness n.
Synonyms: aware, cognizant, conscious, sensible, awake, alert, watchful, vigilant

Awareness is the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being aware of something.

As you continue to hone moment-to-moment awareness of your body, breath, emotions, and thoughts in your yoga practice, you'll bring that awareness to your daily life. When you're paying attention, you're more in touch with your thoughts and feelings as they arise in the moment, which is half the battle of resolving them. In other words, when you're able to identify that something is wrong, you can address that particular issue in the moment, rather than ignoring it and unleashing it later in some painful way.