Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Amira Fritz

Hand printed photographs by Amira Fritz.
Found here.


Images by Amy Merrick.
She makes me wish i was a florist.


“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”

Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Image source: the first colour image of Earth taken from space from here

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

This guy is living the good life!! Floating lotus...what more could you need?!

Found at staywiththebreath

She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its clearest message: For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.

--Carl Sagan
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.

--Carl Sagan

Found here

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Diane von F├╝rstenberg

“The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself.” 
―Diane von F├╝rstenberg

She 's 65 and makes business calls hanging upside down! Diane ROCKS.

images from here

Friday, 26 October 2012

Romance! - You're one of the few people I would consider hugging directly after a Bikram Yoga class

by Tim Lahan.

Julie Cohn

Julie Cohn

Letting go

In yoga you make conscientious efforts towards your goals while, simultaneously, allowing for non-attachment and ease with the resultant outcomes of your pursuits.
These are the two of the core principles on which yoga rests:
Practice (abhyasa) and non-attachment (vairagya) 
They work together: With an attitude of persistent effort practice leads you in the right direction, while non-attachment allows you to continue the journey without getting sidetracked  - you learn to let go of the many attachments, aversions and fears that cloud the practice...a nice philosophy to carry into everyday life no?
"For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business." 

-- T.S.Eliot

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Fish with Lemon and Brown Butter Sauce.

Taken from Rachel Khoo's The Little Paris Kitchen.
This dish is really quick and delicious. I highly recommend  giving it a go!


Preparation method

  1. Check the fish for small bones and use tweezers to pull out any that you find.
  2. Mix the flour with the salt and pepper and spread out over a large plate. Pat the fish fillets in the flour so they are evenly coated, and shake off any excess.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. When the oil is smoking hot, place the fish fillets in the pan and lower the heat to medium. Cook for 1-2 minutes on one side until golden-brown, then turn the fillets over and cook for a further 1-2 minutes until the second side is golden-brown. (Flatfish fillets need only 1-2 minutes cooking on each side. If you’re cooking thicker slices or fillets from a fish like trout (2-3cm/1in thick), then 3-4 minutes on each side should be fine.)
  4. When cooked remove the fish from the pan and wrap the fish in aluminium foil to keep warm.
  5. Wipe the pan with paper towels and return to a medium heat. Add the cubes of butter and heat until they melt and become light brown, then turn off the heat and add the lemon juice (stand back a little as it will splutter).
  6. Add the parsley and capers (if using), and swirl the contents of the pan around. Return the fish to the pan, spoon over the juices and serve immediately.

Philippe Weisbecker

Philippe Weisbecker

"...In essence, Weisbecker's art consist of depicting elements of our daily life untouched by the sometime devastating effects of fashion's changing mood. These range from tools to appliances, from industrial buildings to public housing and, in the present case, greenhouses. Greenhouses were created for the purpose of preserving an inner world from the outside world. they haven't changed much over time. Their purpose created their form. There lies their eternal beauty. It is this beauty that Weisbecker invites us to share with him through his Greenhouses study book." 

 Found via allthemountains

Organic gold band from Dream Collective

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

completely sexist, but a little bit true and it made me laugh...sent to me by a very good friend...i have no idea where she found it.


Jon Rafman

Jon Rafman's latest project The 9 eyes of Goolge Street View (recently exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery) is dedicated to odd Google Street View photographs. The strange, singular moments are incredibly addictive to scroll through. Have a look here and a read about the project and the artist here.

My favorite is the spooked reindeer somewhere on a deserted coastal stretch of Norway's RV888 highway.