Quartz released a study today about shorelines and social patterns. Aerial images of New York beaches depict chaos and spontaneity, while Miami beaches are coordinated with punches of bright color. I think it speaks volumes about the lifestyle and culture (and awesomeness) in both cities!
Fashion inspired by art, art inspired by nature. Whichever way it goes, it’s great. I guess you could say that my obsession with Taffin has reached another level. James Claude Taffin de Givenchy is a French born, New York-based jewelry designer and a descendant of the Givenchy fashion house. His jewelry company, Taffin, blows my mind. Each piece he designs is usually one of a kind and many of them are auctioned off. Taffin is currently the creative director for Sotheby’s. I love this guy. Pictured below is his stunning ceramic tree brooch with pear shaped diamonds.
I cannot get over how ridiculously talented people are, how they envision something so beautiful in their mind and manage to create it seamlessly with their hands. The striking resemblance of the Taffin tree to Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting below is amazing. Maybe they’ve both taken trips to Lake George? ;)
From the Lake (Lake George), No. 3, 1924, Georgia O’Keeffe
I’ve seen this piece a number of times and while I personally wouldn’t wear it, I think it’s so beautiful. Jean Schlumberger’s clip of colorful gems is pierced by 18k gold arrows. The amethyst (center) is surrounded by small amethysts,, Montana sapphires and round brilliant diamonds.
Bulgarian photographer and artist Juliana Nan is a virtuoso.
Many thanks to Hanoi Mark for this awesome shot.
Timing is inherently perfect. Sometimes it feels like a blessing, but every so often, it feels like a curse.
I find comfort in realizing how much is out of my control and that everything is in the hands of the Creator. Each passing moment is timed so precisely, and I think that’s a beautiful thing.
Unfavorable timing can be tough, but there are only two choices: you either get busy living and live, or get busy dying, and fade away. Look for the light or stay in the darkness. Realize that every circumstance and seemingly minute detail plays a part in a bigger picture that leads to a greater outcome than you could have ever expected. Life is really, really hard; but aren’t you up for the challenge? Keep going and create the life you’ve always imagined.
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.” Isaiah 42:26