“There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than you page you were stuck on.”
Currently turning pages, living life, and trying not to get swept away in a Texas sized flood. I will be heading out to Tennessee next month to visit friends and do a little camping. It’s the first trip I’ve made in a WHILE and it couldn’t come any sooner!
Constantly finding inspiration in the details. The simple braid, the lace overlay. That little something extra that demands a second glance. I just blew through the first two seasons of Vikings, so that might have something to do with my recent braid obsession too.
I was able to see the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre perform Swan Lake in Dallas last night. It was my first time seeing Swan Lake and it was absolutely magical. My amazing mother took the train up to Dallas and entertained me by walking all over downtown for food and photos before the show. It was the perfect night and I’m thankful for a mom who loves and enjoys the ballet as much as I do. You’re the best, mom.
These pieces are from the AW ’14 line by designer Phoebe English. Maybe I’m a bit late to the game on this one, but how can you not immediately fall in love with her designs? The structure, the sheer fabric, the layers. It’s all so good. These are the types of pieces that inspire me in every way, where structure and medium are given top priority in the construction of the garment.
Phoebe English, I love you.
In other news, us Texans are going through a bit of a crisis today as we woke up to a minor blizzard sweeping it’s way across our land. Highways were shut down, cars were stranded, and my brother actually had to go out and help rescue people from ditches because there weren’t enough emergency personnel available. We don’t know how to winter very well down here. I’m sure I’m in the minority when I say that I love snow, just as long as I’m not stuck on the highway with it.
I know, I know. Pink is THE color right now, not blue. But you know what? Pink is good, but blue is my color….and for a girl who isn’t prone to liking much color that is saying a lot. On one side of the spectrum blue is moody and mysterious, on the other end it is dreamy and light. Blue is everything I need in a color.
I realized recently that when in a museum I gravitate more easily towards the paintings, usually lending only a brief moment in front of a sculpture. The funny thing is that I love photos of sculptures…why I bypass them in museums and hoard photos of them at home is beyond me. After studying them more closely I became enamored by the beauty, history, and skill that goes into creating these pieces of art. The movement, detail, and fluidity (especially in busts and statues) is incredible. I’m calling myself out on my ignorance and am making a public promise to spend more time in front of them.
Beginning as a white space, gradually over time visitors names, height, and date of measurement are marked on gallery walls. Measuring The Universe, a performance based art exhibit, was created by Slovakian artist Roman Ondak. The exhibition turns the tradition of recording childrens height on a doorframe into a a public event. The entire process combines art with everyday practices, providing a truly memorable and beautiful experience.
I was browsing through Pinterest the other day and happened across some photos that completely blew my mind, and upon further investigation was able to discover the genius behind the work.These portraits are from the Mono/Ha photo series by HART + LESHKINA, a New York based image making team. Seriously, every single photo concept is incredible and impresses me equally as much as the one before it. Go check them out.
I was completely awe struck when I first saw this installation and after a little research found out that it was created by the art collective Numen/For Use. This particular installation “Tape” was created with support by the fashion brand COS, and is one of many installations that collectively make up the group exhibition titled “Inside”, which finds it’s home in Parisian Palais de Tokyo until January 2015. “The curatorial concept delves into the murky territory of both physical and psychological interiority thematising immersion, introspection and probing of the depths of self. The main idea was to transform the whole building into a convulsive mind/body organism whose slippery inner limits a motivated explorer has yet to trace and confront.”
I survived my camping weekend. There were most definitely some unplanned moments, but the weekend was filled with good friends, beer, and a very small campfire. It was about escaping for a while, and that’s just what we did.
Sun Xin, Hangzhou based designer, created a range of concrete planters to compliment her ANNA mirror collection. While I have admired concrete planters and the like, these things are something else. I am heading out for a three day camping trip tomorrow morning, so I hope the rest of you have a beautiful weekend.