Archive for May 2010

friday five: paris 1962

May 27, 2010

‘Images from Paris cafés and nightlife in 1962, the same week Yves St. Laurent’s runway show vaulted Dior to new heights’. More here.

monday me #1

May 25, 2010

Image credit: Guardian In Pictures, Sculpture from Chelsea Flower Show. The very wise and beautiful DoorwaysTraveler has started a series called Monday Me. She writes and video posts (oooh fancy!) and checks in with herself each week. And in the process she allows her readers to do the same. It’s quietly powerful. And more than […]

perfect sunday

May 23, 2010

This afternoon we packed a picnic and headed over to Putney to enjoy the fabulous sunshine. So did everyone else. The traffic chaos had me dramatically proclaiming that the whole day would be ruined because we would never. get. there. A journey that should have been less than 20 minutes took almost an hour. This […]

friday five: marina abramovic ~ the artist is present

May 20, 2010

Below are portraits of people watching Marina Abramovic perform her latest work as part of ‘The Artist Is Present’ at MOMA. Abramovic sits in silence at a table, inviting visitors to take the seat across from her for as long as they choose. She does not respond to the participants. It’s such a simple idea […]

the pale blue dot (or, perspective: i haz it)

May 19, 2010

‘We succeeded in taking that picture from deep space, and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies […]

in which i am arthur and/or martha

May 11, 2010

Considers self a traveller. Has actual gypsy blood running through veins. Knows cities by smells and food. Has been known to experience heart palpitations while researching hotels on-line. And is a true homebody who can go a week without leaving the house. Is self-employed with no line management responsibility; leads by influence not job title. […]