even playmates get the blues | Ram Dass


Coachella. The summertime "hippies" wearing Forever21 and listening to Solange Knowles. Don't get me wrong, you know I'm cool. The "babes" with their coiffed hair and denim shorts. The denim shorts...again. The selfies and the self-absorbed culture. There is no tomorrow, only today, they say. Live for yourself, they say. What bothers me in today's culture is the fact that most people seem to indulge in this sort of lifestyle, yet there is no agenda, no culture in the true sense of the word: no particular artistic movement, no particular musical movement rising up, just noise especially crafted for shopping at Topshop in a saturday afternoon and 9.99$ ready to wear. In this white on white age of screens and globally disseminated information, the omnipresent intolerance against people who don't act like the majority prevails.Luckily, for you and me, there are some wonderful renegades; a bunch of creative people in the world that create the most magical objects and  interesting art (i.e. please check Etsy. Now!) in a time of a rather stagnant dominant culture, where politics is obsolete and religion has lost its dominant and cultural importance. Pop will eat itself. And it did.

monday favorites

Kimono Top in Madder Silk
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ceramic necklaces
Lauren Winter spring-summer14 collection: I am obsessed with Lauren's collection: the colors, the fabrics, the styling, everything is perfect. And I really need the Kimono top in madder silk. Photography - Drew Tyndell| Styling - Rhiannon Tyndell| Model - Ashley Fisher
carvings
Arizona University Press  happens to have one of  the most interesting catalogue in terms of Antropological and Boarderland Studies. I can spend a whole afternoon looking and reading and researching. This book is by Belinda Johnston (1970) and is called The Seri Indians of Sonora Mexico. It is only 16 pages but I wish I could have own it. 






"Someday we shall look back on this dark era of agriculture and shake our heads. How could we have ever believed that it was a good idea to grow our food with poisons?” Dr. Jane Goodall is one of my personal heroes. I admire profoundly her work as well the way Dr. Goodall  discusses the current threats facing the planet and her reasons for hope in these complex times, while encouraging everyone to do their part to make a positive difference each and every day. Please so visit Dr. Jane Goodall Institute here.
Modern Weaving Using Traditional Techniques workshop by Belinda Evans
Image of Tidal detritus on Cape Conran (weaving)
Alchemy - Pit Fired Ceramic Necklace 3
Image of Pit Fired Ceramic Necklace 2 - large
Alchemy is a label and online store that carries handmade jewellery, objects and aromatherapy products, with a focus on high quality, sustainable materials.All products are handmade by Belinda in Melbourne, Australia. 

objectified

Some of my favorite objecs that are on display around the house right now. Today's light was very sheer, extremely diaphonous. 

Carven mesh bag with leather handles| Fat and the Moon healing foot powder | Aesop anti-oxidant serum | Mario Badescu Silver Powder

italian beach babes

All photos by Claude Nori

I am sorry for the lack of real updates on here lately; my web presence is pretty much stagnant these days. I'm digging these Claude Nori's italian beach babes; I like their honest smiles and easy summery sexiness.

lately


No Monday favorites today. I'm sorry for that. I had some photos lingering around in my camera so I decided to share those with you instead. To break the norm a little. My heart has a pyramid pointing at the Sun and my eyes have a palm tree kaleidoscope. Watch out! Beacuse it's a concrete jungle out there kiddo.
 

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