Men in white Jeans.

I wish men would wear white jeans all year long. They look so cool……they just get so dirty very quickly especially if you are traveling on the tube. They don’t stay white very long.

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ALEX KANEVSKY

American contemporary classical painter with an impressionistic “motion blurred” of style of oil painting. I hadn’t heard of him before and I really like his style and colours…. I love his paintings! Here are just a few examples of his great collection of paintings. Great artist, I couldn’t find anything about him though (bio).

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My interest for mexican artists is growing. Surfing around I found this wonderful Photography by Graciela Iturbide who was born 1942 in Mexico City. Her photographs everyday life, almost entirely in black-and-white. She was inspired by the photography of Josef Koudelka, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastiao Salgado and Álvarez Bravo.

I love it

LION AND HIS FEAR

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There was a lion who feared nothing except the crowing of cocks. A chill would go down his spine whenever he heard a cock crowing. One day he confessed his fear to the elephant, who was greatly amused. “How can the crowing of a cock hurt you?” he asked the lion. “Think about it!” Just then a mosquito began circling the elephant’s head, frightening him out of his wits. “If it gets into my ear I’m doomed!” he shrieked, flailing at the insect with his trunk. Now it was the lion’s turn to feel amused.

Moral: If we could see our fears as others see them we would realize that most of our fears make no sense! 

Scandinavian Bedrooms.

I am a fan of scandinavian Design, style and taste. They are similar to the japanese very minimalistic and I love it. They manage to decorate their houses and apartments very light, bright simple but still cosy. I guess their main or basic colour is white which they combine with one or many different bright colours. Here are some examples of beautiful scandinavian bedrooms.

Found on “Freshome.com”

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I really don’t like the thought of swimming in that pool in China….

ROSS LOVEGROVE

Ross is an industrial designer and was born in Cardiff Wales. He studied at Manchester Polytechnic and graduated with a First Class BA in Industrial Design in 1980 and then went to the Royal College of Art, London in 1983 where he completed his master of design. His inspiration mainly comes from organic forms and structures.

In the early 80s he worked as a designer for Frog Design in West Germany on projects such as walkmans for Sony, computers for Apple computers, and later moved to Paris as a consultant to Knoll Inational awards, his work has been extensively published and exhibited internationally including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum NY, Axis Centre Japan, Pompidou Centre, Paris and the Design Museum, London, when in 1993 he curated the first permanent collection. His work is held in permanent collections of various design museums around the world including Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA), Design Museum in London and Vitra Design Museum Weil Am Rhein, Basel.

Wow, My husband just found some pictures of some of his furniture surfing around and it really impressed me. I had to look him up on Wikipedia and his own website www.rosslovegrove.com. Also impressive the amount of great and meaningful awards his has won and still wins…

Have a look at these pictures of some of his beautiful and modern designed products!

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Photographer Marcela Taboada, Mexican.

I found these pictures of this wonderful mexican female photographer and they touched my heart, I love them. I love them because they are black and white ( I love black and white photos) but most of all because they show the Country I was born in, MEXICO. For me Mexico has two sides: a wonderful, colourful, happy, humorous, genuine, fun and loving side but at the same time a sad, dark, wasted, dangerous, stupid, aggressive and worrying side. These two feelings I had ever since, when I lived there during my childhood and now a days when I go for Holidays and visit friends and family. I feel happy, love the beauty of the country, food and the people so genuine, loving, happy and fun but at the same time I feel sad that I am not a part of it anymore living in Europe for the last 20something years but also what became of  the country I grew up, I feel very insecure and in constant danger.

These pictures of Marcela Taboada show the Mexico I love, the genuine, loving, humorous, fun and beautiful country and people. Please have a look at them and fall in love with Mexico.

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HALF MOON POSE (Ardha Chandrasana)

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In yogic mythology, the moon is the symbol of brilliance and light. The Half-moon Yoga Pose or the Ardha Chandrasana is an inversion pose that targets areas like the legs, buttocks, and hips, and it has a number of benefits on a person’s health and well-being. The benefits are both mental and physical. It is believed that the pose helps in relieving stress and also improves digestion.

The extended arms show the brilliance of the radiation emanating from the moon. It is a great pose for learning the art of balancing and increasing awareness. This pose can also help in easing lower-back related problems, sciatica pain, and various lumbar aches.

  • The Half-moon Pose helps in cutting fat from the abdomen, hips, buttocks and waistline.
  • It improves digestion and reduces gastrointestinal-related problems, thus it reduces the risk of central obesity in the body.
  • The pose is said to improve bowel movement.
  • It provides a good stretch and helps in opening up the shoulder joints.
  • It helps in reducing physical and psychological stress levels.
  • Allows for improvement in coordination and sense of balance.
  • Stretches the hamstrings, calves, chest, spine, shoulder, and groin.

I found the picture at yoganina.eu

Let go things is something difficult to do and we should learn to let go as young as possible. I wonder when children/toddlers are ready to understand and learn not to hold on to materialistic things but to learn to let go like some of their toys for example.

Our whole life we need to let go things and it is so difficult because we tend the opposite, we love to hold on to things even to horde and here I am talking about materialistic things. We somehow think, especially in the western world, that the more we have the happier we are. But don’t we feel great every time we throw or give away some things if it’s from the closet, attic, garage or loft etc to have some space again? We do feel better, we feel kind of free, don’t we?

Sometimes we have to let go a friendship or a relationship which is a lot harder than materialistic things but if this person doesn’t give you anything positive anymore and becomes a drain of energy then we have to let go. The same happens with a job, you should love what you do and do what you love! Life is too short! The same happens with a plan or a project we have. If that what we planned is not working and we tried again and again and have done everything we could then it’s time to let go that plan. You are not giving up you are just changing your direction and there is nothing wrong with it.

There are so many sayings that in some kind of way have the same or very similar meaning: let go, take it easy, hang loose, suck it up, 

Keep always in your mind: CHANGE IS EVOLUTION

THE COLOR RED

Red is the color of blood, rubies and strawberries. Next to orange at the end of the visible spectrum of light, red is commonly associated with danger, sacrifice, passion, fire, beauty, blood, anger, socialism and communism, and in China and many other cultures, with happiness.

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy.

Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action.

It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

Red is my favourite colour…

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THE MONKEY AND THE CROCODILE

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Once upon a time, a clever monkey lived in a tree that bore juicy, red rose apples. He was very happy. One fine day, a crocodile swam up to that tree and told the monkey that he had traveled a long distance and was in search of food as he was very hungry. The kind monkey offered him a few rose apples. The crocodile enjoyed them very much and asked the monkey whether he could come again for some more fruit. The generous monkey happily agreed.

The crocodile returned the next day. And the next. And the next one after that. Soon the two became very good friends. They discussed their lives, their friends and family, like all friends do. The crocodile told the monkey that he had a wife and that they lived on the other side of the river. So the kind monkey offered him some extra rose apples to take home to his wife. The crocodile’s wife loved the rose apples and made her husband promise to get her some every day.

Meanwhile, the friendship between the monkey and the crocodile deepened as they spent more and more time together. The crocodile’s wife started getting jealous. She wanted to put an end to this friendship. So she pretended that she could not believe that her husband could be friends with a monkey. Her husband tried to convince her that he and the monkey shared a true friendship. The crocodile’s wife thought to herself that if the monkey lived on a diet of rose monkeys, his flesh would be very sweet. So she asked the crocodile to invite the monkey to their house.

The crocodile was not happy about this. He tried to make the excuse that it would be difficult to get the monkey across the river. But his wife was determined to eat the monkey’s flesh. So she thought of a plan. One day, she pretended to be very ill and told the crocodile that the doctor said that she would only recover if she ate a monkey’s heart. If her husband wanted to save her life, he must bring her his friend’s heart.

The crocodile was aghast. He was in a dilemma. On the one hand, he loved his friend. On the other, he could not possibly let his wife die. The crocodile’s wife threatened him saying that if he did not get her the monkey’s heart, she would surely die.

So the crocodile went to the rose apple tree and invited the monkey to come home to meet his wife. He told the monkey that he could ride across the river on the crocodile’s back. The monkey happily agreed. As they reached the middle of the river, the crocodile began to sink. The frightened monkey asked him why he was doing that. The crocodile explained that he would have to kill the monkey to save his wife’s life. The clever monkey told him that he would gladly give up his heart to save the life of the crocodile’s wife, but he had left his heart behind in the rose apple tree. He asked the crocodile to make haste and turn back so that the monkey could go get his heart from the apple tree.

The silly crocodile quickly swam back to the rose apple tree. The monkey scampered up the tree to safety. He told the crocodile to tell his wicked wife that she had married the biggest fool in the world.

Moral: Don’t underestimate yourself. There are bigger fools in this world.

DESIGNER LIGHTING.

I am really not a fan of shopping lamps. I find it too difficult, boring and annoying to look for lamps that I like. Now I know why, I have to spend lots of money and go to the right lighting shops to find easily cool, modern and stylish lamps and get exciting about the purchase. Have a look at these examples I found surfing around! Let there be light!

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Have a look at these beautiful portraits – Photographer Sven Schrader.

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One day a cat and a fox were having a conversation. The fox, who was a conceited creature, boasted how clever she was. ‘Why, I know at least a hundred tricks to get away from our mutual enemies, the dogs,’ she said.

‘I know only one trick to get away from dogs,’ said the cat. ‘You should teach me some of yours!’

‘Well, maybe some day, when I have the time, I may teach you a few of the simpler ones,’ replied the fox airily.

Just then they heard the barking of a pack of dogs in the distance. The barking grew louder and louder – the dogs were coming in their direction! At once the cat ran to the nearest tree and climbed into its branches, well out of reach of any dog. ‘This is the trick I told you about, the only one I know,’ she called down to the fox. ‘Which one of your hundred tricks are you going to use?’

The fox sat silently under the tree, wondering which trick she should use. Before she could make up her mind, the dogs arrived. They fell upon the fox and tore her to pieces.

The Moral: A single plan that works is better than a hundred doubtful plans.

Picture found at azuh.deviantart.com

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