Friday, December 14, 2012

Weekly Diary : 10 Things I Love This Week

1. I Love these beautiful 'Day to Night' Photography Arts by Stephen Wilkes.

Times Square, New Years Eve, NYC

Times Square, NYC

Central Park, NYC

 The Flatiron, NYC

Coney Island

Western Wall, Jerusalem

Shanghai, China

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2. I Love these magical balloon lamps :)

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3. I Love Leandro Erlich's 'Swimming Pool' works.
"Elrich has constructed a full-size pool, complete with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder. When seen from the deck, the pool appears to be filled with deep, shimmering water. In fact, a layer of water only some 10 cms deep is suspended over transparent glass. Below the glass is an empty space with aquamarine walls that views can enter.
The Swimming Pool might hence be considered a place where, slowly, with time, different perspectives and perceptions of self and others all come to intersect."
These fake swimming pools were installed at the PS1 Art Center in New York and the 21st Century Art Museum in Kanazawa, Japan.

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4. I Love the Private Moon project.
"Russian artists Leonid Tishkov and Boris Bendikov created a fantastic world illuminated with the moonlight where they tried to convey relations between the man and the Moon. This is a romantic story about a man who met the Moon and decided to stay with it forever. They named the installation 'Private Moon'."

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5. I Love the History Channel Worldwide Brand Campaign "Know Where You Stand".
"Seth Tara has shot an inspiring series for the History Channel entitled 'Know Where You Stand'. The set depicts modern people revisiting historic landmarks, with a black and white layer from the past."
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6. I love how creative some people really are !
Anastasia Elias has created this little amazing scenes using toilet paper tubes. Wow!

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7. I Love these eco-friendly food shelves.
"Korean designer Jihyum Ryou has created a series of stylish and eco-friendly shelves for storing food freshly outside of the fridge. The project was dubbed 'Save Food From The Fridge' and is a bit of a statement on the overuse of energy and waste of food in the western world. Returning to simple science and age-old techniques, the shelves act as a vehicle for implementing a little bit of the past into our modern lives while being environmentally friendly."

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8. I Love this 'How To Really Love A Child' guide :)

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9. I love these children's letters to Santa. Kids are so innocent & funny :-)

 Lol @ 'I hope you get all the presents to all the other kids' Such a nice kid !! :)
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10. I Love this quote about reading a book :
"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."
(Edward P. Morgan)

Lastly I Love how these words make me think and reflect :

A woman will always sacrifice herself if you give her the opportunity. It is her favorite form of self-indulgence.
(W. Somerset Maugham, The Circle, Act III)

"When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you've got two new people."
(John Steinbeck)

- It is how we react in unhappy or hard times that truly define who we are. 

- Some have been thought brave because they didn't have the courage to run away.

- The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for them.

- The desire of love is to give. The desire of lust is to get.

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

(Abraham Lincoln)

"Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!"

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Weekly Diary - 10 Things I Love This Week.

1. I Love the meaning of this fascinating tattoo.

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"These mean alot to me because this is what my life is all about. To choose your 'heart over mind' and have 'courage over fear' ."

2. I Love these amazing pencil shaving illustrations by Martha Altes.

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3. I Love these cute tee bags :)

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4. I Love this inspirational cough drop wrapper ^^
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5. This is so romantic :)
"A heart-shaped meadow, created by a farmer as a tribute to his late wife, can be seen from the air near Wickwar, South Gloucestershire. The point of the heart points towards Wotton Hill, where his wife was born."
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6. I Love this stunning sculpture.
"Paige Bradley created one of the most striking sculptures I’ve seen in recent times. Her masterpiece, entitled Expansion, is a beautiful woman seeking inner piece but fractured and bleeding with light. “From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: a social security number, a gender, a race, a profession,” says Bradley. “I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in than what we are inside. Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies?” "
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7. I Love this quote about reading.
"Reading fiction not only develops our imagination and creativity, it gives us the skills to be alone. It gives us the ability to feel empathy for people we’ve never met, living lives we couldn’t possibly experience for ourselves, because the book puts us inside the character’s skin."
said by Anne Patchett.
Anne Patchett won the Orange Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2002 for her novel Bel Canto.

8. I Love this quirky chair. Lol :-)

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9. I Love this beautiful story...
"Former Disneyland mermaid, Edie, shares what it was like to don a tail and swim in the happiest place on earth:
Being a professional mermaid for Walt was nothing to take lightly.  The Productions Department measured us from hip to toe for neoprene tails, complete with large flukes, and green starfish bras.  We were taught to slither into the Submarine Lagoon from a hidden chamber and dolphin kick underwater to magically surface in the center of the pool.  There we sat on a rock and untangled our hair with immense blue and yellow plastic combs, and plucked ersatz lyres.We worked in shifts of two, and traded off hourly. 

Each time a submarine passed, we dove underwater to frolic about, hang upside down by spinning our tails, and to wave at curious faces plastered against the portholes.  With practice we learned to smile without emitting bubble screens that would distort our faces into repulsive creatures from the deep.  For all this we were paid $1.85 an hour - a whopping net of $59.55 each week."

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10. I Love this clever 'Lean Bookshelf' - designed to keep books upright.

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This week I learnt that :

- Your heartbeat pattern changes and mimics the music you listen to.
- It's not so much what you say that counts, it's how you make people feel.
- If you want someone to listen to you, start the conversation with "I shouldn't be telling you this".
- According to studies, the more you talk about someone, the more you fall for them.

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And.... lastly I Love these quotes :

"I found a book entitled, "How to Be Amazing at Anything."
It has only a single page inside and was just one word long :

"Blessed are the weird people - poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters, troubadours - for they teach us to see the world through different eyes."
(Jacob Nordby)

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
(Charles Kingsley)

"The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only, it's as though you always get in ten  minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues."
('Moving Pictures' by Terry Pratchett)

“So interesting how life can be so confusing and beautifully put together at the same time.”

Until next week :) 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Weekly Diary : What I love this week

"Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy - if not less of it - doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do"
Terry McMillan

I'd love to one day have a tree house :)

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I love how these quotes make me think and reflect :)

When people treat others badly, they have to rationalize it so they can go on living with themselves.”  
—The Shelters of Stone, Jean M. Auel

"The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose."
—Margaret Atwood

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from."

—Cormac McCarthy

"More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them."
—Harold J. Smith

"If you had a person in your life treating you the way you treat yourself, you would have gotten rid of them a long time ago."
Cheri Huber, There is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate

"Sometimes suffering is just suffering. It doesn't make you stronger. It doesn't build character. It only hurts."
—Kate Jacobs, Comfort Food

"Loneliness does not come from having no people around you. but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you."
—Carl Jung

A problem is your chance to do your best." 
 Duke Ellington

"It's not the work that's hard, it's the discipline." -Unknown

I love these beautiful drawings and pictures of past actresses and their beautiful gowns :

"A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes."– Edith Head (October 28, 1897 – October 24, 1981)

Edith Head sketch of Grace Kelly in Rear Window (1954)

Grace Kelly in Rear Window (1954)

Edith Head sketch of Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun (1951)

Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun (1951)

Edith Head sketch of Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief (1955)

Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief (1955)

Edith Head sketch of Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina (1954)

Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina (1954)

Edith Head sketch of Kim Novak in Vertigo (1958)

Kim Novak in Vertigo (1958)

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I love this "Welcome to the Twenty-First Century" art by Douglas Coupland :

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I love this definition of love :

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This week I'd love to declutter my mind :)

My favourite quote this week :

"Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than silence."

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