Life in Wanderlust

Elie Saab Haute Couture SS 2012
January 31, 2012, 9:17 pm
Filed under: Fashion


via Elie Saab


TED Prize: Wishes Big Enough to Change the World
January 31, 2012, 12:27 am
Filed under: Art + Design, Community, Inspiration, Urbanism

via Inside Out

I spotted some Inside Out portraits while on a stroll through St. Mark’s Place this weekend, reminding me of JR’s beautiful photography and art projects. His work can be found all over the world and his portraits blur the line between art and artist. He won the TED Prize in 2011, which funds Inside Out: A Global Art Project.

The 2012 TED Prize winner is an idea for cities of the future- The City 2.0. I’m excited for the unveiling of the wish at TED2012 and learning details for this much needed plan of action.

“The City 2.0 is the city of the future… a future in which more than ten billion people on planet Earth must somehow live sustainably.

The City 2.0 is not a sterile utopian dream, but a real-world upgrade tapping into humanity’s collective wisdom.

The City 2.0 promotes innovation, education, culture, and economic opportunity.

The City 2.0 reduces the carbon footprint of its occupants, facilitates smaller families, and eases the environmental pressure on the world’s rural areas.

The City 2.0 is a place of beauty, wonder, excitement, inclusion, diversity, life.

The City 2.0 is the city that works.”

Joseph Altuzarra SS 2011
January 30, 2012, 11:40 pm
Filed under: Fashion

Altuzarra dress

via Altuzarra

On Beauty
January 29, 2012, 1:33 am
Filed under: Art + Design, Books + Writing, Inspiration, Thoughts

“Beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness. Wabi-sabi is ambivalent about separating beauty from non-beauty or ugliness. The beauty of wabi-sabi is, in one respect, the condition of coming to terms with what you consider ugly. Wabi-sabi suggests that beauty is a dynamic event that occurs between you and something else. Beauty can spontaneously occur at any moment given the proper circumstances, context, or point of view. Beauty is thus an altered state of consciousness, an extraordinary moment of poetry and grace.”

Leonard Koren, Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

January 28, 2012, 11:18 am
Filed under: Art + Design, Books + Writing, Inspiration

sketchbookvia Oliver Jeffers

“For 36 weeks in 04, myself and three other artists sent a sketchbook back and forth across the Atlantic between us, each artist responding to the spread that proceeded them. When it was finished, book had travelled over 60,000 miles.”

— Oliver Jeffers

‘The Search’
January 28, 2012, 11:16 am
Filed under: Art + Design, Inspiration, Thoughts

via Oliver Jeffers

Giambattista Valli Spring 2012 Couture
January 27, 2012, 8:51 pm
Filed under: Fashion

via New York Magazine