Saturday, March 14, 2015

stuff I saved to my desktop this week

Jane Fonda because she looks so darn smokin'. Also, I think she's around 50 in this image, which leaves me equal parts depressed and hopeful for the future. Imagine if one could peak at 50?! Body wise I mean :)
Yves Saint Laurent's office via Habitually Chic
Yayoi Kusama just because, and also because it takes guts to so consistently stick with dots.

This bedroom/loft situation via Blood and Champagne. I'm dreaming of buying my own apartment these days. Ideally a worn out and run down place that I can renovate little by little and turn into a gem. Back in the day, when my mom and I fixed up my East Village pad, we worked non-stop for two weeks and yet felt totally energized because it was so much fun. I remember one morning specifically, where we woke up at 5 or 6 am and had to distract ourselves by going out for waffles  in order to not start working right away and annoy my downstairs neighbors. Anyway, if you know of a fixer upper, let me know, yes?

Duane Hanson's marvelous Tourists from 1988. If you aren't that familiar with Hanson, then there's a real neat overview of some of his sculptures here.

Miss Piggy is a boss.

This kitchen via SF Girl by Bay. I don't know why, but there was something so homely and familiar about the color scheme - save for the brass faucet. (I'm so fed up with brass) I figured I'd save it should I ever find that fixer upper in need of a kitchen reno :)))

In all fairness I saved this to my desktop last week, but then again is it ever too late to share a squirrel getting a back rub? Via Man Repeller - and whoever made this fine gif deserves a permanent rainbow in their backyard. As does the person who made this video.

Finally, watch this - ideally muted because I think that adds to the poetry of watching a baby elephant take a bath. I watched it on facebook this morning, and almost wept from a combination of sadness and joy*, and then noticed that it had garnered some 10 million views. And then I couldn't help but ponder what that says about human kind or the state of human kind. Why it feels so good, to watch someone feel that good....and yet we use so much energy on not making people feel good at all.

 *I just finished Amy Poehler's Yes Please, in which she says and observes a bunch of smart things, including that we need a word for the feeling of sadness and joy combined, and I absolutely agree.

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