Are We There Yet?
There is a reason all of our screen savers take us to magical places replete with mountains and water; beautiful flowers and fauna – it might just be the only place we see the very vistas we as humans intrinsically long for! Our actual day to day treks outside are often experiences of extreme noise, heat and cold concrete. A local art student in Poland is looking to change that. Dominika Cebula has created walls replete with hundreds of dried flowers as an homage to the long tradition of flower selling in Dabrowskiego Square. Commuters move through a dreamscape of color and beauty , almost catching the rich scent of spring, if only for a New York minute. Let this idea bloom a thousand flowers everywhere…
The Way Home?
From the TV show Six Feet Under, to numerous sight gags on other shows and movies, funeral parlors are not a place known for either warmth or high design. Enter a new concept, Exit Here, determined to make our final passage a bit warmer and more stylish. Created by the UK hospitality entrepreneur, Oliver Peyton, this new vision looks to shake up a whole sector that has gone untouched for seemingly centuries. Light, bright, warm and homey, his first such location in London offers a refreshing alternative to the dim trope we all know so well. (And one does hope that the chilly specter of death will sit a bit more easily on a mid-century modern couch. ) Paging Jonathan Adler…
No – really. In their most recent report, the Unicode Consortium shared the two most popular emojis currently in use…
…Are the laughing with happy tears and the heart emoji!
Despite all of the despair and darkness in the world today it seems we still are laughing and feeling heart-ful – and want to make that happen for the people we touch, even digitally, every day.
Even better news? New emojis are developed off of usage data. So it looks like we are in for more joy and love in the year to come!! Keep up the good work, people!
We all remember the legend of Cleopatra maintaining her youthful beauty through frequent milk baths, usually conducted at midnight, poured from gold cisterns carried by virgins…but we digress… However, we all might be having our milk-based beauty moment soon, thanks to a discovery by a farm worker in New Zealand. While attempting to make cheese from deer milk, (as one does…) she discovered that her hands had become soft and youthful during the course of her labors. After contacting a South Korean dermatology lab with this finding, a new skin line was born: Kotia. And for all of us who long for clean, pure resources, this soothing all natural line promises more youthful skin from a 100% pure and natural source. Now, about those lashes…
Do You Fado?
Sometimes, we all need some bold thinking to nudge us into a whole new way to see our own little worlds. Bran and Desi are a team of Bulgarian designers who encourage their clients to look deep within and find a personal source to reflect their external spaces. Deeply philosophical, they use unique bright colors and strong geometry to create dream like spaces that allow us to live outside the usual boundaries of space.
This project, Pink Lake Breath, takes inspiration from lakes that are pink in color with white sand surrounding them, evoking a sense of Zen-like bliss despite the riotous hues. With color’s ability to enliven us, as well as create a calm mind, the space is bound to conjure up feelings of happiness and contentment. Gives a whole new construct to the idea of a ‘safe room’, doesn’t it?