While the world spins off its axis, playing and LAUGHING are powerful antidotes; they keep us right smack IN the moment….
This fab little video provides an instant dose of joy in the midst of the shit hitting the fan.
Daily we find ourselves opening a random book to find a kernel of something just right: an image, a bit of writing, a poem, an unexpected gift that resonates with the moment. We wondered what to call this mysterious occurance.
I’d been disillusioned by sesame oils for some time, finding most that I tried with a harsh, over-toasted flavor. La Tourganelle’s delicious Roasted Sesame Oil was a joy to discover, and has inspired all sorts of culinary improvisations.
On the last night of 2016, we found this list on Kottke, a blog we’ve loved for years. It is just notations, really, almost stream of consciousness, of public and private experiences that powerfully sum up the year. It gave us an idea for simple way of keeping a diary, which we, like so many people we know, are too busy to do. We’re going to try it while the year is young.
Cuban Painter Carmen Herrera sold her first painting at age 89. Now at age 101, she is widely exhibited and written about. Of the many pictures taken of her, those of her hands tell the essential story.
Brilliant paper artist and Couturier de Cardboard, Matthew Sporzynski sent a truly wonderful insta-hack he devised recently when trying to fix a vintage toy parakeet…A valuable lesson in improvisation and knolling.
On this second day of the New Year, we feel like the people in We Gather to See, Amy Friend’s wonderful photograph. To gather to see is our mission for the New Year…because, as Naomi Shahab Nye’s poem Moment* reminds…