With apologies for not having done one of these recap posts in a while, I’m sharing some of my favorite finds from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s latest exhibit on fashion. I must confess I”m not particularly excited for their spring costume exhibit dedicated to punk, so I was more than thrilled to have enjoyed this show since it seemed like I’d have a fashion exhibit drought this year.
Jean Beraud A Ball
James Tissot Women of Paris series
James Tissot The Circle of the Rue Royale
Claude Monet Study of a Figure Outdoors (right facing). The picture directly above it wasn’t in the exhibit but I appreciated the way the apartment showcased the painting.
Not in the exhibit but a find from Google trawling (James Tissot)
Alfred Bartholome In the Conservatory
The exhibit itself is neat because they have real costumes sprinkled throughout, Though not always correlated with paintings, I found them to be fascinating and a bonus to the well curated selection of artwork.
Worth the visit!
I’m not sure how this picture was produced but I love it!
Buddhist Saying (via fabulousbitch69)
I asked Maria Popova of Brain Pickings to select her favorite love-related diagrams of all time. here’s what she chose.
Love the tag line!
In which Almond Bread Pudding fell in love with Salted Caramel Sauce.
(shot by Romulo Yanes, Bon Appétit, January 2013)
For inveterate list-maker/doers like myself, I sometimes feel like getting older is a curse because it gets harder to pinpoint the next big, outlandish thing to try. Lately I’ve been laser-focused on determining what steps to take next as I have largely fulfilled the major milestones I set out for myself in the immediate two years after grad school. This has entailed countless 7 am wake-up calls to fit in the mandatory 3 pages of daily writing thatThe Artists’s Waydemands. Between the brainstorming sessions there, the quotidinial duties of the work day, building out a Twitter presence, and tackling my extracurricular reading, I find that I’m out of time each evening before I know it.
So, it was nice to find this picture of what is apparently San Marino the country. I grew up in San Marino the Californian city. It is now clear to me that I am destined to make a trip to this wild, foreign country.
+1 for the bucket list, +1 for the frisson of excitement regarding a new goal, 0 for dullness and calcification.
Man this hits so close to home…
Albert Einstein (via cali-grown-soul)
A Prayer for Aging
When the appearances of this life dissolve,
May I go with ease and great happiness,
Let go of all attachments to this life,
As a son or daughter returning home
Quite possibly the most perfectly created GIF I’ve seen! I love hearing the deafening roar of cascading water and pondering the mystery of its ebbs and flows. The icy touch of sun-kissed waves belie the calm of this medium’s invisible ferocity.
It’s hard to not miss waves if you’ve grown up near an ocean.