Underwater rooms are places that sometimes only exist in our wildest of fantasies, but more and more in this day and age these rooms (and entire hotels) are becoming a reality made possible by architects and designers globally. Read more at: http://inthralld.com/?s=underwater+spaces
Photo courtesy of: http://inthralld.com/?s=underwater+spaces
Inspiring installations from Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama using infinity mirror walls. You can see more of her amazing work at: http://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/exhibitions/past/2011/yayoi_kusama_look_now,_see_forever
8/26/2013 Image of the Day:
Photography by UK based photographer Suzi Marshall. I love this image as it reminds me of sitting in a beach house, looking out at the ocean and writing down your thoughts, ideas and dreams… You can see more of her work at: http://xaxor.com/photography/photography-by-suzi-marshall.html
Image of the Day 8/27/2013
Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA), Mexico
Opened to the public in November 2009, the Cancun Underwater Museum features more than 400 life-size sculptures sitting on the sea floor in 28 feet of water. It’s a museum without walls, and each work of art is made from pH neutral clay that encourages the growth of corals and attracts sea life so the sculptures will grow and change over time. Read more at: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/gonzo/7-marvels-of-underwater-engineering-7#slide-7
Image of the Day 8/28/2013
Stone Footprints by Iain Blake
Stone Footprints” created by photographer Iain Blake. Ian found a lot of smooth stones and pebbles and placed them in fun footprint patterns: five tiny stone “toes” surround a larger stone. Amateur photographer working in the emergency service sector in Renfrew, Scotland, the Stone Footprints photo series is quite simple yet creative concept. Alongside with creative idea the photos themselves are amazing in their crispness and composition.
Love UK based photographer Suzi Marshall’s work! This image of a web that you know took many hours to weave is quite beautiful! You can see more of her work at: You can see more of her work at: http://www.thedphoto.com/inspiration-fix/beautiful-photography-by-suzi-marshall/
Are you brave enough to go on this? Love this photograph by Karolus Linus! Love the whimsy and makes you feel like a kid again looking up at this awesome ride! Photo courtesy of Flickr
I have always been amazed at what ballerina’s can do and the beauty in ballet. Here is Svetlana Zakharova as Giselle. She is a recipient of the Golden Mask Award (best female role in ballet) in 1999 for her performance in Balanchine’s Serenade and in 2000 for her interpretation of Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. She also received nominations in 1998 for Giselle and in 2002 for Now and Then. You can read more on her website: http://www.svetlana-zakharova.com/Biography.html
Svetlana took part in all the major tours of the Mariinsky Ballet and from 1999 on she was invited as a guest star by the main ballet companies of the world, including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, La Scala in Milan, English National Ballet, and New National Theatre Ballet in Tokyo. Here she is with Roberto Bolle production of Swan Lake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6xhKxDGWqo
Artist Pete Fecteau made this amazing mosaic piece out of Rubik’s cubes! The mosaic is made of 4,242 officially licensed Rubik’s Cubes. It measures 19′ x 8’6″ x 2.25″ (5.8m x 2.6m x 5.7cm ). It weighs roughly 1000 pounds (454kg).
As my husband said when I showed him the image – “It’s amazing what people can do when they set their mind to something.” To read more about Pete Fecteau and his work go to: http://petefecteau.com/2011/04/15/dream-big/#more-13
9/3/2013 YARN BOMBING:
Considered to be the mother of yarn bombing, Magda Sayeg work has evolved to include the knitted/crocheted covered bus in Mexico City, as well as her first solo exhibit in Rome at La Museo des Esposizione in the summer of 2010 . You can read more about Magda and her work at: http://www.magdasayeg.com/about.html
9/3/2013 WEEDY SEA DRAGON
The camouflage that weedy sea dragons use to hide in the temperate marine vegetation they derive their name from is so successful that once they reach adulthood they have no natural predators. Unfortunately they are still at risk due to habitat destruction. The males of the species carry the bright pink, fertilized eggs underneath their tails for about two months before the fully formed young hatch and are left to fend for themselves. (courtesy of National Geographic.com at: http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/male-weedy-seadragon/).
Montana Magica Lodge:
Located in Región de Los Ríos, Chile in the Patogonia forest. It is a lodge built with quality material by craftsmen of surrounding communities and Puerto Fuy Neltume, small wood-based mountain villages. Isn’t it magical?! To read more and see more photographs of this magical place go to: http://www.huilohuilo.com/en/accommodation/magic-mountain-lodge
Cinque Terre, Italy:
The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia.
Wouldn’t you love to fly over there for the weekend and stay for a few days (or weeks?). A girl can dream… Looking to take a trip there? Head over to this website for more information: http://www.cinqueterreonline.com/
Baby Zebra. Love how the black and white photograph really showcases his stripes. Wild zebras live in Africa and they have excellent eyesight and hearing. They need it to keep tabs on predators! To read more about fun facts about zebras go to: www.sciencekids.com
Pikes Peak is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains within Pike National Forest, 10 mi (16 km) west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County in the United States of America. Photo courtesy of: http://coloradospringsbrand.groupsite.com/galleries/photo/201984
My dad took this picture outside their home in Colorado. It was reported this past week to have “Biblical Rainfall Amounts” and on 9/13 over 8 inches of rain fell across a hundred-mile expanse of Colorado’s Front Range, causing thousands to be evacuated as local streams turned into rampaging torrents. Today was one of the first dry days in over a week and this picture was taken at sunrise.
How many colors are in a rainbow? According to: http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2012/08/14/how-many-colors-are-really-in-a-rainbow/ “Going off of unique frequencies, there are more colors in a rainbow than there are stars in the Universe or atoms in your body, but that goes far beyond what we can perceive. Your imperfect eye can (probably) only discern about a million distinct colors when you view a rainbow, or anything else, for that matter.”
“Starry Night Over the Rhone” by Vincent Van Gogh.
In September 1888, before his December breakdown that resulted in his hospitalization in Arles, he painted Starry Night Over the Rhone. Working by night under a gas lamp, Van Gogh painted this work directly from nature. Van Gogh wrote about this painting:
“… it does me good to do what’s difficult. That doesn’t stop me having a tremendous need for, shall I say the word – for religion – so I go outside at night to paint the stars.'”
Wanted to share this wonderful news! Little Pip is knocking down doors and taking names She and her brother are on the cover of Today’s Parent this month! Little Pip is the first child with Down Syndrome to grace their cover in over 20 years. She represents what makes each child special! #differentisbeautiful
You can read more about Pip here: http://dandelionmoms.com/2014/01/reflections-shine-on-pip-shine-on/and from Today’s Parent here: http://www.todaysparent.com/blogs/on-our-minds/down-syndrome-why-we-put-this-little-girl-on-our-cover/
Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight.
A friend sent me an image of Robin Wight’s work where each stainless steel wire fairy is holding a dandelion. His work is absolutely amazing and it is funny because my daughter and I are always saying a new fairy is being born when we see a dandelion seed fly by. There is something quite mystical about his work! Here is what Christopher Jobson says in his feature about him: “UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire. The artist currently has several pieces on view at the Trentham Gardens and sells a number of DIY wire sculpting kits from his website where he also discusses in great detail how each piece is built.” See more over on Facebook. (via Reddit). (Source: This Colossal, post from Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wightby Christopher Jobson on July 16, 2014).
If you live in southern California you have probably experienced the infamous Balboa Bar on Balboa Island! This is such a fun treat to eat and you can have your choice between a frozen chocolate banana or a Balboa Bar. This reminds me of childhood and summers. What food reminds you of your childhood?