October 31, 2011

How To Love God

How To Love God

“To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God.

“If, instead of seeing faults in others, we look within ourselves, we are loving God.

“If, instead of robbing others to help our­selves, we rob ourselves to help others, we are loving God.

”If we suffer in the sufferings of others and feel happy in the happiness of others, we are loving God.

“If, instead of worrying over our own mis­fortunes, we think of ourselves more fortunate than many many others, we are loving God.

“If we endure our lot with patience and contentment, accepting it as His Will, we are loving God.

“If we understand and feel that the greatest act of devotion and worship to God is not to hurt or harm any of His beings; we are loving God.

“To love God as He ought to be loved, we must live for God and die for God, knowing . that the goal of life is to Love God, and find Him as our own self.”

- Meher Baba

October 28, 2011

Great Wall Tea Co.

The Great Wall Tea Co. is a small tea shop in River Market at Westminster Quay, BC that was designed by Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio. This tea bar concept offers over 150 types of tea form all over the world. 

But what caught my eye in the first place was the creative design of 568 different magnetized tea containers on the wall. Definitely a happy place for tea lovers like myself.

October 26, 2011

Backgammon: Game and Fashion

I love backgammon, one of the oldest table games. Its history goes back to approximately 5000 years. I used to play against my mom and brother at the beach all the time and recently played against my brother with those individual screens on an overseas flight. So when I found this dress I was pretty excited because I think they did a great job with the graphics and the colors. 

Who thought a backgammon-inspired dress could be totally wearable?

You can find this cute vintage style tea dress here

And below are some backgammon photographs I enjoyed.

Israeli men playing backgammon, 1960s.

October 24, 2011

Stunning Places Around the Globe Part II

telc, czech republic

Restaurant near Sanyou Cave above the Chang Jiang river, Hubei, China

Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia
Famous features of the park include its red and pink granite formations and a series of jagged granite peaks in a line, called "The Hazards".

Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong
This big bronze statue is located near Po Lin Monastery and symbolises the harmonious relationship between man and nature, people and religion.

October 23, 2011

Kodak No.1 Circular Snapshots c.1890

Baby elephant at the zoo, about 1890
Thanks to the National Media Museum we are able to see these incredible photographs taken from the first Kodak camera around the 1890s.

"The invention of photography was announced in 1839, but during its first fifty years taking a photograph was a complicated and expensive business. In 1888, all this was to change following the appearance of a camera that was to revolutionise photography. Popular photography can properly be said to have started 120 years ago with the introduction of the Kodak." 

Beach photographer, about 1890

Boy paddling in the sea, about 1890
"The Kodak camera was the invention of an American, George Eastman (1854-1932). It was a simple, leather-covered wooden box – small and light enough to be held in the hands. Taking a photograph with the Kodak was very easy, requiring only three simple actions; turning the key (to wind on the film); pulling the string (to set the shutter); and pressing the button (to take the photograph). There wasn’t even a viewfinder - the camera was simply pointed in the direction of the subject to be photographed. The Kodak produced circular snapshots, two and a half inches in diameter."

October 21, 2011

Chalk it to me Piggy Bank

This piggy bank by L&G with a leather tail and "silky-smooth" pigmented ceramic lets you label him again and again, or "let your friends play graffiti artist, or simply leave him clean and minimal."

You could also write down a quote or draw a creative pattern on it. 

There is also a terracotta piggy bank.

October 20, 2011

Color Inspiration: Teal

Blues and greens are such calming colors. They remind me of the ocean, with its vast surfaces and infinite horizons. Blue and green also represent our open sky and our earthy planet. These two colors are peaceful and homey.

This post is about the color Teal, which of course, is a combination of blue and green! Teal can be sophisticated, fun, and light hearted.

Fun Fact: Teal gets its name from the fact that it is the color that surrounds the eyes of the common teal, a member of the duck family.

New England Home Mar/Apr2011 edition


October 19, 2011

Creative Truths

Quotes by famous artists in modern colorful posters, by Shirley-Ann

October 18, 2011

DIY Floral Ice Cubes

Here is a great idea for dressing up drinks: floral ice cubes. I think this is brilliant; next time I have guests over I would love to have these edible flower ice cubes ready. The downside is that these pretty cubes will work better in light colored or transparent drinks. 

I am thinking they would go well with: 
San Pellegrino mineral water with a wedge of lime
Pink Lemonade
Gin and Tonic
Classic Martini
Iced Green Tea

October 17, 2011

Kitchens with Rugs

I love this rustic look in the kitchen above and I love the idea of a rug in the kitchen. Below are some ideas of different ways to decorate kitchens with rugs that add different personalities to the room. 

October 14, 2011

Complexity Graphics

These photographs seem like they would be a creation of a hybrid of mathemathician and photographer. Science and art in one. 

"Tatiana Plakhova’s work visualizes vast fields of vectors projected onto landscapes, urban formations, and the sea. Plakhova’s “The End of Geography” is the latest entry in her series of “Complexity Graphics,” in which she constructs entire hybrid worlds, fictional sea creatures, and everything in between, solely through a deft application of highly articulated, seemingly algorithmically-determined clusters of lines."

October 13, 2011

Tidying Up Art

"Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is releasing a new book on The Art of Clean Up, where he takes everyday scenes of disorder and rearranges them into neat rows, sorted by different attributes such as color, size, shape, and type, etc. Some of the preview images from the book seem borderline OCD, such as the pine branch that has been ordered by the needle size– others are on such a huge scale that it almost seems laughable, as if a giant had come along and re-organized a lawn full of towels and people."

October 11, 2011

Write a Bike

Swiss artist, Juri Zaech, brought personalization to a new level with Write a Bike

I think these bikes look cool and I like the font used, but I don't think I would do my name. Maybe it would be fun to do random  or funny words or words that you believe in like "love". Corny, I know.

Do you like this idea? Would you personalize your bike with your name or any other word?

October 10, 2011

Travel Destination: Richard Branson

Richard Branson owns two incredible hotels in Morocco and Necker Island
Enjoy these stunning photographs of paradise from these two places.

Kasbah Tamadot Hotel in Marrakech, Morocco

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...