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Milan: Fendi's trash becomes art

The gunmetal mannequins had once been draped in expensive clothes, the centerpieces of any number of Fendi store windows. But now Massimiliano Adami was disassembling them, limb from torso from limb, with the calm concentration of a surgeon. Next he placed the hollow body parts into a big transparent container and drizzled layers of the vivid-hued liquid resin over the pile. After the resin hardened, he sawed the form into smaller cubes. A bit macabre, yes, but this was art.

From W magazine [July 09] p 28, 31:
Waste Land
Fendi's Craft Punk takes out the trash and turns it into art.
Article by Alessanda Ilari
Photographs by David Yoder

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[image & text © W magazine]

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NYC: urban gardening

photo by Lucas Foglia

Of a warehouse in Greenpoint, which is now covered with 200,000 pounds of soil, 1,000 earthworms, and an abundance of vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

1. Cabbage and kale 2. Peas and lettuces 3. Peppers 4. Mixed greens
5. Soil
Wendy Goodman, "Urban Gardening," NY Magazine

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[image & text © New York Magazine]

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Brooklyn: and there was a rainbow

posted by Jamila

First it appeared in Marrakech.

An omen.

Now normally such omens only appear once, but I, being so lucky, was presented another.

First there was one arc. Brilliant, big, beautiful.

Then two arcs. Its reflection.

Spreading over trees.

Over buildings.

Over the block party celebrating Michael Jackson.

And as it began fading, sharing a message:

The world is young. The world is beautiful.

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French Morocco: Bruno Barbey, a travel photographer

A French artist born in Morocco - the man of our dreams, mm?

Andalousia, Spain 1986

Just a few samples.

Amazon River, Brazil 1966

Perhaps you enjoy them as much as us.

Bombay, India 1980

And maybe, you would like to learn more.

Rome, Italy 1966

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Inside: time out, breathe, relax

At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.
—Herman Melville

Self via Joie De Vivre

At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.

—Natalie Wood

Modern dusk juxtaposed via The Architecture Blog

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

—John Lubbock

Surrounded, Seseh Beach in Canggu, Bali via Tropical Living

It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner.

—Jonas Salk

At peace, Santorini, Greece via Mystique of Santorini

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