|—||Frances Hodgson Burnett (via misswallflower)|
|—||Daniel Goleman (via misswallflower)|
Sasha Luss in Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2013 By Gian Paolo Barbieri For Vogue Italia March 2013
|—||George Saunders (via misswallflower)|
'Cloud Parking' (2011) an installation by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya to simulate walking on clouds!!! This should really be a permanent installation somewhere.
decorate your own soul, instead of waiting
for someone to bring you flowers.
|—||Jorge Luis Borges (via Swanfeather Songs)|
Betsy’s neighborhood (Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace. Illustrations by Lois Lenski)
When the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband muralist Diego Rivera locked her clothes and jewelry- all personal possessions- into a bathroom. Diego instructed that the room to be unlocked fifteen years after his own death. Forgotten, they stayed there for fifty years.
No one knew what was behind that locked door. Staring back from a life more notorious than most, were 300 items of Frida’s. Her jewelry, clothing, hair accessories, a prosthetic leg, leather corsets, painted plaster casts and body molds.
All the physical and emotional pain, joy and vitality is told through stories carried in Frida’s clothing and accessories. This treasure trove is organized into an exhibition titled Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo,featuring eleven of Kahlo’s ensembles rotating every three months, showing forty outfits over the course of a year.
Conservators and curators said while excavating the hidden room, it was as if Frida was alongside them in the room. Her colorful clothing emitted a sense of happiness, while her hospital items, the casts and even medicine, were powerful to witness and held onto her sadness.
Vogue Mexico is producing a room for the exhibition that will feature commissioned work from contemporary designers who have been influenced by Kahlo. A rep for the magazine declined to reveal the specific designers working on the project, but said that “they are international designers and one Mexican designer — all of them are very recognized in the fashion industry.”
The fashion curator Circe Henestrosa dug through the time capsule and organized the exhibition. Henestrosa says,"Garments are very powerful tools for social and cultural interpretation. These objects and garments tell you so much about the wearer and yes, the items do have a smell….how to describe the smell….it’s her. It’s a unique, beautiful smell, of her skin."
Focusing on the issues of “disability” and “ethnicity,” the exhibition will be displayed in Frida Kahlo’s former home in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City, the Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa Azul) through November 2013.
This is what a bathtub view in the new 432 Park Avenue building in New York City is going to look like. The new building will be completed in 2015 and will be the largest residential building in the Western hemisphere.