Monday, December 23, 2013
"Most of the time our right now is boring and forgettable. Sit at your desk. Walk to the kitchen. Take a walk. Take a nap. Take your time because it is so uninteresting that nobody else wants to take it. We remember so few details about how we lived our days because most of them are like air with no fragrance. We breathe them in, we breathe them out without thinking. What did you eat for dinner two days ago. When was the last time you laughed out loud? Or ate something that made you close your eyes and sigh with pleasure? Naturally we remember the perfume times because there are so few of them.
Given the chance to re live an occurrence in our past where everything was so perfect that we never wanted it to end, who would say no? And what if re living it could somehow go on and on? Would we choose to remain inside that past bliss as long as possible, or opt to return to our daily ho hum now where typically the only things to look forward to are the weekend, a favorite TV show or going to bed at night? Like those exceptional dreams where we meet the person we have longed for all our lives. They are perfect. Everything is perfect and to our delight, the dream keeps getting better as it continues. But then we wake up. And immediately think No no not yet, a few minutes more, please! Let me finish the meal, the kiss, that walk on the beach at sunset with them. We fight desperately to go back to sleep to try and recapture the moment, the person, and perhaps most importantly the exquisite feeling of being swept up in life rather than swept aside.
Almost everyone has come close to actually living dreams like that once or twice in their lives. Maybe it was that one perfect date when you were 20, or one magic afternoon in Istanbul, an hour you wouldn't trade for anything. How tempting if it were somehow possible to go back to those experiences and live them forever'. - Jonathan Caroll
Saturday, December 14, 2013
I will teach my daughter not to wear her skin like a drunken apology. I will tell her ‘make a home out of your body, live in yourself, do not let people turn you into a regret, do not justify yourself. If you are a disaster it is not forever, if you are a disaster you are the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. Do not deconstruct from the inside out, you belong here, you belong here, not because you are lovely, but because you are more than that.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Move over, emerald. The color watchers at Pantone say the "It" color of 2014 is a pinky purple known as "radiant orchid." I have always loved the color as its regal, elegant, captivatingly bold and its hue is enchantingly rich. PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid is said to be an invitation to innovation, be it in interior design, fashion, and beauty, something that inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating kind of purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.
For interior design, liven up your spaces by eye catching decors, accent pieces or accessories. As adaptable as it is beautiful, Radiant Orchid complements olive and deeper hunter greens, and offers a gorgeous combination when paired with turquoise, teal and even light yellows. It will liven up neutrals including gray, beige and taupe. Uplifting and bold without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid re-energizes almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.
For fashion, Radiant Orchid’s rosy undertones radiate on the skin, producing a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. A dazzling attention-getter, Radiant Orchid permeated the runways during the spring 2014 fashion shows and is already making its way onto the red carpet.
For beauty, A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones.This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.
Pantone sets color standards for commercial use by design industries.