Looking for a way to de-stress? Try the Pebble Meditation technique developed by Zen master and Nobel Peace prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh. In the practice, four pebbles representing a flower, a mountain, water, and space are used to introduce adults or children to the practice of mediation and provide them with skills they can use any time they feel stressed. Read about it at Meditative Moments or watch a video at PlumVillage.org.
Parody of Lorde’s “Royals” for thirtysomething ladies. Genius.
This teenager playing the guzheng shreds Slash’s guitar solo in “Sweet Child o’ Mine.” Amazing.
It’s a life-size horse sculpture that doubles as a lamp. If you had this in your living room, wouldn’t it remind you to take life a little less seriously?
This was one of my favorite elements of the Skyhouse, a Manhattan penthouse I had the pleasure of touring this past Saturday as part of the CityModern home tour. This amazing four-story apartment also features an 80-foot-long mirror-polished stainless steel corkscrew slide and a 50-foot-tall steel column fitted with climbing holds to reach a cushioned crow’s nest. Skyhouse was breathtakingly beautiful and full of fun, just the way life should be.
How amazing is that?! The hidden beauty of fore-edge painting fills my chest with happiness. This technique of painting on the edges of books was popular from the mid 17th to late 19th centuries. The artwork is hidden by the gilded edges of the pages until the book is fanned. (Find out more at Twisted Sifter.)
Remember when you believed without a doubt in fairies and elves? If you happened upon a tiny door in a tree like this one, would it make you hopeful that magical world really does exist? Keebler’s marketing elves are behind this Tiny Door Project, but you can still dare to dream.