At least it is a beach in my daydreams!
It’s huffing hot out so I’m keeping the shades down. I think fondly of my air conditioning these days. It is just hitting me what a marvel air conditioning is. Another marvel is Massimo Vitali whose photos of bathers at the beach have me daydreaming as the heat index creeps above 100 degrees Farenheit. Ahhh! Every time I look at this picture I hear the sound of waves frothing against thirsty skin. And, now that we all want to go to the beach, let’s dive into the Thursday Rhapsody!
Bathers by Massimo Vitali via The Paris Review
The Love List
Juicy plums & ripe peaches. Milk in the tea. Chicken strips with stir-fried carrots. Bubble baths with sea salt droplets. Summer Dresses. Sun-kissed skin. Trays full of writing and creative supplies. Ordering new books & bookshelves. Amazon next-day deliveries. Zara sandals to walk through the film of heat that sheaths every body on the street. People who laugh at themselves; humility. This meditation which puts me in a divine state of calm every time. Finishing The Golden Notebook, an exhausting and exhaustive but worthwhile book. Spotify has hit the US and my desktop (I love them already for the great variety of tunes they stack up). Writing longhand at the pace of the my desultory thoughts is truly therapeutic.
Let’s all be green and save the planet! Real Simple gives us 38 new uses for old things. Some of them are nifty and funny: “Prevent goggles from fogging. Before hitting the pool, smear some paste onto the lenses, then wipe off.” Kingdom of Style introduces to a shy yet daring designer from Scotland, Isla Scott. Her designs are fierce and cool and reminiscent of the stage persona Florence Welch embodies. But, some of the cuts are totally wearable. See the shorts in the full gallery. This men’s fashion blog is off the street! The guys from Street Etiquette blew me away with their polished posts and exceptional styles. Loving their latest post on the versatility of the suit. Ditto for women.
Meet Zaha Hadid, the Lady Gaga of Architecture. What her imagination has wrought is mind-blowing. See other designs at Design Delight.
via Design Delight