Inspiring archive for 2018-11-23

How to Simplify the Holidays

(10 months ago)
“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”― Henry David Thoreau, Walden By Leo Babauta Today, millions of people will be shopping, and the gift-shopping spree that is the holiday season will continue for a good month. In addition to the shopping madness (where many […]

Artist Spotlight: Mamma Andersson

(10 months ago)
Paintings by Stockholm-based artist Mamma Andersson (previously featured here). See more images below. Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery.                                                 Mamma Andersson / Stephen Friedman Gallery

Jinta Hirayama’s Classic Fireworks Illustrations Available for Free

(10 months ago)
In the early 20th-century English fireworks company C.R. Brock and Company (now known as Brocks Fireworks) published colorful catalogs displaying designs from Japanese companies such as Hirayama Fireworks and Yokoi Fireworks. The catalogs of Japanese pyrotechnist pyrotechnic diagrams have been digitized and made available for download. The catalogues of Japanese pyrotechnist Jinta Hirayama, founder of … Continued

The Nagual Elias and the second chance

(10 months ago)
Carlos Castaneda tells of how his master’s master, Julian Osório, became a Nagual – a type of sorcerer according to certain Mexican traditions. Julian worked as a actor in a traveling theater in the interior of Mexico. But his artistic life was only a pretext to flee the conventions imposed by his tribe: in fact, […]