"In all the time that we've spent trying to figure out who the villain would be in the final act, not once did we consider the possibility that the greatest threat to our civilization could be us."
Just as Columbus-era Native Americans developed techniques for working with the colorful Venetian beads that they acquired through trade, the skills of their descendants have also evolved to reflect the latest innovations. In Wendy Ponca’s dresses that are inspired by the “Sky World,” she blends fox fur and bald eagle feathers with crystals and Mylar, a reflective silver material found in space shuttles.
"Looking back in History, we see that the origins of fashion portray the character of a world built by manual techniques and natural fibers. Design was carried… Read more "Desperately Seeking Sustainable Style"
truthiness [trooth-ee-ness] – believing something that feels true, even if it isn’t supported by fact ... "The entertainment industry and mainstream media perpetuate bias through the stories they tell and the images they omit."
TALES FROM THE WINDING PATH I must warn you in advance that the following story is incomplete. Memory has a way of presenting its own reality, of dwelling… Read more "Gilded Mane"
“Why don’t you place just one crumb of basic human compassion on this fat free muffin of sociopathic detachment, see how it tastes.” Ever since the auspicious… Read more "Girls in the Years of Living Dangerously"
We have more conveniences, but less time. more experts, but more problems; more medicines, but less healthiness. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but… Read more "The Life Experiment"
"Bianca had always known that she would be a writer, and her wardrobe tells the story of her journey from Julian Schnabel's assistant to published author. Just… Read more "Traveling Through Time w/ Bianca Turetsky"
Every day we make a choice and in that moment we decide which voice to listen to: insecurity, self-loathing, fear, reason, all of whom would be nothing… Read more "Juliana Lazzaro: Art in Motion Part II"
When we look in the rear-view, it is always the most outrageous moments that end up defining an era. The twenties flapper, eighties punk rocker, and nineties… Read more "90’s Revival"
"Organic is really a euphemism for misshapen beauty, or the Eastern aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi, where imperfections, transience, and asymmetry have more value, and are 'more perfect' than… Read more "Matthew Benson: The Seductive Farmer"
"I know what you're doing is difficult. You're expecting immediate results from your efforts, but that is not the way life works. You can only plant seeds and… Read more "Sandra Rabin: The Mentor Is In"
“It has been a dream of mine to create a business borne of my desires. I refused to engage in a career based on the necessity of… Read more "Beacon’s Return Part II: Siren’s Calling"
For the real artist, there is no separation from the work because the hand of creation is present at all times. Juliana is constantly moving, observing, and will… Read more "Juliana Lazzaro: Art in Motion"
BEA-CON [bee-kuhn] - A guiding torch for the world weary traveler, also the name of a town in New York State that lies sixty miles north of New… Read more "Beacon’s Return"
Most things have been done before so what makes for an interesting composition can often be a purposeful arrangement of recognizable parts... the juxtaposition of two different… Read more "Trend Report 2013: Contrast & Flights of Fancy"
There is an inverse relationship between trends and originality and leaning too much in either direction means running the risk of becoming obsolete: a person can either… Read more "Trend Trafficking"