Then they filled, with clear, shallow water, / the whole breadth of this broad canal, and set /little whirlpools turning in the depths, / and for the first time mirrored the green banks /and distant calls of birds—, while in the sky / the starry nights of another, sweeter country / blossomed above them and would never close. (R. M. Rilke, Tombs of the Hetaerae)
As a professional chef, many of my friends and clients imagine that I have an enormous kitchen filled with fancy gadgets and expensive equipment. Spoiler alert: I don't. Although I love cooking with the fanciest of things, I've found that you don't need the most expensive, up-to date equipment to make a delicious, healthy, and fast meal. In fact, having minimal but quality equipment helps keep my small urban kitchen organized and easy to use. If you are new to healthy cooking or…
DIY Kids: Miniature Moss Landscape This is a great project to do with kids, but you might want to consider using a large glass container (or old cookie tin etc) and making this part of your decor. Either way, it’s undeniably cute and kids would have a great time building the landscape.
Task lighting is just that; lighting that's used to perform daily activities such as reading, cooking, shaving, putting on makeup, etc. Effective task lighting enhances visual clarity and keeps the eyes from getting tired, so it needs to be glare-free. Design by Alia Meyer.
"When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. (...) For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. (William Wordsworth, Daffodils)
The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. (R. L. Stevenson, Happy Thought)
Alada forma, onde coincidimos? (Cecília Meireles, Solombra)
The Rules for the Icon Painter Number six, do not be jealous of your neighbour's work, his success is your success too. Seven, when your icon is finished, thank God that His Mercy granted you the grace to paint the holy images.
En algún lugar, en el cual nunca estuvimos, ya estaban el muro, la calle, el jardín. Y la sorpresa sigue a la nostalgia. Parece que nos acordamos y queremos volver para allá, para ese lugar donde las cosas son siempre así, bañadas por una luz antiquíssima y al mismo tiempo acabada de nacer. Nosotros también somos de allá. (Octavio Paz, El arco y la lira)