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Well folks, there are some really creative people out there making some really cute stuff. This chair is one of the most fabulous things I've seen recently. I love anything with a fresh, beachy vibe and this chair recalls memories of island sands, ocean breezes, and that special glow the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at O R G A N I C S H I N E S O C I E T Y
Offering new insight into his artistic practice, and organized in close collaboration with the artist, Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective is the first-ever comprehensive examination of the prints of Richard Tuttle. In exploiting the unique possibilities of multiple printmaking processes, Tuttle reveals his deep interest in the relationship between medium,... Continue reading
Ooooh, love this! Hey do you mind if I post this one as well!
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2011 on Yes Morocco! at Daily Painting
So cool!
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2011 on "nothings gonna change my world" at Daily Painting
Oooh, the colors. Love the use of that suzani.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2011 on Lemons at Daily Painting
love the colors!
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Sep 22, 2011
wow, that was fast! On the mend already? They must have given the right drugs at the right time to the right mosquitos. :-) No super bugs is a good thing. That friend who got it in India is still dealing with it - 6 months later... You must have gotten super lucky Maryam!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2011 on Mali: and a tale of local adventure at My Marrakesh
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Hey Maryam, have you ever noticed the difference between the US anthropologie site and the EU anthropologie site -- during the same campaign month. Last month, when they extolling the exotic (India), and this month, (when they've gone in the opposite direction), extolling the "everyday," the American campaign is more fairytale-like. The European campaign by comparison is clearly more straightforward. If you read between the lines, it's like the Anthro marketing engine knows that Americans need the fantasy somehow. But when you follow that train of thought, naturally you might start thinking about the kinds of stories that Americans like... the films. We have our romantic comedies, the EU have their comedies of manners. We all have our everyday life flicks. But does the EU have as many "hero" flicks? How about fantasy hero flicks? I think I've seen just about every European film that has ever received any acclaim. And well, the answer is no... Curiously enough Hunter S. Thompson has a quote about it, "Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men's reality. Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of ''the rat race'' is not yet final.” But that quote is talking about just one end of the spectrum. Back to anthropologie campaigns. Why does anthropologie believe that selling to American requires they create an entire fluff story -- which is totally foregone when it comes to selling to the Europeans...? Would Europeans find such a subtle hype campaign an insult to their intelligence? An invasion of their private thoughts? Ridiculous and redundant? but why else would they skip a such seemingly pleasant, harmless, pretty, soft and sweet campaign on the EU site...? It doesn't make sense. Until you start to think about it... Funny, these are the curious thoughts that come when you begin to follow popular American blogs... :P ...
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I don't know if its just a theory... In economics its common knowledge that every course action has consequences. The principles of economics are also "theories." And the people who know what those theories are use them to run entire countries. If I remember correctly, there are 8 of them. Why, they are so incredibly basic you could teach them to a grade schooler. But what is so dazzling curious is how principles that are seemingly so simple can have such significant impact when applied! Two of those principles go something like this: Economic thinking is marginal thinking. And, Incentives matter and affect choices in predictable ways. It means, people are continually asking themselves, “Does doing this one more thing really make me better off?” In a modern world, religion is among the things that get cut -- for a LOT of people. Add societal memories of harsh treatment, corruption, and abuse to the mix - and you've got the pattern I mentioned before... Plus, a very, very strong disincentive.. (Most people don't believe war existed before religion. Oh, but it did) In any case, for a lot of people buying is a religion and a form of spiritual meditation.. Its explains which blogs get 30K or more of followers and which get only 5.. But wow.. you know...?
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Hey Maryam, I was hoping to ask you something, I just haven't gotten around to it until now. I knew all of those facts about you from reading your blog. And you're a good person to ask because you've traveled a lot. You've lived in Iran too? I've known a huge number of Middle Eastern folks personally. From every Islamic country. And Iranians are a bit different. It seems to me that they have something in common with Italians (I think it is just by accident that they also just happen to want to be seen as Italian sometimes -- see funny video by a great Iranian talent here ) Both Iranians and Italians, when you speak to them about things like religion, seem either completely irreverent or extreme. Not much in-between I've found. That's not true as a pattern among people of some of the other countries in the Middle East that I've spoken to day in and day out. (There are moderately religious people from all over the Middle East). Also both Italians and Iranians have had corrupt "church" officials pulling the strings of power and using ancient books as their vehicle of power. Do you think this is why...?
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Wonderful Maryam, you're about as fascinating as one woman can be without being a celebrity! Yet... :-)
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