Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beyond Our Conscious World

I studied abroad in England almost a decade ago where I encountered a funny little British elfish professor whose discourse mainly consisted of understanding the phenomenological mind and how it connects to the material world.  Needless to say at first it was a stretch for me to process these "new" ideas.  Then I recall the day it all clicked.  I was reading one of his books and seemingly out of nowhere I no longer struggled to understand his ideas.  It was the first course I took where I finally learned how to understand the material being taught.  My understanding went beyond concepts - I finally was thinking critically, metaphorically and attempting to apply it to my life.  Without knowing it this professor opened my eyes and mind to philosophy of psychology.  There is a world beyond our own and we impact one another in ways which we can not process without disclosure or extreme hyper awareness which is basically impossible.  Anyway, he'll never know how grateful I am as I venture to become a psychotherapist (and maybe one day a psychologist).

Thank you Dr. M. Velmans!

Max Velmans from Jaguar Mary on Vimeo.

Friday, June 10, 2011

the Polish joke's on you.

There is a Polish Poster shop that sells amazing vintage movie, concert, theater, etc. poster reprints that I want.  They are so creative.  The various artists had to have been on acid when they made these.  Gotta love the surrealists.

This one was a bad trip.


Really, the list goes on and on.  I'd buy the lot if I could.  Maybe I could? They are affordable. Best of all, they are all so unique, interesting, and fantastic.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Style!

the BF and I moved recently and it's my favorite job in the world to figure out how to decorate.  For years I've been chasing after great french industrial finds that are similar to Restoration Hardware.   I always described my interior design taste as a cross between the French Industrial, Laboratory/Apothecary Chic, and British Colonial, which is true but I don't really like a lot of the fans, weaving, and whatnot that British Colonial style embodies. In fact, today I just learned that I lean towards a totally different "British Colonial" look that's less Tommy Bahama and more Tommy Gun.  It's similar, but different. It is called British Campaign style.  The furniture has a lot more folding and easy to pack away fixtures so it's easy to mobilize, in all definitions of the word.  I had NO CLUE!

Anyway, here's my future dining room set.  It's still mostly French Industrial... Can't stray too far.

West Elm

Cost Plus World Market



Ballard Designs

It's a mix-and-match design.  If I had tons of money I would rather get this table, but I'm not complaining!
Restoration Hardware

Friday, April 29, 2011


Just as I predicted, Kate Middleton chose a more modest dress that covered her arms and bust, similar to the style of Grace Kelly.  Classic and very choice.
To see more of this coverage, click here.

Side note: Kate looks all smiles during the ceremony, what's wrong with Will?  Was his upper lip not limber enough to allow his British teeth to make an appearance, or was it something more than that?

Monday, March 28, 2011

living appliances

A lamp that sews it's own shade from the power generated when lit:
Sleeping Beauty

Monday, February 28, 2011

Take Control

Today's inspiration comes to me in the form of
Listening to early U2 (i.e. Boy - War)
and this flow chart