I cannot say enough about the beauty of colour and the instant light and joy that it brings the soul when done right. -tM
Design: 1. Unknown; 2. Unknown; 3. Depasquale & Maffini
City streets never lie. -tM
Photography: 1. NYC, Unknown; 2. Italy, Unknown; 3. Greece, Dana Kandinska, 4. Havana, Unknown; 5. Turkey, Unknown
You should never underestimate a window, in design and in life. It can shift your perspective in a matter of moments. -tM
“It is three at night. I have something to say. You are so valuable. You shine out. You are a magic star. You are a body of blood made beautiful. How I admire, sit back and adore you. How thirsty I am for that. How you feed me.”
– Anne Sexton, from a letter to Lois Ames dated 11 January 1969
As simple and as delicious as it is, it has never been straightforward. Bread has always been a direct reflection of economics. To look at bread, is to look at taxation, revolts, and subsidies. It tells the story of life, its struggle and its triumphs; bread is endless in what it can represent. It’s good to critically think about our food beyond our initial consumption from time to time. There is often a narrative there worth understanding. -tM
Necessity is said to be the mother of all invention. And that is exactly what designer Pietro Russo put to good use when designing his own home. Wanting to fit and incorporate a cadenza that wasn’t quite suitable in depth, as the room was too narrow. Solution: carve open the wall and insert. -tM
And so does the ART of seduction. It is about intelligence and wit and always starts in the mind. I wish North American culture would remember that. -tM
Here is to the ease of being, of letting go, of detachment. Let us take inspiration from what the summer months have to offer, and remember its simple offerings, because it is in that simplicity that ease is born. -tM
Peace, Love, and Sustainability are the design backbone to these eco-friendly apartments.
All of the suites follow the curved lines of the human psyche in relation to interior spaces. Dean found that we crave spaces that not only look good, but feel good, and according to him the curvilinear line does just that. Perhaps it is a throwback to the womb in conception; however primitive in origin, its movement is both progressive in thought and design, shifting our perception of what it means to live in a community that works in harmony with nature, design, and economics. -tM
A delicious movie through and through. -tM
Here is a nod and a wink to the days ahead. -tM
Often times we never know the impact we have had on the lives of others. -tM
Having someone to lean on: exquisitely rare. -tM
Moving toward the sun,
today and everyday he comes out to play. I no longer have to rely on my memory of the him, now I engage in playful moments of public and private happiness with him by my side. Secret days are spent lingering in the intimacy of his embrace.
Oh how I love his convivial kisses and will enjoy them while they last, for it is my destiny to love and say good bye to him. -tM
Sometimes to experience an expansion of self you have to connect to others. Intimacy and love allow you to become more then what you are by inclusion. -tM
We need the tonic of wildness, not all things should be manicured in a “civilized” way. Parts of the land and sea should always be indefinitely wild and unexplored.
Wild beaches are a place where I can feel completely alone yet completely connected. Uninhibited I strip down and in harmony I let the five elements move in and around me; Space, Air, Water, Fire, and Earth. I get lost in the mystery and the knowing of it all.
We can never have enough of nature. -tM
Photography: Unknown | 1. The Creeks of Callelongue; 2. The Beach of Gold Mine, Pénestin ; 3.The Beach of Espiguette, Port Camargue
I have always thought that having a vice made you more human, and less self-righteous. -tM
It doesn’t really change does it? However, sometimes our approach does. Always remember that every challenge is an opportunity for growth. Creative thinking and a desire to rise will get you places perhaps even you had never imagined. -tM