The #NailArt that shows off your marijuana appreciation (don’t take a plane with it because it elegantly turns you into a drug smuggler)
Nature’s paintings preserved in stone
Pietra paesina, also called ‘landscape stone’, ‘ruin stone’, ‘ruiniform marble’ and ‘Florentine marble’, is collected for centuries. It’s a kind of limestone of which the natural veins of the rock have arranged themselves in shapes of city skylines, landscapes and ruins. The limestone needs to be cut into slabs and polished before it will reveal it’s mysterious paintings.
Let us introduce you to Tokyo Aquascape Union, a group of Japanese artists with a big passion for aquariums. They are skilled aquarium lovers who use their talent, patience and skills to create mesmerizing compositions, planting balance and healthy habitats for fish.
When you look at their aquascaping creations, you may be transported in a surreal world where the underwater mountains and forests became breathing paintings.
The only way to tell it’s an aquarium are thanks to the fish flying through the air.
Hereby a selection of #veganchic statement pieces, inspiration for the earth keepers out there <3
“Veganism isn’t a goal to attain. It’s the means by which we can attain our goals. Compassion is the goal. Veganism is a way to get there.” Colleen Patrick Goudreau
This entry was written by Building a Win-Win World, Eco funk, Eco Warriors, Fashion, Health freaks, Lifestyle, Natural, Political glam, Sustainability, Trending. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on July 26, 2016 at 2:54 pm, filed under
Everyday we buy items, use products without thinking the trace it will leave behind. Just the fact that a plastic bottle disappears from our eye sight after 1 minute of usage, does absolutely not mean they are gone for good. In fact, plastic sticks around for between 450 – 1000 years. In less then a century hundreds of millions more tons of plastic are added to the ever-accumulating cauldron of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, rivers and landscapes. Plastic is causing a huge environmental problem. Can we put an end to this???
Change is possible. Some visionary people are dedicated to take on a plastic-free lifestyle. One leading figure in that movement is the amazing Lauren Singer. She lives a waste free life in New York and spreads her wisdom by documenting her zero waste journey through her blog called Trash is for tossers. Lauren defines Zero Waste as “not to produce any garbage, no sending anything to landfill, no throwing anything in a trash can”. She does recycle and does compost stuff and all other trash (non-disposable, unrecyclable) she produced for 3 years was the size of a small jar!
The highlight of Lauren’s blog is the ultimate list of zero waste alternatives for everyday items, making life easier for the ones who wish to live a waste free life. She even has recipes for things like toothpaste and cleaning products.
On her blog you can learn many other ways how to reduce your trash. You can also check out her TedTalk here and this is her Instagram. Here you can find some more people that kicked plastic out of their life.
Discover this photo serie by Robert Voit called New Trees, 2003, based on cellphone towers disguised as trees around the globe (USA, Italy, Portugal, South Korea, UK). Ivo Branislav and Aubrey Trevor Thomes are the creators of this puzzling invention and their first physical tower, made from non-toxic plastics, appeared in Cape Town in 1996. A company called Larson Camouflage built also similar structures for style-sensitive network companies in the American Southwest.
Have Sex, Save the World!!!
Changing reality with love & sexuality:
Fuck for forest is a non-profit, environmental organization that raises funds to rescue forests through the sales of paid memberships to their world’s first Eco-Porn website. Amongst other sexy events they organize Environmental Live Sex Shows. They strive to use the money earned from the porn industry to invest it into good causes such as rainforest rescue, indigenous protection and creation of climax refugees forest. The organisation has collected over €245 000 since its launching in 2004. Michal Marczak made a Film about them. Few others smaller initiatives with the same ideology exists, for example Veg Porn.
This blog post is made possible by the beautiful Jasper Griepink.
As part of ArtCOP21, the art events surrounding the ecology summit COP21, our installation Mother Earth in Paris was shown in Gleichapel Gallery in Marais. The exhibition features an installation that unveils revamped, contemporary, environmentalist messages of peace.
Through a video installation, Mother Earth reveals her grace and wisdom on a screen surrounded by prints having elements varying from Voynich Manuscript, root vegetables, peace banners, BC cave drawings of astral travels and liquid and sensual Mother Earth. With this eclectic choice of imagery, we show that the more we are driven by technology, the more we strive for knowledge and for the recognition of the sacredness of nature.
As we recently pledged in our Artist Statement, we’ll be devoting our work in creating highly aesthetic, charismatic activisms which will offer irresistible invitations for a more truthful and humane future. Mother in Paris is the first work we created after this altruistic pledge. Hereby the thorough interview we gave to Dazed about Mother Earth.
Later on, for MTV, as their ident, we created special extracts of our Mother Earth in Paris video, with custom wisdom quotes given by the Mother Goddess, where the Mother Earth catches your gaze and asks you “Who are you when no body is watching you”.
This entry was written by Art, digital craft, Digitalization, Ecstatic Surface Design, Exhibition, Fashion, Lifestyle, Natural, Paris, Pinar&Viola, Prints and Patterns, Published, Things 'n Flings, Vernissage, Visual ecstasy. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink., posted on April 11, 2016 at 2:13 pm, filed under
Let’s talk sex. But not the omnipresent kind of sex that we’re getting bombarded with every day. Actually, in this column we would like to pledge that sex deserves even more of our attention then where it’s currently screaming for. Though, a different kind of attention, one with an introspective quality.
In our sexuality we express ourselves, our emotions, passions, secret fantasies, playfulness and our most intimate desires. You don’t need to be a freudian to recognize that many of our feelings and emotions about ourselves and our relationships are erotic at their core. Sex is one of our most interesting actions that we can play with. Unfortunately for many of us, despite or thanks to today’s hypersexual society, our erotic desires are expressed and satisfied at a very basic level. While sex can be a thrill that helps us dissolve our inhibitions and free us from psychological, spiritual and cultural blockades.
That’s the kind of sexual power we’re going to address in this column, this time especially written for ourselves and for our sisters. Today we, and our fellow Western women, have the freedom to express our sexuality very openly. Yet, it’s very obvious that there’s still a lot of work to do, a.o. think about the task of dismantling the millstone of the ultra close-minded, unrealistic female beauty ideal that is omnipresent in our lives.
But we want to address a more fun topic, a particular phenomena of female sexuality which is getting ignored in this sexual evolution: the wild, emotional messy and untamed female fountain that we all bare inside. Yes we want to address women’s potential to ejaculate repeatedly, without the loss of sexual performance or desire. This wonder almost doesn’t play any role in our collective sexual consciousness.
Why, in 2015, female fountains, a.k.a. squirting, are still a semi-mythical, controversial topic? After all, squirting is a natural option that far most of our female bodies are capable of. Though, many of us have not yet explored squirting or are skeptical about it. Some of us don’t even know it exists. Many of us regard squirting as a supreme male fantasy, an urban myth or as a fabrication by the porn industry.
Why female ejaculation, except of being one category amongst a jillion other porn categories, is being ignored in our sexy modern lives? While female fountains have been around for ever. Female fluids were getting honored in temples as sacred erotic waters. Our ancient female ancestors let their lotus nectar flow fiercely and us, modern emancipated women, collectively ‘forgot’ about our sprinkling powers.
In the West, phenomena must be hypothesized before they can be accepted, and female ejaculation still can’t be totally explained. Apparently women’s sexual anatomy still keeps many mysteries for modern science. Scientists still don’t agree where the hot liquid is coming from, hence the controversy. But since when quarrelling scientist have access to our erotic experiments between the sheets?
There must be something else stopping us to soak ourselves and our lovers in our hot lady juice. Why is squirting so controversial? Are untamed female fountains a bad fit to the current conformity of female stereotypes and sexiness?
During love making, is the media’s image of sex pre-occupying us, making us worry about our visual performance? Feelings of discomfort with our bodies block sexual energy. In popular culture, natural phenomenas like sweat and body hair are deleted. In real life, natural sweat, sounds and fluids can distract us and cause mental barriers to let our ejaculate flow.
Is it the current ambiance of our sex-driven popular culture where there is lots of sex but little emotion? Because female fountains are very emotional, they spring from a deep level of intimacy and an intense state of arousal. Intimacy with a complete surrender to pleasure, without inhibition, will stimulate a woman and push her over the wet edge. Openness for what may come, self confidence, long during stimulation, intense arousal and direct G-spot stimulation are the key elements for gooshy sex. Here you can find a guide to female ejaculation.
A note for the numerous modern lovers who are still mistaken female fountains with urine: Female ejaculate is not pee, it’s a fluid produced by the Skene’s gland. Some things take time to sink, centuries B.C., the ancient Greek scientists Hippocrates and Aristoteles, already revealed that female ejaculation is not urine. More of these clever facts about Female fountains you can find in the book written by squiring expert Deborah Sundah: ‘Female Ejaculation & The G-spot‘.
Since the beginning of the 80s, Sundahl taught many women how to ejaculate. In her sex bible she describes how women are traditionally not encouraged to let go, either emotionally nor physically. She states “to be able to release our juices we have to let our emotions flow in order to, physically and mentally, push ourself over the edge of ecstasy”. She believes learning how to ejaculate is liberating in any area of life.
Sundahl’s also describes the importance of the G-spot, as the physical center of women’s erotic desire. She stimulates her readers to become aware of this organ and, in all details, explains how to activate ones own G-spot.
“The G-spot is not about mind-blowing orgasms, though they are it’s luscious by-product. Rather, as we learned from sexologists, G-spot awakening is about discovering that one’s erotic body has infinite capacity to express emotions, love and intimacy. Learning the G-spot’s secrets is more about awareness than about technique, more about process than about goals, more about relaxation and nourishing oneself than adding another item to one’s to-do list.”
Female ejaculation should never become the next dogma imposed on women. Certainly women don’t need to squirt in order to have an amazing sex life. It’s something very personal and depending on your sexual flavor. Though, only already knowing that you bear an inner wet wild women who’s able to gush all over the place, is empowering. Or is gushing all over the place not lady like?
Dogmas and stereotypes kill passions. Happily we are growing as people, our culture is getting more and more open minded. Gladly the spectrum of sexuality and gender is opening. New gender roles are blurring the lines of whats considered to be feminine and masculine. Mainstreaming the feminine, strong, wild and messy ejaculations can be an affirmation of sexual liberation and gender equality. Breaking down the female ejaculation taboo is a splashing addition to achieve non-binary gender diversity.
No matter what our sex is, our biological characteristics have anyway much more in common than they are different. Yes ladies, and gentlemen, the addition of more fluidity in our sexuality will be good for all of our genderless souls.
Thank you Tony Bomboni for sharing your method with us!
While crystal browsing we found these timeless VS ephemeral size references on www.elegantcyrstals.com
“Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training” or “M-Fit” was designed by former U.S. Army Capt. Elizabeth Stanley. She discovered the power of inner piece when she started doing yoga and meditation to battle her posttraumatic stress disorder.
Mindfulness can help war fighters think more clearly under fire when they are often forced to make quick decisions that could mean life or death, and help them reset their nervous systems after being in combat. The M-Fit training improves the soldiers’ emotional health and their mental performance under the stress and strain of war.
Mindfulness and meditation comes from a 2,500-year-old buddhist tradition and is rooted in ethics and nonviolence. Meditation practice has always been grounded in an understanding of karma: our actions make a difference. In the recent years, Mindfulness has exploded into an industry that ranges from the monastery to the military. Soldiers, prisoners, managers and office workers are practicing mindfulness. A growing number of businesses are learning that employee satisfaction (read: a peaceful mind) and employee productivity go hand in hand.
The use of M-Fit in the American Army is based on a growing body of scientific research indicating that regular meditation alleviates depression, boosts memory and the immune system, shrinks the part of the brain that controls fear and grows the areas of the brain responsible for memory and emotional regulation.
Most soldiers like the M-Fit training. One general describes his army meditation practice as “doing pushups for the brain”.