The True Solar System to Scale

If the Earth were the size of a marble and the Sun were a meter, the solar system would be roughly seven miles big. This is fascinating and really puts life into perspective.
When they time lapse the orbits in the night with lights, it’s humbling.

Iris Apfel is design inspiration incarnate

Iris Apfel

Photographed by Bruce Weber for Vogue Italia, 2007.

All the genres of design affect one another. Fashion is one of those genres that no matter who you are, it has affected you. I just got done watching Iris a documentary on the legendary Iris Apfel and I am smitten with her more than I’ve ever been getting to see her present day. My favorite line from the documentary is when Iris is reminiscing about what Mrs. Loehmann of Loehmann’s said to her one day, “You’re not pretty and you’ll never be pretty… but I doesn’t matter, you have something much better, you have style.” She describes designing like improvising, as though she’s playing jazz. I love that feeling when you improvise and discover something as your arranging an idea and it’s almost like your communicating with the muses. She really excites and inspires me about design with her words and her personal style. I also love her response to Normcore. Oh please! I have nothing to do with that.

ANTRUM Installation, Moscow

I was browsing Behance when I came across this gorgeous installation. As a part of exhibition Life Zone at M’ARS Contemporary Art Center in Moscow, ANTRIUM allows visitors to interact with natural, mathematically formed “creatures” by pressing into a membrane like screen that they live on.

ANTRUM INSTALLATION from Tatiana Plakhova on Vimeo.