It’s common knowledge that I have a love-hate relationship with nail color. (more…)
Ai Weiwei is one of China’s most prolific and provocative contemporary artists.These works spotlight issues of freedom of expression, as well as individual and human rights both in China and globally. Many use minimal forms and methods, while others manipulate traditional furniture, ancient pottery, and daily objects in ways that question cultural values and challenge political authority. Ai is best known for projects such as his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron on the 2008 Beijing Olympic National Stadium, as well as his embrace of the Internet and social media as a platform for his activism. Despite his arrest and eighty-one-day detention in 2011, Ai has continued to create art that transcends dualities between East and West.
As fate would have it, a last minute scheduling conflict forced me to go outside my comfort zone and find someone besides Katja (my normal hair guru) to dye my hair before my recent trip to San Diego. This created a very uneasy feeling for me, and for lack of a better word a lot of stress. Finding someone who understands your quirks, your taste, and what you basically can afford isn’t easy. A mishap with your hair could ultimately result in something so destructive the only resolution would be to cut it off completely and start over. Been there before(!) so I proceeded with caution. (more…)
Once during an extensive case of being distracted on the Internet I stumbled upon a Victoria’s Secret model’s tips to looking the way she does. I am pretty sure it was Alessandra Ambrosio, but that is not important. You know what I am talking about, right? Well, if you don’t it starts innocently enough. (more…)