• Playing for Change’s Glorious, Global “Stand by Me”

    Playing for Change’s Glorious, Global “Stand by Me”

    (Video link here.)  In 2005, Mark Johnson was walking in Santa Monica, California, when he heard Roger Ridley singing “Stand By Me” with stunning soul and conviction. Mark asked, “With a voice like yours, why are you singing on the streets?”  Roger replied, “Man I’m in the Joy business, I come out to be with the people.”  Mark returned with a recording equipment and cameras to record Roger for Playing for Change, [...]

    Read More 10.20.14 | 4:57am

Annals of Hair Design: the Hair Hat!

We are continually amazed at the mighty improvisational and creative brilliance-in-the-realm-of-hair-dos we see around town daily. But these hair hats may take the cake. We don’t know HOW this Caucasian guy got his bone-straight hair ...

Read More 10.16.14 | 5:00pm
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Wood Scrap Room Partition Surprise

We recently stumbled on designer  Olivier Dollé ‘s very compelling room partition. Or that’s what we thought it was until we started wondering why he add the two horizontal pieces at the top and realized… they were ...

Read More 10.16.14 | 1:00pm
Ellie Davies

So Many Pathways At Any Given Moment

This morning we ready this haiku by Buson:        Coming back— so many pathways        through the spring grass. Only nine words, it has been resonating all day

Read More 10.16.14 | 3:59am
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Ultimate Aikido for Everyone

The invitation to a baby shower asked guests to include a note divulging our most sage piece of advice for successful child wrangling. Two words make an equally effective mantra spoken anytime and anywhere—with significant others, friends, co-workers, and all the others with whom you co-exist. Here they are.

Read More 10.15.14 | 4:12am
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Unexpected Bird’s Eye View

In cities across America, pigeons are widely viewed as “garbage birds”. They feed on whatever is around, drink from sidewalk puddles, and seem to fly only a few feet at a time. We’ve heard them ...

Read More 10.14.14 | 5:03pm