Saturday, October 28, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from our favorite vintage haute' couture boutique in New York City - 188 Galerie!


Always fun!

Always precious!

E N J O Y ! ! !

Friday, October 20, 2017

healing with sound

This week wonder |  wander | world pick of the week is a certification program we are enrolled in at the Open Center in New York City. The Integrative Sound and Music Institute Certificate Program

The Integrative Sound and Music Institute certificate program is a comprehensive, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and highly experiential approach to the study of sound, music, and voice and their powerful effect on the human organism.

Students engage in in-depth study of the therapeutic power of sound and music to transform consciousness and improve well-being. Workshops in this training offer methods and strategies to integrate the sound healing systems taught into a healing practice, including practical applications for professional settings, or for professional enrichment.

  • The therapeutic and esoteric properties of sound from Western scientific, Eastern philosophical, and shamanic belief systems.
  • How sound has been used to affect human consciousness.
  • The intersection of art, science, spirituality, and sound.
  • How sound can make subtle but profound positive changes to the body.
  • How instruments and recordings can introduce you to higher states of consciousness.
  • The inherent mystical phenomenon of sound.
  • The latest applications of sound in the field of medicine.
  • That we are all vibrational beings: The universe itself is vibrating, and through the careful and conscious use of sound we can tune ourselves to be in greater harmony with that vibration.
  • How to develop a plan to build a healing practice.

We are eager and excited to get started! And we'll be sure to keep yu posted.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Inktober 2017: stretch goals

The leaves are falling, the nights are longer, and it's time for our second favourite October tradition. Inktober, Jake Parker's challenge to the community of digital illustrators and artists, asks us to do a single, finished ink drawing every day until the end of October.

We gain momentum through the cycle of working, finishing, posting, and then seeing what our fellow artists have done.

Friday, October 6, 2017

We've come a long way baby!

British-Kiwi hybrid and Atlas Obscura editorial fellow, Natasha Frost, writes about The Miss Subways Pageant

Charting the highs and lows of 20th-Century feminism in New York City - from a 1940s beauty queen to a 2017 performance artist.

This contest initially ran from 1941 through 1976 under the auspices of the precursors of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), and was resuscitated as a pageant by the MTA in 2004 as “Ms. Subways.”

This year it has returned again, but it’s nothing to do with the MTA. This incarnation, held at the City Reliquary in late September, was a protest against everything the contest had once stood for.

For Levy, like so many others, Miss Subways was just woven into the fabric of New York’s underground life—a fleeting piece of pop culture and an artifact of the lives of women in a modern city.