We cannot reflect on the morality of mankind without contemplating with pleasure the picture of the simplicity which prevailed in the earliest times. This image may be justly compared to a beautiful coast, adorned only by the hands of nature; towards which our eyes are constantly turned, and which we see receding with regret.
—Jean-Jacques Rousseau, A Discourse on the Moral Effects of the Arts and Sciences
- Walt Whitman
Robin Williams remembered by Big Purple Glasses
“Your shadow follows me all day
making sure that I’m okay
and we’re a million miles away”
Karen O and Ezra Koenig x Beth Hoeckel
On Tuesday, a bonsai tree boldly went where no bonsai tree has gone before.
Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo, launched two botanical arrangements into orbit: “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai tree suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and irises.